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6 Nations: France, Ireland set for duel under Netflix glare

Jan. 27, 2023 11:43 AM EST

Rugby’s oldest championship is getting a modern twist with the Netflix streaming service being given a behind-the-scenes look at the 2023 Six Nations for a docuseries released next year. It should help to broaden the sport's appeal, driving more interest in the United States...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Jan. 27, 2023 02:45 AM EST

JAN 20-26, 2023 From skiing in Austria and Italy to military exercises in Romania and haute couture fashion shows in Paris, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by The Associated Press from Europe and Africa. ...

Shiffrin adds to record total with 84th win in another GS

Jan. 25, 2023 09:29 AM EST

SAN VIGILIO DI MAREBBE, Italy (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin didn’t wait long to add to her record total of World Cup wins. A day after securing record victory No. 83, Shiffrin added her 84th win on Wednesday in another giant slalom on the same course. And like how she...

From the start, Shiffrin showed she was the skier to beat

Jan. 24, 2023 12:09 PM EST

From a prodigiously talented 15-year-old to the most decorated female skier of all-time, Mikaela Shiffrin has done quite a lot in only 12 years. The American skier won her record-breaking 83rd victory Tuesday in her 238th race on the World Cup circuit, the globe-trotting competition...

Lindsey Vonn: Shiffrin's record-breaking is sign of progress

Jan. 24, 2023 10:43 AM EST

EDITOR’S NOTE: Lindsey Vonn has been keeping track while Mikaela Shiffrin first matched her women’s World Cup skiing record of 82 wins earlier this month and then surpassed it with win No. 83 on Tuesday at a giant slalom in Italy. Vonn offered her thoughts earlier this month...

American skier Mikaela Shiffrin has won a record 83rd race on the women’s World Cup circuit

Jan. 24, 2023 08:27 AM EST
SAN VIGILIO DI MAREBBE, Italy (AP) — American skier Mikaela Shiffrin has won a record 83rd race on the women’s World Cup circuit.

Italian police arrest man whose ID helped fugitive mobster

Jan. 23, 2023 15:51 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian police in Sicily on Monday arrested the man whose identity was used by a convicted Mafia boss who became Italy’s No. 1 fugitive during 30 years on the run, authorities said. Carabinieri police said that Andrea Bonafede had been arrested on a warrant issued by...

Ancient fresco among 60 treasures returned to Italy from US

Jan. 23, 2023 13:15 PM EST

ROME (AP) — A fresco depicting Hercules and originally from Herculaneum, a city destroyed along with Pompeii by the 79 A.D. eruption of Mount Vesuvius, was back in Italy Monday, along with 59 other ancient pieces illegally trafficked to the United States. Last summer, U.S....

Algeria, Italy look to broaden ties beyond coveted energy

Jan. 23, 2023 12:25 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Italy and Algeria moved to broaden ties through a series of memorandums signed Monday during a two-day visit by Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni, who said the two countries are in the process of building “an extraordinary bridge” that would hopefully transform Italy into...

Italy's Meloni eyes boost in strong energy ties with Algeria

Jan. 22, 2023 14:35 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni arrived Sunday in Algeria for a low-key two-day visit as the two nations look to build up a strategic partnership and Italy works to further wean itself off Russian energy with help from the gas-rich North African country. ...