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Italy seeks South American officials

BY : | 2007

An Italian prosecutor has issued warrants for the arrest of 140 former military and intelligence chiefs in seven South American countries.Giancarlo Capaldo, a prosecutor in Rome, has asked the Ministry of Justice to request extradition from...

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N.J. to be honored in Rome

BY : | 2007

A lay Catholic group in Rome asked the city Friday to light up the Colosseum next week to honor New Jersey's abolition of the death penalty.Gov. Jon Corzine is expected to sign a bill next week that has passed both houses of the legislature. If he...

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Clooney, Cheadle honored for Darfur work

BY : | 2007

George Clooney and Don Cheadle, co-stars in Ocean's Eleven and its two sequels, have received this year's Men of Peace Award in Rome. The U.S. actors were recognized at the 8th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates for their humanitarian work in...

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Italian truckers end strike

BY : | 2007

Striking Italian truck drivers pulled down their blockades Thursday after receiving a better deal from government negotiators.The settlement includes $44 million to help the truckers pay road tolls, the Italian news agency ANSA reported.The strike...

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Italian truckers stay on strike

BY : | 2007

Union truck drivers remained on strike for a third day across Italy Wednesday, effectively turning off the spigot at gas stations and tightening food supplies.The drivers at small- and medium-size trucking firms are seeking tax breaks and lower fuel...

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Caravaggio painting could be worth $102M

BY : | 2007

A previously unknown painting by Caravaggio, which may be worth more than $102 million, is set to go on display in Trapani, Sicily.The early version of Caravaggio's The Card Sharps was bought by 97-year-old Denis Mahon for about $103,000 at a...

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Italian truckers tie up commerce

BY : | 2007

Striking Italian truckers left an estimated 80 percent of the nation's gas pumps empty Tuesday, creating long lines of cars at those still open.Representatives for the truckers walked out of talks with the government, ANSA reported, and Premier...

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Bishops frown on saints by phone service

BY : | 2007

Italian bishops have denounced as blasphemous a new Italian mobile phone service that sends pictures of saints to paying subscribers' cell phones.McKay & Sisters, the Milan company that started the service Wednesday for $4 per week, offers to send...

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New probe set in journalists' killings

BY : | 2007

A judge in Rome has ordered a new investigation into the 1994 deaths of Italian TV journalist Ilaria Alpi and cameraman Miran Hrovatin in Somalia.Judge Emanuele Cersosimo alleged that the pair may have been deliberately killed to prevent the...

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Son of last Italian king acquitted

BY : | 2007

Vittorio Emanuele di Savoia, son of the last king of Italy, was acquitted Tuesday of illegal gambling.The acquittal ends a legal ordeal that began with his arrest in June 2006. He was briefly imprisoned and then allowed to remain under house...

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Scientist says Hittites began bioterrorism

BY : | 2007

Italian researcher Siro Trevisanato says he believes the ancient Hittite empire was the first to use biological warfare.Trevisanato says in the Journal of Medical Hypotheses the Hittites were the first people to wage bioterrorism, using diseased...

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Italian bomber evidence tampered with

BY : | 2007

Tests on a key piece of evidence against the sole suspect in Italy's Unabomber case have found the evidence was tampered.The evidence, a metal plate used in an unexploded bomb, bears marks that had been thought to have come from a pair of scissors...

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