Italy Headlines

  • Facebook apologizes to Mafia boss family after posts removed

    Facebook is apologizing to the family of the "boss of bosses" of Italy's Mafia for having removed messages of condolences that flowed in after his death last week. A Facebook spokesperson tells The Associated Press the posts on the feed of Salvatore "Toto" Riina's son-in-law were removed in...

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  • Motor racing: Todt unopposed for third term as FIA president

    LONDON (Reuters) - Jean Todt is sure to be re-elected for a third term as president of Formula One's governing body after the International Automobile Federation (FIA) said on Wednesday that no other candidates were standing.
  • First love, gay love, take center stage in 'Call Me By Your Name'

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Call Me By Your Name" became a landmark for gay romantic fiction when it was first published in 2007, but the makers of a new movie version say it will appeal to anyone who enjoys a good love story.
  • The Latest: Berlusconi lawyers say Italy violated his rights

    STRASBOURG, France (AP) - The Latest on Silvio Berlusconi's appeal at the European Court of Human Rights over his barring from public office in Italy (all...

    Mail Online
  • China and Vatican turn to 'diplomacy of art' as rapprochement stalls

    Each will send the other 40 works to go on display simultaneously from March The Vatican is to send 40 works of art to China in a cultural exchange amid signs that attempts at rapprochement between the two powers are faltering. The Vatican museums, home to the Sistine chapel and countless other works of importance, and the China Culture Industrial Investment Fund (CCIIF) announced the exchange initiative in Rome this week. Simultaneous exhibitions will open in March in the Forbidden City in...

    the Guardian
  • Pope to meet head of Myanmar army and Rohingya refugees: Vatican

    VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will meet with the head of Myanmar's army while in the country and with Rohingya refugees later while he is in Bangladesh, both last-minute additions to his tour of the two countries next week, the Vatican said on Wednesday.