| Feb 11, 2015
| 9:39 AM
More than 300 sub-Saharan African migrants are missing, presumed drowned in the Mediterranean, after the rubber dinghies on which they sailed from Libya to Italy sank, a disaster that has increased pressure to revive navy patrols in the area.
| Feb 1, 2015
| 7:37 PM
Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, was elected Saturday as Italy's president in the third day of balloting by lawmakers.
He quickly set as priorities attention to his country's moribund...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 6:04 PM
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — After two days of summit meetings here, President Obama and other world leaders signed a lengthy declaration of prescriptions for the global economy, including pledges that placed a renewed emphasis on creating jobs as...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:23 PM
It’s been a hangout of intellectuals and politicians for about 450 years, and for the last 40, the gorgeous Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy has been the place where other politicians and intellectuals, joined by the modern-day aristocrats...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:32 AM
ROME -- Italy’s former prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, has made a last-minute U-turn on plans to bring down the Italian government, backing premier Enrico Letta in a crucial confidence vote after members of his own party threatened to desert him....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 11:51 AM
Italian authorities have arrested a 35-year-old Tunisian with a reported history of human smuggling in last week's deadly sinking of a boat packed with some 500 Africans migrants trying to reach Europe, according to media reports.
Khaled Ben Salem was...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:48 PM
LONDON — European leaders united in outrage Thursday over reported U.S. spying, with German Chancellor Angela Merkel declaring that trust between her government and the Obama administration would need to be rebuilt after reports that U.S....
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:46 AM
LONDON -- Distilling their anger over reports of U.S. spying on European citizens and governments, including heads of state, European Union leaders are calling for a meeting with U.S. officials on the matter before the end of the year.
In a statement...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 1:28 PM
ROME -- Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta on Thursday announced his resignation after surrendering to a leadership challenge from a party colleague who is widely expected to become Italy’s youngest-ever prime minister.
The challenger, Matteo...
| Feb 22, 2014
| 5:59 AM
ROME -- Matteo Renzi, 39, was sworn in as Italy’s youngest ever prime minister Saturday alongside the most youthful Cabinet of ministers ever to govern Italy, half of whom are women.
Renzi, the former mayor of Florence, has no political experience...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:14 AM
MOSCOW – Russian television viewers could be forgiven Friday for failing to notice that the leaders of the United States and some of its political allies were absent from the hoopla in Sochi.
President Vladimir Putin used the hours before the...