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Alitalia faces bankruptcy after employees vote down plan

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:01:01 GMT2017-04-25T16:01:01Z

ROME (AP) -- The risk of bankruptcy looms for Italy's flagship airline, Alitalia, after employees resoundingly rejected proposed salary cuts and layoffs that were aimed at securing investments and keeping the carrier afloat....

Italian journalist home after 2 weeks detention in Turkey

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:57:44 GMT2017-04-24T13:57:44Z

ROME (AP) -- An Italian journalist returned home on Monday after being detained for two weeks in Turkey, apparently because he entered an area near the Syrian border without the necessary permission....

Italy gives first of 10 boats to Libya for migrant rescues

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 17:18:18 GMT2017-04-21T17:18:18Z

GAETA, Italy (AP) -- Italy on Friday gave the Libyan coast guard the first two of 10 boats to rescue migrants from foundering smugglers' boats, as part of a strategy Rome hopes will reduce the huge numbers of rescued migrants from reaching Italian shores....

Calm seas, greedy smugglers: Italy saves over 6,000 migrants

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 14:59:30 GMT2017-04-16T14:59:30Z

ROME (AP) -- Profit-hungry smugglers are taking advantage of calm seas off Libya to launch unseaworthy boats, crowded with migrants, toward Italy....

Italy's Emma Morano, the world's oldest person, dies at 117

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 19:41:34 GMT2017-04-15T19:41:34Z

ROME (AP) -- Emma Morano, at 117 the world's oldest person who is also believed to have been the last surviving person born in the 1800s, died Saturday at her home in northern Italy, her physician said....