Italy Correspondent for The Independent
07 July 2014 05:31 PM
The gesture came just two weeks after Pope Francis made a strong condemnation of organised crime
The deadly exodus: Italian right attacks government operation to rescue boat immigrants from North Africa
30 June 2014 05:58 PM
As 30 migrants are found dead in the hold of a boat in the Mediterranean, anger mounts in Italy at the perceived lack of support from other EU members to stop the record flow of immigrants from North Africa
27 June 2014 07:48 PM
FLNC’s move appears to have been prompted by a recent decision by the island’s regional assembly to give people born there priority in buying property
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.
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
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