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Venice braces for more high water as alarms sound

Venice - Venice braced itself for more rising waters on Thursday as Italy's government prepared to take emergency measures for the canal city struck by an exceptional tide this week.

Asylum-seekers in Greece, Italy face years of limbo: EU audit

Apo - Asylum-seekers crowded into "hotspots" in Greece and Italy face limbo that can drag on for years because of legal bottlenecks and poorly performing EU schemes, a report said Wednesday.

Flooding drowns St Mark's priceless mosaics in sewage

Venice - Dirty water swirls around marble tombs inside the 12th century crypt of St Mark's Basilica in Venice, which suffered untold damage when an unprecedented high tide swept through the city.

Climate change, corruption blamed for Venice flood devastation

Venice - Much of Venice was left under water after the highest tide in 50 years ripped through the historic Italian city, beaching gondolas, trashing hotels and sending tourists fleeing through rapidly rising waters.

Venice underwater as exceptional tide sweeps through canal city

Venice - Venice was hit by the highest tide in more than 50 years late Tuesday, with tourists wading through flooded streets to seek shelter as a fierce wind whipped up waves in St. Mark's Square.

Italy hit by heavy rains, flooding in Venice

Rome - Powerful rainstorms hit Italy on Tuesday, with the worst affected areas in the south and Venice, where there was widespread flooding.

Poland charges two with animal abuse over 'nightmare' tiger trip

Warsaw - Polish prosecutors said Monday they have charged two Italian truck drivers with animal abuse after the men took 10 tigers on a gruelling journey through Europe that left one tiger dead and the others "emaciated" and "without the will to live".

PSA and Fiat Chrysler unveil merger of equals

Paris - PSA and Fiat Chrysler unveiled Thursday a plan for a 50-50 merger of their operations to create the world's fourth-largest car manufacturer that would generate billions in savings without factory closures.

Paris, Berlin and Rome to take 194 migrants rescued from Med

Rome - Nearly 200 migrants pulled from the Mediterranean in the last two weeks by two humanitarian rescue boats will be taken in by France, Germany and Italy, in line with a European deal agreed in September.

Italy right triumphs in left-wing stronghold

Rome - Italy's right-wing opposition alliance was Monday celebrating an eye-catching victory in a left stronghold, which has dealt an embarrassing blow to the country's ruling coalition.

Italian right hopes to conquer left stronghold in key vote

Rome - Early results showed Italy's right-wing opposition alliance were ahead in a regional election, heralded as a key test for the country's new left-leaning government.

Protesters in Rome call for mayor to resign

Rome - Hundreds of people marched along the Tiber River on Saturday to demand Rome mayor Virginia Raggi resign over the state of the Italian capital.

New technique reveals lost splendours of Herculaneum art

Ercolano - One of the best preserved Roman houses at Herculaneum reopened on Wednesday after more than 30 years, its exquisite paintings brought back to life thanks to a revolutionary new technique.

Italy's Salvini flexes muscles with Rome rally

Rome - Italy's strongman Matteo Salvini holds a rally in Rome Saturday aimed at relaunching the Italian right and making a power grab for the capital.

Drowned migrant mother 'held baby to the last': Italian diver

Rome - An Italian diver who led a search for victims of a Mediterranean shipwreck has described the horror of finding the body of a baby, whose mother had clutched him to her as they drowned.

Stars head to Eternal City for Rome Film Festival

Rome - US cinema greats Bill Murray, John Travolta and Ethan Coen lead the stars descending on Rome for this year's Film Festival, which kicks off Thursday in the Italian capital.

Review: Caeleb Dressel makes ISL debut, wins 50 men's meter freestyle Special

Naples - On October 12, world-renowned swimmer Caeleb Dressel made his ISL debut at the Aquatic Swimming Complex in Naples, Italy.

Vivid gladiator fresco discovered at Pompeii

Rome - A vivid fresco depicting an armour-clad gladiator standing victorious as his wounded opponent stumbles gushing blood has been discovered in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, Italy's culture ministry said Friday.

Italy parliament votes to slash MP numbers

Rome - Italy's parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved slashing the number of lawmakers, a move the left-leaning government hopes will help keep the far-right from power.

Italian premier expresses 'doubts' over assisted suicide

Rome - Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has expressed reservations about a recent court decision decriminalising assisted suicide, in comments to the Corriere della Sera newspaper published Saturday.

Pompeo to combat Russian influence on Balkans trip

New York - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will seek to counter Russian influence during his visit next week to Montenegro and North Macedonia, the latest and the next members of NATO, officials said Friday.

Hundreds of thousands join children's climate strikes in Europe

Rome - Hundreds of thousands of youths demonstrated across European cities on Friday in the second in a global series of protests to avert a climate catastrophe.

Italy court rules assisted suicide not always a crime

Rome - Italy's Constitutional Court on Wednesday ruled it was not always a crime to help someone in "intolerable suffering" commit suicide, opening the way for a change of law in the Catholic country.

Italian Alpine glacier close to collapse, officials warn

Rome - Part of a massive glacier on the Italian side of the Mont Blanc mountain range is close to collapse after accelerated melting in the late summer heat, officials at a nearby town warned Wednesday.

Old lady discovers Renaissance masterpiece in her kitchen

Paris - An early Renaissance masterpiece by the Florentine master Cimabue has been discovered in an old lady's kitchen in a town near Paris, art experts said Monday.

Ministers agree draft new EU migrant system in Malta

Valletta - Four EU countries on Monday agreed a new temporary system to automatically distribute migrants arriving in Italy and Malta from across the Mediterranean which will be discussed by the full EU next month.

Italy rise in 'phantom' boats as new route sees migrants go undetected

Rome - Italy has seen a rise in so-called "phantom" boat arrivals as traffickers ferry migrants across the Mediterranean from Tunisia rather than Libya without being spotted, a prosecutor warned Saturday.

Macron and Conte call for overhaul of EU migrant policy

Rome - French President Emmanuel Macron and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called Wednesday for a reform of Europe's "ineffective" EU immigration policy, bemoaning a lack of solidarity as they met to turn the page on Italy's previous anti-migrant popul...

Malta saves stricken pregnant migrant, 44 others

Valletta - Malta on Wednesday said it had rescued 45 stricken migrants attempting the perilous Mediterranean crossing, including airlifting a pregnant woman at risk of miscarriage.

Three killed in Venice offshore racing accident

Rome - Three people have been killed in Venice after a powerboat attempting to break an offshore record slammed into an artificial spit of land in the dark, Italian firefighters and media reports said Wednesday.
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