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Gala evening at La Scala celebrates culture over extremism

Dec. 7, 2019 8:07 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — The gala season premiere of Puccini’s “Tosca” starring Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and conducted by Riccardo Chailly received 15 minutes of applause from an audience of Milanese elite, in an evening that celebrated culture as a bulwark against political extremism. For...

Kids hurt in Albanian quake meet footballers Ronaldo, Buffon

Dec. 6, 2019 5:32 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Two Albanian boys who jumped from their apartments during an earthquake that killed relatives got a small reprieve from the tragedy Friday when they met their football idols. Aurel Lala, 7, and Alesio Cakoni, 10, jumped from the balconies of their apartments to escape the collapsing...

Italian sports daily under fire for Black Friday headline

Dec. 5, 2019 2:06 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — A leading Italian sports daily faced widespread criticism for a headline reading “Black Friday” and featuring two black soccer players on Thursday’s cover. Corriere dello Sport ran photos of Roma defender Chris Smalling and Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku ahead Friday's...

Report: Placido Domingo denies alleged casting power abuse

Dec. 2, 2019 2:48 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Opera legend Placido Domingo was quoted by a leading Italian daily Monday as saying he did not abuse his power in casting, part of allegations against him in two reports by The Associated Press. Domingo, 78, told Milanese daily Corriere della Sera that while he was general director in...

From Vienna to Milan, opera manager Meyer considers #MeToo

Nov. 28, 2019 3:16 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Frenchman Dominique Meyer for the coming months will be simultaneously guiding two of Europe’s most important opera houses — doing his previous job at the Vienna State Opera until March while also starting his new post as general manager of the famed Teatro alla Scala in Milan....

Milan hospital displays X-rays of women attacked by men

Nov. 22, 2019 1:27 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — A Milan hospital is exhibiting X-rays of women attacked by men to highlight what one doctor calls the “daily horror” of violence against women. The San Carlo Hospital mounted the exhibit in its atrium to coincide with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against...

Sinner beats De Minaur to scoop 1st ATP title

Nov. 9, 2019 6:21 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italian teenager Jannik Sinner beat top-seeded Alex de Minaur in straight sets at the Next Gen Finals on Saturday to claim his first ATP title — and a big payday. Wild card Sinner triumphed 4-2, 4-1, 4-2 in the final, serving out to love and clinching victory when De Minaur hit a return...

De Minaur to face home favorite Sinner in final

Nov. 8, 2019 6:27 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Last year's runner-up Alex de Minaur will have to overcome a partisan home crowd in Saturday's final if he is to go one better and win the Next Gen Finals. Top-seeded De Minaur of Australia will face Italian wild card Jannik Sinner after both won their semifinals on Friday at the season-ending...

Auschwitz survivor a focus of Italy's anti-Semitic tensions

Nov. 7, 2019 10:15 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — An 89-year-old Auschwitz survivor who is a senator-for-life in Italy has unwittingly provoked one of the country's most intense confrontations with anti-Semitism since the end of Italy's Fascist dictatorship during World War II. In response to revelations that she is subject to 200 social...

Italy's top bank makes big profit but sees risks for economy

Nov. 7, 2019 7:12 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy's biggest bank, UniCredit, says it made a big profit in the third quarter but has warned that the economic outlook appears dim. The bank said Thursday that it made 1.1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) in the quarter, up from just 29 million euros in the same period a year earlier. It...