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Court acquits associate of Italy’s ex-premier of Mafia deal

Court acquits associate of Italy’s ex-premier of Mafia deal An appeals court in Sicily has acquitted a close associate of former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi of having negotiated with the Mafia during the 1990s ByThe Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 5:58 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ROME — An appeals court …

Rome court rejects Venezuela extradition bid for ex-oil czar

Rome court rejects Venezuela extradition bid for ex-oil czar A Rome court has rejected a request by Venezuela to extradite its former oil czar to face corruption charges, citing the country’s record in violating human rights ByThe Associated PressSeptember 20, 2021, 7:46 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – …

Grandad defends taking boy from cable car crash to Israel

Grandad defends taking boy from cable car crash to Israel The grandfather of a 6-year-old boy who survived a cable car crash in Italy that killed his immediate family and is now the target of a bitter custody battle is defending his decision to spirit the child off to Israel ByThe Associated PressSeptember 17, 2021, …

Italy requires COVID-19 pass for all workers from Oct. 15

Italy requires COVID-19 pass for all workers from Oct. 15 Italian workers in both the public and private sectors will be obliged to provide a health pass to access the workplace from Oct. 15 under a decree that has been approved by Premier Mario Draghi’s broad-based coalition government By COLLEEN BARRY Associated PressSeptember 16, 2021, …

Soaring utility bills alarm Europe, raise fears for winter

Soaring utility bills alarm Europe, raise fears for winter Gas and electric prices are spiking in Europe By DAVID McHUGH and ARITZ PARRASeptember 16, 2021, 2:35 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this Jan. 14, 2021 file photo, Tugboats get into position on the Russian pipe-laying vessel …

Israel police question grandfather of boy in cable car crash

Israel police question grandfather of boy in cable car crash Israeli police have questioned the grandfather of a young boy who was the sole survivor of a deadly cable car crash in northern Italy earlier this year, on suspicion of kidnapping ByThe Associated PressSeptember 14, 2021, 6:56 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Egyptian activist stands trial after 19-month detention

Egyptian activist stands trial after 19-month detention Lawyers say the trial of an Egyptian activist and researcher who has been imprisoned for over a year and a half has begun ByThe Associated PressSeptember 14, 2021, 5:12 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressFILE – In this Sept. 22, 2014, file …

Italian relatives want custody of boy in cable car accident

Italian relatives want custody of boy in cable car accident The relatives of a 6-year-old boy who was the sole survivor of a cable car crash this year in northern Italy say they are working to secure his return from Israel as Italian authorities opened a probe into his possible kidnapping ByThe Associated PressSeptember 13, …

Custody fight over child, 6, who survived Italy cable crash

Custody fight over child, 6, who survived Italy cable crash A six-year-old boy who was the sole survivor of a cable car crash this year in Italy is the object of a bitter custody battle between paternal relatives in Italy and maternal grandparents in Israel By FRANCES D'EMILIO Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 6:30 PM• 4 …

Police: 5 in Italy slashed with knife; suspect arrested

Police: 5 in Italy slashed with knife; suspect arrested Italian police are investigating a Somali man for attempted murder after he allegedly slashed two bus ticket controllers in the beach resort town of Rimini, then wounded three pedestrians as he fled ByThe Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 2:06 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Pope, patriarch, Canterbury archbishop make climate appeal

Pope, patriarch, Canterbury archbishop make climate appeal The world’s top Christian leaders have issued a joint appeal for delegates at the upcoming climate summit to “listen to the cry of the Earth” and make sacrifices to save the planet By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated PressSeptember 10, 2021, 5:36 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Afghan translator safe in Italy, worries for family he left

Afghan translator safe in Italy, worries for family he left A 39-year-old man who served as a translator for the Italian military and embassy in Afghanistan says he is relieved to be safe in Italy but worries about how his wife and four young children are faring back in Kabul By PAOLO SANTALUCIA Associated PressAugust …

Flames consume high-rise in Milan; residents evacuated

Flames consume high-rise in Milan; residents evacuated Italian firefighters are battling a high-rise blaze in Milan that spread rapidly through  a  20-story residential building ByThe Associated PressAugust 29, 2021, 7:24 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressSmoke billows from a building on fire in Milan, Italy, Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021. …

The Latest: 19 Afghans fleeing Taliban arrive in Croatia

The Latest: 19 Afghans fleeing Taliban arrive in Croatia Croatian police say 19 Afghan citizens evacuated from their country because of the threat from the Taliban have landed in Croatia By The Associated PressAugust 28, 2021, 8:43 PM• 13 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAfghan evacuees from Afghanistan sit in a …

Decrepit smuggling boat with 539 migrants nears Italy

Decrepit smuggling boat with 539 migrants nears Italy Italian military vessels have aided a decrepit fishing boat crammed with 539 migrants aboard, which was approaching the tiny southern island of Lampedusa south of Sicily ByThe Associated PressAugust 28, 2021, 1:37 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ROME — Italian military vessels …

The Latest: Erdogan: Turkish army, citizens out of Kabul

The Latest: Erdogan: Turkish army, citizens out of Kabul Turkey’s president says his country has pulled out all its civilians and military from Afghanistan ,except for a small number of technicians By The Associated PressAugust 27, 2021, 8:30 PM• 25 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAfghans walk through a security barrier …

