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Stories tagged: italy

UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017

Heavy rains, floods hit Italy; at least 6 dead in Tuscany

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

Three children pulled from rubble on quake-hit Italian island

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

Italy quake of 3.6-magnitude rocks resort island of Ischia

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 …

Italian wine harvest begins 10 days early with heat, drought

The Italian wine grape harvest is having its earliest start in a decade due to the effects of the summer’s heatwave and drought.

Libyan general orders navy to confront ships entering waters

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 …

Qatar and Italy sign a nearly $6B deal for naval vessels

Qatar has signed a 5 billion euro ($5.9 billion) deal to purchase seven naval vessels from Italy.

Italy OKs naval support to help Libya fight trafficking

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, leaky pipes combining to dry up much of Italy

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 …

Italy arrests Chechen man accused of fighting with Islamic State

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

GU’s Rui Hachimura scores 22 points but Japan falls to Italy at U19 World Cup

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

Vatican hospital calls AP investigation into care a ‘hoax’

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 …

As thousands seek safe havens, migrant pressures grow in Europe

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 …

Carla Fendi, philanthropist and fashion force, dies at 79

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 …

British police identify 3rd London attacker as Italian of Moroccan descent

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 …

Ancient ornamental stud stolen from Pompeii; site closed

Officials say an ancient ornamental bronze stud has been stolen from an exhibit inside the Pompeii archaeological site.

Italian police: Mafia skimmed millions from migrant funds

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

Italy’s Emma Morano, the world’s oldest person, dies at 117

An Italian doctor says Emma Morano, at 117 the world’s oldest person, has died in her home in northern Italy.

Pope visits Italian region rebuilt after deadly 2012 quakes

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, …

Italian priest denounces mafia threats as cowardly

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

10 injured in explosion on erupting Mount Etna volcano

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.

Etna volcano erupts in fiery show of lava in eastern Sicily

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 …

Italy: Mafia stronghold of Corleone has new ‘godfather’ saga

The Mafia stronghold of Corleone has produced another godfather saga, but this one is unlikely to end up as a movie.

Toll from Italy avalanche climbs to 15 as hopes diminish

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 …

6 die in helicopter crash in central Italy

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 …

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 23, 2017

3 dogs give avalanche rescuers hope but 22 people missing

Emergency crews digging into an avalanche-slammed hotel were cheered Monday by the discovery of three puppies who had survived for days under tons of snow – giving them new hope …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017

Search intensifies for 23 missing in Italian avalanche

Emergency crews pulled out four more survivors from the rubble of a hotel crushed by an avalanche and were searching Saturday for more as family members awaited word if their …

UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 21, 2017

Budapest mourns as 16 die in fiery bus crash on Italian road

A bus carrying Hungarian students home from a school ski trip to France slammed into a highway barrier in northern Italy and burst into flames, killing at least 16 people, …

UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017

‘Miracle underway’: Rescuers pull out avalanche survivors

With cheers of joy, rescue crews pulled survivors from the debris of an avalanche-crushed hotel in central Italy on Friday, an incredible discovery that boosted spirits two days after the …

Rescuers search for 30 after avalanche hits Italian hotel

Rescue workers on skis reached a four-star spa hotel buried by an avalanche in earthquake-stricken central Italy Thursday, reporting no signs of life as they searched for around 30 people …

Italy gets a new government, and jail time for people smuggler

On Wednesday, Italy’s new and almost certainly very temporary prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni, won the backing of the Senate, opening the door for his government to take office.