4 dead after tourist boat capsizes in storm on Italian lakeMay 29, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — A body was retrieved early Monday in a northern Italian lake by police divers, raising to four the final death toll in the capsizing of a tourist boat a day earlier during a sudden, violent storm that included a whirlwind.
MILAN (AP) — A tourist boat capsized in a storm on Italy’s Lago Maggiore in the northern Lombardy region on Sunday, with at least one person confirmed dead, Italian media reported.
Authorities were searching for several people who were still missing after a sudden whirlwind overturned a boat carrying more than 20 tourists and crew, the news agency ANSA reported.
Venice police investigate bright green liquid in Grand CanalMay 28, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Police in Venice are investigating the source of a phosphorescent green liquid patch that appeared Sunday in the city’s famed Grand Canal.
The governor of the Veneto region, Luca Zaia, posted a photo of the green liquid that spread through the water near the arched Rialto Bridge.
Milan’s La Scala and Paris Opera commission opera based on Umberto Eco’s ‘The Name of the Rose’May 19, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Italian composer Francesco Filidei has been commissioned by Milan's Teatro alla Scala and the Paris Opera to write a new opera based on Umberto Eco's most famous novel “The Name of the Rose,'' the opera houses announced Friday.
Former Italian Premier Berlusconi leaves hospital after 45 daysMay 19, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi was discharged on Friday from a Milan hospital, nearly a month and a half after he was admitted with a lung infection.
Berlusconi waved at journalists from behind a closed window as his car drove away from the San Raffaele Hospital.
U.S. designer Villasenor leaves Swiss luxury house Bally after helping boost visibilityMay 16, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — U.S. designer Rhuigi Villasenor is leaving his position as creative director of Swiss fashion house Bally, a move announced Tuesday as a joint decision.
Villasenor has led the creative team at Bally since January 2022, helping boost the brand’s visibility with a return to the runway after 20 years and front-row celebrity guests including Adrien Brody, Emily Ratajkowski and Ella Emhoff.
Van carrying oxygen tanks explodes in Milan; driver injuredMay 11, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — A van that was transporting oxygen tanks to a nearby medical facility exploded in the center of the Italian city of Milan on Thursday, forcing the evacuation of a school and residential apartment buildings.
Tomori ready to add to Milan’s history ahead of ‘Euroderby’May 8, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan has a long list of great defenders, including the likes of Paolo Maldini, Alessandro Nesta, Alessandro Costacurta and Franco Baresi.
Fikayo Tomori could find himself on that list as well if he helps Milan end its lengthy wait for the Champions League trophy.
Hospitalized Berlusconi makes first public statementsMay 6, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi has made his first public statements since being hospitalized a month ago, delivering a video address to his Forza Italia political party on Saturday.
Italian justice minister blames court for Russian’s escapeApril 20, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Italy’s justice minister insisted Thursday his office bore no responsibility for the escape of a Russian businessman wanted by the United States, and blamed Milan judicial authorities for having released him to house arrest despite a flood of U.S.
Berlusconi’s treatment for infection continues in hospitalApril 17, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — The doctors caring for former Premier Silvio Berlusconi in a Milan hospital, where he was admitted with a lung infection. said Monday that his treatment continues now that he is out of intensive care.
Berlusconi transferred from ICU to regular ward, family saysApril 16, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, who has chronic leukemia, has been transferred from an intensive care unit to a regular ward at a Milan hospital, where he is being treated for a lung infection, his brother was quoted as saying on Sunday.
Italy’s Meloni acknowledges ‘anomalies’ in Russian escapeApril 15, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni acknowledged “anomalies” in the handling of a Russian businessman who escaped from house arrest in Italy to avoid extradition to the United States and said Saturday she would speak with the justice minister to understand what happened.
Italy probes how Russian, wanted by US, fled house arrestApril 14, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Italy is investigating how a Russian businessman escaped from house arrest near Milan to avoid extradition to the United States on sanctions-breaking charges.
Justice Minister Carlo Nordio has ordered a probe into the decision by court officials in Milan to transfer Artyom Uss from jail to house arrest in a nearby town while Italy’s justice system decided on the U.S.
Doctors express ‘cautious optimism’ on Berlusconi’s healthApril 10, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — The condition of former Italian premier Silvio Berlucsconi, hospitalized in intensive care for a lung infection, is progressively improving, allowing for “cautious optimism,” his doctors said Monday.
