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'A complete midfielder': Locatelli does it all for Italy

Jun. 17, 2021 09:33 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — An 18-year-old Manuel Locatelli announced himself to followers of Italian soccer by absolutely smashing a shot past Gianluigi Buffon to give AC Milan a 1-0 win over rival Juventus five years ago. It was just the second shot on target of his Serie A career,...

Vatican hosts faith leaders ahead of Glasgow climate meeting

Jun. 17, 2021 07:48 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Vatican will host a gathering of faith leaders this fall to build momentum behind a moral appeal for strong, courageous commitments to be taken at a November climate change conference in Glasgow, organizers said Thursday. The Vatican foreign minister,...

Italy impress again in 3-0 win over Switzerland at Euro 2020

Jun. 16, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The wingers sprint forward like Ferraris. The midfielders are just as capable at scoring as the forwards. And the reserves look like starters. A new-look Italy is impressing with its offensive flair at the European Championship. ...

Rome tribunal backs Vatican in case against Italian broker

Jun. 16, 2021 15:38 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Rome court has strongly backed Vatican prosecutors in their pursuit of an Italian businessman accused of bilking the Holy See of millions of euros in a London real estate deal, saying he used bad-faith negotiations, last-minute contractual changes and a web of accomplices. ...

The Latest: Ramsey leads Wales over Turkey 2-0 at Euro 2020

Jun. 16, 2021 13:56 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Aaron Ramsey scored the first goal to give Wales a 2-0 victory over Turkey at the European Championship. Gareth Bale played a lobbed pass over the opposing defense and Ramsey...

Texas bullet train group inks deal with Milan design firm

Jun. 15, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The developer of a long-planned — and controversial — high-speed rail line that would get passengers from Dallas to Houston in 90 minutes announced Tuesday that it signed a $16 billion contract with an Italian company to build the project, in what could be a step toward...

The Latest: Ronaldo's ID checked before Euro 2020 game

Jun. 15, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Cristiano Ronaldo was stopped by a security official to have his identity checked before playing for Portugal against Hungary at the European Championship. The official at the...

Pixar’s ‘Luca’ invites you to summer in the Italian Riviera

Jun. 15, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

When filmmaker Enrico Casarosa left Italy for New York more than two decades ago, all he wanted to do was assimilate. He wanted to sound American. He wanted to order lattes like an American. He was, he said, “Very shy about showing my Italian identity.” And yet, like...

India closes criminal case against 2 Italian marines

Jun. 15, 2021 09:10 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday closed criminal proceedings against two Italian marines in the shooting deaths of two Indian fisherman in 2012 after Italy paid $1.3 million in damages, ending one chapter in a long-simmering case that has strained relations between the...

The Latest: Skriniar scores, Slovakia beats Poland 2-1

Jun. 14, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Slovakia capitalized on a second-half red card and got a goal from Milan Skriniar in a 2-1 victory over Poland at the European Championship. The Inter Milan center back brought...