Ten migrants die in Mediterranean, hundreds rescued

ROME - At least 10 North African migrants died when their rubber boat overturned in the southern Mediterranean while hundreds more from that vessel and another were rescued, Italian and Tunisian authorities said on Wednesday.

Brazilian judge orders deportation of fugitive Italian leftist 03 Mar 2015

BRASILIA - A Brazilian judge has annulled the visa of an Italian former leftist guerrilla wanted for murder in his country and ordered that he be deported in a case that has long roiled relations between the two nations.


Activist writer's trial tests freedom of expression in Italy 03 Mar 2015

ROME - When he lent his support to a fight against a high-speed train line through the mountains between France and Italy, Erri De Luca never expected to face jail.

Insurers cast doubt on ability to help EU investment plans 03 Mar 2015

LONDON - European Union regulators should ease capital charges on insurers to help them support the region's plan to boost growth through infrastructure projects, a senior executive at Italian insurer Generali said on Tuesday.

Italian ski tourist killed by falling glacier ice in Alaska 03 Mar 2015

JUNEAU - A 28-year-old Italian man on a back-country skiing vacation in the mountains of Alaska died after being crushed by falling glacier ice, officials said on Monday.

Italy to begin naval exercises off Libya 01 Mar 2015

ROME - Italy will begin annual naval exercises this week near the coast of Libya, where a breakdown in order has allowed tens of thousands of migrants to try to reach Europe by boat and increased fears of attacks by Islamist militants.


Italy anti-immigrant Northern League rallies against Renzi 28 Feb 2015

ROME - Thousands of supporters of Italy's anti-euro Northern League filled one of the biggest squares in Rome on Saturday, accusing the government of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of selling the country out to faceless powers in Brussels.

Italian lawmakers urge recognition of Palestinian state 27 Feb 2015

ROME - Italian lawmakers on Friday backed a non-binding resolution that encourages the government to recognise Palestine as a state, a move that underlines European frustration over stalled Middle East peace negotiations.


German, Spanish, Italian data may push euro zone inflation higher 27 Feb 2015

BERLIN - German and Spanish consumer prices fell in February but annual inflation in these economies was not as deep in negative territory as in January while prices turned slightly positive in Italy, potentially lifting the euro zone figure slightly.


Outside of Germany, ECB helps lift euro zone mood in February 26 Feb 2015

BRUSSELS - Confidence in the euro zone's economy strengthened for the second straight month in February, but the improving morale in Italy, France and Spain was not shared in Germany, where there was less support for the ECB's money printing plan.


After Netanyahu warnings, U.S., Iran resume talks

MONTREUX, Switzerland - The U.S. and Iranian foreign ministers began a third day of talks over Iran's nuclear program on Wednesday, just hours after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had warned that the deal being negotiated was a serious mistake.