Knox's 2007 murder case is overturned

Mar 28, 2015

Knox's 2007 murder case is overturned

Italy’s highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox’s roommate, British student Meredith Kercher, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic. “Finished!” ...

Kercher's mother 'shocked' by Italian court's ruling on Amanda Knox

Mar 28, 2015

Kercher's mother 'shocked' by Italian court's ruling on Amanda Knox

Meredith Kercher’s mother said she was “surprised and very shocked” after Italy’s top court cleared Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of her daughter’s murder. Arline Kercher said the decision Friday by the Court of Cassation in Rome was “odd” given the pair had been ...

Italy plates up Neapolitan pizza for UNESCO listing

Mar 27, 2015

Italy plates up Neapolitan pizza for UNESCO listing

Italy has chosen Neapolitan pizza as its candidate for protection under UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list, Italian media reported late Thursday. The Italian National Commission for UNESCO decided to recognize “the art of Neapolitan pizza makers” in tribute to their culinary skills. The list ...

France shuts out Italy in ugly match

Mar 16, 2015

France shuts out Italy in ugly match

France beat Italy 29-0 in a turgid, error-strewn match in the Six Nations on Sunday, with little at stake for either side apart from pride. Yoann Maestri scored the opening try at the start of the second half after a fantastic break from Scott ...

Italy's top court clears Berlusconi in 'bunga bunga' sex case

Mar 11, 2015

Italy's top court clears Berlusconi in 'bunga bunga' sex case

Italy’s top court on Tuesday definitively cleared Silvio Berlusconi of charges that he paid for sex with an underage dancer and then abused his position as prime minister to cover it up. After nine hours of deliberations, the judges at the Court of Cassation ...

Mar 6, 2015

Skiers in cable car drama as storms wreak havoc in Italy

Around 200 holiday skiers in the Italian Dolomites were winched to safety on Thursday after getting stranded in cable car cabins buffeted by 70 mph (130 kph) winds. The Ciampinoi cable car in the popular Val Gardena resort ground to a halt after a ...

Mar 5, 2015

World Press Photo award withdrawn after controversy

World Press Photo withdrew one of its leading global awards for photojournalism on Wednesday after a controversy over standards that focused on allegations about the ethics of an Italian prizewinner. The Amsterdam-based organization said in a statement that Giovanni Troilo had been disqualified because ...

Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish

Mar 5, 2015

Italy rescues more than 1,000 migrants at sea; 10 perish

In dramatic sea rescues north of Libya, a flotilla of ships saved more than 1,000 migrants and refugees, while 10 migrants perished in the southern Mediterranean, Italian officials said Wednesday. Rescue vessels, including from Italy’s coast guard and navy, and three cargo ships saved ...

Italy deploys 4,800 soldiers for security at sensitive sites

Feb 19, 2015

Italy deploys 4,800 soldiers for security at sensitive sites

Italian security chiefs on Tuesday approved a plan to put 4,800 soldiers on the streets throughout the country to help guard against potential militant attacks, the Interior Ministry said. A statement after a meeting of military and security officials said they would guard sensitive ...