Former Archbishop of Santa Fe Michael Sheehan, who served from 1993 to 2015, dies at 83June 4, 2023 GMT
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Retired Archbishop Michael Sheehan, who served the Archdiocese of Santa Fe for 22 years, has died. He was 83.
Sheehan died Saturday, but a cause of death wasn’t disclosed, Leslie Radigan, a spokesperson for the archdiocese, said.
Italian media say border police are under investigation over shipwreck that killed 94 migrantsJune 2, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Three members of Italy’s border police force are under investigation for a suspected role in a shipwreck off the country’s southern coast this year that killed more than 90 migrants, Italian news outlets reported Friday.
MILAN (AP) — The city of Florence on Thursday announced an immediate ban on new short-term private vacation rentals in the Renaissance city’s historic center, part of an effort to draw full-time residents back to one of Italy’s most popular tourist destinations.
Italy displays antiquities looted from Italian territory and recovered from London dealerJune 1, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Italy on Wednesday displayed hundreds of antiquities that had been looted from Italian territory and were recovered from a London antiquities dealer.
The 750 objects, which date from the 8th century B.C.
Italy, Nigeria and Brazil advance to Under-20 World Cup quarterfinals; Argentina, England outMay 31, 2023 GMT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Italy, Nigeria, Colombia and a 10-man Brazil lineup advanced to the quarterfinals of the Under-20 World Cup on Wednesday.
Host Argentina lost 2-0 to Nigeria in front of almost 30,000 fans in San Juan, ending an unlikely campaign for the home team.
Europa League ChampionsMay 31, 2023 GMT
2023 — Sevilla (Spain)
Israel’s Mossad says former agent was among 4 people who died when boat sank in ItalyMay 31, 2023 GMT
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's intelligence agency said Wednesday that a retired agent was among four people killed in northern Italy when a sudden storm sank a houseboat hired for a weekend pleasure cruise on a lake.
4 dead after tourist boat capsizes in storm on Italian lakeMay 29, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — A body was retrieved early Monday in a northern Italian lake by police divers, raising to four the final death toll in the capsizing of a tourist boat a day earlier during a sudden, violent storm that included a whirlwind.
ROME (AP) — A ruling by an administrative court in Italy’s Alpine region on Friday spared, for now, the life of the bear who fatally attacked a runner last month.
The brown bear, identified as Jj4, was captured on April 18 following an intensive, two-week, hunt launched after a 26-year-old local man was killed while running on a mountain trail.
German airline Lufthansa signs deal for minority stake in Italy’s struggling ITA AirwaysMay 25, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — German airline Lufthansa on Thursday signed a deal with the Italian government for a 41-percent minority share in the long-struggling ITA Airways, formerly Alitalia.
Italy, France move to heal diplomatic spat over migration with French foreign minister’s visitMay 25, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani met Thursday in Rome with his French counterpart just weeks after canceling a visit to Paris in protest of a French minister's criticism of Italy’s migration policy.
Italy OKs aid mega-package for flooded north, with museum ticket surcharge to help pay for itMay 23, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — The Italian government on Tuesday approved more than 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion) in aid for the flood-stricken region of Emilia-Romagna in the north, including for farmers and business owners in one of the country's most productive regions.
Curator of Africa-themed Venice Biennale denounces Italy’s denial of visas to 3 GhanaiansMay 18, 2023 GMT
VENICE, Italy (AP) — The curator of this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale on Thursday denounced Italy’s denial of visas to three Ghanaian men who worked with her on the main exhibition giving voice to Africans and the African diaspora.
IMOLA, Italy (AP) — This weekend's Emilia-Romagna Grand Prix in northern Italy was canceled Wednesday because of deadly floods in the region.
ROME (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy had private talks with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday, later saying he sought support for Ukraine's peace plan from the pontiff, who in the past has offered to try to help end the full-scale war launched by Russia a year ago.
Pope joins Meloni in urging Italians to have more kids, not petsMay 12, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis joined Italy’s conservative premier on Friday in encouraging Italians to have more children, denouncing the financial precariousness facing young couples and “selfish, egotistical” choices that have led to a record low birth rate that is threatening the country’s economic future.
Van carrying oxygen tanks explodes in Milan; driver injuredMay 11, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — A van that was transporting oxygen tanks to a nearby medical facility exploded in the center of the Italian city of Milan on Thursday, forcing the evacuation of a school and residential apartment buildings.
Greenpeace sues Italian energy company ENI over climate change; ENI says lawsuit is ‘groundless’May 10, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Greenpeace and an environmental coalition including 12 Italian citizens are suing Italian energy company ENI, accusing it of knowingly contributing to climate change.
