Stories tagged: italy
Tue., Oct. 10, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Qatar has signed a 5 billion euro ($5.9 billion) deal to purchase seven naval vessels from Italy.
Fri., July 28, 2017
Italy on Friday approved sending Italian naval ships to help the Libyan coast guard combat migrant trafficking following a request by the North African nation.
UPDATED: Sun., July 23, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Officials say an ancient ornamental bronze stud has been stolen from an exhibit inside the Pompeii archaeological site.
Mon., May 15, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 …