ROME A series of strong earthquakes rocked a wide area of central Italy on Wednesday, striking fear among residents rattled by a deadly tremor in August, but there were no reports of casualties and few serious injuries. | Video
BRUSSELS The European Commission asked Italy on Tuesday to explain why its 2017 structural budget deficit is rising instead of falling as requested by EU finance ministers and why the headline budget gap is to be much higher than Rome promised in May.
ROME Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Tuesday said that the country cannot handle the same number of migrant arrivals next year that it has seen in 2016, calling on other European countries to do more.
MILAN Italian oil contractor Saipem will cut 800 more jobs across Europe in the next four years as part of a plan to cope with a prolonged market crisis that will trim revenues next year.
ROME Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Tuesday he was optimistic Italy's economy would grow by 1 percent this year, just a few weeks after he cut the official forecast to 0.8 percent.
PARIS Italian fashion brand Gucci confirmed its turnaround with a 17 percent rise in third-quarter comparable sales, helping make up for a 10.9 percent sales drop at sister brand Bottega Veneta, parent Kering said on Tuesday.
MILAN Italian lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena plans to lay off a tenth of its staff, shut branches and sell assets to win investor backing for a 5 billion euros (£4.45 billion) cash call that could shape the fortunes of the wider banking sector. | Video
MILAN Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena plans to offer a voluntary debt-to-equity swap to all holders of its 5 billion euros (£4.45 billion) in subordinated bonds, including retail investors, the bank's top executives said on Tuesday.
MILAN Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena has postponed the release of a statement on a capital-boosting strategic plan and third-quarter results to Tuesday, sources close to the matter said, without giving a reason for the delay.
MILAN Storage rooms crammed with loan documents have emerged as a hidden front line in Italy's battle to save its banks from the threat of financial crisis.
QAYYARA/BAGHDAD, Iraq Islamic State fighters kept up on Wednesday their fierce defence of the southern approaches to Mosul, which has held up Iraqi troops there and forced an elite army unit east of the city to put a more rapid advance on hold. | Video