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World 17 Oct 2013 | 9:45 PM

Italian president called as witness in mafia case

ROME (Reuters) - A Sicilian court will call Italy's president to testify in an investigation into alleged secret talks between the mafia and the state in the wake of deadly bombings two decades ago, judicial sources said on Thursday.

Community 18 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

Cyclist owes his progress to Ng Joo Ngan’s guidance

NATIONAL cyclist Loh Sea Keong, the first Malaysian to win a UCI Asia Tour race overall title in June, owes his progress to former international Ng Joo Ngan.

Community 18 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM

Guest acts spice up the dancefloors with an eclectic mix of vibes

WE ARE into mid-month offerings for the Klang Valley clubbing scene, and with the outdoor party scene taking just a little bit of a break before more coming from late November onwards, it would be great to check a few of the rising names in the international scene and some recent expat arrivals taking to the decks and making KL very much a second home out on the decks this week ahead.

World 18 Oct 2013 | 2:15 AM

Italy economy minister says restarts Swiss tax talks

ROME/MILAN (Reuters) - Italy has restarted negotiations with Switzerland over taxing Italian assets held in Swiss bank accounts to avoid higher tax rates, Economy Minister Fabrizio Saccomanni said on Thursday.

World 18 Oct 2013 | 2:30 AM

Italy's Monti quits centrist party over budget disagreement

ROME (Reuters) - Former Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti resigned from the centrist party he founded to run in this year's elections after disagreeing with party members over whether to support next year's budget law, according to a statement on Thursday.

World 18 Oct 2013 | 2:35 AM

Obama, Italy's Letta compare notes on budget woes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta congratulated each other on Thursday for surviving extended budget crises and pledged to work together to advance U.S.-EU trade talks and address security issues.

World 18 Oct 2013 | 3:15 AM

Italy's Monti quits party as budget opposition mounts

ROME (Reuters) - Former Prime Minister Mario Monti on Thursday left the party he founded this year as political tensions over Italy's 2014 budget raised a new threat to the stability of Enrico Letta's government.

World 18 Oct 2013 | 3:25 AM

Italy Northern League founder dismisses criticism of immigration law

ROME (Reuters) - One of the politicians behind an Italian law blamed for deterring ship's captains from rescuing migrant boats said Europe should focus on building economic ties with Africa to stem a growing crisis that has killed hundreds this month.

World 18 Oct 2013 | 2:44 PM

Insight- Militia rivalries threaten new war in post-revolt Libya

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - When gunmen snatched Libyan Prime Minister Ali Zeidan from his Tripoli hotel last week, it was a rival armed militia he thanked for his rescue hours later.

World 18 Oct 2013 | 7:20 PM

Italian protests against Letta government disrupt transport

ROME (Reuters) - Civil servants, hospital staff and transport workers went on strike on Friday in protest against Prime Minister Enrico Letta's government, causing disruptions in Rome and across the country.