Many kids manage to slip away from their parents in shopping centers during summer vacations, but an 11-year-old boy from Manchester, England, got farther away than most this week.
Italy successfully sold €5.25 billion of short- and long-term bonds Friday, despite being downgraded by Moody's a day earlier.
Four scuba divers drowned after a routine trip to a popular underwater cave system in southern Italy went horribly wrong over the weekend, according to the coast guard.
In the lead up to Euro 2012 Italian football was hit by allegations of match fixing, but will this impact their success?
Mario Balotelli's first-half double saw Italy through to the final of Euro 2012 as they stunned Germany in Warsaw.
Here are three thoughts on Italy's 0-0 win over England in penalty kicks:
Sports journalist Michal Pol talks to CNN's Pedro Pinto about clashes between Polish and Russian supporters at Euro 2012.
Three thoughts from the 1-1 draw between Italy and Croatia in Poznan, Poland.
CNN's Pedro Pinto reports from host city Gdansk where defending champions, Spain were held to a draw by Italy.
CNN's Pedro Pinto talks to Italian football journalist Tancredi Palmeri about Italy's battling performance against Spain.
Multiple earthquakes struck northern Italy on Tuesday near the epicenter of last week's deadly quake.
The death toll from a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in northern Italy rose to 17 after the discovery of another body, officials said Wednesday, as questions were asked about why factory buildings collapsed.
At least 15 people were killed and some 200 injured in a 5.8-magnitude earthquake in northern Italy on Tuesday, Italian news agency ANSA reported.
[Updated 3:30 p.m. Monday, May 21] A magnitude-6.0 earthquake hit northern Italy on Sunday, killing at least seven people and displacing thousands.
Journalist Barbie Nadeau reports from northern Italy, where a 6.0 quake hit Sunday
A bombing at a school in Italy was likely "the isolated action of a single man" and not tied to the mafia, an official said Sunday.
At least one girl has died and half a dozen are injured following a bomb blast outside a school in the southern Italian city of Brindisi, Italian officials said Saturday.
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Romance runs rich through Italy's veins, with icons of amore to melt the hardest heart. But the most famous sight isn't always the most swoon-worthy; find the real romance of Italy with a hot date at one of these alternative picks.
Italy's highest court ruled Tuesday that the captain of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship must remain under house arrest while he is investigated for possible criminal charges.
Illycaffe CEO and Chairman Andrea Illy talks to CNN's Richard Quest about his family's coffee passion.
Italy -- an economic giant of the eurozone -- is failing on the global stage and must adapt if it is to survive, the head of coffee giant Illycaffe has warned.
Wales stayed on course for rugby union's Six Nations grand slam with a 24-3 win over Italy in the Millennium Stadium Saturday.
Authorities from Italy to the United States arrested 10 people Thursday for allegedly capturing, viewing and disseminating images through an expansive international online pedophile network.
GENOA, Italy -- To understand the significance of the U.S.' 1-0 friendly win over Italy here on Wednesday, it's good to know what it was and what it wasn't. Was it historic? By all means, yes. The U.S. had never beaten Italy in 10 previous games going back to 1934. Winning against a four-time world champion on the road is always important, even if the game doesn't count. And yet the U.S. players were still cognizant that there were limits to how much you should take out of the result.
Heavy snow in recent weeks has already wreaked havoc across Europe -- now it is damaging some of the continent's most recognized historic monuments.
Moody's cut the credit ratings of six European countries on Monday amid continued anxiety over the continent's debt crisis and its sluggish economy.
A woman's body was found Saturday in the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship, Italian officials said, taking the number of people confirmed dead to 17.
Italian search-and-rescue teams have found another body aboard the partly sunken cruise ship Costa Concordia, civil protection office spokeswoman Francesca Maffini said Sunday.
The approach of Valentine's Day may have you entertaining thoughts of love, perhaps even marriage.
The leaders of Germany and Italy sought to present a united front Wednesday in the fight to resolve the eurozone debt crisis and revive the ailing European economy.
Saying it was "shocked and alarmed" after a Chinese man and infant were killed in a botched robbery in Rome, the Chinese Embassy urged Italian authorities to protect Chinese citizens in Italy.
It sits in the ancient heart of Rome and is an emblem of the city's imperial history as well as an icon of Italy.