Italy recalls 2016 quake as rebuilding effort picks up pace

Italy recalls 2016 quake as rebuilding effort picks up pace Italian Premier Mario Draghi has paid tribute to the nearly 300 victims of a 2016 earthquake that devastated entire towns in central Italy ByThe Associated PressAugust 24, 2021, 11:26 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:16 On Location: August 24, 2021 Catch …

Italy-Moroccan student freed after satirical cartoon post

Italy-Moroccan student freed after satirical cartoon post Italy’s foreign ministry says an Italian-Moroccan student has been freed by Moroccan authorities after she was detained on blasphemy charges ByThe Associated PressAugust 23, 2021, 6:13 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ROME — An Italian-Moroccan student has been freed by Moroccan authorities after …

IS threat forces US changes to evacuations at Kabul airport

IS threat forces US changes to evacuations at Kabul airport A U.S. official says potential Islamic State threats against Americans in Afghanistan are forcing the U.S. military to develop new ways to get evacuees to the airport in Kabul By AHMAD SEIR, RAHIM FAIEZ, KATHY GANNON and LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated PressAugust 21, 2021, 8:47 …

The Latest: Russian envoy to Kabul: Taliban offering a deal

The Latest: Russian envoy to Kabul: Taliban offering a deal Russia’s ambassador in Kabul says the Taliban have asked his embassy to convey their deal offer to the remaining pro-government holdout in northern Afghanistan By The Associated PressAugust 21, 2021, 7:29 PM• 18 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressIn this image …

The Latest: US says Kabul evacuees don’t need COVID tests

The Latest: US says Kabul evacuees don’t need COVID tests The U.S. State Department says evacuees from Afghanistan are not required to get a negative COVID-19 test to be able to leave Kabul By The Associated PressAugust 19, 2021, 8:43 PM• 29 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressTaliban fighters pose for …

Greece wildfires: Winds fan 2 new blazes outside of Athens

Greece wildfires: Winds fan 2 new blazes outside of Athens More wildfires have broken out in hard-hit Greece, with two blazes triggering the evacuation of 11 villages southeast and northwest of Athens, the Greek capital By ELENA BECATOROS and NICHOLAS PAPHITIS Associated PressAugust 16, 2021, 7:07 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Hundreds are evacuated as tinderbox Spain tackles wildfires

Hundreds are evacuated as tinderbox Spain tackles wildfires At least 800 people in Spain have been evacuated as forest fires were burning in two regions By JENNIFER O'MAHONYAugust 15, 2021, 3:59 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressEmergency staff fights a fire on Castillo mountain park near Tivoli a few …

The Latest: Taliban cleric to rule on Herat women’s rights

The Latest: Taliban cleric to rule on Herat women’s rights The Taliban have appointed a hard-line cleric as the women’s affairs minister in Herat, a province they captured earlier in the week in their blitz across Afghanistan By The Associated PressAugust 14, 2021, 9:09 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

Greek wildfires: Multinational force works to tame flare-ups

Greek wildfires: Multinational force works to tame flare-ups Hundreds of firefighters from across Europe and the Middle East are working alongside Greek colleagues in rugged terrain to contain flare-ups of the huge wildfires that have ravaged Greece’s forests for a week By PETROS KARADJIAS and NICHOLAS PAPHITIS Associated PressAugust 11, 2021, 5:15 PM• 6 min …

‘Unprecedented’: Massive forest fire ravages Greek island

“Unprecedented’: Massive forest fire ravages Greek island Firefighters and residents are battling into the night against a massive forest fire on Greece’s second-largest island for a seventh day By ILIANA MIER and ELENA BECATOROS Associated PressAugust 9, 2021, 8:02 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article3:03 On Location: August 9, 2021 Catch …

Rescued migrants get OK to land in Italy after days at sea

Rescued migrants get OK to land in Italy after days at sea A German charity boat carrying 257 rescued migrants has docked in Sicily after Italian authorities granted permission ByThe Associated PressAugust 7, 2021, 6:29 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressIn this photo taken on Aug. 2, 2021 a …

Italian police nab woman reputed to be Naples crime boss

Italian police nab woman reputed to be Naples crime boss Italian police have arrested a reputed top Naples crime boss as she was about to board a flight to Spain ByThe Associated PressAugust 7, 2021, 6:29 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article5:25 Italian royals in exile spar over line of succession …

Greek fires force beach rescue, approach Olympics birthplace

Greek fires force beach rescue, approach Olympics birthplace Coast guard vessels have helped with evacuations on the Greek island of Evia, where residents fleeing wildfires had fled to a beach for safety By THANASSIS STAVRAKIS and NICHOLAS PAPHITIS Associated PressAugust 4, 2021, 7:56 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAn …

In heat emergency, southern Europe scrambles for resources

In heat emergency, southern Europe scrambles for resources Turkey is seeking international help to fight wildfires, and neighbor Greece is using old power stations to cope with the demand for air conditioning as a heat wave intensifies in southeast Europe By DEREK GATOPOULOS, MEHMET GUZEL and COLLEEN BARRY Associated PressAugust 2, 2021, 6:41 PM• 4 …