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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 …


Italian Adversaries Join Forces To Try To Stop Lira’s Nose Dive

Seeking to halt the lira’s nose dive, political adversaries put aside differences Sunday to offer support for a deficit-cutting proposal by Premier Lamberto Dini. The lira crashed through a series …