PHOTOS: Fascist legacy endures in Rome’s architecture

Europe 05/23/19, 02:46

While Germany systematically wiped out traces of Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime after World War II, the legacy of his Axis ally, Benito Mussolini, remains present in Italy even today.Many monuments and symbols glorifying Mussolini's two-decade rule were removed following the ...

Osaka withdraws from Rome quarters with right hand injury

Tennis 05/17/19, 05:04

Top-ranked Naomi Osaka withdrew from her Italian Open quarterfinal due to a right hand injury on Friday.Osaka was scheduled to meet Kiki Bertens, who advanced to the semifinals via walkover.It wasn't immediately clear how serious the injury was, or if ...

Rain delays Federer and Nadal matches at Italian Open

Sports 05/15/19, 09:52

Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal's opening matches at the Italian Open are being delayed by rain.Federer is slated to meet Joao Sousa while eight-time Rome champion Nadal is scheduled to play Jeremy Chardy.Also, top-ranked Naomi Osaka was to play Dominika ...

Serena Williams withdraws from Rome with injured knee

Tennis 05/14/19, 10:43

Serena Williams has withdrawn from the Italian Open ahead of her second-round match against sister Venus due to an old left knee injury.Tournament organizers made the announcement on Tuesday, a day after Serena opened her clay-court season with a straight-sets ...

Power play: Papal aide’s manhole act angers Italy’s Salvini

Europe 05/13/19, 11:47

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini has taken aim at a Vatican cardinal who climbed into a utility manhole to restore electricity to squatters in a government-owned building, pitting Pope Francis' humanitarian priorities against far-right Italian politics.Salvini was incensed by Cardinal ...

Federer adds Italian Open to his Roland Garros preparation

Tennis 05/11/19, 07:55

Roger Federer has added the Italian Open to his schedule.A day after his three-set loss to Dominic Thiem in the Madrid Open quarterfinals, Federer announced his plans in an Instagram video on Saturday.Federer says, "Hello everybody. Just finished speaking to ...

American accused of killing Italian clothing store owner

Europe 05/05/19, 10:00

Italian police have arrested a 22-year-old American and accused him of killing a 74-year-old Italian owner of a clothing store in Viterbo, a city near Rome.Police arrested Michael Aaron Pang on Saturday and allege that he killed the Italian storekeeper ...

Serena Williams set to return from injury at Italian Open

Tennis 05/03/19, 09:12

Serena Williams is set to return from injury at the upcoming Italian Open.Tournament director Sergio Palmieri told The Associated Press on Friday that he spoke with Williams' agent and that Williams "has already reserved her rooms and should be here ...

Atalanta, the Ajax of Italy, threatening Serie A’s hierarchy

Soccer 05/02/19, 05:17

First came a draw then came domination over Juventus.An away win at another league power followed.Only this wasn't Ajax.Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini celebrates during the Serie A soccer match between Atalanta and Udinese at the Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium ...

Sharapova withdraws from Rome with lingering shoulder injury

Tennis 05/01/19, 14:22

Three-time champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the upcoming Italian Open as she continues to recover from a right shoulder injury.Rome organizers announced Wednesday that Sharapova's spot in the draw for the May 13-19 tournament will be taken by 45th-ranked ...

Italy marks liberation anniversary as some glorify Mussolini

Sports 04/25/19, 07:33

Italian leaders on Thursday marked Liberation Day, which celebrates the end of the country's Fascist dictatorship during World War II, with appeals against glorifying dictator Benito Mussolini.The celebrations come a day after a group of hardcore fans of the Lazio ...

Italy, France aim to chart common strategy on violent Libya

Europe 04/19/19, 13:39

The foreign ministers of Italy and France say their countries are trying to forge a common strategy on Libya. Italy's minster, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, told reporters Friday after the two held talks in Rome that lower-ranking ministry officials will meet next ...

Teen climate activist: I enjoy making a difference

Europe 04/19/19, 08:18

Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has told a rally of several thousand young people in Rome's Piazza del Popolo they should aim that when they are older they can say they did everything they could to help the climate.While the ...

Pope washes inmates’ feet, says bishops must be servants

Europe 04/18/19, 10:58

Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 prisoners Thursday and urged them to serve one another as brothers, as he ushered in the solemn pre-Easter rituals made more poignant this year following the devastation of Paris' Notre Dame Cathedral. Francis travelled ...

Nero’s opulent, newly restored Domus Transitoria reopens

Europe 04/12/19, 09:14

The first palace built by Rome's most notorious emperor, Nero, has reopened to the public after an extensive renovation.Visitors to Nero's Domus Transitoria (or Transit House), which opened Friday after a decade of structural work and renovations, must descend underground ...

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