Hashish stash sinks after high sea drama for EU patrol

It`s a tale to make any self-respecting pothead weep.

Venice declares war on noisy suitcases

 Famed for the serene silence of its timeless nooks and crannies, Venice is about to get even quieter ... by banning noisy suitcases on wheels.

Italy fumes as billionaire escapes asbestos death conviction

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 boat migrants top 2,500 in one weekend

 The Italian navy and merchant ships picked up more than 2,500 migrants from the Mediterranean over the weekend as the flow of refugees seeking to reach Europe rose again.

Malta`s maritime Good Samaritans need some charity

The way she tell its, Regina Catrambone is just a regular Italian Catholic.

Bayern Munich to face a different AS Roma: Mehdi Benatia
Bayern Munich to face a different AS Roma: Mehdi Benatia

Bayern Munich defender Mehdi Benatia said that the Bundesliga champions will face a Roma side, which will be different from the team they faced two weeks ago.

Pope hails the poor, homeless as 'unknown saints'

Pope Francis has paid tribute to what he calls the "unknown saints" those who flee war, hunger and poverty, the jobless and the homeless.

Italy to end sea rescue mission that saved 100,000 migrants

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.

Over a million protest anti-job reform rally in Rome: Organisers

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.

Italy mayor wants separate buses for Roma people

An attempt by an Italian mayor to create a separate bus route for Roma people sparked outrage among politicians today, who compared the move to apartheid- era South Africa's segregation policies.

Developing countries blast rich-world farm subsidies at Rome talks

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. 

Pope braced for marriage clash as world`s bishops meet

Nice-guy Pope Francis looks set to have his mettle tested by his first mutiny in the ranks this weekend at a Catholic meeting on the contentious issue of traditional marriage.

Tibetan party suggests Rome as new venue for peace summit

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.

World's most powerful house- White House

White House is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States and it is considered as World's most powerfull house.

CSKA bounce back after Roma rout in Moscow derby
CSKA bounce back after Roma rout in Moscow derby

CSKA Moscow shrugged off their midweek Champions League drubbing in Rome with a 1-0 win over Lokomotiv in the Moscow derby on Sunday.

Vatican security doubled over possible terror attack

Security around St Peter`s Square in Vatican City has been doubled due to concerns about possible terrorist attacks targeting Pope Francis or the Vatican.

Pope Francis is target for ISIS extremists: Iraqi ambassador to Vatican
Pope Francis is target for ISIS extremists: Iraqi ambassador to Vatican

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.

Traffickers 'laughed' as they capsized boat with 500 refugees

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.

A quarter of Italian students smoke marijuana

 A parliamentary report on drug dependency has showed that a quarter of Italian students aged between 15 and 18 smoke marijuana.

500 feared dead in Mediterranean migrant shipwreck: IOM

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.