Thieves armed with toy weapons who dug a tunnel into a post office in Florence stole 70,000 euros ($A110,210) after locking terrified staff in the vault, police told AFP.
Italy's premier has urged the swift implementation of a series of measures adopted to protect people living in a so-called Triangle of Death, where toxic mafia dumps are blamed for rising cancer...
Amanda Knox's former Italian boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, insisted Friday he had no plans to flee his country when police apprehended him near the northeastern border with Austria and Slovenia,...
Philip Pullella Italy said on Monday India's relations with the European Union would be seriously damaged if New Delhi uses anti-piracy and anti-terrorism legislation to try two Italian marines accused of killing...
The eruption of the Mount Etna volcano in Sicily has forced the closure of nearby Catania airport.
Isla Binnie Cash-strapped Italians are refusing to let recession stop them enjoying their iconic panettone Christmas cake, and are even embracing variations on the tightly regulated recipe.
Steve Scherer Italy will honour a pledge to host the transfer of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal despite growing domestic opposition.
Ship carrying African migrants to Europe caught fire and capsized on Thursday off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, killing at least 133 people as hundreds were dumped into the sea, officials...
The boat disaster that left 300 people feared dead off the Italian coast is the result of a repressive policy toward irregular immigrants, a United Nations official says.
Stephanie Anderson Australia’s obsession with the sex scandals of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi pushed coverage of the country to increasing levels, new research has found.
Italy’s senate stripped Silvio Berlusconi of his parliamentary seat, a dramatic and humiliating expulsion, even as other troubles loom on his horizon.
Nick Squires, John Bingham, Claire Duffin Italy has intervened in the legal dispute over the mother whose baby was forcibly delivered by caesarean section on the secret orders of a British court.
An Italian mafia capo alleged to be the biggest cocaine trafficker in the world will be deported to Italy on Saturday, a day after being arrested in a Colombian shopping mall, prosecutors said.
Alessandra Migliaccio At least 36 people have died after a bus came off a flyover and plunged 30 metres down a slope in southern Italy.
Bibhudatta Pradhan Delhi: India's top court has told the Italian ambassador to Delhi not to leave the country without its permission, as protests escalated over Italy's decision to block the return of two marines...
Italy's highest court decided today Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito must be tried again for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
The parties of Italy's centre-left coalition leader and right-wing former premier Silvio Berlusconi have agreed on a presidential candidate, a move that could break a two-month impasse on forming a...
Andrew Frye Italy's Parliament failed to elect a president as Democratic Party leader Pier Luigi Bersani faced a revolt from his allies after he sought to compromise with former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Ella Ide Italy's Prime Minister has unveiled a new government, breaking a two-month stalemate that shook market confidence in the recession-hit country and tested the patience of its European partners.
Ella Ide Italy's new Prime Minister Enrico Letta says his coalition government will act fast to reverse an austerity policy he argues is killing Italy and has called on Europe to become a motor for growth.