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This post has been updated. See the note below for details.ROME -- Italy turned the corner on two months of political stalemate Wednesday by nominating center-left leader Enrico Letta as prime minister after inconclusive elections in February left parties struggling to form a government. Letta, 46, is set to...
Tags: Nelson Mandela, Iran, Parliament, Politics, Mario Monti
Testing the waters for a revitalized Asian alliance Now through Saturday, April 20: Democracy activist Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to Japan this week is purportedly unofficial, but the Nobel Peace Prize laureate probably has more clout than any...
VATICAN CITY -- Pope Benedict XVI was given a rapturous reception by the public at a general audience Wednesday, and the Vatican said he may offer his successor advice on papal duties after he resigns at the end of the month. Benedict, 85, announced...
World NowSix Italian scientists and a government official were sentenced to six years in prison Monday for failing to warn residents in the city of L'Aquila of the risk of an impending earthquake that killed more than 300 people. Scientists around the world...
World NowMario Monti, Italy's unelected prime minister, hinted Thursday that he might stay on past elections next year despite having insisted he would step down. Monti has been trying to implement unpopular economic and labor reforms in Italy, whose economy has...
Pope Benedict XVI attended a classical concert Wednesday that doubled as a political event in which the leader of the Catholic Church called for peace in the Middle East. Conductor Daniel Barenboim led members of the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, a...
Tags: Italy, Concerts, Richard Wagner, World War II (1939-1945), Music
Dick Kniss Bass player with Peter, Paul and Mary Dick Kniss, 74, who played stand-up bass with the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary and co-wrote the John Denver hit "Sunshine on My Shoulders," died Wednesday of pulmonary disease at a hospital near his...
World NowItaly complained that it was not informed of a joint British-Nigeria rescue mission to free two hostages held by suspected Islamic terrorists in Nigeria. The two hostages, a Briton and an Italian, were both killed before they could be rescued....
World NowSilvio Berlusconi agrees to step down as Italy’s prime minister after Parliament passes economic reforms demanded by European leaders to contain the region's debt crisis. The announcement comes after Silvio Berlusconi loses support among a...
World NowItaly’s president says there should be “no uncertainty” about the promised resignation of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. President Giorgio Napolitano said Italy's Parliament will approve a package of measures to reduce the government&...
World NowItaly's Senate has passed economic measures demanded by the European Union to contain Italy's debt crisis. The economic stability bill is expected to clear Parliament's lower chamber on Saturday, when Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi could tender his...
World NowNew Italian leader: Italy’s president Sunday night named economist Monti Mario to lead the country’s new government. The appointment came almost 24 hours after Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi tendered his resignation amid widespread...
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