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."
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.