Activists in Venice and northeastern Italy want to restore independence to the region, which had been a republic for more than 1,000 years before falling to Napoleon in 1797.
Mario Monti, who was heralded as the answer to Italy's myriad problems when he was appointed to the presidency, has run into endless obstacles, and public confidence in him is waning.
The reintroduction of brown bears to Italy's Dolomite Mountains is one of Europe's greatest conservation successes, but locals with dead livestock are not happy.
'Ndrangheta mafia top bosses were seized in the sweeping crackdown, say Italian police.
07/13/2010 05:25 pm
The American landscape is becoming less American as plants from Europe and Asia invade open spaces, crowding out native species and lessening the nation's biological diversity.
04/15/2010 09:35 am
Is northern Italy a new haven for terror fundraising? Police in Italy arrested four Pakistanis suspected of sending money to Mumbai terrorists.
11/23/2009 12:00 am
New eateries that serve kebabs, couscous, and even pineapple are no longer welcome in Tuscan town of Lucca.
02/23/2009 12:00 am