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Bernini's dazzling chapel even brighter after restoration

Oct. 21, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A chapel in a Rome church that is home to a Baroque sculptural masterpiece by Gian Lorenzo Bernini has been made even more dazzling after restoration. Art and restoration specialists presented the result in the Cornaro Chapel in St. Mary of the Victory...

EU equality official slams extreme-right violence in Italy

Oct. 20, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The European Union's equality commissioner on Wednesday called for a united, swift response to rising extreme-right violence in Europe following the recent storming of union offices in Rome by neo-fascist sympathizers. Commissioner Helena Dalli was...

Ex-Alitalia flight attendants strip off uniforms in protest

Oct. 20, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Dozens of former flight attendants from defunct Italian airline Alitalia stripped off their uniforms Wednesday, wearing only undergarments in a silent, choreographed protest in central Rome. Long financially ailing, Italy’s decades-old airline flew its...

Center-left wins in Rome, elsewhere in blow to Italy's right

Oct. 18, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s center-left forces won big in Rome, Turin and several other mayoral runoffs on Monday, dealing embarrassing defeats to the anti-migrant and far-right parties that are hoping to capture Italy's premiership in the next national election. Roberto...

Tens of thousands demonstrate in Rome against neo-fascists

Oct. 16, 2021 10:08 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Tens of thousands of union members and other Italians gathered in Rome to stand up against rising fascism Saturday, a week after right-wing extremists forced their way into the headquarters of Italy's most powerful labor confederation while protesting a COVID-19 certification...

Protests greet debut of Italy's workplace COVID pass rule

Oct. 15, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Protests erupted in Italy on Friday as one of the most stringent anti-coronavirus measures in Europe went into effect, requiring all workers, from magistrates to maids, to show a health pass to get into their place of employment. Police were out in force,...

After Alitalia's demise, ITA airline launches with new look

Oct. 15, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s new national airline, ITA Airways, flew its inaugural flights Friday and unveiled its brand and logo, recycling the red, white and green of its Alitalia origins as it tries to chart a new future while competing with low-cost airlines. ITA, or Italy...

Judge halts trial for 4 members of Egyptian security forces

Oct. 14, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Rome judge halted the trial of four high-ranking members of Egypt’s security forces on the day it opened Thursday, saying there was no certainty they had been officially informed that they were charged in the abduction, torture and killing in Cairo of an Italian doctoral...

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...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Oct. 13, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

Rome News-Tribune. October 9, 2021. Editorial: Families are mourning too many, it’s time for all of us to protect each other We’ve lost over 80 people to COVID-19 in Floyd County since the beginning of July and many, if not most, of these deaths...