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Italian envoy confirms deaths of 2 climbers in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Two European mountain climbers who went missing on the Pakistani mountain Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth-tallest, were confirmed dead Saturday by Italy’s ambassador to Pakistan. Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo tweeted that the search for Italian Daniele Nardi and Briton Tom Ballard ended after a team confirmed that silhouettes spotted at a height of … Continue reading Italian envoy confirms deaths of 2 climbers in Pakistan

Tens of thousands march in anti-racism rally in Milan

MILAN (AP) — Tens of thousands of people have marched in Italy’s financial capital against policies by the populist government that they say promote racism. The Milan city official in charge of migrant policy, Pierfrancesco Majorino, put the number of marchers under the banner “People First” at 200,000. He wrote on Twitter: “Salvini, count us,” … Continue reading Tens of thousands march in anti-racism rally in Milan

Pakistan to resume search for 2 European climbers on Sunday

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani mountaineering official says the country’s military is expected to resume a search for a pair of climbers from Italy and Britain who went missing on a Himalayan peak amid bad weather. Karrar Haidri, secretary of the Alpine Club of Pakistan, said Pakistan’s army could not send out search helicopters on … Continue reading Pakistan to resume search for 2 European climbers on Sunday

Search resumes for 2 European climbers missing in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan‘s military dispatched two helicopters Thursday despite closure of its airspace amid tensions with neighboring India to find a pair of climbers from Italy and Britain who went missing on a Himalayan peak, a mountaineering official said. Karrar Haidri, secretary of Alpine Club of Pakistan, told The Associated Press that the search … Continue reading Search resumes for 2 European climbers missing in Pakistan

MILAN | Dolce&Gabbana make encyclopedic review of artisanal heritage

MILAN (AP) — Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala made a rare fashion week appearance, sitting in the front row of Dolce & Gabbana on Sunday. The mayor’s presence had the hallmark of an institutional show of support after the designers were forced to cancel a Shanghai show following comments by one of the designers deemed as … Continue reading MILAN | Dolce&Gabbana make encyclopedic review of artisanal heritage

MILAN | Dolce&Gabbana make encyclopedic review of artisanal heritage

MILAN (AP) — Milan Mayor Giuseppe Sala made a rare fashion week appearance, sitting in the front row of Dolce & Gabbana on Sunday. The mayor’s presence had the hallmark of an institutional show of support after the designers were forced to cancel a Shanghai show following comments by one of the designers deemed as … Continue reading MILAN | Dolce&Gabbana make encyclopedic review of artisanal heritage

VATICAN CITY | The Latest: Pope vows to confront predators, end cover-ups

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on Pope Francis‘ summit at the Vatican on preventing clergy sex abuse (all times local): 11 a.m. Pope Francis has concluded his extraordinary summit on preventing clergy sex abuse by vowing to confront abusers with “the wrath of God,” end the cover-ups by their superiors and prioritize victims of … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | The Latest: Pope vows to confront predators, end cover-ups

VATICAN CITY | Pope vows to end cover-ups, fight sex abuse with God’s wrath

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis closed out his extraordinary summit on preventing clergy sex abuse by vowing Sunday to confront abusers with “the wrath of God,” end the cover-ups by their superiors and prioritize the victims of this “brazen, aggressive and destructive evil.” Francis delivered his remarks at the end of Mass before 190 … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | Pope vows to end cover-ups, fight sex abuse with God’s wrath

MILAN | In Milan, Ferragamo, Cavalli focus on color, inclusiveness

MILAN (AP) — Color was the watch word on the fourth day Saturday of the mostly womenswear collections during Milan Fashion Week. The Salvatore Ferragamo and Roberto Cavalli fashion houses each set off neutrals with bursts of hues while combining their women’s and men’s previews for Fall/Winter 2019-20. Ferragamo’s color palette ranged from a peacock … Continue reading MILAN | In Milan, Ferragamo, Cavalli focus on color, inclusiveness

MILAN | Fendi honors Lagerfeld and fashion’s ‘longest love story’

MILAN (AP) — Fendi paid understated tribute Thursday to Karl Lagerfeld, who died this week and was the Rome-based fashion house’s creative director for 54 years. The fashion house said in notes for its Milan Fashion Week show that the Fall/Winter 2019-2020 collection “is the final collection designed by Karl Lagerfeld, representing a lifetime of … Continue reading MILAN | Fendi honors Lagerfeld and fashion’s ‘longest love story’

