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Murder trial begins for American teens accused of killing Italian cop in Rome

Americans Gabriel Christian Natale-Hjorth, 19, and Finnegan Elder, 20, stand trial for murdering an Italian police officer in July.
1 month ago
Murder trial begins for American teens accused of killing Italian cop

Performers take to the skies for Venice carnival

Performers took to the streets and skies for the opening of the Mestre Carnival Street Show in Venice, Italy.
2 months ago
Performers take to the skies for Venice carnival

Experts ponder human error in Italian high-speed train crash

Two railway workers were killed and 27 people were injured.
2 months ago
High-speed train derails in Italy; 2 railway workers killed

Italy's 5-Star leader Di Maio steps down as party struggles

The head of Italy's 5-Star Movement has stepped down as party leader following a string of parliamentary defections, falling poll numbers and questions about the movement's future
2 months ago
Italy's 5-Star implosion may claim party leader Di Maio

Drunken driver in Italy plows into German tourists, kills 6

Italian authorities say a drunken driver speeding on a mountain road plowed into young German tourists in northern Italy, killing six people and injuring 11 others
3 months ago

Avalanche kills skier in Italy, 4th fatality in 24 hours

Skier was among four people struck by the avalanche near a mountain refuge.
3 months ago

Avalanche on Italian glacier kills woman, 2 children

The three were skiing on a glacier in the Italian Alps.
3 months ago

Venice flood damage to St. Mark's Cathedral totals millions

The flood damage to St. Mark's Cathedral in Venice has been put at 5 million euros
3 months ago
Venice flood damage to St. Mark's Cathedral totals millions

Thousands rally around Holocaust survivor in Milan

She's been put under police protection due to anti-Semitic threats.
4 months ago

Devastating flooding hits Venice for the 2nd time this month

Ambassador of Italy to the U.S. Armando Varricchio explained that the flooding has "dramatically increased" in recent years, with the city experiencing massive high tides and heavy rain.
4 months ago
Devastating flooding hits Venice for the 2nd time this month

New round of devastating flooding in Venice

The deadly flooding has submerged some of Venice’s famous landmarks while also damaging homes and businesses; the mayor said it could cost more than a billion dollars to repair.
4 months ago
New round of devastating flooding in Venice

What it's like in the Venice flood: Reporter's notebook

Locals are still waiting on a 2003 dam project, The Moses Project, to help with the floods.
4 months ago
What it's like in the Venice flood: Reporter's notebook

High tides surge through Venice, locals rush to protect art

Exceptionally high tidal waters have surged again through Venice, prompting the mayor to close St. Mark’s Square
4 months ago
Venice flooded again 3 days after near-record high tide

Venice underwater as historically high tides continue to rise

The famous Italian city is swamped and the government has allegedly failed to complete multibillion-dollar flood defenses.
4 months ago
Venice underwater as historically high tides continue to rise

Flooding emergency in Italy

Venice is dealing with the city's worst flood in half a century, which has caused millions of dollars of damage.
4 months ago
Flooding emergency in Italy

Flooding emergency in Venice

The centuries-old city is experiencing flooding from the highest tides in more than 50 years.
4 months ago
Flooding emergency in Venice

Venice is being flooded by the highest tide in more than 50 years

High tides and lashing rain struck Venice Tuesday night bringing the water level in some areas close to a 50 year record high and causing inestimable damage.
4 months ago
Inestimable damage in Venice after latest flooding

Venice mayor says city is ‘on its knees,’ blames flooding on climate change

85% of the 1,200-year-old city is flooded after water levels rose 74 inches.
4 months ago
Venice mayor says city is ‘on its knees,’ blames flooding on climate change

Venice flooding hits 50-year record high

Residents and tourists waded through the water, which has caused inestimable damage to the centuries-old Italian city.
4 months ago
Venice flooding hits 50-year record high

Venice is being flooded by the highest tide in more than 50 years

Close to midnight Tuesday -- at its night-time peak -- the city recorded a high of 187 centimeters, just short of the famous 1966 flood when the tide reached 194 centimeters.
5 months ago
Venice is being flooded by the highest tide in more than 50 years

Italian ex-premier Renzi seeks to create new center-right

Matteo Renzi appeals to disillusioned members of Silvio Berlusconi's party.
5 months ago

Italy: Rescue boat with 82 migrants can sail to Italian isle

Italy allowed a charity rescue ship to sail Saturday to a tiny southern island so that 82 migrants aboard could be transferred to shore
6 months ago

New details as American teens await trial in Italy

Andrea Varriale, the surviving officer of the Italian cop who died of stabbing wounds, is now under investigation for “failure to carry out his duties.”
7 months ago
New details as American teens await trial in Italy

Iran says oil on tanker pursued by US sold; buyer unnamed

The U.S. has a warrant in federal court to seize the ship.
7 months ago
Iran says tanker, its oil pursed by US sold to unnamed buyer

Italian premier's resignation could bring elections in fall

Italy could see elections as early as this fall after Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte resigned amid the collapse of the 14-month-old populist government
7 months ago
Italian PM Conte to resign after League party pulls backing

Inside the prison where 2 US teens accused of killing Italian officer are being held

