A giant cruise ship very narrowly missed a yacht while being towed out of Venice late Sunday, just a month after a collision there renewed the controversy over the giant vessels. The 12-deck Costa Deliziosa, which is nearly 300 meters long and carries more than 3,800 passengers and crew, was being towed out in stormy conditions when the near-miss happened.
Russian President Vladimir Putin paid a lightning visit to Rome on Thursday, including talks with the pope, hailing efforts by Italy's populist government to ease sanctions despite Moscow's ongoing crisis with the West. Rome's historic centre was on security lockdown for the visit, with 50 streets blocked to traffic.
Italy' Home Secretary Matteo Salvini called on Monday the Uruguayan government asking to explain how one of the most wanted criminals in the world, known as Milan's cocaine king, managed to escape from a jail in Montevideo where he was waiting for his extradition to Italy.
Italy is the United States' most reliable ally in Europe, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Monday, keen to present himself as a strong, trustworthy statesman during a visit to Washington.
A massive cruise ship lost control as it docked in Venice on Sunday crashing into the wharf and hitting a tourist boat after suffering an engine failure. Tourists on the harbor could be seen running away as the 13-deck MSC Opera scraped along the dockside, its engine blaring, before knocking into a tourist boat, amateur video footage posted on Twitter showed.
A senior adviser to the German government fears another European financial crisis could be brewing. Dr. Lars Feld, one of the German Council of Economic Experts, was one of the first last year to warn of a slowdown in Europe's largest economy.
Thousands of Italians turned out in Milan on Saturday to support their captain Matteo Salvini, the far-right leader they see as taking their battle against the European Union to Brussels. Ahead of May 26 European parliamentary elections, we want to be an Italian country, with an Italian currency, we want to go back to what we were before, with our dignity and our independence.
A cardinal who conducts acts of charity for Pope Francis has restored power for hundreds of people in a building in Rome after climbing down a manhole and flipping a switch, local media report.
A former communist militant Cesare Battisti has admitted to four murders in Italy during the 1970s, according to local press. Battisti, 64, spent decades on the run and previously denied any involvement. He was arrested in Bolivia in January after living in Brazil, and later extradited to Italy.
Italy has become the first developed economy to sign up to China's global investment program which has raised concerns among Italy's Western allies. A total of 29 deals amounting to €2.5bn were signed during Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Rome.