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Custody fight over child, 6, who survived Italy cable crash

ROME (AP) — A six-year-old boy who was the sole survivor of a cable car crash this year in northern Italy is at the center of a bitter custody battle between his maternal grandparents in Israel and hi...

Italy: Many G20 nations want more urgent climate goals

ROME (AP) — Many of the climate and energy ministers at a Group of 20 meeting hosted by Italy agreed Friday to work toward even more ambitious goals for fighting climate change than those established ...

Italy to require COVID-19 'pass' for many activities

ROME (AP) — With daily COVID-19 cases sharply rising again, Italy will soon require people to have passes reflecting their health status to access gyms, museums, movie theaters, the inside of restaura...

Italian lawyers group slams court review of US trial defense

ROME (AP) — Several professional associations representing Italian criminal defense lawyers have slammed a Rome court’s written attack on the team which defended two U.S. young men in their trial for ...

2 weeks post-surgery, Pope Francis appears at Vatican window

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two weeks after surgery that removed a portion of his colon, Pope Francis on Sunday resumed his weekly appearances from a Vatican window to bless the faithful in St. Peter's Square...

Italy OKs more aid for Libyan coast guard amid alleged abuse

ROME (AP) — Italian lawmakers approved renewed funding to train the Libyan coast guard as a human rights group released a report Thursday outlining fresh accusations that the coast guard returns the m...

UNESCO: Italy's ban on cruise ships in Venice is 'good news'

ROME (AP) — The United Nations culture agency, which was considering declaring Venice an imperiled world heritage site, on Wednesday hailed Italy’s ban on big cruise ships in the heart of the lagoon c...

Italy's premier visits prison where officers beat inmates

ROME (AP) — Italy’s premier and justice minister promised reforms Wednesday after they visited a prison where dozens of officers have been put under investigation for allegedly beating, kicking and pu...

Rome court defends murder convictions of 2 U.S. friends

ROME (AP) — A court in Italy is defending its conviction of two young tourists from California for the 2019 murder of an unarmed Italian plainclothes police officer on a Rome street, dismissing argume...

Italy to ban mammoth cruise ships from Venice as of Aug. 1

ROME (AP) — Declaring Venice's waterways a “national monument,” Italy is banning mammoth cruise liners from sailing into the lagoon city, which risked being declared an imperiled world heritage site b...

Women push against being left behind amid pandemic recovery

ROME (AP) — Proponents of women’s progress on Tuesday launched a political push in Rome to ensure that global pandemic recovery efforts won’t leave women lagging even farther behind, with the chief of...

Italy erupts as Europe's soccer champions come home to Rome

ROME (AP) — Thousands of fans packed Rome's sidewalks to wildly cheer Europe’s new soccer champions as Italy toured the city in an open-topped bus on Monday evening, crowning a day that saw them honor...

Pope Francis makes 1st appearance since intestinal surgery

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday made his first public appearance since major intestinal surgery last week, greeting well-wishers as he stood for 10 minutes on a hospital balcony, offering hearty th...

Italy OKs port for rescue ship with 572 migrants aboard

ROME (AP) — Italy on Thursday agreed to allow the disembarking of 572 rescued migrants following a charity ship's desperate plea that food was running short and tensions rising on the crowded Ocean Vi...

Vatican: Pope alert and well a day after intestinal surgery

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis was “in good, overall condition, alert" and breathing on his own Monday, the Vatican said a day after the pontiff underwent a three-hour operation that involved removing half ...