May 21, 2012 |
ROME - An earthquake struck the northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna on Sunday, killing at least five people, injuring dozens, leaving thousands homeless and damaging historic buildings as well as warehouses and factories, officials said. The earthquake, which the U.S. Geological Survey said had a magnitude of 6.0, crumbled church roofs and Renaissance-era towers, according to Italian television reports. Large cracks riddled apartment blocks in dozens of small towns. And Italy's national Civil Protection Department said that at least 3,000 had been left homeless.
March 9, 1989 |
The Villanova football team will get some international exposure next season when it travels to Milan, Italy, to play Rhode Island in a Yankee Conference game on Oct. 28. The game, arranged through the Italian government and World Tek, the travel agency of the NCAA, will be played at Milan's 20,000-seat Central Stadium with Rhode Island as the home team. It will be the first American college football game played in Italy. "We see this as a fantastic cultural experience for our student- athletes," Villanova coach Andy Talley said.
January 7, 2012 |
PARIS - Italy and France sought to present a united front Friday as grim economic news threatened to push Europe back into recession and exacerbate a spiraling debt crisis. European leaders are scrambling again to stem the march of the crisis, which pushed the euro to a 16-month low against the U.S. dollar on Friday, drove Italy's borrowing rates to unsustainable levels, and is threatening France's prized AAA credit rating. With the debt jitters regarding core economies, economic indicators show that even powerhouse Germany has not been spared.
July 3, 2011 |
ROME - They say Italy is for lovers. But is Italy for kids? It's certainly a romantic destination, from its spectacular architecture to its beautiful coastlines to its fine wine. It can also be an intimidating place to tote little ones, with the cautionary tales about its pickpockets, crazy drivers, and cigarette smokers. But the culture in Italy is so rich and vibrant, the history so fascinating, it would be a shame to leave the children home. My wife and I recently took our 10-year-old daughter, Joie, on an eight-day vacation that covered the big city of Rome and the tiny island of Capri (in southern Italy)
November 15, 2011 |
NEW YORK - The stock market fell Monday after a jump in Italy's borrowing costs reminded investors of how much work remains to be done to contain Europe's debt problems. The Dow Jones industrial average lost nearly 75 points. Bank stocks fell the most. European markets also fell, and the euro weakened against the dollar. Major indexes closed higher last week as Greece and Italy moved to form new governments and took other decisive steps to get their debt troubles under control.
November 8, 2011 |
ROME - Italy became the latest target in Europe's financial crisis Monday, as soaring borrowing rates increased pressure on Premier Silvio Berlusconi to resign and let a new government reform the country's spendthrift ways. Berlusconi dismissed reports that he was considering stepping down in favor of early elections, saying they were "without foundation. " But the prospect of financial disaster was real because of Italy's huge debts and slow growth. Unlike Greece, Ireland and Portugal, the three countries that Europe has already bailed out, Italy's economy could be too large to rescue.
June 19, 2004 |
Italy played without suspended soccer star Francesco Totti and tied Sweden, 1-1, at the European Championships yesterday in Porto, Portugal. Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored in the 85th minute to rally Sweden. Antonio Cassano, who started in place of Totti, gave Italy the lead in the 37th minute with a glancing header. Totti decided not to appeal his three-game suspension for spitting in the face of a Danish opponent in the team's Euro 2004 opener. Italy had until yesterday to appeal the decision.
January 24, 1997 |
It's beginning to look more and more like arrivederci for one of Philadelphia's top pols. U.S. Rep. Tom Foglietta, the dean of the city's congressional delegation, reportedly has emerged as the front-runner for his dream job, ambassador to Italy, and could be packing his bags for Rome as early as spring. Foglietta, the consummate South Philly politician, is aggressively campaigning for the job - even though he started a new two-year term just 18 days ago - and has received a major boost with an endorsement from the Order Sons of Italy.
July 3, 2009 |
Moments after she won the 400-meter race at New Jersey's Meet of Champions in June, Seneca High's Michelle Brown was optimistic about coming summer track meets. "I don't think I hit my peak yet," said Brown, who won in 53.72 seconds to become the fastest quarter-miler in New Jersey. The junior said she could run a 53 low. At the U.S. World Youth Championships trials Wednesday at Eastern Michigan University, Brown was clocked in 53.14 in the 400 to place second and qualify for the IAAF World Youth Championships July 8-12 in Bressanone, Italy.
April 24, 1989 |
The Penn Athletic Club four-oared crew without coxswain outrowed crews from 30 other countries in winning the Paolo D'Aloja Memorial Regatta race at Piediluco, Italy, yesterday. Penn AC, representing the United States, was timed in 6 minutes, 18.8 seconds for the 2,000 meters. Great Britain finished second in 6:19.2 and Italy was third in 6:20.3. La Salle High's crew won the boys' varsity eight race in the concluding regatta of the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Association's Manny Flick Cup series.