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Italy’s government allies seek higher deficit to spur growth

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s ruling parties want to spur economic growth by setting next year’s budget deficit target at more than two percent of annual output, a...

Italy’s PM says Autostrade will not help rebuild Genoa bridge

SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday Atlantia’s Autostrade per l’Italia unit would not take part in rebuilding...

EU must end migration ‘blame game’: Tusk

SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) – The chairman of the body grouping European Union government leaders lashed out on Wednesday against those seeking to score political...

Europeans still open to refugees, three years after crisis

BERLIN (Reuters) – A majority of Europeans support taking in refugees although many disapprove of how the European Union has handled a record influx of migrants...

British priest, 72, put two policemen in hospital after groping women on a train in Italy

British priest, 72, put two policemen in hospital after violently lashing out when he was caught groping women on a train in Italy The 72-year-old priest had allegedly...

Italy Deputy PM Di Maio says has full confidence in economy minister

ROME (Reuters) – Italian Deputy Prime Minister and 5-Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio said on Wednesday he had “full confidence” in Economy Minister Giovanni...

Italy’s prosecutors give League decades to repay party funds

ROME (Reuters) – Italian prosecutors said on Tuesday the far-right League can repay some 45 million euros ($53 million) it owes the state over the next 75 years,...

Serie B suspended until further notice after clubs win appeal against Italian authorities

ITALIAN football has been plunged into chaos after an appeal court suspended Serie B until further notice. A bitter legal row over whether the second tier has 19 or 22...

Italian priest kidnapped overnight in south Niger: government spokesman

NIAMEY (Reuters) – An Italian priest was kidnapped overnight in south Niger, near the border with Burkina Faso, a Nigerian government spokesman said on Tuesday....

Indian bishop accused of raping nun steps aside as arrest calls grow

KOCHI, India (Reuters) – An Indian Catholic bishop accused of raping a nun has written to the Vatican asking to step down as protests grow in India’s Kerala...