"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
Despite Mario Monti’s popularity remaining high there are signs of opposition and political obstruction.
His speech to Italy’s upper house of
December 15, 2001 The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa re-opens to the public after 11 years of work to make the landmark more secure. The tower had been
There was death on the streets of the Italian Renaissance city of Florence on Tuesday after two African street sellers were gunned down at lunch time
Italy’s week started with demonstrations and strikes that are set to be repeated over the next five days.
On Monday port, highway and haulage
In Italy, police anti-sabotage specialists have uncovered two packages addressed to Italian politicians with bullets inside them.
Work is underway on new technology which could be used to prevent the disruption caused by the Icelandic volcanic cloud eruption in 2010. A system
Italy’s three biggest unions have called a three hour strike this afternoon against the imposition of austerity measures.
The protest is against
Around 20,000 people all over Italy attended the ‘if not now, when?’ event on Sunday, organisers say.
The movement calls for equality and better
An Italian anarchist group calling itself the Informal Ararchist Federation has claimed responsibility for a letter bomb which exploded at a state
December 12, 1913 Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, the Mona Lisa is found in a hotel room in Florence, Italy two years after being stolen from the
Demonstrators clashed with police near the Italian village of Chiomonte on Thursday after several thousand protesters marched towards the
Italian police have clashed with protesters trying to reach the construction site of a controversial high-speed rail link between Turin and Lyon in
US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner says the US and all economies have a very strong interest in efforts being made to strengthen the euro.
Anti-austerity protesters made their voices heard as Italy’s world-famous La Scala theatre staged its season premiere.
“We won’t pay for the
A “great day” for all “honest people.”
That is how new Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has described the arrest of Mafia boss Michele Zagaria
Roberto Saviano knows about the Camorra all too well.
The clan inspired his best-selling book ‘Gomorrah: Italy’s Other Mafia’, which was made into
Italian police say they have captured the chief of a Naples Mafia clan.
Michele Zagaria had been on the run for the last 16 years, and was
A political ally of former Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi may be arrested for allegedly having links to organised crime.
Italy’s latest austerity package was welcomed by the financial markets which slashed Rome’s borrowing costs. The country’s political parties also
One of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous yet fragile works of art, his red chalk self portrait, is on public display, for only the third time ever.