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September 25, 2022, 5:02 PM

Pope urges Italians to have more children, welcome migrants

Pope Francis has traveled to southern Italy to close out an Italian church congress that coincided with Italy’s national election
September 25, 2022, 5:02 PM
September 25, 2022, 5:46 AM

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.
September 25, 2022, 5:46 AM
Meloni may become Italy's first female PM
September 25, 2022, 5:12 AM

Polls open as Italians vote in general election that could bring first far-right government to power since WWII

Italians vote in election that could take far-right to power
September 25, 2022, 5:12 AM
Italians vote in election that could take far-right to power
September 23, 2022, 7:21 PM

'Crucial' vote could move Italy to right; many might boycott

Italian voters cast ballots on Sunday in an election that has been billed as crucial as Europe reels from the repercussions of war in Ukraine
September 23, 2022, 7:21 PM
'Crucial' vote could move Italy to right; many might boycott
September 18, 2022, 8:13 AM

Prospect of far-right female premier divides Italian women

Italy could be on the verge of electing its first woman premier
September 18, 2022, 8:13 AM
Prospect of far-right female premier divides Italian women
September 16, 2022, 2:33 PM

Floods in Italy kill 10; Survivors plucked from roofs, trees

Flash floods triggered by heavy rain have swept through towns in a hilly central Italy
September 16, 2022, 2:33 PM
Floods in Italy kill at least 10; rescues from roofs, trees
September 2, 2022, 2:43 PM

Dog sniffs out cocaine hidden in wheelchair at Milan airport

A drug-sniffing dog has led frontier police at a Milan airport to discover some 13 kilograms (nearly 30 pounds) of cocaine stuffed into the upholstery of a motorized wheelchair, whose user was immediately arrested
September 2, 2022, 2:43 PM
1 month ago

At 90, the Venice Film Festival looks better than ever

For director and actor Olivia Wilde, the dream of the Venice International Film Festival was woven into the fabric of her new film, “Don’t Worry Darling.”
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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.
1 month ago
Roman Catholic cardinals from around the world meet in Rome
1 month ago

Italy's natural gas storage is 80% full as prices hit record

Outgoing Italian Premier Mario Draghi said the country is less vulnerable to interruptions of Russian natural gas supplies because of its moved rapidly to reduce dependence on Moscow
1 month ago
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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.
1 month ago
US service member arrested in Italy for alleged fatal drunk driving crash
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Superyacht sinks off the coast of Italy
1 month ago

Top TikToker Khaby Lame finally gets Italian citizenship

The 22-year-old king of TikTok finally has another title: Italian
1 month ago
2 months ago

Role of race contested in killing of Nigerian man in Italy

Two marches have taken place through one of Italy's Adriatic beach towns, both seeking justice in the brutal daylight killing of a Nigerian man at the hands of an Italian stranger
2 months ago
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New Pompeii finds highlight middle-class life in doomed city

Discoveries are enriching knowledge about middle-class households in Pompeii.
2 months ago
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Italians ask if immigrant's slaying could have been stopped

The fatal attack played out in public as bystanders watched, some filming.
2 months ago
Italians ask if immigrant's slaying could have been stopped
2 months ago

Italy's Draghi resigns, spelling trouble for nation, Europe

Draghi’s national unity government has collapsed.
2 months ago
Italy's Draghi resigns after government implodes
2 months ago

Italy political turmoil a headache for Europe's central bank

Italy's political turmoil is making life harder for the European Central Bank as it hikes interest rates and raising bad memories of the eurozone debt crisis a decade ago
2 months ago
Italy political turmoil a headache for Europe's central bank
2 months ago

European leaders ink energy deals in bid to sidestep Russia

European leaders have ramped up their push to secure alternative energy supplies as fears escalate of a complete natural gas cutoff by Russia
2 months ago
Italy's embattled PM Draghi visits Algeria for gas talks
2 months ago

US soprano, offended by blackface, pulls out of Italy opera

She called the “archaic” theatrical practices “offensive" and "humiliating."
2 months ago
US soprano, offended by blackface, pulls out of Italy opera
2 months ago

Italian Premier Draghi's resignation is rebuffed -- for now

The news came hours after Premier Mario Draghi offered to step down.
2 months ago
3 months ago

Italy: All 11 hikers killed in glacier avalanche identified

An apartment building-sized chunk of a glacier detached, sparking an avalanche.
3 months ago
Italy: All 11 hikers killed in glacier avalanche identified
3 months ago

Trial opens in deadly collapse of Italy's Morandi Bridge

Fifty-nine people are on trial in Italy for the 2018 collapse of a Genoa bridge.
3 months ago
Trial opens in deadly collapse of Italy's Morandi Bridge
3 months ago

Judge in Italy ends detention for Haggis in sex abuse case

A judge in southern Italy has ruled that film director Paul Haggis should be released from detention at his hotel while prosecutors continue to investigate sex abuse allegations
3 months ago
Judge in Italy ends detention for Haggis in sex abuse case
3 months ago

Milan to turn off fountain spigots as drought bakes Italy

A mayor in northern Italy signed an ordinance turning off public fountains.
3 months ago
Milan to turn off fountain spigots as drought bakes Italy
3 months ago

Italy's 5-Stars in chaos as Di Maio splits, forms new group

Italy’s political landscape has shifted after Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio formalized his departure from the 5-Star Movement
3 months ago
Italy's 5-Stars in chaos as Di Maio splits, forms new group
3 months ago

