Michael Day

Italy Correspondent for The Independent

i Newspaper
 
TheIPaper
The Independent around the web
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

Italian PM Matteo Renzi hails introduction of new Italicum system designed to end decades of coalition chaos and deliver stable majorities

The new law means that the largest party to secure 40% or more of the vote will automatically be assigned enough MPs to have a parliamentary majority

Italian police 'reveal' what Jesus looked like as a young boy

Using the Turin Shroud, the supposed burial cloth of Jesus, police investigators have generated a photo-fit image from the negative facial image on the material

Milan Expo 2015: Rioting and tear gas mar the start of a 'brighter tomorrow' for Italy

The fair opens and brings with it protests, police action... and Armani

Even AC Milan, one of the jewels in the business empire of Silvio Berlusconi (centre) is up for grabs

Silvio Berlusconi plans asset sale as he eyes up another return to power

Even AC Milan is being touted by the disgraced tycoon and former Italian Prime Minister

The Italian navy rescues 545 migrants in Salerno

Migrant crisis: EU ministers to discuss U-turn on search-and-rescue operations in Mediterranean

Plans to try and capture or destroy people-smuggling boats will also be considered

A man rescues a migrant from the Aegean sea, in the eastern island of Rhodes, on Monday

Migrant boat disaster: Smuggler known as 'The General' laughed about deaths on crossing from Libya to Italy

Mered Medhanie, an Eritrean based in Libya, was recorded boasting about booming business in people-trafficking

The body of a dead child is recovered off the coast of Rhodes. People smuggling is an industry where demand exceeds supply and the seller does not care greatly if the customer reaches their destination or not (AP)

Migrant boat disaster: Survivor describes horror of drowning 'prisoners' locked in hold by traffickers

The man suggested there may have been 950 crammed aboard

Migrants rescued in recent days originated from countries in the Horn of Africa, Subsaharan Africa and West Africa

Migrants crossing the Mediterranean: Death rate rises 50-fold since end of Italy's Mare Nostrum search and rescue mission, say refugee organisations

Latest shipwreck leaves 400 dead as campaigners demand EU action to deal with unprecedented flow of boats

An Italian military ship with would be immigrants onboard in the port of Pozzallo, Sicily, last year

Dead migrant thrown to the sharks by human trafficker

It is believed that the man died after breathing in petrol that spilled onto him  as the stricken vessel made its voyage

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson share a moment in the first Twilight film; The Vatican is being warned of “beautiful young vampires” encouraging young people to dabble with occult forces

Exorcists warn Vatican over 'beautiful young vampires' and satanic yoga

Father Cesare Truqui says that dioceses in Italy and beyond were experiencing a surge in reports of symptoms of possession

Latest stories from i100
Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition apps?
SPONSORED FEATURES

Day In a Page

The Silk Roads that trace civilisation: Long before the West rose to power, Asian pathways were connecting peoples and places

The Silk Roads that trace civilisation

Long before the West rose to power, Asian pathways were connecting peoples and places
House of Lords: Outcry as donors, fixers and MPs caught up in expenses scandal are ennobled

The honours that shame Britain

Outcry as donors, fixers and MPs caught up in expenses scandal are ennobled
When it comes to street harassment, we need to talk about race

'When it comes to street harassment, we need to talk about race'

Why are black men living the stereotypes and why are we letting them get away with it?
International Tap Festival: Forget Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - this dancing is improvised, spontaneous and rhythmic

International Tap Festival comes to the UK

Forget Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - this dancing is improvised, spontaneous and rhythmic
War with Isis: Is Turkey's buffer zone in Syria a matter of self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

Turkey's buffer zone in Syria: self-defence – or just anti-Kurd?

Ankara accused of exacerbating racial division by allowing Turkmen minority to cross the border
Doris Lessing: Acclaimed novelist was kept under MI5 observation for 18 years, newly released papers show

'A subversive brothel keeper and Communist'

Acclaimed novelist Doris Lessing was kept under MI5 observation for 18 years, newly released papers show
Big Blue Live: BBC's Springwatch offshoot swaps back gardens for California's Monterey Bay

BBC heads to the Californian coast

The Big Blue Live crew is preparing for the first of three episodes on Sunday night, filming from boats, planes and an aquarium studio
Austin Bidwell: The Victorian fraudster who shook the Bank of England with the most daring forgery the world had known

Victorian fraudster who shook the Bank of England

Conman Austin Bidwell. was a heartless cad who carried out the most daring forgery the world had known
Car hacking scandal: Security designed to stop thieves hot-wiring almost every modern motor has been cracked

Car hacking scandal

Security designed to stop thieves hot-wiring almost every modern motor has been cracked
10 best placemats

Take your seat: 10 best placemats

Protect your table and dine in style with a bold new accessory
Ashes 2015: Alastair Cook not the only one to be caught in The Oval mindwarp

Cook not the only one to be caught in The Oval mindwarp

Aussie skipper Michael Clarke was lured into believing that what we witnessed at Edgbaston and Trent Bridge would continue in London, says Kevin Garside
Can Rafael Benitez get the best out of Gareth Bale at Real Madrid?

Can Benitez get the best out of Bale?

Back at the club he watched as a boy, the pressure is on Benitez to find a winning blend from Real's multiple talents. As La Liga begins, Pete Jenson asks if it will be enough to stop Barcelona
Athletics World Championships 2015: Beijing witnesses new stage in the Jessica Ennis-Hill and Katarina Johnson-Thompson heptathlon rivalry

Beijing witnesses new stage in the Jess and Kat rivalry

The last time the two British heptathletes competed, Ennis-Hill was on the way to Olympic gold and Johnson-Thompson was just a promising teenager. But a lot has happened in the following three years
Jeremy Corbyn: Joining a shrewd operator desperate for power as he visits the North East

Jeremy Corbyn interview: A shrewd operator desperate for power

His radical anti-austerity agenda has caught the imagination of the left and politically disaffected and set a staid Labour leadership election alight
Isis executes Palmyra antiquities chief: Defender of ancient city's past was killed for protecting its future

Isis executes Palmyra antiquities chief

Robert Fisk on the defender of the ancient city's past who was killed for protecting its future