Latest Rome News

US captain Johnson: Woods will have role with Ryder Cup team

Oct. 04, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Whether Tiger Woods makes it to Italy or not for next year’s Ryder Cup, he’ll be an integral member of the U.S. team, captain Zach Johnson said Tuesday at the year-to-go ceremonies. “Given who he is and what he’s all about, I can tell you right now, I don’t...

AP Interview: Ryder Cup director concerned for Italian fans

Oct. 03, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

GUIDONIA MONTECELIO, Italy (AP) — The biggest team event in golf is coming to Italy and the Ryder Cup’s organizing committee is concerned that the locals might miss the party. About 90% of the tickets sold so far for the 2023 contest between the United States and Europe at the...

UN, abuse survivor groups seek Vatican investigation of Belo

Oct. 02, 2022 05:38 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The United Nations and advocacy groups for survivors of clergy sexual abuse are urging Pope Francis to authorize a full investigation of Catholic Church archives on three continents to ascertain who knew what and when about sexual abuse by Nobel Peace Prize-winning Bishop...

Italians march for abortion rights after Meloni victory

Sep. 28, 2022 14:11 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italians marched through Rome, Milan and other cities Wednesday to protect access to abortion, which many fear will be under threat by a far-right party expected to form the next government after leading in parliamentary elections. Waving banners reading “My body —...

First female premier poised to take helm of Italy government

Sep. 26, 2022 22:45 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A party with neo-fascist roots won the most votes in Italy’s national election, setting the stage Monday for talks to form the country's first far right-led government since World War II, with Giorgia Meloni at the helm as Italy’s first female premier. Italy’s...

How a party of neo-fascist roots won big in Italy

Sep. 26, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Brothers of Italy party, which won the most votes in Italy’s national election, has its roots in the post-World War II neo-fascist Italian Social Movement. Keeping the movement's most potent symbol, the tricolor flame, Giorgia Meloni has taken Brothers of Italy...

'Crucial' vote could move Italy to right; many might boycott

Sep. 23, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italians will vote on Sunday in what is being billed as a crucial election as Europe reels from the repercussions of Russia's war in Ukraine. For the first time in Italy since the end of World War II, the election could propel a far-right leader into the premiership. ...

Europe Ryder Cup captain Donald has a plan for beating US

Sep. 19, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

GUIDONIA MONTECELIO, Italy (AP) — Rory McIlroy likened it to landing in a “jungle” when his drives veered off line. Europe captain Luke Donald pointed to the thickness of the grass blades. U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick said the rough was simply “penal.” If there was...

Prospect of far-right female premier divides Italian women

Sep. 18, 2022 02:54 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — If Italy elects the nation's first female premier, will its women be delighted or dismayed? Should opinion polls prove on the mark, Giorgia Meloni and the far-right Brothers of Italy party she co-founded less than a decade ago will triumph in the Sept. 25 election....

McIlroy, Europeans address Ryder Cup status for LIV players

Sep. 14, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

GUIDONIA MONTECELIO, Italy (AP) — For Rory McIlroy, it’s a flat-out “no.” U.S. Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick is open to having LIV Golf players on Europe’s team at next year’s Ryder Cup, because, as he said, “I just want to make sure that we win.” ...