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European theaters mostly wait-and-see on Domingo accusations

Aug. 14, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — While two U.S. opera houses immediately canceled performances by famed tenor Placido Domingo following sexual harassment allegations, European opera houses are taking stances ranging from supportive to wait-and-see. The Philadelphia Orchestra and San Francisco Opera immediately announced they...

The Latest: No cancellations for Placido Domingo in Europe

Aug. 14, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations by famed tenor Placido Domingo (all times local): 4:55 p.m. Two Spanish sopranos have come out in defense of tenor Placido Domingo following an Associated Press story in which numerous women accused the opera legend of sexual harassment and...

Italy edges closer to an election, perhaps in late October

Aug. 9, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy on Friday edged closer to holding an election as early as this fall that could move the country further to the right, with anti-migrant Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini already unofficially campaigning for the premiership and declaring it makes "no sense" to keep alive the feuding populist...

Italy's biggest bank cuts outlook amid economic weakness

Aug. 7, 2019 4:56 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italian bank UniCredit is cutting its full-year revenue targets, citing low interest rates and economic weakness. The bank, Italy's biggest by assets, on Wednesday lowered its revenue guidance to 18.7 billion euros, from 19 billion euros, after reporting an 81% increase in second-quarter...

Ferrari to unveil 3 new models by end of 2019

Aug. 2, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Ferrari CEO Louis Camilleri confirmed Friday that the luxury performance carmaker will unveil three new models this year as part of its business plan targeting revenues of around 5 billion euros ($5.6 billion) by 2022. Camilleri declined to give any hints about the new models — two of...

Fiat Chrysler profits up on record North America results

Jul. 31, 2019 11:48 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley said Wednesday that the logic of merging with French carmaker Renault remains sound but refused to discuss terms under which talks might resume after a deal that would have reshaped the global auto industry collapsed last month. Manley repeated to...

Italy PM confirms trust in Salvini in Russian funding case

Jul. 24, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy's prime minister has reiterated his trust in Matteo Salvini, his interior minister and head of the League party, addressing parliament on allegations the League had sought Russian funding. Speaking Wednesday to the Senate, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Rome's relations with Moscow...

Fire forces cancellations of high-speed trains in Italy

Jul. 22, 2019 12:04 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A suspected arson fire threw Italy's high-speed rail system into chaos Monday, forcing the cancellation of dozens of train runs and frustrating vacationers and commuters along the heavily-traveled Milan-Naples corridor. The state railways company said the suspicious fire occurred near Rovezzano...

Milan magistrate Borrelli, led '90s kickback probes, dies

Jul. 20, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Francesco Saverio Borrelli, who as Milan chief prosecutor led the 1990s corruption probes which toppled Italy's long-ruling political class, has died. He was 89. Milan Chief Prosecutor Francesco Greco confirmed reports of Borrelli's death in a Milan hospital Saturday. He said a wake would be...

Italy's Salvini bows to pressure to respond on Russia report

Jul. 16, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini bowed Tuesday to days of pressure and agreed to respond to questions in Parliament about allegations that an associate sought Russian money for Salvini's pro-Moscow League party. The associate, Gianluca Savoini, is under investigation by Milan prosecutors...