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Milan bans heavy vehicles, imposes antismog measures during bout of bad air pollution

Feb. 20, 2024 11:08 AM EST

MILAN, Italy (AP) — Italy’s northern Lombardy region imposed severe antismog measures across Milan and eight surrounding provinces Tuesday to combat a particularly bad period of air pollution. The measures bar heavy motor vehicles from operating during the day and impose limits...

Italy again prosecutes Egypt officials for the 2016 torture and death of Italian student in Cairo

Feb. 20, 2024 07:14 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Four high-level Egyptian security officials went on trial in absentia before a Rome court on Tuesday, accused in the 2016 abduction, torture and slaying of an Italian doctoral student in Cairo. Giulio Regeni’s body was found on a highway days after he disappeared in...

Austrian skier Venier wins women's World Cup super-G. Overall leader Gut-Behrami finishes 6th

Feb. 18, 2024 06:28 AM EST

CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — Austrian downhill specialist Stephanie Venier won a women’s World Cup super-G for the first time Sunday, giving new impetus to the battle for the discipline title as leader Lara Gut-Behrami placed sixth. In a tight race on the sunbathed Mont...

A 5th worker confirmed dead in Italian construction site collapse as workplace safety sparks debate

Feb. 17, 2024 07:11 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian rescuers confirmed Saturday the death of a fifth worker after a concrete beam and layers of slabs collapsed at a supermarket construction site in the city of Florence a day earlier. "I’ve just been informed that rescuers are recovering the body of a fifth...

An accident at a construction site in Italy's Florence kills 3 workers and leaves 2 missing

Feb. 16, 2024 14:06 PM EST

ROME (AP) — An accident at a supermarket construction site in the Italian city of Florence on Friday killed at least three workers and left two others missing, local officials said. The accident happened when a reinforced concrete beam toppled over a slab of a pre-fabricated...

Migrant's 3 brutal years trying to reach Italy inspired the Oscar-nominated film 'Io Capitano'

Feb. 16, 2024 04:19 AM EST

CASTEL VOLTURNO, Italy (AP) — Mamadou Kouassi’s searing, epic journey over African deserts, through illegal prisons and across the Mediterranean Sea in a smugglers’ boat informed Italian director Matteo Garrone’s Oscar-nominated film “Io Capitano.” Some episodes that the Ivorian migrant...

Carmaker Stellantis CEO wary of Chinese offensive as market moves into electric vehicles

Feb. 15, 2024 16:16 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Stellantis CEO Carlos Tavares has his attention fixed on Chinese competitors as the automaker amps up the launch of its electric vehicle strategy. Stellantis will launch 18 new electric vehicles this year, eight of those in North America, increasing its global EV...

Italy's upper chamber gives final OK to deal with Albania to house migrants during asylum process

Feb. 15, 2024 13:26 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The Italian Senate on Thursday gave final approval to a controversial agreement with Albania to house migrants during the processing of their asylum requests, part of the government’s effort to share the migration burden with the rest of Europe. The bill passed 93-61,...

AP PHOTOS: Pulp flies in traditional orange battle during Carnival in northern Italy

Feb. 14, 2024 14:29 PM EST

IVREA, Italy (AP) — Over three pulpy days, nearly 1,000 tons of oranges were thrown in the re-creation of a medieval battle that has become the centerpiece of the northern Italian town of Ivrea’s annual Carnival celebration. Some 50 horse-drawn carriages transport the oranges to...

24 investigated in Italy for promoting fascism at a gathering in Ferrara's Jewish quarter

Feb. 14, 2024 10:00 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italian police on Wednesday raided the homes of 24 people under investigation for promoting fascism during a gathering at a restaurant in the Jewish quarter of Ferrara during which they lauded dictators Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler. The suspects were all residents...