Italy's birth rate drops to its lowest in more than 150 years
The population is shrinking in most of the poorer south, where per-capita gross domestic product is about half that in the center and north.
Greece: What next?
Tsipras or Merkel will have to give ground if Greece is to stay in the euro zone.
These countries are for freedom of speech in France but not at home
It's a bit of the 'pot calling the kettle black,' wouldn't you say?
The Philippines built a tricked-out popemobile ‘jeepney’ for Pope Francis’ visit
This quintessentially Filipino mashup, harking back to the US occupation, usually transports the poor and their livestock.
Italy's second 'ghost ship' rescue prompts EU pledge on migrants
A cargo ship abandoned by its crew with 359 Syrian refugees on board was towed ashore in Italy on Saturday.
Christmas baby cheer as Italy names trafficking 'superboss'
A baby was born at sea on Christmas Day after his Nigerian mother was plucked from a floundering migrant boat by the Italian navy.
Clashes break out as Italian unions strike over PM Renzi's labor reforms
Unions say the burden of the reforms and spending cuts is being placed unfairly on workers and will do nothing to revive growth.
High-profile corruption scandals are rocking European politics
The pork factor is fueling voter anger with mainstream politicians in southern countries.
Having an affair in Italy? You may want to avoid using WhatsApp
The popular instant messaging service is cited in nearly half of all Italian divorce proceedings.
Here's why a wave of discontent is sweeping through Italy
Center-left Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has been wrong-footed by the souring mood and his approval ratings are falling.
Europe looks left
While attention is focused on the rise of the radical right, a new generation of leftists is also making waves.
Italy to end sea rescue mission that saved 100,000 migrants
'There is a very high risk is that there will be a surge of deaths at sea,' said Riccardo Noury, an Italian spokesman for Amnesty International.
Europe is getting dangerously close to euro crisis 2.0
Political uncertainty in Athens is triggering turmoil in the continent's nervy markets.
In job-hungry Italy, neo-Fascists await young migrants
With the youth unemployment rate at 44 percent, competition for jobs pits native Italians against Eritreans, Sudanese and Syrians fleeing war and repression.
This is how shockingly messed up Italy's economy is right now
Italy has massively reduced public sector salaries. Yet somehow they are still making incredible amounts of money.
Tragedy hits the Himalayas
An avalanche swept away two European climbers, while a veteran Japanese mountaineer plunged to his death.
These 8 European separatist groups are totally inspired by Scotland right now
Here's a look at those who might be tempted to follow if the Scots end up voting for independence.
A summer of violence is exposing Europe’s foreign policy weaknesses
Conflicts raging just outside its borders are challenging the EU's focus on 'soft power.'
Why the Koreas matter to the pope
The Vatican sends a message to an embattled East Asian outpost.
This is how they got the Costa Concordia — twice the size of the Titanic — back to port
Last time you looked this giant ship was on its side. This is how they got it up and home.
This entire Italian village is for sale on eBay
It's a bit of a fixer-upper. But for just $333,057, who cares?
The US Consulate in Milan is OFFICIALLY the dorkiest and awesomest US consulate in the world
Their nerdy, educational rap video is a little cringy, a lot adorable, and a 100-percent-solid use of State Department funds.
This notorious Italian gangster was just caught shoplifting men's underwear from a supermarket
There are so many things wrong with this story. For starters, he is supposed to be in prison.
The mayor of Venice is under house arrest
Mayor Giorgio Orsoni is accused of benefiting from illegal party financing.
Pope Francis says he will hold his first meeting with sexual abuse victims
'We must go ahead with zero tolerance,' he said, adding that three bishops were currently under investigation.
Italian becomes first journalist killed in eastern Ukraine conflict
Andrea Rocchelli and his Russian assistant were killed during a firefight in the rebel-held flashpoint of Slovyansk.
Kim and Kanye do it Versailles-style
The limelight-loving couple spent Friday night partying at Louis XIV's favorite palace. Today, it's off to Florence to be wed.
Happy World Goth Day! Here are goths from around the world
Today, we're celebrating our brothers and sisters in darkness from Argentina to Zimbabwe. But not Zimbabwe. There aren't any; we looked.
5 monasteries you and your friends can buy when you're ready to give up modern life
You know you want to pack it all in and raise baby goats in a place with a deep history of serene contemplation.
A Catholic priest asks Pope Francis to waive his vow of celibacy
Stefan Hartmann posted his letter on Facebook. Your move, Pope Francis.
Pope Francis accidentally saints Jamiroquai
And there's no taking it back now.