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Top U.S. envoy Kerry heads to Britain amid Brexit crisis

Rome - Top US diplomat John Kerry will fly to Brussels and London on Monday for talks with Washington's key allies in the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Christo artwork a 'waste of public money': Watchdog

Rome - An Italian consumer group said Saturday it suspected artist Christo's popular floating walkway on a lake had involved an unreasonable waste of public money.

Italy to EU after Brexit: Change or risk collapse

Rome - Italian ministers warned Saturday that the European Union must change direction or risk collapse after Britain's vote to leave the bloc."The unthinkable is happening," Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said.

Italy PM says Europe needs renovating after Brexit

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Friday the European Union is like a house in need of renovation, adding his voice to calls for change in the wake of Britain's vote to leave."Europe is our house, the house of our children and our grandchildren....

5,000 migrants rescued in wave of Med crossings

Rome - Some 5,000 migrants were rescued from rubber dinghies in the Mediterranean on Thursday, the Italian coastguard said, averting another potential high seas disaster.

'Call me Virginia' Rome's new mayor vows to shake up Eternal City

Rome - Virginia Raggi, Rome's first female mayor, took office Thursday, turning up at City Hall in an electric car with a pledge to revitalise the flagging Eternal City.

Italian court sets gay adoption precedent

Rome - Italy's highest court has allowed a lesbian to adopt the daughter of her partner in a landmark ruling a month after a law on gay civil unions was passed without any such provisions.

Prosecco panic in Italy as Britain's EU vote looms

Rome - There will be no corks popping in Italy if Britain votes to leave the EU on Thursday: winemakers fear a Brexit could burst prosecco's bubble in its number one export market.

Rome triumph puts Italy protest party into top league

Rome - Italy's anti-establishment Five Star movement (M5S) has achieved a major breakthrough by winning Rome's mayoral election.

After emperors and popes, Rome opts for first woman mayor

Rome - After two-and-a-half millennia of being ruled by men, Rome was Monday under new management.

Women power leaves Italy's Renzi reeling

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was left reeling Monday after stinging local election reverses that saw female mayors from the populist Five Star Movement (M5S) elected in Rome and Turin.

Rome set to elect first female mayor

Rome - Voters in the Italian capital headed to the polls Sunday with all signs indicating that they will elect populist candidate Virginia Raggi as the first female mayor of the Eternal City.

Thousands flock to Christo work to walk on water

Iseo - Thousands of people stepped out onto the latest work by renowned artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff in northern Italy Saturday, seizing their chance to "walk on water".

Famed artist Christo invites public to walk on water

Iseo - Renowned artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff can walk on water. And thanks to him so can you.

Can Italy's clown-led party run the circus?

Livorno - Their leader has been dubbed the clown prince of Italian politics.And now the Five Star Movement (M5S) looks set to be given the chance to run the circus by taking control of the country's capital.

Italy extends custody for 'people smuggler'

Rome - An Italian public prosecutor has rejected a request to release from custody an Eritrean man who says he was mistakenly arrested on suspicion of heading a major people smuggling network.

Italy's Berlusconi on mend after life-saving heart surgery

Rome - Italy's controversial former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi underwent apparently successful open heart surgery on Tuesday, just over a week after a heart attack his doctor said could have killed him.

Pope hits out at 'brazen' free circulation of arms

Rome - Pope Francis on Monday hit out at the "brazen" free circulation of arms worldwide, a day after a gunman used an assault rifle to kill 50 people in an Orlando gay nightclub.

Pope hits out at 'brazen' free circulation of arms

Rome - Pope Francis on Monday hit out at the 'brazen' free circulation of arms around the world, comparing it unfavourably to the bureaucratic obstacles put in the way of humanitarian aid.

Over 2,500 migrants rescued off Italy over weekend

Rome - More than 2,500 migrants seeking to reach Europe were rescued off the coast of Sicily over the weekend in 20 separate operations, the Italian coastguard said Sunday.
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