AJ Impact

Italy's UniCredit to end thermal coal project financing

The Big European bank also plans to derive its own electricity from renewables.

Italy's UniCredit to end thermal coal project financing

Weather

High tides, heavy rain cause more flooding across northern Italy

With four tides above 140 cm since November 11, this is the worst month for high tides in Venice since 1872.

High tides, heavy rain cause more flooding across northern Italy

Europe

Italy leaves rescued African migrants stranded at sea

More than 70 migrants were picked up by Spanish aid vessel, Open Arms, but Italian authorities have so far refused to allow the ship to dock.

Weather

Severe floods hit southern France and northern Italy

Heavy downpours cause floods and landslides along the Riviera, leaving two missing and hundreds displaced.

Severe floods hit southern France and northern Italy

Arts & Culture

Police break up archeological crime gang in Italy

Italian police recover 10,000 artefacts from the gang, who carried out illegal digs in the southern region of Calabria.

Police break up archeological crime gang in Italy

Human Rights

Italy: Holocaust survivor's protection highlights rise in racism

The anti-Semitic threats to Liliana Segre are just the tip of the iceberg, say Italian analysts.

Italy: Holocaust survivor's protection highlights rise in racism

Italy

Venice mayor orders St Mark's Square closed amid floods

Move to shutter iconic square in flood-ravaged Venice comes after Italy declares state of emergency over the crisis.

Venice mayor orders St Mark's Square closed amid floods

Europe

In Pictures: Venice flooded by record-high tide

Second-highest tide ever sweeps through Italian city overnight, flooding its famous basilica.

In Pictures: Venice flooded by record-high tide

Italy

Italy's Venice flooded by highest tide in 50 years

Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said he would declare a state of disaster after 'exceptional' floods blamed on climate change.

AJ Impact

EU finance ministers urge end of funding for oil, gas and coal

The European Investment Bank president says EU governments are still divided on fossil fuel funding.

EU finance ministers urge end of funding for oil, gas and coal

Italy

Holocaust survivor under police protection in Italy after threats

Liliana Segre, 89, had to be escorted by police at public events after hateful anti-Semitic messages on social media.

Holocaust survivor under police protection in Italy after threats

Opinion

Italy's dubious policies in Libya

In pursuit of easy solutions for the refugee crisis and lucrative deals, Italy has become complicit in Libya's abuses.

Romana Rubeo

by Romana Rubeo
- Ramzy Baroud

Romana Rubeo

Environment

Venice gondoliers dive into murky canals for nocturnal clean-up

More than 2.5 tonnes of rubbish has been collected so far.

Venice gondoliers dive into murky canals for nocturnal clean-up

Italy

Italian ship with 151 rescued migrants docks in Sicily

A total of 151 migrants, including five unaccompanied minors, disembarked eight days after being rescue at sea.

Italian ship with 151 rescued migrants docks in Sicily

Racism

Footballer Balotelli threatens to walk off amid racist chants

The striker was calmed down by teammates and the Italian league match was suspended for four minutes.

Footballer Balotelli threatens to walk off amid racist chants