ROME (AP) — Felice Gimondi, one of only seven cyclists to have won all three Grand Tours, has died. He was 76.
The Italian Cycling Federation (FCI) said efforts to resuscitate Gimondi failed...
ROME (AP) — Italy's anti-migrant interior minister says five nations agreed to take some of the rescued migrants waiting on an Italian coast guard ship.
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Jil Teichmann of Switzerland beat top-seeded Kiki Bertens in straight sets to win the Palermo Ladies Open on Sunday.
The eighth-seeded Swiss triumphed 7-6 (3), 6-2 to...
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is appealing for swift, decisive action by governments so that more migrants don't die at sea.
Francis on Sunday bowed his head in silent prayer for the...
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Top-seeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands beat Jasmine Paolini on Friday to reach the semifinals of the Palermo Ladies Open.
ROME (AP) — Italy's interior minister says he won't let 140 rescued migrants off an Italian coast guard ship until Europe agrees to take them.
Bertens beat Krunic to reach Palermo quarterfinals
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Top-seeded Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands beat Serbian Aleksandra Krunic on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the Palermo Ladies Open.
Friedsam upsets No. 2 seed Cornet in Palermo
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Unseeded Anna-Lena Friedsam of Germany rallied after she was broken in the opening set to upset No. 2 seed Alize Cornet in the second round of the Palermo Ladies Open on...
Bertens drops only 1 game in Palermo opener
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Top-seeded Kiki Bertens rolled to a 6-0, 6-1 win over Ekaterine Gorgodze in the opening round of the Palermo Ladies Open on Tuesday.
Zidansek wins opening match of Palermo Open’s return
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Fourth-seeded Tamara Zidansek beat Lara Arruabarrena 6-2, 6-3 in Monday's opening match of the Palermo Ladies Open, which is marking its return after a five-year...
ROME (AP) — Italian police and FBI agents have cracked down on a Palermo-area Mafia clan with ties to the U.S.-based Gambino crime family.
Police said that around 200 officers including FBI...
ROME (AP) — Author Andrea Camilleri, creator of the best-selling Commissario Montalbano series about a likable, though oft-brooding small-town Sicilian police chief who mixes humanity with...
ROME (AP) — A court in Palermo, Sicily, ruled Friday that the wrong Eritrean man was arrested and tried as a migrant smuggling kingpin and ordered him released from jail, a ruling cheered by...
ROME (AP) — The Latest on a migrant smuggling trial in Italy (all times local):
A court in Sicily has ruled that the wrong Eritrean man was put on trial as an alleged migrant...
ROME (AP) — Hail the size of oranges has injured 18 people in an Italian Adriatic city, while a blaze in Sicily forced beachgoers to flee.
MILAN (AP) — Italy's hard-line interior minister on Tuesday closed a migrant center in Sicily he called the largest in Europe, as he underlined the decrease in migrant arrivals since the populist...
MILAN (AP) — Italian news agency ANSA says eruptions from a volcano on the Sicilian island of Stromboli sent about 30 tourists jumping into the sea for safety.
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MILAN (AP) — A sea captain who forced a rescue ship carrying 40 migrants into an Italian island port against orders of authorities appears to have acted in accordance with maritime law, according...
BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local):
A judge has denied Italian prosecutors' request to uphold house arrest for the captain of a migrant...
ROME (AP) — The German captain who defied Italian authorities and rammed her migrant rescue ship into a border police motorboat while docking remained under house arrest after questioning Monday...
This light, bright salad celebrates ingredients that are abundant in Sicily.
Citrus fruits, in particular, flourish and come in many varieties. Taroccos, or blood oranges, are the most...
LAMPEDUSA, Sicily (AP) — The German captain of a humanitarian rescue ship with 40 migrants aboard has been arrested after she rammed her vessel into an Italian border police motorboat while...
MILAN (AP) — The 31-year-old German captain with tied-back dreadlocks and a steady voice as she defies Sicily port authorities in defense of dozens of migrants rescued at sea has enraged Italy's...
