- Local leaders to ask pope to visit Philly in 2015 Updated: Mar-07-14 4:35 pm
- Obama says Crimea separation vote would break law Updated: Mar-06-14 1:45 pm
- Italian and European swim chief faces fraud claim Updated: Mar-05-14 3:16 pm
- As Pompeii crumbles, Italy OKs urgent repairs Updated: Mar-04-14 10:59 am
- Italy cheers Oscar return but critics remain Updated: Mar-03-14 12:01 pm
- 'Great Beauty' wins best foreign language Oscar Updated: Mar-03-14 5:55 am
- Sorrentino's Oscar-hopeful divides Italian critics Updated: Feb-28-14 1:44 pm
- Last-hour decree frees funds to keep Rome running Updated: Feb-28-14 11:38 am
- Rome mayor: cash-short city risks shut down soon Updated: Feb-27-14 12:26 pm
- Patrons help French restore fresco in Rome palace Updated: Feb-26-14 3:49 pm
- Convictions of 5 Italians thrown out in CIA case Updated: Feb-24-14 3:29 pm
- Missing NH college student killed by train in Rome Updated: Feb-22-14 6:31 pm
- Bates College student from NH missing in Italy Updated: Feb-21-14 5:41 pm
- Chile: pedophile priest defies Vatican order Updated: Feb-21-14 1:32 pm
- Los Angeles cardinal unlikely to face charges Updated: Feb-19-14 8:36 pm
- Ethiopia pilot was distraught over death in family Updated: Feb-18-14 9:46 am
- Italy recalls ambassador to India over trial delay Updated: Feb-18-14 9:10 am
- Ethiopian co-pilot hijacks plane to Geneva Updated: Feb-17-14 5:50 pm
- Tuscan tapped to be next Italian PM is fast-riser Updated: Feb-17-14 10:59 am
PHILADELPHIA - Top officials from Philadelphia will travel to Rome this month to ask Pope Francis to attend a huge Roman Catholic gathering in the city next year, they announced Friday.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama declared on Thursday that a referendum in 10 days on the future of a Ukraine's Crimea peninsula would violate international law. The United States also moved to impose visa restrictions and financial sanctions on Russians and Ukrainians for the moves Moscow already has made into Crimea.
ROME - The president of the Italian swimming federation, Paolo Barelli, has offered to resign if fraud accusations directed at him are proved true in an escalating feud with the country's Olympic committee.
ROME - Citing "utmost urgency," Italy has approved work to repair walls in ancient Pompeii that collapsed after heavy rains, and authorized spending 2 million euros ($2.7 million) on routine maintenance.
ROME - Italy celebrated Monday after "The Great Beauty" ended the country's 15-year hiatus and won the Oscar for best foreign-language film. But even the film's muse lamented the fallen Rome it portrays and critics including the Vatican said it was just a cheap Fellini knockoff.
LOS ANGELES - It took an ode to five-time Oscar winner Federico Fellini to break Italy's 14-yearlong drought in the foreign language category.
MILAN - Paolo Sorrentino's homage to Federico Fellini, "The Great Beauty" has divided critics in Italy even as it has racked up awards abroad.
ROME - A last-minute decree by the Italian government has freed up funds to ensure Rome's buses and trains keep running, the trash is collected and other municipal services work.
ROME - Rome's mayor says the Italian capital next week risks a shutdown of mass transit, trash collection and other city services unless Parliament quickly frees up funds.
ROME - Some of the most splendid frescoes in one of Rome's most stunning Renaissance palazzi are getting a much needed face-lift.
ROME - Italy's top criminal court on Monday tossed out the convictions of five Italian intelligence agents accused of kidnapping an Egyptian cleric as a terror suspect 11 years ago as part of the CIA's extraordinary rendition program.
ROME - Italian railway police say a college student from New Hampshire who was missing for two days in Rome was hit by a train.
LEWISTON, Maine - Bates College says a 21-year-old student from New Hampshire is missing in Rome.
SANTIAGO, Chile - A prominent Chilean priest who was ordered by the Vatican to never again celebrate a public Mass as punishment for sexually abusing altar boys has been photographed apparently defying the order.
LOS ANGELES - The nation's largest Roman Catholic archdiocese has agreed to pay $720 million to clergy abuse victims over the past decade and released internal files that showed Cardinal Roger Mahony shielded priests and ordered a surrogate to withhold evidence from police, yet Mahony and other archdiocese leaders are unlikely to face criminal charges.
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The Ethiopian pilot who hijacked a flight to Rome and took it to Geneva recently lost his uncle, a relative said Tuesday, suggesting anguish over the death may have left him on edge.
ROME - Italy recalled its ambassador to India on Tuesday after the South Asian country's supreme court delayed a decision on trying two Italian marines held without charge since 2012.
GENEVA - It seemed like a routine overnight flight until the Ethiopian Airlines jetliner went into a dive and oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. Only then did the terrified passengers - bound for Italy from Addis Ababa - realize something was terribly wrong.
ROME - Matteo Renzi is a fast-talker, fast-mover who has rocketed to the peak of Italian politics after being tapped Monday to try to form Italy's next government. Here's a fast look at what distinguishes the Democratic leader from the rest of Italy's political class.