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February 2, 2023, 3:24 PM

Italian mob suspect held in France after 16 years on the run

Interpol says police in southeastern France have arrested a convicted murderer linked to Italy’s most powerful organized crime group, the ’ndrangheta, who was on the run for 16 years
February 2, 2023, 3:24 PM
January 31, 2023, 5:38 PM

Italy on alert amid anarchist attacks on diplomatic missions

Italy has increased security at its diplomatic missions around the globe in response to what the foreign minister called “a crescendo of terroristic attacks” by an anarchist network acting in solidarity with an imprisoned Italian militant
January 31, 2023, 5:38 PM
January 30, 2023, 5:39 PM

Convicted hunger-striking anarchist in Italy wins transfer

After 15 weeks on a hunger strike to protest particularly harsh prison conditions, an Italian man convicted in attacks claimed by anarchists is being transferred to another prison in Italy for medical care
January 30, 2023, 5:39 PM
January 23, 2023, 9:08 PM

Italian police arrest man whose ID helped fugitive mobster

His identity was allegedly used by a convicted Mafia boss.
January 23, 2023, 9:08 PM
January 18, 2023, 11:53 AM

Fugitive's arrest like a 'quake,' but Mafia very resilient

Italy arrested its most-wanted Mafia suspect this week.
January 18, 2023, 11:53 AM
Fugitive's arrest like a 'quake,' but Mafia very resilient
January 16, 2023, 9:23 PM

Italy's most-wanted Mafia boss nabbed after 30 years on run

Matteo Messina Denaro had been a fugitive for 30 years.
January 16, 2023, 9:23 PM
Italy arrests Mafia boss after 30 years on the run
January 16, 2023, 3:38 PM

Italian film legend Gina Lollobrigida dies at age 95

Italian film star Gina Lollobrigida has died in Rome at age 95.
January 16, 2023, 3:38 PM
Italian film legend Gina Lollobrigida dies at age 95
January 14, 2023, 7:38 PM

Dolce&Gabbana, Fendi ready to party in Milan

Highlights from Saturday’s shows on the second day of Milan Fashion Week.
January 14, 2023, 7:38 PM
1 month ago

Charities say new Italian rules will limit rescues at sea

Charities that rescue migrants at sea have complained that new measures adopted by Italy's government will limit their rescue capacity, setting lives at risk
1 month ago
Charities say new Italian rules will limit rescues at sea
1 month ago

No energy worries for Italy's 'harmonious walnut tribe'

Amid worries of a European energy crisis, this man lives happily off the grid.
1 month ago
No energy worries for Italy's 'harmonious walnut tribe'
1 month ago

Life off the grid in rural Italy

Fabrizio Cardinali has chosen to live without electricity, gas and indoor plumbing for more than 50 years.
1 month ago
Life off the grid in rural Italy
2 months ago

Child dies after migrant boat overturns off Italian island

Italian news reports say a 2-year-old girl has died after being rescued by the Italian coast guard near a Mediterranean island, along with dozens of other migrants
2 months ago
2 months ago

Aid groups dock 2 rescue vessels with 500 migrants in Italy

Government says it's not backing down on hard line against migrant smuggling.
2 months ago
2 months ago

Newborn among 7 dead in landslide on Italy's Ischia island

Search teams have recovered seven dead, including a three week-old infant, buried in mud and debris that hurtled down a mountainside and through a densely populated port city on the resort island of Ischia, officials said Sunday
2 months ago
Italian rescuers search for missing in island landslide
2 months ago

1 dead, up to 12 missing in landslide on Italian island

Heavy rainfall has triggered a massive landslide on the southern Italian resort island of Ischia
2 months ago
3 months ago

Pope visits immigrant father's hometown for birthday party

Pope Francis has returned to his father’s birthplace in northern Italy for the first time since ascending the papacy
3 months ago
3 months ago

Italy arrests 12 in high-speed migrant smuggling ring

Italian police have issued 18 arrest warrants for Italians and Tunisians accused of operating a migrant-trafficking route on high-speed boats between Tunisia’s coast and Sicilian ports
3 months ago
Italy cracks down on high-speed migrant traffickers
3 months ago

