Pope Francis to meet with head nuns as cardinal criticizes Vatican crackdown
The Leadership Conference of Women Religious was put under official supervision more than one year ago, accused of "radical feminism."
Ex-Italian PM Giulio Andreotti dead at 94
Andreotti, one of Italy's most powerful men, was accused of having links with the mafia and for being involved in the 1979 slaying of an Italian journalist.
Greece holds 24-hour anti-austerity strike as Europe protests on May Day (PHOTOS)
May Day saw much of Europe holding anti-austerity rallies and protests, with Greek public services disrupted by a 24-hour strike.
Italy facing shortage of pizza makers, despite big appetites and high unemployment
One out of every five managers surveyed for a report by FIPE, an Italian business federation, said that they were forced to hire unskilled laborers after failing to find anyone who was qualified.
New Italian gov't led by PM Enrico Letta buoys markets
Italy's prime minister, Enrico Letta, was sworn in Sunday, and faced a confidence vote on Monday.
2 Italian officers shot blocks away Prime Minister's office in Rome during swearing-in
Two Italian police officers were shot and wounded blocks away from the Prime Minister's office in Rome as the new premier, Enrico Letta, was being sworn in.
Italy's PM-designate Enrico Letta reaches government deal
Letta has reached a deal to form Italy's new government, two months after elections were held.
Berlusconi bounces back
As Italy gets a new prime minister, the former leader is poised to reap even more influence from the country’s political deadlock.
Italian president Napolitano will stand again for election
After Italian lawmakers fail to elect a president, Giorgio Napolitano announces he'll put his hat in the ring again to relieve political crisis.
EU flashpoints: Migrants shot in Greece, Germany approves Cyprus aid, Italy fails to elect president
Here's a wrap-up of critical signs of the times in the euro zone.
Costa Concordia disaster inspires Bollywood-style musical
The Costa Concordia disaster, which claimed 32 lives, has inspired a movie.
Pope Francis reaffirms Vatican's punitive position on US nuns
Speculation that the new pope would reverse his predecessor's 'inquisition' is shown to be incorrect.
Costa Concordia trial: Indictment considered against captain and some crew
An Italian court opened a hearing Monday to determine whether or not to hand down indictments against the captain and some crew of the Costa Concordia cruise ship.
Italians journalists kidnapped in Syria released
Four Italian journalists who were kidnapped in Syria have been released after being held hostage for over a week.
The euro zone crisis is back — on multiple fronts
European finance ministers will be meeting in Dublin today to examine the results of the euro zone's current fiscal policies.
Costa Cruises to pay 1 million euros to settle criminal charges from Costa Concordia disaster off Italy
Costa Cruises has accepted a 1 million-euro fine to settle potential criminal charges relating to the deadly accident off the coast of Italy last year involving its cruise liner Costa Concordia.
How the Italian Mafia turned clean energy into dirty money
If the 1970s mob classic “The Godfather” had been filmed today, you’d see giant wind turbines in the backdrop of scenes around Vito Corleone’s hometown.
Who will be the next Cyprus?
Europe’s whack-a-mole approach to crisis management has left more countries vulnerable.
Paolo Di Canio, 'fascist' manager, takes Sunderland job
Paolo Di Canio, 'fascist' manager, takes Sunderland job
Paolo Di Canio, 'fascist' manager, takes Sunderland job (VIDEO)
England soccer club Sunderland hires self-proclaimed 'fascist' Paolo Di Canio as coach.
Coming soon: A Mormon temple in Rome
The first Mormon temple in the Mediterranean region will be built in Rome, just eight miles from the Vatican.
Dolce & Gabbana hit with tax evasion fine
Iconic Dolce & Gabbana fashion house hit with huge 343 million Euro tax evasion fine by Italian court.
Italy's president Giorgio Napolitano won't step down early despite rumors
Napolitano denied newspaper reports on Saturday that claimed he was stepping down early to help resolve Italy's political stalemate.
Skeleton of first human-Neanderthal baby found
Scientists have found the remains of the first human/Neanderthal baby.
Shroud of Turin may have been used during Jesus’ lifetime: new study
Scientists from the University of Padua in Italy say new analysis shows the cloth dates from 280 BC to 220 AD.
Francis becomes first pope to wash women's feet (VIDEO)
Pope Francis washed the feet of two female young offenders on Holy Thursday, becoming the first pontiff ever to include women in the Easter ritual.
Italy: Bersani fails to form government, Napolitano seeking solution to political stalemate
Pier Luigi Bersani's Democratic Party has failed to win the support of other parties to form a government.
Pope Francis skips palatial appointment for modest 2-room apartment
Pope Francis continues to break Vatican traditions, eschews palatial residence for apartment.
Pope Francis criticized church at conclave says Cuban cardinal
Pope Francis said the Vatican needs to emerge from "theological narcissism" before he was selected as the new pontiff.
Caterpillar CEO optimistic on Europe
Caterpillar's bulldozers and tractors have been accumulating in warehouses due to slowing economies in China, Europe and the US.
Italy's foreign minister Guilio Terzi quits over Italian marines' return to India
Italy's Foreign Minister Guilio Terzi has resigned in protest at the government's decision to return two Italian marines to India to stand trial for murder.