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Turkey's Erdogan blasts Draghi for calling him a 'dictator'

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday accused Italian Premier Mario Draghi of “tactlessness” and “rudeness,” for referring to him as a “dictator.” ...

The Latest: Leaders call for pandemic preparedness treaty

LONDON — More than 20 heads of government and global agencies are calling for an international treaty for pandemic preparedness that they say will protect future generations — but there are few detail...

EU vaccine politics reach fever pitch; Britain a target

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union vaccine politics reached a fever pitch Friday with charges of British blackmail and unfair practices among EU members flying about as the bloc frantically sought to ramp...

AstraZeneca: Germany, other European countries to resume use of vaccine

Germany, France and several other EU countries on Thursday have decided to continue using the AstraZeneca vaccine after the European Medicines Agency (EMA) deemed the shot "safe and effective.&qu...

EU blocks export of AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines to Australia

The European Commission and Italy have blocked a shipment of AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine destined for Australia after the pharmaceutical company did not fulfil its European Union contract commi...

Taiwan envoy congratulates new Italian prime minister

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan’s envoy to Italy Li Hsin-ying (李新穎) on Friday (Feb. 19) congratulated the new Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi on taking office and pointed out that Taiwan...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Feb. 15, the 46th day of 2021. There are 319 days left in the year. This is Presidents Day. Today’s Highlight in History: ...

Italy: Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigns

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte stood down on Tuesday amid criticism of his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. President Sergio Mattarella confirmed he had accepted Conte's resignation. ...

Italy: Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to resign Tuesday

The office of Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has announced that he will offer his resignation on Tuesday in hopes of securing a mandate for a new government. The office said Conte has schedule...

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte survives confidence vote in Senate

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte survived a vote of confidence Tuesday but failed to secure an overall majority in parliament, leaving his ruling coalition more fragile than ever. The government...

Italy's PM Conte survives to face confidence test in Senate

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte survived a confidence vote in the country's lower house on Monday, although his main test is expected on Tuesday when the upper house, the Senate, cast their ...

Turkish leader eyes favorably Greek PM meet amid tensions

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s president indicated on Friday that he would be open to easing tensions with neighboring Greece by floating the possibility of a face-to-face meeting with the Greek prime minis...

Italian fishermen speak of torture after detention in Libya

In the eastern part of Mazara del Vallo, Italy's biggest fishing port, stands a little-known memorial bearing the inscription "To Omar al-Mukhtar, hero of independence. In the name of friends...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, Dec. 14, the 349th day of 2020. There are 17 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Dec. 14,...

Swiss slopes buzz as those of neighbors sit idle in pandemic

GENEVA (AP) — Two weeks after beating COVID-19, Thierry Salamin huffs as his ski boots crunch through Swiss snow near the Matterhorn peak, readying for a downhill run with his mood as bright as his bl...