Italy's convoluted electoral law

Rome - It has drawn condemnation from the country's Catholic bishops, and even the parliamentarian who penned Italy's electoral law has described it as a "porcata" - a term which can be politely tr

A new Berlusconi?

Silvio BerlusconiRome - By the standards of Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire who b

New-kid-on-the-block Veltroni challenges Berlusconi

Rome - Italy seems to need a serious image overhaul ahead of its polls.

Tainted wine for sale in Italy

Rome - Authorities in Italy suspect some 70 million litres of cheap wine on sale in local shops and supermarkets could contain illegal, harmful substances, a weekly magazine reported Friday.

Music scholar rediscovers lost 16th century Catholic Mass

Rome, Dec 1: A music scholar has rediscovered a 16 th century choral work of Italian composer Alessandro Striggio in the Bibliothèque Nationale, the national library of France.

Curse of Iceman is just a superstition, say scientists

Rome, Nov 8 (A: Archaeologists have dismissed the so called 'curse of the Iceman' as superstitious nonsense.