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November 11, 2020, 1:28 PM

6 Italian execs arrested in probe linked to bridge collapse

Italian police has issued arrest warrants against six current and former managers of Italy’s main private highway operator as part of investigations into the 2018 collapse of a bridge collapse that killed 43 people
November 11, 2020, 1:28 PM
6 Italian execs arrested in probe linked to bridge collapse
1 month ago

Italy closes gyms, shuts eateries early to fight COVID-19

Italy’s leader has imposed at least a month of new COVID-19 restrictions
1 month ago
Italy closes gyms, shuts eateries early to fight COVID-19
1 month ago

Vatican trial for sex abuse in pope's youth seminary opens

A trial has opened in the Vatican’s criminal tribunal for two priests, one accused of sexually abusing an altar boy in the Vatican’s youth seminary and the other of covering it up
1 month ago
Vatican trial for sex abuse in pope's youth seminary opens
2 months ago

Giant waterspout comes ashore in Italy

The waterspout uprooted trees and caused minor damage to vehicles and buildings in Salerno.
2 months ago
Giant waterspout comes ashore in Italy
2 months ago

Italians turn out to vote despite virus, back lawmaker cuts

Italians turned out in droves to vote to reduce the number of lawmakers by a third, results showed Monday, despite the coronavirus pandemic and strict hygiene protocols at the polls
2 months ago
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Albania arrests woman wanted in Italy for terror conviction

She was wanted for trying to recruit people to join Islamic State terror group.
3 months ago
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Italian army delivers desks for students

Army members delivered new desks as most schools in Italy prepare to open in September.
3 months ago
Italian army delivers desks for students
3 months ago

Train derails in Italy

Three people suffered minor injuries in the accident.
3 months ago
Train derails in Italy
3 months ago

Italy garbage dips with virus lockdowns, but plastics rise

Italy produced 10% less garbage during its coronavirus lockdown, thanks to a drop in consumption
3 months ago
Italy garbage dips with virus lockdowns, but plastics rise
3 months ago

Tourist breaks sculpture at museum in Italy

A tourist damaged a 19th century sculpture by Antonio Canova while posing for a photograph.
3 months ago
Tourist breaks sculpture at museum in Italy
4 months ago

Big jump in Italy's daily new cases driven by travel

The number of daily new coronvirus cases in Italy has jumped higher, with 552 confirmed infections on Friday, a roughly 38% jump compared to the previous day
4 months ago
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Alpine glacier in Italy threatens valley, forces evacuations

Experts are closely monitoring a glacier they fear could break apart and crash into an Italian Alpine valley
4 months ago
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Luck? Genetics? Italian island spared from COVID outbreak

Italian scientist Paola Muti was stranded on a tiny island where mainlanders sick with COVID-19 came ashore but no islanders apparently took ill
4 months ago
Luck? Genetics? Italian island spared from COVID outbreak
4 months ago

Italian officers arrested for lockdown abuses, other crimes

Seven Carabinieri officers have been arrested in northern Italy for allegedly helping drug dealers evade the country’s coronavirus lockdown to obtain supplies and for alleged abuses of power such as torturing suspects
4 months ago
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Aid group claims harassment in Italy's block of rescue boat

A migrant rescue organization says Italian authorities have blocked its ship in a Sicilian port and characterizes the move as harassment
4 months ago
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Italy police ID kids sharing child porn, dark web videos

Italian authorities say they have identified a group of 20 teenagers who shared child porn and dark web videos of suicides and mutilations on their cellphones
4 months ago
Italy police ID kids sharing child porn, dark web videos
4 months ago

Flood-weary Venice puts 'Moses' inflatable barriers to test

Venice has conducted a trial run of an ambitious anti-flood system of 78 inflatable barriers in the hopes of protecting the lagoon city from devastating high tides
4 months ago
Flood-weary Venice puts "Moses" inflatable barriers to test
5 months ago

Colorful flowers bloom in Italy

Poppies, daisies and cornflowers bloomed for the “Fioritura,” or natural flower show, on the Umbrian plain of Castelluccio.
5 months ago
Colorful flowers bloom in Italy
5 months ago

Forest fire forces residents to evacuate homes in Sicily

Firefighters battled fire in Agrigento area from the air and the ground.
5 months ago
Forest fire forces residents to evacuate homes in Sicily
5 months ago

Residents of Venice, Italy, hold a protest demanding better regulations to avoid mass tourism

Tourists return to the city after some restrictions put in place amid the pandemic are being lifted.
5 months ago
Residents of Venice, Italy, hold a protest to avoid mass tourism
6 months ago

Italy far-right clash briefly with cops during day of demos

Some right-wing protesters clashed briefly with journalists and police in Rome during a day of demonstrations around the country
6 months ago
Italy far-right clash briefly with cops during day of demos
6 months ago

