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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

Russian troops entering Ukraine is 'an intolerable escalation' of the crisis there, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tells Russian President Vladimir Putin by telephone - statement

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Italy

Confirmed: Liverpool F.C. have today completed the signing of Italy international Mario Balotelli from A.C. Milan - @LFC

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soccer

Italian striker Mario Balotelli reportedly headed to Liverpool - @NYTSports

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Italy

2 Italian Tornado jets collided in mid-air and plunged into a hillside in central Italy during a training exercise, air force says - @Reuters

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Ascoli Piceno, Marche, IT

Editor's note: Photo via @simopieranni reportedly shows aftermath of crash of 2 Italian Air Force jets near Ascoli Piceno, Italy. - Grace

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Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia runs aground

Italian authorities say they found bone fragments during a search of the shipwrecked Costa Concordia when the ship was brought to port for scrapping - @AP

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Italy financial crisis

Italy's economy has fallen back into recession, latest official figures show - @BBCNews

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Italy

#BREAKING: We need to help #Libyan institutes rise again, #Italy’s PM says - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Egypt

#BREAKING: #Egypt’s initiative is the only means to end the crisis in #Gaza, #Italy's PM says - @AlArabiya_Eng

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Egypt

#BREAKING: We need to cooperate with #Egypt to counter terrorism in #Libya, #Italy’s PM says http://t.co/OKhR9tFuLi - @AlArabiya_Eng

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mergers & acquisitions

Swedish drug maker Meda to pay about $3 billion in cash and stock for Italian drug maker Rottapharm - @dealbook

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken: President Obama held a video conference today with UK's Cameron, France's Hollande, Germany's Merkel and Italy's Renzi to discuss Ukraine, Middle East and Libya - @lesleyclark

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

France, US, Germany, Britain, Italy to take further measures against Russia over Ukraine crisis, according to French presidency - @Reuters

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Ukraine, Russia political crisis

President Obama is scheduled to speak with 4 European leaders about the situation in Ukraine, a top White House adviser says - @Reuters

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Italy

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali has won the Tour de France #BREAKING http://t.co/EZ4Clit2xs - @abc13houston

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Italy

#BREAKING Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France http://t.co/ARJ5BnHGnQ - @USATODAY

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Tour de France 2014

Vincenzo Nibali wins the Tour de France, becoming the 1st Italian to do so since 1998 - @AP

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

French Foreign Ministry confirms officials from Britain, Germany, Italy, EU, Turkey, Qatar, US to meet Saturday to press for Gaza ceasefire - @AP

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Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Editor's note: Reuters is reporting that officials from US, UK, Germany, Italy, EU, Turkey and Qatar will attend talks on Saturday in Paris aimed at converging "all efforts" for a ceasefire in Gaza. Reuters is citing a Frence diplomatic source. We'll update when there are more details and confirmation. - Stephanie

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Germany

#BREAKING BSkyB to buy Fox's Italy, German pay-TV assets http://t.co/ARJ5BnHGnQ - @USATODAY

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