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Today in History: May 22, Lyndon B. Johnson outlines 'Great Society'

May. 22, 2024 00:11 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 22, the 143rd day of 2024. There are 223 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 22, 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson, speaking at the University of Michigan, outlined the goals of his...

Police raid the headquarters of the Milan-Cortina Olympics organizers in sponsors inquiry

May. 21, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italy's financial police raided the headquarters of the Milan-Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics local organizing committee on Tuesday as part of an investigation into alleged irregularities over the way digital sponsors for the games were selected. “The checks underway...

Italian women's prison, hundreds of residents evacuated after 4.4 magnitude quake in southern Italy

May. 21, 2024 06:26 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A women’s prison near Naples was evacuated as a precaution Tuesday following a 4.4 magnitude quake with an epicenter at an active volcano west of the southern Italian port city that forced hundreds of residents to sleep in tents or cars. No injuries and only minor damage was...

Europe's far right groups launch unofficial campaign for the European Union elections

May. 19, 2024 22:24 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Europe’s far-right political parties unofficially launched their campaign Sunday for European Union elections in Spain with strong messages against illegal migration and the bloc’s climate policy while declaring their support for Israel in its war against Hamas. ...

The number of child migrants arriving in an Italian city has more than doubled, a report says

May. 16, 2024 14:37 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The number of unaccompanied children who arrived in the northern Italian city of Trieste through the Balkan migratory route more than doubled last year, an aid group said Thursday. About 3,000 unaccompanied children arrived in Trieste, which is close to Italy's borders...

Greek defense team says 9 Egyptians accused of causing deadly shipwreck were misidentified as crew

May. 16, 2024 10:59 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The legal defense team for nine Egyptian men due to go on trial in southern Greece next week accused of causing one of the Mediterranean's deadliest shipwrecks said Thursday they will argue that Greece has no jurisdiction in the case, and insisted their clients were innocent...

As countries tighten anti-gay laws, more and more LGBTQ+ migrants seek safety and asylum in Europe

May. 16, 2024 03:37 AM EDT

RIETI, Italy (AP) — Ella Anthony knew it was time to leave her native Nigeria when she escaped an abusive, forced marriage only to face angry relatives who threatened to turn her in to police because she was gay. Since Nigeria criminalizes same-sex relationships, Anthony fled a...

Italian anti-fascist activist jailed in Hungary to be moved to house arrest in Budapest

May. 15, 2024 13:24 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Hungarian court of appeal on Wednesday upheld a request from an Italian anti-fascist activist to be moved from jail to house arrest in Budapest as she awaits trial, authorities said. The court approved Ilaria Salis’ request upon payment of a bail of about 40,000...

Albania installs British-funded cameras along its border to stem flow of migrants, criminal gangs

May. 15, 2024 12:42 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania has installed a “sophisticated” network of cameras along its border with Kosovo, supplied by the British government in an attempt to stem the number of migrants flowing into the United Kingdom and to track criminal activity in the region, the U.K. home office...

Thai prime minister promises investigation after activist died in detention

May. 15, 2024 05:42 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s prime minister on Wednesday offered his condolences to the family of a young activist who died in detention after a monthslong hunger strike, amid a public debate on the country’s justice system. Netiporn “Bung” Sanesangkhom, 28, died on Tuesday...