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An Evia resident holds an empty water hose as fire rages on the Greek island: We must act now to avoid the most severe consequences of climate change.  Photograph: Angelos Tzortzinis/AFP

Image of the week: Code red As the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its “code red for humanity” in a landmark new report publi(...)

Tourists waiting to be evacuated  as wildfires move  towards the shore in Bodrum,  Turkey. Photograph: AP Photo/Emre Tazegul

Wildfires fanned by warm winds and scorching temperatures have swept southern Europe, forcing thousands to evacuate, killing eight in Turkey and consu(...)

Cardinal Angelo Becciu: Charged with five counts of embezzlement, two of abuse of office, and one count of inducing a witness to perjury. He denies wrongdoing. Photograph:  Andreas Solaro/AFP via Getty Images

A landmark fraud trial of 10 people including a cardinal begins in the Vatican on Tuesday in what officials hope will be a turning point in its finan(...)

Silvio Berlusconi: The 84-year-old Italian magnate is eager to cement his legacy. Photograph: Antonio Masiello/ Getty

Standing in the sun outside Milan’s San Raffaele Hospital last September, Silvio Berlusconi, the great survivor of Italian politics, recounted the sto(...)

Cardinal Angelo Becciu as well as two top officials at the Vatican’s Financial Intelligence Unit will go on trial on July 27th. File photograph: Gregorio Borgia/AP Photo

The Vatican has taken the unprecedented step of putting a sitting cardinal on trial to face financial corruption charges linked to investments in luxu(...)

The famous pink beach of the Budelli island with a view across the sea to the island of Santa Maria off the North East coast of Sardinia. Photograph: Alan Phillips/iStock/Getty Images

A man known as Italy’s Robinson Crusoe who has lived alone on a Mediterranean island for more than 30 years after running into difficulties in the sea(...)

 Italian prime minister Mario Draghi at a wreath-laying ceremony on Sunday  marking the 76th anniversary of Liberation Day in Rome. Photograph: Filippo Attili/EPA

Italy will begin easing its coronavirus lockdown on Monday in what is considered to be Mario Draghi’s first significant gamble since taking office as (...)

The Midnight Sky is directed by George Clooney

The actor-director on his new film, Covid-19 and why he’s not allowed to ride a motorcycle George Clooney has learned a valuable lesson in lockd(...)

Dr Elisa Fadda, assistant professor at the department of chemistry and Hamilton Institute in Maynooth University

Your research on the Covid-19 virus was featured recently by the New York Times – can you tell us more? That was so exciting. It was about the work w(...)

Former Italy prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, pictured in  October  2019. (Photograph:  Tiziana Fabi/AFP via Getty Images

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has tested positive for coronavirus and is currently in isolation at home, the staff of the 83-year-o(...)

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