Mediterranean island off the coast of Tuscany, Italy
The Elba is the largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago and the third largest island of Italy, with a total population of about 30,000 inhabitants.
The Italian coast guard and rescue agencies said that they had found dozens of bodies in the water, "mostly toddlers." The Libyan coast guard has been criticized recently for its treatment of the would-be migrants.
Pope Francis announced plans to create five new cardinals from five different countries at a special ceremony on June 28. The elevation of the five clergymen came as a surprise announcement.
More than 2,100 people have been rescued in the Mediterranean and are heading to Italy. Warmer weather has encouraged even more human traffickers in Libya to launch unseaworthy boats packed with migrants toward Europe.
A 20-year-old stabbed three security officials at Milan's central train station before being brought into custody. Officials have said the man could have harbored 'Islamic State' sympathies.
The Italian government has approved a law ordering parents to vaccinate children or face fines. The authorities have noted a rise in measles cases, which the cabinet blames on "the spread of anti-scientific theories."
US Laptop Ban - Air travel security worries - EU probes Italy over diesel emissions controls
The European Commission is taking legal action against Italy. It says Rome failed to investigate whether Italian
carmaker Fiat-Chrysler had installed diesel emissions cheat devices
The EU executive has announced it's taking legal action against Italy. It accused authorities in Rome of failing to investigate whether carmaker Fiat-Chrysler installed devices that helped manipulate emissions tests.
On the Death Pass, child refugees risk everything in search of a better life. If they survive the crossing, they're likely to be caught and sent far away, to start again, Fernanda Pesce Blazquez reports.
The Calabrian mafia has infiltrated one of the largest migrant centers in Italy and stolen millions in state funds, Italian authorities claim. The police arrested scores of suspects, including a Catholic priest.
Germany and Italy have reportedly demanded an EU mission along Libya’s southern desert border to stop migrants trying to reach Europe. Both countries said current efforts to stop human smuggling are not working.
The Germany national hockey team easily handled Italy for its third win at the World Ice Hockey Championship. The victory leaves them with a chance to catch Latvia and qualify for the quarterfinals.
Italy is pushing for better social equality. The country is now ranked last in the EU for growth. Germany’s Finance Minister Schäuble wants to stop the scramble to lower tax rates.
Prosecutors are investigating whether Doctors Without Borders facilitates illegalized migration, Italian media report. Rescuers allegedly aided distressed people on the Mediterranean without alerting Italy's coast guard.
Italy has asked the European Commission for permission to require country of origin labels for the wheat in pasta sold in the country. Canadian exporters of durum, or hard pasta wheat, are concerned.
The three-time Tour de France winner has said that he was "rammed on purpose" while training hear his Monaco home. This comes three weeks after Michele Scarponi was struck and killed by a van during training in Italy.
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