Italy's deputy prime minister remains immune from prosecution because his coalition partners, the Five Star Movement, let members vote online to uphold it.
When two founding partners of the European Union are at loggerheads, something is very wrong.
City decline is neither a fatality nor an urban nightmare. It can even be the background to a resilience strategy.
In acts of civil disobedience, some centre-left mayors and regional authorities are resisting a government-level clampdown on asylum seekers.
There's an assumption that a change of ownership would automatically mean a change in the role the Bank plays
As the divorce part of the Brexit negotiations approach their endgame, attention is turning to the future relationship between the UK and EU. The view from EU capitals.
Gravity, not magma, is forcing Etna to move, increasing the chances of collapse.
Italy saw 1,191 attacks on politicians from 2013 to 2015. A new study reveals, for the first time, the destructive effect this strategic political violence has on the nation's political life.
Born into late-16th century Papal Rome, Gentileschi transcended the path of utter obscurity that was the lot of her female peers to become one of the most famous painters of the day.
There would be many benefits from a national school food program, including a chance to teach children healthy eating habits that could last a lifetime. Why can't it happen?
Uncontrolled growth at the expense of the environment will severely exacerbate the impacts of climate change. As shown with tragic floods in India, our cities are not prepared for extreme events.
In the region of Liguria, and the city of Genoa itself, Calabrian mafia clans have been infiltrating construction projects for decades.
Bridge engineering does not end when construction finishes and traffic starts to flow.
Marchionne set new leadership standards as CEO of the Fiat family business. His successor, Mike Manley, must build on his legacy.
The president, who called the European Union a 'foe' following a series of meetings in Europe, may not realize just how much Americans have gained from their relationship with Europe.
Newly proposed 'controlled centres' in the EU must not breach migrants' human rights.
In government with the Five Star Movement, the radical politician's Lega is going from strength to strength.
Migration is central to Mediterranean history and people have always moved between its two shores.
Spain has agreed to allow the Aquarius, a boat carrying 629 migrants, to dock in Valencia. But the EU remains gridlocked over asylum rules.
Seven world leaders with axes to grind are preparing to sit round one table. Sparks will fly.