Remember meForgot password?
    Log in with Twitter
National News
Latest from  

U.S. 'deeply regrets' Afghan hospital deaths: Pentagon chief

Rome - US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter on Tuesday said the Pentagon "deeply regrets" the deaths of 22 people who died in a US air strike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz.

Poll boosts Church liberals with support for divorce communion

Rome - It is a topic which has bitterly divided Church leaders reviewing family teachings at the Vatican, but a new poll published Tuesday showed practising Catholics in Italy strongly support communion for remarried divorced people.

First global Catholic LGBT network hopes to build bridges

Rome - The first global Catholic LGBT network attempted Monday to reach out to bishops meeting to debate the Church's approach to the family, as liberals hope for an opening up towards sexual minorities."Dear sisters and brothers at the synod...

Roma evictions triple in Italy capital for Pope's 'year of mercy'

Rome - Forced evictions of ethnic Roma in the Italian capital have more than tripled since Pope Francis announced a special "year of mercy" which sent the city on a clean-up spree, campaigners said Monday.

Skirts versus cassocks as Catholic women bid for rights

Rome - It will be a landmark review of Church teachings and women want their say: as bishops gather in Rome to review attitudes to modern family life, the "Catholic Women Speak" network is primed for a fierce but uphill struggle.

Before bishops meet, discordant voices on gays' place in Church

Rome - In the days leading up to a synod of bishops at which the Church's approach to homosexuality will come under review, representatives of gay Catholics from nearly 40 countries have descended on Rome.

Police clear migrant camp on France-Italy border

Ventimiglia - Italian police cleared a migrant camp on Italy's border with France on Wednesday, forcing the occupants to leave the area after a last-ditch protest on the shores of the Mediterranean.

Pope shows no mercy as he blasts Rome mayor as a 'pretend Catholic'

Rome - Pope Francis raised eyebrows in Italy on Tuesday by slapping down the left-leaning mayor of Rome as someone who "pretends to be Catholic".

Italian police arrest 48 'Ndrangheta mafia suspects

Rome - Italian police have arrested 48 suspected members of the southern 'Ndrangheta mafia in a sweep that uncovered dealings in flowers and chocolates as well as drugs and arms, anti-mafia prosecutor Franco Roberti said.

500 migrants rescued in Mediterranean: Italian coastguard

Rome - Some 500 migrants were rescued in seven operations launched over the weekend in the Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard said.A spokesman told AFP on Sunday that four of the rescue operations had already wound up but the others were ongoing.

Italy student crowdfunding PhD to fight mafia

Rome - An Italian student is appealing for the public to crowdfund his PhD research into the mafia so he can shed new light on organised crime on the streets of Naples where the powerful Camorra syndicate holds sway.

EU to arrest people traffickers on high seas from October 7

Rome - An EU operation against migrant traffickers in the Mediterranean which will allow for arrests in international waters will begin on October 7, the bloc's foreign affairs chief said Thursday.

Archaeologists find bone fragments in hunt for 'real' Mona Lisa

Florence - Italian archaeologists trying to solve the mystery behind one of the world's most famous paintings said Wednesday they had found bits of bone that could have belonged to the 'real' Mona Lisa.

Italian prosecutors want eight months for writer tried for sabotage

Turin - Italian prosecutors called Monday for Erri de Luca, a writer on trial for inciting criminal damage to a controversial high-speed rail link through the Alps, to be thrown behind bars for eight months.

Over 4,500 migrants rescued off Libya in one day

Rome - Twenty-one rescue operations Saturday picked up more than 4,500 people off the Libyan coast, according to the Italian coastguard, as calm seas sparked a flurry of attempts at the perilous Mediterranean boat crossing.

Hollande says will ask EU summit to 'work with Turkey' on refugee crisis

Modena - French President Francois Hollande said Thursday that he will urge a special EU summit next week to help Turkey keep Syrian refugees on its soil until the neighbouring country's war ends.

Italy blocks action over racist slur on first black minister

Rome - Italy's most prominent black politician voiced dismay Thursday after fellow lawmakers blocked legal action against a far right politician who publicly compared her to an orangutan.

Spurned Italian wife bites off love rival's finger

Rome - An Italian lovers' spat came to a gruesome end when a woman who discovered her husband was cheating bit his mistress' finger off, according to Italian media reports.

Paleo people were making flour more than 30,000 years ago

People who are on the modern-day Paleo diet generally don't eat oatmeal. However, the original Paleo eaters were grinding and eating oats and other grains.

Op-Ed: Homophobic attitudes tell us a lot about a person

Rome - The Kim Davis fiasco has brought the anti-gay marriage camp back into the spotlight recently, even to the point of dragging two GOP candidates into the fracas. But what does this homophobic attitude tell us about these people?
  1 2 3 4 5 6 ... 89 Next»
RSS RSS for National News Post news and get paid»
Latest News
Top News