Berlusconi’s doctor says he’s responding well to treatmentApril 8, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Silvio Berlusconi's doctor, who is treating him for a lung infection, said Saturday that the former Italian premier is responding well to treatment in an intensive care unit at a Milan hospital, an Italian news agency reported.
Berlusconi says he believes he’ll recover ‘once again’April 7, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi said he believes he will overcome the lung infection caused by a chronic leukemia that has hospitalized him in intensive care, Italian daily Il Giornale reported on Friday.
Italy’s Berlusconi has leukemia, lung infection, doctors sayApril 6, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi is being treated for a lung infection that is a result of chronic leukemia, his doctors said Thursday, revealing the latest of string of health setbacks for the 86-year-old media mogul.
Italian ex-leader Berlusconi hospitalized in ICU, but alertApril 5, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi was hospitalized Wednesday in intensive care because of a problem related to a previous infection, but was alert and speaking, Italy's foreign minister said.
Italy’s Democratic head blasts limit on LGBTQ parent rightsMarch 18, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — The head of Italy’s opposition Democratic Party blasted a bureaucratic crackdown on LGBTQ families as ideological, cruel and discriminatory and vowed Saturday to push through legislation to better recognize and protect their rights.
Van der Poel matches his grandfather with Milan-San Remo winMarch 18, 2023 GMT
SAN REMO, Italy (AP) — Dutch cyclist Mathieu van der Poel matched his grandfather by winning the Milan-San Remo “monument race” Saturday.
Van der Poel attacked near the summit of the Poggio, the race’s final climb, extended his advantage on the twisty and technical descent and crossed the line alone with plenty of time to celebrate.
Italian government limits parental rights of gay couplesMarch 14, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Gay rights activists on Tuesday denounced as homophobic moves by Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni’s far-right-led government to limit recognition of parental rights to the biological parent only in families with same-sex parents.
Roma beats Juventus 1-0 to boost hopes of top 4; Inter winsMarch 5, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Gianluca Mancini's stunning strike was enough to give Roma a 1-0 win over Juventus in Serie A on Sunday, despite the visitors hitting the woodwork three times.
Mancini struck early in the second half to help Roma move into fourth place in Serie A in a tight fight for the Champions League qualifying spots.
Zlatan Ibrahimović’s return lifts AC Milan yet againMarch 2, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimović’s return has once again transformed AC Milan.
When Ibrahimović moved back to Milan at the start of 2020, he sparked a turnaround that saw the club finish second in his first full season and then end its 11-year wait for the league title the following year.
Little sign of Olympics in Milan with only 3 years to goMarch 1, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Perched incongruously on the 44th floor of one of Milan’s modern glass skyscrapers is a ski lodge.
The “baita,” which is made of reclaimed wood from trees felled in a devastating storm that hit northern Italy in 2018, is in the headquarters of the organizing committee for the 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympics.
Olive oil in coffee? New Starbucks line a curiosity in ItalyMarch 1, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Putting olive oil in coffee is hardly a tradition in Italy, but that didn't stop Starbucks interim CEO Howard Schultz from launching a series of beverages that do just that in Milan, the city that inspired his coffee house empire.
Armani at heart of new doc examining birth of Milan fashionFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
Giorgio Armani and a slew of fashion CEOs turned out Sunday for a premiere of documentary “Milano: The Inside Story of Italian Fashion,″ by Emmy-winning filmmaker John Maggio.
The documentary gives due credit to Armani for putting Milan ready-to-wear on the map in the 1980s with the creation of the deconstructed jacket that made menswear sexy and relaxed, as epitomized by Richard Gere in “American Gigolo.”
Armani gives graceful close to Milan Fashion WeekFebruary 26, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — It was nipples out on the Milan Fashion Week runway this season, one of the clear trends emerging from a week of previews of mostly womenswear collections for next fall and winter.
Wherever there is a trend, there is always the counter-current, and holding out for what he described as “the dignity of women” was Giorgio Armani.
Diverse designers headline Milan Fashion Week Day 5February 25, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Designers with diverse backgrounds figured prominently in shows on the fourth day of Milan Fashion Week, during a season when diversity in Italian fashion has become an every more pressing topic.
Milan fashion celebrates girl power at Gucci, Cormio, Tod’sFebruary 25, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Designers highlighted female power on the third day of Milan Fashion Week, previewing collections for next fall and winter.
At Cormio, it was girl power as exemplified by a youth soccer team who lent their field as the runway venue and halted practice to watch.
