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.
ROME -- Silvio Berlusconi threatened Saturday to bring down the Italian Government unless President Giorgio Napolitano pardons him from his tax fraud conviction, political sources say.
ROME-The supreme court handed Silvio Berlusconi a 4 year prison term for tax fraud but his political future evidently hangs on a new trial to determine how long he is banned from public office.
ROME -- The Court of Cassation confirmed Thursday Silvio Berlusconi's tax fraud conviction and a 4 year prison term but ordered a new trial to decide how long he will be banned from public office.
ROME – Here's my recipe: buy a cheap ticket to Italy, wrap up your day-dreaming, take your four wheels (I mean your wheelchair, not your Ferrari), cram in ambitions, surround with inspiring people.
ROME --Economic Development Minister Flavio Zanonato has visited the Maserati plant in Grugliasco where the new Quattroporte and Maserati Ghibli, to be launched this August, are produced.
ROME – A rare mix between a zebra and a donkey has been born in an animal reserve in Florence, owners have confirmed.
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.