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Milan seeks US apology for WWII bomb that killed children

Oct. 20, 2019 11:41 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Milan's mayor appealed Sunday to U.S. authorities to apologize for a World War II bombing raid that killed 184 elementary school children. Mayor Giuseppe Sala made the request following a Mass marking the 75th anniversary of the Gorla massacre, named for the quarter in the city that was...

Europe's specialty food makers brace for US tariffs

Oct. 17, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — European producers of specialty agricultural products like French wine, Italian Parmesan and Spanish olives are facing a U.S. tariff hike due Friday with a mix of trepidation and indignation at being dragged into a trade war they feel they have little to do with. The tariffs on $7.5 billion...

For opera legend Placido Domingo, the show goes on in Europe

Oct. 12, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Even as his U.S. career seemingly winds down amid accusations of sexual harassment, opera legend Placido Domingo remains on the bill of a host of European opera houses. But cracks, even if slight, are beginning to show in his support. The 78-year-old singer who rose to stardom as a tenor has...

Marcello Giordani, tenor of beauty and heft, dies at 56

Oct. 5, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

Tenor Marcello Giordani, renowned for a voice of beauty and heft that made him a star at the world's top opera houses, died Saturday. He was 56. Giordani had a heart attack following lunch at his home in Monte Tauro, a suburb of Augusta in Sicily, and could not be revived, his vocal coach, Bill Schuman, told The...

AP Interview: Italian players' rep bemoans racism tolerance

Sep. 26, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — It was the day after Christmas and the festive atmosphere was quickly ruined when a soccer fan died in clashes outside of the venerated San Siro stadium in Milan. Inside the arena, the situation grew worse when Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who is black, was targeted with racist monkey...

Rapinoe, Messi win FIFA player of the year awards

Sep. 24, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Lionel Messi won his sixth FIFA player of the year award, while Megan Rapinoe won her first at a lavish ceremony at Milan's iconic Teatro all Scala on Monday. Rapinoe was rewarded at the FIFA Best awards for leading the United States to the women's World Cup title in July, as was Jill Ellis...

The Latest: Rapinoe wins FIFA player of the year award

Sep. 23, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on FIFA Best awards at Milan's Teatro alla Scala (all times local): 10:05 p.m. United States forward Megan Rapinoe beat World Cup-winning teammate Alex Morgan to the FIFA women's player of the year award. Rapinoe scored six goals to help the U.S. win the women's World Cup, earning...

Sophia Loren, Valentino receive standing ovation in Milan

Sep. 23, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Sophia Loren and Valentino received a standing ovation from a packed house of fashion and Hollywood A-listers during the third edition of the Green Carpet Awards honoring progress toward sustainability. Loren, stunning in a black gown and glistening diamond necklace, presented Valentino with...

Gucci takes a kinky turn; Dolce&Gabbana give a jungle roar

Sep. 22, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Fashion, according to Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele, now is above all "a great platform. It has great power." Michele has used that platform during his 4½ years at Gucci's helm to give gender fluidity a voice. The fashion house also put sustainability on stage, saying it...

Armani explores connection with nature in ethereal looks

Sep. 21, 2019 6:17 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Milan designers are presenting fashion as essential. That no longer refers to must-haves, but to a distillation of ideas, discarding excess in collections and by example in wardrobes, to discourage waste. Giorgio Armani's collection presented on Saturday, the fourth day of Milan Fashion Week,...