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Ten women killed in new Med migrant tragedy

Rome - Ten women died Thursday in a new migrant boat accident in the Mediterranean, Italian authorities said as they began the grisly evacuation of hundreds of corpses from a salvaged wreck.

At least 10 dead on migrant boat sinking off Italy

Rome - At least 10 people died after an inflatable dinghy loaded with migrants began sinking in the Mediterranean on Thursday, the Italian coastguard said.

Norway to extradite Kurdish preacher to Italy

Oslo - A Norwegian court gave the green light on Wednesday for the extradition to Italy of a controversial Kurdish Iraqi cleric accused of belonging to the Islamic State group.

Italy to remove corpses from salvaged migrant boat

Rome - Italy is to begin removing the remains of hundreds of people from a sunken migrant boat after raising it from the Mediterranean seabed and towing it to Sicily, the navy announced Wednesday.

Germany, France, Italy vow 'new impulse' for EU

Berlin - The leaders of Germany, France and Italy vowed Monday "a new impulse" for the EU as it reels from Brexit and told London that the bloc would make no deals before Britain formally decides to leave.

Fire engulfs Singapore Airlines plane wing after emergency landing

Singapore - Flames engulfed the wing of a Singapore Airlines plane after it made an emergency landing at the city's main airport on Monday, with dramatic footage showing plumes of black smoke billowing from the aircraft.

Italy hails mafia killer's arrest as historic

Rome - A convicted killer who was one of Italy's most wanted mafia bosses was arrested Sunday in an operation hailed by prosecutors as a historic breakthrough in the fight against organised crime.

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.

'If Britain leaves Europe, it is forever': Italy's Renzi

Sanktpeterburg - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi warned Friday that if Britain opts to leave the European Union it would be forever, less than a week ahead of the UK's membership referendum.

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.

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.

Shock as Italy daily offers readers 'Mein Kampf'

Rome - A rightwing Italian newspaper was on Saturday giving away free copies of Adolf Hitler's anti-Semitic manifesto "Mein Kampf" in a move which sparked both shock and condemnation.

Held in Italy, Eritrean denies being trafficking kingpin

Rome - An Eritrean man extradited from Sudan to Italy on suspicion of being the head of a migrant trafficking ring has told investigators he is not the man they want, his lawyer said Friday.

Some 2,000 migrants rescued off Libya: Italian coastguard

Rome - Around 2,000 migrants were plucked to safety off the coast of Libya in the latest series of rescue operations in the Mediterranean on Thursday, the Italian coastguard said.

Italy probes claim wrong man extradited for migrant trafficking

Rome - Italian prosecutors are investigating whether the wrong man was extradited to Italy on charges of running a migrant trafficking network after reports suggested it may be a case of mistaken identity.

Heart operation for Berlusconi after near miss attack

Rome - Controversial former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, 79, will undergo heart surgery to replace an aortic valve after suffering an attack his doctor said could have killed him.
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