France, Italy see need to stop Islamic State in Libya

PARIS World powers need to step up efforts to stop Islamic State gaining ground in Libya while keeping up the fight against the militant group in Syria and Iraq, France and Italy said on Thursday.

Vatican puts journalists on trial amid human rights furor

VATICAN CITY Five people, including two Italian reporters, went on trial in the Vatican on Tuesday, to outrage from rights groups, on charges arising from publication of books in which the Holy See was portrayed as mired in mismanagement and corruption.

World, Pope 24 Nov 2015

Thousands attend Venice funeral for Italian woman killed in Paris

VENICE, Italy Thousands gathered in Venice's St. Marks Square on Tuesday for a multi-faith funeral for Valeria Solesin, the 28-year-old Italian student killed by Islamist militants in Paris.

World, 24 Nov 2015

Tod's splashes out $440 million on Roger Vivier shoes

MILAN Italian luxury goods maker Tod's said it had agreed to buy from its biggest shareholder the prestigious Roger Vivier shoe brand for 415 million euros ($440 million), a price some analysts said looked expensive.

Deals, 23 Nov 2015

Suspected Paris attacker Abdeslam was in Italy in August

BARI, Italy Suspected Paris attacker Salah Abdeslam traveled through Italy in August with a companion, but his presence caused no alarm because he was not a wanted man at the time, an investigative source said on Monday.

World 23 Nov 2015

Italy art critics, politicians recriminate after $16 million paintings heist

ROME Amid recriminations and wildly diverging theories, Italian politicians and art critics are still trying to comprehend a dramatic robbery which saw 17 paintings including several masterpieces taken from a museum in Verona this week.

World, Arts, 21 Nov 2015

Vatican to try five, including reporters, over leaks scandal

ROME The Vatican on Saturday ordered five people, including two Italian journalists, to stand trial for leaking and publishing secret documents, in the latest development in a leaks scandal which is rocking the papacy.

World, Pope 21 Nov 2015

Italy uncovers mafia threat to interior minister

PALERMO, Italy Italian police arrested six members of Sicily's Cosa Nostra mafia on Friday as part of an inquiry that uncovered a threat of violence against Interior Minister Angelino Alfano.

World, 20 Nov 2015

Branded a traitor, Russian sports whistleblower hides abroad

MOSCOW/LONDON The sportswoman who blew the whistle on doping in Russian athletics is in hiding abroad, pursued by a barrage of criticism from former colleagues and officials at home who accuse her of betraying her country.

Italian leader Renzi wins confidence vote over budget

ROME Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday won a confidence vote in the Senate on next year's budget that scraps a hated tax on primary residences and slows deficit reduction.

World, 20 Nov 2015

Putin, citing national security, signs Turkey sanctions decree

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin signed a decree imposing a raft of punitive economic sanctions against Turkey on Saturday, underlining the depth of the Kremlin's anger toward Ankara four days after Turkey shot down a Russian warplane.