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  • new storySlain Italian student in Egypt suffered 'inhuman' violence story has photos
    Updated: Feb-07-16 11:54 am

    ROME - A second autopsy on the body of an Italian found slain in Egypt reveals that the doctoral student suffered "inhuman, animal-like" violence, Italy's interior minister said Sunday as he pressed Egypt's president to fully cooperate with the criminal investigation.

  • Italy demands answers as student's body flown in from Cairo story has photos
    Updated: Feb-06-16 12:42 pm

    ROME - Italy demanded Saturday that Egyptian authorities swiftly determine who was responsible for the torture and slaying of an Italian doctoral student researching Egyptian labor movements and other social issues in Cairo.

  • Syrian family arrives in Italy in first humanitarian airlift 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 9:06 am

    ROME - A 7-year-old Syrian girl suffering from a rare form of eye cancer arrived in Italy on Thursday, the first of an estimated 1,000 refugees who are being brought here on humanitarian grounds in a pilot project aimed at dissuading people from embarking on deadly sea crossings.

  • 2,000-year-old Rome pyramid getting spotlighted story has photos
    Updated: Feb-03-16 2:00 pm

    ROME - Rome's only surviving pyramid from ancient times is being put in the spotlight.

  • Smokers in Italy hit with new fines to protect the young 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 6:11 pm

    ROME - Smokers in Italy are now facing fines of up to 500 euros ($600) if they light up in a car with a child or pregnant woman - or if they toss a cigarette butt on the street - after new health and environmental laws went into effect Tuesday.

  • Italian Parliament backs Rome's bid for 2024 Olympics 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 4:12 pm

    ROME - The Italian Parliament voted on Tuesday to back Rome's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games

  • Libya's political chaos slows response to Islamic State 
    Updated: Feb-02-16 1:44 pm

    ROME - The military strategy for eliminating the Islamic State in Libya appeared on hold Tuesday as nations fighting the extremist group said they could help the North African country re-establish security once its long-awaited new government is established.

  • Italy minister says Iran statue cover-up 'incomprehensible' 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 11:15 am

    ROME - Italy's culture minister has criticized as "incomprehensible" the decision to cover up naked statues at a Rome museum where Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was visiting, adding a new twist to the controversy that has dominated Rouhani's deal-making visit to Italy.

  • Italian gay rights debate prompts rethink of sacred family 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 5:47 am

    ROME - In Italy, family is considered so sacred that marriage is lauded in the Constitution. But what kind of family?

  • Vatican: Iran must join fight against terrorism story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jan-26-16 3:22 pm

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis held talks with Iran's president at the Vatican Tuesday, calling on Tehran to play a key role in stopping the spread of terrorism as Iran tries to improve its image in the global arena following an agreement on its nuclear program.

  • Iranian president Rouhani begins 4-day European visit story has photos
    Updated: Jan-25-16 4:56 pm

    ROME - Italy's premier said Monday that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, kicking off the first state visit to Europe by an Iranian president in nearly two decades, "can play a fundamental role in the stability" of the Middle East.

  • Pope to visit Sweden, apologizes for Catholic wrongs story has photos
    Updated: Jan-25-16 3:51 pm

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis has concluded an annual weeklong prayer for Christian unity by making a sweeping apology for Catholic wrongs committed against other Christians and by announcing he will visit Sweden to mark the 500th anniversary of the start of the Protestant Reformation.

  • Italians protest to urge govt to grant gay civil unions story has photos
    Updated: Jan-23-16 2:33 pm

    ROME - Tens of thousands of people demonstrated Saturday in nearly 100 cities across Italy to urge the government to permit gay and lesbian couples to have civil unions and legally recognized families.

  • Apple to open apps center in Naples; CEO Cook meets Renzi 
    Updated: Jan-22-16 1:47 pm

    ROME - Apple has chosen Naples, Italy, to establish Europe's first iOS App Development Center.

  • Renzi confident time is right for Rome to host Olympics 
    Updated: Jan-21-16 12:41 pm

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland - Italian Premier Matteo Renzi believes Rome's time has finally come to host the Olympics again.

  • Pope formally invited to visit Rome's main mosque 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 6:38 am

    VATICAN CITY - Representatives of Italy's Muslim community have invited Pope Francis to visit the main mosque in Rome, just days after Francis paid his respects at the capital's main synagogue in a sign of interfaith friendship.

  • Italian director Ettore Scola dead at 84 story has photos
    Updated: Jan-19-16 7:43 pm

    ROME - Ettore Scola, one of the last greats of Italian film, has died at age 84.

  • Rome court acquits ex-Vatican accountant of corruption 
    Updated: Jan-18-16 12:33 pm

    ROME - A court in Rome Monday acquitted an Italian monsignor, who was fired from his job as a Vatican accountant, of corruption, a defense lawyer for the priest said.

  • Synagogue visit: Pope denounces violence done in God's name story has photos
    Updated: Jan-17-16 1:24 pm

    ROME - Pope Francis denounced all religiously inspired violence during a visit to Rome's main synagogue Sunday, joining the oldest Jewish community in the diaspora in a sign of interfaith friendship at a time of Islamic extremist attacks around the globe.