sicily

Sicilian ghost town refuses to die

Half a century ago, the picturesque Sicilian town of Poggioreale was hit by an earthquake that caused most of its citizens to flee for good, even though many buildings remained standing.

Sicilians have limbs smashed in insurance scam, police say

Sicilian gangs persuaded drug addicts, alcoholics and people with mental health issues to have their limbs broken and then staged fake car accidents to get hundreds of thousands of euros as insurance payouts, according to police, who have broken up the scam.

Melania Trump visits Sicily, wears $51,500 designer jacket

By all accounts, Melania Trump has come out of her shell on this, her debut trip abroad as first lady of the United States. She has been by her husband's side, but she's also branched out on her own, visiting schools and hospitals, practicing cultural diplomacy, even having an audience with the pope -- revealing her Catholic faith.

Migrant crisis looms over G-7 summit

World leaders at the G-7 summit on Friday will meet in Sicily -- a promised land for thousands of migrants making the desperate journey from North Africa to Europe.