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Skiers in cable car drama as storms wreak havoc in Italy

Rome - Around 200 holiday skiers in the Italian Dolomites were winched to safety on Thursday after getting stranded in cable car cabins buffeted by 80 mile (130 km) an hour winds.

At least 10 dead as migrant boat capsizes off Sicily

Rome - A boat capsized off Sicily when the migrants aboard rushed to meet rescuers, killing at least 10 people, the Italian coastguard said Wednesday.

At least 10 dead as migrant boat capsizes off Sicily

Rome - A boat capsized off Sicily when the migrants aboard rushed to meet rescuers, killing at least 10 people, the Italian coastguard said Wednesday.

Brazil judge orders deportation of Italian extremist

Bras - A Brazilian federal judge on Tuesday ordered the deportation of Italian extremist and writer Cesare Battisti, convicted of murder in his homeland, citing legislation providing for the removal of wanted foreign nationals.

Italian anti-euro, anti-immigrant party holds rally in Rome

Rome - The rising star of the Italian right, Matteo Salvini, led a mass rally in support of his anti-immigration, anti-EU Northern League party in central Rome Saturday, as a counter-rally took place nearby.

Three Italians killed, two hurt in Swiss Alps avalanche: police

Geneva - Three Italians were killed and two were injured when they were hit by an avalanche while skiing in an area known as "Death Valley" in the Swiss Alps on Saturday, police said.

All alone but full of hope: Lampedusa migrant stories

Lampedusa - "No mama, no papa. All alone." Eleven-year-old Tanjin knows just enough English to sum up his situation in heart-wrenching fashion.

Vatican, Italy on heightened alert over Islamist threat

Rome - Security at the Vatican and across Italy has been stepped up because of a perceived heightened risk of attacks by Islamist militants, officials said Wednesday.

Italy warns world Libya a ticking time bomb, pledges peacekeeping

Rome - Italy on Wednesday issued its strongest warning yet about the danger of the Islamic State group establishing a stronghold in Libya from where it could attack Europe and destabilise neighbouring states.

Italy says 'evident risk' of ISIS merging with Libyan militias

Rome - Italy warned Wednesday that there was an 'evident risk' of Islamic State merging with other armed groups in Libya.

Italy sells off Mussolini buildings to fund Fuksas's cloud

Rome - Cash-strapped authorities in Rome are to auction off four Mussolini-era public buildings to fund the completion of a long-delayed but eagerly-awaited new conference centre by acclaimed architect Massimiliano Fuksas.

Tiny Italian island struggles to cope with tide of migrants

Lampedusa - Authorities on the Italian island of Lampedusa struggled Tuesday to cope with a huge influx of newly-arrived migrants as aid organisations warned the Libya crisis means thousands more could be on their way.

Renzi puts brakes on military action as Italy frets over Libya

Rome - Italy on Monday ruled out military intervention in Libya in the short term, despite mounting concern in Rome over the country's exposure to the fallout from the chaos engulfing its former colony.

Italy rescues more than 2,000 migrants off Libyan coast

Rome - The Italian coastguard launched a massive operation Sunday to rescue more than 2,000 migrants in difficulty between the Italian island of Lampedusa and the Libyan coast, local media said.

A happy first anniversary for Italy's baby-faced PM

Rome - In football terms, Matteo Renzi looks more like a scuffling midfielder than a predatory striker.Politically, Italy's baby-faced prime minister knows exactly where the goal is and how to find it.

EU patrol 'woefully inadequate' for saving migrants: UN

Geneva - The UN refugee agency on Thursday urged the European Union to do far more to save migrant lives in the Mediterranean after the latest high seas tragedy, saying its maritime border patrol is "woefully inadequate.

Iceland to Italy: Norse seamen battling a tide of human misery

- Nearly 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) from home, the Icelandic coastguard's Tyr lurches wildly as it chases a suspect cargo ship off the coast of Italy in gale force winds.

Defiant Concordia skipper Schettino vows to clear his name

Rome - Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino has vowed that he will never accept his conviction for abandoning ship on the night of the 2012 cruise ship disaster.

Friuli-Venezia Giulia: Italy off the beaten path Special

Trieste - Friuli-Venezia Giulia in north-eastern Italy is a beguiling yet modest sort of place. Content to let its pushier neighbour Venice hog the limelight, Friuli rewards the traveller willing to look beyond the obvious.

Tearful Concordia skipper pleads for mercy over fatal shipwreck

- Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino was Wednesday awaiting judgement at the end of his 19-month trial for causing the 2012 disaster after an emotional last-minute appeal for mercy.

300 feared drowned in new Mediterranean boat tragedy

Rome - More than 300 migrants are feared drowned after their overcrowded dinghies sank in the Mediterranean, triggering calls for the world to act after the latest boat disaster in a perilous crossing from Africa to Europe.

Court told 'tsunami of evidence' against Costa skipper as verdict nears

- Prosecutors seeking a lengthy prison term for Costa Concordia skipper Francesco Schettino summed up their case Tuesday by saying there was a "tsunami of evidence" against him.

Fury as tragedy at sea exposes holes in Europe's migrant safety net

Rome - Horror over the fate of 29 African migrants killed by exposure as they tried to reach Italy by sea turned to fury Tuesday over what humanitarian organisations said was an avoidable tragedy.

Da Vinci painting seized at Swiss bank

Rome - A hugely valuable painting believed to be the work of Leonardo da Vinci has been seized from a Swiss bank on the orders of Italian police who suspect it was moved out of the country illegally.

Defence urges acquittal of 'lifesaving' Concordia skipper

Rome - Lawyers defending Costa Concordia skipper Francesco Schettino called Monday for his acquittal on manslaughter charges, saying their client may have saved many lives in the 2012 disaster.

29 African migrants die of hypothermia off Italian coast

Rome - Twenty-nine African migrants intercepted by Italian authorities while trying to reach Europe by boat in rough and icy conditions have died of hypothermia, most after being rescued, sources told AFP Monday.

Eternal City gives green light to red light zone

Rome - Rome authorities have approved plans for a red light zone where prostitution will be officially tolerated from April, officials said Saturday as Church and other opponents attacked the move.

Italian Couchsurfing host drugged and raped Australian

Rome - An Italian policeman who posed as an amiable host on the Couchsurfing website has been charged with drugging and raping a 16-year-old Australian and may have sexually assaulted up to 15 other women, judicial sources said Friday.

Italy's Renzi says EU-Greece deal possible after Tsipras talks

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Tuesday he believes Greece will be able to strike a deal with its EU partners over its massive debts.

New Italian president Sergio Mattarella sworn in

Rome - Sergio Mattarella, a Sicilian constitutional court judge closely associated with the fight against organised crime, was sworn in on Tuesday as Italy's new president.
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