UniCredit's stock plunged 14% on the Milan stock exchange Wednesday after the Italian bank slashed its offering price for €7.5 billion of new shares.
Europe's leaders warned 2012 was likely to be tougher than 2011, when spiralling borrowing costs forced political change in Italy and Spain and threatened the survival of the euro.
What fiscal pact? There is little sign that last week's European summit even happened, judging from the high cost of sovereign debt and the weakness in European markets.
Italy's borrowing costs fell slightly on Monday as the Treasury sold ?7bn of one-year bills to yield 5.952 per cent with demand nearly double the amount on offer.
The European Council of December 8 produced a curious mixture of cohesion and disagreement.
Italy's new prime minister late Sunday proposed ?30 billion ($41 billion) in new taxes and spending cuts over two years, including reductions to future pensions, in an effort to end a budget crisis that has clouded the future of Europe's common currency.
Italy's borrowing costs shot higher on Friday as Rome was forced to pay euro-era high interest rates to investors in what analysts called an "awful" auction of short-term debt.
As Mario Monti works to form a new Italian government, CNN's Matthew Chance examines the challenges ahead.
U.S. stocks slid Monday as investors grew wary over whether political transitions in Greece and Italy will help resolve Europe's debt crisis.
Italy's debt crisis raises an uncomfortable question in the United States: Is America like Italy?
U.S. stocks were set to edge lower Monday, as Greece and Italy swap out leaders, and investors remain cautious about how much these transitions will help resolve Europe's debt crisis.
As Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi steps down, the charming billionaire will leave his country with a legacy of colorful brashness and painful debt.
U.S. stocks looked to build on gains from the previous session Friday, as leaders in Italy and Greece took measures to curb the region's ongoing debt crisis.
CNN's Nina dos Santos has a look at what four options are available to Italy to potentially stave off economic disaster.
Silvio Berlusconi's imminent departure only leaves more uncertainty for Italy. CNN's Matthew Chance reports.
The eurozone crisis has truly engulfed Italy -- but is it because the country is insolvent or simply unable to access funds easily in the financial markets?
Douglas J. Elliott, who worked as an investment banker for two decades, is a fellow at the Brookings Institution.
Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said Wednesday that his country will adopt a series of austerity measures promised to the European Union, as officials try to allay investor fears and head off a eurozone debt crisis.
CNN's Erin Burnett talks to Wolf Blitzer about the big drop fueled by concerns over Italy.
Asian stock markets tumbled in early trade on Thursday, reacting sharply to global fears that Italy's debt crisis could trigger a European recession.
Investors ran for the hills Wednesday, shaken to the core by fears that Italy, Europe's fourth-largest economy, was headed deeper into crisis mode.
Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said Wednesday that his country in coming days will adopt a series of austerity measures promised to the European Union, as officials try to allay investor fears and head off a eurozone debt crisis.
Europe's financial crisis claimed its second scalp in three days when Italy's Silvio Berlusconi announced he will step down after parliament approves new austerity measures in an effort to stave off economic collapse.
CNN's Matthew Chance discusses what's next for Italy after Silvio Berlusconi plans to steps down.
Investors better buckle up. U.S. stocks are headed for a sell-off at Wednesday's open, after Italy's key bond rate rose above 7%, sparking worry that Italy may be forced to seek a bailout.
Italy's borrowing costs remain in the danger zone near 7%, even after embattled Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi announced he would resign after the next budget is passed by parliament.
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Stocks climbed higher in the final hour of trading after a choppy day. Investors have shifted their focus to Italy, as it appears Greece is finally getting its house in order.
Greece is last week's news. Today investors are worried about Italy, where the cost of borrowing has reached record levels.
World markets were choppy Monday following speculation that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi could be on the verge of resigning.
U.S. stocks were poised to kick off the week slightly lower, as worries about the stability of Greece and Italy continued to hang over global markets.
Italy has agreed to have the International Monetary Fund monitor the implementation of proposed fiscal reforms, European Union officials announced Friday.
CNN's Max Foster takes a look at the history of the euro and the controversy surrounding it.
Investors took a critical view of Europe's master plan Friday, after a tepid auction of Italian bonds highlighted that confidence is still lacking.
