Costa Concordia captain boards stricken ship – CNN

CNNRome (CNN) — The captain of the Costa Concordia went back on board Thursday for the first time since the cruise liner crashed into the rocks off Italy’s Giglio island,…

Arizona Super Bowl – CBSSports.com

Arizona Super BowlCBSSports.comCould Arizona lose the 2015 Super Bowl because of anti-gay legislation? Mike Freeman and Jeff Pearlman joined Jim Rome to discuss. Watch your Team Videos ▽. Please log…

Armani Urges Political Action to Preserve Fashion – ABC News

Armani Urges Political Action to Preserve FashionABC NewsMilan and Rome are Italy’s yin and yang: fashion capital, political capital, their fates entwined. This week, while Milan revels in what it…

Ethiopian Airlines Hijacking Shows Continuing Shortfalls in Security – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalEthiopian Airlines flight 702 on the ground in Geneva, where a hijacker forced the Rome-bound plan to land. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. The hijacking Monday of an Ethiopian Airlines…

Renzi poised to form Italian government, promises rapid change – Reuters

ReutersROME (Reuters) – Italian centre-left leader Matteo Renzi received a mandate on Monday to form a new government, promising rapid tax, labor and institutional reforms to revive a deeply troubled…

Co-pilot hijacks plane to Geneva, seeks asylum – Las Vegas Sun

Co-pilot hijacks plane to Geneva, seeks asylumLas Vegas SunPolice stand on the stairs after passengers were evacuated from a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Plane on the airport in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday,…

Co-pilot hijacks Ethiopian Airlines plane, flies to Geneva, seeks asylum – CNN

CNN(CNN) — A co-pilot on an Ethiopian Airlines flight bound for Rome hijacked the airliner early Monday morning and flew it to Geneva, Switzerland, looking for asylum. The man, an…

Italy’s Renzi gets nod to form new govt – Businessweek

BusinessweekROME (AP) — Italy’s president on Monday asked the brash young leader of the Democratic Party, Matteo Renzi, to try to form a new government after Renzi managed to oust…

Ethiopian Plane Hijacked To Geneva By Co-Pilot – NewsChannel5.com

Ethiopian Plane Hijacked To Geneva By Co-PilotNewsChannel5.comPolice stand on the stairs after passengers were evacuated from a hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Plane on the airport in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 17,…

Ethiopian Airlines co-pilot hijacks plane to seek Geneva asylum – BBC News

BBC NewsThe BBC’s Frank Gardner: “It’s a great relief that this is not… a terrorist act in the classic sense”. The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines plane flying from Addis…

Italy president set to ask Matteo Renzi to be next PM – BBC News

BBC NewsThe mayor of Florence, Matteo Renzi, has arrived at the presidential palace in Rome, where he is likely to be asked to form a new Italian government. It follows…

Authorities: Co-Pilot Took Control of Ethiopian Airlines Plane, Wanted Asylum – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalEthiopian Airlines flight 702 on the ground in Geneva, where a hijacker forced the Rome-bound plan to land. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images. An Ethiopian Airlines jet en route from…

President summons center-left’s Renzi as Italy seeks new government – Reuters

ReutersROME (Reuters) – Italian President Giorgio Napolitano summoned Matteo Renzi to a meeting on Monday at which he is expected to ask the center-left leader to form a government that…

Renzi Summoned by President as Search for Premier Proceeds (1) – Businessweek

BusinessweekFlorence Mayor Matteo Renzi was summoned to meet Italian President Giorgio Napolitano tomorrow as the head of state prepares to designate a new prime minister. Renzi will go the president’s…

Renzi set to become Italy’s youngest prime minister – Reuters

ReutersROME (Reuters) – Center-left leader Matteo Renzi was set to be nominated as Italy’s youngest prime minister in a matter of days after a party coup forced Enrico Letta to…

Who was St. Valentine? Did he die for love? Where are his bones? (Video) – The Birmingham News – al.com

The Birmingham News – al.comFlowers.jpg St. Valentine’s Day is a feast day in the Roman Catholic Church, commemorating the patron saint of lovers. (Greg Garrison/[email protected]). St. Valentine was a priest…

Italy’s premier resigns after sacking by own party – Fox News

Fox NewsROME – Italy’s president has accepted the resignation of Premier Enrico Letta after he was sacked by his own party in a back-room mutiny. President Giorgio Napolitano said he…

