Italy gives 5.2 bln euros to keep two banks afloat

The Italian government on Sunday made 5.2 billion euros ($5.8 billion) of resources immediately available to keep operative two banks that the European Central Bank has deemed “failing or about to fail,” sending them into insolvency procedures.

The Italian government on Sunday made 5.2 billion euros ($5.8 billion) of resources immediately available to keep operative two banks that the European Central Bank has deemed "failing or about to fail," sending them into insolvency procedures.

More than a thousand Juventus fans injured in Turin stampede

More than a thousand Juventus football fans watching the Champions League final on screens in one of Turin’s main squares late on Saturday were injured when loud bangs created panic and mayhem.

More than a thousand Juventus football fans watching the Champions League final on screens in one of Turin's main squares late on Saturday were injured when loud bangs created panic and mayhem.

Italy’s Renzi re-elected head of ruling Democrats

Former prime minister Matteo Renzi won the leadership of Italy’s ruling Democratic Party (PD) in a primary election Sunday, propelling him back to the forefront of the national political scene.

Former prime minister Matteo Renzi won the leadership of Italy's ruling Democratic Party (PD) in a primary election Sunday, propelling him back to the forefront of the national political scene.

World’s oldest person dies in Italy aged 117

Emma Morano, an Italian woman believed to have been the oldest person alive and the last survivor of the 19th century, died Saturday at the age of 117, Italian media reported.

Emma Morano, an Italian woman believed to have been the oldest person alive and the last survivor of the 19th century, died Saturday at the age of 117, Italian media reported.

EU leaders mark bloc’s 60th anniversary with Rome unity declaration

Europeans must contain their squabbling and carping about the EU if the union is to survive, leaders warned on Saturday as they marked the 60th anniversary of its founding in Rome by signing a formal declaration of unity.

Europeans must contain their squabbling and carping about the EU if the union is to survive, leaders warned on Saturday as they marked the 60th anniversary of its founding in Rome by signing a formal declaration of unity.

More survivors pulled from rubble of Italian hotel buried by avalanche

Emergency workers on Saturday pulled four more survivors from the ruins of an Italian hotel buried under an avalanche three days ago, after the “miracle” rescue of a woman and four children on Friday.

Emergency workers on Saturday pulled four more survivors from the ruins of an Italian hotel buried under an avalanche three days ago, after the "miracle" rescue of a woman and four children on Friday.

Bus crash in Italy kills 16

Italian police say 16 people died when a bus carrying Hungarian school students returning home from France crashed into the side of a highway near Verona. Thirty-nine people survived.

Italian police say 16 people died when a bus carrying Hungarian school students returning home from France crashed into the side of a highway near Verona. Thirty-nine people survived.

Rome halts trains as three quakes strike central Italy

A series of earthquakes measuring 5.3-5.7 magnitude struck central Italy on Wednesday, bringing fresh terror to an area still reeling from deadly quakes last year and struggling to cope with heavy snowfall.

A series of earthquakes measuring 5.3-5.7 magnitude struck central Italy on Wednesday, bringing fresh terror to an area still reeling from deadly quakes last year and struggling to cope with heavy snowfall.

Details of Berlin attacker’s travels through Europe emerge

Following the Berlin attack, suspected assailant Anis Amri travelled from Germany to the Netherlands and then on to France before heading to Italy where police shot him dead, investigative sources revealed Wednesday.

Following the Berlin attack, suspected assailant Anis Amri travelled from Germany to the Netherlands and then on to France before heading to Italy where police shot him dead, investigative sources revealed Wednesday.

Why Milan? Investigators probe Berlin suspect’s Italy links

Investigators are searching for clues as to why Anis Amri returned to Italy, his port of entry in Europe, days after allegedly carrying out the deadly attack on a Christmas Market in Berlin.

Investigators are searching for clues as to why Anis Amri returned to Italy, his port of entry in Europe, days after allegedly carrying out the deadly attack on a Christmas Market in Berlin.

Berlin truck attack suspect killed in shootout in Milan

A man believed to be the suspect in the Berlin Christmas market truck attack was killed in a shoot-out in a suburb of the northern Italian city of Milan on Friday, a security source told Reuters.

A man believed to be the suspect in the Berlin Christmas market truck attack was killed in a shoot-out in a suburb of the northern Italian city of Milan on Friday, a security source told Reuters.

New government approved by Italian parliament

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni won a confidence vote in the upper house Senate on Wednesday, allowing his coalition government to take office.

