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Sollecito feels 'reborn' after murder acquittal

Rome - Amanda Knox's ex-lover Raffaele Sollecito said Monday his acquittal for the grisly murder of a British student was like being "reborn", but being branded a murderer had inflicted permanent emotional damage.

Italy's high court clears Amanda Knox and boyfriend of murder

Rome - Eight years of legal proceedings, two murder convictions and four years of prison later, the question still remains: Did she, or didn’t she?

Who killed Kercher? Knox acquittal leaves murder mystery unsolved

Rome - Who killed Meredith Kercher? While Amanda Knox and her ex-lover celebrate their shock acquittal, the grisly case of the British student's murder is far from solved.

Timeline of Meredith Kercher murder probe and trial

Rome - Italy's top court on Friday quashed the convictions of American Amanda Knox and her Italian former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

Italy clears Knox of murder that gripped the world

Rome - Italy's top court has thrown out Amanda Knox's conviction for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher, bringing a sensational end to an eight-year legal drama that has gripped a global audience.

Rome pensioner given $16 mn Picasso 'for act of kindness'

Rome - Italian police are trying to establish the true owner of a Picasso painting worth 15 million euros ($16 million) after confiscating it from a pensioner who says he was given it for free.

Italy's top judges burn night oil mulling Knox fate

Rome - Judges at Italy's top court worked into the evening Friday mulling whether to uphold the murder conviction of Amanda Knox in what could be the final act of an eight-year legal drama.

Italy court told Knox conviction case perfect, ruling delayed

Rome - An Italian prosecutor told the country's top court Wednesday that Amanda Knox's conviction for the sensational murder of British student Meredith Kercher was "beyond reproach".

Op-Ed: Inside China’s silent onslaught on Washington

International institutions are one of the most enduring legacies of the post- World War II US-sponsored American world order.

Amanda Knox faces extradition battle if Italy upholds murder conviction

Rome - Italy's top court will review American Amanda Knox's conviction Wednesday in the gory murder of a British student, potentially opening the door to a fierce extradition battle in a case that has riveted the world.

Canada reaches final by defeating Chile in women’s field hockey

Dublin - In a tough game defined in a shootout, the Canadian women's field hockey team defeated the hard-fighting Chilean squad. With this victory Canada advances to the final of the Second Round of the Women's FIH Field Hockey World League tournament in Ireland.

Pope Francis's 'half-miracle' in Naples

Naples - It was a miracle! Or maybe not. The dried blood of Naples' patron saint Januarius half-liquified Saturday during a ceremony when Pope Francis held and kissed the relic while on a visit to the southern Italian city.

Crowds welcome Pope in mafia country

Naples - Hundreds of thousands of people waving Vatican flags on Saturday greeted Pope Francis as he headed deep into mafia territory, visiting jailbirds and the poor in Naples amid heightened security.

Rolex scandal minister rejects blame for Italy kickbacks

Rome - An Italian minister caught up in the country's biggest corruption scandal in two decades resigned Friday, admitting he had to take political responsibility for the rigging of public works tenders that cost taxpayers billions.

Chile, Canada clash in women’s field hockey qualifier in Dublin

Dublin - The Chilean women’s national field hockey team continued its remarkable participation in the second round of the Women's FIH World Hockey League tournament in Ireland. The South Americans will face the Canadian team seeking to advance to the semifinals.

A Rolex too far: Italian minister quits in corruption scandal

Rome - Italy's transport and infrastructure minister announced his resignation on Thursday after days of revelations implicating him in a corruption scandal involving his department, his son and a 10,000-euro Rolex watch.

Canada wedding next for Italy's groundbreaking gay politician

Rome - Italy's most prominent gay politician has announced he wants to marry his Canadian partner: a step the couple will have to take in Canada as Italy does not allow same-sex marriages.

Italy kickbacks scandal deepens as wiretaps embarrass minister

Rome - A kickbacks scandal threatening to destabilise the Italian government deepened on Wednesday as a minister resisted demands he quit over claims he used his influence to get his son a job, then lied about it.

Prison term sought in Italy Couchsurfing rape case

Padua - An Italian policeman accused of raping a 16-year-old Australian staying with him through the Couchsurfing website left her defenceless by spiking a drink with tranquilisers, prosecuting lawyers said Tuesday.

Prison term sought in Italy Couchsurfing rape case

Padua - An Italian policeman accused of raping a 16-year-old Australian staying with him through the Couchsurfing website left her defenceless by spiking a drink with tranquilisers, prosecuting lawyers said Tuesday.
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