The complaint names ENI as well as its two biggest shareholders, the Italian Economy Ministry and the Italian state lender and public investment bank, Cassa Depositi e Prestiti.
Italy smashes cross-border migrant smuggling ringMay 10, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Italian police on Wednesday arrested 29 suspected smugglers as they smashed a transnational operation that for years brought migrants illegally into Italy by sea and then moved them overland into northern Europe, authorities said.
Italy begins to reckon with Fascist-era colonial collectionsMay 10, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — For decades, Italy has worked to recover ancient Roman-era statues, Etruscan vases and other treasures that were looted from its soil and sold to museums around the world. Now, the country is coming to terms with the fact that it, too, has stolen loot in its museum collections: the relics of a brutal colonial empire in North Africa that it hasn’t fully reckoned with.
Champions League GlanceMay 9, 2023 GMT
Botticelli’s Venus is an ‘influencer’ and Italy is not happyMay 6, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — The Italian tourism ministry thought it had a sure-fire way to bring travelers into the country: turning a 15th century art icon into a 21st century “virtual influencer.”
The digital rendition of Venus, goddess of love, based on Sandro Botticelli’s Renaissance masterpiece “Birth of Venus,” can be seen noshing on pizza and snapping selfies for her Instagram page.
Italian ex-leader Conte attacked by man protesting lockdownsMay 5, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Former Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has been physically attacked during an official appearance in Tuscany by a man protesting against Italy’s lockdowns and other measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic, Italian media reported Friday.
Italian minister scraps trip over French official’s remarksMay 4, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani on Thursday abruptly canceled a trip to Paris, calling “unacceptable” remarks by the French interior minister criticizing the Italian premier’s migration policy.
Germany, Italy clamp down on Italian mob with raids, arrestsMay 4, 2023 GMT
BERLIN (AP) — Police across Europe arrested dozens of people, raided homes and seized millions of euros in assets on Wednesday, in a coordinated crackdown on Italy’s ’ndrangheta organized crime syndicate, one of the world’s most powerful, extensive and wealthy drug-trafficking groups.
Severe flooding in Italy kills 2; drought persistsMay 4, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — A day and a half of nonstop rain has caused caused flooding in Italy’s populous Emilia-Romagna region, leaving at least two people dead as riverbeds left dry by drought overflowed their banks.
Pompeii chariot stars in Rome exhibit probing ancient rootsMay 3, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — A meticulously reconstructed Pompeii bridal chariot that eluded the ancient city’s modern-day looters is a star of an ambitious new exhibition in Rome, which invites viewers to reflect on today's connections with classical Roman and Greek civilizations.
OpenAI: ChatGPT back in Italy after meeting watchdog demandsApril 28, 2023 GMT
ChatGPT's maker said Friday that the artificial intelligence chatbot is available again in Italy after the company met the demands of regulators who temporarily blocked it over privacy concerns.
Italy returns ancient stele, illegally exported, to TurkeyApril 28, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Italy on Friday returned to Turkish authorities a funerary stele, dating from the second century and carrying a loving inscription to the dead woman's spouse, after investigation determined that it was illegally excavated from southeastern Turkey.
Italy ends probe of alleged aid to pro-Russia politiciansApril 28, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Milan prosecutors have dropped their investigation of Italian lobbyists who allegedly sought Russian funding for right-wing leader Matteo Salvini’s pro-Moscow party.
State TV said investigators concluded that they had no grounds to continue the probe into alleged illegal party financing involving three Italians, including a close associate of Salvini, the leader of the League party, a coalition partner in Italy’s right-wing government.
Suspected smuggler in deadly shipwreck sent back to ItalyApril 28, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Austrian authorities on Friday handed over to Italy one of the suspected smugglers of the boat which capsized in February off southern Italy in a tragedy that killed 92 migrants, Italian police said.
Sunak says UK, Italy ‘aligned’ as he meets far-right MeloniApril 27, 2023 GMT
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Rishi Sunak declared that Britain and Italy are “very aligned” in values as he welcomed far-right Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni on Thursday for talks focused on migration, defense and the war in Ukraine.
Italy’s Meloni urges quick start of Ukraine’s EU entry talksApril 26, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni on Wednesday urged European allies to accelerate Ukraine's European Union membership bid, as Rome hosted a bilateral conference on the war-torn country's reconstruction attended by hundreds of Italian and Ukrainian businesses.
Dutch court bars return of African migrants to ItalyApril 26, 2023 GMT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands' top administrative court ruled Wednesday that immigration authorities can't send migrants back to Italy, because they face possible human rights violations there — a decision that will likely put further pressure on the strained Dutch asylum system.
Italy’s Meloni calls for unity on Liberation Day anniversaryApril 25, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni on Tuesday called for unity among political forces in celebrating the 78th anniversary of the liberation from the Nazis and their fascist allies on April 25, 1945.