Italy creates new museum for trafficked ancient artifacts

Italy has been so successful in recovering illegally exported ancient artworks and artifacts that it has created a museum just for them
3 months ago
Italy creates new museum for trafficked ancient artifacts
3 months ago

Renaissance synagogues being restored in Venice's ghetto

Venice’s Jewish ghetto is considered the first in Europe.
3 months ago
Renaissance synagogues being restored in Venice's ghetto
3 months ago

Italy locates 7 bodies at scorched crash site of helicopter

The helicopter crashed in a heavily forested, mountainous area during a storm.
3 months ago
Italy locates 7 bodies at scorched crash site of helicopter
5 months ago

Letizia Battaglia, who shot life and death in Palermo, dies

Letizia Battaglia, an Italian photographer who documented the arrests of Mafia bosses and the bodies of their victims, has died in her native Sicilian city of Palermo
5 months ago
Letizia Battaglia, who shot life and death in Palermo, dies
7 months ago

Pompeii: Rebirth of Italy's dead city that nearly died again

Pompeii, the ancient city destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, is experiencing a kind of rebirth
7 months ago
8 months ago

Italy's 80-year-old president sworn in for a second term

President Sergio Mattarella received an astounding 55 rounds of applause from an otherwise divided Italian parliament Thursday during a wide-ranging speech that underlined the need for national unity after he was sworn in to a second term in office
8 months ago
Italy's 80-year-old president sworn in for a second term
8 months ago

Italy's president, 80, is recruited to stay on for 2nd term

Italian President Sergio Mattarella has been pulled away from his impending retirement and reelected to a second seven-year term as the country’s head of state, ending days of political impasse as party leaders struggled to pick his successor
8 months ago
Political leaders struggle to decide Italy's next president
8 months ago

Voting for Italy's president fails again; no political deal

Insistence by Italy's center-right bloc that their candidate becomes the nation's president has backfired
8 months ago
Vote for Italy's president fails again; no political deal
8 months ago

New Italy president still elusive after 4th round of voting

Lawmakers and regional representatives have failed again to find consensus on a new Italian president
8 months ago
New Italy president still elusive after 4th round of voting
8 months ago

1st round of vote for Italian president fails amid stalemate

A first round of voting to elect Italy's next president has failed as expected amid a political impasse
8 months ago
Italy begins voting for next president with unclear slate
8 months ago

Berlusconi drops bid to be elected as Italy's president

Former premier Silvio Berlusconi bowed out of Italy’s presidential election.
8 months ago
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Italy's next moral compass? Berlusconi, 85, eyes presidency

Italy is poised to elect a new president.
8 months ago
Italy's next moral compass? Berlusconi, 85, eyes presidency
8 months ago

Rome villa with Caravaggio fails to sell, to be reauctioned

The Rome villa contains the only known ceiling painted by Caravaggio.
8 months ago
Once, twice, sold? Rome villa with Caravaggio up for auction
8 months ago

Swine fever in wild boars worries Italy's pork industry

The discovery of African swine fever in northern Italy has pork producers fearing significant damages to a major agricultural export, and is also cutting short truffle hunting
8 months ago
Italy's pork industry blames wild boars for swine fever
8 months ago

Italian high court faults prosecutors in Vatican-linked case

Italy’s supreme court has faulted Italian prosecutors for withholding evidence benefiting the key suspect in the Vatican’s fraud and embezzlement trial in a parallel case in Italian courts
8 months ago
Italian high court faults prosecutors in Vatican-linked case
8 months ago

Rome church condemns swastika-draped casket at funeral

The Catholic Church in Rome is strongly condemning a funeral procession outside a local church in which the casket was draped in a Nazi flag and mourners gave the fascist salute
8 months ago
Rome church condemns swastika-draped casket at funeral
9 months ago

Moderate earthquake shakes Milan; no reports of injuries

A moderate earthquake has rattled Milan
9 months ago
Moderate earthquake shakes Milan; no reports of injuries
9 months ago

3 dead, 6 missing in explosion in Sicily caused by gas leak

The building was occupied by nine members of an extended family.
9 months ago
3 dead, 6 missing in explosion in Sicily caused by gas leak
10 months ago

Italian dentist presents fake arm for vaccine to get pass

A dentist in Italy faces possible criminal charges after trying to receive a coronavirus vaccine in a fake arm made of silicone
10 months ago
Italian dentist presents fake arm for vaccine to get pass
10 months 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.
10 months ago
White truffle sells for 103,000 euros at castle in Italy
10 months ago

Italy: Police move against violent anti-vaccine activists

Police in Italy are conducting searches against 17 anti-vaccine activists.
10 months ago
Italy: Police move against violent anti-vaccine activists
10 months ago

Italian city defies China, opens exhibit by dissident artist

A provocative exhibit by dissident Chinese artist Badiucao has opened in the industrial northern Italian city of Brescia despite pressure by the Chinese embassy in Rome to cancel it
10 months ago
Italian city defies China, opens exhibit by dissident artist
1 year ago

2 Germans on trial in Italy for fatal Lake Garda boat crash

Two German men have gone on trial in northern Italy in connection with a boat crash in Italy’s Lake Garda that killed two Italians who were also out on the lake that night
1 year ago
2 Germans on trial in Italy for fatal Lake Garda boat crash
1 year ago

Ex-Alitalia flight attendants strip off uniforms in protest

Dozens of former flight attendants from defunct Italian airline Alitalia have stripped off their uniforms, wearing only undergarments in a protest in central Rome
1 year ago