ROME More than 2,000 migrants were rescued from boats in the Mediterranean on Friday, Italy's coastguard said, as numbers soared for the third year running in the build up to summer.
ROME A mayor and other officials in a Riviera town have suspended their membership of Italy's ruling party in protest at what they view as government neglect of scores of migrants living rough there.
MILAN Italy's recently-created bank rescue fund Atlante is negotiating to backstop a 1 billion euro (0.74 billion pounds) initial public offering (IPO) for Veneto Banca, two sources told Reuters on Thursday.
KIEV Ukraine has banned former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev from entry for the next five years over his support for Russia's seizure of Crimea, a spokeswoman for Ukraine's State Security Service (SBU) said on Thursday.
ROME Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Thursday won the backing of the country's biggest employers' lobby for a constitutional reform on which the 41-year-old premier has staked his political future.
NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court on Thursday said an Italian marine under investigation for the killing of two fishermen is free to go home while international arbitration into the case goes on.
ROME A large wooden fishing boat overcrowded with migrants capsized off the coast of Libya, the Italian navy said on Wednesday, with some 562 people rescued and five found dead. | Video
MOSCOW Italian jeweller Bulgari has teamed up with Russian real estate investor Alexei Bogachev to build its first hotel in the country, it said on Wednesday, a day after opening its second Russian store.
MILAN/SHANGHAI A Chinese investment group has bought a majority stake in Italian-owned MP & Silva (MPS), valuing the sports media rights firm at over $1 billion (685 million pounds), the latest in a series of global sports-related deals by investors from China.
MILAN UniCredit Chief Executive Federico Ghizzoni is to step down, the Italian bank said on Tuesday, in a move expected to lead to a broader shake-up of the group and possibly a multi-billion euro capital increase.
HIROSHIMA, Japan Barack Obama on Friday became the first incumbent U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world's first atomic bombing, in a gesture Tokyo and Washington hope will showcase their alliance and reinvigorate efforts to rid the world of nuclear arms. | Video