ROME Parliament approved on Thursday an anti-poverty package aimed at providing financial relief to the growing number of hard-up Italians battered by years of economic stagnation and high unemployment.
ROME Italian audit court prosecutors said on Friday they are seeking damages of 4.1 billion euros (£3.50 billion) from Treasury officials and U.S. bank Morgan Stanley over derivatives contracts.
WINNIPEG/ROME, Feb 15 Canada has raised concerns with Rome about Italy's plan to require country of origin labels on pasta sold there, Canada's agriculture minister said on Wednesday about a move that is alarming Canadian wheat exporters just as a free trade deal gained European approval.
ROME Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi looks set to trigger a leadership contest at a meeting of his ruling Democratic Party (PD) on Monday which could delay the early election he has been pushing for since he was toppled as premier last year.
ROME/LONDON Britain sees no need for a second Scottish independence referendum and the devolved Scottish government should focus on improving the economy and tacking domestic issues rather than flirting with secession, a senior British minister said.
ROME World food prices rose to a near two-year high in January and look set to be higher and more volatile in 2017, the United Nations food agency said on Thursday.
ROME Widening divisions in Italy's ruling Democratic Party (PD) may reduce the chance of the early elections its leader Matteo Renzi has been calling for since he was toppled as prime minister last month.
FARINDOLA, Italy Rescuers pulled more bodies on Wednesday from the ruins of an Italian hotel which was flattened by a wall of snow last week, raising the death toll from the avalanche to 25.
ROME One man died on Wednesday in a series of strong earthquakes which hit central Italy, a region devastated by deadly tremors last year, while heavy snow raised fears for the safety of others in the region. | Video
ROME McDonald's received a lukewarm reception when it opened a new branch just steps from St. Peter's Square last month, but on Monday the fast food giant accepted a challenge to adopt one of Pope Francis's cherished principles - feeding the hungry.
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