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Priceless painting looted by Nazis during World War II returns to Poland from Japan

May. 31, 2023 10:42 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A priceless 16th century Italian painting that was looted by Nazi Germany during World War II and discovered in Japan has been returned to Poland, authorities in Warsaw said Wednesday. The “Madonna with Child” attributed to Alessandro Turchi, is the latest...

Today in History: May 31, the Johnstown Flood

May. 31, 2023 03:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, May 31, the 151st day of 2023. There are 214 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 31, 1889, some 2,200 people in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, perished when the South Fork Dam collapsed, sending...

Italy announces arrest of minor belonging to international network of young ISIS supporters

May. 30, 2023 10:39 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italian authorities have arrested a minor suspected of being a supporter of the ISIS terror network who was allegedly planning an explosive attack in the area where he lived, police said Tuesday. The minor, identified as an Italian citizen of foreign origin, was...

2 Italian agents, 1 ex-Israeli agent among 4 dead in boat that capsized in storm on Italian lake

May. 30, 2023 10:32 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Two Italian intelligence agents and one retired Israeli agent were among the four dead when a sudden storm sank a houseboat hired for a pleasure cruise this weekend on a northern Italian lake, authorities said Tuesday. The Israeli Foreign Ministry on Tuesday confirmed...

La Scala announces 2023-24 season as new government decree creates uncertainty

May. 29, 2023 15:42 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The French general manager of Milan’s famed Teatro alla Scala is facing the threat of a tenure cut short, even as he unveiled a star-studded 2023-24 season and announced record sponsor revenues on Monday. A government decree adopted earlier this month would require...

German airline Lufthansa signs deal for minority stake in Italy's struggling ITA Airways

May. 25, 2023 15:25 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — German airline Lufthansa on Thursday signed a deal with the Italian government for a 41-percent minority share in the long-struggling ITA Airways, formerly Alitalia. The deal calls for investments of 575 million euros in capital increases, 325 million euros from...

Germany cracks down on climate activists after Scholz brands protest group's tactics 'nutty'

May. 24, 2023 13:41 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police raided 15 properties linked to the Last Generation climate activist group Wednesday, seizing assets as part of an investigation into its finances in a sign of growing impatience with disruptive protest tactics also seen in other European countries. ...

Court annuls EU approval of $140 million of COVID-19 aid for Italian airlines

May. 24, 2023 08:44 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A top European Union court ruled Wednesday that the European Commission was wrong to approve millions of euros (dollars) in aid to help Italian airlines cope with the impact of COVID-19 restrictions. The EU general court said the European Commission — the bloc's...

Italy OKs aid mega-package for flooded north, with museum ticket surcharge to help pay for it

May. 23, 2023 11:52 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Italian government on Tuesday approved more than 2 billion euros ($2.2 billion) in aid for the flood-stricken region of Emilia-Romagna in the north, including for farmers and business owners in one of the country's most productive regions. The government is...

Former Louisiana House Speaker Jimmy Dimos dies at 84

May. 22, 2023 16:44 PM EDT

MONROE, La. (AP) — Jimmy Dimos, a former legislator from northeast Louisiana who served a term as Speaker of the House during the administration of former Gov. Buddy Roemer, has died at age 84. Dimos died last week after a short illness, according to Mulhearn Funeral Home. ...