ROME More than 2,000 migrants were rescued from boats in the Mediterranean on Friday, Italy's coastguard said, as numbers soared for the third year running in the build up to summer.
ROME A mayor and other officials in a Riviera town have suspended their membership of Italy's ruling party in protest at what they view as government neglect of scores of migrants living rough there.
KIEV Ukraine has banned former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev from entry for the next five years over his support for Russia's seizure of Crimea, a spokeswoman for Ukraine's State Security Service (SBU) said on Thursday.
ROME Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Thursday won the backing of the country's biggest employers' lobby for a constitutional reform on which the 41-year-old premier has staked his political future.
NEW DELHI India's Supreme Court on Thursday said an Italian marine under investigation for the killing of two fishermen is free to go home while international arbitration into the case goes on.
ROME A large wooden fishing boat overcrowded with migrants capsized off the coast of Libya, the Italian navy said on Wednesday, with some 562 people rescued and five found dead. | Video
MOSCOW Italian jeweler Bulgari has teamed up with Russian real estate investor Alexei Bogachev to build its first hotel in the country, it said on Wednesday, a day after opening its second Russian store.
MILAN Italian state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti is set to pick Enel as the buyer of fibre-optic group Metroweb at a board meeting scheduled on Wednesday, three sources familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.
MILAN/PARIS Cartier owner Richemont is in exclusive talks to buy a controlling stake in Italian jewelers Buccellati from local private equity firm Clessidra, two sources familiar with the matter said.
CARACAS Venezuela's opposition and top government officials said on Saturday they met with a group of mediators in the Dominican Republic to lay the groundwork for a dialogue amid a political standoff and a deepening economic crisis.