Italy

Two dead after motorway bridge collapses in Italy

The bridge had been under construction when it fell onto the main Adriatic coast motorway this afternoon, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Metro. La Repubblica newspaper said the couple killed were a 60-year-old

Puppies Found Alive Five Days After Deadly Italy Hotel Avalanche

Italy's fire brigade found the three white sheepdog pups five days after an avalanche triggered by a series of earthquakes buried the Rigopiano Hotel in Farindola, Italy, last Wednesday, NBC News reports. The puppies were found in an air pocket in the hotel's

Italian hotel sent alert just before avalanche

Bruno Di Tommaso's warning came in an email published by Italian media, as rescuers continued searching for 23 missing people at the Rigopiano hotel, the BBC reports. After the series of earthquakes, avalanche buried the remote hotel in Abruzzo, central Italy on

Italy school bus crash and fire leaves 16 dead

The bus, carrying pupils from Hungary, collided with a roadside column as it exited the A4 motorway near Verona late on Friday, the BBC reports. Italy's national fire service said that another 39 people had been injured. The bus was returning to Budapest

Italy avalanche: Six found alive in hotel after two days

Rescuers said the survivors had been discovered buried under snow. Two are children, Italian media said, according to the BBC. Video footage of the first survivors being pulled free was released by rescue teams on Friday afternoon - more than 40 hours

Italian PM Renzi loses constitutional referendum in Italy and resigns

Approximately 60% of Italians said "no" to the proposed adjustments that center-left Prime Minister Matteo Renzi had linked his political fate to. The result has become clear from the exit polls immediately after closing the polling stations at 11 p.m. yesterday. The turnout

Huge explosion at oil refinery in Italy

A huge explosion was reported today at one the largest oil refineries in Europe. The refinery is located in the Italian town of Sannazzaro dei Burgondi about 50 km north of Milan, Joinfo.com reports. #Sannazzaro fiamme alte e

Italy quake: Emergency declared as hopes for more survivors fade

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has pledged €50m (£42m) in funds for rebuilding, BBC reports. At least 268 people are now known to have died and 400 were injured. Teams have continued to search the rubble of toppled buildings for a second night. However,

Italy quake toll rises to nearly 250 as rescuers struggle to find survivors

The provisional toll jumped to 247 from the 159 dead listed on Wednesday night, national and regional officials said as a wave of aftershocks rattled a cluster of mountain communities 140 km (85 miles) east of Rome, Reuters reports. The strong 6.2

Italy will not lift Russia sanctions

"The Italian Parliament, in its resolution titled 'Directions of European and Italian Foreign Policy in the Context of Recent Developments in the World,' recommends that the country's government take measures to ensure the implementation of the Minsk agreements, which should become a