Humans, zoo animals find ways to cool down during Europe’s heatwave

Europe 06/28/19, 20:16

As Europe sizzles in the heat, with temperatures topping 104 degrees Fahrenheit, both humans and zoo animals find ways to stay cool. In the Italian capital city of Rome, residents and tourists are in search of shade. One English tourist, Catherine Labdon said she knew it was going to be hot but ...

Link between Italy’s Salvini and Hungary’s Orban downplayed

Europe 05/30/19, 09:59

A top aide to Hungary's prime minister says he sees only a "slight possibility" that Viktor Orban's Fidesz Party will link up with Italy's Matteo Salvini in a coalition in the European Parliament.Gergely Gulyas, Orban's chief of staff, said Thursday that while they "naturally respect" Salvini and the Italian government, ...

Gucci makes abortion rights statement with 2020 Cruise line

Entertainment 05/29/19, 13:30

Gucci creative director Alessandro Michele has made a clear abortion rights message in his latest Cruise collection, as the debate over abortion heats up once again in the United States.The collection, shown to a VIP crowd Tuesday evening in Rome's Capitoline Museum, featured a purple jacket with the slogan "My ...

EU asks Italy to explain failure to reduce debt

Europe 05/29/19, 11:09

The European Commission has sent the Italian government a letter asking it to clarify why the eurozone's third-largest economy has not made sufficient progress in reducing debt.A European Commission spokesperson confirmed that Wednesday's letter from EU Finance Commissioner Valdis Dombrovskis and EU Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici asks for a response ...

European Central Bank sends Italy a warning over debt

Europe 05/29/19, 03:04

The European Central Bank says that challenges to financial stability in the eurozone have risen amid risks to growth from trade tensions, and warns that indebted governments such as Italy could run into trouble if they don't heed rules limiting debt and deficits.The warning in an ECB report released Wednesday ...

Ciccone wins grueling Stage 16; Carapaz keeps Giro lead

Sports 05/28/19, 12:24

Giulio Ciccone of Italy won the toughest stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday, while Richard Carapaz remained in the overall lead after another disappointing day for race favorite Primoz Roglic.Ciccone, who rides for Trek-Segafredo, edged out Czech cyclist Jan Hirt at the end of the grueling mountain leg. The ...

Salvini vows to unite EU populists, lacks willing partners

Europe 05/28/19, 05:46

Italy's victorious right-wing leader, Matteo Salvini, says the European elections have created "a new geography" of anti-elite sentiment in the EU. But it is far from certain that he will be able to forge a bloc from parties who are united around a strict euroskeptic, anti-migrant, anti-Islam platform, but little ...

Macron vs. Salvini: Two leaders face off over EU’s future

Europe 05/27/19, 12:07

France's pro-EU president and the leader of Italy's euroskeptic, far-right movement jockeyed for the role of chief powerbroker on the continent Monday after elections to the European Parliament hollowed out the traditional political middle. The four days of balloting that drew to a close Sunday across the European Union's 28 countries ...

Countries to watch as divided Europe chooses its parliament

Europe 05/26/19, 01:35

As voters in all 28 European Union countries elect a new shared parliament , here are some key races to watch in the battle to fill the 751 seats in the European Parliament:ITALYItaly's anti-migrant, anti-Islam interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has been campaigning hard to boost his right-wing League party to ...

Carapaz wins Stage 14 to take overall lead of Giro d’Italia

Sports 05/25/19, 10:53

Richard Carapaz of Ecuador won the grueling 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Saturday to move into the overall lead.Carapaz, who rides for Movistar, attacked with just over 25 kilometers remaining of the 131-kilometer (81-mile) route from Saint-Vincent to Courmayeur in the Valle d'Aosta region near the French border.Simon ...

Italian bid edges Swedish rival in 2026 Olympic host study

Sports 05/24/19, 06:58

The Italian bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo looked stronger than the Stockholm-Are project in an IOC analysis of the candidates published Friday.Polling by the International Olympic Committee, which typically looks to get a warm welcome from host nations, showed "83% support in Italy" ...

‘Real Housewives’ husband gets reprieve in deportation fight

Entertainment 05/23/19, 10:14

The husband of a "Real Housewives of New Jersey" cast member has won a reprieve in his deportation battle.The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia ruled in an order published Wednesday that Joe Giudice (joo-DEE'-chay) can stay in the U.S. as his appeal progresses.Giudice and his wife, Teresa, ...

PHOTOS: Fascist legacy endures in Rome’s architecture

Europe 05/23/19, 02:46

While Germany systematically wiped out traces of Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime after World War II, the legacy of his Axis ally, Benito Mussolini, remains present in Italy even today.Many monuments and symbols glorifying Mussolini's two-decade rule were removed following the war, but a surprising number remain in plain view in ...

Fascist symbols and rhetoric on rise in Italian EU vote

Europe 05/23/19, 02:36

Honor to Mussolini" read the banner unfurled steps away from the Milan piazza where the Fascist dictator's body was hung upside down in 1945 by partisans after his summary execution. That this was the eve of the 74th anniversary of Italy's liberation from Nazi-fascism was not lost on the leader ...

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