The Thai government has introduced insurance for visitors whose policies have a null-and-void provision due to the coup in May

INSURANCE FOR THAILAND The Thai government has introduced online travel insurance for visitors whose policies have a null-and-void provision d(...)

An Alitalia logo sits on the wing of an aircraft operated by Alitalia during its flight from Fiumicino airport in Rome. Photographer: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Abu Dhabi’s state-owned Etihad Airways said today it had agreed principal terms and conditions to buy a 49 per cent stake in Italy’s loss-making airli(...)

People take part in a rally calling for lower taxes and better protection for small enterprises in downtown Rome

For how long will the “C” factor work for Italian prime minister-in-waiting Matteo Renzi? The “C” in question stands for “culo” (arse) which co(...)

Hordes of anti-European parties are preparing to march on the gates of Brussels. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

The euro crisis is not over, but one important shift has taken place. The policy debate has concluded. The decision not to set up a common backstop fo(...)

European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi says the EU risks not doing enough to prevent another financial crisis. As bond-market pressure on policy mak(...)

The Maserati Ghibli S Q4 at the  Guangzhou 2013 Auto Show in China. Photograph: Kin Cheung/AP

Fiat is continuing to play its product plans close to its chest. At the last report it will be April before an official announcement is made regarding(...)

A pregnant woman, who travels from one European country to another to undertake a training course, seeks help for a medical difficulty and wakes up in(...)

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Image of the week: Caffeine breakRule number one of any conference, symposium or seminar convened to discuss the “future of” a particular sector is th(...)

US secretary of state John Kerry  met Italian prime minister Enrico Letta during a visit to Rome. Photograph: Claudio Peri/Pool/Reuters

US secretary of state John Kerry today promised that US authorities would look into whether their intelligence services may have illegally intercepted(...)

A leading European airline group has denounced Italian plans to rescue Alitalia as illegal yesterday as shareholders were due to vote on a capital in(...)