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni won a confidence vote in the upper house Senate on Wednesday, allowing his coalition government to take office.

Italy unveils new government similar to outgoing Renzi cabinet

Italy on Monday rushed to swear in its 64th government in 70 years, a centre-left coalition headed by new Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and strikingly similar in makeup to the one led by his predecessor Matteo Renzi.

Italy on Monday rushed to swear in its 64th government in 70 years, a centre-left coalition headed by new Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and strikingly similar in makeup to the one led by his predecessor Matteo Renzi.

Paolo Gentiloni: Soft-spoken aristocrat and Renzi ally takes Italy’s top job

The soft-spoken son of an aristocratic family, Paolo Gentiloni is set to become Italy’s fifth prime minister in as many years, promoted thanks to his unwavering loyalty to outgoing premier Matteo Renzi.

The soft-spoken son of an aristocratic family, Paolo Gentiloni is set to become Italy’s fifth prime minister in as many years, promoted thanks to his unwavering loyalty to outgoing premier Matteo Renzi.

Italy’s Renzi officially tenders resignation as parties push for early election

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned on Wednesday after a bruising referendum loss at the weekend, with most parliamentary factions pushing for an early election in a few months’ time.

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned on Wednesday after a bruising referendum loss at the weekend, with most parliamentary factions pushing for an early election in a few months' time.

Matteo Renzi, the hurried prince who made too many enemies

The manner of Matteo Renzi’s rapid rise to power would have impressed his fellow Florentine Niccolò Machiavelli. His similarly swift demise would have appalled him in equal measure.

The manner of Matteo Renzi’s rapid rise to power would have impressed his fellow Florentine Niccolò Machiavelli. His similarly swift demise would have appalled him in equal measure.

Italian president asks Renzi to delay resignation until budget is passed

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is set to resign on Monday after suffering a crushing defeat on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform, tipping the euro zone’s third-largest economy into political turmoil.

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is set to resign on Monday after suffering a crushing defeat on Sunday in a referendum on constitutional reform, tipping the euro zone’s third-largest economy into political turmoil.

Italy’s Renzi defeated in pivotal referendum, exit polls suggest

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has lost a referendum on constitutional reform by a wide margin, exit polls showed on Sunday, throwing his future into doubt and opening the door to renewed political instability in Italy.

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has lost a referendum on constitutional reform by a wide margin, exit polls showed on Sunday, throwing his future into doubt and opening the door to renewed political instability in Italy.

Threat of Brexit contagion hangs over Italy’s referendum

A year ago, Italy’s Matteo Renzi confidently staked his political future on a constitutional referendum. But that was before Brexit and Donald Trump. With Italians now in similarly insurgent mood, the gamble threatens to backfire spectacularly.

A year ago, Italy’s Matteo Renzi confidently staked his political future on a constitutional referendum. But that was before Brexit and Donald Trump. With Italians now in similarly insurgent mood, the gamble threatens to backfire spectacularly.

Central Italy struck by another earthquake

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck central Italy on Thursday morning in the same region hit by recent strong quakes, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck central Italy on Thursday morning in the same region hit by recent strong quakes, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Latest quake leaves Italian heritage in ruins, thousands displaced

Italy’s most powerful earthquake in 36 years has left more than 15,000 people homeless, authorities said Monday as the scale of the damage done to irreplacable historic buildings became apparent.

Italy's most powerful earthquake in 36 years has left more than 15,000 people homeless, authorities said Monday as the scale of the damage done to irreplacable historic buildings became apparent.

Powerful earthquake strikes central Italy

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 has rocked central and southern Italy, sending already quake-damaged buildings crumbling after a week of temblors that have left thousands homeless.

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 has rocked central and southern Italy, sending already quake-damaged buildings crumbling after a week of temblors that have left thousands homeless.

Powerful quakes wreak new havoc in Italian mountain towns

Authorities scrambled to find housing Thursday for thousands of people displaced by a pair of strong earthquakes that struck the same region of central Italy hit by a deadly quake in August.

Authorities scrambled to find housing Thursday for thousands of people displaced by a pair of strong earthquakes that struck the same region of central Italy hit by a deadly quake in August.

Rome’s new mayor refuses to back 2024 Olympics bid

Rome’s bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics was dealt a potentially fatal blow on Wednesday after the city’s new mayor refused to give her formal backing.

Rome's bid to host the 2024 summer Olympics was dealt a potentially fatal blow on Wednesday after the city's new mayor refused to give her formal backing.

