FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, with reports of fatalities and significant damage surfacing quickly in its aftermath. Officials say the towns of Accumoli and Amatrice appear to be the hardest hit by the quake, which struck at 3:36 a.m. local time as most residents slept inside their […]

  Knox, along with her now ex-boyfriend, was first convicted and sentenced in 2009 before it was overturned in 2011 due to a lack of…

When soccer player Kevin-Prince Boateng (pictured right) heard monkey chants from the crowd in the stadium he was playing in Thursday afternoon in Busto Arsizio,…

via BBC News Police in Rome have sniffed out a cannabis factory in an abandoned metro tunnel built during the rule of Fascist leader Benito Mussolini, in the 1930s. Officers reportedly stumbled across the factory after smelling the pungent crop near an entrance, not far from the Italian central bank. The tunnel, just over half […]

Via BBC News Italian prosecutors say they have broken up an organized crime ring that was hiding trillions of dollars of fake US bonds. Worth $6 trillion, the bonds were found in three metal boxes in a warehouse in the Swiss city of Zurich. Italian authorities have arrested eight people and are investigating them for […]

via CNN Thousands of people across the world railed against corporate power, grinding poverty and government cuts Saturday as the Occupy Wall Street movement spread to the streets of Europe, Asia and Australia — and took a particularly violent turn in Rome. Firefighters battled a blaze at an Interior Ministry building near Porta San Giovanni […]

   For all the fanfare surrounding the Amanda Knox trial, the American college student left an Italian prison quietly and quickly on Monday, four years after she entered. Knox was driven away, shielded by the tinted windows of a black car, flanked by a lone escort, under the cover of night. Her release caps off […]

Knox and Sollecito will go back to prison to pick up their things and then will be free to leave.Full Story           Story & Pic By:

via cnn Italy is a nation known as much for its food as for the ubiquitous plastic bag, given out freely with every purchase around the country and often left to litter streets or landfills. A new ban coming into effect January 1, however, may change that. The Italian Environment Ministry is banning shopkeepers from […]

An Italian probe into the Vatican Bank marks the first time Italian authorities have ever blocked an account at the bank, prosecutors told CNN Wednesday.