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.
MILAN The European Union must choose between letting Rome hike its budget deficit to cope with the costs of migrants and an earthquake, or siding with the "Hungarian way" of building barriers, Italy's economy minister said.
ROME The crew of a speedboat labelled "Libyan Coast Guard" attacked a migrant boat packed with some 150 migrants, beating them with sticks and causing many to fall into the water and at least four to drown, humanitarian group Sea-Watch said on Friday.
MILAN/ZURICH Credit Suisse has agreed to pay 109.5 million euros (97.36 million pounds) in taxes and penalties to settle allegations by Italian authorities that it helped clients transfer undeclared funds offshore, the Swiss bank said on Friday.
BRUSSELS European Union leaders condemned Russia on Friday for its bombing of civilians in Syria's besieged city of Aleppo but faced resistance from Italy to impose new sanctions against Moscow over the atrocities.
ROME Italy has allocated 500 million euros (£447 million) over the next three years to help commercial banks finance early retirement schemes, a government source told Reuters on Thursday.
MILAN Milan welcomed Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, on Thursday and gave him an honorary citizenship on a visit to the northern Italian city, angering China, which sees him as a separatist.
ROME Italian police stopped and arrested a 39-year-old Italian man who was driving a refrigerated minivan packed with 17 migrants after a high-speed chase at the French border, the police said on Thursday.
LONDON The premium that Italy must pay over Spain to borrow is at its highest in two years, suggesting political risks suppressed for years by central bank largesse are coming to the fore of investor concern.
MILAN An Italian judge on Wednesday sent a Moroccan exotic dancer and 22 others for trial on a variety of charges, including lying under oath about lavish parties hosted by former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.
CALAIS, France France began clearing the sprawling "Jungle" migrant camp in Calais on Monday, with hundreds carrying suitcases queuing outside a hangar to be resettled in reception centres across the country.