The government won an initial pair of confidence votes in the upper house of parliament on Wednesday on a new electoral law.
Since 2011, the percentage of unaccompanied children among Egyptian irregular migrants reaching Europe has been remarkably high.
The past three years have seen a nearly 600% increase in the number of potential sex trafficking victims arriving in Italy by sea.
Italy has erected a “museum of fascism” in Mussolini’s hometown in hopes of facing the demons of its past. Historians however are sceptical of the move.
With the huge number of people crossing the Mediterranean from North Africa increasing, Italy complains that its European partners are not sharing the load.
The 11-point plan is expected to be presented in the coming days to some nine NGOs who regularly deploy rescue boats just off the Libyan coast.
Eighty African refugees were rescued and brought to the southern Italian port of Brindisi, where they said that their boat originally carried around 140 people.
Coming back from an open heart surgery and a tax fraud conviction, the former Italian PM panned the 5-star which is currently leading the opinion polls against his party Forza Italia.
The migrants were found off the coast of Libya in wooden and rubber boats and were rescued by Spanish and Italian ships.
What does adapting to Italian culture mean for the millions of foreigners living there? Does it mean giving up your religious identity?
A shift to the German style electoral system has been agreed upon by the country’s largest parties, with elections likely to be held later this year.
Modern music fans like to surround themselves with images representing their musical tastes – and so did Renaissance Italians.
The former Prime Minister believes that a voting system modelled after Germany’s would allow the new parliament to get to work without losing time.
Issues of terrorism and global trade were much talked about, but disappointment was rife when Trump didn’t talk about Russia or back a climate change deal.
The White House hopes the trip will shift focus away from domestic controversies and on to Donald Trump’s foreign policy agenda.
Italy and the EU will spend millions of euros to help Tripoli upgrade its coast guard fleet, but this will hinder the work of rescue ships helping migrants.
Seven men were found dead during Saturday’s rescues, but survivors brought to Trapani in Sicily indicated a further 13 had been lost at sea.
“We recognise that cyber incidents represent a growing threat for our economies and that appropriate economy-wide policy responses are needed,” the G7 said in a statement.
Since 1600, 278,880 people have been killed by volcanic activity, many of these deaths attributed to secondary hazards associated with the main eruption.
While France teeters on the brink of the far right, left parties elsewhere in Europe are showing surprising strength.
This week’s column looks at some of the different ways people think about hard work – in the US, in India, as white or blue-collar workers, as Dalit women – and the varying importance of it in their lives.
Former PM Renzi suffered a heavy defeat in a referendum on constitutional reform and wants early elections held this year in an effort to regain power.
In the 1920s and early 1930s, American journalists tended to put the ascendant fascists on a normal footing and ignored the underlying violent megalomania.
Elections are due in 2018 but many politicians are calling for them to be held earlier.
His decision to quit after just two and a half years in office deals a blow to the European Union.
“(This Sunday) could change the lives of our children,” he told a large rally in his home city of Florence.
Matteo Renzi has promised to resign if he does not win a December 4 referendum on constitutional reform.
The sea between Libya and Italy has become the most dangerous migrant crossing in the world, with the death toll surging to more than 4,270 this year.
As the number of Nigerian trafficking victims rise, Italian prosecutors are finding more and more of their time taken up with unpicking Nigeria’s criminal networks.
The International Organisation for Migration’s said that 4,220 migrants had died in the Mediterranean so far this year, compared with 3,777 in 2015.
Italy has become the main arrival point in Europe for people fleeing persecution and poverty in Africa, most of them crossing the Mediterranean from Libya.
The use of dinghies was partly due to European navies capturing and destroying many of the fishing boats that smugglers had been using.
Italy set out plans on Monday to help people staying in temporary accommodation in central Italy after the fiercest earthquake in decades struck regions already rocked by repeated tremors in the past two months.
World Bank and WHO predict that sea levels will rise, food production will decrease and by 2030-2050 at least 250,000 people will die every year from just some of the climate-related harms.
For much of the 19th century migration was unhindered and emigrants could decide on the time of their arrival and departure.
The constitutional reform abolishes the Senate as an elected chamber and prevents it from bringing down a government via a vote of no confidence.
Muslims in Europe have a regular battle with ethnic profiling, violence, discrimination, Islamophobia and xenophobia; and become instruments for conflicts.
EU leaders met to discuss a six-month post-Brexit ‘road map’ to restore public acceptance; however, leaving many leaders dissatisfied.
Some 1,800 migrants were saved in 12 rescue missions on Wednesday, 3,000 migrants on Tuesday, 6,600 on Monday, 1,600 on Sunday and 500 on Saturday, according to Italy’s coastguard, which coordinates sea rescues between Libya and Italy.
The migrants were packed on board dozens of boats, many of them rubber dinghies that become dangerously unstable in high seas.