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Notre Dame fire was a warning bell. But will Europe listen?

Apr. 22, 2019 10:56 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — It's a thin line where the patina of age on Europe's countless monuments gives way to the onset of neglect. Like with so many loved ones, all is assumed to be fine, until suddenly it's not. In the wake of the fire last week that gutted Notre Dame, questions are being raised about the state of...

Ronaldo plays key role as Juventus wins 8th straight title

Apr. 20, 2019 5:22 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo played a key role in the winning goal and Juventus beat Fiorentina 2-1 Saturday to clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title. It's the first time in Europe's five major leagues — Italy, England, Spain, Germany and France — that a club has won eight...

How Juventus won its 8th straight Serie A title

Apr. 20, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — When the best team in Italy signed possibly the best player in the world, preventing it from winning yet another Serie A title was always going to be difficult. And so it proved as Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo continued breaking records. On Saturday, Juventus clinched a record-extending...

Italian Soccer Champions

Apr. 20, 2019 2:28 PM EDT

Champions of the Italian soccer league: 2019 — Juventus 2018 — Juventus 2017 — Juventus 2016 — Juventus 2015 — Juventus 2014 — Juventus 2013 — Juventus 2012 — Juventus 2011 — AC Milan 2010 — Inter Milan 2009 — Inter Milan 2008 —...

Juventus wins record-extending 8th straight Serie A title

Apr. 20, 2019 1:54 PM EDT
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus wins record-extending 8th straight Serie A title.

Pope cites plight of migrants, children on Good Friday

Apr. 19, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis used a Good Friday ceremony to decry "all the crosses" of suffering in the world, including those borne by migrants who find doors closed due to "political calculations" and children who are harmed in their "innocence and purity," in a reference to pedophile clergy. From a...

Surprised Nadal sees 'super solid' Djokovic exit Monte Carlo

Apr. 19, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

MONACO (AP) — Surprised at seeing rival Novak Djokovic go out of the Monte Carlo Masters after an error-strewn performance, defending champion Rafael Nadal acknowledged he enjoyed some luck in reaching the semifinals on Friday. Quite an admission from the best player in clay-court history, who has won both...

Italy, France aim to chart common strategy on violent Libya

Apr. 19, 2019 2:40 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The foreign ministers of Italy and France say their countries are trying to forge a common strategy on Libya. Italy's minster, Enzo Moavero Milanesi, told reporters Friday after the two held talks in Rome that lower-ranking ministry officials will meet next week in the Italian capital "to build...

Teen climate activist: I enjoy making a difference

Apr. 19, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg has told a rally of several thousand young people in Rome's Piazza del Popolo they should aim that when they are older they can say they did everything they could to help the climate. While the rally was part of the Friday school strike-for-climate...

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe

Apr. 18, 2019 3:31 PM EDT

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: ITALY Aiming to quickly move on from its Champions League elimination, Juventus needs only a draw at home against Fiorentina on Saturday to clinch a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title. Juventus is 17 points ahead of second-place...