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At least 3 dead and 4 missing in an explosion at a hydroelectric plant in Italy

Apr. 09, 2024 22:13 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — An explosion Tuesday at a decades-old hydroelectric plant in northern Italy killed at least three workers and injured five others, a regional fire chief said. At least four other people were missing. The explosion at power company Enel's Bergi plant south of Bologna...

Italy's Meloni seeks symbolic compensation from suspects over deepfake porn images

Mar. 22, 2024 07:35 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni has been asked to testify in court July 2 in the trial of two men who are accused of making deepfake pornographic images using her face and posting them online. Meloni, who is listed as an injured party in the trial in Sassari in Sardinia,...

IOC says it was tricked by Russian prank callers amid tension ahead of Paris Olympics

Mar. 21, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The International Olympic Committee believes its president Thomas Bach fell prey to a prank telephone call amid rising tensions with Russia over restrictions on its athletes competing at the Paris Games. The IOC on Thursday detailed a call from people...

The European Union announces an $8 billion aid package for Egypt as concerns mount over migration

Mar. 17, 2024 20:26 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The European Union on Sunday announced a 7.4 billion-euro ($8 billion) aid package for cash-strapped Egypt as concerns mount that economic pressure and conflicts in neighboring countries could drive more migrants to European shores. The deal, which drew criticism from...

Italy's migrant detention centers in spotlight after death of Guinean and calls to close them down

Mar. 09, 2024 00:26 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Pressure is building on authorities in Italy to close a notorious Rome migrant detention center where a 19-year-old Guinean allegedly hanged himself last month. Visiting opposition senators have decried “undignified” conditions for people ordered to leave Italy but awaiting...

Biden approves military airdrops of aid into Gaza after chaotic encounter left more than 100 dead

Mar. 01, 2024 21:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will begin airdropping emergency humanitarian assistance into Gaza, President Joe Biden said Friday, a day after more than 100 Palestinians were killed during a chaotic encounter with Israeli troops. The president announced the move after at least 115...

Survivors and families of 94 migrants who died in a shipwreck off Italy call for justice a year on

Feb. 26, 2024 09:20 AM EST

CROTONE, Italy (AP) — Survivors and family members of victims of a tragic shipwreck a year ago that killed 94 migrants, including 35 minors, just a few meters off Italy’s southern coast, returned for three days of commemorations ending Monday, calling for justice to be done. A...

Western leaders rally around Kyiv to mark 2 years since Russia's full-scale invasion

Feb. 24, 2024 16:05 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed Western leaders to Kyiv Saturday to mark the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion, as Ukrainian forces run low on ammunition and foreign aid hangs in the balance. Allies from the EU and the Group of Seven...

Albanian Parliament approves controversial deal to hold migrants for Italy

Feb. 22, 2024 13:42 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s Parliament voted Thursday to approve a deal for the country to hold thousands of asylum seekers for Italy, despite protests from opposition lawmakers and human rights groups. Under the five-year deal, Albania would shelter up to 3,000 migrants...

The EU is watching Albania's deal to hold asylum seekers for Italy. Rights activists are worried

Feb. 22, 2024 10:51 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Albania has agreed to host two migrant processing centers on its territory that will be fully run by Italy, under a deal that worries many human rights activists. The European Union, however, sees the agreement as a possible template for the future. Italy has long...