Over 1,000 migrants reach Italian isle; 23 reported missingApril 25, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — With the return of calm seas, migrant smugglers launched dozens of boats from Tunisia during the weekend and some 1,200 people ended up on a tiny Italian island while several were reported missing at sea, the Italian Coast Guard said Monday.
Fatal beating of psychiatrist in Italy sparks reforms outcryApril 24, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — The fatal beating of a hospital psychiatrist, allegedly by a former patient, has sparked calls in Italy to improve mental health care.
Police on Sunday arrested a 35-year old Italian man for investigation in the attack on Dr.
Lack of snow condemns Italy’s Po to a desperately dry summerApril 24, 2023 GMT
TRENTO, Italy (AP) — Italy’s largest river is already as low as it was last summer, with the winter snow fields that normally save it from drying up over the warmer months having receded by 75%, according to the Bolzano climate and environment agency.
Diplomats flee Sudan fighting as citizens struggle to escapeApril 24, 2023 GMT
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Foreign governments evacuated diplomats, staff and others from Sudan on Sunday as rival generals battled for a ninth day with no sign of a truce that had been declared for a major Muslim holiday.
Europa League GlanceApril 20, 2023 GMT
Ajax (Netherlands) 0, Union Berlin (Germany) 0
Italian justice minister blames court for Russian’s escapeApril 20, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Italy’s justice minister insisted Thursday his office bore no responsibility for the escape of a Russian businessman wanted by the United States, and blamed Milan judicial authorities for having released him to house arrest despite a flood of U.S.
Juventus up to 3rd after 15-point penalty suspendedApril 20, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Juventus had a 15-point penalty suspended on Thursday, lifting the storied Italian team up to third in Serie A and right in the mix for a spot in next season’s Champions League.
Following a three-hour hearing the previous day, the case has now been referred back to the soccer federation’s appeals court and Juventus has been handed back the points pending the new trial.
EU lawmakers approve migration plan, set clock tickingApril 20, 2023 GMT
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers on Thursday approved a series of proposals aimed at ending the yearslong standoff over how best to manage migration, a conundrum that has provoked one of the bloc’s biggest political crises.
Champions League GlanceApril 20, 2023 GMT
Benfica (Portugal) 0, Inter Milan (Italy) 2
Champions League GlanceApril 20, 2023 GMT
Benfica (Portugal) 0, Inter Milan (Italy) 2
Champions League GlanceApril 19, 2023 GMT
Juventus awaits verdict in appeal of 15-point penaltyApril 19, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Juventus and the rest of Serie A will have to wait until Thursday at the earliest for the verdict of the Bianconeri's appeal against a 15-point penalty for false accounting.
Italy’s highest sports court adjourned on Wednesday evening after a three-hour hearing without announcing a decision, although it seems increasingly likely Juventus will be given the points back pending another trial.
Champions League GlanceApril 19, 2023 GMT
Champions League GlanceApril 18, 2023 GMT
Italy’s contested bid to crack down on migrants sparks flapApril 18, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Bogged down by leftist opposition amendments, Italy's Senate on Tuesday delayed the start of a debate on the right-wing government's contested immigration crackdown, while a minister's warning to Italians about “ethnic substitution" triggered anger.
Italy captures killer bear amid debate on her fateApril 18, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Authorities in northern Italy captured a bear that fatally mauled a runner and became the focus of a battle over what to do with Italy’s growing Alpine brown bear population that was once nearly extinct but has rebounded thanks to a European Union-funded project.
Italy pushes crackdown on migrants reaching its shoresApril 17, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Italy's right-wing government pressed ahead with plans to crack down on migrants as they arrived by the hundreds on Monday at a Sicilian port after a coast guard rescue. Dozens more were taken on board a charity boat from an unseaworthy vessel operated by smugglers, while others came ashore unaided.
Pope slams ‘insinuations’ against John Paul II as baselessApril 16, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday publicly defended St. John Paul II, condemning as “offensive and baseless” insinuations that recently surfaced about the late pontiff.
Archeologists in Italy unearth ancient dolphin statuetteApril 15, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Excavations in southern Italy have unearthed terracotta bull heads and a figurine of the Greek god Eros riding a dolphin, shining new light on the religious life and rituals of an ancient city, culture ministry officials said Saturday.
Rublev and Rune win to reach Monte Carlo Masters finalApril 15, 2023 GMT
MONACO (AP) — Fifth-seeded Andrey Rublev reached the Monte Carlo Masters final for the second time after rallying to beat eighth-seeded American Taylor Fritz 5-7, 6-1, 6-3 in a rain-interrupted contest on Saturday.