| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:13 AM
ROME (Reuters) - Two boat migrants died among almost 1,500 rescued by Italy in the last 24 hours, authorities said on Friday as the total number reaching Italian shores this year passed 100,000.
Italy's interior minister said it was "proud to be saving...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 6:53 AM
SEOUL (Reuters) - China may not have received a message Pope Francis sent from his plane on his way to South Korea on Thursday, so it was re-sent through Beijing's embassy to Italy, the Vatican said on Friday.
Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 11:59 AM
Andon Jurukov died in the early morning hours of July 19 at Foothill Retirement in Tujunga, California at the age of 89 after a short, yet valiant battle against pancreatic cancer and its many complications. He is survived by his daughter Carla Walker...
| Jul 22, 2014
Few business journalists make their way into pop culture. Then there's Maria Bartiromo, who was dubbed as the "Money Honey." Joey Ramone of the Ramones was clearly smitten with her, too. He sang her praises in his song, "Maria Bartiromo."
| Jul 13, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Italian authorities gave the thumbs-up to the company restoring Rome's Colosseum - once the site of gladiator fights and re-enactments of Roman battles - to carry on their work after a dispute with a rival for the contract.
The task is one of several...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Louis B. Fleming, who was one of The Times' first foreign correspondents and established bureaus for the newspaper at the United Nations and in Rome, died Sunday at his Pasadena home after a brief illness, said a daughter, Leni Fleming. He was 85.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:05 PM
WASHINGTON At first glance, the loans advertised by Rome Finance looked like a good deal for service members who wanted to buy new video game consoles, laptops or flat-screen TVs but didn't have the cash.
The Concord, Calif., company offered special...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:49 AM
Pope Francis canceled a visit to a Rome hospital at the last minute on Friday because of what the Vatican called a "sudden indisposition".
The Vatican gave no immediate details about what was ailing the 77-year-old Argentine pontiff, who has canceled...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:13 PM
Just days after the leaders of Israel and the Palestinians united in prayerful hope for peace with Pope Francis in Rome, the worst happened. Here in America, those not identifying as Jews or Palestinians were no less shocked by the surging violence....
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:59 PM
Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently:
You could spend Thanksgiving or Christmas in Italy for just $1,339 per person double occupancy with a Rome and Florence package from...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 1:40 PM
It's not often you step out of a chauffeured Mercedes and cheerfully answer "yes" when asked if you are "Ready to die?"
On a recent visit to Rome, my son, Ewan, 11, and I enrolled in one of several gladiator schools that offer tourists a chance to learn...