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Rare images of Armenian genocide survivors on show in Italy

Bologna - Rare, moving images of survivors of the 1915 Armenian genocide will be shown in Bologna on Thursday as part of the 29th edition of the city's "Cinema Ritrovato" (Rediscovered Cinema) festival.

Berlusconi 'paid' Bunga Bunga dancer millions for silence

Milan - Silvio Berlusconi paid an exotic dancer and other young women some ten million euros for their silence over what went on at his Bunga Bunga sex parties, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Italy begins recovery of 800 migrant bodies from Med shipwreck

Rome - The Italian navy said it had begun efforts to recover the bodies of some 800 migrants killed in a shipwreck in the Mediterranean in April, as authorities rescued another 4,400 people making the dangerous sea journey to Europe.

Italy takes India to international arbitration over marines

Rome - Italy said Friday it had initiated international arbitration proceedings in the case of two of its marines facing trial in India for the 2012 killing of two fishermen.

Peshawar bomb suspect detained in Italy

Rome - A Pakistani accused of organising a 2009 bomb attack on a Peshawar market that killed more than 130 people, has been detained in Italy, police said Friday.

Migrant crisis in Med 'genocide' says Italy frontline mayor

Rome - Failing to provide asylum seekers with safe passage to the EU while hundreds die at sea is tantamount to genocide, a mayor on the frontline of the crisis warned Thursday.

Prosecutors seek five-year jail term for Berlusconi

Naples - Prosecutors in Naples on Wednesday asked the judge in Silvio Berlusconi's latest corruption trial to send the former prime minister and media tycoon to jail for five years.

Europe identity at risk as migrant tensions rise: Italy

Rome - Europe needs to find a solution to the migrant crisis or risk losing its identity, Italy's Matteo Renzi warned Wednesday ahead of a key EU summit, as tensions rose over the asylum issue.

Small Italian town giving away free homes, but there's a catch

Want a free house? The Sicilian town of Gangi, tucked away in the central part of the country, needs newcomers to replace its vanishing populace.

Last-ditch offer could save Greece from bankruptcy

Athens - Electioneering was never like this! Down to its last day before an emergency summit on his country's future in the European Union, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras made a new offer Sunday to keep international bailout loans coming.

Italy, France play down migrant border drama

Milan - Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and French President Francois Hollande played down tensions Sunday over a migrant crisis which has seen hundreds of asylum seekers blocked at the border between the two countries.

Pope 'moved to tears' by asylum seekers' plight

Turin - Pope Francis said Sunday the plight of asylum seekers hoping for a new life in Europe was enough to make him cry, condemning those who treat them "like merchandise".

Hundreds of thousands rally in Rome against gay unions

Rome - Hundreds of thousands of Italians gathered in Rome Saturday to demonstrate against gay unions and the teaching of gender theories in schools, as Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tries to push a civil union bill through parliament.

Migration crisis and corruption takes toll on Italy's Renzi

Rome - Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi's popularity and public trust in his centre-left party have been damaged by corruption scandals and the immigration crisis, a new poll showed Saturday.

A life in limbo for migrants stuck on the French-Italian border

Ventimiglia - For Musa, camped on a rocky shore on the border between Italy and France, the future lies just metres away.

Theatre therapy: Italy's migrant drama moves from sea to stage

Rome - Joseph Eyube always felt there was a performer inside him waiting to get out."I'm a funny man," says the Nigerian asylum-seeker. "Sometimes when I was watching TV or a movie, I would think, 'I could do better than that guy'.

Britain to support Italy intelligence effort on migrants

Milan - Britain is to provide staff and other support for an Italian intelligence unit working on moves to resolve Europe's migration crisis, Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday.

Police clear migrants at Franco-Italian border

Ventimiglia - Italian police Tuesday forcefully evacuated dozens of mainly African migrants from their shelter under a railway bridge on the Franco-Italian border, which has become a flashpoint in Europe's immigrant crisis.

France and Italy clash as migrant stand-off opens EU rift

Rome - Italy and France engaged in a war of words Monday as a standoff over hundreds of Africans offered a graphic illustration of Europe's migration crisis.

Italy to ask EU to set up refugee processing camps in Libya

Rome - Italy said Sunday it will ask the EU to set up refugee processing camps in Libya, and threatened to 'hurt' Europe should it turn a deaf ear to the crisis on its shores.
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