About 60,000 riders using bicycles and motor scooters mostly work without any kind of contract, pension contributions, paid holidays, sick leave or accident coverage.
Europe’s most active volcano has been lighting up the Sicilian night sky with eruptions.
200 coffins fall into Ligurian Sea after Italy landslide
The Italian ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and an Italian carabineri police officer were killed on Monday while traveling in the DRC in a UN convoy, the Foreign Ministry said.
Sicily's Mount Etna erupted for the fourth time in the last four days in the early hours of Sunday morning, spewing lava flows and sending up plumes of ash.
In a ceremony on Sunday, Codogno will mark one year since it recorded the first locally acquired case of COVID-19 in Italy.
In moments of acute crisis, Italy relies on apolitical technocrats to make difficult decisions and demonstrate the long-term thinking its elected politicians cannot. It thus falls to Draghi to craft Italy's recovery.
There was some relief for the EU this week both on vaccines and defence.
Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, continued scattering lava, ash and volcanic stones on Thursday.
The new government of national unity, drawing together elements across Italy's political spectrum, is also expected to win a similar vote in the lower house of the Italian parliament.
The alpine village of Sestriere, in the Piedmont region, was blanketed as were several regions in Europe over the past week.
The fact Draghi's government depends on such a disparate group of political parties will restrict his room for manoeuvre and make it hard to reach consensus, argues Dr Luigi Scazzieri
A tale of resilience in central Italy.
Cecilia Sottilotta, Assistant Professor of International Relations and Global Politics at the American University of Rome says it's difficult to believe these very diverse parties are actually coming together.