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Italians vote in election that could take far-right to power

Sep. 25, 2022 06:22 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italians voted Sunday in an election that could move the country’s politics sharply toward the right during a critical time for Europe, with war in Ukraine fueling skyrocketing energy bills and testing the West's resolve to stand united against Russian aggression. ...

EXPLAINER: Italian election only part of forming government

Sep. 24, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Sunday parliamentary election will determine who governs next in Italy. But it might take weeks before a coalition government is actually in place to run the major industrial economy and key NATO member. Opinion polls indicate that voters might elect the first...

'Crucial' vote could move Italy to right; many might boycott

Sep. 23, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italians will vote on Sunday in what is being billed as a crucial election as Europe reels from the repercussions of Russia's war in Ukraine. For the first time in Italy since the end of World War II, the election could propel a far-right leader into the premiership. ...

The politicians vying to lead Italy's next government

Sep. 22, 2022 04:17 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The main candidates in Italy's general election Sunday to elect a new Parliament and determine who next governs the country include some familiar names and some lesser-known ones. They range from from three-time Premier Silvio Berlusconi to far-right opposition leader Giorgia Meloni,...

Italy's fractured left taps young feminist to lift campaign

Sep. 07, 2022 02:36 AM EDT

MODENA, Italy (AP) — As far-right leader Giorgia Meloni ’s push to become Italy’s first female premier gathers momentum, the country's fractured left is offering voters a contrasting style of feminist politics. Elly Schlein, a 37-year-old U.S.-Italian national who grew up in...

Italy's left insists far-right isn't destined to win vote

Sep. 06, 2022 17:55 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s Democratic Party leader used a rally Tuesday evening to try to galvanize center-left voters, especially young people, trying to confound opinion polls that indicate a right-wing campaign alliance is headed to triumph in this month’s election of a new Parliament. ...

NY Yankees buy minority stake in AC Milan soccer club

Aug. 31, 2022 22:21 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The New York Yankees have purchased a minority stake in Italian soccer champion AC Milan, which announced the closing of its latest ownership change Wednesday. RedBird Capital Partners completed the deal to purchase a controlling interest in the seven-time European...

Yankees, LeBron James to invest in AC Milan soccer team

Aug. 30, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball’s elite are getting involved with one of Europe’s most celebrated soccer clubs. The New York Yankees are becoming a minority investor in Italian champion AC Milan, the second soccer team the baseball power will partially own after MLS’s New York City....

Italy's Meloni slams energy policy as campaign heats up

Aug. 23, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

ANCONA, Italy (AP) — Leading her first election campaign rally, Italian far-right leader Giorgia Meloni on Tuesday slammed the European Union energy’s strategy, saying families and businesses are being “brought to their knees” by soaring prices. Meloni, who has been buoyed...

Italy's Meloni shocks opponents with alleged rape video

Aug. 22, 2022 13:27 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The far-right candidate who aspires to be Italy’s first female leader came under fire Monday from opponents for posting a pixelized video that purports to show a woman being raped by an asylum-seeker. Giorgia Meloni, the leader of the Brothers of Italy party that...