Italy to vote on radical overhaul of electoral system

Italy`s lower house of Parliament is due to take a final vote Monday on a bill to radically overhaul the electoral system aimed at ending decades of political instability.

Italy says 10 migrants die, 5,800 rescued in ongoing mission
Italy says 10 migrants die, 5,800 rescued in ongoing mission

Another 5,800 migrants desperate to reach Europe were rescued this weekend as they tried to cross the Mediterranean on rickety boats, more than 2,150 of them on Sunday, the Italian coastguard said.

Nearly 4,100 boat migrants rescued, operations ongoing: Italy
Nearly 4,100 boat migrants rescued, operations ongoing: Italy

Nearly 4,100 migrants were rescued near the coast of Libya by Italian and French navy vessels in 17 separate operations on Saturday and early on Sunday, as per reports. Italian coastguard spokesman said rescue operations are likely to continue throughout Sunday.

NATO calls for `comprehensive response' to migrant crisis

The plight of migrants in the Mediterranean requires a "comprehensive response", NATO`S head Jens Stoltenberg said on Monday, adding that the alliance would help by trying to stabilise countries in the region.

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.

First teeth of anatomically modern humans detected in Italy

A team of researchers found that two teeth from prehistoric sites in northern Italy are the oldest modern human remains overlapping in time with the last Neandertals.

Italy seeks info from US in drone strike hostage death

Italy said on Friday it wanted more information from the United States about how an Italian aid worker was killed in a US drone strike on the Afghan-Pakistan border as officials sought to explain why it took three months to be told about the "tragic error."

Fugitive Italian financier arrested in Switzerland

Swiss police have arrested fugitive Italian financier Marco Marenco, wanted for fraud and tax evasion in his country, in Lugano, police and media reports said Friday.

Italian judge orders migrant boat accused to remain in custody

An Italian judge on Friday ordered that the presumed captain of a migrant boat that sank with the loss of more than 700 lives should remain in custody after prosecutors asked for him to be charged with multiple homicide and people-trafficking.

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.

Osama bin Laden allies suspected of Vatican plot arrested in Italy
Osama bin Laden allies suspected of Vatican plot arrested in Italy

Italian police said on Friday they had dismantled an Islamist network they have linked to Osama bin Laden, one of Pakistan's deadliest attacks and, more loosely, a possible plot to bomb the Vatican.

Italy police target Pakistan attack suspects in major operation

Italian police said on Friday they were carrying out a "vast anti-terrorism" operation against an organisation inspired by al Qaeda that wanted to support attacks against Pakistan`s government and US forces in Afghanistan.

Hostages killed in US strike were veteran aid workers

Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, killed inadvertently in a US strike against Al-Qaeda, were seasoned humanitarians who spent years helping poor communities recover from war and natural disaster.

Mediterranean shipwreck survivors describe terror on dry land

People smugglers responsible for the Mediterranean`s worst disaster in decades beat several migrants to death and executed at least one minor before the boat left Libya with more than 750 people aboard, survivors have told investigators.

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.

Qaeda bears blame for US hostage`s death: Family

Al-Qaeda extremists are ultimately to blame for the tragic death of Warren Weinstein, an American hostage who was killed accidentally in a US counter-terrorism strike, the hostage`s wife said Thursday.

Migrant dies trying to smuggle onto car ferry to Italy

A young Afghan migrant who tried to smuggle onto a car ferry headed for Italy by clinging to the undercarriage of a tourist bus died after being run over by the coach, Greek news agency ANA reported on Wednesday.

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.

Italian judge gives approval for sale of bankrupt Parma
Italian judge gives approval for sale of bankrupt Parma

An Italian judge has given his approval for bankrupt Serie A club Parma to be put up for sale and binding offers of a minimum 20 million euros ($21 million) must be made by May 6, the club said on Tuesday. 

800 dead after Sunday`s Mediterranean migrant shipwreck: UN
800 dead after Sunday`s Mediterranean migrant shipwreck: UN

 The United Nations refugee agency has confirmed 800 migrants died in a shipwreck off Libya on Sunday after speaking to survivors of the disaster.