Backed EU on Russia but no escalation - Gentiloni

Italy supported the EU's decision to recall its ambassador to Russia for consultations but also wants to try to avert an "escalation" in the case sparked by the poisoning of former spy Serghei Skripal, Premier Paolo Gentiloni said Friday.



Soccer: De Vrij case dropped by NADO

Sports. Lazio's Netherlands defender Stefan De Vrij's case has been dropped by sporting prosecutors of anti-doping agency NADO Italia, sources said Thursday.


Soccer: Napoli cut Juve's lead to two points

TopNews. Napoli revived their Serie A title bid when they beat Genoa 1-0 at home on Sunday thanks to a Raul Albiol header to cut Juventus's lead at the top of the table to two points.

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Election 2018

Election 2018First step for new parliament is to elect speakers

Election 2018: what happens next?

It will take at least a month, and perhaps a lot more, before Italy gets a new government after Sunday's general election, which failed to produce a clear winner. The new Lower House MPs and Senators should be able to register in parliament March 8-9.

FactboxKey part of anti-establishment movement's electoral programme

Factbox: M5S's basic income

The 5-Star Movement's (M5S) proposal to introduce a basic-income benefit, the so-called 'citizenship wage', was a key part of the anti-establishment group's electoral campaign.

Analysis by Istituto Cattaneo

Past election laws would not have produced majority either

If Sunday's general election failed to produce a majority in parliament it is not solely the fault of the 'Rosatellum' election law, according to an analysis by Bologna's Istituto Cattaneo.

Centre right top coalition in hung parliament

M5S and League win big in Italian elections

Centre right top coalition in hung parliament.

Election 2018Basic income, scrapping 400 laws inc Fornero and Good School

Election 2018: M5S manifesto

The election manifesto of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, recently presented with a solemn pledge by leader Luigi Di Maio, vows to scrap 400 "useless" laws to free up the Italian economy as well as pleasing voters by reforming an unpopular 2011 pen...


God never forgets us

God father and mother, confessions not like laundromats-Pope

God's love is so great for us that He is both father and mother, Pope Francis said Thursday. Francis also said going to confession was not like "going to a laundromat". God "never forgets us," the pope added.

We're all vulnerable tweets Francis

No one can be discarded pope says on Down's Day

Pope Francis tweeted on World Down's Syndrome Day Wednesday that "no one can be discarded, because we are all vulnerable. Each of us is a treasure that God allows to grow in His way. #Downsyndrome, WDSD18".

Announces trip at general audience

Pope to Dublin 25-26 Aug for world family meet

Pope Francis said Wednesday he will travel to Dublin on August 25-26 for the World Family Meeting. Francis made the announcement himself at his weekly general audience in St Peter's Square.

12 Regina Coeli inmates' feet to be washed by Francis Mar 29

Pope to wash feet of jail inmates on Holy Thursday

12 Regina Coeli inmates' feet to be washed by Francis Mar 29.

No jobs for young is 'social sin' says Francis

Young must never get used to corruption - Pope

No jobs for young is 'social sin' says Francis.

Anthony Sablan Apuron stripped of office

Guam archbishop found guilty in child-abuse case

The Vatican said Friday that a canon trial against Anthony Sablan Apuron, Archbishop of Agaña, Guam, over allegations that included accusations of sexual abuse of minors has concluded with the defendant being found guilty of some charges.