TURIN, Italy | Effort to save Egypt’s Abu Simbel temples in 1960s recalled

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Egyptologists and other experts gathered in Italy this week to celebrate a successful campaign to save ancient Egyptian temples from being submerged by a dam project 50 years ago and heard of cultural sites facing similar threats now. The international campaign that saved the temples of Abu Simbel during construction of … Continue reading TURIN, Italy | Effort to save Egypt’s Abu Simbel temples in 1960s recalled

MILAN | Unicredit 4Q profits soar, best quarter in a decade

MILAN (AP) — Italian lenderUnicredit 4Q profits more than doubled on accelerated positive tax effects under Italy’s new budget law. Italy‘s largest bank by assets reported Thursday a 1.7 billion-euro ($1.9 billion) quarterly net profit, compared with 801 million euros in the same period last year. Net income rose by 5 percent to 2.7 billion … Continue reading MILAN | Unicredit 4Q profits soar, best quarter in a decade

Stoppage-time goal for Italy in 1-0 win; Pulisic captains US

Matteo Politano scored his first international goal in the fourth minute of second-half stoppage time, and Italy beat the United States 1-0 in an exhibition on Tuesday night at Genk, Belgium, as 20-year-old Christian Pulisic became the youngest captain in the modern history of the American team. In likely the final game for the Americans … Continue reading Stoppage-time goal for Italy in 1-0 win; Pulisic captains US

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Italy’s PM visits Ethiopia and then Eritrea to support peace

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  — Italy’s prime minister on Thursday praised Ethiopia as a “pillar of stability” in the Horn of Africa region as he visited to support the country’s surprising new peace with neighboring Eritrea. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called it the first visit by a Western leader since the restoration of diplomatic ties … Continue reading ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Italy’s PM visits Ethiopia and then Eritrea to support peace

LUXEMBOURG | Italy tries to reassure European partners over spending plan

LUXEMBOURG — Italy is trying to reassure its eurozone partners over its plans to ramp up government spending, which have had financial markets and other governments worrying about the country’s public finances. Italy’s finance minister said his counterparts in the 19 nations that use the euro should “remain calm” and await his explanations of the … Continue reading LUXEMBOURG | Italy tries to reassure European partners over spending plan

MONZA, Italy | Hamilton denies Ferrari a home win at Italian GP

MONZA, Italy — Lewis Hamilton denied Ferrari a dream home win at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday as he overtook Kimi Raikkonen eight laps from the end to claim a fifth victory in seven years at Monza. The Mercedes driver beat Raikkonen, who had started in pole, to tie Michael Schumacher‘s record of five … Continue reading MONZA, Italy | Hamilton denies Ferrari a home win at Italian GP

MONZA, Italy | Raikkonen takes pole, Vettel 2nd, to boost Ferrari at Monza

MONZA, Italy  — Ferrari will be hopeful of ending an eight-year wait for a win at its home track after taking the front two places on the grid for the Italian Grand Prix for the first time since 2000. Surprisingly, it was Kimi Raikkonen who edged his teammate and title hopeful Sebastian Vettel in qualifying … Continue reading MONZA, Italy | Raikkonen takes pole, Vettel 2nd, to boost Ferrari at Monza

MONZA, Italy | Vettel tops final practice for Italian GP ahead of Hamilton

MONZA, Italy— Sebastian Vettel posted the fastest time in third and final practice for the Italian Grand Prix ahead of qualifying later Saturday. The Ferrari driver was 0.081 seconds quicker than Formula One championship leader Lewis Hamilton and 0.173 ahead of his teammate Kimi Raikkonen. Vettel trimmed Hamilton’s overall lead to 17 points with victory … Continue reading MONZA, Italy | Vettel tops final practice for Italian GP ahead of Hamilton

ROME | Migrants aboard Italian coast guard ship begin hunger strike

ROME — Many of the 150 migrants stranded aboard a coast guard ship for a ninth day began a hunger strike Friday out of frustration that Italy won’t let them disembark in Sicily unless fellow European Union nations first pledge to take them, authorities said, in the latest standoff provoked by Italy’s anti-migrant interior minister. … Continue reading ROME | Migrants aboard Italian coast guard ship begin hunger strike

