Renzi quits; Italian populists seek quick vote to win power

2016-12-05 18:39

Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says he's resigning after a stinging loss in a reforms referendum.

Italians vote in referendum; Renzi vows to quit if he loses

2016-12-04 11:56

Italians are voting in a referendum on constitutional reforms that is being closely watched abroad to see if Italy is the next country to reject the political status quo.

Monza secures new three-year F1 deal

2016-11-30 07:23

The Italian Grand Prix will remain at the Monza circuit for at least another three years.

Divorce Italian style up 50% after quickie law

2016-11-14 17:53

The number of divorces in Italy has surged by more than half after the enactment of legislation making it easier and quicker to end failed marriages.

1 400 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

2016-11-12 22:03

The Italian coast guard says about 1 400 migrants have been rescued in the Mediterranean as thousands of people continue to risk the dangerous crossing.

Ten bodies found in dinghy off Libyan coast

2016-11-06 13:24

Ten bodies have been recovered from a rubber dinghy off the Libyan coast, the Italian coastguard says, adding that 2 100 other migrants had been rescued during the day.

Priest blames Italy earthquakes on gay marriage

2016-11-05 20:24

An Italian priest has said the recent earthquakes that have shaken the country, killing hundreds and leaving tens of thousands homeless, were 'divine punishment' for gay civil unions, earning the Vatican's wrath.

Back to the stone age for village

2016-11-02 06:00

The Italian mountain village of Castelluccio di Norcia, known for the beautiful blossoms of its lentil fields and its historic charm, is a ghost town.

Experts: Bigger aftershocks possible in Italy

2016-10-30 21:13

A seismologist at the British Geological Survey says experts can't exclude the possibility that there will be more, or even stronger, aftershocks in the area near Norcia in central Italy.

Powerful earthquake rattles Italy

2016-10-30 09:30

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 has rocked Italy, sending already quake-damaged buildings crumbling after a week of temblors.


Brexit, Trump… now Italy: Euro drops to 20-month low

2016-12-05 07:51

The euro has fallen to the weakest level since March 2015 as Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says he will resign after conceding defeat in the nation’s referendum.

World's oldest living person celebrates 117th birthday

2016-11-30 12:46

Emma Morano, the world's oldest living person, marked her 117th birthday by blowing out all the candles on her cake.

Baby-makers bed for free in Italy

2016-11-19 21:55

Hotels in the Italian city of Assisi are doing their bit to boost the country's flagging birth rate by offering a free holiday to couples who conceive there.

Venetians rally to fight city exodus

2016-11-13 16:00

Several hundred citizens of Venice have rallied on to draw attention to an exodus of residents that they fear is sucking the life out of the fabled Italian city.

Two dead as tornado strikes quake-hit Italy

2016-11-07 16:13

An Indian national was among two people who died after the outskirts of Rome have been hit by a tornado powerful enough to uproot trees, overturn cars and damage buildings, Italian authorities said.

Florence police use tear gas to quell protests

2016-11-05 21:02

Hooded youths taking part in an anti-government protest in the Italian city of Florence have attacked police with cobblestones and sticks.

2 Italians, Canadian freed from captivity in Libya

2016-11-05 19:26

Italy says two Italians and a Canadian citizen, who had been kidnapped in Libya, have been freed and returned safely to Rome.

Italy's premier vows help for 15 000+ displaced by quakes

2016-10-31 15:20

Italy's premier has pledged to find temporary housing for all those displaced by a series of powerful earthquakes in a central mountainous region.

New Italy quake sows terror, flattens historic basilica

2016-10-30 19:44

Italy's most powerful earthquake in 36 years has struck a new blow to the country's seismically vulnerable heart, terrifying residents for the third time in nine weeks and flattening a revered 600-year-old church.

Emma Morano, world's oldest person and egg fanatic

2016-10-29 21:56

In one month it will be Emma Morano's birthday, the last known person alive to have been born in the 19th century.

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