Diesel, Fendi, No. 21 show some skin at Milan Fashion WeekFebruary 24, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Sexiness is in the air at Milan Fashion Week, where brands are encouraging people to show some skin next fall and winter.
Whether they have global warming in mind, warm outerwear or are just thinking skimpy dressing for crowded, overheated parties — because, yes, we are doing that again — the invitation to intimacy is on the table.
Prada, Emporio Armani, Max Mara promote modesty in MilanFebruary 23, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Milan designers took a more modest turn on the second day of Milan Fashion Week of mostly womenswear looks for next fall and winter.
If the first day of shows bared skin, the second day offered options that allow women to dial up or dial down how much they reveal.
Barenboim takes it day-by-day, balancing music with illnessFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — No one was more surprised than Daniel Barenboim himself at the impromptu homecoming to Milan’s Teatro alla Scala as a last-minute sub just two weeks after he formally stepped down as the Berlin's State Opera's music director after 30 years.
Berlusconi acquitted in trial tied to ‘bunga bunga’ partiesFebruary 15, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Italian former Premier Silvio Berlusconi was found not guilty Wednesday of witness tampering, in a trial related to the sexually charged “bunga bunga” parties he held at his villa near Milan while he was in office.
MATCHDAY: AC Milan hosts Torino, Wolfsburg visits SchalkeFebruary 9, 2023 GMT
A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Friday:
AC Milan is hoping the return of the mercurial Zlatan Ibrahimović will help it get over a miserable run when it hosts Torino — the team that knocked it out of the Italian Cup last month.
Stella Jean quits Milan Fashion Week over lack of inclusionFebruary 8, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — The only Black designer belonging to Italy’s fashion chamber withdrew Wednesday from this month’s Milan Fashion Week, alleging a lack of support for diversity and inclusion after the chamber “abandoned” a project to promote young designers of color working in Italy.
2 Italian suspects in EU scandal freed from house arrestJanuary 30, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — The wife and daughter of a former EU parliament member at the center of a bribery scandal rocking the European Union have been freed from house arrest after Belgian prosecutors revoked their arrest warrants, their defense lawyer said Monday.
Milan winless streak reaches 6 games after loss to SassuoloJanuary 29, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan’s woeful start to the year went from bad to worse on Sunday, potentially putting title-winning coach Stefano Pioli’s job at risk.
Milan was humiliated 5-2 at San Siro by Sassuolo to leave the defending champion without a win in its last six matches.
Sabato De Sarno named new Gucci creative directorJanuary 28, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Italian designer Sabato De Sarno has been named the new creative director of Gucci, and will unveil his first collection during Milan Fashion Week next September, Gucci and parent company Kering announced Saturday.
Chase for Champions League spots intensifying in Serie AJanuary 26, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — While it seems only a total collapse could keep Napoli from winning its first Serie A title in 33 years, the chase for the three remaining Champions League spots is intensifying.
Napoli’s victory over Salernitana on Saturday combined with losses for AC Milan and Inter Milan has given the southern team a 12-point lead at the top of the standings.
Milan faces Inter for Super Cup 3 weeks before Serie A derbyJanuary 16, 2023 GMT
The Italian Super Cup between AC Milan and Inter Milan should serve as the appetizer for the main course next month.
The city rivals face each other at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Wednesday with the first trophy of the Italian season at stake, but they will also likely have one eye on their Serie A clash at San Siro on Feb.
Armani, Kapoor bring tranquil close to Milan fashion weekJanuary 16, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Milan Fashion Week closed four days of mostly menswear previews for next fall and winter on a note of tranquility.
Italian fashion world stalwart Giorgio Armani took his admirers inside Milan’s hidden courtyards, islands of calm concealed from general view within the walls of the city’s austere neoclassical architecture.
Prada offers spare, cleansing looks at Milan Fashion WeekJanuary 15, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — The Milan menswear runway was full of spare looks for next fall and winter, as if the fashion world is taking a deep breath, to see what happens next.
Milan fights back from 2 goals down to draw at LecceJanuary 14, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan’s dismal start to the year continued when it had to fight back from two goals down to draw at Lecce 2-2, losing more ground in the Serie A title race on Saturday.
An early Théo Hernandez own goal and a header from Federico Baschirotto gave Lecce a solid halftime lead.
Dolce&Gabbana, Fendi ready to party in MilanJanuary 14, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Milan is ready to party, with menswear shows for next spring and winter focused on nighttime tailoring with playful accents. Think sparkles and glitter, fun silhouettes that invite shadow dancing, and sexy peeks at skin with tailoring tricks once reserved for the female wardrobe.
