Three large earthquakes rock central Italy within one hour

Jan 18, 2017

Three large earthquakes rock central Italy within one hour

A series of three strong earthquakes hit central Italy in the space of an hour Wednesday, shaking the same region that suffered a series of deadly quakes last year and has been buried under more than a meter (three feet) of snow in recent ...

Suspect in Berlin market attack is killed in shootout in Italy

Dec 23, 2016

Suspect in Berlin market attack is killed in shootout in Italy

The Tunisian man suspected of driving a truck into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin was killed early Friday in a shootout with police in Milan, ending a Europe-wide manhunt, Italy’s interior minister said. Checks conducted after the shootout showed “the person killed, without ...

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi rejects 2024 Olympic bid

Sep 22, 2016

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi rejects 2024 Olympic bid

Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi rejected the city’s bid for the 2024 Olympics on Wednesday, effectively dooming the capital’s candidacy for the second time in four years. If approved by the city assembly, Raggi’s rejection would leave only Los Angeles, Paris and Budapest in the ...

Rome poised to put first female in mayor's seat

Jun 20, 2016

Rome poised to put first female in mayor's seat

Virginia Raggi was elected Sunday as Rome’s first female mayor, exit polls showed, in an electoral triumph for the populist Five Star Movement that represents a major setback for Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. Exit polls gave Raggi around two thirds of the vote ...

Spurned boyfriend held for fatally torching Rome student, 22

May 31, 2016

Spurned boyfriend held for fatally torching Rome student, 22

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 in his career. Sara Di Pietrantonio, 22, died before dawn Sunday after Vincenzo Paduano, ...

Rome's subway: the eternal project

Apr 17, 2016

Rome's subway: the eternal project

In power for two years, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has initiated many reforms aimed at invigorating the anemic economy, including his flagship overhaul of the constitution, which was approved by parliament this past week. But the woes of a major infrastructure project right ...

Pope returns with 12 refugees after visit to Greek camp

Apr 17, 2016

Pope returns with 12 refugees after visit to Greek camp

Pope Francis took three families of Syrian refugees back to Rome on Saturday after visiting the frontline of Europe’s migrant crisis at a camp in Greece where migrants wept at his feet, kissed his hand and begged for help. At a sprawling fenced complex ...