More than 100 miners have barricaded themselves with explosives inside a carbon mine on the Italian island of Sardinia as they seek to persuade the government to invest in the mine's future.
[Updated 3 p.m. ET, Monday, August 29] These beachgoers are enjoying themselves on Isola dei Conigli ("Rabbit Island") in Lampedusa, Italy.
A summer playground for Hollywood a-listers, European elites as well as us ordinary mortals, the Italian island of Sardinia is the place to go for sea, sun and celebrities.
What do you do if you're searching for the airport meditation zone but you can't speak a word of English? If you're traveling through Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, you can be sure they'll be a handy pictogram to help you.
Former Enron executive Andrew Fastow has been transferred from prison to a halfway house, the last stage of incarceration before his scheduled release later this year, according to the federal Bureau of Prisons.
Mini will be returning to the World Rallying Championship next month after the new Mini John Cooper Works car was unveiled in Oxford, England on Monday.
We don't have guillotines here, so the best we can do with our miscreants is to torment them with news of a better life they may never experience again. Dennis Kozlowski --- Wall Street crook and notorious party reveler who gave Stolichnaya a bad name-welcome to today's real estate report!
The couple spend two days together in her hometown of Tresnuraghes, in Sardinia
Slovenia's Igor Simcic and his yacht Esimit Europa 2 were the biggest winners on the final day of the Maxi Rolex Cup in Sardinia on Saturday.
Striking expanses of coastline aren't exactly in short supply across the Mediterranean. But for some reason, only a few marquee spots -- the Greek Isles, the Amalfi Coast, the south of France -- get all the love. Chances are, Sardinia doesn't even make the list.
Many authors can move readers with their words, but Frances Mayes has the power to actually make readers move.
In the same way organisms select for characteristics that favor the survival and well-being of its species over successive generations, so too do cultures. With organisms, we call this process evolution and it represents a sort of accumulated wisdom. There is no word for this process in cultures, but there is one for the result. And that word is tradition.
National Geographic writer and explorer Dan Buettner talks about finding the path to long life and health.
CNN.com today featured a live Webcast of The Clinic, looking at how science is making progress in the quest for immortality.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta teams with anti-aging experts to bring you an in-depth discussion on the search for immortality.
Italy's top court has overturned a law that shielded Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from possible prosecution.
Italy's top court annuls law shielding Prime Minister Berlusconi from possible prosecution. CNN's Paula Newton reports.
Italy's flamboyant Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will soon learn whether a controversial law granting top officials immunity from prosecution will remain on the books, after the country's top court heard arguments about it Tuesday.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi denies prostitution allegation. CNN's Atika Shubert reports.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has refuted allegations that he paid prostitutes to attend parties he hosted at his various homes.
Sebastien Loeb's unblemished start to the World Rally Championship came to a shuddering halt on Sunday as Jari-Matti Latvala eased to victory at the Rally d'Italia in Sardinia.
Jari-Matti Latvala saw his lead of the Rally d'Italia slashed by 30 seconds during Saturday's second leg as the Finn failed to match the pace of charging BP Ford team-mate Mikko Hirvonen.
A French battleship sunk by German torpedoes in 1917 is lying upright and almost intact at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, where it was found by an unmanned submarine surveying a proposed gas pipeline route between Italy and Algeria.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, no stranger to verbal gaffes, has come under fire again for a remark that critics say makes light of rape.
In his autobiography, Eric Clapton admits that he enjoys nothing more than sitting in a deck chair on a white sandy beach watching his children playing in the sea.
Few racing fans will forget the day Frankie Dettori stormed into the history books as the first man to take seven winners past the post on a seven-race card.
Nick Smith, head of public relations for Ascot was in the crowd when Frankie Dettori won his "Magnificent 7", in September 1996.
Sebastien Loeb is heading for his second successive victory in this year's world rally championship after taking a commanding lead on the first day of the Acropolis Rally in Greece.
Four-time world champion Sebastien Loeb of France won the Rally of Sardinia on Sunday to record his 40th career triumph.
Reigning champion Sebastien Loeb maintained his lead in the Rally of Italy in Sardinia but came under pressure on the second day from the Ford pair of Jari-Matti Latvala and Mikko Hirvonen.
Remember Tyco, the poster child for an overzealous acquisition strategy run amok?
Italian champions Inter Milan extended their Serie A lead to seven points with a comfortable 2-0 win away to struggling Cagliari on Sunday night.
A last minute goal from Giorgio Chiellini earnt Juventus a 3-2 win at Cagliari and allowed the former champions to hold onto top spot in Serie A on Sunday.
