Italy


Amanda Knox's fate in hands of Italy's top court

2015-03-27 10:04

Amanda Knox is set to discover if she is to be definitely convicted of murder, as Italy’s top court resumes a hearing on the 2007 slaying of British student Meredith Kercher.

Knox's ex-boyfriend on hand at Italy court case

2015-03-25 14:32

Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend has arrived at Rome's high court for a hearing that will determine their fate in the brutal 2007 murder of Knox's British roommate.

Pope finally gets his pizza - albeit hand-delivered

2015-03-23 21:13

Pope Francis, who recently lamented he can't slip out and get a pizza like he used to, finally got a pie - albeit one hand-delivered to his popemobile.

Amanda Knox may face new extradition battle

2015-03-23 16:37

Italy's top court will review Amanda Knox's conviction in the gory murder of a Buk student, potentially opening the door to a fierce extradition battle in a case that has riveted the world.

Giant prehistoric egg seized at Italian airport

2015-03-19 18:42

An Italian man has been caught trying to send a giant prehistoric egg worth more than €90 000 to the United States.

Mafia thrives on Italy's gambling addiction

2015-03-12 09:30

Legalising gambling in Italy has been intended to help curb the mafia, but prosecutors say it has only created new opportunities for the mob.

Berlusconi heads to court in hopes to return to politics

2015-03-10 15:38

Italy's top court reviews former premier Silvio Berlusconi's acquittal on charges of paying for sex with an under-age exotic dancer known as 'Ruby the heart stealer'.

Nearly 1 000 migrants rescued off Italy

2015-03-04 18:49

Nearly 1 000 migrants and refugees were rescued off Italy's coast, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, officials have said.

Pope: The elderly are not aliens

2015-03-04 17:49

Pope Francis has urged his followers at his weekly prayer to show affection and respect for the elderly, saying they must not be treated as "aliens".

Italian lawmakers urge recognition of Palestine

2015-02-27 19:31

Italian lawmakers have backed a non-binding resolution that encourages the government to recognise Palestine as a state.

 

D-day for Amanda Knox over Italy murder

2015-03-25 15:01

Amanda Knox is set to discover whether she will be labelled a killer for life as Italy's top court rules on her conviction for the murder of a British student nearly eight years ago.

Olive tree disease in Italy alarms EU

2015-03-24 09:15

Brussels has called for 'complete vigilance' to stop the spread of a strain of bacteria killing olive trees in Italy, the EU's second biggest producer of olive oil.

ChemChina to buy into Pirelli in $7.7bn deal

2015-03-23 19:45

China National Chemical Corporation is to buy Pirelli, the world's fifth-largest tyre maker, in a €7.1bn deal that will put the 143-year-old Italian company in Chinese hands.

Neapolitan bishop claims 'half miracle' while pope is in town

2015-03-21 22:10

The archbishop of Naples has claimed that the dried blood of the city's patron saint began to turn liquid in an ampoule while Pope Francis was in the cathedral where the relic is stored.

Italy hit by new public contracts grafts

2015-03-17 15:16

Italian police have arrested four people and placed 51 under investigation in a probe into corrupt management contracts for public works.

Pope to wash feet of prisoners at Rome prison

2015-03-11 18:09

Pope Francis will perform the pre-Easter foot-washing ritual at Rome's main prison this year.

Italian police arrest mobster hiding in sofa

2015-03-04 22:24

Police in Naples said they arrested a fugitive Mafia boss who had tried to fool officers chasing him by hiding inside a sofa.

10 migrants die in Mediterranean accident – report

2015-03-04 17:49

Ten migrants trying to reach Italy have died after their boat overturned in the southern Mediterranean, a report says.

West vow 'strong' response if major Ukraine truce violated

2015-03-04 08:06

Western leaders have called for a "strong reaction" from the international community to any major violation of a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine as they seek to further pressure Russia over the conflict.

Homeless person gets funeral, buried in Vatican cemetery

2015-02-26 05:00

One of the homeless people who lived around St Peter's Square has been given a funeral and buried alongside German-speaking dignitaries on Vatican grounds, an official says.

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