Gucci recasts itself during Milan Fashion WeekJanuary 13, 2023 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Gucci offered another January surprise to kick off Milan Fashion Week menswear previews on Friday, taking a new direction after Alessandro Michele’s exit as creative director.
Very much like Michele’s low-key debut eight years ago heading an in-house team, the Gucci runway show heralding the new post-Michele era was an understated affair, quietly recasting the codes of the brand founded in Florence more than a century ago as a luggage company.
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Body in Italy identified as woman allegedly slain by her dadJanuary 4, 2023 GMT
ROME (AP) — Forensic experts have determined that a body found weeks ago in a shallow grave in northern Italy is that of a 18-year-old woman who authorities suspect was slain by Pakistani relatives for refusing an arranged marriage, a lawyer said on Wednesday.
At top of opera, Yoncheva worries about classical musicDecember 30, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Sonya Yoncheva, a soprano at the top of her profession, worries about classical music.
Aaron Judge becomes Yanks captain, with Derek Jeter at sideDecember 22, 2022 GMT
NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge stood for photo after photo as if at a wedding. And in a way it was: He had gotten hitched to the New York Yankees for the rest of his baseball life.
Judge posed with his wife, parents, Yankees management, agents and even Derek Jeter and Willie Randolph, and discussed his $360 million, nine-year contract and owner Hal Steinbrenner's decision to appoint him the team's 16th captain — the first since Jeter retired.
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Goggia breaks 2 fingers in downhill but aims for fast returnDecember 16, 2022 GMT
ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Two-time Olympic medalist Sofia Goggia broke two fingers in her left hand when she hit a gate en route to a second-place finish in a World Cup downhill on Friday.
Italy’s La Scala opens season to Ukrainian protestsDecember 7, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Italy’s most treasured opera house, Teatro alla Scala, opened its new season Wednesday with the Russian opera “Boris Godunov,” against the backdrop of Ukrainian protests that the cultural event is a propaganda win for the Kremlin during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Prada charts line of business succession, tapping new CEODecember 6, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — The Prada fashion house began charting a line of succession on its business side, announcing Tuesday that it is tapping a former LVMH executive as its next CEO and confirming that Miuccia Prada will continue in her creative roles.
UEFA opens investigation into Juventus as club’s woes growDecember 1, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Juventus’ off-the-field problems keep on worsening in a scandal reverberating through Italian soccer.
UEFA opened an investigation into Juventus on Thursday, hours after it was revealed that the Turin prosecutor’s office had requested indictments for former president Andrea Agnelli and 10 other former board members as well as the club itself amid allegations of false accounting.
World champion Evenepoel to compete in next year’s GiroNovember 30, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — World champion Remco Evenepoel will compete in next year’s Giro d’Italia, returning to the race where he made his grand tour debut.
It will be the first time a reigning world champion has ridden in the Giro since Mark Cavendish in 2012.
Cameroon stages World Cup comeback after dropping goalkeeperNovember 28, 2022 GMT
AL WAKRAH, Qatar (AP) — Cameroon staged an impressive comeback in a 3-3 draw against Serbia at the World Cup despite replacing its goalkeeper at the last minute.
Andre Onana, who plays for Italian club Inter Milan, wasn't in Cameroon's lineup or even at the stadium to watch the Group G match.
Pakistan arrests man accused of killing daughter in ItalyNovember 25, 2022 GMT
LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani man suspected of killing his 18-year-old daughter in Italy after she reportedly refused an arranged marriage has been arrested and is being questioned by investigators in the capital, Islamabad, a senior police official said Friday.
Alessandro Michele steps down as Gucci creative directorNovember 24, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Alessandro Michele is leaving his role as creative director of the Gucci, the fashion house announced Wednesday, bringing an end to an eight-year tenure that sharply redefined Gucci’s codes with romanticism and gender-fluidity, all the while powering revenues for the Kering parent.
La Scala says Russian opera is not propaganda for PutinNovember 22, 2022 GMT
MILAN (AP) — Italy’s premier opera house, Teatro alla Scala, on Tuesday defended its decision to stage the Russian opera “Boris Godunov’’ for its gala Dec. 7 season opener.
The opera house is pushing back against protests by Ukrainian officials in Italy who insists that highlighting Russian culture during Moscow's invasion of Ukraine sends the wrong message.