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FIFA bans Luis Suarez for 4 months for biting opponent at World Cup

RIO DE JANEIRO – Luis Suarez exits the World Cup with one of the longest bans in tournament history, and his reputation once again in tatters. The Uruguay forward, widely …


FIFA World Cup roundup: Uruguay edges 10-man Italy to advance

Captain Diego Godin scored in the 81st minute as Uruguay edged 10-man Italy 1-0 in Natal, Brazil on Tuesday to reach the second round of the World Cup, a victory …


Soccer’s bad boy bites Luis Suarez opponent at FIFA World Cup

NATAL, Brazil – Biting opponents, racist comments – all that looked to be behind Luis Suarez, as soccer’s bad boy was maturing into a star for his club and country. …


Italy, Uruguay head Groups C and D battles today

Five teams are chasing two places in the knockout stage of the World Cup today. Here are the basic permutations:


FIFA World Cup notes: Bad boys win tournaments, Wayne Rooney says

Wayne Rooney says teams that succeed at the World Cup are nasty and cynical and England needs to play that way if it wants to win. “You look at teams …


World Cup roundup: Mario Balotelli goal gives Italy win over England

The heat and humidity of the jungle made its mark on the first World Cup match to be played in the Amazon rainforest, and so did Mario Balotelli. With players …


Mario Balotelli goal gives Italy FIFA World Cup win over England

Mario Balotelli scored with a second-half header Saturday to give Italy a 2-1 win over England at the World Cup.


Summer destinations range from peaks of Italy to waters of B.C.

Mid-afternoon and the air was filled with hot, sticky summer heat as we stepped out of the lower terminal of Linate Airport in Milan, Italy. I was with my climbing …


Commentary: Spain’s soccer reign has historic implications

Even in slow-motion replays, Spain still seemed to play at 1 million miles an hour. The Italians? Well, they looked as though they’d been locked inside a pinball machine, which, …


Italy celebrates a magical night against Germany

ROME — It was Italy’s night against the Germans, on and off the field. Premier Mario Monti and striker Mario Balotelli gave a much-needed boost to a country suffering for …


Powerful quake kills at least 4 in northern Italy

One of the worst quakes to hit northeast Italy in hundreds of years rattled the region around Bologna early Sunday, killing at least four people, collapsing factories and sending residents …


Prosecutors seek to reinstate Knox conviction

Italian prosecutors appealed today to Italy’s highest criminal court to reinstate the murder convictions of American Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend in the brutal slaying of a British student.


Expanding cruise liner traffic has Venice concerned

VENICE, Italy – It’s a matter of perspective. From aboard a 12-deck cruise liner, the sight of St. Mark’s Square, the Doge’s Palace and Bridge of Sighs gliding past from …


Crude olive oil

Another alarming new food book has sent me scrambling to the pantry to check the labels of my ingredients. This time, it was author Tom Mueller’s, “Extra Virginity: The Sublime …


2 more bodies found in cruise ship wreck

GIGLIO, Italy — Italian officials say two more bodies have been pulled from the wreckage of a cruise liner capsized off the Tuscan coast, bringing the number of confirmed dead …


Berlusconi to resign after parliament OKs reforms

Premier Silvio Berlusconi promised today to resign after parliament passes economic reforms demanded by the European Union, capping a two-decade political career that has ended with Italy on the brink …


Italy’s Berlusconi wins vote; majority shrinks

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi has won a much-watched vote in Parliament but it shows he can no longer count on an overall majority in the Chamber of Deputies.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 4, 2011, 10:16 a.m.

Knox leaves Italy to head home to U.S.

Amanda Knox flew home today after four years in an Italian prison, as the dramatic reversal of her murder conviction stunned the victim’s family, angered the prosecution and left questions …


Knox supporters gather in Seattle, await verdict

With some unable to hold their tears, Amanda Knox supporters watched on television intently as the Seattle native pleaded her innocence today in an Italian courtroom in the 2007 murder …


Knox trial: Italian prosecutors sum up their case

Italian prosecutors urged an appeals court today to uphold the murder conviction of Amanda Knox despite what they called a media campaign in support of the American student from Seattle, …


Attack on prime minister deepens Italy’s divisions

ROME – The weekend assault on Silvio Berlusconi has highlighted how deeply a polarizing figure the Italian prime minister is, as friends and foes dug in even more firmly Monday …


U.S. student Knox sentenced to 26 years in Italy

A jury in Italy convicted American college student Amanda Knox of murdering her British roommate and sentenced her to 26 years in prison shortly after midnight Saturday.


Knox’s defense begins closing arguments in Italy

A defense lawyer for Amanda Knox, accused in the 2007 slaying of her British roommate in Italy, argued Tuesday that evidence in the case isn’t sufficient to convict the American …


Knox takes stand in Italian trial

PERUGIA, Italy— A University of Washington student accused of murdering her British roommate took the witness stand for the first time Friday and said the last time she saw the …


Italy quake toll rises amid hunt for victims

Relatives of the missing watched in agony Tuesday as rescuers dug desperately by hand for earthquake survivors, jarred by a strong aftershock that drove home the continuing danger in this …


More than 150 dead, 1,500 injured in Italy quake

A powerful earthquake in mountainous central Italy knocked down whole blocks of buildings early Monday as residents slept, killing more than 150 people in the country’s deadliest quake in nearly …


Trial opens for Seattle suspect in Italy slaying

PERUGIA, Italy — A judge ruled Friday that the trial of an American student accused of killing her British roommate would remain open to the media despite concerns about the …


Mussolini’s Granddaughter Resigns From Party

Alessandra Mussolini resigned Thursday from the party that descended from the Fascist regime of her grandfather, Benito Mussolini. Alessandra Mussolini, a 33-year-old Parliament deputy for the right-wing National Alliance, said …


Dredging Leaves Venice’s Gondoliers Impatient

It has been almost 50 years since Venice last cleaned its canals, and the dirt and the smell were beginning to get out of hand, as when any housecleaning is …


Power Play Upends Italian Politics

The political forces behind expremier Silvio Berlusconi sharply raised the stakes Friday in their battle to return to power. They declared opposition to the government’s deficit-cutting package, saying it relied …