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Italian mobster Rocco Morabito escapes from Uruguayan prison

Jun. 24, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A top Italian organized crime boss escaped during the night from the Uruguayan prison where he was awaiting extradition to Italy, Uruguay's interior ministry said Monday. Rocco Morabito and three other inmates got out "through the roof" of a prison in Montevideo around midnight...

Milan-Cortina triumph highlights Italy's north-south divide

Jun. 24, 2019 4:05 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Italy's winning bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics highlighted the growing gap between the north and the south of the country. Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo won the vote Monday to stage the Games as International Olympic Committee members voted 47-34 for the long-favored bid...

Star quality can't save Sweden from 8th Olympic bid loss

Jun. 24, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Sweden sent its heir to the throne, its prime minister, and a hockey icon to help persuade International Olympic Committee voters. Carrying the baggage of seven failed Winter Games bids in four decades, the 100-strong delegation for Stockholm-Are thought it met all the IOC's...

Sweden shrugs and sighs as Italy wins fight for 2026 Games

Jun. 24, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Jubilation for the winners from Italy. A shrug of indifference by the losers from Sweden. Stockholm-Are's failed bid for the Winter Olympics in 2026 provided insight into the psyche of the Swedish population when it comes to getting behind ventures like a major sporting competition. Even...

Italy's Milan-Cortina wins vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Jun. 24, 2019 1:50 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Riding a wave of widespread Italian enthusiasm to be an Olympic host, Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo won the vote Monday to stage the 2026 Winter Games. International Olympic Committee members voted 47-34 for the long-favored Milan-Cortina bid over Stockholm-Are from Sweden that...

The Latest: Milan-Cortina wins bid by 47-34 votes

Jun. 24, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on the 2026 Olympics vote (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The Milan-Cortina bid won 47 votes in its successful bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, with Stockholm-Are receiving 34 votes. There was one abstention. ___ 6 p.m. Italy will host the 2026 Winter Olympics in...

Italian bid of Milan-Cortina voted by IOC members to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Jun. 24, 2019 12:05 PM EDT
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Italian bid of Milan-Cortina voted by IOC members to host 2026 Winter Olympics.

Chinese agricultural official picked to lead UN food agency

Jun. 24, 2019 12:25 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Qu Dongyu, China's deputy agricultural minister, was elected Sunday as the new director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the first person from a Communist country to hold the influential FAO post. The agency's 194 member countries convened at the FAO headquarters in Rome...

Swedish bid hopes Latvia link key to 2026 Olympics host vote

Jun. 23, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The head of Sweden's 2026 Winter Olympics bid believes having Latvia on the hosting ticket can sway Monday's vote for the perceived underdog against Milan-Cortina. The Stockholm-Are plan to stage ice sliding sports across the Baltic Sea at a venue in Latvia avoids building a...

China's Qu Dongyu elected as new FAO general director

Jun. 23, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Qu Dongyu, China's deputy agricultural minister, was elected Sunday as the new director general of the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization, the first person from a Communist country to hold the influential FAO post. The agency's 194 member countries convened at the FAO headquarters in Rome...