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Italy's Draghi wins confidence votes on justice reforms

Aug. 02, 2021 19:22 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Premier Mario Draghi's government easily won two confidence votes early Tuesday, securing approval from lawmakers in Parliament's lower chamber for a key justice system overhaul that Italy needs as part of reforms to help secure generous pandemic recovery funds from the European...

In heat emergency, southern Europe scrambles for resources

Aug. 02, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A heat wave baking southeast Europe has fueled deadly wildfires in Turkey and threatened the national power grid in Greece as governments scrambled Monday to secure the resources needed to cope with the emergency. Temperatures reached 45 C (113 F)...

Ferrari earnings surge back to growth in second quarter

Aug. 02, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Luxury sports car maker Ferrari has surged back to second-quarter growth, posting a 206-million-euro ($245 million) profit on Monday after seeing its earnings drop precipitously in the same period a year ago due to the pandemic shutdown. Based in the...

Rome governor pledges vaccinations go on despite hacking

Aug. 02, 2021 11:21 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The governor of the area including Italy’s capital, Rome, sought on Monday to assure residents that a powerful hacking intrusion into the region's website, into its second day, won’t interrupt COVID-19 vaccinations. The Lazio region governor, Nicola...

Olympics Latest: Krajewski wins individual eventing gold

Aug. 02, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the Tokyo Olympics, which are taking place under heavy restrictions after a year’s delay because of the coronavirus pandemic: Julia Krajewski of Germany won individual eventing gold after countrymate and two-time defending champion Michael...

Jade Carey's long road to the Olympics ends with gold

Aug. 02, 2021 09:38 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Jade Carey traveled the world for a spot in the Olympics. Germany. Qatar. Azerbaijan. Australia. A lot of long flights. A little bit of jet lag. One unrelenting vision of what could be possible. She wasn't going to let a little thing...

Spain, Greece win water polo groups at Tokyo Olympics

Aug. 02, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Spain goalkeeper Unai Aguirre yelled and splashed toward his bench. He wagged his finger after a couple of saves. Forget about all the hard-throwing field players in water polo at the Tokyo Olympics. It's all about defense heading into the quarterfinals. ...

Weeknight pasta comes with tasty shortcut

Aug. 02, 2021 07:58 AM EDT

On the Italian island of Sardinia, we were smitten with a richly flavored pasta with ground pork and wild fennel. It came loaded with a host of spices and herbs, including parsley, black pepper, fennel seed, paprika, red pepper flakes, onion and salt. Delicious, but with...

AP Interview: Italy coach says Jacobs can run much faster

Aug. 02, 2021 05:43 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The 26-year-old Texas-born Italian sprinter who surprised everyone by winning the 100 meters at the Tokyo Olympics might just be getting started. Antonio La Torre, the head coach of Italy’s track and field team, believes Marcell Jacobs can run as fast as...

Viva Italia! Olympic golds follow soccer and song successes

Aug. 02, 2021 05:37 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The first hints that this was Italy’s year came when Italian band Maneskin won the popular Eurovision Song Contest in May. Then came the European Championship soccer title run in June and July. To top it all off, on the first day of...