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In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 1995 photo, Former Nazi SS captain Erich Priebke enters military court in Rome. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis, File)

Hundreds protest funeral for Nazi criminal

ALBANO LAZIALE, Italy (AP) — Shouting “murderer” and “executioner,” hundreds of people jeered the remains of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke as his coffin arrived Tuesday for a funeral Mass celebrated by a splinter Catholic […]

10/15/2013

Paolo Ferrari, President of "Fondazione Cinema per Roma", left, and Rome Film Festival artistic director Marco Muller pose for photographers before they present the 8th edition of the Rome Film Festival at Rome's auditorium, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

US films dominate Rome Film Festival lineup

  ROME (AP) — American films are dominating the competition lineup for the 8th edition of the Rome Film Festival. Director Spike Jonze’s “Her” starring Joaquin Phoneix and Scarlett Johansson, Scott Cooper’s “Out of the […]

10/14/2013

In this July 19, 1996 file photo former Nazi officer Erich Priebke, left, arrives in a Rome Military Court followed by a  Carabinieri Italian paramilitary police officer, for a hearing in his trial. (AP Photo/Plinio Lepri, File)

Church and state refuse Rome funeral for Nazi

ROME (AP) — What to do with the body of a Nazi war criminal no one wants? Rome’s mayor, police chief and the pope’s right-hand man have all refused to grant former SS captain Erich […]

10/14/2013

Firefighters unload the body of a drowned migrant from a Coast Guard boat in the port of Lampedusa, Sicily, Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Nino Randazzo, Health Care Service, HO)

Death toll in migrant boat shipwreck rises to 114

ROME (AP) — A ship carrying African migrants to Europe caught fire and capsized Thursday off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, killing at least 114 people as hundreds were dumped into the sea, officials […]

10/03/2013

This Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012 file photo shows an Italian firefighter is lowered from a helicopter onto the grounded Costa Concordia cruise ship off the Tuscan island of Giglio, Italy. (AP Photo/Pier Paolo Cito, File)

The Concordia is to be set upright next week

ROME (AP) — Italian authorities say the operation to set the Concordia cruise ship upright is set for next week, 20 months after the ship capsized near a tiny Tuscan island, killing 32 people. National […]

09/11/2013

A worker removes leaves as nectarines get sorted for packaging at Eastern ProPak Farmers Cooperative in Glassboro, N.J. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

The UN says one-third of food worldwide gets wasted

ROME (AP) — The U.N. food agency says one-third of all food produced in the world gets wasted, amounting to a loss of $750 billion a year. The Rome-based Food and Agricultural Organization said in […]

09/11/2013

In this Dec. 7,2012 file photo, Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba reacts to the crowd as he performs during a concert in Bangalore, India. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Guns N’ Roses proposal prompts police probe

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police are investigating whether employees went too far for reportedly helping the guitarist of Guns N’ Roses execute a grand romantic gesture. Daren Jay “DJ” Ashba posted a photo […]

08/12/2013

Silvio Berlusconi leaves his residence of Grazioli palace, in Rome, Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

6 answers to what happens next to Italy’s celebrity convict

ROME (AP) — Now that Silvio Berlusconi’s tax fraud conviction and four-year prison sentence have been upheld by Italy’s highest court, key questions remain about what will happen next to the former Italian premier. At […]

08/02/2013

Pope Francis kisses a baby during his general audience, St. Peter's Square, Vatican. (AP Photo)

Pope spends day in hill town, jokes with residents

  CASTEL GANDOLFO, Italy (AP) — Abandoning the traditional Sunday greeting to crowds in St. Peter’s Square for a day, Pope Francis opted for an informal front-door encounter with residents in a hill town outside […]

07/14/2013

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Vatican posts surplus but donations drop

VATICAN CITY (AP) – The Vatican posted a 2.2 million euro ($2.85 million) budget surplus for 2012, an improvement from the previous year and some good news as it struggles to cope with a scandal […]

07/04/2013

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