Italy marks 70th anniversary of anti-Nazi uprising

Italy on Saturday celebrated the 70th anniversary of a partisan uprising against the Nazis and their Fascist allies at the end of World War II.

Italy arrests suspected bin Laden bodyguards, Peshawar bombers

Italian police said Friday they had dismantled a network of Islamist radicals they suspect of having had ties to Osama bin Laden and being behind one of Pakistan`s deadliest bomb attacks.

18th-century book stolen in Rome recovered in Argentina

An 18th-century book on the history of Saint Peter's Basilica that was stolen last year in Rome has been recovered at a bookstore in Buenos Aires, officials has said.

Italy calls hostage death `tragic and fatal error` by US

Italy on Thursday termed the death of hostage Giovanni Lo Porto a "tragic and fatal error by our US allies" but said "terrorists" were entirely to blame.

EU leaders to pledge rescue for migrants, but no fix for problem

European Union leaders will effectively reverse a cutback in rescue operations the Mediterranean on Thursday to try to prevent record numbers of people drowning as they try to flee war and poverty in the Middle East and Africa.

Italy urges EU, UN to tackle migrant crisis in Africa

Italy on Wednesday called on the European Union and UN to set up operations in African countries south of Libya to help stem the flow of migrants heading for Europe.

Italy studying `targeted interventions` against Libya people smugglers

Italy is studying the possibility of mounting "targeted interventions" against Libya-based people smugglers behind a huge surge in the numbers of migrants crossing the Mediterranean, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Monday.

Italy struggles with fresh wave of migrants

Emotions were running high in Italy Friday as the country struggled to cope with a new influx of migrants amid "worrying" allegations of clashes between Muslim and Christian refugees on a boat.

Migrants 'throw' fellow passengers overboard in religion row: Italian police
Migrants 'throw' fellow passengers overboard in religion row: Italian police

Italian police said Thursday they had arrested a group of African migrants after witnesses said they threw 12 passengers overboard following a row about religion on a boat headed to Europe.

'41 missing' in new migrant boat tragedy in Mediterranean: Reports

At least 40 migrants have drowned and many have been reported missing after another boat carrying refugees sank in the Mediterranean on Thursday, BBC quoted Italian media as reporting.

Italy row over migrant beds as boat arrivals intensify

Italy`s interior ministry has ordered regional prefects to find emergency housing for an influx of boat migrants, sparking criticism Tuesday over the government`s handling of a crisis that looks set to intensify.

Paris to bid for 2024 Summer Olympic Games: City official
Paris to bid for 2024 Summer Olympic Games: City official

Paris is set to go ahead with a bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympic Games, the French capital`s deputy mayor in charge of sports told Reuters.

More than 300 migrants rescued off Sicily: Reports

Around 318 migrants in distress at sea between Sicily and the coast of Libya were rescued by an Icelandic navy ship taking part in an EU border patrol of the Mediterranean, Italian media reported Saturday.

On Good Friday, Pope decries persecution of Christians

Pope Francis presided at two Good Friday services, praying for persecuted Christians a day after Islamist militants attacked a university in Kenya, killing at least 147 people.

Amanda Knox's ex-beau after their acquittals: We're still friends

Amanda Knox's former Italian boyfriend said on Sunday he needs to heal wounds inside his heart and soul, now that he and the American have been definitively acquitted of her British roommate's 2007 murder in the Italian town where all three were then students.

Pensioner given USD 16mn Picasso 'for act of kindness'

Italian police are trying to establish the true owner of a Picasso painting worth 15 million euros (USD 16 million) after confiscating it from a pensioner who says he was given it for free.

Judges consider verdict as Knox murder case nears finale

Judges at Italy`s top court retired to chambers Friday to consider whether to uphold the murder conviction of Amanda Knox in what could be the final act of an eight-year legal drama.

Italy seeks to blocks regional "anti-mosque law"

The Italian government has moved to block new building regulations for Lombardy which would make it virtually impossible to build any new mosques in the northern region, officials said Friday.

'Bunga bunga for everyone', Berlusconi back on campaign trail

Less than 24 hours after his final acquittal of paying for underage sex and abusing power, Silvio Berlusconi was back on the campaign trail Wednesday promising "Bunga bunga for everyone!".

 

Fearing attack, Italian coastguards seek weapons

Italy`s coastguard on Friday called on the government to change its status so that its 11,000 seamen can carry weapons, amid mounting concern over the possibility of attacks by people traffickers or terrorists.