Prime Minister Matteo Renzi vowed on Thursday to change Italy's "nightmare" statute of limitation rules after the conviction of a Swiss billionaire related to nearly 3,000 asbestos deaths was overturned.
Italy said on Friday it would close a sea rescue mission that has saved the lives of more than 100,000 migrants from Africa and the Middle East, a move one rights group warned could lead to a "surge of deaths" in the Mediterranean.
Some one million Italians took to the streets of Rome on Saturday for a demonstration organised by Italy's largest trade union to protest Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans to overhaul the labour market.
Wealthy countries are still subsidising their farmers at the expense of developing nations, undermining market access for some of the world`s poorest producers, two farm ministers told a Food and Agriculture Organization meeting on Monday.
A day after the World Peace summit was cancelled and shifted out of Cape Town in South Africa, a Tibetan political party here has suggested Rome as the alternative venue for the peace laureates' congregation.
In what could draw global attention, the Iraqi ambassador to Vatican, Habeeb Al Sadr, has told an Italian newspaper that the Islamic State may target Pope Francis in bid to expand its terror wings, reports stated on Tuesday.
Survivors of the most deadly migrant shipwreck in years have described the horrifying moment traffickers capsized their boat and left them to drown, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.
As many as 500 migrants could have died after traffickers rammed and sank their boat in the Mediterranean last week, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Monday, quoting survivors.