Early returns give center-left parties led by Pier Luigi Bersani a slim lead in parliamentary elections. Silvio Berlusconi's conservatives appear to headed for close victory in the Senate.
A year into his term, Matteo Renzi is firmly ensconced as Italy's prime minister with little to fear from the opposition. His supposed allies, however, could eventually pose a problem. Megan Williams reports from Rome.
Lawmakers are set to begin voting Thursday for Italy's new president. The prime minister reached across a political divide to Silvio Berlusconi for help in getting a candidate approved. Megan Williams reports from Rome.
The German state of Bavaria has returned more than 500 stolen books to the Italian city of Naples. The collection, which includes works by Galileo Galilei, is estimated to be worth 2.5 million euros ($2.8 million).
Germany's Bundestag approved extending the aid program for the EU's most complicated emergency case. But the Greek bailout is not just about money, says DW's Marcel Fürstenau.
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