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Tears and anger as Italy says farewell to slain student

Rome - Italy on Friday bade a tear-soaked farewell to slain student Giulio Regeni as Prime Minister Matteo Renzi warned Egypt their countries' close ties were on the line over the young man's brutal and unexplained death in Cairo.

Italy arrests former prelate over 30 million euro fraud

Rome - Italian police on Wednesday announced the arrest of a retired cleric suspected of having defrauded investors of 30 million euros ($34 million) which they were told would help fund a humanitarian foundation.

Italian PM Renzi compares EU to sinking ship

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has stepped up his war of words with Brussels by comparing the European Union to the orchestra that kept on playing as the Titanic sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic.

EU's founding members back two-speed Europe

Rome - The six founding members of the European Union on Tuesday reiterated their commitment to "ever closer union", even it means leaving less enthusiastic partners like Britain behind.

Italy snares Black Widow's clan in double blow to Camorra

Rome - Italian authorities said Tuesday they had dismantled a mafia business group belonging to a clan headed by a woman known as the "Black Widow of the Camorra" and captured another leading figure in the Naples underworld.

Anger as Italy presses Egypt over student's slaying

Rome - Italy demanded Monday that Egypt help ensure the killers of an Italian student are brought to justice, as Cairo rejected charges that the security forces were involved.

Italy demands answers as anger mounts over student slain in Egypt

Rome - Italy on Monday warned Egypt it would not allow the fate of Giulio Regeni to be brushed under the carpet as anger mounted over the Cambridge University student's torture and killing in Cairo.

Body of Italian student found in Cairo repatriated to Rome

Rome - The body of a 28-year-old Italian student who had disappeared in Cairo last week and was found dead was repatriated on Saturday to Italy which has launched an investigation into his death.

Syrian cancer kid first to use new Italy humanitarian corridor

Rome - A Syrian child with eye cancer was flown into Italy for treatment Thursday, becoming the first to benefit from a new humanitarian corridor hoping to stop desperate refugees from attempting an often deadly Mediterranean crossing to Europe.

Body of Italian student found in Cairo, Rome demands action

Cairo - An Italian student who disappeared in Cairo last week has been found dead and appears to have been tortured, officials said Thursday, prompting furious demands from Rome for the speedy arrest of his killers.

Italy demands truth from Egypt over slain student

Rome - Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni on Thursday angrily demanded "the truth" from Egypt over the unexplained death of Cambridge University student Giulio Regeni.

Anti-IS coalition vows to step up military campaign in Iraq, Syria

Rome - The US-led coalition of countries combatting Islamic State in Iraq and Syria vowed Tuesday to "accelerate and intensify" their fight against the jihadist group, pledging more cash for reconstruction work and broader military action.

Room with a view for 25 euros? Rome ordered to raise rents

Rome - An apartment with a view of the Roman Forum for less than 25 euros a month? Not for much longer as Rome has been ordered to clean up the mismanagement of city-owned property.

Bidet wielded as weapon in Italy brawl

Rome - Italian police arrested a man for attempted murder on Sunday after he threw a bidet out of a window to knock out his adversary during a brawl, according to media reports.

Italian fugitive mobster caught after sneaking to see newborn son

Rome - Italian anti-mafia police have captured a wanted mobster in Naples after he risked sneaking from one hideout to another to see his newborn son, local media reported Saturday.

Mass rally against gay civil unions in Italy capital

Rome - Tens of thousands of people gathered in Rome's Circus Maximus arena Saturday to protest against a civil unions bill for same-sex couples, a hot-potato issue for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's government.

Cutthroat mafia bosses caught in Italy mountain hideout

Rome - Italian anti-mafia police nabbed two fugitive mobster bosses on Friday, after discovering them "living like animals" in a mountain hideout stocked with an arsenal of weapons.

Op-Ed: Road-tripping Italians make their journey about sharing dreams Special

Kolkata - I caught up with the Italian duo in Kolkata as they continued their epic road trip from Italy to Japan in a vintage 1965 Fiat 500, sharing the dreams of children they meet along the way remains the driving force behind their 6,000 plus mile journey.

Italy's Renzi criticises Franco-German dominance in EU

Berlin - Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Thursday criticised Franco-German dominance in EU decision-making, especially on the refugee crisis, speaking on the eve of a Berlin visit.

Battle begins in Italy parliament over gay civil unions

Rome - Italy's Senate on Thursday begins examining a civil union bill for same-sex couples, a topic which has profoundly divided the country and could prove toxic for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's government.

Italy covers up nude sculptures for Iran president

Rome - Italy's desire to court visiting Iranian President Hassan Rouhani extended to covering up classical nude sculptures in the museum where he met Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, it emerged on Tuesday.

Pope urges Iran to act for peace in Middle East

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Tuesday urged Iran to back peace efforts in the Middle East as the Islamic Republic's emergence from international isolation took a significant step forward with President Hassan Rouhani's first visit to the Vatican.

Rouhani pitches Iran as safest country in Middle East

Rome - President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday described Iran as the safest and most stable country in the Middle East as he urged international investors to help modernise the country's sanctions-hit economy.

Rouhani in Rome as Iran comes in from the cold

Rome - Iran President Hassan Rouhani flew into Italy on Monday looking to reap the economic and political dividends from the lifting of international sanctions imposed over the Islamic Republic's nuclear programme.

Thousands march in Rome for gay rights

Rome - Thousands of people marched in Italian cities Saturday to demand legal recognition for gay couples and their children, days before lawmakers begin addressing the deeply divisive issue.

Italy battle over gay civil unions heads for the streets

Rome - Italy's battle over legalising same-sex civil unions is about to get heated, with supporters and opponents ready to take to the streets as lawmakers address the deeply divisive issue.

Italy's Palio rebuffs invite to Queen's birthday bash

Rome - Organisers of Italy's Palio, the celebrated and historic horse race in Siena, have turned down an offer to take part in Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday celebrations, officials said Thursday.

Italy gay unions battle opens with move to criminalise surrogacy

Rome - Italy's upcoming parliamentary battle over gay civil unions has opened with a group of senators proposing prison terms for couples who use overseas surrogate mothers to have a child.

Arrests in Burkina Faso attack probe, Italy lays wreath for boy

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso police were questioning several people on Wednesday, including four seen talking to the jihadist gunmen who killed 30 people after storming a top hotel and a cafe in the capital, a security source said.

Court acquits Vatican's 'Mr 500' of money-smuggling

Rome - A former Vatican accountant known as "Mr 500" for his cash-rich lifestyle was acquitted by an Italian court on Monday of corruption and attempted money-smuggling.
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