ROME – The president of the Community of Sant’Egidio, a Catholic movement started in Rome in 1968, has embarked upon a landmark trip to the Great Lakes region of Africa.
ROME – Police have seized 36 manuscripts and thousands of letters, drawings and notes made by Giovanni Verga in an operation conducted by the Cultural Heritage Protection Department.
ROME – The crew of an RAF bomber discovered nearly 70 years after it was shot down by anti-aircraft gunfire have been buried at an official ceremony in Italy.
ROME -- Four student dunces from the Liceo Socrate set fire to their school to avenge the fact that their being held back a year, police have confirmed.
ROME -- The Interior Minister's Private Secretary Giuseppe Procaccini has anounced his resignation over the controversial deportation of the wife and child of a prominent Kazakh dissident.
ROME – As the contentious restoration works in the area surrounding the Colosseum proceed, the city is bracing itself for a new and hotly-debated traffic scheme.
ROME – Italian police seized undisclosed substances from suites in which Jamaican sprinters Sherone Simpson and Asafa Powell were staying after testing positive for banned stimulants.
ROME – Media magnate Silvio Berlusconi has denied reports that he met with the Kazakh leader Nursultan Nazarbayev as Italy came under fire over its deportation of the family of a Kazakh dissident.
ROME – Italy has come under yet more criticism over its controversial Gelmini law following the "extinguishing" of a judicial award made to three lecturers in reimbursement of lost wages.
ROME-President Napolitano has expressed outrage after a Northern League MP compared minister Cecil
VENICE –- Fourteen people, including Giovanni Mazzacurati, have been arrested in an investigation into alleged corruption relating to Venice’s multi-billion euro ‘Moses’ water barrier.
ROME -- Britain could consider suspending the Erasmus scheme for Italy in retaliation for discrimination against UK lecturers, Minister for Europe David Lidington said Friday.
ROME – A ceremony planned to mark the opening of an assembly plant for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has been cancelled amid a parliamentary row about the sky-high cost of the defence program.
ROME – A judge misdiagnosed with cancer ended his life in a euthanasia clinic in Switzerland despite being in good health, an autopsy has shown.
ROME -- Local finance police have arrested a 62 year-old man who had been posing as a magician in order to abuse and extort money from women in Milan.
Rome –- Italy’s parliament has been brought to a virtual standstill following the supreme court’s decision to rule earlier than expected on Berlusconi’s appeal against his conviction for tax fraud.