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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias speak during their meeting in the northern city of Thessaloniki, Greece, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. Pompeo and Dendias, will sign a bilateral science and technology agreement, as well as host energy sector business leaders for a discussion to highlight energy diversification and infrastructure projects in Greece. (AP Photo/Giannis Papanikos, Pool)

Pompeo pledges US support to ease Greece-Turkey dispute

Sep. 28, 2020 2:45 PM EDT

THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that Washington will use its diplomatic and military influence in the region to try to ease a volatile dispute between NATO allies Greece and Turkey over energy rights in the eastern Mediterranean. Pompeo began a five-day regional...

Medical staff holds swabs for rapid COVID-19 tests at a high school in Rome, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. While hospitalizations and intensive care admissions are slightly rising, Italy has so far managed to keep its coronavirus infections per 100,000 people far lower than France, Spain or Britain, which earlier this week were forced to impose new restrictions to avoid a second pandemic wave. (Cecilia Fabiano/LaPresse via AP)

The Latest: Kansas: Record 16% of virus tests are positive

Sep. 28, 2020 2:42 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas is reporting another seven-day record for new coronavirus cases, with 16% of tests for the virus during that period coming back positive. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment said Monday that the U.S. state had 2,037 new confirmed and probable coronavirus cases since...

Models wear creations part of the Joy 2021 women's spring-summer collection at the

Milan fashion gives small opening to Black Lives Matter

Sep. 28, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — When asked why there aren’t more people of color in the Italian fashion industry, officials have cited a lack of candidates in homogeneous Italy. Five African-born designers in Italy want to put that view to rest with their inclusion on the official Milan Fashion Week calendar Sunday. ...

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. Pell, Pope Francis' former finance minister, will soon return to the Vatican during an extraordinary economic scandal for the first time since he was cleared of child abuse allegations in Australia five months ago, a newspaper has reported, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)

Church says Cardinal Pell returning to Vatican in crisis

Sep. 28, 2020 2:57 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis’ former finance minister, will soon return to the Vatican during an extraordinary economic scandal for the first time since he was cleared of child abuse allegations in Australia five months ago, a church agency said Monday. Pell will fly...

Fashion student Nora Bourelly shows her creation outside Valentino women's Spring-Summer 2021 fashion show location, in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno).

Valentino closes Milan Fashion Week with lush live show

Sep. 27, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — It’s been a season of disruption at Milan Fashion Week. The hybrid live-virtual formula meant anyone from their homes could watch delightful videos like Moschino’s marionette fashion show, created with the help of Jim Henson Studios, and featuring models wearing tiny Moschino...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks during a speaking appearance with state Republican legislators in the Senate chamber of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Pompeo speaks with NATO chief about Mediterranean tensions

Sep. 27, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is due to arrive in Greece on an official visit early Monday, has had a conversation on tensions in the eastern Mediterranean with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. “Pleased to speak today with @NATO Secretary General...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, a Qatar Airways jet approaches Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. Long-haul carrier Qatar Airways on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, reported revenue losses of $1.9 billion for the past year, blaming the coronavirus pandemic, its liquidation of shares in Air Italy and the ongoing boycott of Doha by four Arab nations for the drop. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Qatar Airways says losses reach $1.9B amid pandemic, boycott

Sep. 27, 2020 8:15 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul carrier Qatar Airways on Sunday reported revenue losses of $1.9 billion for the past year, blaming the coronavirus pandemic, its liquidation of shares in Air Italy and the ongoing boycott of Doha by four Arab nations for the drop. The energy-rich nation of...

Model Mariacarla Boscono wears a creation as part of the Salvatore Ferragamo 2021 women's spring-summer ready-to-wear collection during the fashion week in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Armani, Ferragamo premiere short films at Milan Fashion Week

Sep. 26, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — To show or not to show: Each Milan fashion house had to make a difficult decision how to reach the fashion public this season under the safety constraints imposed by the coronavirus. Italy's fashion capital — one of the top four runway cities in the world — has worked hard to...

Mattia Maestri waits for the start of a 180-kilometer relay race, in Codogno, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Italy’s coronavirus Patient No. 1, whose case confirmed one of the world’s deadliest outbreaks was underway, is taking part in a 180-kilometer relay race as a sign of hope for COVID victims after he himself recovered from weeks in intensive care. Mattia Maestri, a 38-year-old Unilever manager, was suited up Saturday for the start of the two-day race between Italy’s first two virus hotspots. It began in Codogno, where Maestri tested positive Feb. 21, and was ending Sunday in Vo’Euganeo, where Italy’s first official COVID death was recorded the same day. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Italy's 'Patient No. 1' joins relay race as sign of hope

Sep. 26, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — Italy’s coronavirus “Patient No. 1,” whose case confirmed one of the world’s deadliest outbreaks was underway, is taking part in a 180-kilometer (112-mile) relay race as a sign of hope after he himself recovered from weeks in intensive care. Mattia Maestri,...

Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova during their final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)

Perfect prep: Halep takes 14-match win streak to French Open

Sep. 26, 2020 4:22 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Two months of physical training. Then three months of practice on clay courts. Followed by two straight titles on the red dirt. Amid all the tumult of the coronavirus pandemic, Simona Halep might very well have found the perfect formula to prepare for the French Open. When the clay-court Grand...