Public intervention in Italy’s ailing banks ‘not ruled out’

Public intervention in Italy’s ailing banks ‘not ruled out’

Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco said on Friday that public intervention in the country's banks was not to be ruled out amid growing fears the sector's €360 billion ($398 billion) in bad debt would trigger a potentially contagious banking crisis.

It’s not a crime if hungry poor steal food, Italy says

It’s not a crime if hungry poor steal food, Italy says

Italian mourners bid farewell to literary giant Umberto Eco

Italian mourners bid farewell to literary giant Umberto Eco

Animals light up Vatican in climate message

Animals light up Vatican in climate message

Reporter sparks alarm over Rome toy gun stunt

Reporter sparks alarm over Rome toy gun stunt

Bank of Italy boss in corruption probe

Bank of Italy boss in corruption probe

Italy’s Eni wins Mexican bid to drill for offshore oil

Italy’s Eni wins Mexican bid to drill for offshore oil

Skeletons unearthed at Sicily’s Valley of Temples

Skeletons unearthed at Sicily’s Valley of Temples

BBC reporter ensnares Pisa’s up-skirt voyeur

BBC reporter ensnares Pisa’s up-skirt voyeur

Italians help fuel surge in UK immigration

Italians help fuel surge in UK immigration

Nibali kicked off Tour of Spain for hitching a lift

Nibali kicked off Tour of Spain for hitching a lift

Blaze damages ancient Italian Unesco site

Blaze damages ancient Italian Unesco site

Mafia deters foreigners from investing in Italy

Mafia deters foreigners from investing in Italy

Top ten photos of Italy by The Local’s readers

Top ten photos of Italy by The Local’s readers

John Kerry to meet Israeli leader in Rome

John Kerry to meet Israeli leader in Rome

Over 2,000 queue in Matera for Ben Hur roles

Over 2,000 queue in Matera for Ben Hur roles

Crime ‘has cost Italy’s economy €16bn’

Crime ‘has cost Italy’s economy €16bn’

Italian judge rapped for breast blunder

Italian judge rapped for breast blunder

Bangladesh official charged over Italian’s murder

Bangladesh official charged over Italian’s murder