Hundreds of migrants in limbo as Italy closes ports to NGOs

Two German-run migrant rescue ships carrying nearly 300 rescued people are waiting off the eastern coast of Sicily
3 months ago
3 months ago

Italy silent as ships with 1,000 rescued migrants seek help

Humanitarian groups caring for 1,000 rescued migrants aboard three ships in the central Mediterranean are sounding an alarm about deteriorating conditions on board
3 months ago
3 months ago

Italy's fascist past under scrutiny a century after putsch

Exactly 100 years ago Friday, the Black Shirt March on Rome triggered events that brought Italian fascist dictator Benito Mussolini to power
3 months ago
Italy's fascist past under scrutiny a century after putsch
3 months ago

Italy's Meloni easily wins confidence vote in parliament

Italy’s new far-right-led government of Giorgia Meloni has won the first of two required confidence votes in Parliament by a comfortable margin
3 months ago
Italy's Meloni easily wins confidence vote in parliament
3 months ago

Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni installed as Italy's premier

Giorgia Meloni has become the first woman installed as Italy's premier
3 months ago
Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni sworn in as Italian premier
4 months ago

Italy's far-right leader Meloni forms new government

Giorgia Meloni has formed Italy’s new ruling coalition, giving the country its first far-right-led government since the end of World War II
4 months ago
Italian far-right leader says she is ready to govern
4 months ago

Italy's feuding right-wing leaders aim somehow to govern

Italy's president has begun formal consultations with the aim of quickly giving the country a new government
4 months ago
Italy's feuding right-wing leaders aim somehow to govern
4 months ago

With far-right leaders, Italy remembers WWII roundup of Jews

Italy’s new right-wing political leadership has marked the 79th anniversary of the World War II roundup of Rome’s Jews with calls for such a horror to never occur again
4 months ago
4 months ago

Holocaust survivor opens Senate as far-right to govern Italy

Italy’s Fascist past and its future governed by a party with neo-fascist origins have come to an emotional head during the first seating of Parliament since general elections last month
4 months ago
Holocaust survivor opens Senate as far-right to govern Italy
4 months ago

Migrants in Italy face uncertainty after far-right prime minister's win

There are about 5 million foreign-born residents in Italy.
4 months ago
Giorgia Meloni's rise to power raises fears in migrant communities
4 months ago

Italy expected to elect its first female prime minister, a conservative firebrand

Giorgia Meloni could become the first female prime minister in the history of Italy as Italians head to the polls.
4 months ago
Meloni may become Italy's first female PM
4 months ago

Italy elects 1st female prime minister

Voters in Italy elected Giorgia Meloni, the leader of a far-right political party whose roots date back to post-World War II neo-fascists.
4 months ago
Italy elects 1st female prime minister
5 months ago

Roman Catholic cardinals from around the world meet in Rome

Cardinals who are under the age of 80 can vote to elect the next pope when time comes, and Pope Francis has now appointed more than 60% of those electors.
5 months ago
Roman Catholic cardinals from around the world meet in Rome
5 months ago

US service member arrested in Italy for alleged fatal drunk driving crash

A 20-year-old American service member was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence and killing a 15-year-old boy on a cycle path.
5 months ago
US service member arrested in Italy for alleged fatal drunk driving crash
5 months ago

Superyacht sinks off the coast of Italy

Italy's Coast Guard shared this video of a 131-foot superyacht that sank about 9 miles off the coast of Catanzaro.
5 months ago
Superyacht sinks off the coast of Italy
1 year ago

White truffle sells for 103,000 euros at castle in Italy

A white truffle weighing 830 grams sold for 103,000 euros at auction to an Italian chef who runs a restaurant in Hong Kong.
1 year ago
White truffle sells for 103,000 euros at castle in Italy
1 year ago

St. Mark's Square flooded in Venice

Tourists and residents used walkways to cross St. Mark's Square, which was flooded in a period of seasonal high water.
1 year ago
St. Mark's Square flooded in Venice
1 year ago

