Colleen Barry, The Associated Press

Colleen Barry

The Associated Press

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Recent articles by Colleen:

Role of race contested in killing of Nigerian man in Italy

Two marches have taken place through one of Italy's Adriatic beach towns, both seeking justice in the brutal daylight killing of a Nigerian man at the hands of an Italian stranger → Read More

Milan Fashion Week: Fendi, Armani, Dolce&Gabbana invoke joy

MILAN (AP) — Denim, fringe and chunky rubber sliders. These are the elements of next year’s summer wardrobe emerging from the second day Saturday of Milan Fashion Week menswear previews. → Read More

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision amid war

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest, a clear show of popular support for the group's war-ravaged nation that went beyond music. → Read More

Eurovision 2022: Ukraine's band wins popular, whacky song contest as war rages back home

This year's Eurovision brought the usual - flames, whacky costumes and dance moves - and a somber win for Ukraine's band, Kalush Orchestra, as war rages on back home. → Read More

Europeans weigh costs of cutting Russian energy over Ukraine

Rising energy prices in Europe are testing the resolve of those caught between a dependence on cheap Russian energy and their revulsion at Moscow’s war in Ukraine → Read More

Russia's war idles some European mills as energy costs soar

Some 40% of electricity is generated from natural gas that largely comes from Russia, compared with roughly one-quarter in Germany, another major importer and the continent's largest economy. → Read More

Italy seizes $156 million in oligarch wealth, pressing Putin

European governments are moving against Russian oligarchs to put pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin to back down on his war in Ukraine, seizing superyachts and other luxury properties from billionaires on sanctions lists → Read More

Italy seizes $156 million in oligarch wealth, pressing Putin

MILAN (AP) — European governments are moving against Russian oligarchs to pressure Russian President Vladimir Putin to back down on his war in Ukraine, seizing superyachts and other luxury properties from billionaires on sanctions lists. Italy since Friday has seized 143 million euros ($156 million) in luxury yachts and villas in some of its most picturesque destinations, including Sardinia, the… → Read More

Italy seizes $156 million in oligarch wealth, pressing Putin

European governments are moving against Russian oligarchs to put pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin to back down on his war in Ukraine, seizing superyachts and other luxury properties from billionaires on sanctions lists → Read More

PHOTOS: Milan Fashion Week opens with Fendi, Cavalli

MILAN (AP) — As Europe braced for winds from a possible war in Ukraine, the Italian fashion world carried on with a Milan Fashion Week that brought the return of Russian buyers after two years and the easing of pandemic travel restrictions. An agreement with the government brokered by the Italian National Fashion Chamber allowed Russians who were vaccinated with the Sputnik V shot to enter the… → Read More

European companies' Russian ties could make sanctions tough

It's not simple for Europe to plan sanctions against Russia in case it invades Ukraine → Read More

European companies' Russian ties could make sanctions tough

It's not simple for Europe to plan sanctions against Russia in case it invades Ukraine → Read More

1st round of vote for Italian president fails amid stalemate

A first round of voting to elect Italy's next president has failed as expected amid a political impasse → Read More

K-Way windbreaker brand taps hip new market with R&D line

K-way, the Franco-Italian brand synonymous with windbreaker, is stepping into luxury fashion with its first live runway show ever on the closing day of Milan Fashion Week → Read More

Italy tightens rules on unvaccinated, New Year's festivities

Italy has again tightened its COVID-19 restrictions, focusing on the unvaccinated and on New Year’s Eve celebrations, as the new omicron variant pushed recorded infections to the country’s highest one-day total ever → Read More

Unvaccinated Italians face new restrictions as holidays near

Italy is making life more uncomfortable for unvaccinated people as the holidays draw near → Read More

Unvaccinated Italians face new restrictions as holidays near

MILAN (AP) — Italy is making life more uncomfortable for unvaccinated people this holiday season, excluding them from indoor restaurants, theaters and museums starting Monday to reduce the spread of coronavirus and encourage vaccine skeptics to get their shots. → Read More

A World Remembers: Memorials honor COVID-19's 5 million dead

The Italian city that suffered the brunt of COVID-19’s first deadly wave is dedicating a vivid memorial to the pandemic dead: A grove of trees, creating oxygen in a park opposite the hospital where so many died, unable to breathe → Read More

Flooding in Venice worsens off-season amid climate change

Venice saw a record five exceptional floods over six weeks in late 2019 that triggered fears about the impact of worsening climate change on the Italian lagoon city beloved by tourists → Read More

Flooding in Venice worsens off-season amid climate change

VENICE, Italy (AP) — After Venice suffered the second-worst flood in its history in November 2019, it was inundated with four more exceptional tides within six weeks, shocking Venetians and triggering fears about the worsening impact of climate change. → Read More