Italy

Funeral of Carabinieri's officer Mario Cerciello Rega
Andrew Medichini/AP
July 29, 2019 - 12:06 pm
ROME (AP) — An Italian judge says one of the two American teenagers jailed in Rome for the slaying of a police officer has stated he stabbed the plainclothes officer because he feared he was being strangled, according to an order obtained by The Associated Press on Monday. Judge Chiara Gallo wrote...
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In a statement Saturday, Carabinieri officers investigating the death of Cerciello Rega, 35, said two young American tourists have been detained for alleged murder and attempted extortion
Andrew Medichini/AP Photo
July 27, 2019 - 2:28 pm
By Frances D'Emilio ROME (AP) — An American teenager was "illegally blindfolded" before his interrogation as a suspect in a newlywed police officer's slaying in Rome, a Carabinieri commander said Sunday after a photo circulated of the young tourist with his head bowed and handcuffed behind his back...
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Mass, left, and Italian Culture Minister Alberto Bonisoli watch the unveiling of the "Vase of Flowers" painting by Jan van Huysum, at the Pitti Palace, part of the Uffizi Galleries, in Florence, Italy, Friday, July 19, 2019.
Gregorio Borgia/AP Photo
July 19, 2019 - 8:25 am
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — A Dutch still-life painting, stolen by a retreating Nazi soldier as a present for his wife, has been returned by Germany to a Florence museum. The foreign ministers of German and Italy were on hand Friday in the Palazzo Pitti, a Renaissance palace that is part of the Uffizi...
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A sperm whale and its baby, tangled in a fishing net, lie dead in the Tyrrhenian sea off Italy, Thursday, June 20, 2019.
Italian Coast Guard/Marevivo via AP
June 21, 2019 - 10:18 am
MILAN (AP) — A mother sperm whale and its baby have died after becoming tangled in a fishing net in the Tyrrhenian Sea off Italy's western coast, an Italian environmental group has reported. The Marevivo group said the Italian Coast Guard had responded to the sighting and surmised that the mother,...
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Giuseppina Robucci
Franco Cautillo/ANSA via AP
June 18, 2019 - 1:08 pm
MILAN (AP) — A 116-year-old Italian woman who authorities say was the oldest person in Europe and the second oldest in the world has died. The Italian news agency ANSA said Giuseppina Robucci died Tuesday in the southern Italian town of Poggio Imperiale, where she was born on March 20, 1903. She...
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In this Oct. 15, 2014 file photo, Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, from the television show "Real Housewives of New Jersey", stands during a hearing in the Passaic County Courthouse in Paterson, N.J.
William Perlman/NJ Advance Media via AP, Pool
May 23, 2019 - 12:33 pm
By David Porter, Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal court has ruled that the husband of "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member Teresa Giudice can stay in the U.S. as he appeals deportation to his native Italy. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia delayed Joe...
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Amanda Knox
Ted S. Warren/AP
May 08, 2019 - 12:23 pm
ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox is returning to Italy for the first time since she was convicted and imprisoned, but ultimately acquitted, in the murder and sexual assault of her British roommate in the hilltop university town of Perugia. The 31-year-old American was invited to attend a conference June 13-...
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Pope Francis celebrates a Easter vigil mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, April 20, 2019.
AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia
April 20, 2019 - 4:31 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — At an Easter vigil in St. Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis on Saturday encouraged people to resist cynicism or pursuing the "glitter of wealth," and to avoid seeking life's meaning in "things that pass away." "Do not bury hope!" Francis exclaimed, after noting that when things go...
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Migrants hijacked a cargo ship in Libyan waters on Wednesday March 27, 2019, and have forced the crew to reroute the vessel north toward Europe.
Alessandra Tarantino/AP Photo, File
March 27, 2019 - 8:55 pm
VALLETTA, Malta (AP) — Migrants hijacked a cargo ship that rescued them in the Mediterranean Sea and forced the crew to put the Libya-bound vessel on a course north toward Europe, authorities in two European countries said. Italy's interior minister, Matteo Salvini, identified the ship as the...
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Cinque Terre is a series of colorful fishing villages on the Italian Riviera.
Brian Beard/CNN iReport
March 06, 2019 - 10:06 pm
By Francesca Street, CNN (CNN) -- The Cinque Terre coastline of Italy has an almost mythic status among travelers -- who hasn't seen photographs of the pastel-colored houses built into rugged cliffs, surrounded by bright blue sea, and fallen instantly in love? In person, the region's even more...
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