Italy's historic Colosseum has been showing its age in recent years. There are cracks in the walls and pieces have even been falling off. But, with Italy's budget in a crunch, the government had to turn to private funds, from Tod's owner Diego Della Valle, to fix it up.
Six years ago, derivatives trader Jerome Kerviel made some bad trades — very bad trades that cost his bank nearly $7 billion. Now he faces prison and perhaps paying it back. So he's decided to take a long walk, from Rome to Paris.
Italy's prime minister Silvio Berlusconi today warned parliament that Italy could be plunged into economic crisis if his opponents succeed in passing a ï¿½no confidenceï¿½ measure against him tomorrow. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.
Apart from his role as Tony Soprano, actor James Gandolfini also made his mark through "Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq," a documentary about injured Iraq war veterans adapting to life back here in the US.
Food: the lack of it, the control of it, dreams of it, was a key part of the Soviet experience. Now a Russian author living in the United States, Anya von Bremzen, has written a memoir of the USSR through food, "Mastering the Art of Soviet Cooking."
Italians love their cars. In fact, only the United States has more of them per capita. That's what makes this next piece of data so shocking: for the first time in almost 50 years, bike sales in Italy are vastly outpacing car sales.
The World's Gerry Hadden reports on Italy's political crisis as yesterday the country's center-left coalition government fell, after a raucous and -- some say -- undignified -- debate in the Italian parliament.