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Call me by my name: Rome school backs transgender students

ROME (AP) — The Ripetta school of art in Rome recently joined a handful of high schools in Italy that give transgender students the right to be known by a name other than the one they were given at bi...

AP PHOTOS: New virus curfew brings silence to Milan streets

MILAN, Italy (AP) — After 11 p.m., Milan is a ghost town. The piazzas are empty, the streets dark and quiet. The silence is broken by the occasional rumble of a bus, streetcar or tax...

Women demand voice in Italy virus response dominated by men

ROME (AP) — Every evening when health experts updated anxious Italians in televised briefings about their nation’s devastating coronavirus outbreak, the lineup of authoritative figures included only o...

AP PHOTOS: Traveling circus stays put in virus-hit Italy

ROME (AP) — They say the show must go on, but the Rony Roller circus isn’t going anywhere right now. The caravan sits idle in an empty field on the outskirts of Rome. ...

Virus lockdown tests Italians' commitment to the common good

ROME (AP) — Over the weekend, the Fiorentino butcher in downtown Rome was so packed with shoppers you could no longer smell the tangy scent of raw meat. By Tuesday, customers stood in an orderly queue...

Historic flooding highlights Venice’s vulnerability

MILAN (AP) — The historic lagoon city of Venice exists on the edge of a double threat: As it sinks, the seas rise. That reality became more stark this week when Venice was hit with i...

What now? Migrants disembark in Europe to uncertain future

MESSINA, Sicily (AP) — As the weary passengers aboard a rescue ship approached Sicily at the end of an agonizing journey from North Africa, 30-year-old Seke Awa called a friend back in Libya the momen...

AP Explains: Questions and answers on new US asylum ban

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A major immigration policy shift took effect Tuesday to deny asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country. The dramati...

European victory gives Salvini more leverage in Italy

ROME (AP) — The League party of Italy's hard-line interior minister, Matteo Salvini, was one of the biggest winners in the European elections, with sky-rocketing support that bolsters his role as the ...

Fly-by-night no more: Trump hones 2020 re-election machine

WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2016, President Donald Trump compared Hillary Clinton's campaign to the lumbering federal bureaucracy. Now he's building one of his own. From an office tower acr...

AP Explains: Diplomatic immunity and the Khashoggi case

ROME (AP) — The killing of Jamal Khashoggi shocked the world not only because of the grisly details of his death, but also because of where it took place: inside a consulate, which enjoys special prot...

US, Europe clamp down on migration even as arrivals drop

ROME (AP) — As NATO allies convene, one issue not on their formal agenda but never far from their thoughts is immigration — even though illegal border crossings are decreasing on both sides of the Atl...

AP Explains: Populist surge leaves hung Parliament in Italy

ROME (AP) — Italian voters delivered a stinging blow to their country's pro-European political powers, with more than half of the electorate backing populist, euroskeptic parties in Sunday's election,...

Catalonia's divided residents head to the polls again

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — In Barcelona, Catalonia's cosmopolitan capital, there is no sign of the independent country that the region's former leaders proclaimed with great fanfare nearly two months ago...

Spanish envoy: Catalan leader out of a job "no matter what"

MADRID (AP) — Catalonia's deposed leader is now out of a job "no matter what he says" but could run in December's early regional election if he hasn't been imprisoned by then, Spain's foreign minister...