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Italian interior minister calls violence against minors at pro-Palestinian demo 'a defeat'

Feb. 29, 2024 09:26 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s interior minister acknowledged as a “defeat” the use of police batons against high school students demonstrating in the Tuscan city of Pisa last week, while warning lawmakers Thursday of growing violent tendencies among pro-Palestinian demonstrators. ...

Avalanche in northern Italy kills 1 German skier, critically injures 2 others

Feb. 28, 2024 15:19 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — An avalanche buried three German backcountry skiers in Italy’s northern South Tyrol province on Wednesday, killing one and critically injuring the other two, Italy’s alpine rescue corps said. All three skiers were recovered quickly thanks to electronic location...

Open letter urges Venice Biennale art show to exclude Israel. Italy's culture minister pushes back

Feb. 28, 2024 13:33 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Thousands of artists, curators and critics have signed an open letter calling on the Venice Biennale to exclude the Israeli national pavilion from this year’s contemporary art fair due to the war in Gaza, but Italy’s culture minister firmly backed Israel’s participation. ...

Warlord involved in hundreds of murders repatriated to Colombia after serving US drug sentence

Feb. 28, 2024 01:12 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian warlord Salvatore Mancuso was repatriated Tuesday after serving a drug trafficking sentence in the United States and being denied several requests to be sent to Italy, where he also has citizenship. Mancuso arrived in Bogota’s El Dorado Airport...

The US women fought to raise the level of soccer worldwide, and now the competition is much tougher

Feb. 27, 2024 15:23 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. national team has fought for years to raise the level of women’s soccer across the globe, but that doesn't make its inevitable losses to teams it once dominated any easier. "People say that everyone’s catching up with us. Of course, and that’s...

A triumphant return for Italian conductor Noseda as US orchestra receives rare La Scala ovation

Feb. 27, 2024 11:26 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Conductor Gianandrea Noseda made a triumphant return to Teatro alla Scala in an informal role as cultural ambassador, leading the U.S. National Symphony Orchestra that he has made more “luminous” with his personal loan of centuries-old Italian-made instruments. ...

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...

New designers make a splash at Moschino, Tod's and Blumarine during Milan Fashion Week

Feb. 23, 2024 16:20 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Designers are giving their first impressions at their new fashion houses during Milan Fashion Week. In a game of musical chairs, Matteo Tamburini showed his first collection for Tod's on Friday just hours before his predecessor there, Walter Chiapponi, made his debut...

IOC says there will be no compromise if Milan-Cortina Olympics track is not ready by March 2025

Feb. 23, 2024 10:21 AM EST

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The International Olympic Committee reiterated that the bobsled track for the Milan-Cortina Games has to be ready by March 2025 and that there will be no “compromise.” Italy is going ahead with a controversial, $90 million plan to rebuild the historic track...

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...