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Rome court convicts 4 men for sexual assault, murder of teen

Jun. 19, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — An Italian court late Saturday convicted four African men in the drugging, aggravated sexual assault and murder of an Italian teen in Rome, a crime that spurred calls in Italy for quick expulsions of migrants illegally living in in the country, state TV and private Italian media...

Italy impress again in 3-0 win over Switzerland at Euro 2020

Jun. 16, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The wingers sprint forward like Ferraris. The midfielders are just as capable at scoring as the forwards. And the reserves look like starters. A new-look Italy is impressing with its offensive flair at the European Championship. ...

Rome tribunal backs Vatican in case against Italian broker

Jun. 16, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Rome court has strongly backed Vatican prosecutors in their pursuit of an Italian businessman accused of bilking the Holy See of millions of euros in a London real estate deal, saying he used bad-faith negotiations, last-minute contractual changes and a web of accomplices. ...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jun. 16, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

Rome News-Tribune. Jun 12, 2021. Editorial: It’s time to give the open container experiment a try It’s been put up for a vote twice and failed to pass twice, but it’s really time for the City Commission to give a limited open container ordinance...

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,...