- Italian theater actor, director Giorgio Albertazzi dies Updated: May-28-16 9:19 am
ROME - Giorgio Albertazzi, a theater and film actor and director famed especially for playing, well into old age, the emperor's role based on "Memories of Hadrian," died Saturday in his native Tuscany.
- The Latest: G-7 wants to close gaps on fighting extremism Updated: May-27-16 1:03 am
ISE, Japan - The latest news on the Group of Seven summit in Japan, where the leaders of the seven advanced economies are meeting for two days (all times local):
- Correction: Italy-NATO story Updated: May-25-16 6:38 am
ROME - In a story May 25 on the Italian premier's comments about NATO, The Associated Press reported erroneously that NATO experts will visit Libya. Instead, Libyan experts are to visit NATO.
- Marco Pannella, maverick in Italian postwar politics, dies Updated: May-19-16 11:39 am
ROME - Marco Pannella, a maverick radical politician who was crucial to Italian postwar campaigns to legalize abortion, divorce and other social change, died Thursday. He was 86.
- Mayor candidate opposes Rome 2024 bid, not games themselves Updated: May-09-16 2:18 pm
ROME - A leading candidate for next month's Rome mayoral election maintained her opposition to the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics on Monday, although she said she has nothing against the games themselves.
- Pope seeks to renew European dream as he accepts unity prize Updated: May-06-16 11:58 am
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis, accepting a prize for promoting European unity, on Friday warned Europeans against the selfish temptation to put up fences to ward off newcomers, saying he still dreams of a Europe where migrants are welcomed.
- Italy's Renzi hails new Alfa Romeo as sign of economic hope Updated: May-05-16 8:27 am
ROME - Italian Premier Matteo Renzi is hailing the new Alfa Romeo sedan by Fiat Chrysler, which he says will add 3,400 jobs in Italy and symbolizes the country's economic potential.
- Football fans everywhere embrace Leicester's title success Updated: May-03-16 9:11 pm
LEICESTER, England - The partisanship that usually defines soccer in England seemed to be temporarily set aside as Leicester City's players were acclaimed as the People's Champions.
- 'King Claudio': Ranieri hailed as a hero at home in Italy Updated: May-03-16 11:25 am
ROME - The Italian premier called it "insane." The country's national sports newspaper called him "King Claudio." Even the Vatican newspaper, l'Osservatore Romano, weighed in with a comparison to King Richard III.