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  • 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.

  • Pope washes feet of elderly, disabled in rite 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:19 pm
  • ROME - Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 disabled and elderly people Thursday - women and non-Catholics among them - in a pre-Easter ritual designed to show his willingness to serve others like a "slave."

  • Italy again pushes back balanced budget goal 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:25 pm
  • ROME - Italy has again pushed back its balanced-budget goal, now aiming for 2016.

  • Berlusconi: glad to help elderly as punishment 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:04 pm
  • ROME - Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says he's glad a Milan court ordered him to help the elderly as part of his punishment for a tax fraud conviction.

  • Basket cheese an 85-year tradition for Pa. firm 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:35 am
  • VERONA, Pennsylvania - Easter often is associated with the candy aisle, and its tempting display of rainbow-hued jelly beans, foil-wrapped chocolate eggs and bright-yellow marshmallow Peeps.

  • Ala company specializes in rare Porsche autos 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:13 am
  • FLORENCE, Alabama - Fast sports cars with sleek, sexy lines are the last thing passers-by probably imagine when they pass the nondescript metal building in an industrial park in northwest Alabama.

  • Horner leaves hospital after training accident 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:45 am
  • MILAN - Spanish Vuelta champion Chris Horner has been released from a hospital in northern Italy following a training accident inside a tunnel last week.

  • 5 things to know about the Italian league 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:26 am
  • ROME - While Juventus is striding toward its third consecutive title with an eight-point lead atop Serie A, questions are arising over the future of coach Antonio Conte.

  • Detained Berlusconi ally taken ill in Lebanon 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 1:19 pm
  • BEIRUT - A Lebanese security official says a longtime ally of former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi detained in Lebanon has been moved to a Beirut hospital after falling ill.

  • Prandelli wary of putting pressure on Rossi 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:17 pm
  • FLORENCE, Italy - Italy coach Cesare Prandelli is hopeful of taking Giuseppe Rossi to the World Cup in Brazil but is wary of putting pressure on the young forward as he recovers from injury.

  • Finmeccanica shares down on CEO change 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:20 am
  • MILAN - Investors signaled concern Tuesday at a change of leadership at the scandal-plagued Finmeccanica defense contractor as part of sweeping management changes announced by Italian Premier Matteo Renzi at four strategic state-backed firms.

  • 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.

  • Juventus wins 2-0 at Udinese in Serie A 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 5:56 pm
  • UDINE, Italy - Sebastian Giovinco and Fernando Llorente helped Juventus beat Udinese 2-0 on Monday and restore its eight-point lead at the top of the Serie A table.

  • Politician's anti-Semitism sparks outcry in Italy 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 4:14 pm
  • ROME - An anti-Semitic post by a comedian who founded the Italian parliament's third-largest party has sparked outrage in Italy's tiny Jewish community.

  • Invention loves collaboration at Milan show 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 1:00 pm
  • MILAN - Collaboration drove invention during Milan's annual International Furniture Show and collateral design week events, yielding the promise of homes without mobile phone chargers, and with more ergonomic seating, table settings fit for Italy's most demanding chefs and sculptures that double as furniture.

  • Horner to remain in hospital until next week 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 2:43 pm
  • MILAN - Spanish Vuelta champion Christopher Horner will remain in the hospital until next week at least following Friday's training accident in northern Italy.

  • Flavio Roda stays in charge of sports federation 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 2:24 pm
  • BOLOGNA, Italy - Flavio Roda has been re-elected president of the Italian Winter Sports Federation, winning over half the votes.

  • Rossi and Cassano included for Italy fitness tests 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:11 pm
  • ROME - Giuseppe Rossi and Antonio Cassano were called up for World Cup fitness tests Friday by Italy coach Cesare Prandelli, while in-form forward Mattia Destro was left out while serving a three-match ban in Serie A.

  • Rossi included for Italy fitness tests 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 7:09 pm
  • ROME - Giuseppe Rossi was selected Friday for pre-World Cup fitness tests by Italian national team coach Cesare Prandelli.

  • Italy: Berlusconi ally declared fugitive 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 10:31 am
  • MILAN - A long-time ally of Silvio Berlusconi was declared a fugitive on Friday, days before Italy's highest court hears the final appeal of his conviction for Mafia association.

  • Germany to see some familiar faces at World Cup 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:44 am
  • FRANKFURT, Germany - Germany will have two of its former coaches trying to prevent it from winning Group G at the World Cup.

  • Valencia fights back from 3-0 down to win 5-3 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 10:02 pm
  • Valencia fought back from a three-goal, first-leg deficit Thursday to beat Basel 5-0 and qualify for the Europa League semifinal, while competition favorite Juventus advanced after a tense 2-1 win at home to Lyon.

  • Valencia fights back from 3-0 down to win 5-3 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:59 pm
  • Valencia fought back from a three-goal first-leg deficit Thursday to beat Basel 5-0 and qualify for the Europa League semifinal, while competition favorite Juventus advanced after a tense 2-1 win at home to Lyon.

  • Fiorentina expects Rossi and Gomez back for final 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 10:29 am
  • FLORENCE, Italy - Fiorentina forwards Giuseppe Rossi and Mario Gomez are expected back from injuries before the Italian Cup final May 3, which would give both players the chance to be selected for their World Cup squads.