Latest Sardinia News

Alitalia makes final flights but ITA buys the Alitalia brand

Oct. 14, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s bankrupt national airline, Alitalia, made its final flights Thursday before formally folding, marking the end of business for the 74-year-old carrier and an end of an era for Italy. A flight attendant at Rome's Fiumicino-Leonardo da Vinci Airport...

Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont freed temporarily in Sardinia

Oct. 04, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

SASSARI, Sardinia (AP) — Catalonia's former separatist leader Carles Puigdemont walked out of a Sardinian courthouse Monday after a judge delayed a decision on Spain's extradition request and said he was free to travel. Puigdemont left with his lawyers, shook hands and...

Plane crashes into building near Milan; all 8 aboard die

Oct. 03, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A small, single-engine plane carrying six passengers and two crew crashed Sunday into a vacant two-story office building in a Milan suburb, and authorities said all eight people aboard died. Investigators opened a probe into what caused the private plane to...

Catalonia's Puigdemont to attend October extradition hearing

Sep. 25, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

ALGHERO, Sardinia (AP) — Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont vowed Saturday to keep travelling throughout Europe to campaign for the region's independence from Spain but confirmed he would appear at an Oct. 4 hearing to decide whether he will be extradited to Spain to face sedition...

Catalan separatist leader out of Sardinia jail, can travel

Sep. 24, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont left a jail in Sardinia on Friday after a judge ruled that he could go free pending an Oct. 4 hearing on his extradition to Spain, where the political firebrand is wanted for sedition. Puigdemont, the former...

Judge in Sardinia tells AP Catalan separatist leader Puigdemont can leave jail, travel before Oct. 4 extradition hearing

Sep. 24, 2021 12:10 PM EDT
ROME (AP) — Judge in Sardinia tells AP Catalan separatist leader Puigdemont can leave jail, travel before Oct. 4 extradition hearing.

Ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont detained in Sardinia

Sep. 23, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who fled Spain after a failed secession bid for the northeastern region in 2017, was detained Thursday in Sardinia, Italy, his lawyer said. Puigdemont, who lives in Belgium and now holds a seat in the...

Carles Puigdemont’s lawyer says the former Catalan leader who is wanted by Spain has been detained in Sardinia, Italy

Sep. 23, 2021 18:24 PM EDT
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Carles Puigdemont’s lawyer says the former Catalan leader who is wanted by Spain has been detained in Sardinia, Italy.

Days of hot weather grip Southern Europe, North Africa

Aug. 12, 2021 10:54 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Stifling heat kept its grip on much of Southern Europe on Thursday, driving people indoors at midday, spoiling crops, triggering drinking water restrictions, turning public libraries into cooling “climate shelters” and complicating the already difficult challenge...

Weeknight pasta comes with tasty shortcut

Aug. 02, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

On the Italian island of Sardinia, we were smitten with a richly flavored pasta with ground pork and wild fennel. It came loaded with a host of spices and herbs, including parsley, black pepper, fennel seed, paprika, red pepper flakes, onion and salt. Delicious, but with...