While Bernhard Langer showed he can still challenge strongly when nearly 50 years old, his 17-year-old son Stefan plummeted to a 28-over 98 in Thursday's Dutch Open first round.
In the summer months, when the beaches get overrun with sun bathers, the super rich secure a yacht and head a little farther out to find solace on the high seas.
Another yacht sighting is nothing special to those along Corsica's southern port of Bonafacio - but vacationing pedestrians still did a double-take around 10 p.m. on Thursday.
Danilo Di Luca wrapped up overall victory in the Giro d'Italia on Sunday as he safely negotiated the final stage in Milan which was won by star sprinter Alessandro Petacchi.
CNN MainSail presenter and double Olympic gold medallist, Shirley Robertson blogs from Rolex Capri Sailing Week
PARIS -- The French Open is undoubtedly the toughest Grand Slam of the year for me. The clay-court surface is like kryptonite for most Americans.
Former Tyco International chairman Dennis Kozlowski returned to prison early Thursday afternoon after being hospitalized, according to a prison spokeswoman.
Marcus Gronholm made the early running in the Acropolis Rally, winning all six of Friday's stages to put his Ford firmly on top of the leaderboard.
Germany captain Michael Ballack will miss the World Cup warm-up match against Luxembourg on Saturday because of an ankle strain..
Germany defender Philipp Lahm will not return to full training for two weeks because of an elbow injury but the World Cup hosts are confident he will be fit for the June 9-July 9 tournament.
Germany coach Juergen Klinsmann will announce his squad for the World Cup on Monday, May 15 at 1100 GMT in Berlin, the German Football Association have announced.
Oh, to see the world as Paola Antonelli sees it.
Italian forward Gianfranco Zola announced his retirement on Wednesday bringing to an end a 21-year glittering career that graced the English premier league and Serie A.
In a major victory in the government crackdown on corporate corruption, former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski and ex-CFO Mark Swartz were found guilty Friday of stealing hundreds of millions of dollars from the manufacturing conglomerate.
Inter Milan reached the final of the Italian Cup after a double strike from Christian Vieri led them to a 3-1 victory over Cagliari.
Frenchman Sebastien Loeb won the incident-packed Cyprus rally on Sunday for his third consecutive victory, keeping on course for a successful defense of his world title.
Championship leader Petter Solberg is confident of a second consecutive Rally of Italy victory, even though the event has undergone a radical overhaul since last year's Sardinia debut.
A drawn-looking Pope John Paul II, unable to preside over Palm Sunday Mass for the first time in his 26-year papacy, waved an olive branch from his apartment window to tens of thousands of pilgrims who filled St. Peter's Square.
Alberto Gilardino and Simone Barone scored after coming on as second-half substitutes to give Italy a 2-0 win over Russia on Sardinia.
Juventus kept their firm grip on the Serie A title as Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic grabbed a 75th minute winner against Lazio at the Delle Alpi stadium on Sunday.
Police say they have defused an explosive device near a Sardinian villa where Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had been entertaining his British counterpart Tony Blair, news reports said.
Pete McEntegart, a writer at Fortune's sister magazine Sports Illustrated and a former Goldman Sachs banker, spent six months as a juror at the Tyco trial. After a mistrial was declared, McEntegart...
The judge in the corruption trial of ex-Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski sent the jury home Friday after deliberations almost fell apart but asked the panel to come back and try again Monday.
Jury deliberations in the Tyco corruption trial erupted in acrimony Thursday, raising the possibility that the panel may fail to reach a verdict in the nearly six-month long trial.
Rallying team Peugeot have dropped Belgian driver Freddy Loix and recruited Harri Rovanpera for next month's Mexican rally.
First came the season of germination, when this lush new crop of business scandals sprang with startling brightness from the richly manured soil of the market mania.
It's that time of year again, when the tables that groan under their own weight are not just actuarial. Many of us enter this season as lean as Dick Grasso and waddle out the other end as plump as ...
There's been a lot of nonsense criticizing Dennis Kozlowski for a perfectly innocent corporate retreat he had on Sardinia a couple of years ago. As you may know, the CEO of Tyco, with a heart as b...
Midas had his gold. Elvis had his Cadillacs. Dennis Kozlowski had his, um, shower curtain.
Does EBITDA now stand for "Earnings Before I Tricked the Dumb Auditors?" As that current Wall Street joke suggests, the scope of corporate ethics has grown a bit wider in the past 12 months. The at...
I had been yearning for a field of my own for a very long time--and here it was at the end of a rainbow. Not a 7-Eleven, not a McDonald's in sight.
A trim 60-year-old, Chairman Carl Hahn loves to tear around the Volkswagen test track on the replica of an antique motorcycle his employees gave him on his last birthday. This summer he is looking ...
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