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Rescue ship with 42 migrants defies Italy order to stay out

Jun. 26, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A private sea rescue ship carrying 42 migrants it took aboard off Libya two weeks ago entered Italian waters Wednesday despite an explicit ban from Italy's interior minister, who has threatened to seize the ship operated by a German aid organization and to arrest its captain. Interior Minister...

IOC to change process of Olympic bid races, host elections

Jun. 26, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympics hosted in multiple cities or countries. Bidders pro-actively invited. Candidates recommended with possibly no opponents. Radical changes in how and when Olympic hosts are picked were voted in Wednesday as the International Olympic Committee looks to avoid negative...

The Latest: Ship with 42 migrants aboard enters Italy waters

Jun. 26, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on migration to Europe (all times local): 4:05 p.m. A German humanitarian group says its ship Sea-Watch 3 carrying 42 migrants rescued at sea two weeks ago has entered Italian waters under emergency provisions, calling the situation on board desperate. Sea-Watch said the...

Rome doctors warn of health hazards from city's garbage woes

Jun. 26, 2019 4:07 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Doctors in Rome are warning of possible health hazards caused by overflowing trash bins in the city's streets, as the Italian capital struggles with a renewed garbage emergency aggravated by the summer heat. Trash disposal is a decades-long problem for the Eternal City. Rome was left with no...

Uruguayan prison chief quits after Italian mobster escapes

Jun. 25, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The director of Uruguay's prison system has resigned following the escape of a top Italian organized crime boss from the jail where he was being held while awaiting extradition to Italy. The government announced Tuesday that it had accepted Alberto Gadea's resignation. Rocco...

Italy beats China 2-0, reaches first quarterfinal since 1991

Jun. 25, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

MONTPELLIER, France (AP) — Italy made its case to be considered a contender in the Women's World Cup after a convincing 2-0 win over China on Tuesday night. Coach Milena Bertolini believes Italy is set to play in its first quarterfinal since 1991 because her players are striving for a goal that goes beyond...

American cardinal severs ties with Bannon-linked group

Jun. 25, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A conservative American cardinal distanced himself Tuesday from former White House adviser Steve Bannon and severed ties with a Bannon-linked institute that wants to train future populist leaders in Europe. Cardinal Raymond Burke said in a statement Tuesday that he was terminating his...

Bulgari exhibit in Rome features "La Dolce Vita"-era jewels

Jun. 25, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Glamorous jewelry and vintage fashion from the "La Dolce Vita" era are the star attractions of Bulgari's new exhibition in Rome. The exhibition "Bvlgari, the story, the dream" includes the diamond-and-sapphire sautoir necklace that Hollywood star Richard Burton gave Elizabeth Taylor during...

Orangutans, polar bears make a splash as Europe swelters

Jun. 25, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Orangutans at a Vienna zoo got buckets of water, lemurs in Rome enjoyed fruit icicles and a polar bear took to a pool in Germany as much of Europe sweltered Tuesday in an early summer heat wave. Authorities warned that temperatures could top 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in some parts...

Italian mobster Rocco Morabito escapes from Uruguayan prison

Jun. 24, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A top Italian organized crime boss escaped during the night from the Uruguayan prison where he was awaiting extradition to Italy, Uruguay's interior ministry said Monday. Rocco Morabito and three other inmates got out "through the roof" of a prison in Montevideo around midnight...