Italy mourns young academic, tortured, slain in Cairo

2016-02-12 11:45

A tiny town in northern Italy is opening up its homes as it bids farewell to a PhD student who was tortured and slain in Egypt.

Italy arrests former prelate over $34m fraud

2016-02-10 21:59

Italian police have arrested a retired cleric suspected of having defrauded investors of $34m, which they were told would help fund a humanitarian foundation.

Egypt rejects police blame in Italian's death

2016-02-08 22:34

Egypt's interior minister has rejected charges of security forces involvement in the case of Italian Giulio Regeni, who was found dead bearing signs of torture after disappearing in Cairo last month.

Body of murdered Italian student arrives home

2016-02-06 20:24

Italian Justice Minister Andrea Orlando has spoken passionately about the murder of Giulio Regeni in Egypt, after the body of the tortured doctoral student arrived at a Rome airport.

Service for Italian student murdered in Egypt

2016-02-05 18:38

A funeral service has been held for an Italian student whose body was found in Cairo bearing marks of torture, nine days after he went missing.

Italy demands truth from Egypt over slain student

2016-02-04 18:32

Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has angrily demanded "the truth" from Egypt over the unexplained death of Cambridge University student Giulio Regeni.

Egypt official: Signs of torture on body of Italian student

2016-02-04 13:50

An Egyptian prosecutor says the body of a missing Italian student had signs of torture and "slow death", including multiple stab wounds and cigarette burns.

US, Italy warn of rising ISIS threat in Libya

2016-02-02 15:59

The United States and Italy has warned that the Islamic State group is expanding its reach, threatening to seize Libya and launch attacks in Western countries.

Bidet wielded as weapon in Italy brawl

2016-01-31 19:39

Italian police have arrested a man for attempted murder after he reportedly threw a bidet out of a window to knock out his adversary during a brawl.

Venice carnival-goers asked to lift masks for security

2016-01-31 18:03

Carnival-goers in Venice are being asked by police to momentarily lift their masks as part of new anti-terrorism measures for the annual festivities.


Italy arrests dozens of female mobsters

2016-02-10 22:48

Italian police have swooped on a Mafia clan in Sicily, arresting dozens in an international operation to dismember a powerful crime group run by women.

Italy snares Black Widow's clan

2016-02-09 22:31

Italian authorities say they have dismantled a mafia business group belonging to a clan headed by a woman known as the "Black Widow of the Camorra" and captured another leading figure in the Naples underworld.

Francis broke my heart, says abuse survivor

2016-02-08 22:33

A British paedophilia survivor who has been asked to step down from a Vatican panel on the issue, says he feels betrayed by Pope Francis.

Egypt arrests 2 for killing Italian student

2016-02-05 22:28

Egyptian police have arrested two suspects in the mysterious killing of Italian student Giulio Regeni, a security official says.

Glass expert digs into secrets of historic Venetian process

2016-02-04 21:30

An expert on historic glassworking has created an online resource for the Corning Museum of Glass that delves into the secrets of Venetian-style glassmaking during the Renaissance

Syrian family arrives in Italy in first humanitarian airlift

2016-02-04 18:32

A 7-year-old Syrian girl with cancer has become the first of an estimated 1 000 refugees who are being brought to Italy on humanitarian grounds

Body of Italian student found outside Cairo

2016-02-04 13:41

The partially burned body of a missing Italian student has been found by the side of a road on the outskirts of the Egyptian capital

Italy urges Egypt to resolve missing student mystery

2016-02-01 07:13

Italy has urged Egypt to track down an Italian student who "mysteriously disappeared" in Cairo, the foreign ministry says in a statement.

Over 10 000 migrant children missing: Europol

2016-01-31 19:22

Over 10 000 unaccompanied migrant children have disappeared in Europe, the EU police agency Europol has said, adding that it fears many have been whisked away into sex trafficking rings.

Thousands protest Italy plan to permit gay unions, adoptions

2016-01-30 22:05

Thousands opposed to gay rights are gathering in Rome's Circus Maximus to protest against legislation that would permit marriage-style unions for same-sex couples and grant them legal recognition as families.

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