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) — Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, is spewing ash and lava once again, but officials say the activity is taking place at its summit and does not pose a risk to...
MILAN (AP) — It's not quite as easy as ABC for Italian soccer club Palermo.
With the regular season over and the promotion playoffs looming, Palermo is waiting to see if it will compete for...
MILAN (AP) — A judge in Sicily has dropped an investigation into two members of the Spanish aid group Proactiva Open Arms that stemmed from a standoff last year when the crew refused to hand over...
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Giro deal with Sicily to include start of 2021 race
MILAN (AP) — Giro d'Italia organizers have announced a deal with the Sicilian region to hold three stages on the island next year and the Grand Tour's start in 2021.
MILAN (AP) — Italy's Senate refused Wednesday to lift Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's immunity to face possible charges for refusing to allow migrants aboard an Italian coast guard ship to...
Vote on minister’s immunity puts Italian populists in bind
ROME (AP) — Should senators from Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement strip the firebrand leader of the far-right League of his immunity from criminal prosecution, possibly jeopardizing the populist government in which the two parties are coalition partners?
Migrants disembark in Sicily as latest EU standoff ends
ROME (AP) — Europe's latest migrant standoff came to a conclusion Thursday as 47 migrants kept at sea for nearly two weeks while Italy pressured European countries to take them in finally disembarked from their rescue ship in Sicily.
The Latest: Migrants disembark from rescue ship in Sicily
ROME (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local):
The 47 migrants kept at sea for nearly two weeks as Italy pressured European countries to take them in have begun disembarking from their rescue ship in Sicily.
Europe's latest migrant standoff came to a conclusion Thursday in Catania as the Sea-Watch 3, operated by a German aid group, pulled into Catania's port and the migrants were being taken ashore to be identified and processed.
Italy: 5 EU nations will take in migrants stranded at sea
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte says five European Union nations are stepping forward to help resolve the latest impasse involving migrants stuck at sea on a humanitarian ship, but he bemoaned the lack of a systematic EU way to deal with migrant rescues.
Italy to seek court ruling Dutch must deal with migrant boat
ROME (AP) — Italy has decided to ask the European human rights court to rule that the Netherlands must deal with a Dutch-flagged migrant rescue boat stranded off Sicily.
Italy lawmakers say ship’s migrants suffering mentally
ROME (AP) — Italian lawmakers boarded a migrant rescue ship within eyeshot of the island of Sicily on Sunday to inspect conditions for 47 men and boys nine days after they were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea.
The ship operated by German humanitarian group Sea-Watch picked up the migrants on Jan. 19 in waters off Libya. It was allowed to shelter Italy's territorial waters due to threatening weather Thursday, but the government refuses to let aid groups disembark in Italian ports.
UN, church officials press Italy to let migrants disembark
ROME (AP) — Three United Nations agencies appealed Saturday to Italy to allow 47 migrants off a private rescue ship after a week in cold weather and decried a "'boat-by-boat" approach that keeps vulnerable asylum-seekers at sea while European nations squabble.
Sea-Watch 3, operated by a German aid group, could be seen about a mile offshore from Syracuse, Sicily as fishermen, priests and others turned out for a solidarity rally in support of the stranded passengers.
47 migrants stranded off Sicily as Italy refuses entry
MILAN (AP) — Italy pressured the Netherlands on Friday to accept 47 migrants, including eight unaccompanied minors, who have spent seven days at sea aboard a humanitarian rescue ship that has been allowed to enter Italian territorial waters due to bad weather conditions.
Italian convert to Islam held on inciting terror charge
MILAN (AP) — Police in Sicily have arrested a 32-year-old Italian convert to Islam on terrorism charges for allegedly inciting contacts to participate in a holy war.
The news agency ANSA reported Wednesday that the suspect, identified as Giuseppe D'Ignoti, converted in 2011 while in jail and after his release identified himself as Moroccan and used Yussuf as his first name.
