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Biden and Italy's Meloni to hold talks at time of worries about Ukraine, political headwinds at home

Mar. 01, 2024 00:12 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to host Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni on Friday for talks at the White House as the Democratic administration struggles to persuade House Republicans to pass legislation that would replenish aid to Ukraine and as both leaders face political headwinds...

Survivors and families of 94 migrants who died in a shipwreck off Italy call for justice a year on

Feb. 26, 2024 09:20 AM EST

CROTONE, Italy (AP) — Survivors and family members of victims of a tragic shipwreck a year ago that killed 94 migrants, including 35 minors, just a few meters off Italy’s southern coast, returned for three days of commemorations ending Monday, calling for justice to be done. A...

Western leaders rally around Kyiv to mark 2 years since Russia's full-scale invasion

Feb. 24, 2024 16:05 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed Western leaders to Kyiv Saturday to mark the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion, as Ukrainian forces run low on ammunition and foreign aid hangs in the balance. Allies from the EU and the Group of Seven...

Albanian Parliament approves controversial deal to hold migrants for Italy

Feb. 22, 2024 13:42 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s Parliament voted Thursday to approve a deal for the country to hold thousands of asylum seekers for Italy, despite protests from opposition lawmakers and human rights groups. Under the five-year deal, Albania would shelter up to 3,000 migrants...

The EU is watching Albania's deal to hold asylum seekers for Italy. Rights activists are worried

Feb. 22, 2024 10:51 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Albania has agreed to host two migrant processing centers on its territory that will be fully run by Italy, under a deal that worries many human rights activists. The European Union, however, sees the agreement as a possible template for the future. Italy has long...

Milan Fashion Week showcases emerging Black designers, launches initiative to fight discrimination

Feb. 21, 2024 16:40 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week highlighted diversity and in a new initiative that aims to promote inclusion across the industry and the return of a showcase for underrepresented designers as five days of mostly womenswear previews for Fall-Winter 2024-25 got underway on Wednesday. ...

Italy's upper chamber gives final OK to deal with Albania to house migrants during asylum process

Feb. 15, 2024 13:26 PM EST

ROME (AP) — The Italian Senate on Thursday gave final approval to a controversial agreement with Albania to house migrants during the processing of their asylum requests, part of the government’s effort to share the migration burden with the rest of Europe. The bill passed 93-61,...

Pope and Argentine President Milei embrace after pontiff canonizes Argentina's first female saint

Feb. 11, 2024 15:34 PM EST

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis and Argentine President Javier Milei embraced Sunday in St. Peter's Basilica, as Argentine faith and politics came together during a Mass to canonize the country's first female saint. The ceremony to declare Mama Antula a saint marked the first...

Antifascists gather in Hungary to oppose annual far-right event as Italian activist remains jailed

Feb. 10, 2024 12:26 PM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Antifascist activists gathered in Hungary's capital on Saturday to oppose an annual commemoration held by far-right groups, underscoring diplomatic tensions between Budapest and Rome over the detention of an Italian citizen in a Hungarian jail. Hundreds of...

Japan will step up defense and economic ties with Italy as Rome seeks a greater Indo-Pacific role

Feb. 05, 2024 09:39 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The leaders of Japan and Italy said Monday they will bolster their cooperation in security and defense, including their joint next-generation fighter jet development with Britain, as Tokyo welcomed the European nation's shift toward playing a greater role in the Indo-Pacific. ...