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New Italian church head faces demands for abuse inquiry

May. 24, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Tuesday named a bishop in his own image, Cardinal Matteo Zuppi, as the new head of the Italian bishops conference, as the Italian Catholic Church comes under mounting pressure to confront its legacy of clerical sexual abuse with an independent inquiry. ...

Today in History: May 23, Bonnie and Clyde shot to death

May. 23, 2022 12:17 PM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, May 23, the 143rd day of 2022. There are 222 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 23, 1984, Surgeon General C. Everett Koop issued a report saying there was “very solid” evidence linking...

AC Milan wins first Serie A title in 11 years after beating Sassuolo 3-0

May. 22, 2022 13:58 PM EDT
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan wins first Serie A title in 11 years after beating Sassuolo 3-0.

Live updates | Zelenskyy: Russia should pay for destruction

May. 20, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine -- President Volodymyr Zelenskyy devoted his nightly video address to Ukraine’s demand that Russia be held financially responsible for the damage its forces are inflicting on Ukraine. Just on Friday, he noted, the Russian army fired a missile at the northeastern...

FRENCH OPEN 2022: Djokovic, Nadal, Alcaraz lead men's field

May. 20, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Some of the men to watch at the French Open, which begins Sunday at Roland Garros: NOVAK DJOKOVIC Ranked: 1 Country: Serbia Age: Turns 35 on Sunday 2022 Record: 12-4 ...

Netflix pays $59 million to settle tax dispute in Italy

May. 20, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Netflix has agreed to pay more than 55.8 million euros ($59 million) to settle a tax dispute, Milan prosecutors said Friday. The payment covers taxes, penalties and interest from October 2015 through 2019. The streaming service also established an Italian legal entity...

Russia to cut Finland's natural gas in latest energy clash

May. 20, 2022 11:12 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Russia will cut off natural gas to Finland after the Nordic country that applied for NATO membership this week refused President Vladimir Putin's demand to pay in rubles, the Finnish state-owned energy company said Friday, the latest escalation over European energy amid...

Cyprus drills hone skills on evacuations from conflict zones

May. 20, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Seven countries including the U.S., France, Italy, Israel and Greece have taken part in an series of drills in and around Cyprus designed to ease civilian evacuations from conflict zones and to conduct offshore rescue operations, amid a renewed sense of urgency due to the...

Police bust gang for tricking old men with love in Italy

May. 20, 2022 06:54 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Police in four European countries have busted a crime gang accused of using young women to trick elderly Italian men out of their savings, the European Union's law enforcement agency said Friday. Europol said the gang was mostly composed of members of one Romanian...

'I can’t see the light': War fuels surging prices in Europe

May. 20, 2022 06:30 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Edoardo Ronzoni inspects a construction site near Milan that he shut down in March as costs for materials skyrocketed. He can’t complete a half-built roundabout at an intersection known for fender-benders because asphalt, cast-iron pipes and concrete are too expensive — prices...