Renzi grabs power in Italy without election – Reuters

ReutersROME (Reuters) – Italian center-left leader Matteo Renzi is young, dynamic and has never shied away from a challenge, but his decision to force party colleague Enrico Letta to resign…

Florence Mayor Renzi set to be Italy’s next leader – USA TODAY

USA TODAYROME — Florence Mayor Matteo Renzi is expected to take over as the head of Italy’s third government in ten months. The world will be watching to see how…

Queen to meet Pope Francis in Rome – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are to visit Rome later this year for an audience with Pope Francis, Buckingham Palace has said. The royal couple will also…

Team Woody: Daughter’s claims he abused her ‘untrue,’ Mia Farrow’s fault – Fox News

Fox NewsU.S. director Woody Allen gestures during a photocall for the film” To Rome with Love” in Rome, April 13, 2012. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (ITALY – Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) – RTR30O6H. Woody…

Meredith Kercher profile – BBC News

BBC NewsThe Kercher family say they may never know what really happened to 21-year-old exchange student Meredith in the Perugia flat she shared with Amanda Knox in 2007. She had…

Verdict in Amanda Knox trial may come at 2 pm – USA TODAY

USA TODAYROME — An Italian court may announce Thursday verdicts in the trial of American Amanda Knox and her former Italian boyfriend, who have been both acquitted and found guilty…

Gmail Was Reported To Be Down, But Never For Business Accounts Like Mine

“Gmail down” was the cry in Facebook and Twitter posts as recently as moments ago. TechCrunch reported “widespread” outages around the World, and said the result was a 500 “Service…

Pope Francis tells François Hollande: ‘we share a patron saint’ – Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukIt could hardly have come at a worse time. Enmeshed in a complicated love triangle that has made salacious headlines around the world, Fran├žois Hollande held his first meeting with…

French President Francois Hollande meets with Pope Francis amid scandal – CNN

CNNRome (CNN) — French President Francois Hollande met with Pope Francis privately Friday amid media speculation over his alleged affair with an actress. Hollande also plans to meet the Vatican…

UPDATE 4-Destruction of most dangerous Syrian chemicals may be delayed – Reuters

Reuters… Stocks. * Chemical watchdog says security woes hampering transport. * Met Syrian authorities Wednesday to try to reduce risks. * Italy’s Gioia Tauro port to be used to transfer…

UN panel grills Vatican officials about abuse of children – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesROME — In their toughest and most public questioning to date about sexual abuse of children by the clergy, senior Vatican officials came under heavy criticism Thursday from…

UPDATE 3-Final destruction of worst Syrian chemicals slides to end June – Reuters

Reuters… * Chemical watchdog says security woes hampering transport. * Met Syrian authorities Wednesday to try to reduce risks. * Italy’s Gioia Tauro port to be used to transfer chemicals.…

Pope assails ‘throwaway culture’ of abortion – USA TODAY

USA TODAYROME — Pope Francis on Monday called abortion “horrific” and said it was part of a new “throwaway culture” he said wasted human life as easily as it wasted…

Atheists, Work With Us for Peace, Pope Says on Christmas – New York Times

New York TimesROME — Pope Francis used the first Christmas address of his papacy on Wednesday to make a broad call for global peace and an end to violence in…

Cardinals taunt Marshawn Lynch with signature Skittles during upset win over … – USA TODAY

USA TODAYWhen in Rome, do as the Romans. So when handing the Seattle Seahawks their first home loss in 729 days, the Arizona Cardinals did like Marshawn Lynch and enjoyed…

Pope Francis’s reform recipe: new wine in old bottle – Toronto Star

Toronto StarThe stirrings of something approaching Francismania began the moment the new Pope appeared. Catholics who still cared about the Church quickly turned the page, and the media followed, if…

Pope warns against mediocrity, gossip in Vatican – Washington Post

Washington PostVATICAN CITY — Pope Francis warned Vatican administrators Saturday that their work can take a downward spiral into mediocrity, gossip and bureaucratic squabbling if they forget that theirs is…

Pope shares his birthday breakfast with homeless – USA TODAY

USA TODAYVATICAN CITY (AP) — Four homeless people, one of them bringing his dog, helped Pope Francis celebrate his 77th birthday at the Vatican Tuesday. They live on the street…