Mother Theresa to be made saint in Vatican ceremony

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a Nobel peace laureate known as the “saint of the gutters” during her lifetime, will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta, a Nobel peace laureate known as the “saint of the gutters” during her lifetime, will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church on Sunday.

Italy holds mass state funeral for earthquake victims

Weeping relatives hugged each other and reached out to touch the simple wooden coffins at a state funeral held in the Italian town of Ascoli Piceno on Saturday for some of the 290 people killed in last Wednesday’s earthquake.

Weeping relatives hugged each other and reached out to touch the simple wooden coffins at a state funeral held in the Italian town of Ascoli Piceno on Saturday for some of the 290 people killed in last Wednesday's earthquake.

Video: Aftershocks hamper quake rescue efforts in Italy

Aftershocks continue to rock central Italy, complicating rescuers efforts as they try to find survivors from a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that left approximately 250 people dead on Wednesday.

Aftershocks continue to rock central Italy, complicating rescuers efforts as they try to find survivors from a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that left approximately 250 people dead on Wednesday.

Questions mount as hopes for Italy quake survivors fade

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy rose to 250 on Thursday as rescuers continued a grim search for corpses and powerful aftershocks rocked the devastated area.

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy rose to 250 on Thursday as rescuers continued a grim search for corpses and powerful aftershocks rocked the devastated area.

Italian PM vows to rebuild quake-struck areas as death toll hits 250

Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi vowed Thursday to rebuild communities devastated by an earthquake and relaunch efforts to protect infrastructure as the death toll from Wednesday’s quake hit 250.

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi vowed Thursday to rebuild communities devastated by an earthquake and relaunch efforts to protect infrastructure as the death toll from Wednesday's quake hit 250.

Rescue workers race to find Italy quake survivors

Rescuers worked into the early hours of Thursday in a desperate search for survivors after a powerful earthquake shook central Italy, leaving at least 159 people dead and devastating several mountain villages.

Rescuers worked into the early hours of Thursday in a desperate search for survivors after a powerful earthquake shook central Italy, leaving at least 159 people dead and devastating several mountain villages.

In pictures: Devastating quake strikes central Italy

Dozens of people were feared dead across central Italy on Wednesday after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck before dawn. Startling images have emerged in the wake of the disaster as village residents and rescuers searched the rubble for survivors.

Dozens of people were feared dead across central Italy on Wednesday after a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck before dawn. Startling images have emerged in the wake of the disaster as village residents and rescuers searched the rubble for survivors.

Passenger trains in Italy smash head-on in deadly collision

At least 10 people died and dozens were injured when two passenger trains collided in the middle of an olive grove in the southern heel of Italy, a spokesman for the fire brigade said.

At least 10 people died and dozens were injured when two passenger trains collided in the middle of an olive grove in the southern heel of Italy, a spokesman for the fire brigade said.

Rome elects first female mayor in setback for Italian PM

Virginia Raggi was elected as Rome’s first female mayor on Sunday, according to exit polls. The result is an electoral triumph for the populist Five Star Movement and represents a major setback for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Virginia Raggi was elected as Rome’s first female mayor on Sunday, according to exit polls. The result is an electoral triumph for the populist Five Star Movement and represents a major setback for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Rome looks set to elect first female mayor

Voters in the Italian capital go to the polls Sunday with all signs indicating that they will elect Virginia Raggi as the first female mayor of the Eternal City.

Voters in the Italian capital go to the polls Sunday with all signs indicating that they will elect Virginia Raggi as the first female mayor of the Eternal City.

Italy’s anti-establishment candidate leads Rome mayoral election

The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement looked set to take charge of Rome following municipal elections on Sunday that saw it make gains in other Italian cities and pile pressure on Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement looked set to take charge of Rome following municipal elections on Sunday that saw it make gains in other Italian cities and pile pressure on Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Italian vote on big-city mayors will be test for establishment parties

Italians vote on Sunday to choose mayors of the largest cities in elections that will test the popularity of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and could produce a big breakthrough for the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement.

Italians vote on Sunday to choose mayors of the largest cities in elections that will test the popularity of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and could produce a big breakthrough for the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement.

More than 700 migrants may have drowned in the Mediterranean: UN official

Over 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried desperately to reach Europe in unseaworthy smuggling boats, the U.N. refugee agency said Sunday.

Over 700 migrants are feared dead in three Mediterranean Sea shipwrecks south of Italy in the last few days as they tried desperately to reach Europe in unseaworthy smuggling boats, the U.N. refugee agency said Sunday.