February 26, 2020

Murder trial for American teens accused of killing Italian cop in Rome begins

Kuzma/iStock(ROME) -- The trial of the two American teens accused of killing an Italian police officer begins in Rome Wednesday, with the pair facing charges of aggravated murder and attempted extortion. Gabriel Christian Natale-Hjorth, 19, and Finnegan Elder, 20, have been jailed in the Italian capital since July 2019 on suspicion of aggravated murder and attempted extortion. The pair is accused of fatally stabbing Mario Cerciello Rega, a 35-year-old Italian paramilitary policeman, in the early..
February 26, 2020

Prince Harry flies commercial, asks to be introduced as just Harry at Scotland event

ANDREW MILLIGAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images(LONDON) -- Prince Harry has returned to the U.K. for the first time since he and Meghan agreed to the terms for their departure from official royal duties. Harry, 35, flew to London on a commercial flight and was photographed carrying his own bags at a train station in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he is attending a working summit Wednesday for Travalyst, the sustainable travel initiative he launched in September. Harry, the sixth in line to the throne, as..
February 26, 2020

Four universities cancel study abroad programs in Italy because of coronavirus

KeithBinns/iStock(NEW YORK) -- At least four U.S. universities have canceled study abroad programs in Florence and urged students to leave Italy amid fears of the coronavirus spreading further in Europe. Syracuse University, New York University, Fairfield University and Elon University all confirmed in statements their programs have been canceled. NYU is suspending its program until "at least March 29," while the others have done so indefinitely. Officials from Syracuse said in a statement their..
February 26, 2020

Climate activist Greta Thunberg meets Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai

Sean Gallup/Getty Images(LONDON) -- Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg met on Tuesday one of the very few people in the world who knows what it's like to be the face of a movement in your teens. The Swedish 17-year-old met 22-year-old Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, who became an activist for girls' education after being shot in the head by the Taliban on her way home from school nearly eight years ago. "So... today I met my role model. What else can I say?," Thunberg wr..