PALERMO, Italy - Italian navy personnel on Friday boarded a Sicilian fishing boat and took custody of a Libyan soldier on board after the vessel was seized overnight off the coast of the North African state, the defence ministry said.
LONDON - Italy is likely to increase the average life of its debt this year for the first time since 2010 as European Central Bank bond purchases push yield-hungry investors towards riskier long-term debt.
GENEVA/PALERMO, Italy - Italian police arrested 15 African men suspected of throwing about a dozen Christians from a migrant boat in the Mediterranean on Thursday, as the crisis off southern Italy intensified. | Video
SIENA - The European Central Bank (ECB) has told Monte dei Paschi di Siena to close a derivative trade with Nomura by late July, a move the Italian lender said would generate a pre-tax loss of 1 billion euros (0.74 billion pounds) but have almost no impact on its core capital.
GENEVA/PALERMO, Italy - Italian police arrested 15 African men suspected of throwing about a dozen Christians from a migrant boat in the Mediterranean on Thursday, as the crisis off southern Italy intensified.
ROME - A senior parliamentary figure in Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's ruling centre-left Democratic Party (PD) resigned on Wednesday in protest over his proposed new electoral law, underlining unrest among government backbenchers.
MILAN - A $6.4 billion (4.32 billion pounds) all-cash offer from Italian holding company Exor for Bermuda-based reinsurer PartnerRe has disrupted plans by Axis Capital Holdings to merge with its rival and could end up triggering a bidding war.
MILAN - Italian holding company Exor , which controls carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles , offered $6.4 billion (4 billion pounds) in cash to buy Bermuda-based reinsurer PartnerRe , trumping an all-share deal with Axis Capital Holdings Ltd .
ROME - About 400 migrants died in an attempt to reach Italy from Libya when their boat capsized, survivors said on Tuesday, the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean where the death toll from shipwrecks has surged this year.
MILAN - Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will be free to travel abroad after a court in Milan declared on Tuesday that he had fully served his sentence for tax fraud, although he will still be prevented from running for election.
JALALABAD, Afghanistan - A suicide bomb blast in Afghanistan's eastern city of Jalalabad killed 33 people and injured more than 100 on Saturday outside a bank where government workers collect salaries, the city's police chief said. | Video