A group of Syrian migrants on the Italian island of Lampedusa have finally been able to leave to seek asylum in Sicily.
They are able to apply for
Since its violent eruption on November 11, Sicilian volcano Mount Etna has been spurting ash regularly, the most recent of which are taking the form
The life of Pope Francis may be in danger from the mafia, according to a senior Italian prosecutor.
Nicola Gratteri, a prosecutor in southern
It was the magic number that the assembled experts at the World Bank impressed most: 72%. That is the follow-up success rate for drug addicts who
Fighting mafia plans to subvert democracy, the European Parliament has been working on protective frameworks. This comes as organised criminals are
For nine years the single currency created a European money market that worked as one. Interest rates across different types of loans started to
The ‘Seed of Change’ scheme is growing solid roots in Palermo. In an abandoned nursery in one of the poorest neighborhoods in the city, the project
A migrant boat capsized between Sicily and Tunisia on Friday and hundreds of people were in the sea, the Italian navy said, and the national news
Romano Prodi, former president of the European Commission and ex Italian prime minister, recently attended a conference on new challenges faced by
It is a small sea divided, coast from coast, by enormous disparities in wealth, opportunity and security.
So many, including Albanians in 1991
The bodies of dozens of African immigrants have been found after another boat sank near the Italian island of Lampedusa.
Many have been brought
The chronic illness of Italian politics is instability. Since the 2005 revamp of the electoral law, Italy has seen five prime ministers come and go
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta has faced the Italian Senate asking it to back him or sack him and his coalition government. He spoke ahead of a
The political crisis provoked by former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi’s People of Freedom Party ministers resigning their cabinet posts on his
Nineteen-year-old Marius Ciustea suffers from paraplegia after a recent skiing accident. He is now paralysed from the waist down.
In recent times
When the Cerqueglini family come 170 kilometres to Rome, they are not in the Italian capital just to see the sights. Their son Giordano has a disease
Business Planet’s Serge Rombi has travelled to Italy to get a handle on business networks, an Italian antidote to the financial crisis.
A small volcano vent has suddenly appeared near Rome’s International Fiumicino airport.
The geyser-like vent, which is nearly two metres wide
Tourists going to Venice beware – and make sure you read the fine print.
Everyone knows the lagoon city can be expensive but seven tourists from
Holiday camps are a popular tradition in many countries. But apart from relaxing and having fun, many of them now offer a more challenging experience