Carles Puigdemont, the Catalan separatist wanted in Spain for leading a failed breakaway movement in his region four years ago, left Italy on Monday, days after his brief detention and release by Italian authorities. The dramatic seizure and exit of Mr. Puigdemont raised and then dashed the hopes of SpanishContinue Reading

ROME — It turns out that Italians don’t necessarily like pineapple on their pizza, after all. Or at least not enough to keep nearly three dozen Domino’s Pizza franchises afloat. Last month, the Italian outlets of the American pizza conglomerate extinguished their pizza ovens, unable to win over picky palatesContinue Reading

An Italian court released the former leader of Spain’s Catalonia region on Friday, a day after his arrest, but ordered him to remain in the country while authorities consider whether to send him back to Spain to face trial, his lawyer said. Italian police detained Carles Puigdemont on Thursday nightContinue Reading

TEL AVIV — The fate of a six-year-old boy who was the sole survivor of a deadly cable-car accident in Italy moved into an Israeli courtroom on Thursday, in a bitter international custody battle that has drawn world attention. Lawyers for the boy’s aunt, who lives in Italy, and hisContinue Reading

MESSINA, Italy — The little girl climbed over the metal roofs of the shacks, gave chase to a rat as big as a rabbit, then stopped to look with trepidation at the sky. “I think it’s going to rain,” she said. Like her father, grandfather and great-grandfather before her, theContinue Reading

Good morning. We’re covering a possible deal on Ukraine’s blocked grain and an interest rate hike in Europe. Ukraine’s grain: Unblocked? Turkey said that Moscow and Kyiv had reached a deal to unblock Ukrainian grain exports. The Turkish presidency said the pact would be signed today, but Russia and UkraineContinue Reading

ROME — Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy offered to resign again on Thursday, a day after a last-ditch effort to persuade the country’s fractious parties to stick together for the benefit of the nation failed spectacularly, with nationalist and populist forces reuniting to fatally torpedo his national unity government.Continue Reading

Good morning. We’re covering a plan to ration gas in Europe and the implosion of Italy’s government. The E.U. prepares to ration gas The E.U.’s executive branch put forth a plan to avert an energy crisis from a likely Russian gas cutoff and yesterday called on member states to rationContinue Reading

ROME — The broad national unity government led by Prime Minister Mario Draghi, which has expanded Italy’s footprint in Europe, guided it through a successful vaccination campaign and injected competence and confidence into the country, suddenly wobbled on Thursday as the remnants of Italy’s recent anti-establishment and populist past threatenedContinue Reading

ROME — The broad national unity government led by Prime Minister Mario Draghi, which has expanded Italy’s footprint in Europe, guided it through a successful vaccination campaign and injected competence and confidence into the country, suddenly wobbled on Thursday as the remnants of Italy’s recent anti-establishment and populist past threatenedContinue Reading