Italy's undersecretary for European politics on Thursday gave his backing to a controversial gas pipeline from Russia, sparking criticism that the Italian government is overstepping its mandate as EU president.
Italian prosecutors on Friday asked an appeals court to confirm a seven-year prison sentence against former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi for having sex with an underage prostitute and for abuse of power while he was in office.
The number of children suffering from cancer in Italy's "Land of Fires", an area where toxic waste has been dumped by the mafia, is significantly higher than elsewhere in the country, a new study has found.
Hundreds of tons of the most hazardous Syrian chemical arsenal have been handed over to the US vessel which has special equipment to neutralize a dangerous stockpile. The chemicals have now left Italy to be destroyed at sea.
The international operation to destroy Syrian chemical weapons entered its final phase on Wednesday, as they were transferred by workers at an Italian port from a Danish freighter to a US military ship equipped to dispose of them.
One of the most embarrassing moments during her four-year tenure as US Secretary of State was when she had to face Silvio Berlusconi after Wikileaks published diplomatic cables revealing what the US really thought of Italy’s former prime minister, Hillary Clinton has written in her memoir.
Italy’s unemployment rate hit 13.6 percent in the first three months of this year - 0.8 percent higher than in the same period in 2013 - while youth unemployment reached 46 percent, the national statistics agency Istat said on Tuesday.
Beppe Grillo has hit back at criticism from those within his Five Star Movement party about his newfound friendship with Nigel Farage, the leader of UKIP, saying the British politician “is not racist”.
Italy's health ministry is seeking €1.2 billion euros ($1.6 million) in compensation from Swiss pharma giants Novartis and Roche for the manipulation of sales of a cheap drug used to treat eye problems according to Italian media reports.
Witnesses have revealed new details of the killings in Ukraine of an Italian reporter and his Russian interpreter, Andrey Mironov – who was also a veteran human rights activist, a journalist and a Soviet dissident.
Italian peace activists will gather in Rome to protest against the EU support for the Kiev government which they see as neo-Nazist according to Italian antiwar activist Marinella Correggia from the No-War Network.
Italy’s highest court has ordered the Swedish telecoms giant, Ericsson, to pay €859,000 in compensation to an Italian family after one of its employees died of a heart attack due to work-related stress.
Collective energy security and the necessary actions to ensure it were at the core of the meeting of G7 energy ministers which concluded in Rome on Tuesday, a statement from the Italian Economic Development Ministry said.
In a telephone conversation on Wednesday, April 30, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi called on all sides in Ukraine to comply with the Geneva Statement of April 17.
A blast furnace at an Italian steel plant was shut down on Thursday with 4,000 jobs at risk despite a call by Pope Francis for officials "to make every effort in terms of creativity and generosity to rekindle hope".
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