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Italy’s bitter political foes unite in bid to foil Salvini

Days after stepping down, Italy’s ex-premier accepts the role of premier-designate Thursday in a bid to cobble together a new coalition of long-time political foes with the aim of blocking …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 20, 2019, 4:48 p.m.

Italian premier to quit, blaming deputy for political crisis

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte announced his resignation Tuesday, blaming the collapse of his 14-month-old populist government on his rebellious and politically ambitious deputy prime minister who triggered a political crisis …


Roman-era shipwreck found off Cyprus east coast

Cyprus’ Antiquities Department says the first undisturbed wreck of an ancient Roman-era ship has been discovered at the bottom of the sea off the east Mediterranean island nation’s east coast.


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: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:11 p.m.

Ancient site linked to Caesar’s murder to open to public

A complex of ancient temples in Rome that are linked to the scene of Julius Caesar’s murder will be opened to the public.


The Oregon Desert Trail is just that, complete with canyons and rattlesnakes

I felt every drop of sweat make its way down my face, neck and back as I stared down the rattlesnake, its beady eyes locked with mine, daring me to …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 23, 2018, 4:08 p.m.

VIDEO: Rome escalator accident injures 20 Russian soccer fans

At least 20 people were injured when an escalator in the Rome metropolitan system collapsed Tuesday night.


Who would have thought getting naked outside Italy’s tomb of the unknown soldier was a bad idea?

A couple of tourists who recently visited Italy’s “tomb of the unknown solider” decided to strip down and bathe in the fountain in front of it. Now police are looking …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 6:59 p.m.

Rome blanketed by snow as Arctic storm sets seasonal records

The Arctic storm dubbed the “Beast from the East” saw temperatures across much of Europe fall Monday to their lowest level this winter and even brought a rare snowstorm to …


Activist-vandal dyes water of Rome’s Trevi Fountain red

An Italian activist poured red dye into the Trevi Fountain on Thursday – 10 years after he pulled the same stunt vandalizing one of Rome’s most famous monuments.


Italy’s 2 richest regions seek more autonomy from Rome

Voters in the wealthy northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto are heading to the polls to decide if they want to seek greater autonomy from Rome, riding a tide …


Australian delegation travels to Rome amid sex abuse scandal

Leaders of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference have traveled to Rome to discuss “the restoration of trust” amid a sex abuse scandal involving Australian cardinal George Pell, a top adviser …


Egypt archaeologists uncover tombs dating back to Roman era

Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry says that archaeologists have uncovered five tombs from the Roman era, dating back to more than 2,000 years.


UPDATED: Tue., July 4, 2017, 7:20 a.m.

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 …


Vatican celebrates big bang to dispel faith-science conflict

The Vatican is celebrating the big-bang theory. That’s not as out of this world as it sounds.


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.


Pope Francis gets Ash Wednesday ashes in Rome to start Lent

Pope Francis bowed his forehead to receive a dab of ashes, then smudged ashes in turn on the heads of other faithful during an Ash Wednesday service in an ancient …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 20, 2017, 10:06 p.m.

IS in Syria destroys part of Roman theater in Palmyra

Islamic State militants have destroyed parts of the second-century Roman amphitheater and an iconic monument known as the Tetrapylon in Syria’s historic town of Palmyra, the government and experts said …


Everyday objects lend insight into ancient Roman culture at Jundt

‘Roman Myth and Mythmaking’ at the Jundt demonstrates how Romans constructed and spread their cultural and religious beliefs through the small objects they used every day.


Earthquake rattles central Italy, shaking historic palazzi

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.4 rattled a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome, on Wednesday, just two months after a powerful temblor toppled villages, killing nearly …


Pope declares Mother Teresa a saint and model of mercy

Pope Francis declared Mother Teresa a saint on Sunday, praising the tiny nun for having taken in society’s most unwanted and for having shamed world leaders for the “crimes of …


Rome’s Colosseum sparkles after magnate-funded restoration

The Colosseum has emerged more imposing than ever after its most extensive restoration, a multimillion-euro cleaning to remove a dreary, undignified patina of soot and grime from the ancient arena, …


Friend says suspect and U.S. student scuffled after a robbery

Rome police detained a homeless man on suspicion he pushed a 19-year-old American student into the Tiber River after a fight, as details emerged about Beau Solomon ’s final hours …


Body of missing Wisconsin student found in river in Rome

ROME – The body of a teenage Wisconsin student who went missing shortly after he arrived for an exchange program was found in the Tiber River on Monday. John Cabot …


Rome student burned alive by ex-boyfriend, police say

A Rome university student was burned alive by her ex-boyfriend after she left him, authorities said Monday – a slaying one investigator called the most atrocious crime he has seen …


Pope Francis presides over Good Friday Colosseum procession

Pope Francis is presiding over a Good Friday procession at Rome’s Colosseum. It is his first major Holy Week religious service drawing a large outdoor crowd since the Brussels attacks …


Insider’s guide unlocks secrets to eating in Rome

Quick look: Elizabeth Minchilli explains the unwritten rules of dining in Rome in her latest book, which she calls “my homage to the city that feeds me.” What’s inside: This …