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.
Italy rescues 1,800 more migrants from boats in rough seas
The latest arrivals come on top of more than 1,000 migrants picked up earlier in the week.
On Location Video: Italians cope with economic crisis by throwing lavish 18th-century balls
And they look pretty fantastic.
Pope Francis asks everyone to remember what Easter is really about
Hint: it's not about a shootout in Ukraine and clashes in Israel.
Italian court orders Berlusconi to do community service at a senior center
... for tax fraud.
Pope Francis, again with the selfies
Takin' selfies, kissin' babies and sippin' mate. Palm Sunday in style.
Pope Francis wants you to forgive 'evil' priests who sexually abused children
Child abuse litigation has shaken the moral authority of leaders of the world's largest religious denomination.
The Vatican may have just hired a hawk as part of the pope's security force
The feathered bodyguard would be tasked with protecting the pope's peace doves from marauding predators. We await confirmation.
Italy has rescued 4,000 migrants from the seas in the span of 48 hours
'The emergency is getting worse and there is no halt to the boats arriving,' Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said.
Italian police arrested 24 people for plotting to violently split Veneto from Italy
The Northern League, which has long campaigned for the autonomy of Italy's rich northern regions, said it would protest against the arrests on Sunday.
Berlusconi's new low: pet adoptions
It is not the first time the former prime minister has resorted to dogs to boost his image.
This is what politicians debating global warming will look like soon
Awesome new street art unintentionally shames our leaders into paying attention to climate change.