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FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 file photo, Carlo Capasa, head of the National Chamber of Italian Fashion, attends the Fendi women's 2019 Spring-Summer fashion show, during the Fashion Week in Milan, Italy. Italy’s fashion chamber opens the first Milan Fashion Week on Friday with no VIPS populating runway front rows, as the reality of the persistent virus resurgence in Italy has forced an all-digital, no physical week of menswear previews. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

Milan opens 1st fashion week with no VIP guests due to virus

Jan. 15, 2021 9:44 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s fashion chamber is opening on Friday the first Milan Fashion Week that won't have VIPS populating runway front rows, as the reality of Italy's persistent resurgence of the coronavirus has forced an all-virtual format for presenting menswear previews. The National Fashion...

FILE - In this March 1, 2020 file photo, a model wears a creation for the Valentino fashion collection during Women's fashion week Fall/Winter 2020/21 presented in Paris. Ending the confusion over the fate of Paris Fashion Week, French fashion's regulatory body has said that this month's Paris men's and haute couture fashion shows will be strictly audience-free over coronavirus fears. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

This month's Paris Fashion Week goes totally digital

Jan. 11, 2021 9:20 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — Ending the confusion over the fate of Paris Fashion Week, French fashion's regulatory body has said that this month's Paris men’s and haute couture shows will be strictly audience-free over coronavirus fears. The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode has told luxury...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, CEO of PSA Groupe Carlos Tavares arrives for the presentation of the company's 2019 full year results in Rueil-Malmaison, west of Paris.  Fiat Chrysler Shareholders of Fiat Chrysler and France's PSA Group are meeting Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 to vote on a merger that will create the world's fourth-largest automaker. The new company called Stellantis will be run by PSA CEO Carlos Tavares, who is known for cutting vehicles or ventures that don't make money.(AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

Fiat Chrysler, Peugeot shareholders approve merger

Jan. 4, 2021 1:21 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Shareholders of Fiat Chrysler and PSA Peugeot voted Monday to merge and create the world’s fourth-largest auto company which, its architects hope, can more readily take on an enormous technological shift in the industry. Addressing separate meetings, PSA Peugeot CEO Carlos Tavares and...

Milan's Rafael Leao celebrates after scoring his side's first goal during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Sassuolo and Milan, at the Mapei stadium in Reggio Emilia, Italy, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. Leao scored after 6 seconds of play, setting a new record for the fasted goal in Serie A.  (Spada/LaPresse via AP)

Milan forward Leão scores fastest goal in Serie A history

Dec. 20, 2020 2:08 PM EST

SASSUOLO, Italy (AP) — AC Milan forward Rafael Leão scored the fastest goal in Serie A history on Sunday, netting after just six seconds to set his side on the way to a 2-1 win at Sassuolo. Statistics supplier Opta said the Portuguese youngster’s goal beat the previous record of eight seconds...

People queue for food at the 'Pane Quotidiano' (Daily Bread) Onlus, in Milan, northern Italy, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Nowhere in Italy is poverty more evident than in Lombardy, the northern region that has been the pandemic epicenter in both surges. The Coldiretti agriculture lobby estimates that the virus has created 300,000 so-called

Pandemic exposes the vulnerability of Italy's 'new poor'

Dec. 20, 2020 3:00 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic did not produce Elena Simone's first budgetary rough patch. The 49-year-old single mother found herself out of the job market when the 2008 global financial crisis hit Italy and never fully got back in, but she created a patchwork of small jobs that provided for...

5 live menswear shows planned for hybrid Milan Fashion Week

Dec. 18, 2020 1:48 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi and Etro are planning to stage live runway shows previewing menswear collections next month during a mostly digital Milan Fashion Week. Ermenegildo Zegna is set to open the five days of previews scheduled for Jan. 15-19. Many top brands already decided to show...

Eighty-two-year-old patient Mario reads a note on his medical condition during a routine examination by Dr. Giovanni Passeri, upper left, and his assistant Dr. Mariaconcetta Terracina during the night shift in the COVID-19 section of the Maggiore Hospital in Parma, northern Italy, on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Mario has been under oxygen CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) headgear ventilation and he could only communicate in writing because the hissing sound of the oxygen made it difficult for him to hear the doctor's voice. Mario's health conditions worsened since his admission on March 28. He died on the evening of April 14. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)

A pandemic atlas: Italy becomes Europe's viral epicenter

Dec. 16, 2020 3:28 AM EST

ROME (AP) — On the morning of Feb. 20, Dr. Annalisa Malara went to work at the public hospital in tiny Codogno, Italy, and broke protocol by ordering up a coronavirus test for a patient. In so doing, she confirmed that Europe’s coronavirus outbreak was under way. Malara’s intuition —...

First passengers from Melbourne arrive at Sydney Airport, Australia, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. Border restrictions were lifted between NSW and Victoria at midnight allowing people coming from Victoria to enter NSW without having to go into 14 day isolation. (Dean Lewins/AAP Image via AP)

The Latest: Australia leader to go slow on Pfizer vaccine

Dec. 10, 2020 10:09 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s prime minister says his government will not rush approval of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine because he wants Australians to have confidence in the product. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday that Australia is in a different position to Britain, which has...

Corritta Lewis, center, and her wife Mea pose with their son Caleb, 2, in Oceanside, Calif., on Dec. 4, 2020. For some planning to stay home for Christmas, giving up the hassle and family drama of holiday travel isn't such a bad deal in the end. Corritta Lewis, who has a huge extended family in Ohio, says she is looking forward to staying home with her family and avoiding the overall mania that the holiday brings. (Corritta Lewis via AP)

No drama corona-Christmas has some secretly jumping for joy

Dec. 10, 2020 10:51 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Corritta Lewis has a huge extended family. Her mom is one of 12 siblings. Usually, Christmas means that she, her wife and their 2-year-old son dig out their cold-weather gear for the schlep from home in sunny Southern California to Ohio and days of holiday chaos. Not this year....

An Indian family wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus rides on a scooter through a street in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. India has more than 9 million cases of coronavirus, second behind the United States. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

The Latest: India's case level a third of its September peak

Dec. 9, 2020 11:21 PM EST

NEW DELHI — India is reporting 31,521 newly confirmed coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, dropping to just over a third of the peak level seen in mid-September. India’s single-day cases have remained below 50,000 for more than a month. The health ministry also reported 412 deaths Thursday,...