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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Cardinal George Pell arrives at the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. Pell, Pope Francis' former finance minister, will soon return to the Vatican during an extraordinary economic scandal for the first time since he was cleared of child abuse allegations in Australia five months ago, a newspaper has reported, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill, File)

Report: Cardinal Pell returning to Vatican in crisis

Sep. 27, 2020 10:12 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis’ former finance minister, will soon return to the Vatican during an extraordinary economic scandal for the first time since he was cleared of child abuse allegations in Australia five months ago, a newspaper reported Monday. Pell will fly...

Fashion student Nora Bourelly shows her creation outside Valentino women's Spring-Summer 2021 fashion show location, in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno).

Valentino closes Milan Fashion Week with lush live show

Sep. 27, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — It’s been a season of disruption at Milan Fashion Week. The hybrid live-virtual formula meant anyone from their homes could watch delightful videos like Moschino’s marionette fashion show, created with the help of Jim Henson Studios, and featuring models wearing tiny Moschino...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks during a speaking appearance with state Republican legislators in the Senate chamber of the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, Wis. Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Pompeo speaks with NATO chief about Mediterranean tensions

Sep. 27, 2020 1:23 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is due to arrive in Greece on an official visit early Monday, has had a conversation on tensions in the eastern Mediterranean with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg. “Pleased to speak today with @NATO Secretary General...

FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, a Qatar Airways jet approaches Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia. Long-haul carrier Qatar Airways on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, reported revenue losses of $1.9 billion for the past year, blaming the coronavirus pandemic, its liquidation of shares in Air Italy and the ongoing boycott of Doha by four Arab nations for the drop. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Qatar Airways says losses reach $1.9B amid pandemic, boycott

Sep. 27, 2020 8:15 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul carrier Qatar Airways on Sunday reported revenue losses of $1.9 billion for the past year, blaming the coronavirus pandemic, its liquidation of shares in Air Italy and the ongoing boycott of Doha by four Arab nations for the drop. The energy-rich nation of...

Model Mariacarla Boscono wears a creation as part of the Salvatore Ferragamo 2021 women's spring-summer ready-to-wear collection during the fashion week in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Armani, Ferragamo premiere short films at Milan Fashion Week

Sep. 26, 2020 5:05 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — To show or not to show: Each Milan fashion house had to make a difficult decision how to reach the fashion public this season under the safety constraints imposed by the coronavirus. Italy's fashion capital — one of the top four runway cities in the world — has worked hard to...

Mattia Maestri waits for the start of a 180-kilometer relay race, in Codogno, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Italy’s coronavirus Patient No. 1, whose case confirmed one of the world’s deadliest outbreaks was underway, is taking part in a 180-kilometer relay race as a sign of hope for COVID victims after he himself recovered from weeks in intensive care. Mattia Maestri, a 38-year-old Unilever manager, was suited up Saturday for the start of the two-day race between Italy’s first two virus hotspots. It began in Codogno, where Maestri tested positive Feb. 21, and was ending Sunday in Vo’Euganeo, where Italy’s first official COVID death was recorded the same day. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Italy's 'Patient No. 1' joins relay race as sign of hope

Sep. 26, 2020 1:54 PM EDT

CODOGNO, Italy (AP) — Italy’s coronavirus “Patient No. 1,” whose case confirmed one of the world’s deadliest outbreaks was underway, is taking part in a 180-kilometer (112-mile) relay race as a sign of hope after he himself recovered from weeks in intensive care. Mattia Maestri,...

Romania's Simona Halep returns the ball to Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova during their final match at the Italian Open tennis tournament, in Rome, Monday, Sept. 21, 2020. (Alfredo Falcone/LaPresse via AP)

Perfect prep: Halep takes 14-match win streak to French Open

Sep. 26, 2020 4:22 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Two months of physical training. Then three months of practice on clay courts. Followed by two straight titles on the red dirt. Amid all the tumult of the coronavirus pandemic, Simona Halep might very well have found the perfect formula to prepare for the French Open. When the clay-court Grand...

In this photo provided by the United Nations, European Council President Charles Michel speaks in a pre-recorded message which was played during the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (Evan Schneider/UN Photo via AP)

Under virus strain, Europe's leaders plead at UN for unity

Sep. 25, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Struggling to contain resurgent virus infections, European leaders decried a collective failure to vanquish the pandemic and told the U.N. General Assembly on Friday that the time has come for countries to reinvent international cooperation. This year’s unusual work-from-home General...

Cardinal Angelo Becciu talks to journalists during press conference in Rome, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. The powerful head of the Vatican's saint-making office, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, has resigned from the post and renounced his rights as a cardinal amid a financial scandal that has reportedly implicated him indirectly. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Vatican cardinal pushes back after pope fires him in scandal

Sep. 25, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A powerful Vatican cardinal who was sacked by Pope Francis in an astonishing twist to the Vatican's latest financial scandal pushed back Friday against allegations he embezzled Holy See money and denied he did anything wrong. Cardinal Angelo Becciu presided over an extraordinary news conference...

Models wear creations as part of the Francesco Liberatore 2021 women's spring-summer ready-to-wear collection during the Milan's fashion week in Milan, Italy, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Milan Fashion: Marni avenges lockdown with global video

Sep. 25, 2020 3:23 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week continued in disjointed, discombobulated style for the third day on Friday, veering from the physical to the digital, with an uneasy eye fixed on the economic damage wrought by coronavirus. Some highlights from Friday’s shows of mostly women's collection for...