Gabriel Christian Natale-Hjorth "burst out crying" and embraced his father when the older man arrived at the central Rome prison to see his son yesterday evening, according to ABC station KGO.
8 months ago
Inside the prison where 2 US teens accused of killing Italian officer are being held

Tears and numbness: Inside the Italian prison where 2 American teens are being held

A lawyer for one teen said he lashed out with a knife after being 'strangled.'
8 months ago
Inside the prison where 2 US teens accused of killing Italian officer are being held

Italian police arrest 6 in nightclub stampede that killed 6

Italian police have arrested six men on charges of manslaughter for allegedly using pepper spray to carry out thefts at a concert for teens, triggering a stampede that killed six people
8 months ago

US teen arrested for cop’s killing in Rome claims self-defense

Authorities in Italy say the teens, Finnegan Elder, 19, and Gabriel Natale, 18, confessed to their involvement in the murder of Officer Mario Cerciello Rega.
8 months ago
US teen arrested for cop’s killing in Rome claims self-defense

2 American teens jailed in Rome for cop’s murder

Italian police said the two Americans confessed to stealing a backpack in a drug deal gone wrong that ended with a fatal stabbing of officer Mario Cerciello Rega.
8 months ago
2 American teens jailed in Rome for cop’s murder

2 Americans accused of murdering police officer in Italy

Police said the altercation started when the two suspects confronted a man who allegedly sold them fake cocaine. ABC News' Janai Norman reports.
8 months ago
2 Americans accused of murdering police officer in Italy

2 US teens jailed in Italy in policeman's killing

Investigators contended in written statements that two American teenagers who were former high school classmates had confessed to their roles in the grisly slaying of an Italian policeman
8 months ago

Painting, stolen by Nazi soldier, is back in Florence museum

The foreign ministers of German and Italy were on hand for the unveiling.
8 months ago
Painting, stolen by Nazi soldier, is back in Florence museum

Investigators open tomb Vatican in search of teen's remains

Last week Vatican investigators acted on an anonymous tip that Emanuela Orlandi, who went missing 36 years ago.
8 months ago
Investigators open tomb Vatican in search of teen's remains

Italy detains 3 in seizure of weapons, missile, Nazi plaques

Police detained 3 men, including 1 linked to a neo-fascist political party.
8 months ago
Italy detains 3 in seizure of weapons, missile, Nazi plaques

NGO ship with migrants barred from docking in Italy

The migrants were rescued from a rubber dinghy Thursday off Libya.
9 months ago
Ship with 54 migrants being barred from docking in Italy

Survivor on Stromboli dodged falling volcanic material

A hiker was killed when the volcano erupted.
9 months ago
Italy firefighters douse fires on Stromboli after eruptions

Remaining parts of collapsed Italian bridge are demolished

The blast in Genoa Friday morning triggered a huge cloud of dust.
9 months ago
Remaining parts of collapsed Italian bridge are demolished

Rome doctors warn of health hazards from city's garbage woes

The city is struggling with a renewed garbage emergency aggravated by the heat.
9 months ago
Rome doctors warn of health hazards from city's garbage woes

Italy: 3 killed in apparent gas explosion

It took rescuers hours to locate the victims, which included a couple in bed.
9 months ago
Italy: 3 killed in apparent gas explosion

Mud flows into Lake Como due to rising water levels at dam

Villages in northern Italy were flooded by water and mud due to rising water levels at the Pagnona dam, as around 800 people were evacuated from the area.
9 months ago
Mud flows into Lake Como due to rising water levels at dam

Italy elects its first transgender mayor

Their general allegiances may lie with Matteo Salvini's right-wing League party, but voters in a small town south of Milan voted against the League candidate to elect Italy's first transgender mayor
10 months ago
Italy elects its first transgender mayor

Sea-Watch enters Italian waters with migrants, flouting ban

Sea-Watch said Saturday it flouted the ban for humanitarian reasons.
10 months ago

Holy Stairs, believed to have been climbed by Jesus prior to crucifixion, unveiled in Rome

After over a year of restoration, the 28 marble steps were unveiled Thursday.
1 year ago
Holy Stairs believed to have been climbed by Jesus unveiled in Rome

Third Mussolini descendent enters Italian political arena

Caio Giulio Cesare Mussolini is standing in European elections.
1 year ago
3rd Mussolini descendant enters Italian political arena

Another infant boy in Italy dies after home circumcision

A 5-month-old baby also died last month in Bologna.
1 year ago
Another infant boy in Italy dies after home circumcision

Conservative congress on family sharply divides Italy

Civic groups denounced the event as a move to limit LGBT and women's rights.
1 year ago

Italy outraged as court finds victim too ugly to be raped

The ruling has sparked outrage in Italy.
1 year ago
Italy outraged as court finds victim too ugly to be raped

Italian town shows zest for history with 'Battle of the Oranges' food fight

The "Battle of the Oranges" pits nobles against commoners in an epic food fight.
1 year ago
Town shows zest for history with 'Battle of the Oranges' food fight

Tens of thousands march in anti-racism rally in Milan

Protesting policies by the populist government in Rome they say promote racism.
1 year ago