Seven people have died and seven others are missing after rains triggered severe flooding in northern Italy, civil protection officials said Friday.
CNN's Jonathan Mann speaks to Newsweek reporter Barbie Nadeau about violence at the Occupy Rome protests.
An epic tour of the Continent is the time-tested way to see Europe -- if you've got a month or three and a pile of cash. Until you win the lotto, we'll help you hit the grandest sites on your wish list.
The gloom hanging over European markets lifted slightly Wednesday amid rising hopes for a government rescue of the continent's troubled banking sector.
In another sign of the tough financial conditions in Europe, Moody's on Tuesday cut Italy's credit rating by three notches and assigned it a "negative outlook."
The United States' hopes of reaching the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals for the first time were dashed in New Zealand on Tuesday, after a 27-10 defeat to Italy.
Wouldn't it be easier if Italy were just a bit more boring? The art, the history, the landscapes, the pasta -- seriously, you're always going to feel like there's more to do (or eat). If actual relaxing is on your agenda, the Piedmont region may just be your answer.
The surprise downgrade of Italy's sovereign debt overnight by Standard and Poor's exposes the fatal flaws of pushing through draconian austerity measures on a nation experiencing economic weakness.
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services cut Italy's sovereign credit rating late Monday, saying the nation's weakening economic growth and political uncertainty have dented its financial stability.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Tuesday blasted the downgrading of his country's debt by ratings agency Standard & Poor's, saying it was more influenced by politics and newspaper reports than by economic reality.
The debt crisis in Europe is knocking on Italy's door, but American banks still appear to be well insulated from the dreaded contagion.
Stocks finished a choppy session higher Monday, as investors who have been worried about a deepening European debt crisis pinned their hopes on a report that China is in talks with Italy to buy the cash-strapped country's debt.
Italians take to the streets of Rome to protest the government's austerity plans.
A major Italian trade union called on workers to strike as the country's Senate prepares to vote on austerity measures.
[Updated 3 p.m. ET, Monday, August 29] These beachgoers are enjoying themselves on Isola dei Conigli ("Rabbit Island") in Lampedusa, Italy.
British heiress Petra Ecclestone weds in a three-day celebration
The din of approaching vehicles shattered the silence over San Pancrazio at daybreak. It was June 29, 1944, when retreating German SS troops stormed the remote Tuscan village nestled in the Italian countryside.
A sharp drop in manufacturing, a towering debt-to-GDP ratio and a jaw-dropping decline in equity markets.
Italy has found itself at the center of spiralling economic concerns in recent days. Fears that it might default on its huge debt have pushed up the cost of government borrowing and led Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to address lawmakers in a bid to reassure the markets.
If you think the markets have been ugly in the United States for the past eight days, you obviously haven't looked at Italy.
Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi expressed confidence Wednesday in Italy's ability to confront the financial anxieties shadowing Italy and rest of the continent.
From an ancient stone villa in Piedmont to an atelier in Florence, we reveal Italy's best affordable country inns.
The far right in Europe has enjoyed a renaissance over the past 30 years, driven by resentment of the growing powers of the European Union and by rejection of the "multiculturalism" that has accompanied rapid immigration from the developing world.
CNN's Nina Dos Santos talks to a professor about Italy attempting to pass a $57 billion austerity plan.
When it comes to financial problems in the Eurozone, can you fairly compare Italy with Greece? CNN's Becky Anderson asks.
U.S. stocks were headed for another bruising day Tuesday, as fears about the eurozone debt crisis spreading to Italy rattled investors' nerves.
World stock markets tumbled Tuesday, after a report stoked concerns about the finances of more than five dozen Chinese companies, and as fears remain high about Europe's debt crisis spilling over into Italy.
This whole euro debt crisis is starting to remind me of the tagline of "Jaws." Just when you thought it was safe to go back into stocks ... cue the ominous cello music.
World markets slumped Monday, as fears about debt crises plagued both Europe and the United States.
Diplomatic tension between Brazil and Italy heightened Thursday after Brazil's Supreme Tribunal freed a fugitive wanted for multiple killings in Italy in the 1970s.
The dollar hit a two-month high against the euro Monday as a resurgence of concerns about Europe's unsustainable debt levels and a possible slowdown in the continent's economy took its toll.
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