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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...

Italy high court nixes arrest warrant for Vatican suspect

Oct. 13, 2021 14:05 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s highest court has annulled an arrest warrant for a key suspect in the Vatican’s fraud and extortion trial, his lawyers said Wednesday, putting into question whether and when he might be extradited from Britain. In a decision Tuesday, the Court...

Neo-fascists exploit 'no-vax' rage, posing dilemma for Italy

Oct. 13, 2021 11:09 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — An extreme-right party's violent exploitation of anger over Italy's coronavirus restrictions is forcing authorities to wrestle with the country's fascist legacy and fueling fears there could be a replay of last week's mobs trying to force their way to Parliament. ...

Art or censorship? Expo shows just top of famed David statue

Oct. 13, 2021 02:59 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the most talked about attractions at the world’s fair under way in Dubai is a towering statue made of marble dust that’s raising eyebrows just as the original did more than 500 years ago. At Italy’s pavilion, a 3D replica...