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UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019, 9:09 p.m.

Italy’s Salvini agrees to let 27 minors off migrant ship

Italy’s hard-line interior minister has buckled under pressure and agreed to let 27 unaccompanied minors leave a migrant ship after two weeks at sea, temporarily easing a political standoff that …


Ciao, Zags: Gonzaga women’s basketball set to embark on 12-day European tour

Katie Campbell can’t wait to taste the gelato. Kayleigh Truong is looking forward to some team bonding. Jill Townsend just wants to soak in the history.


2 U.S. teens jailed in Italy in policeman’s killing

Investigators contended in written statements that two American teenagers who were former high school classmates had confessed to their roles in the grisly slaying of an Italian policeman


Survivor on Stromboli dodged falling volcanic material

A pair of hikers found themselves trapped by flames after a volcano erupted on the Sicilian island of Stromboli and thought they had escaped to safety but only one of …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 3:52 p.m.

Women’s World Cup quarterfinals preview: Italy, Netherlands try to advance in heat wave

Italy and the Netherlands are hot about the heat. Contesting the only Women’s World Cup quarterfinal being played in the afternoon means playing in some of the harshest temperatures of …


Heat wave puts Italy, France on highest ‘red’ weather alert

France’s national weather service issued its highest-level danger alert Thursday as it warned that parts of the country could expect temperatures to reach an “exceptional peak” Friday amid a record-setting …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo

Italy will host the 2026 Olympics in Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, taking the Winter Games to the Alpine country for the second time in 20 years.


Marta sets record with 17th World Cup goal in Brazil victory

Marta set a record for men and women with her 17th career World Cup goal in Brazil’s 1-0 victory over Italy that advanced the Selecao to the knockout rounds for …


Italian woman who was Europe’s oldest person has died at 116

A 116-year-old Italian woman who authorities say was the oldest person in Europe and the second oldest in the world has died.


Cristiana Girelli’s hat trick lifts Italy into next round of World Cup

Cristiana Girelli scored a hat trick to put Italy into the second round of the Women’s World Cup with a 5-0 victory over Jamaica. It was Italy’s second hat trick …


Acquitted Knox back in Italy for wrongful conviction talk

Amanda Knox, a former American exchange student who became the focus of a sensational murder case, arrived in Italy Thursday for the first time since an appeals court acquitted her …


Too much Dolce Vita can get you banned from Rome

The mayor of Rome ushered in a permanent get-tough approach on boorish behavior by tourists and the Romans who exploit them.


Cruise ship slams into tourist boat in Venice, injuring 5, including American

Italian officials say a cruise ship has slammed into a dock and a tourist riverboat on a busy Venice canal, injuring five people, including an American.


Amanda Knox to return to Italy for 1st time since acquittal

Amanda Knox is returning to Italy for the first time since she was convicted and imprisoned, but ultimately acquitted, in the murder and sexual assault of her British roommate in …


France, Italy honor Leonardo 500 years after artist’s death

The presidents of France and Italy laid a wreath Thursday on the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci, who died in the French town of Amboise exactly 500 years ago.


U.S. fines Italian bank $1.3 billion in sanctions probe

Italian bank UniCredit will pay $1.3 billionto settle charges by the U.S. government that it violated sanctions against Iran and other countries.


UN says 146 killed in Libya as Italy calls for cease-fire

At least 146 people have been killed since a Libyan military commander launched an offensive on the capital earlier this month, the U.N. said Monday, as Italy called for an …


UPDATED: Fri., April 12, 2019, 11:20 a.m.

Nero’s opulent, newly restored Domus Transitoria reopens

The first palace built by Rome’s most notorious emperor, Nero, has reopened to the public after an extensive renovation.


UPDATED: Fri., April 5, 2019, 1:40 p.m.

G-7 ministers vow to better fight migrant trafficking

Interior ministers from the Group of Seven advanced economies pledged Friday to jointly tackle world’s top security challenges, including fighting migrant trafficking.


A defiant Italy becomes the first G-7 country to sign on to China’s Belt and Road Initiative

Italy has signed a memorandum of understanding with China in support of Beijing’s “Belt and Road” initiative, which aims to weave a network of ports, bridges and power plants linking …


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 4:17 p.m.

Italy: Bus driver abducts 51 children, sets vehicle on fire

A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their school chaperones Wednesday, threatening the hostages’ lives for 40 minutes and setting the bus on fire at a Carabinieri …


Tens of thousands march in anti-racism rally in Milan

Tens of thousands of people have marched in Italy’s financial capital against policies by the populist government that they say promote racism.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 9:07 p.m.

Europe court orders Italy to pay damages to Amanda Knox

Europe’s human rights court on Thursday ordered Italy to pay Amanda Knox financial damages for police failure to provide legal assistance and an independent interpreter during a long night of …


Aid ship with 311 migrants ignored by Italy, heads to Spain

Spain’s Foreign Ministry says it has given permission to an aid boat carrying 311 rescued migrants to set course for Spain after Italy and other Mediterranean countries did not answer …


Michael Gerson: Pathogens couldn’t care less about Italian politics

FLORENCE, Italy – It was here in 1614 that Tommaso Caccini preached a sermon in the church of Santa Maria Novella denouncing Galileo and other scientists who held the heretical …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 8, 2018, 2:29 p.m.

Rap concert stampede in Italy leaves 6 dead, over 50 hurt

Teenagers panicked before a rap concert at a jammed Italian disco, setting off a stampede that killed five of them and a mother who had brought her daughter to the …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

Venice floodwaters ease; Italian storms kill 2 more people

Wearing colorful disposable boots, tourists enjoyed outdoor cafes Thursday in St. Mark’s Square in Venice as waters receded from an exceptional high tide.


Climate change is upending the predictability of Italy’s wine industry

In a region celebrated for the prosecco and pinot grigio it ships around the world, Italy’s particularly sensitive white wine grapes have become a telltale of even gradual temperature increases …


Italy-flagged migrant rescue ship challenges Italian policy

An Italian-flagged rescue ship set sail Thursday for the deadly migrant smuggling route in the central Mediterranean Sea, challenging moves by Italy’s populist government to shut down such humanitarian operations.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 3:51 p.m.

Italy arrests mayor for allegedly aiding illegal immigration

The mayor of a small town in southern Italy that became a model for immigrant integration was placed under house arrest Tuesday for allegedly aiding illegal immigration, a move that …