Italian nun brings life in DR Congo at risk to her own

 Still going strong at 81, Italian nun and midwife Sister Maria Concetta Esu recently asked Pope Francis to bless her hands, which have delivered more than 34,000 African babies.

Italy, Albania in anti-jihadist swoop

 Italian and Albanian police on Wednesday arrested 10 people they believe were on the verge of travelling to Syria to join the Islamic State group, judicial sources said.

Nemo`s garden off Italy offers hope for seabed crops
Nemo`s garden off Italy offers hope for seabed crops

In the homeland of pesto, a group of diving enthusiasts have come up with a way of growing basil beneath the sea that could revolutionise crop production in arid coastal areas around the world.

Italy begins recovery of 800 migrant bodies from Med shipwreck

The Italian navy on Monday said it had begun efforts to recover the bodies of some 800 migrants killed in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean in April, as authorities rescued another 4,400 people making the dangerous sea journey to Europe.

Italian coast guard: 2,900 saved in several sea rescues

Italian coast guard ships and vessels from a multi-nation naval mission and humanitarian organizations rescued at least 2,900 migrants today from 21 boats launched by smugglers from Libyan shores, authorities said.

Italy opts for arbitration with India on marines issue

Italy on Friday said it had decided to seek international arbitration within the framework of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) with India over a case relating to two Italian marines who are accused of shooting two Indian fishermen in 2012, Italian news agency ANSA reported.

Italy arrests Pakistani accused of bloody 2009 Peshawar blasts

A Pakistani suspected of involvement in the Peshawar market bombing - one of the country's bloodiest attacks - has been arrested in Rome, Italian police said on Friday.

EU leaders agree to relocate 40,000 migrants

European Union leaders agreed today to relocate 40,000 refugees from Italy and Greece to other EU countries over the next two years, in an effort to share the burden of a growing migrant crisis.

Italy`s Renzi slams EU leaders over migrant quotas

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

EU`s Tusk says `no consensus` on mandatory migrant quotas

EU president Donald Tusk backed down Thursday on demands that member states accept mandatory migrant quotas, saying there was no "consensus" on the divisive issue as leaders met for a summit.

Prosecutors seek five-year jail term for Berlusconi
Prosecutors seek five-year jail term for Berlusconi

 Prosecutors in Naples on Wednesday asked the judge in Silvio Berlusconi`s latest corruption trial to send the former prime minister and media tycoon to jail for five years.

Over 3,700 migrants rescued in Mediterranean: Italian coastguard

Ships patrolling the Mediterranean have plucked more than 3,700 migrants from overcrowded and unsafe boats in the last two days, Italy`s coastguard said on Tuesday.

Italy denies role in CIA extraordinary rendition of imam

Italy denied any involvement today in the CIA's "extraordinary rendition" of an Egyptian imam kidnapped in Milan in 2003 on charges of terrorist connections.

Italian actress Laura Antonelli, 73, found dead at home

 Italian actress Laura Antonelli, known for her erotic roles and love affair with French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, was found dead on Monday at her home near Rome. She was 73. 

Italy's Renzi says no tension with France over migrant crisis
Italy's Renzi says no tension with France over migrant crisis

Italy`s prime minister and France`s president put on a show of unity on Sunday, dismissing suggestions of tensions between their countries over handling the waves of migrants landing on southern Europe`s shores.

Italy, France play down migrant border drama

Italy`s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and French President Francois Hollande played down tensions Sunday over a migrant crisis which has seen hundreds of asylum seekers blocked at the border between the two countries.

Pamela Anderson gets royal honour in Italy
Pamela Anderson gets royal honour in Italy

 Pamela Anderson has been honoured with the title of "Countessa de' Gigli" in Genoa, Italy for her work of protecting marine life.

Italian prosecutors seek trial for Bank of China over money smuggling

Prosecutors in Florence have formally asked for Bank of China`s Milan branch and 297 individuals, mostly Chinese living in Italy, to be tried for smuggling money and other crimes.

Italy dishes up world record with longest ever pizza

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

Hundreds of thousands rally in Rome against gay unions

Hundreds of thousands of Italians gathered in Rome Saturday to demonstrate against gay unions and the teaching of gender theories in schools, as Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tries to push a civil union bill through parliament.