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Italy: Many G20 nations want more urgent climate goals

Jul. 23, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Many of the climate and energy ministers at a Group of 20 meeting hosted by Italy agreed Friday to work toward even more ambitious goals for fighting climate change than those established in the 2015 Paris accords, an Italian official said. Italy’s...

The Latest: Australia state declares emergency over COVID-19

Jul. 22, 2021 23:59 PM EDT

SYDNEY — An Australian state government on Friday declared an emergency due to a COVID-19 outbreak in Sydney. The New South Wales state government reported one fatality and 136 new infections in the latest 24-hour period, the biggest daily tally of new cases since the...

Italian lawyers group slams court review of US trial defense

Jul. 21, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Several professional associations representing Italian criminal defense lawyers have slammed a Rome court’s written attack on the team which defended two U.S. young men in their trial for the murder of an Italian police officer. Last week, the court...

The Latest: Most of S Korean warship's crew have coronavirus

Jul. 18, 2021 21:11 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea — The number of infected sailors on a South Korean destroyer on an anti-piracy mission off East Africa has soared to 247, the largest cluster for the country’s military during the coronavirus pandemic. The Defense Ministry said Monday two military...

The Latest: Vaccinated Americans to be able to enter Canada

Jul. 15, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

TORONTO — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday Canada could start allowing fully vaccinated Americans into Canada as of mid-August for non-essential travel and should be in a position to welcome fully vaccinated travelers from all countries by early September. ...

Airline replacing Alitalia plans to take off in October

Jul. 15, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The new airline being created to replace the long financially ailing Alitalia will take off on Oct. 15 with its first flights, the Italian Economy Ministry announced Thursday. In a statement, the ministry said the new company, ITA, will be fully operating on...

Italy OKs more aid for Libyan coast guard amid alleged abuse

Jul. 15, 2021 12:04 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian lawmakers approved renewed funding to train the Libyan coast guard as a human rights group released a report Thursday outlining fresh accusations that the coast guard returns the migrants it rescues at sea to horrific detention camps in the North African nation. ...

UNESCO: Italy's ban on cruise ships in Venice is 'good news'

Jul. 14, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The United Nations culture agency, which was considering declaring Venice an imperiled world heritage site, on Wednesday hailed Italy’s ban on big cruise ships in the heart of the lagoon city. UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay tweeted that the...

Italy's premier visits prison where officers beat inmates

Jul. 14, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s premier and justice minister promised reforms Wednesday after they visited a prison where dozens of officers have been put under investigation for allegedly beating, kicking and punching prisoners during unrest provoked by the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Italy erupts as Europe's soccer champions come home to Rome

Jul. 12, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Thousands of fans packed Rome's sidewalks to wildly cheer Europe’s new soccer champions as Italy toured the city in an open-topped bus on Monday evening, crowning a day that saw them honored at the presidential palace and premier's office and cited by the Pope. ...