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Frances D'emilio

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Recent articles by Frances:

Far-right Italian leader Meloni rides popular wave in polls

ROME (AP) — With a message that blends Christianity, motherhood and patriotism, Giorgia Meloni is riding a wave of popularity that next month could see her become Italy’s first female prime m… → Read More

Far-right Italian leader Meloni rides popular wave in polls

With a message that blends Christianity, motherhood and patriotism, Giorgia Meloni is riding a wave of popularity that next month could see her become Italy's first female prime minister and its first far-right leader since World War II. → Read More

Italy’s far-right Meloni on vote: I’m no danger to democracy

ROME (AP) — Italy’s far-right leader Giorgia Meloni, who is leading in opinion polls ahead of Sept. 25 parliamentary elections, insists she won’t be a danger to democracy if she becomes premier, co… → Read More

New Pompeii finds highlight middle-class life in doomed city

New Pompeii finds highlight middle-class life in doomed city. By FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated Press. ROME (AP) — A trunk with its lid left open. → Read More

New Pompeii finds highlight middle-class life in doomed city

ROME (AP) — A trunk with its lid left open. A wooden dishware closet, its shelves caved... → Read More

Italians ask if immigrant's slaying could have been stopped

Italians debated Sunday whether a Nigerian street vendor could have been saved from a fatal attack by an enraged Italian man that played out in public as bystanders watched. Mourners left flowers and placards denouncing the violence and the indifference of those nearby. → Read More

EXPLAINER: Who gains or loses, what's next in Italy crisis

Italian Premier Mario Draghi’s decision to resign Thursday, barely 12 hours after his “unity” coalition broke apart dramatically in Parliament, was the latest step in a political limbo that will likely last for months before a new government is solidly in place to lead the European Union’s third-largest economy. → Read More

US rabbi reviving Jewish roots in her family's Italian town

From a rustic, tiny synagogue she fashioned from her family’s ancestral home in this mountain village, an American rabbi is keeping a promise made to her Italian-born father: reconnect people in this southern region of Calabria to their Jewish roots, links nearly severed five centuries ago when the Inquisition forced Jews to convert to Christianity. → Read More

Italy’s premier sets conditions to remain in office

ROME (AP) — Premier Mario Draghi challenged his bickering coalition partners Wednesday to decide once and for all if they want to pull together behind him to continue governing Italy after his resi… → Read More

Europe's leaders look to ink energy deals to sidestep Russia

European leaders ramped up their push to secure alternative energy supplies Monday as fears escalate of a complete natural gas cutoff by Russia, with the leaders of Italy, France and the European Union looking to seal deals with their counterparts in Algeria, Azerbaijan and the United Arab Emirates. → Read More

European leaders ink energy deals in bid to sidestep Russia

ROME (AP) — European leaders ramped up their push to secure alternative energy supplies Monday as fears escalate of a complete natural gas cutoff by Russia, with the leaders of Italy, France and th… → Read More

Pleas pile up in Italy for PM Draghi to rethink exit

Pleas were piling up Sunday in Italy aimed at persuading Premier Mario Draghi to stay in office instead of resigning as he tried to do last week after being let down by a populist coalition partner. → Read More

Pope seeks prayers for his ‘penitential’ Canadian pilgrimage

While greeting the public at St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Pope Francis says he hopes trip to Canada ‘can contribute to the path of healing and reconciliation already undertaken’ → Read More

Pope seeks prayers for his 'penitential' Canadian pilgrimage

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday asked for prayers to accompany him on what he called his “penitential” pilgrimage to Canada to apologize to Indigenous groups for abuses inflicted by the Catholic church. Greeting the public in St. Peter's Square, Francis noted that on July 24, “God willing,” he will begin a seven-day trip to Canada. → Read More

Pope seeks prayers for his 'penitential' Canadian pilgrimage

Pope Francis on Sunday asked for prayers to accompany him on what he called his “penitential” pilgrimage to Canada to apologize to Indigenous groups for abuses inflicted by the Catholic church. → Read More

Pope seeks prayers for his 'penitential' Canadian pilgrimage

Pope Francis has asked for prayers to accompany him on what he is calling his “penitential” pilgrimage to Canada, to apologize to Indigenous groups for abuses inflicted by Catholic institutions → Read More

US soprano, offended by blackface, pulls out of Italy opera

ROME (AP) — Soprano Angel Blue says she won’t perform in an opera in Italy this month because blackface was used in the staging of a different work this summer on the same stage. The U.S. singer po… → Read More

US soprano, offended by blackface, pulls out of Italy opera

Soprano Angel Blue says she won't perform in an opera in Italy this month because blackface was used in the staging of another work this summer → Read More

Italy's top court: murder trial of Egyptians can't proceed

Italy’s top criminal court has rebuffed prosecutors' efforts to revive the trial of high-level Egyptian security officials in the 2016 torture-slaying of an Italian doctoral student. → Read More

Italian Premier Draghi's resignation is rebuffed

Italy's president has rebuffed Premier Mario Draghi's offer to resign after a key ally refused to back the government in a Senate vote → Read More