Italy Correspondent for The Independent
19 June 2014 06:49 PM
Engineers have said they will use a robot to monitor residual fuel in the ship’s tanks to prevent any leaks during the removal operation
15 June 2014 08:09 PM
Pope Francis, famous for his populist touch, has also demonstrated a fatalist streak in eschewing use of the bullet-proof Popemobile, designed to protect him from attacks of the type that almost killed Pope John Paul II.
05 June 2014 03:59 PM
Experts from Switzerland, Singapore, the United States and Italy to replace all-Italian group
04 June 2014 06:44 PM
Investigators say they have traced some €20m in kickbacks from contractors for the project that is designed to prevent the sort of flooding that affected St Mark’s Square in 2008
02 June 2014 12:12 AM
At the end of May, as shoals of mighty bluefin tuna sweep past the Isola di San Pietro off the south-west coast of Sardinia, fisherman are waiting, ready to haul the animals out of the deep as the Phoenicians did 3,000 years ago.
Pompeii faces doom (again): Can a massive EU bail-out save the ancient city from neglect, rain and Mafia meddling?
31 May 2014 12:00 AM
It is claimed that the writing is on the wall for the world's most celebrated archaeological site, with mismanagement and underfunding speeding its second oblivion
22 May 2014 05:27 PM
The decision by one of the Camorra’s most senior figures to turn informant has sent shockwaves through the Naples crime syndicate.
12 May 2014 07:08 PM
Former Prime Minister’s involvement with Sicilian mafia is proven as his middle-man to Cosa Nostra arrested
09 May 2014 06:25 PM
The three-time premier's four-year prison sentence for tax evasion was commuted to nine months community service, entailing just one four-hour session per week
05 May 2014 07:21 PM
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Plebgate MP Andrew Mitchell called officer a 'little s**t', claim court documents 'exposing ex-Chief Whip's 'record of abusing police'
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