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 ...

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