Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi: Made off-the-cuff remarks to party members. Photograph: Olivier Morin/AFP/Getty Images

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi yesterday found himself caught up in bitter exchanges with former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis followin(...)

 Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi said Labour party will struggle with  Jeremy Corbyn as its new leader. Photograph: EPA

Britain’s opposition Labour party has committed electoral suicide by picking left-winger Jeremy Corbyn as its new leader, Italian prime minister Matt(...)

Last year’s investment  in Italia by Etihad – which valued the Italian carrier at €1.7bn –  had generated hopes of a turnaround and a return to earnings by 2017. Photographer: Victor Sokolowicz/Bloomberg

Alitalia chief executive Silvano Cassano has stepped down abruptly for “personal reasons”, ushering in fresh uncertainty at Italy’s flagship airline a(...)

Bono performing in U2’s “iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE” tour, September 2015. Photograph: Paul Bergen/AFP/Getty Images

Late at night, in a fast car on the motorway between Turin and Milan, en route to meet the Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi, Bono goes quiet before(...)

Flavia Pennetta  kisses the US Open trophy after beating fellow Italian Roberta Vinci  in the US Open 2015 women’s single final. Photograph: Kena Betancur/AFP/Getty Images

Storm clouds were gathering overhead and the wind was kicking up as Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci walked off the court together, having played the(...)

Flavia Pennetta of Italy kisses the US Open trophy after defeating fellow Italian Roberta Vinci in their US Open 2015 women’s single final match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Center. Photograph: Getty Images

Flavia Pennetta won her first grand slam singles title over Roberta Vinci in an improbable all-Italian US Open final on Saturday then added one more s(...)

Bono and Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi at Expo 2015 in Milan last night. Renzi acknowledged that Italy could provide more food aid and distribution. Photograph: Reuters/Alessandro Garofalo

“These are big questions: can we face the problem of hunger in the world, can we fix the problem of poverty in the world, can we fix the problem of co(...)

Mourners surround an ornate hearse, pulled by six black-plumed horses, carrying the body of Vittorio Casamonica to the Rome suburbs where his funeral Mass was celebrated on August 20th. Photograph: Reuters

As Rome funerals go, it was hardly your understated, run-of-the-mill event. For a start, the ornate hearse was pulled by six black horses. For a secon(...)

Migrants wait for Macedonian police to allow them to cross the border along the Greek-Macedonian border, near the town of Gevgelija, on Friday. Photograph: Robert Atanasovski/AFP/Getty Images

The truck was abandoned pointing west, towards what the 71 people locked inside hoped would be a safe and prosperous future, and away from whatever mi(...)

 The mayor of Venice Luigi Brugnaro has been branded  “boorishly bigoted” by Elton John after he banned books about homosexuality from the city’s schools. Photograph: Awakening/Getty Images

Singer-songwriter Elton John has criticised the new mayor of Venice on social media as “boorishly bigoted” for banning books about homosexuality from (...)