WorldViews: Italy

Posted at 11:37 AM ET, 07/22/2013

Yes, that's a photo of the pope carrying his own bag (onto his specially chartered plane)

Francis loves such shows of modesty, but his job can make them tough.

By Max Fisher  |  11:37 AM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Italy, Religion

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 07/18/2013

The story of how a Milan CIA station chief became a fugitive, now caught in Panama

Robert Seldon Lady was a CIA star in 2003. Now he's detained in Panama and could face extradition. What happened?

By Max Fisher  |  04:44 PM ET, 07/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Italy, Panama

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 02/26/2013

Today's Reads: Nuclear talks with Iran, a Chinese insider pushes for reform

Also, why economists are upset about Italy's election.

By Max Fisher  |  09:07 AM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  China, Iran, Italy, Today's Reads

Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 02/11/2013

The bizarre stories of the four other popes to have resigned in the last 1,000 years

Pope Benedict XVI announced he will step down, but his rationale is very different than the four previous papal resignations.

By Max Fisher  |  08:56 AM ET, 02/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Italy

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 12/12/2012

Pope, in fourth-ever tweet: ours is a 'world without hope'

"How can faith in Jesus be lived in a world without hope?," @Pontifex asks his 800,000 followers.

By Max Fisher  |  10:42 AM ET, 12/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Italy

Posted at 05:12 PM ET, 12/03/2012

A complete list of the 7 people Pope Benedict XVI follows on Twitter

The Pope follows himself, in seven languages (no Tagalog).

By Max Fisher  |  05:12 PM ET, 12/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Italy

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 10/26/2012

The 3 reasons Silvio Berlusconi might never see prison

An Italian court has sentenced the former prime minister to four years in prison.

By Max Fisher  |  11:21 AM ET, 10/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  europe, Italy

Posted at 03:33 PM ET, 02/14/2012

A very gay (marriage) Valentine’s Day

Supporters of gay marriage had a very good day Tuesday.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:33 PM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Australia, Italy, Valentine's Day, gay marriage

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 01/18/2012

Cruise liner captain Francesco Schettino says he abandoned ship by accident

Francesco Schettino says he slipped and fell into a lifeboat.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:41 AM ET, 01/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Italy, Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino

Posted at 09:56 AM ET, 01/17/2012

Costa Concordia transcripts of calls between coast guard and captain: ‘You’ve abandoned ship?’ (Audio)

The captain of the Costa Concordia was ordered by the coast guard to return to his sinking ship,

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:56 AM ET, 01/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Italy, Costa Cruises, Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, phone transcripts

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Silvio Berlusconi denies reports of resignation on Facebook

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says reports he is considering resignation are ”groundless,” but there is evidence to prove otherwise.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  09:34 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Italy, Silvio Berlusconi, debt crisis

Posted at 10:37 AM ET, 10/06/2011

Italian Wikipedia shut down in protest of proposed ‘Wiretapping Act’

In protest of a bill proposed to Parliament that would allow widespread censorship, the entire Italian Wikipedia website has voluntarily taken itself down.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  10:37 AM ET, 10/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Wikipedia, Italy, web censorship

Posted at 03:53 PM ET, 10/03/2011

Amanda Knox acquitted, judge orders immediate release (live video)

The court has overturned Amanda Knox’s murder conviction and ordered her immediately released from prison.

By Elizabeth Flock  |  03:53 PM ET, 10/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  World, Amanda Knox, crime, Meredith Kercher, murder trial, Italy