ROME -- Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta was meeting with President Napolitano Sunday to try and defuse a political crisis after the resignation of five ministers loyal to Silvio Berlusconi.
ROME—Although the senate has taken the first steps toward ousting the ex-prime minister from public office, Silvio Berlusconi has no intention of leaving politics.
VENICE --The gondolier involved in last Saturday's fatal Grand Canal accident has tested positive for both cocaine and hashish and is in police custody. He now faces charges of manslaughter.
ROME--A German tourist has been killed in a gondola crash while vacationing with his family, calling attention to Venice's increasing boat traffic.