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Afghan academic rebuilds life in Italy, dreams of returning

Dec. 10, 2022 02:37 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Batool Haidari used to be a prominent professor of sexology at a Kabul university before the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan. She taught mixed classes of male and female students, and helped patients struggling with gender identity issues. Her husband owned a carpet...

Italy allows 2nd aid group's migrant rescue boat to dock

Dec. 09, 2022 13:27 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy on Friday gave permission for a second humanitarian group’s ship to disembark its passengers at an Italian port, seemingly softening its hard line against European-flagged vessels that rescue migrants in the Mediterranean Sea. Italian authorities told the crew...

Italy's La Scala opens season to Ukrainian protests

Dec. 07, 2022 17:23 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s most treasured opera house, Teatro alla Scala, opened its new season Wednesday with the Russian opera “Boris Godunov,” against the backdrop of Ukrainian protests that the cultural event is a propaganda win for the Kremlin during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. ...

Italian firefighters find 12th victim of Nov. 26 landslide

Dec. 06, 2022 12:45 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — After 11 days of digging, search teams on Tuesday recovered the final victim from the debris of an enormous landslide on the Italian resort island of Ischia, bringing the final death toll to 12. The Naples prefect identified the victim as 31-year-old Maria Teresa...

Prada charts line of business succession, tapping new CEO

Dec. 06, 2022 11:53 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — The Prada fashion house began charting a line of succession on its business side, announcing Tuesday that it is tapping a former LVMH executive as its next CEO and confirming that Miuccia Prada will continue in her creative roles. Andrea Guerra is set to be confirmed...

Russian oil price cap, EU ban aim to limit Kremlin war chest

Dec. 05, 2022 13:43 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Major Western measures to limit Russia's oil profits over the war in Ukraine took effect Monday, bringing with them uncertainty about how much crude could be lost to the world and whether they will unleash the hoped-for hit to a Russian economy that has held up better...

Spain is prepared for penalties against Morocco at World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 09:36 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Spain coach Luis Enrique gave his team a unique assignment following a penalty shootout loss to Italy at last year's European Championship. “I told my players they have homework ahead of the World Cup. You need to take at least 1,000 penalties with your...

Today in History: December 5, Nelson Mandela dies at 95

Dec. 05, 2022 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 5, the 339th day of 2022. There are 26 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 5, 2013, Nelson Mandela, the anti-apartheid leader who became South Africa’s first Black president, died at...

Kylian Mbappé leads France past Poland 3-1 at World Cup

Dec. 04, 2022 17:38 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — It all seems so straightforward — laughable, perhaps — for Kylian Mbappé when it comes to the World Cup. The France forward, who scored four goals when he led his country to the title four years ago as a 19-year-old phenom, put on yet another demonstration...

Goggia wins downhill for 2nd straight day at Lake Louise

Dec. 03, 2022 18:17 PM EST

LAKE LOUISE, Alberta (AP) — Sofia Goggia of Italy captured a World Cup downhill race for a second straight day at Lake Louise. Goggia only got stronger Saturday, finishing with a time of 1 minute, 28.96 seconds. She withstood a late charge by Austria’s Nina Ortlieb, who started...