Italy Correspondent for The Independent
Costa Concordia trial: Captain Francesco Schettino awaits verdict that could put him in jail for 26 years
08 February 2015 06:55 PM
Mr Schettino is charged with multiple manslaughter and causing a shipwreck, and accused of abandoning ship ahead of his passengers
06 February 2015 05:46 PM
Disgraced former PM blamed for demise of the once-mighty Forza Italia
Sicilian city of Agrigento 'bled dry' by corrupt councillors who earn up to €10,000 a time for 'ghost meetings'
05 February 2015 08:52 PM
Thousands of furious residents demand the scalps of those who have been lining their own pockets
03 February 2015 12:00 AM
Rome’s exquisite city centre might sound like the perfect location to shoot action scenes for the new Bond film, Spectre – but some locals beg to differ.
02 February 2015 06:39 PM
Constant blight of rubbish and grime that has turned Europe's most beautiful capital into one of its dirtiest
30 January 2015 06:26 PM
Prime Minister wins coalition support for anti-Mafia, anti-Berlusconi candidate
Mafia's wall of silence broken: Victim of Cosa Nostra's extortion rackets in its Corleone heartland co-operates with authorities for the first time ever
27 January 2015 06:34 PM
An unnamed businessman's stand leads to the arrest of Sicilian mobsters
24 January 2015 12:00 AM
Italy’s brain drain continues. And the latest evidence of this? Figures from the health ministry showing that the overseas migration of Italian doctors is becoming a mass exodus.
23 January 2015 06:01 PM
Man ordered to have examination to see if 'condition' was deteriorating
22 January 2015 06:25 PM
Recovered haul goes on show after investigation finds stolen antiquities in Switzerland
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
Boris Nemtsov shot dead: Outspoken Putin critic who had expressed fears for his life is killed near the Kremlin
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