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Dua Lipa walks the Versace runway, Prada resists normality

Sep. 24, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week opened its third day of preview shows for next spring and summer against the backdrop of thousands of young environmental protesters calling out the industry Friday for its wasteful and polluting ways. The question hanging over fashion...

Catalan separatist leader out of Sardinia jail, can travel

Sep. 24, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont left a jail in Sardinia on Friday after a judge ruled that he could go free pending an Oct. 4 hearing on his extradition to Spain, where the political firebrand is wanted for sedition. Puigdemont, the former...

Vatican Museums, Uffizi team up to confirm a Raphael is real

Sep. 24, 2021 12:46 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Two of the world’s most important art museums, the Vatican Museums and the Uffizi Galleries, joined forces for the first time on Friday to inaugurate a small exhibit of rarely seen works by two Renaissance masters that confirmed a painting long suspected of being by...

Venezia makes waves with American imports to Italian league

Sep. 24, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

VENICE, Italy (AP) — The team bus is a team boat for American midfielder Gianluca Busio and his Venezia teammates when they play home games in one of Italy's most picturesque cities. “We drive to a little port and the (water) taxi is waiting for us. That’s the only...

Judge in Sardinia tells AP Catalan separatist leader Puigdemont can leave jail, travel before Oct. 4 extradition hearing

Sep. 24, 2021 12:10 PM EDT
ROME (AP) — Judge in Sardinia tells AP Catalan separatist leader Puigdemont can leave jail, travel before Oct. 4 extradition hearing.

Workers for soon-to-be-defunct Alitalia block highway exit

Sep. 24, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Hundreds of Alitalia workers blocked a highway exit outside Rome's main airport on Friday in a protest το vent their anger that most of the airline’s staff will soon lose their jobs. As of Oct. 15, Alitalia, long financially ailing, won’t exist...

Tiny San Marino votes in referendum on legalizing abortion

Sep. 24, 2021 03:54 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Tiny San Marino is one of the last countries in Europe which forbids abortion in any circumstance — a ban that dates from 1865. On Sunday, its citizens can vote in a referendum calling for abortion to be made legal in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. The...

Ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont detained in Sardinia

Sep. 23, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who fled Spain after a failed secession bid for the northeastern region in 2017, was detained Thursday in Sardinia, Italy, his lawyer said. Puigdemont, who lives in Belgium and now holds a seat in the...

Carles Puigdemont’s lawyer says the former Catalan leader who is wanted by Spain has been detained in Sardinia, Italy

Sep. 23, 2021 18:24 PM EDT
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Carles Puigdemont’s lawyer says the former Catalan leader who is wanted by Spain has been detained in Sardinia, Italy.

Emporio Armani celebrates 40 years during Milan Fashion Week

Sep. 23, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Milan is once again basking in the joy of snarled traffic for Milan Fashion Week, a sneak peek at what real normalcy might look like one day. Health passes are being checked at the door of in-person shows and presentations, giving a sense of security to...