Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been stripped off his immunity from prosecution, but political analysts say his government is unlikely fall.
The Olympics cost billions and often leave venues deep in debt. But they inspire civic pride.
Italy takes steps to stop binge drinking, which is growing among Italians thanks to the influx of hard-drinking tourists.
After playing in Milan's world cup for the homeless, things are looking up for Japan's Yutaro Gomikawa.
At Milan's fashion week, the festivities are more subdued this year, with big names like Fendi bowing out and other fashion houses cutting costs.
Yutaro Gomikawa used his small-time fame on the national homeless soccer team to get government aid usually unavailable to young people.
As trade between Italy and Libya expands, Italy to honor Qaddafi with Air Force's aerobatics team. But some Italians compare this 'undeserved' honor to Scotland's release of Lockerbie bomber.
Umberto Bossi has proposed replacing the current military march with “Va Pensiero,” an aria from Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece “Nabucco.”