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Italy shocked at discovery of foetus graves bearing women's names

Rome - Small crosses made of wood and metal fill Lot 108 of Flaminio Cemetery in Rome, some painted white, some askew or fallen to the ground, all carrying female names.

As Rome's mayor seeks new term, Romans decry decay

Rome - Emperor Augustus may have boasted of having transformed Rome from a humble brick settlement into a gleaming capital of marble, but many Romans today accuse the current mayor of leaving it a city of potholes.

Study finds preserved brain material in Vesuvius victim

Rome - Brain cells have been found in exceptionally preserved form in the remains of a young man killed in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius almost 2,000 years ago, an Italian study has revealed.

Salvini migrant case delayed, judge summons Italy PM

Catania - An Italian judge reviewing charges against far-right leader Matteo Salvini that he illegally detained migrants at sea delayed the hearing until November 20 so he could hear from senior members of the government, including Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte....

Defiant Salvini readies for migrant trial as allies rally

Rome - Italy's far-right chief Matteo Salvini stands trial Saturday for allegedly illegally detaining migrants at sea, in a case that could see him jailed for 15 years or serve him a political win.

Pompeo calls for pope to show 'courage' over China

Rome - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revived a spat with the Vatican Wednesday during a visit to Rome, a month ahead of the US elections and hot on the heels of a diplomatic breach that experts see as an effort to win conservative Catholic votes.

Care home workers suffer Covid trauma, anxiety: study

Paris - Nearly half of care home workers in northern Italy may be suffering from post-traumatic stress or anxiety following the first wave of the pandemic, new research showed Wednesday.

Pompeo to show support for Greece amid Turkey tensions

Washington - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Greece next week in a show of support following high tensions in the Mediterranean with Turkey, the State Department announced Thursday.

Botticelli painting expected to sell for record $80m

New York - A painting by Italian Renaissance master Sandro Botticelli could fetch over $80 million when it goes under the hammer in New York in January, Sotheby's said Thursday -- a record auction price for the artist.

Far-right eyes Tuscany as Italy's left trembles

Rome - Italians voted Monday in elections that could see the far right take the historic left-wing bastion of Tuscany, one of several regions up for grabs in a ballot that risks weakening an already fragile federal government.

Far-right eyes Tuscany as Italy's left trembles

Rome - Italians vote Monday in elections that could see the far-right take the historic left-wing bastion of Tuscany, one of several regions up for grabs in a ballot that could weaken an already fragile government.

Italy defies virus for vote as far right plots seismic change

Rome - Italians voted Sunday against the advice of coronavirus experts in a referendum and regional elections that could weaken the government and radically reshape the political landscape.

Battle for Italy's far-right crown in Tuscany-led elections

Rome - Italians head to the polls this weekend, despite a coronavirus resurgence in Europe, for a referendum and Tuscany-led regional elections which analysts say could change the face of the far-right.

US student charged with murder of Italian policeman apologises in court

Rome - A US student on trial for killing an Italian policeman during a failed drug bust last year tearfully apologised on Wednesday, saying he would never forgive himself.

Explosions spark huge fire in Italian port, no casualties

Rome - Explosions and a huge fire ripped through the port area of the Italian city of Ancona early Wednesday, destroying warehouses and lorries, but there were no casualties, firefighters said.

Italy's Berlusconi leaves hospital after virus scare

Milan - Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi left hospital Monday 11 days after being admitted with coronavirus, describing it as "perhaps the most difficult ordeal of my life".

Rescued migrants to disembark in Italy after 39 days at sea

Rome - Twenty-seven migrants stranded at sea for nearly 40 days on a Danish freighter got permission to disembark in Sicily on Saturday, a day after being transferred to an NGO vessel.

Italian prosecutor set for 'historic' anti-mafia court battle

Rome - After years of investigation, mountains of evidence and hundreds of suspects, Italy's plucky anti-mafia prosecutor Nicola Gratteri is gearing up for a "historic" court battle against the country's powerful 'Ndrangheta clan.

Oscar-tipped road movie 'Nomadland' races between global festivals

Los Angeles - Frances McDormand's Oscar-tipped road movie "Nomadland" raced from Venice to Toronto to California on Friday as major global festivals joined forces to jump-start the pandemic-struck film industry.

Bell rings on new virus-era reality at Italy schools

Rome - Millions of Italian pupils head back to the classroom next week after six months at home, confronting a new reality of outdoor lessons, coronavirus "isolation rooms" and even a possible ban on singing.

Virus-hit Berlusconi 'responding well' to treatment

Milan - Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is responding well to treatment after he was taken to hospital with coronavirus, his doctor said on Sunday, but warned his condition was "delicate".

Italy's Berlusconi in hospital after contracting virus

Milan - Italy's flamboyant former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was in hospital Friday after testing positive for the coronavirus, the latest high-profile figure to contract the disease.

Berlusconi hospitalised as 'precaution' after positive virus test

Rome - Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, who recently tested positive for the novel coronavirus, has been hospitalised "as a precaution", a statement from his entourage said Friday.

Most Germans knew Holocaust was happening, new film claims

Venice - A "vanishingly small number" of Germans were unaware the Holocaust was going on during World War II, the makers of a chilling new documentary said Thursday.

'Banksy boat' migrants board quarantine ship off Italy

Rome - More than 350 migrants including those rescued by a vessel sponsored by British street artist Banksy were transferred onto a quarantine vessel off Sicily, aid workers said Wednesday.

Boat carrying nearly 370 migrants reaches Italy's Lampedusa

Rome - A fishing boat carrying nearly 370 migrants landed overnight on the Italian island of Lampedusa, where the main holding centre is already overcrowded, prompting the local mayor to call for a general strike to push the government take action.

More migrant arrivals fuel local anger in Italy's Lampedusa

Rome - A fishing boat carrying nearly 370 migrants landed overnight on the Italian island of Lampedusa, the country's news agencies said on Sunday, fueling anger from local officials over a recent rise in illegal arrivals.

Italian coastguard comes to aid of Banksy-funded rescue boat

Rome - An Italian coastguard vessel Saturday rushed to a rescue ship funded by British street artist Banksy, which sent out a call for help with more than 200 migrants onboard, and took in 49 of the most vulnerable people on board.

Rome's last 'Cinema Paradiso' of porn

Rome - It survived the advent of DVDs and the internet era of instant gratification. Now Rome's last remaining adult cinema says it is sure to also overcome its latest challenge as it grapples with coronavirus.

China cosies up to EU as US tensions high

Rome - China's foreign minister on Tuesday kicked off a tour of a Europe still reeling from coronavirus, as he seeks to shore up economic and diplomatic relations in light of tensions with the US.
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