Enrico Letta's appointment as prime minister-designate has sparked hope that a coalition government might finally be formed after two months of negotiations.
Austerity's bite was a primary factor in the strong showing by Beppe Grillo and Silvio Berlusconi in national elections. And now some experts say that austerity is hurting Italy's economy.
Researchers claim to have found a way to extend lifespans by 12 percent. What does this mean for America's Social Security and Britain's social pensions?
Reaction to a recently released documentary on the Red Brigades underscores the difficulty of coming to grips with the violence of the 1970s.