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  • Balotelli leads AC Milan to 5th straight win 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 5:20 pm
  • ROME - Mario Balotelli set a personal record with his 14th goal of the Serie A season and set up another score as AC Milan beat visiting Livorno 3-0 Saturday for its fifth straight win.

  • Pensive pope at Good Friday Colosseum procession 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:44 pm
  • ROME - Desperate migrants, suicidal failed business owners, battered women, torture victims and all people suffering in the world were remembered at a torch-lit Good Friday Way of the Cross procession presided over by Pope Francis at the Colosseum.

  • Teething troubles for Chinese tourists in Thailand 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 10:59 am
  • CHIANG MAI, Thailand - The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand's top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists.

  • Teething troubles for Chinese tourists in Thailand 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 4:26 am
  • CHIANG MAI, Thailand - The bucolic, once laid-back campus of one of Thailand's top universities is under a security clampdown. Not against a terrorist threat, but against Chinese tourists.

  • Kerry outdoes himself in new diplomatic frenzy 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 12:02 pm
  • CASABLANCA, Morocco - More than a week into what was supposed to be only a five-day trip to Europe and Saudi Arabia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sat in a Paris hotel suite contemplating his next moves on multiple crisis fronts.

  • Bill Pepper, longtime foreign correspondent, dies 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 7:14 am
  • MILAN - Curtis Bill Pepper, a long-time foreign correspondent for Newsweek and author of eight books, has died in Italy at the age of 96.

  • Queen gives honey to pope, who has gift for George 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 3:08 pm
  • VATICAN CITY - Queen Elizabeth II - bearing a basket of honey, whiskey and other goodies from the royal estates - paid a visit to Pope Francis at the Vatican on Thursday. The pontiff returned the courtesy with a gift for Prince George, Elizabeth's great-grandson.

  • Organizers: Bolt to skip Rome Diamond League meet 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 3:00 pm
  • ROME - Golden Gala organizers announced Monday that Usain Bolt will skip the Rome Diamond League meet on June 5, citing reported injury problems.

  • No-frills canonization for Popes JPII, John XXIII 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 9:22 am
  • VATICAN CITY - The low-frills style of Pope Francis is having an effect on the upcoming canonizations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.

  • Philadelphia mayor optimistic about pope visit 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 5:51 pm
  • PHILADELPHIA - Mayor Michael Nutter said Friday he's optimistic about the possibility of Pope Francis visiting Philadelphia for a major church gathering, though he stressed the pontiff's plans will not be announced until next year.

  • Obama, Francis find common ground - and divisions 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 6:36 pm
  • VATICAN CITY - Face to face for the first time, President Barack Obama and Pope Francis focused publicly on their mutual respect and shared concern for the poor on Thursday. But their lengthy private discussion also highlighted the deep differences between the White House and the Catholic Church on abortion and birth control.

  • WHITE HOUSE NOTEBOOK: Obama meets Your Holiness 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 5:16 pm
  • VATICAN CITY - The exchange of gifts is a de rigueur part of every papal audience but Thursday's presentation had an unusually loud element to it. A metal support holding up the top of President Barack Obama's gift - a chest of seeds from the White House garden - twice crashed onto the marble floor of the pope's library as reporters and photographers rushed to get into position to record the moment for posterity.

  • Kerry meets Abbas as peace process founders 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 7:47 pm
  • AMMAN, Jordan - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Wednesday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in a bid to salvage foundering Mideast peace talks that were dealt a new blow when Arab leaders said they never would recognize Israel as a Jewish state.

  • US to boost ground, naval forces in NATO countries 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 4:52 pm
  • ROME - The United States plans to join a NATO effort to increase its rotation of ground and naval forces in Eastern Europe as part of its response to Russia's incursion in Ukraine.

  • Obama arrives in Italy for meeting with pope 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 4:50 pm
  • ROME - President Barack Obama is opening a visit to Italy, where he'll meet with Pope Francis and Italian political leaders.

  • A modern Colosseum: Roma reveals new stadium plan 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 9:46 am
  • ROME - Three-time Serie A champion Roma plans to build a new privately financed stadium inspired by the Colosseum on the outskirts of the Italian capital.

  • Vatican No. 3 finds blame within in abuse scandal 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 1:05 pm
  • VATICAN CITY - The Vatican's new No. 3 accused Holy See officials Monday of downplaying the clerical sex abuse scandal in the 1990s, saying they were generally skeptical of victims and often considered them "enemies of the church" out for political gain.