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More than 100 migrants die in Libya to Italy weekend shipwrecks


GENEVA An estimated 113 people died in four shipwrecks between Libya and Italy at the weekend as the crossing becomes the preferred sea route for migrants to Europe, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.


EU forecasts France, Italy, Spain, to miss budget targets 11:41am BST

BRUSSELS France, Italy and Spain are set to miss European Union budget targets this year and next without urgent government action, European Commission forecasts showed on Tuesday.

Chinese police to patrol in Italy in two-week experiment 02 May 2016

ROME Chinese police are joining Italian officers on the streets of Rome and Milan in an experiment aimed at helping tourists from China feel safe, Italy's interior ministry said on Monday.


Hague court says India must release Italian sailor - Italy 02 May 2016

ROME A U.N. court has ruled that India must allow an Italian marine detained in Delhi for more than four years to go home, Italy's Foreign Ministry said on Monday.


Pope condemns paedophilia as details of girl's death shock Italy 02 May 2016

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis called for "severe punishment" for paedophiles on Sunday after new details emerged in Italy of the 2014 death of a six-year-old girl who is alleged to have been thrown from an eighth-storey balcony by her abuser.

Italy bank fund to own at least 92 percent of Pop Vicenza after cash call 01 May 2016

MILAN Italy's newly-created bank rescue fund Atlante is set to own at least 92 percent of Banca Popolare di Vicenza after investors took up a fraction of the lender's 1.5 billion euro ($1.7 billion) cash call, the bank said on Saturday.


Italy, Austria seek to calm tensions over Brenner border controls 28 Apr 2016

ROME Italy and Austria on Thursday played down tensions that flared after Austria said it might reintroduce border controls at the Alpine Brenner pass to keep migrants from coming from Italy.


Exclusive - Europe utilities, private equity jostle for Eni's $3.4 billion retail unit 28 Apr 2016

MILAN Three major European utilities are lining up rival bids for a big chunk of Italian oil major Eni's retail gas and power business, sources said, in a deal that could be worth up to $3.4 billion (2.3 billion pounds) and reshape the Italian retail energy industry.


Italy says uncovers possible plot to attack Rome, arrests suspects 28 Apr 2016

MILAN Italian police issued arrest warrants on Thursday for six people suspected of conspiring to join Islamic State, and court documents said three of them had been discussing possible attacks on the Vatican and the Israeli embassy in Rome. | Video


Berlusconi ditches Rome mayoral candidate as his influence fades 28 Apr 2016

ROME Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Thursday he was dropping his candidate for mayor of Rome, underscoring the former leader's fading influence on the centre right ahead of municipal elections in June.


Rebels launch assault in Syria's Aleppo, diplomats strain to revive truce

BEIRUT/MOSCOW Rebel fighters launched an assault in Syria's divided northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday and fired rockets on a hospital, in the latest violence to hit civilians as diplomats struggled to restore an unravelling ceasefire and resurrect peace talks.