Stories tagged: Italy
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017, 9:32 p.m.
Scarce rain, leaky pipes combining to dry up much of Italy
Scarce rain and chronically leaky aqueducts have combined this summer to hurt farmers in much of Italy and put Romans at risk for drastic water rationing as soon as this …
Sat., July 8, 2017, 9:27 a.m.
Italy arrests Chechen man accused of fighting with Islamic State
Italian authorities have arrested a 38-year-old Chechen accused of fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria and participating in a deadly attack on foreign and Russian journalists in Chechnya, …
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 4:05 p.m.
GU’s Rui Hachimura scores 22 points but Japan falls to Italy at U19 World Cup
Gonzaga rising sophomore Rui Hachimura finished with 22 points and 14 rebounds but it wasn’t enough as Japan lost to Italy 57-55 Wednesday in the Round of 16 at the …
UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 7:20 a.m.
Vatican hospital calls AP investigation into care a ‘hoax’
When doctors and nurses at the Vatican’s showcase children’s hospital complained in 2014 that corners were being cut and medical protocols ignored, the Vatican responded by ordering up a secret …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 11:44 a.m.
As thousands seek safe havens, migrant pressures grow in Europe
Italy’s leader pressed his European Union allies Thursday to take in more migrants, saying the relentless arrival of tens of thousands on Italy’s shores is putting his country under enormous …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
Carla Fendi, philanthropist and fashion force, dies at 79
Carla Fendi, one of the five sisters who transformed the family leather goods business into a global luxury fashion house long known for its furs, has died following a long …
Tue., June 6, 2017, 12:51 p.m.
British police identify 3rd London attacker as Italian of Moroccan descent
British police on Tuesday named the third London Bridge attacker as 22-year-old Youssef Zaghba from east London, offering further suggestions that the plot was hatched locally even as questions were …
Thu., May 18, 2017, 8:31 a.m.
Ancient ornamental stud stolen from Pompeii; site closed
Officials say an ancient ornamental bronze stud has been stolen from an exhibit inside the Pompeii archaeological site.
Mon., May 15, 2017, 9:20 a.m.
Italian police: Mafia skimmed millions from migrant funds
Italian police on Monday arrested 68 people, including a priest and the head of a Catholic volunteer group called “Mercy,” accusing them of being in cahoots with a major mafia …
UPDATED: Sat., April 15, 2017, 9:08 p.m.
Italy’s Emma Morano, the world’s oldest person, dies at 117
An Italian doctor says Emma Morano, at 117 the world’s oldest person, has died in her home in northern Italy.
Sun., April 2, 2017, 12:09 p.m.
Pope visits Italian region rebuilt after deadly 2012 quakes
Greeted by tens of thousands of faithful, Pope Francis on Sunday visited a region of Italy that has largely been rebuilt after a pair of deadly earthquakes five years ago, …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
Italian priest denounces mafia threats as cowardly
An anti-mafia priest campaigner has kicked off a day of national protest against organized crime, urging Italians to resist the mob and denouncing recent threats against him as cowardly.
UPDATED: Thu., March 16, 2017, 7:17 p.m.
10 injured in explosion on erupting Mount Etna volcano
Volcanic rocks and steam injured at least 10 people, including tourists and scientists, following an explosion on Sicily’s Mount Etna on Thursday, witnesses and media reported.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Etna volcano erupts in fiery show of lava in eastern Sicily
Mount Etna erupted in a fiery show of lava in eastern Sicily. The volcano’s latest eruptions, which can last days and even weeks, began on Monday evening. The giant orange …
Thu., Feb. 2, 2017, 11:46 a.m.
Italy: Mafia stronghold of Corleone has new ‘godfather’ saga
The Mafia stronghold of Corleone has produced another godfather saga, but this one is unlikely to end up as a movie.
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 7:29 a.m.
Toll from Italy avalanche climbs to 15 as hopes diminish
Hopes were fading on Tuesday that any more survivors would be found from a devastating avalanche, as the death toll climbed to 15 and rescue crews were hit with another …
Tue., Jan. 24, 2017, 7:17 a.m.
6 die in helicopter crash in central Italy
A helicopter ferrying an injured skier off the slopes crashed Tuesday into a mountainside in central Italy, killing all six people aboard in the latest tragedy to hit a region …
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 3:22 p.m.
3 dogs give avalanche rescuers hope but 22 people missing
Emergency crews digging into an avalanche-slammed hotel were cheered Monday by the discovery of three puppies who had survived for days under tons of snow – giving them new hope …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 7:11 p.m.
Search intensifies for 23 missing in Italian avalanche
Emergency crews pulled out four more survivors from the rubble of a hotel crushed by an avalanche and were searching Saturday for more as family members awaited word if their …
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017, 7:22 p.m.
Budapest mourns as 16 die in fiery bus crash on Italian road
A bus carrying Hungarian students home from a school ski trip to France slammed into a highway barrier in northern Italy and burst into flames, killing at least 16 people, …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
‘Miracle underway’: Rescuers pull out avalanche survivors
With cheers of joy, rescue crews pulled survivors from the debris of an avalanche-crushed hotel in central Italy on Friday, an incredible discovery that boosted spirits two days after the …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Rescuers search for 30 after avalanche hits Italian hotel
Rescue workers on skis reached a four-star spa hotel buried by an avalanche in earthquake-stricken central Italy Thursday, reporting no signs of life as they searched for around 30 people …
Wed., Dec. 14, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
Italy gets a new government, and jail time for people smuggler
On Wednesday, Italy’s new and almost certainly very temporary prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni, won the backing of the Senate, opening the door for his government to take office.
Tue., Dec. 13, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Italy’s new government wins 1st of 2 confidence votes
Premier Paolo Gentiloni easily won a vote of confidence Tuesday night from the Italian Parliament’s lower chamber for his new government, overcoming opposition outrage that his cabinet and agenda essentially …
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 2:11 p.m.
Italy foreign minister to be premier, form next government
Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni was tapped Sunday to form a new, Democrat-led government and end a political crisis so the country can quickly tackle pressing problems, which include troubled …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 2:41 p.m.
Renzi to step down now that Senate OK’d Italy’s 2017 budget
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi said he would resign Wednesday evening now that Parliament has approved the 2017 national budget, a step required by the nation’s president before he would let …
Sun., Dec. 4, 2016, 4:23 p.m.
Italy’s premier quits after losing reforms referendum
Italian Premier Matteo Renzi announced he will resign Monday after suffering a stinging loss in a reforms referendum, triggering immediate calls from a populist party and other opposition forces for …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 7:31 a.m.
World’s oldest living person celebrates 117th birthday
Italy’s Emma Morano, the world’s oldest living person, marked her 117th birthday Tuesday, blowing out all the candles on her cake.
Sun., Oct. 30, 2016, 2:23 p.m.
Powerful quake shakes Italy, topples Benedictine cathedral
The third powerful earthquake to hit Italy in two months spared human life Sunday but struck at the nation’s identity, destroying a Benedictine cathedral, a medieval tower and other beloved …
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 12:32 p.m.
At least 1 killed in collapse of Italy highway overpass
An overpass north of Milan has collapsed under the weight of a truck carrying an oversized load just hours after highway authorities say they requested the road’s immediate closure.