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Mediterranean death toll exceeds 200 since January 1, IOM says

At least 219 people have died trying to reach Europe by crossing the Mediterranean in the first weeks of 2017, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Tuesday.

Italy saw deflation in 2016; first time since 1959

Italy experienced deflation last year, the first time it has done so since 1959, the Istat national statistics bureau confirmed Monday.

Mafia boss captured in Italy after two years on the run

A Mafia boss was arrested in Italy on Sunday after being on the run since 2014.

Italy's Renzi ready to return to politics after referendum defeat

After picking himself up from a crushing referendum defeat that led to his ouster as Italy's prime minister, Matteo Renzi said in an interview on Sunday that he is working on his political...

Migrant boat with more than 100 aboard capsizes in Mediterranean

A boat carrying around 110 migrants capsized off the coast of Libya on Saturday, according to Flavio Di Giacomo, spokesman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

Italian premier released from hospital after heart procedure

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has been released from the hospital after undergoing a heart procedure, a spokeswoman told dpa on Saturday.

Abbas meets Pope for Palestinian embassy opening in Vatican

Pope Francis on Saturday received Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shortly before the opening of a Palestinian embassy in the Vatican City, the Vatican confirmed.

Acid attack on Italian beauty queen puts her eyesight at risk

Doctors on Thursday were struggling to save the eyesight of a former Miss Italy finalist after an ex-boyfriend threw acid in her face, Italian news agency ANSA reported.

Somali refugee dead in Italy blaze

A Somali national died and two more suffered from smoke inhalation when a blaze broke in the Florence-area town of Sesto Fiorentino, Italian media reported Thursday.

Police in Italy and Germany bust migrant smuggling ring

Italian and German police have busted a six-member ring that smuggled asylum seekers into the European Union via the Balkans, state police in the Italian city of Ancona said Wednesday.

Italian counter-terrorism police arrest Tunisian radical Islamist

A Tunisian national suspected of being a member of a radical Islamist organization has been arrested in Italy, counter-terrorism police said on Tuesday.

EU parliament liberals reject alliance bid from Italy's populist M5S

The staunchly pro-EU Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) caucus in the European Parliament declined to join forces with Italy's eurosceptic Five Star Movement (M5S) on Monday.

Italian eurosceptic party joins pro-EU caucus in European Parliament

Italy's populist, eurosceptic Five Star Movement (M5S) decided Monday to ditch its ties to the pro-Brexit UK Independence Party (UKIP) in favor of the staunchly pro-EU Alliance of Liberals and...

Assets worth millions seized from ex Monte dei Paschi execs

Authorities have seized assets worth 22.6 million euros (23.6 million dollars) from two former executives at Italy's troubled Monte dei Paschi di Siena (MPS) bank.

Italy has fewer radical Islamists than rest of Europe, officials say

There are fewer radicalized Islamists in Italy than in the rest of Europe, despite the country lacking an effective terrorism prevention strategy, government officials said Thursday.