Buses destroyed by flames in Rome

Italian firefighters battled the flames after a blaze destroyed almost 30 public transport buses at a depot in Rome.
1 year ago
Buses destroyed by flames in Rome
1 year ago

Lake Como hit by landslide and flooding

Some of the region’s famous winding roads are unpassable due to debris from a recent landslide and flooding
1 year ago
Lake Como hit by landslide and flooding
1 year ago

Hordes of wild boars invade Rome

Romans say they’re being harassed by wild boars that have recently come in search of food.
1 year ago
Hordes of wild boars invade Rome
1 year ago

High waters flood Venice’s St. Mark’s Square

Restaurants are flooded in the area surrounding St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy.
1 year ago
High waters flood Venice’s St. Mark’s Square
2 years ago

Italy wildfires seen in aerial footage

Officials in Italy battled wildfires that raged across the country, including in the Dannunziana forest near Pescara, where at least 100 people were evacuated.
2 years ago
Italy wildfires seen in aerial footage
2 years ago

High tide in Venice creates water pools

High tide caused water pools in Venice's St. Mark's Square, as visitors took the chance to experience the "acqua alta," or "high water," phenomenon.
2 years ago
High tide in Venice creates water pools
2 years ago

Italian royals in exile spar over line of succession for abolished monarchy

ABC News’ Ines de la Cuetara speaks with the teenage heir to the exiled Italian royal family, which is divided over whether the first female in a thousand years can lead the now-defunct monarchy.
2 years ago
Italian royals in exile spar over line of succession for abolished monarchy
2 years ago

Protests in Venice as cruise ships return

Hundreds of demonstrators waved “No Big Boats” flags as the first cruise ship since the pandemic made its way through the heart of Venice.
2 years ago
Protests in Venice as cruise ships return
2 years ago

New high-tech ‘flying’ boat could help save Venice’s iconic canals

As Italy emerges from the pandemic, the Venetian city is launching the world’s only all-electric long-range vessel in hopes of addressing its pollution problem.
2 years ago
New high-tech ‘flying’ boat could help save Venice’s iconic canals
2 years ago

Investigators reveal cause of deadly cable car crash in Italy

Authorities said the car began sliding backward after a cable snapped and an emergency brake system failed. The incident killed 14 people, and prosecutors are looking into possible charges.
2 years ago
Investigators reveal cause of deadly cable car crash in Italy
2 years ago

Cable car disaster leads to 14 deaths in Italian Alps

A cable apparently snapped and sent the car plunging to the ground, leaving one lone survivor -- a child -- badly injured and in the hospital.
2 years ago
Cable car disaster leads to 14 deaths in Italian Alps
2 years ago

Lost Italian village resurfaces from underwater

After more than 70 years, the village of Curon recently resurfaced from Lake Resi when water was temporarily drained for maintenance.
2 years ago
Lost Italian village resurfaces from underwater
2 years ago

Tourists slowly return to Venice as Italy reopens

SINKING CITY: Tourists enjoy scenic gondola rides and views of the Grand Canal in Venice as Italy ditches quarantine for some European visitors.
2 years ago
Tourists slowly return to Venice as Italy reopens
2 years ago

Italian archaeologists uncover fossilized remains of Neanderthals

Archaeologists in Italy uncovered fossilized remains of Neanderthals in a cave near Rome.
2 years ago
Italian archaeologists uncover fossilized remains of Neanderthals
2 years ago

Parents of American found guilty of murder in Italy speak out

Ethan and Leah Elder say their son Finnegan, 21, has been deeply mischaracterized after being sentenced to life in prison for the fatal stabbing of an Italian police officer.
2 years ago
Parents of American found guilty of murder in Italy speak out
2 years ago

Italy announces new project at Rome’s Colosseum

A new project aims to create a flexible floor, giving tourists a picture of how the Colosseum would have looked when gladiators fought there.
2 years ago
Italy announces new project at Rome’s Colosseum