GENOA, Italy | The Latest: Italian mayor shuts down bridge as a precaution

GENOA, Italy — The Latest on this week’s bridge collapse in Italy’s Genoa (all times local): 5:30 p.m. A mayor in southern Italy has ordered the closure of a bridge designed by the same architect who created the collapsed Genoa highway bridge. The Italian news agency ANSA quoted Benevento Mayor Clemente Mastella as saying Friday … Continue reading GENOA, Italy | The Latest: Italian mayor shuts down bridge as a precaution

GENOA, Italy | Survivor, shaken, describes plunge off bridge in Italy

GENOA, Italy— One survivor of the Genoa bridge collapse was in his car as it plunged 45 meters (150 feet) to the ground along with falling sections of highway and concrete. He says he immediately understood that the structure was collapsing. “It came down, everything, the world came down,” said 33-year-old Davide Capello, a firefighter … Continue reading GENOA, Italy | Survivor, shaken, describes plunge off bridge in Italy

GENOA, Italy | Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

GENOA, Italy— As more bodies were pulled Wednesday from a mountain of jagged concrete and twisted steel left by a highway bridge collapse that killed 39, prosecutors focused on possible design flaws and past maintenance of the heavily used span, and politicians squabbled over blame. Motorists, meanwhile, recounted miraculous escapes and the horror of seeing … Continue reading GENOA, Italy | Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

GENOA, Italy | The Latest: Survivors describe Italy bridge collapse

GENOA, Italy — The Latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy (all times local): 8:05 p.m. A survivor of the Italian bridge collapse has described the highway falling out from under him. Another described trying to abruptly flip her car into reverse, and then grabbing her 3-year-old son and dashing … Continue reading GENOA, Italy | The Latest: Survivors describe Italy bridge collapse

MILAN | The Latest: Germany seeks migrant deals with Greece, Italy

MILAN  — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 3:05 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says talks with Greece on its taking back migrants who previously sought asylum there are well-advanced but similar negotiations with Italy have some way to go. Germany last week reached an agreement with Spain for … Continue reading MILAN | The Latest: Germany seeks migrant deals with Greece, Italy

VILLAR PEROSA, Italy | Ronaldo makes Juventus fans wait only 8 minutes for 1st goal

VILLAR PEROSA, Italy  — Cristiano Ronaldo made Juventus fans wait only eight minutes before scoring his first goal for the club in a traditional pre-season friendly against the team’s “B” side on Sunday. Ronaldo finished with his usual confidence and poise after latching onto a looping pass over the midfield from attacking midfelder Federico Bernardeschi. … Continue reading VILLAR PEROSA, Italy | Ronaldo makes Juventus fans wait only 8 minutes for 1st goal

Retire to Europe on $35,000 a Year in These 5 Places—Internationalliving.com

BALTIMORE/ July 31, 2018 (STL.News) It’s not hard to retire to Europe on $35,000 a year, or less. In welcoming, warm-weather, good-value escapes expat retirees find that their dollars stretch far. “When Americans on a limited budget compare the quality of life they’re able to enjoy in Europe to what their dollars buy in the … Continue reading Retire to Europe on $35,000 a Year in These 5 Places—Internationalliving.com

WASHINGTON  | Threats aside, Trump says he’s willing to meet with Iranians

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump said that he’d “certainly meet” with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, and without preconditions, if the Iranian leader were willing. Speaking Monday during a joint news conference with Italy’s premier, Trump said he would meet with the Iranians “anytime they want to.” “I’ll meet with anybody,” he said. “There’s nothing wrong … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Threats aside, Trump says he’s willing to meet with Iranians

BERLIN | The Latest: Italy wants to pay less to help asylum-seekers

BERLIN — The Latest on immigration into Europe (all times local): 10 p.m. Italy’s hard-line interior minister is taking steps to reduce the amount of money Italy spends on asylum-seekers, decreeing that only some will get expanded social services aimed at helping them integrate. The interior ministry said a directive designates two levels of services: … Continue reading BERLIN | The Latest: Italy wants to pay less to help asylum-seekers