Stories tagged: Italy
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 7:44 p.m.
Police: Extreme-right gunman shoots 6 Africans in Italy
An Italian gunman with extreme right-wing sympathies shot and wounded six African immigrants Saturday in a two-hour drive-by shooting spree, authorities said, terrorizing a small Italian city where a Nigerian …
Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Italy: As election nears, film imagines Mussolini’s comeback
A new film that comically imagines dictator Benito Mussolini returning to present-day Italy and trying to stage a comeback opened Thursday, in the middle of an election campaign that has …
Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 10 a.m.
Smuggling boat sinks in Mediterranean, 64 feared dead
As many as 64 African migrants, including a mother whose surviving 3-year-old child desperately clung to her as she drowned, are feared dead after a traffickers’ overcrowded rubber dinghy from …
Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 12:29 p.m.
Italian government sets parliamentary election for March 4
The Italian government on Thursday set March 4 as the date for electing the next parliament, formally launching what is shaping up to be an especially bruising campaign.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 8:15 p.m.
Pope on Christmas: Bethlehem trek’s like today’s migrations
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis in Christmas Eve remarks Sunday likened the journey of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem to the migrations of millions of people today who are forced …
Sun., Dec. 10, 2017, 2:11 p.m.
Anti-migrant leader pushes to win national power in Italy
The leader of an Italian party that hopes to capitalize on growing resentment of migrants and asylum-seekers told supporters in Rome Sunday it would be ‘splendid’ if he wins national …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 25, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
France to tackle violence on women; Italy grapples with same
French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday launched an initiative to combat violence and harassment against women in France, aiming to erase a sense of shame that breeds silence among victims …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017, 4:46 p.m.
Amazon workers in Germany, Italy stage Black Friday strike
Workers at a half dozen Amazon distribution centers in Germany and one in Italy walked off the job Friday, in a protest timed to coincide with “Black Friday” to demand …
Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Facebook apologizes to Mafia boss family after posts removed
Facebook is apologizing to the family of the “boss of bosses” of Italy’s Mafia for having removed messages of condolences that flowed in after his death last week.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Italy coach Ventura fired after missing World Cup
Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura has been fired following the Azzurri’s failure to qualify for the World Cup. Ventura leaves in disgrace, widely criticized for his tactical decisions that left …
Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 12:48 p.m.
Italy defeat no surprise: Sweden is its bjte noire
MILAN – Italy’s failure to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in six decades shouldn’t come as a shock to those who believe in fate, destiny and …
Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 12:48 p.m.
Boy with rare disease gets new skin with gene therapy
Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for most of his body in a desperate attempt …
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Gov. Inslee set to travel to Switzerland, Germany and Italy
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee leaves next week for an 11-day trip to Switzerland, Germany and Italy to talk about apprenticeships, aerospace and climate.
Thu., Oct. 26, 2017, 10:26 a.m.
Activist-vandal dyes water of Rome’s Trevi Fountain red
An Italian activist poured red dye into the Trevi Fountain on Thursday – 10 years after he pulled the same stunt vandalizing one of Rome’s most famous monuments.
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
Italy’s 2 richest regions seek more autonomy from Rome
Voters in the wealthy northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto are heading to the polls to decide if they want to seek greater autonomy from Rome, riding a tide …
Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 9:12 a.m.
Berlusconi backs autonomy referendums in 2 Italian regions
Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi threw his political weight behind a non-binding referendum on autonomy in his native region of Lombardy – though he said Wednesday he wasn’t sure whether …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 3:51 p.m.
Dog days? In Italy, count them like family sick days
An Italian librarian who says her English setter is her family has won the right from her employer to use family sick leave to care for her ailing pet instead …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Council of Europe presses Italy on Libyan migrant returns
The Council of Europe is asking Italy to explain what its naval ships are doing off Libya’s coast amid concerns that Europe-bound migrants who are sent back to Libya face …
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
Frost, drought hit wine production hard in Europe
Hail, frost and droughts have hit Europe’s grape harvest hard, making it the smallest in 36 years. The quality of the wines, though, is expected to be excellent.
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Italian effort to stop migrants fuels bloody battle in Libya
The bloodshed in the city of Sabratha is in part an unexpected consequence of Europe’s effort to stem the flow of migrants from Libya across the Mediterranean.
Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 10:09 a.m.
Italy: 5-Stars open new phase, pick candidate for premier
Italy’s anti-establishment 5-Star Movement opened a new phase in its quest for the country’s premiership Saturday by choosing its candidate and party leader to take the reins from founder Beppe …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 8:21 p.m.
May tries to reboot Brexit, offers 2-year transition period
British Prime Minister Theresa May will try Friday to revive foundering Brexit talks – and unify her fractious government – by proposing a two-year transition after Britain’s departure from the …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 3:25 p.m.
Leaders to tech firms at U.N.: Remove terror posts in 2 hours
The leaders of Britain, France and Italy are setting an ambitious goal for tech companies to tackle online posts that promote terrorism: Take them down within an hour or two.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 2:32 p.m.
Spate of rapes spark calls for patrols, punishment in Italy
Officials are calling for increased police patrols and new laws to punish perpetrators after a spate of rapes around Italy.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 1:46 p.m.
Heavy rains, floods hit Italy; at least 6 dead in Tuscany
Torrential rain in Italy triggered flooding that killed at least six people Sunday in the Tuscan port of Leghorn, including a family of four who were trapped by rising water …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 7:33 p.m.
Three children pulled from rubble on quake-hit Italian island
Italian firefighters working through the night, sometimes digging by hand, freed a 7-month-old baby Tuesday and then his two older brothers from the rubble of their home that collapsed when …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 3:40 p.m.
Italy quake of 3.6-magnitude rocks resort island of Ischia
A 3.6-magnitude earthquake rattled the Italian resort island of Ischia at the peak of tourist season Monday, collapsing some buildings, cutting electricity and sending panicked residents and tourists into the …
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 8:06 a.m.
Italian wine harvest begins 10 days early with heat, drought
The Italian wine grape harvest is having its earliest start in a decade due to the effects of the summer’s heatwave and drought.
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Libyan general orders navy to confront ships entering waters
The commander of Libya’s self-styled national army in the country’s east on Wednesday ordered naval and air forces to confront any vessel entering the country’s territorial waters without permission, after …
Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 9:07 a.m.
Qatar and Italy sign a nearly $6B deal for naval vessels
Qatar has signed a 5 billion euro ($5.9 billion) deal to purchase seven naval vessels from Italy.