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Rome court convicts 4 men for sexual assault, murder of teen

Jun. 19, 2021 18:24 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — An Italian court late Saturday convicted four African men in the drugging, aggravated sexual assault and murder of an Italian teen in Rome, a crime that spurred calls in Italy for quick expulsions of migrants illegally living in in the country, state TV and private Italian media...

The Latest: Protests decry Brazil policies as toll tops 500K

Jun. 19, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO — Anti-government protesters have taken to the streets in cities across Brazil as the nation’s confirmed death toll from COVID-19 soared past half a million. It’s a tragedy many critics blame on President Jair Bolsonaro’s attempt to minimize the...

Germany clicks at Euro 2020 with 4-2 win over Portugal

Jun. 19, 2021 17:22 PM EDT

MUNICH (AP) — Germany finally clicked into gear at the European Championship, with a little help from defending champion Portugal. The Portuguese became the first team to score two own-goals in one game at the continental tournament, giving the Germans a 4-2 victory on...

Activists protest EU migration policies at Croatian border

Jun. 19, 2021 16:06 PM EDT

MALJEVAC, Croatia (AP) — Dozens of human rights advocates briefly blocked Croatia’s border with Bosnia on Saturday to protest the European Union’s migration policies. The protesters demanded that EU’s border agency, Frontex, be dismantled and countries end their...

Greek policeman is arrested for 11 gas station robberies

Jun. 19, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police say they have arrested one of their colleagues in Athens for 11 robberies at gas stations. The robberies took place between April 9 and early Saturday, a police announcement said. The policeman was arrested early...

Dolce&Gabbana's "light therapy'' collection celebrates life

Jun. 19, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Dolce & Gabbana are coaxing men off their sofas and back into the world with a resplendent collection inspired by the extravagant lighting installations of southern Italian street festivals. Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana called their...

France held to 1-1 draw by Hungary at Euro 2020

Jun. 19, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — France needed a second-half equalizer from Antoine Griezmann to avoid the biggest upset of the tournament. Hungary, playing in front of a raucous crowd yet again at the European Championship, held the World Cup champions to a 1-1 draw on...

Queen beams as she returns to Ascot after COVID-19 hiatus

Jun. 19, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II was smiling broadly as she attended the final day of the Ascot races on Saturday, where environmental protesters urged the monarch to press politicians to act faster against climate change. The 95-year-old queen, a keen racing fan and...

Police hunt driver who hit UK pubgoers after Euro 2020 game

Jun. 19, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police are hunting for a man who fired shots from an air gun and drove into people who had gathered at a central England pub to watch an England-Scotland soccer match. Four people were injured, West Midlands Police said Saturday. None was in a...

Partygoers, police injured at curfew-busting rave in France

Jun. 19, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French police clashed with party-goers as they tried to break up an unauthorized rave in western France, authorities said Saturday. A 22-year-old man lost his hand and several others were injured amid the violence, including police. The tensions erupted in...