Italy opens borders ahead of neighbors, still eyed warily

Italy has officially ended its long coronavirus lockdown but still finds itself alone after reopening its borders to boost summer tourism
6 months ago
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Rome's ancient Colosseum reopened its doors to the public for the first time in 3 months

New measures were in place including the number of people allowed inside and a thermo-scanner machine at the entrance.
6 months ago
Rome's ancient Colosseum reopened its doors to the public
6 months ago

Italy's seas speak: No tourists or boats mean cleaner water

Preliminary results from a survey of seawater quality during Italy’s coronavirus lockdown indicate a sharp reduction in pollution from human and livestock waste in the seas off Rome
6 months ago
Italy's seas speak: No tourists or boats mean cleaner water
6 months ago

Italy’s Air Force aerobatic team flies over Milan and Turin

The team will fly over 21 cities in five days, ending in Rome on June 2 for Italian Republic Day.
6 months ago
Italy’s Air Force aerobatic team flies over Milan and Turin
6 months ago

Tourists flock back to Venice, wearing masks while taking photographs

The Italian city is easing its lockdown restrictions put in place amid the coronavirus pandemic.
6 months ago
Tourists flock back to Venice, wearing masks while taking photographs
6 months ago

Uncertain future rattles Italy's famed restaurants

Italy’s restaurants and pizzerias, for foodie travelers the world over a key reason to visit, are facing an existential threat
6 months ago
Uncertain future rattles Italy's famed restaurants
6 months ago

Venice begins reopening businesses after lockdown

This marks promising progress for Italy, as the country begins to recover after a 10-week lockdown.
6 months ago
Venice begins reopening businesses after lockdown
6 months ago

Italian lawmaker sorry for calling hostage a 'neo-terrorist'

A right-wing lawmaker has apologized for calling a young Italian woman who converted to Islam while held hostage in Somalia a “neo-terrorist.”
6 months ago
Italian lawmaker sorry for calling hostage a 'neo-terrorist'
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AP PHOTOS: Grand but empty, Italian hotels await tourists
6 months ago

Flash floods hit Milan after heavy rainfall

Officials placed bags of sand outside buildings, removed fallen trees and helped free stuck vehicles.
6 months ago
Flash floods hit Milan after heavy rainfall
6 months ago

Italian govt hails release of volunteer kidnapped in Kenya

Officials in Italy say an Italian aid worker who was kidnapped in Kenya in late 2018 has been freed in Somalia
6 months ago
Italian govt hails release of volunteer kidnapped in Kenya
7 months ago

AP PHOTOS: Italian mountain retreat banks on summer recovery

As Italy gradually emerges from its two-month lockdown, tourist operators in the hard-hit Val Seriana valley look ahead with trepidation on an uncertain summer season that could make or break them
7 months ago
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Misery of Italy's migrants grows not from virus but lockdown

Even before the coronavirus outbreak plunged Italy into crisis, tens of thousands of undocumented African migrants barely scraped by as day laborers, prostitutes, freelance hairdressers and seasonal farm hands
7 months ago
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Naples' beloved pizza is back after virus shutdown eases

Wood is burning again in Naples’ pizza ovens after two months of lockdown meant an end to Neapolitans' most iconic and favorite food
7 months ago
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Pro cyclist in Italy uses his bike to deliver medicine

The service is of great use in Lodetto, in the hard-hit Lombardy region.
7 months ago
Pro cyclist in Italy uses his bike to deliver medicine
8 months ago

Smoke rises from Italy's Mount Stromboli

Lava and ash flowed from the volcano in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
8 months ago
Smoke rises from Italy's Mount Stromboli
9 months ago

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.
9 months ago
Murder trial begins for American teens accused of killing Italian cop
9 months ago

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.
9 months ago
Performers take to the skies for Venice carnival
9 months ago

Experts ponder human error in Italian high-speed train crash

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

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
10 months ago
Italy's 5-Star implosion may claim party leader Di Maio
1 year ago

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
1 year ago
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Avalanche kills skier in Italy, 4th fatality in 24 hours

Skier was among four people struck by the avalanche near a mountain refuge.
1 year ago
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Avalanche on Italian glacier kills woman, 2 children

The three were skiing on a glacier in the Italian Alps.
1 year ago
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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
1 year ago
Venice flood damage to St. Mark's Cathedral totals millions
1 year ago

Thousands rally around Holocaust survivor in Milan

She's been put under police protection due to anti-Semitic threats.
1 year ago
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Devastating flooding hits Venice for the 2nd time this month
1 year ago

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.
1 year ago
New round of devastating flooding in Venice
1 year ago

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.
1 year ago
What it's like in the Venice flood: Reporter's notebook
1 year ago

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
1 year ago
Venice flooded again 3 days after near-record high tide