Italy was the first European country to be hit by the pandemic and imposed a strict two-month lockdown, which paralysed much of the country's economic activity. As a result, the country is set for a drop in GDP of between nine and 13 percent.
Yes, Covid-19 originates in China, but it’s globalisation that took the virus on a world tour.
Death toll from coronavirus rises to 34, five more than a day earlier, officials say, as government prepares to boost spending to help fragile economy as cases rise to nearly 1,700.
Outbreak of coronavirus in northern Italy worsens with officials announcing 17 confirmed cases in the wealthy region of Lombardy and adjacent Veneto area.
Italy's government approved a capital injection, up to $992 million, to rescue the ailing cooperative bank Popolare di Bari on Sunday.
Pro-independence Catalan leaders that flout the law are turning the question of independence into a counterproductive binary of good versus evil.
Millions of people in the wealthy regions of Lombardy and Veneto, both run by the once openly secessionist Lega Nord party, voted more than 90 percent for "yes", according to preliminary results.
The polls pose a powerful threat to Rome, even if they don't mean independence. The regions of Lombardy and Veneto will ask citizens to vote for greater autonomy and tax sharing.
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