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Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli has died at age 83, his company says on Instagram

Apr. 12, 2024 15:25 PM EDT
ROME (AP) — Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli has died at age 83, his company says on Instagram.

Italy's police arrest a Tajik man suspected of Islamic State membership at Rome airport

Apr. 08, 2024 11:47 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Police on Monday arrested a Tajik national accused of being an active member of the Islamic State group after he landed at Rome’s international airport on a flight from the Netherlands, authorities said. An international arrest warrant accused the man, identified only...

Pope skips Good Friday event to preserve health ahead of Easter, Vatican says

Mar. 29, 2024 18:17 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis skipped the traditional Good Friday procession at Rome’s Colosseum to protect his health, the Vatican said, making a last-minute decision that added to concerns about his frail condition during a particularly busy period. Francis had been expected to...

Pope, looking strong, washes feet of 12 women at Rome prison from his wheelchair

Mar. 28, 2024 14:04 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis washed and kissed the feet of 12 women inmates at a Rome prison during a Holy Thursday ritual meant to emphasize his vocation of service and humility. The 87-year-old Francis performed the ritual from his wheelchair, after recent ailments have compounded...

Movie Review: Bill Nighy, Michael Ward shine in Netflix’s Homeless World Cup crowd-pleaser

Mar. 26, 2024 11:28 AM EDT

“ The Beautiful Game,” a new movie starring Bill Nighy and Michael Ward, is about a real international soccer tournament called the Homeless World Cup. Don’t go in expecting documentary realness or grit, however. This is a movie-movie (debuting on Netflix on Friday, tidily...

Italy marks 80th anniversary of WWII-era massacre in Rome with a concert honoring the dead

Mar. 24, 2024 14:26 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy on Sunday marked the 80th anniversary of one of the most horrific World War II massacres in German-occupied Italy with solemn commemorations and a performance of a symphony honoring the dead. Riccardo Muti was conducting the Italian premiere of William Schuman’s...

Italy's migrant detention centers in spotlight after death of Guinean and calls to close them down

Mar. 09, 2024 00:26 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Pressure is building on authorities in Italy to close a notorious Rome migrant detention center where a 19-year-old Guinean allegedly hanged himself last month. Visiting opposition senators have decried “undignified” conditions for people ordered to leave Italy but awaiting...

This Rome atelier is behind many an Oscar for costume design. Will 'Napoleon' be next?

Mar. 06, 2024 00:41 AM EST

ROME (AP) — For nearly six decades, the Tirelli atelier in Rome has woven itself into the fabric of Italian and international film history, earning the nickname the “Oscar tailor’s shop” for its contribution to cinematic costume design. Established in November 1964 by the...

UN warns of climate change impact on farms and rural households run by women in poor countries

Mar. 05, 2024 05:10 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Women who run farms and rural households in poor countries suffer more from climate change and are discriminated against as they try to adapt to other sources of income in times of crises, the United Nations warned Tuesday. A new report by the Food and Agriculture...

Pope Francis had diagnostic tests in a Rome hospital after his weekly audience

Feb. 28, 2024 14:09 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, who recently had the flu, was brought to a hospital in Rome for diagnostic testing after the papal audience Wednesday, the Vatican said, without giving further details. The pope arrived at the Gemelli Hospital on Tiber Island in a small white Fiat...