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Italy: Gunman kills man and 2 boys, found dead near Rome

Jun. 13, 2021 10:41 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A gunman shot and killed an elderly man and two young boys in Italy before barricading himself in a home outside Rome. He was found dead as police moved in, authorities said. Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi expressed shock at the shooting in the town of Ardea and...

Euro 2020 opening marks return of mega-scale sports events

Jun. 11, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Postponed by a year, the biggest sporting event since the coronavirus brought the world to a halt kicked off Friday at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome — a milestone both for European and world sports. The opening match of soccer's European Championship was...

The Latest: Italy opens Euro 2020 with 3-0 win over Turkey

Jun. 11, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer's European Championship: ___ A flurry of second-half goals gave Italy a 3-0 win over Turkey in the opening match of the European Championship. Ciro Immobile kicked in a rebound from close range and Lorenzo...

The coronavirus-delayed European Championship has started with Italy playing Turkey at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome

Jun. 11, 2021 15:05 PM EDT
ROME (AP) — The coronavirus-delayed European Championship has started with Italy playing Turkey at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Pope taps South Korean to head Vatican office for priests

Jun. 11, 2021 08:20 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has tapped a South Korean bishop to lead the Vatican office responsible for the world’s 400,000 Catholic priests, in the second major appointment of an Asian prelate to the Holy See during his papacy. Monsignor Lazarus You Heung-sik, currently...

Pope Francis blesses UEFA officials ahead of Euro 2020

Jun. 10, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis met with UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin and other soccer officials on Thursday to offer his blessings before the European Championship kicks off in Rome. Euro 2020, which was postponed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic,...

Spithill's US team has strong start to SailGP regatta

Jun. 05, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

TARANTO, Italy (AP) — Jimmy Spithill skippered the United States team to victories in two of the three fleet races Saturday to take the lead in SailGP's second regatta of its second season. The strong performance came five weeks after Spithill’s SailGP debut was...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

May. 26, 2021 12:16 PM EDT

Rome News-Tribune. May 22, 2021. Editorial: Graduates: Good luck, work hard and follow your dreams Congratulations are in order. Another group of young Rome and Floyd County residents has taken a big step toward bright futures as...

Vatican issues a street art stamp, ends up getting sued

May. 25, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — One night in early 2019, Rome street artist Alessia Babrow glued a stylized image of Christ she had made onto a bridge near the Vatican. A year later, she was shocked to learn that the Vatican had apparently used a reproduction of the image, which featured Babrow's hallmark...

Italy orders trial for 4 Egyptians accused in student death

May. 25, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Rome judge on Tuesday ordered four high-ranking members of Egypt’s security forces to stand trial for the abduction, torture and killing in Cairo of an Italian doctoral student. Judge Pierluigi Balestrieri set Oct. 14 as the date for the opening of the...