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Italian movie star Virna Lisi has died

Italian screen star Virna Lisi, famed in the 1960s for appearing opposite stars like Frank Sinatra, has died at the age of 78.

Kerry to meet Palestinian negotiator in London talks

London - Top US diplomat John Kerry meets chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat Tuesday hoping to avert a diplomatic crisis over a UN bid to force Israel to withdraw from Palestinian land.

European help for Palestinians 'endangers Israel': Netanyahu

London - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday that European support for a Palestinian bid at the UN to force an Israeli military withdrawal could harm his country as the US sought to head of a diplomatic crisis.

Italian teacher disciplined over crucifix removal

Rome - An Italian teacher has been disciplined under fascist-era rules for removing a crucifix from the wall of his classroom in a move denounced Monday as "stupefying" by campaigners for secular education.

Kerry meets European ministers on Palestinian UN bid

Paris - US Secretary of State John Kerry jetted into Paris Monday for late night talks with European counterparts seeking to head off a UN crisis over a Palestinian bid for statehood.

Palestinians push UN bid as Kerry begins European talks

Rome - The Palestinian leadership on Sunday said it planned to submit a resolution to the UN Security Council setting a two-year deadline for Israel to end its occupation, as US Secretary of State John Kerry launched a flurry of European meetings to revive th...

Pope discusses Italy's economic, social woes with PM

- Pope Francis met Saturday with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy, whose "economic and social" problems topped the agenda, the Vatican said.

Concordia skipper claims ship was 30 seconds from avoiding disaster

Rome - The Italian ex-captain of the doomed Costa Concordia claimed at his manslaughter trial Saturday that "with 30 more seconds" -- and warning from his crew -- the cruise ship's deadly crash could have been averted."We almost managed to avoid the rock.

Pope prays for protection of Rome amid mafia scandal

Rome - Pope Francis on Monday prayed for the protection of Rome from the "threat of the malign," in a public display of support for city authorities battling mafia influence.

Riot police clash with protesters at La Scala opening night

Milan - The glamourous season opener at Milan's Scala opera house was marred Sunday by clashes between riot police and protesters which left two wounded.Around 300 demonstrators, using banners reading "fight the power" and "we resist!

Rome mayor defies mobster threats, refuses to quit

Rome - The mayor of Rome on Sunday said he refused to be intimidated by threats from the criminal underworld and defied calls for him to resign over a scandal which has rocked the Italian capital.

U.S. plane in emergency Italy stop after passengers, crew taken ill

Rome - A U.S. Airways plane made an emergency landing in Rome after two passengers and 11 members of the crew were taken ill.

Rome mayor offered police protection after Mafia crackdown

Rome - The mayor of Rome said Friday he had been offered police protection after an anti-Mafia sweep in the Italian capital landed top politicians and a notorious mobster in handcuffs.

Mediterranean boat migrants die of hypothermia

Rome - Italy's navy said Friday that 17 boat migrants had died of hypothermia and dehydration in an attempt to cross the Mediterranean to Europe amid a sharp turn in the winter weather.

Concordia skipper says delayed evacuation saved lives

Rome - The captain of the Costa Concordia told his manslaughter trial Wednesday that gravity not cowardice had been behind his decision to abandon ship with passengers and crew still aboard.

One-eyed mobster, ex-mayor in Rome anti-mafia sweep

Rome - Italian police on Tuesday raided the home of an ex-mayor of Rome in an anti-mafia sweep that also snared a one-eyed mobster who is one of the most notorious figures in Italy's recent history.

Concordia skipper admits showing off, but not to blonde

- Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino told a court Tuesday that he was showing off when he steered the cruise ship onto rocks off the Italian island of Giglio.

Ebola-infected Italian doctor's health worsens

Rome - The health of an Italian doctor who contracted Ebola in west Africa is deteriorating, the specialist clinic in Rome treating him said Saturday.

Europeans and Africans promise new approach on migration

Rome - Ministers from 58 European and African states on Thursday pledged to adopt a new coordinated approach to migration that goes beyond the single issue of policing borders.

Italian doctor with Ebola in isolation at Rome hospital

Rome - A doctor who has become the first Italian to contract Ebola arrived in Rome Tuesday from Sierra Leone for specialist treatment in an infectious diseases hospital.

Italy welcomes 'strategic partner' Egypt in from the cold

Rome - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Monday hailed Egypt as a "strategic partner" of Italy and Europe in the latest sign of Cairo's rehabilitation on the international stage.

Doctor working in Sierra Leone is Italy's first Ebola case

Rome - An Italian doctor has contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone and is being flown back to Rome for specialist treatment, the health ministry said Monday.

Egypt's Sisi heads to Rome on first European visit

Cairo - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi left for Rome Monday on his first European trip since ousting his Islamist predecessor and overseeing a crackdown that has killed hundreds.

Italy's first female astronaut arrives at space station: NASA

Moscow - A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Italy's first female astronaut has safely docked with the International Space Station, NASA said.

Italy's first female astronaut heads to ISS in Russian craft

Moscow - A Russian Soyuz spacecraft carrying Italy's first female astronaut safely blasted off Sunday to begin its journey to the International Space Station.

Nearly 800 migrants rescued off Italy, Libya

Rome - A total 796 people were rescued from boats in distress in the Mediterranean in the last 48 hours, Italian and Libyan officials said Saturday, as unprecedented numbers of would-be immigrants head for Italy's shores.

Op-Ed: Finally, is this the truth about Amanda Knox?

Judge Alessandro Nencini upheld Amanda Knox’s guilty conviction this year, and his 350-page official report has just been translated from Italian into English. So what does it tell us? Is this, finally, the truth about Knox?

Migrants playing Russian roulette with Med weather

Rome - Italy has taken in a new batch of nearly 2,400 people rescued off its shores, the coastguard and navy said Thursday amid signs would-be immigrants are taking increasingly high risks to reach Europe.

Italy captures mafia initiation rites on film, 40 arrests

Rome - Secret mafia initiation rites have been caught on camera for the first time by Italian police, who on Tuesday arrested 40 suspected gangsters in raids across the north of the country.

Nobel summit moved to Rome after Dalai Lama visa row

Johanesburg - A summit of Nobel peace laureates scheduled to be held in Cape Town has been moved to Rome after the South African government failed to issue a visa to the Dalai Lama, organisers said Sunday.
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