'Gay lobby' is at work in the Vatican, Pope claims in private speech leaked to media
Pope Francis admitted that there is "corruption" in the Vatican and also mentioned a "gay lobby." What exactly did he mean?
Did the Mafia help Berlusconi rise to power?
A trial in Sicily is investigating whether leading politicians made a deal with the mob to end a campaign of violence.
Ahead of the G8, N. Ireland gives its shop fronts a superficial facelift
Northern Ireland spends $3M putting glorified stickers on the front of derelict buildings.
Berlusconi's defence says bunga bunga parties are a myth
Prosecutors claim that during one of the alleged bunga bunga sex parties, Italy's former premier slept with an underage Moroccan prostitute.
26 photos that suggest tear gas unites us all
Security forces, it seems, are the same wherever you go. From Ferguson to Dhaka to Manama, protests of the last few years look eerily similar.
Religion in Europe, also in crisis
European leaders reach out to religion, but churches struggle with waning numbers.
Italy reports first case of coronavirus
Italy's health ministry said a 45-year-old man came down with the virus after recently traveling to Jordan.
FIFA introduces stricter anti-racism rules
The new rules were prompted by several incidents of racism at FIFA games in the past year.
Euro zone unemployment hits record high — again
Unemployment once again hit a record high in April in the euro zone, topping 12 percent.
Could fracking make the Persian Gulf irrelevant?
From NATO to China, the world watches America's energy revolution.
Soyuz docks at International Space Station (VIDEO)
The Russian Soyuz rocket carrying a veteran Russian cosmonaut, a rookie Italian astronaut and an American mother docked at the International Space Station in record time.
World's oldest Torah scroll found mislabeled in college library
The University of Bologna has found the world's oldest Torah scroll in the library.
Pope Francis asks mafia to 'convert to God' during Sunday mass
New pope called Father Pino Puglisi, killed by mafia gunmen in 1993, a martyr.
On Location Video: Solving one of the universe's greatest mysteries
Under a mile of rock, scientists hope to detect dark matter.
Millions of Italians stuck in poverty: Report
The poverty rate has more than doubled since 2010, according to Italy's national statistics institute.
Russia vs. Azerbaijan: the Eurovision edition
The latest example of how a contest of saccharine pop groups has been unable to keep itself above geopolitics.
Italian judge orders trial for Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino
Schettino will face trial over the cruise ship accident that killed 32 people last year when it struck a reef near the island of Giglio.
Pope Francis exorcism just simple prayer, Vatican says (VIDEO)
Holy See issues statement that denies Pope Francis performed an exorcism on Sunday.
Angela Merkel discusses Europe's economy with the Pope
During Merkel's 45-minute private meeting with Pope Francis, the pair spoke about regulating Europe's financial markets.
Thousands protest austerity in Rome
An expected 50,000 people rallied in Rome on Saturday, protesting austerity policy and high unemployment.
Rome: Thousands protest austerity policy (PHOTOS)
In a rally led by trade unionists, thousands marched through Rome on Saturday, protesting austerity policy and high unemployment.
A quarter of gay people have been subjected to attacks or violent threats, EU poll says (VIDEO)
A quarter of gay people surveyed in an EU poll say they have been attacked or violently threatened in the past five years.
Euro zone in longest recession ever since records began in 1995
France slips into recession, Italy's economy shrinks 0.5 percent, Greece's economy contracts 5.3 percent, and Germany limps to weak 0.1 percent growth in 2013 first quarter estimates.
Gay Paris: not all it's cracked up to be
Divisions exposed as France prepares to say 'I do' to gay marriage.
On soccer racism, FIFA swears action, not just words
Italy's Mario Balotelli, the victim of abusive chants on Sunday, is just the latest soccer player to suffer the seemingly intractable problem of racism on and off the field.
The 10 most visited countries in the world (PHOTOS)
In the global race to collect passport stamps, these countries are the most popular.
Silvio Berlusconi remains defiant after court upholds conviction for tax fraud
A court in Italy upheld Wednesday the tax fraud conviction and four-year prison sentence against former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Ferrari to limit 2013 car sales to protect brand image
Ferrari Chairman Luca Cordero di Montezemolo puts the brake on sales, vowing to sell ‘less than 7,000' cars.
Chatter: Costa Concordia crash, take two?
A container ship crashes in northern Italy, Kurdish fighters begin their historic withdrawal from Turkey, the Brussels diamond thieves get busted, and Canada's poutine pop is not for the faint-hearted.
Death toll rising in Genoa ship crash tragedy
At least seven are dead and more are missing after a cargo ship crashed into a control tower at the busy Italian port of Genoa.
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."