Christmas baby cheer as Italy names trafficking `superboss`

A baby born at sea on Christmas Day after his Nigerian mother was plucked from a floundering migrant boat by the Italian navy has been baptised Testimony Salvatore in honour of the medics who delivered him.

At least 1,300 migrants saved off Italy at Christmas

The Italian Navy rescued some 1,300 migrants in several operations late on Christmas Day, among them a Nigerian woman who gave birth on board one of the rescue vessels, local media said Friday.

At least 1,300 migrants saved off Italy at Christmas

The Italian Navy rescued some 1,300 migrants in several operations late on Christmas Day, among them a Nigerian woman who gave birth on board one of the rescue vessels, local media said Friday.

Govt to use 'Spiritual Tourism' to attract visitors

Blending spiritualism with tourism, the government is preparing a new programme to attract tourists, taking a leaf out of Italy and Saudi Arabia which are flocked by huge number of pilgrims every year.

India not showing willingness to resolve marines case: Italy

In a sharp attack, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on Monday accused India of "scarce political will" to provide a "fair solution" into the case of two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012.

VVIP chopper deal: Court takes cognisance of ED's chargesheet

A Delhi court on Saturday took cognisance of a charge sheet filed by Enforcement Directorate (ED) against five accused, including two Italian nationals, in connection with a money laundering case related to Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal.

Marines case: Italian Ambassador Mancini leaves for home

Amid continued stand-off between India and Italy over the issue of two Italian marines, accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012, Italian Ambassador Daniele Mancini on Saturday left for home reportedly for "consultations."

H5N8 bird flu strain reported in Italy

Highly pathogenic H5N8 bird flu strain was reported at a turkey farm in northern Italy, media reported Wednesday.

Italian presidency race begins as Napolitano to quit within weeks

 Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has announced he will leave office within weeks, well before the expiry of his term in 2020, setting the stage for the election of a new head of state.

SC decision on Italian marines: EU warns it could impact ties

European Union's new foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has expressed her disappointment over the Indian Supreme Court's decision on the case of two Italian marines and warned that the issue could impact on EU-India relations.

This doesn't happen anywhere in world: SC on marine's plea for extension of stay in Italy
This doesn't happen anywhere in world: SC on marine's plea for extension of stay in Italy

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a plea by an Italian marine seeking extension of stay in Italy on health grounds.

Palestinians push UN bid as Kerry begins European talks

The Palestinian leadership on Sunday said it planned to submit a resolution to the UN Security Council setting a two-year deadline for Israel to end its occupation, as US Secretary of State John Kerry launched a flurry of European meetings to revive the stalled peace process.

Italian PM Matteo Renzi to announce Rome 2024 Olympic bid: Report
Italian PM Matteo Renzi to announce Rome 2024 Olympic bid: Report

Italy`s prime minister Matteo Renzi is set to announce Rome`s candidacy to host the 2024 Olympic Games, according to media reports on Sunday.

Pope Francis turns out not to have made pets in heaven comment

It was a heartwarming story for legions of pet owners and animal lovers around the world.

Italian government presents tougher anti-corruption bill

The Italian government Friday presented a bill of stricter rules to fight widespread corruption, days after a high-profile probe uncovered a mafia-style criminal ring in the country`s capital.

Italian envoy formally reopens Swat Museum closed by militants

The famous Swat museum, shut down by Taliban militants six years ago, has been reopened to the public in a bid to revive tourism in Pakistan's scenic Swat valley.

Kerry travelling to Rome Sunday to meet Israeli PM

US Secretary of State John Kerry will head to Rome on Sunday for an unexpected meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his spokeswoman said.

Italy targets trio of major international events
Italy targets trio of major international events

Italy has set its sights on hosting three major international events -- golf`s Ryder Cup in 2022, the rugby World Cup in 2023 and the Olympic Games in 2024.

Boat migrants died of hypothermia: Italy

Italy`s Navy said on Friday that 17 boat migrants had died of hypothermia and dehydration in an attempt to cross the Mediterranean to Europe amid a sharp turn in the winter weather.

Italian Ebola victim's condition worsens

An Italian doctor suffering from Ebola is in intensive care after his condition worsened, a spokeswoman for the hospital treating him said on Friday.