The Latest: Italy alleges extremists smuggled migrants
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on Europe's migrant crisis (all times local):
Italian police say they have broken up a migrant-smuggling ring allegedly organized by Tunisian extremists.
Carabinieri police in Sicily's capital said on Wednesday that some suspects were under investigation for allegedly advocating terrorist acts as well as aiding clandestine immigration.
They say warrants were issued for 14 suspects in Sicily and one in northern Italy, with several arrests made.
Ten injured in Italy earthquake
Quake from Mount Etna volcano jolts Sicily, sparks panic
ROME (AP) — An earthquake triggered by Mount Etna's eruption jolted eastern Sicily before dawn Wednesday, injuring at least 10 people, damaging churches and houses on the volcano's slopes and prompting panicked villagers to flee their homes.
Italy's Civil Protection officials said the quake, which struck at 3:19 a.m., was part of a swarm of some 1,000 tremors, most of them barely perceptible, linked to Etna's volcanic eruption this week.
Sicilian airport reopens amid Mount Etna’s latest eruption
ROME (AP) — Italy's Catania airport resumed full operations a day after an ash cloud from Mount Etna's latest eruption forced it to shut down, while fiery red lava could be seen shooting from the volcano in eastern Sicily on Tuesday.
Ashes coated streets and sidewalks in the mountain towns of Zafferana Etnea and Santa Venerina. No evacuations of residents, many of whom work on farms or in tourism, were ordered.
5 Egyptians accused of smuggling migrants direct to Sicily
ROME (AP) — Italian police say they have detained five Egyptians accused of smuggling a boatload of 264 migrants from Libya to Sicily.
The overloaded fishing boat pulled into the Ragusa port Saturday, its third day at sea, and the migrants disembarked and were registered.
Police said Monday that the migrants, most of them from Eritrea, identified the five Egyptian crew who charged them 1,500 euros apiece for the passage.
Italy, on trail of Mafia boss, seizes villas, yacht and more
ROME (AP) — Anti-Mafia authorities in Sicily on the trail of the No. 1 fugitive Mafia boss have confiscated 1.5 billion euros ($1.67 billion) in property.
The seizure of tourist resorts, a 21-meter (70-foot) yacht, companies and other property Saturday was called one of the biggest hauls in Italy's strategy to weaken criminal syndicates by going after ill-gained wealth.
The property belonged to heirs of a tour company owner who authorities allege had links to Mafia boss.
Italian officials: Migrant rescuers mishandled medical waste
ROME (AP) — Italian prosecutors have ordered the seizure of a migrant rescue ship and accused the aid group Doctors Without Borders of illegally disposing of 24 metric tons (26.5 tons) of medical and contaminated waste accumulated during nearly 50 rescues.
Italian priest who doubted Francis excommunicated for heresy
ROME (AP) — An Italian Catholic priest who considers Pope Francis an antipope and claims to have supernatural communications with angels, saints and the Madonna has been excommunicated.
The archdiocese of Monreale, Sicily said the Rev. Alessandro Minutella was informed Tuesday of his excommunication for spreading "heresy and schism."
Monreale Archbishop Michele Pennisi issued a public notice in 2015 warning the faithful that they risked "grave danger to their souls" by listening to Minutella.
UN heartened by Libya commitments ahead of 2019 conference
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — The U.N. envoy for Libya said Tuesday he was encouraged by support from Libyan factions and the international community for a national conference planned for early 2019 to chart a path to greater stability and elections in the lawless country.
Ghassan Salame praised the "louder sound of unity" among key regional players and "a much higher level of conviviality" between Libyan rivals that he sensed during a two-day meeting in Sicily.
The Latest: Probe into claims US ship delayed migrant rescue
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on migration into Europe (all times local):
A Sicily prosecutor has opened a preliminary investigation into allegations a U.S. warship, the USNS Trenton, delayed rescuing migrants from a sinking dinghy from which some 76 people drowned in June.
The June 12 rescue off Libya came at a tense time on the Mediterranean, with Italy's new populist government refusing to let aid groups dock in a bid to dissuade them from rescuing migrants.