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Italian police arrest Moroccan in anti-jihadism sweep

2015-07-06 11:21

Italian police say they have arrested a Moroccan suspected for promoting Islamic militancy, and that a broader police operation was under way in a town near the central city of Pisa.

Trafficker gets 18yrs' over migrant boat disaster

2015-07-01 22:00

A Tunisian people smuggler who survived one of the worst migrant boat disasters in the Mediterranean will have to spend 18 years behind bars.

Nibali ready for Tour despite injury

2015-06-29 06:51

Embattled Tour de France champion Vincenzo Nibali has revealed an Achilles tendon injury curtailed his winter schedule but says he's ready to defend his yellow jersey.

Italy's Renzi slams EU leaders over migrant quotas

2015-06-26 12:58

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has launched a furious broadside at fellow EU leaders for failing to help deal with a tide of Mediterranean migrants, sources say.

Napoli warn off Higuain suitors

2015-06-25 19:08

Napoli have warned potential suitors off striker Gonzalo Higuain by claiming the Argentinian has a buy-out clause of almost €95m in his contract.

Headed for SA: Fiat's fresh 500 spotted

2015-06-24 11:38

Spy photographers scored Fiat's spruced-up 500 at the automaker's factory in Turin, Italy. Yes, it's headed for South Africa!

Arrivabene sticks to Ferrari F1 target

2015-06-22 13:20

The 2015 F1 calendar is almost half-done but Ferrari boss Maurizio Arrivabene is sticking to his guns: three wins this season.

Italy dishes up world record pizza

2015-06-20 20:23

Italy have beaten the world record for the longest ever pizza serving up a sizzling margherita over one and a half kilometres long at Milan's 2015 Expo.

Italy seizes cocaine worth $1.3bn

2015-06-17 21:05

Italian police have seized more than four tons of cocaine with a street value of $1.13bn and arrested dozens of people suspected of running a huge Mafia drug trafficking ring.

Italy threatens to 'hurt' Europe if it doesn't get help with migrants

2015-06-14 12:01

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi threatened to go to a Plan B to deal with migrants which "would hurt Europe" if Italy is not given greater help with the crisis.

 

Save Monza GP: Officials meet Bernie

2015-07-04 12:34

The Monza authorities are stepping up the campaign to save the embattled Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix.

Ex-PM paid dancer millions for Bunga Bunga silence

2015-06-30 21:00

Ex-Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi paid an exotic dancer and other young women about €10m for their silence over what went on at his Bunga Bunga sex parties, a prosecutor says.

700 migrants saved in seven rescues at sea

2015-06-28 22:18

The Italian coast guard says its ships, along with military vessels from Ireland and Britain, have helped to rescue more than 700 migrants from seven smugglers boats in the Mediterranean north of Libya.

EU leaders agree to relocate 40 000 migrants

2015-06-26 08:59

EU leaders have agreed to the principle of redistributing 40 000 asylum seekers across their bloc, but left the details to be hashed out later, amid hefty disagreement on whether member states should be obliged to take in the migrants.

Alfa's hottest sedan: Meet the 380kW Giulia

2015-06-25 13:50

Is Alfa Romeo going to give Mercedes' C63 a run for its money? Meet the new 380kW Gulia. Does the Italian marquee still have what it takes to seduce the German fans and everyone else?

Berlusconi ex gets €1.4m a month

2015-06-23 20:06

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been ordered to pay his ex-wife €1.4m in alimony as part of a divorce settlement.

Pope visits once-persecuted evangelicals

2015-06-22 12:39

Pope Francis has become the first pope to visit a Waldensian evangelical church, whose members were persecuted by the Catholic Church during the Middle Ages.

Michelle Obama lights candles for Charleston victims

2015-06-19 09:51

Michelle Obama and her daughters have visited Milan's Duomo cathedral, where an official traveling with her says they lit candles in memory of the victims of the shooting in South Carolina.

Monza's F1 future still in doubt

2015-06-17 08:15

A meeting of F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone and Imola's mayor has fuelled speculation that the ex-GP venue might host Italy's GP.

Milan appeals for help managing migrants

2015-06-11 19:06

Milan has appealed for help managing migrants as hundreds sleep in the train station.

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