MILAN/PALERMO - A death threat by a Sicilian mafia boss against the lead prosecutor in a historic mob trial has stirred grim memories of the murders of Italy's top prosecutors two decades ago.
MILAN/ROME - The board of Italian lender Monte dei Paschi di Siena said it disagreed with a request by its top investor to delay a 3-billion euro ($4 billion) capital increase, setting the scene for a showdown at a shareholder meeting this month.
ROME - Italy's "pitchfork" protests spread to Rome on Thursday when hundreds of students clashed with police and threw firecrackers outside a university where government ministers were attending a conference.
PARIS - Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, who lost parliamentary immunity when he was expelled from the Senate last month, said on Thursday revolution would break out if he were arrested and thrown in prison.
ROME - Italy's Prime Minister Enrico Letta won a confidence vote in the Senate on Wednesday, confirming his government's majority after promising sweeping reforms and urging lawmakers to back him or risk chaos. | Video
MILAN/ABU DHABI - Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways is examining Alitalia's books and is expected to decide by Christmas whether to take a stake in the troubled Italian airline, two sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.
ROME - Prime Minister Enrico Letta pledged a package of institutional and economic reforms to lift Italy's stagnant economy out of recession and reach growth of 2 percent by 2015 as he opened a debate ahead of a confidence vote in parliament on Wednesday.
NEW YORK - American chefs Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman draw inspiration for their Southern cooking from their Italian heritage and their grandmothers' Sunday dinners, which they remember fondly in their first book "Collard & Carbonara."
ROME - The head of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement Beppe Grillo urged police on Tuesday to join protesters as a wave of "pitchfork" protests gave vent to bitter frustration after years of austerity and recession.
BRUSSELS - Europe's highest court on Tuesday told a lower court to re-examine a long-running dispute between France, Italy and Ireland and EU competition regulators over whether millions of euros in state aid granted to the alumina sector was legal.
GENEVA - International mediator Lakhdar Brahimi has given Syria's warring sides until December 27 to name their delegations to planned peace negotiations next month, officials said on Thursday.
The criminal complaint against Ross William Ulbricht, known as "Dread Pirate Roberts."