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Gay civil unions become reality in Italy

Italy`s long-awaited, much-disputed law allowing gay civil unions took effect Friday after it was published in an official journal, as couples start applying for legal recognition of their same-sex relationships.

Italy at risk of a terrorist attack, says spy chief

Italy at risk of a terrorist attack, says spy chief

Mario Parente was addressing the lower house of parliament's COPASIR committee which oversees Italy's intelligence services.

Italian leaders vow to prevent terrorist attacks

Italian President Sergio Mattarella said that his country should not enter the age of anxiety, after the latest spate of terrorist attacks in Europe.

Italy expels imam who named daughter Jihad

Italian authorities have deported on national security grounds a radical Moroccan cleric who called one of his daughters Jihad.

Throwback! Diana Penty’s Italian vacation pics will inspire you to visit the country

Throwback! Diana Penty’s Italian vacation pics will inspire you to visit the country

Today we would like to take you through some of Diana Penty’s photos from her exciting Italian vacation.

Nearly 3,000 dead already in Mediterranean this year- International Organization for Migration

Nearly 3,000 dead already in Mediterranean this year- International Organization for Migration

Nearly 3,000 migrants and refugees have already perished in the Mediterranean this year while almost 250,000 have reached Europe, the International Organization for Migration said on Friday.

Bodies of 21 women, one man found on migrant boat in Mediterranean: MSF

Bodies of 21 women, one man found on migrant boat in Mediterranean: MSF

An MSF ship came to the rescue of two dinghies that were sailing close together and managed to pull 209 people, including 50 children, to safety.

Some 38 of 84 killed in Nice truck attack were foreigners: Ministry

Some 38 of the 84 people killed on the seafront in Nice by a truck-driving man as they celebrated Bastille Day on July 14 were foreigners, the French foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Rescuers save 366 migrants from boats in Mediterranean, 20 reported dead

Rescuers save 366 migrants from boats in Mediterranean, 20 reported dead

Rescuers saved 366 migrants from rickety boats trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy.

Italy mafia boss Bernardo `the tractor` Provenzano dies

Sicilian "Cosa Nostra" mafia boss Bernardo Provenzano, dubbed "the tractor" for the way he mowed his victims down, has died Wednesday after a long illness, Italian media said.

Death toll in Italy train crash rises to 27, cause still unclear

The death toll from a high speed train crash in southern Italy rose to 27 on Wednesday after rescuers worked through the night to try to extract bodies from the tangled wreckage and continued their search in the morning.

At least 10 dead in Italy train crash: Media

At least 10 people have been killed in a collision between two trains in the southern Italy.

Trains collide in southern Italy, four people reported killed

Two passenger trains crashed head on in southern Italy on Tuesday, killing at least four people and injuring dozens, Italian newspaper la Repubblica reported on its website.

Watch: What happened when a hand poked out of a suitcase at Swiss rail station

Watch: What happened when a hand poked out of a suitcase at Swiss rail station

A hilarious video of a 21-year-old man, who had concealed himself into a suitcase to illegally cross the Swiss border, has become viral on the social media.

Press freedom `at stake` as Vatileaks verdict expected

A Vatican drama of sex, lies and press freedom was to peak Thursday with a verdict in the trial of two journalists and sources accused of leaking details about financial mismanagement within the Holy See.

Euro 2016: Injuries and Suspensions - Germany handicapped ahead semi-final against France

Euro 2016: Injuries and Suspensions - Germany handicapped ahead semi-final against France

Schweinsteiger, with a ligament strain and Khedira with a muscular problem; both will be assessed on day-to-day basis in a bid to get them fit for the semi-final.

VIDEO: Italy's Simone Zaza trolled on Twitter for 'dance move' before missing penalty kick vs Germany

VIDEO: Italy's Simone Zaza trolled on Twitter for 'dance move' before missing penalty kick vs Germany

The Italian forward was brought on at the end of the extra time just to take part in the penalty shootout, though Antonio Conte didn't expect this result to come out.

Euro 2016, quarter-final: Man of the match, Manuel Neuer didn't want Leonardo Bonucci to score twice

Euro 2016, quarter-final: Man of the match, Manuel Neuer didn't want Leonardo Bonucci to score twice

Neuer came out on top in the battle of the world`s top goalkeepers as Germany squeezed past Gianluigi Buffon`s Azzuri.

Police raids as tensions mount in Italy`s Chinatown

Around 300 people were involved in violence sparked after an altercation between officers and an elderly Chinese man who was stopped leaving the factory with a baby in his arms.

Italy elected to UNSC for 2017 in deal with Netherlands

The United Nations General Assembly elected Italy to fill the final U.N. Security Council seat for 2017 on Wednesday after voting between Italy and The Netherlands was deadlocked and the pair agreed to split the two-year term on the council.