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UPDATED: Wed., May 20, 2020

Trump muses about hosting G-7 summit in U.S. after all

President Donald Trump said Wednesday that he’s considering holding an in-person meeting in the U.S. with the leaders of the world’s major economies after all because it would be a …


UPDATED: Wed., May 13, 2020

Italy’s South Tyrol invokes autonomy to pry open lockdown

The blazing orange letters of fire spelled out a familiar message in Italy’s South Tyrol province, an old call to resistance repurposed for the days of the coronavirus: “Los von …


UPDATED: Thu., May 7, 2020

Fractures in many nations widen as virus lockdowns ease

Regional and political rifts are emerging in many countries over how fast to lift the lid on the coronavirus lockdowns, as worries about economic devastation collide with fears of a …


UPDATED: Wed., May 6, 2020

Italy nursing home ravaged by virus discloses 300 dead

Italy’s biggest nursing home defended the measures it took to protect residents and staff from the coronavirus Wednesday amid a criminal investigation and family outrage over 300 deaths from January …


Britain’s death toll from the coronavirus rivals Italy’s

Britain on Tuesday became the first country in Europe to confirm more than 30,000 coronavirus deaths, and infections rose sharply again in Russia, even as other nations made great strides …


UPDATED: Mon., May 4, 2020

Italy eases lockdown, U.S. haltingly lifts some restrictions

Millions of people were allowed to return to work in Italy on Monday as Europe’s longest coronavirus lockdown started to ease, while the U.S. took halting steps to lift some …


UPDATED: Tue., April 28, 2020

Virus-ravaged Europe nudges some doors open, not others

Europeans are starting to venture outside after weeks of confinement, scarred by a virus that has overwhelmed some of the world’s best health care systems and killed more than 120,000, …


UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2020

An American in Rome: Wife, mother and Montanan Liz Mozzi shares her quarantine life in Italy

The messages started rolling in on March 10. “You guys holding up over there?” “The lockdown sounds nuts!” “Be safe!” The Italian government had just announced a nationwide lockdown after …


UPDATED: Fri., April 17, 2020

Pro cyclist in Italy uses his bike to deliver medicine

Professional cyclist Davide Martinelli is using his bike to help deliver medicine to elderly residents and others in need during the coronavirus pandemic


UPDATED: Fri., April 17, 2020

Dimension of virus ‘massacre’ in Italy nursing homes grows

A scandal over coronavirus infections and dead in Italy’s nursing homes is taking on broader dimensions


Lives Lost: A man loved by many, a death at 80 alone in Rome

Nothing in the way Enrico Giacomoni lived during his 80-plus years in Rome corresponded to the way he died: alone.


UPDATED: Mon., April 6, 2020

Virus deaths slow in places, British PM’s condition worsens

The steep rise in coronavirus deaths in New York appears to be leveling off in a possible sign that social distancing is working in the most lethal hot spot in …


UPDATED: Mon., April 6, 2020

U.S., U.K. brace for soaring death tolls as numbers in Spain, Italy improve

While United States and Britain are bracing for one of the darkest weeks in living memory, there’s good news from Spain where emergency rooms are returning almost to normal a …


UPDATED: Wed., April 1, 2020

‘A battlefield behind your home’: Deaths mount in New York

President Donald Trump has acknowledged that the federal stockpile is nearly depleted of personal protective equipment used by doctors and nurses to safeguard themselves from the rapidly spreading coronavirus.


Virus dead in nursing homes are often its uncounted victims

One by one, elderly residents of French nursing homes are going into forced isolation into their rooms. Their caregivers are walling themselves in as well, against both the known and …


UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020

U.S. eyes new outbreaks as infections worldwide top 590,000

Deaths surged in Italy and Spain on Friday, troubling new outbreak sites bubbled in the United States, and British Prime Minister Boris Johnson became the first leader of a major …


Traditionally a leader in times of crisis, the U.S. is practicing self-isolation

As America’s rivals make gestures of support for other nations stricken by the coronavirus, the United States is losing its traditional leadership role abroad at the same moment that it’s …


UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

‘We are collapsing’: Virus pummels medics in Spain and Italy

The coronavirus is waging a war of attrition against health care workers throughout the world, but nowhere is it winning more battles at the moment than in Italy and in …


UPDATED: Mon., March 23, 2020

Italy records smaller increase in virus cases for 2nd day

Officials say Italy has recorded a smaller day-to-day increase in new coronavirus cases for the second straight day.


Italy sees biggest day-to-day rise in coronavirus deaths

Italy has recorded its highest day-to-day-rise in the number of deaths of people infected with the new coronavirus.


UPDATED: Thu., March 19, 2020

Coronavirus sidelines pro basketball overseas for former Gonzaga players

The coronavirus pandemic has shuttered sports domestically and overseas, impacting numerous former Zags.


UPDATED: Thu., March 19, 2020

Italian death toll overtakes China’s as virus spreads

The death toll in Italy from the coronavirus overtook China’s on Thursday in a stark illustration of how the outbreak has pivoted toward Europe and the United States.


UPDATED: Fri., March 13, 2020

Brave new world: Wartime tactics against coronavirus foe

U.S. President Donald Trump declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency Friday, as deaths spiked across Europe and countries around the world mobilized to slow the spread of a disease …


On the heels of Italy, Spain to go drastic in battling virus

With Italy already submerged in a national quarantine, Spain took a major step Friday toward a similar lock-down as it struggles to ride the wave of the coronavirus pandemic spawning …


UPDATED: Tue., March 10, 2020

Virus locks down Italy amid global push to contain outbreak

The boisterous hum of Rome dwindled to a whisper and police patrols kept people apart in cafes as Italy enforced an extraordinary, sweeping lockdown Tuesday in hopes of not becoming …


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Italy imposes nationwide restrictions to contain new virus

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte says he is extending restrictions on travel from the north to entire country to try to stop the spread of coronavirus.


Prison riots hit Italy amid virus; 6 die in overdose

Tensions in Italy’s overcrowded prisons erupted Monday over new coronavirus containment measures, with riots in at least two dozen lock-ups and the deaths of six inmates who broke into an …


Before Italy’s coronavirus lockdown, a dash to the last train out

I was out to dinner in the medieval city of Padua when the text messages and phone calls started pouring in: The last train out leaves at 11:31 p.m. Get …


UPDATED: Wed., March 4, 2020

In Italy and beyond, virus outbreak reshapes work and play

Italy closed all schools and universities Wednesday and barred fans from all sporting events for the next few weeks, as governments trying to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus …


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

Pope Pius XII was silent during the Holocaust: now Vatican records may reveal whether he collaborated with the Nazis

Within a few hours, more than a thousand Italian Jews, mostly women and children, had been herded together a few blocks from the walls of Vatican City. As one Nazi …