Latest Italy News

Famed Naples pizzeria latest target of bombs linked to mob

Jan. 16, 2019 8:55 AM EST

ROME (AP) — A popular Naples pizzeria is the latest target of bombings in the area which Italian authorities have linked to mobsters. A small blast outside Pizzeria Sorbillo in the city's historic center early Wednesday damaged the eatery's metal grating. The ANSA news agency said eight bombs have targeted...

Europe car sales grew for 5th straight year in 2018

Jan. 16, 2019 2:02 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — The European carmakers association, ACEA, says the car market rose modestly in 2018, despite contractions in the last four months due to the impact of a new emissions test. ACEA reported Wednesday that full-year car sales were up 0.1 percent to 15.2 million passenger cars, the fifth straight...

Egyptian denied entry to Italy jumps from parked airplane

Jan. 15, 2019 4:05 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italian news agency ANSA reports that Milan's Malpensa Airport was closed temporarily after an Egyptian passenger who was not allowed into Italy jumped from a parked airplane and evaded law enforcement. ANSA said the man arrived in Milan on a direct flight from Senegal that was continuing on...

Shiffrin finally conquers elusive Kronplatz giant slalom

Jan. 15, 2019 11:03 AM EST

SAN VIGILIO DI MAREBBE, Italy (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin had this race specially marked on her calendar. There are few courses the American skier has not been able to conquer in her record-breaking career. Yet a victory — or even a podium finish — had eluded her on the steep Erta slope at the...

Fiat Chrysler CEO says company strong enough to stand alone

Jan. 14, 2019 3:30 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Major job cuts or an alliance with other automakers are not in the plans for Italian-American automaker Fiat Chrysler, the company's new CEO says. Mike Manley, who took over for the late Sergio Marchionne last year, said the company downsized its workforce significantly during the global...

Milan designers send signal with feminine touch on menswear

Jan. 14, 2019 2:40 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Milan menswear designers are sending clear signals for next fall and winter: Feminine touches are not only acceptable, they are necessary. During three days of Milan Fashion Week previews focused on menswear, collections featured shiny and sheer textiles, sequined garments, lace and scoop...

Spain saves 493 migrants yet stops rescue ship from leaving

Jan. 14, 2019 2:15 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish authorities pulled 493 migrants from eight rickety boats in the Mediterranean Sea on Monday yet blocked a humanitarian rescue ship from leaving the port of Barcelona, saying it violated maritime regulations on previous trips. An order from Spanish authorities to the aid...

Egypt launches regional gas forum, including Israel in fold

Jan. 14, 2019 1:09 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt hosted its first ever regional gas forum on Monday, with several regional delegations attending alongside the Israeli energy minister, the first such visit by an Israeli Cabinet member since its 2011 Arab Spring uprising. Speaking after attending the closed meeting in Cairo, Yuval...

Italian fugitive brought home to serve life term for murder

Jan. 14, 2019 10:32 AM EST

ROME (AP) — A left-wing Italian militant who was convicted of murder three decades ago arrived in Rome on Monday to begin serving life in prison, after his time as a celebrity fugitive came to an abrupt end with his arrest in Bolivia. An Italian military aircraft carrying Cesare Battisti landed at Rome's...

The Latest: Italian militant reassigned to island prison

Jan. 14, 2019 9:17 AM EST

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italian fugitive captured in Bolivia (all times local): 3:05 p.m. A left-wing Italian militant who spent 37 years as a fugitive is being transferred to a maximum-security prison in remote western Sardinia. Justice Minister Alfonso Bonafede said security concerns prompted the...