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Rescuers cling on to hope in Italy avalanche disaster

Penne - Rescuers pulled four people alive from an avalanche-hit Italian hotel on Saturday and clung on to hopes of saving some of the 23 people still missing three days after the disaster struck.Saturday's rescues lifted the total number of survivors to 11.

Migrants pitch in on Italy avalanche relief effort

Penne - A group of asylum-seeking African migrants on Saturday joined volunteers helping the relief effort at an avalanche-hit hotel in earthquake-ravaged central Italy..

Rescuers cling on to hope in Italy avalanche disaster

Penne - Rescuers pulled four people alive from an avalanche-hit Italian hotel on Saturday and clung on to hopes of saving some of the 23 people still missing three days after the disaster struck.Saturday's rescues lifted the total number of survivors to 11.

16 killed as Hungarian school coach crashes in Italy

Verona - At least 16 people died when a coach bringing Hungarian teenagers home from a skiing trip crashed and burst into flames on a northern Italian motorway overnight, authorities said Saturday.

Eight survivors found in Italy avalanche hotel

Penne - Two young children were among eight people pulled alive Friday from the ruins of a mountain hotel in central Italy, nearly two days after it was buried under a devastating avalanche.

Honour for Cameroonian who shed light on Italy's 'modern slavery'

Rome - It was a passion for football that made Cameroonian Yvan Sagnet want to pursue his studies in Turin, home to Italy's most famous club, Juventus.

Italy to return stolen Van Goghs to Dutch museum soon

Den Haag - Two Van Gogh masterpieces stolen in Amsterdam 14 years ago will be returning to The Netherlands from Italy shortly after police recovered them from the house of notorious drug boss, a museum official said Thursday.

Breaking point nears for Italy's quake survivors

Montereale - For Italian mother Tamara Ottaviani, the latest earthquakes to pound her mountain village might just have been the final straw.

Deadly avalanches in Europe

Paris - An avalanche may have killed more than 25 people after engulfing an Italian mountain hotel, the national civil protection agency said Thursday.

Italy avalanche leaves 25 feared dead in mountain hotel

Rome - Several children were among the missing Thursday after a devastating avalanche buried an Italian mountain hotel with more than 25 people believed to be trapped inside.

Deadly quake nightmare returns to haunt Italy

Italy - Italy was hit by four earthquakes in four hours, killing one and bringing terror to snowbound mountain areas still recovering from last year's series of deadly tremors.

Merkel welcomes May's Brexit 'clarity', vows European unity

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday welcomed the "clarity" provided by British Prime Minister Theresa May's speech laying out her plans for Brexit.

Italy quake nightmare returns in deep mid-winter

Italy - Earthquakes brought an icy chill of terror to snowbound central Italy on Wednesday as four powerful shocks reverberated through an area still recovering from deadly tremors last year.

Italy toasts its real-life Sherlock Holmes

Rome - With his Sherlock Holmes-style penchant for using multiple disguises to help crack his cases, Giuseppe Dosi was no ordinary policeman.And nearly 36 years after his death, Italians are still discovering the secrets of the "artist detective".

Philippines communists warn peace unlikely soon

Manila - Philippine communist rebels waging one of Asia's longest insurgencies said Tuesday a peace pact was likely not achievable before 2019, in a blow to the government's hopes of securing a deal this year.

Pope admits to 'darkness' in own faith

Guidonia - Pope Francis admitted on Sunday to sometimes having "darkness" cloud his own faith, while warning against "Christian parrots" who pay lip service to the church without acting on its values.

Scores missing in migrant crossing in Mediterranean: Italy

Rome - The Italian coastguard said on Saturday nearly a hundred people were missing after a boat with migrants sank off the Libyan coast."The bodies of eight people have been recovered.

Italy court rejects labour law referendum

Rome - Italy's constitutional court on Wednesday rejected a petition calling for a referendum on a key plank of labour market legislation that was a flagship reform of ousted premier Matteo Renzi.

'Bunga bunga' bribes trial on hold, Berlusconi ruling nears

Rome - Silvio Berlusconi will learn by the end of this month if he is to stand trial for allegedly buying the silence of call girls and others who attended his infamous "bunga bunga" sex parties.

Italian PM says he's well after surgery on blood vessel

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Wednesday he was feeling well following emergency surgery on a blocked blood vessel.

London-based Italians arrested for cyber-spying on top politicians

Rome - Italian police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a London-resident nuclear engineer and his sister on suspicion of running a cyber snooping operation targeting politicians, public bodies and companies.

Italy's Five Star rejected by EU parliament liberals

Brussels - The liberal group in the European Parliament on Monday rejected a controversial application by Italy's biggest opposition party, the populist Five Star Movement, to join forces.

Italian populist urges abandoning UKIP in EU Parliament

Rome - The head of Italy's populist Five Star movement (M5S) said Sunday he wants to abandon a eurosceptic alliance in the European Parliament with Britain's UKIP party, which will leave the legislature after Brexit.

Italy's threat level low but radicalization growing: panel

Rome - Italy's terror threat level is lower than in other European countries but radicalisation is on the rise and more must be done on prevention, a government-appointed panel reported Thursday.

Italy to step up deportations after migrant death protest

Rome - Italy vowed Wednesday to increase deportations of migrants whose asylum requests have been rejected, after a riot in a reception centre sparked by the death of a young woman.

French farmer in the dock for aiding migrants

Nice - A French farmer who faces up to five years in prison for helping African migrants slip into the country and find shelter told his trial Wednesday he merely wanted to relieve their suffering.

Gun used by Amri matches Berlin Christmas attack weapon

Rome - Tunisian suspect Anis Amri smuggled the weapon used in the Berlin Christmas market attack across borders to Italy and used it in the shoot-out in which he was killed, Italian police said Wednesday.

Italy storm after populist head Grillo blames fake news on media

Rome - Italy's media and traditional political parties were up in arms Wednesday after the head of the populist Five Star movement accused the country's journalists of "manufacturing false news".

Libya strongman says Russia 'to fight arms embargo'

Rome - Russia will seek to end an arms embargo against Libya and could supply weapons to Khalifa Haftar, whose forces support a rival administration to the UN-backed unity government, the military strongman said Tuesday.

Santa denial gets Italian conductor the sack

Rome - Maybe, facing the combined power of Disney and Christmas, orchestra conductor Giacomo Loprieno should have just let it go.
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