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Grandad defends taking boy from cable car crash to Israel

Sep. 17, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The grandfather of a 6-year-old boy who survived a cable car crash in Italy that killed his immediate family and is now the target of a bitter custody battle on Friday defended his decision to spirit the child off to Israel. Eitan Biran's parents and...

Italy requires COVID-19 pass for all workers from Oct. 15

Sep. 16, 2021 16:08 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italian workers in both the public and private sectors must display a health pass to access their workplaces from Oct. 15 under a decree adopted Thursday by Premier Mario Draghi’s broad-based coalition government. The measures are the first by a major...

Soaring utility bills alarm Europe, raise fears for winter

Sep. 16, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Wholesale prices for gas and electricity are surging across Europe, raising the prospect of increases in already-high utility bills and further pain for people who have taken a financial hit from the coronavirus pandemic. Governments are scrambling to find...

The Latest: Afghan women soccer players enter Pakistan

Sep. 15, 2021 04:25 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD--- Members of Afghanistan’s women soccer team and their families arrived in Pakistan after fleeing their country in the wake of the Taliban's takeover, local media said Wednesday. It was unclear how many Afghan women players and their family members were...

Israel police question grandfather of boy in cable car crash

Sep. 14, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police questioned the grandfather of a young boy who was the sole survivor of a deadly cable car crash in northern Italy earlier this year, on suspicion of kidnapping on Tuesday. Eitan Biran, age 6, is the focus of a bitter custody battle...

Egyptian activist stands trial after 19-month detention

Sep. 14, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The trial of an Egyptian activist and researcher who has been imprisoned for over a year and a half began Tuesday, his lawyers said. His case has drawn significant international attention, particularly in Italy, where he studied, and has become a high-profile example of the...

Italian relatives want custody of boy in cable car accident

Sep. 13, 2021 16:07 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Italian relatives of a 6-year-old boy who was the sole survivor of a cable car crash in northern Italy said Monday they are working to secure his return from Israel as Italian authorities opened a probe into his possible kidnapping. Eitan Biran is...

Holocaust survivor, scholar awarded $815,000 Balzan Prize

Sep. 13, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — An Israeli-French-American Holocaust survivor and historian and a U.S. scientist specializing in gut bacteria were among the recipients this year’s Balzan Prizes, recognizing scholarly and scientific achievements, announced on Monday. Saul Friedlander,...

Lemony marinade does double duty for roasted chicken

Sep. 13, 2021 08:11 AM EDT

In the market squares of Sicily and Calabria, street vendors baste thick swordfish chops with a bright blend of lemon juice and olive oil, grilling them over smoldering coals and filling the air with an alluring mix of char and sweet. The simple, ancient combination is called salmoriglio, and...

Custody fight over child, 6, who survived Italy cable crash

Sep. 12, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A six-year-old boy who was the sole survivor of a cable car crash this year in northern Italy is at the center of a bitter custody battle between his maternal grandparents in Israel and his paternal relatives in Italy, who claim the child was flown without their permission to...