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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 …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


Earthquake rattles central Italy, shaking historic palazzi

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 rattled a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, on Wednesday, just two months after a powerful temblor toppled villages, killing nearly …


Italian American Club to mark 50 years with new Sister City

On Saturday, the American Italian Club of Spokane will celebrate its 50th anniversary, as well as designate a new International Sister City with Cagli, Italy, a town with longtime ties …


Italy honors quake victims as bishop warns of reconstruction

An Italian bishop issued a veiled critique of the suspected shoddy construction behind the high death toll of Italy’s earthquake and warned during a state funeral Tuesday that the rebuilding …


Grief erupts in Italy as nation honors, buries quake dead

Mourners in Italy prayed, hugged, wept and even applauded as coffins carrying victims of the country’s devastating earthquake passed by at a state funeral Saturday, grieving as one nation after …


Italian quake death toll rises to 241, anguish mounts

Rescue crews aided by sniffer dogs dug through crumbled homes Thursday looking for earthquake survivors as Italy again anguished over how to secure its ancient towns and modern cities from …


Italy earthquake kills at least 120, reduces towns to rubble

AMATRICE, Italy – A strong earthquake in central Italy reduced three towns to rubble as people slept early Wednesday, with reports that as many as 73 people were killed and …


Central Italy hit by 6.2-magnitude earthquake, injuries reported

A strong earthquake hit a mountainous area of central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday morning, with injuries and building collapses reported.


Biologists remove dead conjoined twin from endangered turtle

Marine biologists in southern Italy have separated conjoined twin loggerhead turtles and released the surviving newborn into the Mediterranean Sea.


Italy expels 2 Moroccans for threatening Catholic churches

Italy has expelled two Moroccans who caused disturbances in Catholic churches as part of a wider effort to reduce terrorism threats, the country’s top security official said Thursday.


Mike Leach spent offseason coaching football in Italy

From Alaska, to Cuba, to the Florida Keys, Mike Leach’s offseason itinerary has been an atlas of exotic, interesting, and hopefully restful locales.


Official: 22 dead in head-on train crash in Italy

MILAN– Two Italian commuter trains collided head-on Tuesday in the southern region of Puglia, killing at least 22 people and injuring scores more, officials said. At least two passengers were …


Body of missing airman found in Italian river

MILAN – The body of a U.S. airman has been found in a river in the northern Italian town where he went missing 10 days ago, Italian and U.S. authorities …


Italian police examine body in search for missing U.S. airman

MILAN – Italian authorities are investigating whether a body found in the Adriatic Sea could be related to the disappearance of a U.S. airman some 30 miles away, police said …


U.S. frees Yemeni prisoner from Guantanamo, sends him to Italy

MIAMI – A Yemeni prisoner at Guantanamo Bay was released and sent to Italy after more than 14 years in custody, the Pentagon said Sunday.


Sophia Loren becomes honorary citizen of Naples

Sophia Loren has been made an honorary citizen of Naples, the city that formed her and became the backdrop of many of her films.


Rome’s Colosseum sparkles after magnate-funded restoration

The Colosseum has emerged more imposing than ever after its most extensive restoration, a multimillion-euro cleaning to remove a dreary, undignified patina of soot and grime from the ancient arena, …


Body of missing Wisconsin student found in river in Rome

ROME – The body of a teenage Wisconsin student who went missing shortly after he arrived for an exchange program was found in the Tiber River on Monday. John Cabot …


Adele calls out fan for filming show instead of watching it

Adele wants concertgoers to look at her with their own eyes instead of through a camera lens.


Italy recovers seven bodies, saves 500 people after migrant ship flips

A large ship overturned Wednesday off Libya’s coast with more than 500 migrants aboard, right as the Italian navy was approaching for rescue.


Lawyer: European Human Rights Court to hear Amanda Knox case

The European Court of Human Rights has agreed to hear Amanda Knox’s case challenging her slander conviction during the trial for her British roommate’s 2007 murder, her Italian defense lawyer …


After bleak week, Pope Francis offers Easter message

Pope Francis concluded a bleak week in Europe with a message of hope during an Easter Vigil service Saturday, saying darkness and fear must not prevail and “imprison” the world …


Pope Francis presides over Good Friday Colosseum procession

Pope Francis is presiding over a Good Friday procession at Rome’s Colosseum. It is his first major Holy Week religious service drawing a large outdoor crowd since the Brussels attacks …


Italy Senate OKs civil unions, but LGBT groups are unhappy

Italy’s Senate voted Thursday to grant legal recognition to civil unions, as the last holdout in Western Europe took a compromise step to give some rights to gay couples after …


‘Tour of Italy’ comes to life

Richard “Dick” and Lynda Brautigam eat at Olive Garden every three or four months. When they’re traveling stateside, it’s their go-to restaurant. They remember eating at the casual dining Italian …


Simple, tasty salmon wraps

Here are the recipes for Salmon Wraps and Kale Chips that Cindy Swain shares on the new “Master Blog” segment of “La Prova del Cuoco,” which airs on national television …