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Europe ramps up vaccinations as virus haunts Easter holidays

Apr. 04, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French city of Lyon's main stadium opened as a mass vaccination center during Easter weekend, and thousands spent the holiday lining up for injections at hippodromes, velodromes or other sites as France tried to speed up shots amid a new rush of coronavirus cases. ...

Young professionals cut ahead of older Italians for vaccine

Apr. 03, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Octogenarians in Tuscany watched in disbelief and indignation as lawyers, magistrates, professors and other younger professionals got vaccinated against COVID-19 before them, despite government pledges of prioritizing Italy’s oldest citizens. Even some of their adult children...

AC Milan signs multi-year partnership deal with BMW

Mar. 31, 2021 08:29 AM EDT

Zlatan Ibrahimović and his AC Milan teammates will all be getting new cars after the Italian club signed a partnership deal with automobile maker BMW on Wednesday. The German car manufacturer has become Milan’s new Automotive Partner and Premium Partner, and will...

2026 Olympics plan for Cortina bobsled track, outdoor oval

Mar. 30, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Organizers for the 2026 Olympics are sticking with their plans to spend 50 million euros ($60 million) to rebuild an abandoned bobsled track in Cortina d’Ampezzo and take on the risky proposition of holding speedskating at an outdoor oval in Baselga di Piné. ...

Italy: Teen in hijab aims to be 'Afro-influencer' on TikTok

Mar. 25, 2021 05:48 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — In Milan’s chic Victor Emmanuel II Gallery, a spacious mall that would be jammed with shoppers were it not for the pandemic, a young Black woman wearing a violet hijab and matching lipstick propped up her phone and moved her hips to a tinny-sounding beat coming from the...

Dolce&Gabbana seeks over $600M damages from 2 US bloggers

Mar. 06, 2021 20:54 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — The Milan fashion house Dolce&Gabbana has filed a defamation suit in an Italian court seeking over $600 million in damages from two U.S. fashion bloggers who reposted anti-Asian comments attributed to one of the designers that led to a boycott by Asian consumers. ...

Europe staggers as infectious variants power virus surge

Mar. 06, 2021 11:07 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — The virus swept through a nursery school and an adjacent elementary school in the Milan suburb of Bollate with amazing speed. In a matter of just days, 45 children and 14 staff members had tested positive. Genetic analysis confirmed what officials already...

Milan designers hit reset button during digital fashion week

Mar. 04, 2021 09:54 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Fashion is off the hamster wheel, taking a deep breath that is allowing some freshness to seep into the once relentless cycle. “It is so weird thinking about fashion, and the kind of hamster wheel of fashion, and how we never had a break and always...

The Latest: U.S. FDA approves J&J single-shot vaccine

Mar. 02, 2021 13:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON — The U.S. now has a third vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration on Saturday cleared a Johnson & Johnson shot that works with just one dose instead of two. Health experts have anxiously awaited a one-and-done...

Prada sees virtues to preserve in digital runways

Feb. 25, 2021 15:18 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Miuccia Prada has adapted to the digital runway and isn’t ready to give up its lessons when the pandemic is over. Prada showed her first fall-winter collaboration with Raf Simons on Thursday, the camera following models as they traverse architectural...