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ROME | Italy extends time for vaccine proof for young school kids

ROME — Italian parents have more time before having to produce proof to schools that their children have received 10 mandatory vaccinations. The Italian Senate has extended until March a requirement that families provide vaccination documentation so their children can attend nursery school or kindergarten. The certification requirement was supposed to have kicked in before … Continue reading ROME | Italy extends time for vaccine proof for young school kids

ROME | Mexican director Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ wins top prize at Venice

ROME  — “Roma,” Alfonso Cuaron’s intimate, black-and-white portrait of the women who raised him in Mexico City‘s turbulent 1970s, has won the top prize at the 75th Venice Film Festival. Cuaron accepted the Leone d’Oro on Saturday, which he said was the birthday of the woman who inspired the lead character Cleo, a young domestic … Continue reading ROME | Mexican director Cuaron’s ‘Roma’ wins top prize at Venice

ROME | Florence bans eating on sidewalks, doorsteps at meal times

ROME — The tourist magnet of Florence is cracking down on visitors who eat on sidewalks, doorsteps or driveways during lunch or dinner time. Mayor Dario Nardella has said that a new ordinance, calling for fines up to 500 euros ($575), aims to combat “boorish tourists.” The ordinance, which went into effect this week, applies … Continue reading ROME | Florence bans eating on sidewalks, doorsteps at meal times

ROME | Italian minister meets Hungary premier, vows historic change

ROME  — Hungary and Italy are vowing to work together for an “historic change” in the way Europe deals with migration, security and other issues. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban met Tuesday with Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini in Milan, as several hundred people protested their hard-line policies. Salvini said they were working to create … Continue reading ROME | Italian minister meets Hungary premier, vows historic change

ROME | 10 days after rescue, Italy lets all migrants leave a ship

ROME — Ten days after they were rescued in the Mediterranean Sea, Italy has allowed all the migrants stuck on an Italian coast guard ship to disembark. Early Sunday, 137 migrants left the Diciotti, stepping onto the dock at Catania, Sicily, where police photographed them for ID checks, a requirement for asylum-seekers. Italy’s populist government … Continue reading ROME | 10 days after rescue, Italy lets all migrants leave a ship

DUBLIN | The Latest: Plane carrying pope touches down in Ireland

DUBLIN — The Latest on Pope Francis’ trip to Ireland (all times local): 10:35 a.m. Pope Francis has arrived in Ireland for the first papal visit to the country in almost four decades. A plane carrying Francis and his entourage landed at Dublin International Airport on Saturday after a two-hour flight from Rome. Hundreds of … Continue reading DUBLIN | The Latest: Plane carrying pope touches down in Ireland

ROME | Migrants aboard Italian coast guard ship begin hunger strike

ROME — Many of the 150 migrants stranded aboard a coast guard ship for a ninth day began a hunger strike Friday out of frustration that Italy won’t let them disembark in Sicily unless fellow European Union nations first pledge to take them, authorities said, in the latest standoff provoked by Italy’s anti-migrant interior minister. … Continue reading ROME | Migrants aboard Italian coast guard ship begin hunger strike

ROME | The Latest: Bridge collapse witness tells of truck’s escape

ROME — The Latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy (all times local): 3:55 p.m. A witness of the deadly Genoa highway bridge collapse has provided a dramatic account to Italian television SKY TG24, including a description of how a green truck stopped just short of the abyss. A driver … Continue reading ROME | The Latest: Bridge collapse witness tells of truck’s escape