Latest from Chico Harlan
The country’s ruling coalition was in chaos after the defection of a junior party led by former prime minister Matteo Renzi.
  • Jan 19, 2021
Former prime minister Matteo Renzi pulls out of the rickety coalition, leading Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to scramble for a new majority.
  • Jan 13, 2021
Francis has long signaled his preference for a more inclusive church. But concrete steps have been rare.
  • Jan 11, 2021
Francis, 84, is among the world figures most at risk because of the virus.
  • Jan 9, 2021
For the few lucky enough to enter, there is magic in the near-silence.
  • Jan 8, 2021
Some leaders had hoped to salvage the holidays in an otherwise dreary year. But instead, it’s a Christmas of Tier 4s and red zones.
  • Dec 24, 2020
The visits involve tears, laughter and a sanitizing of plexiglass.
  • Dec 23, 2020
A line for donated food forms opposite an empty two-starred Michelin restaurant.
  • Dec 23, 2020
The doses will be allocated based on population, and each country will pay the same price.
  • Dec 21, 2020