[ROME] Italy's president asked Giuseppe Conte to head up a coalition of the 5-Star Movement and opposition Democratic Party (PD) on Thursday, a move could that could improve in Italy's fractious...

[ROME] A lucky ticket-holder in Italy has won the country's biggest ever lottery jackpot of 209 million euros (S$323.9 million), the Superenalotto organisers said Wednesday.

[GROSSETO] The Italian tomato is prized around the world, but its reputation has soured in recent years over reports of mafia infiltration, slave labour and toxic fires that poison water sources...

ITALY'S construction industry is crumbling after years of recession and bad investments, but now the sector's biggest player is betting it can be rebuilt.

A LONG-RUNNING criminal probe into diamond sales by Italian banks has uncovered what prosecutors say is further evidence of corruption by officials at UniCredit, Italy's largest lender, and...

[BRUSSELS] The EU warned Italy over its soaring debt on Wednesday, putting Brussels on a collision course with Italy's far-right coalition government.

BARGAIN hunters from Argentina to China swooped on a one-euro auction and snapped up 16 abandoned Sicilian homes in a foreign buying frenzy that was heralded on Thursday as a positive invasion of...

[PARIS] French fashion conglomerate Kering, owner of Gucci, said Thursday it had agreed to pay Italian authorities 1.25 billion euros (S$1.9 billion) to settle a tax fraud case involving its Swiss...

[MILAN] US asset manager BlackRock has pulled out of a proposed rescue of Italian bank Carige, raising the prospect that Rome could be drawn into a costly state bailout.

ITALY may be forced to freeze some of its planned public expenditures this year as the country's growth is slower than forecast, European Commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis said on...