ROME Venice's historic Saint Mark's Basilica will need millions of euros of restoration work after it was flooded this week for just the sixth time in 1,200 years, leaving its delicate marble mosaics exposed to destructive salt water, its curator said.
ROME Warming seas and excavations within the Venice lagoon mean the exceptionally high flood waters in the city this week are also saltier, posing an extra threat to its architectural treasures. | Video
ROME Flood-tides in Venice hit their highest level in more than 50 years this week, inundating parts of the lagoon city under almost two meters of water and raising fears of irreparable damage to historic treasures including Saint Mark's Basilica.
ROME, Oct 9 In recent weeks, U.S. Attorney
General William Barr, with backing from President Donald Trump,
has stepped up an inquiry into the origins of an FBI
investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential
CERNOBBIO, Italy Italy's new government should not challenge European Union fiscal rules when it submits its draft 2020 budget to Brussels next month, the head of the euro zone finance ministers, Mario Centeno, said.
ROME Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte unveiled his new cabinet on Wednesday, uniting two rival political parties in an unlikely coalition that is expected to improve ties with the European Union and adopt a softer stance on immigration.
ROME, Sept 4 Italy's head of state is set to
sign off on a new government on Wednesday after two rival
political parties agreed an unlikely coalition that is expected
to improve ties with the European Union and adopt a softer
stance on immigration.
ROME At a closed-door meeting on Aug. 6, Matteo Salvini's advisers told the populist Italian politician he was trapped in an unproductive coalition government and should bring it down.
ROME Italy's president asked Giuseppe Conte to head up a coalition of the 5-Star Movement and opposition Democratic Party (PD) on Thursday, a move could that could improve Italy's fractious relations with the European Union. | Video
Rom Der bisherige Ministerpräsident Giuseppe Conte soll die neue italienische Regierung aus 5 Sternen und Sozialdemokraten bilden.