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  • Animals in the News

    Time again for a look at the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet. Today’s photos include a donkey-therapy program in Spain, animals affected by wildfires in the U.S., a rescued anteater in Brazil, COVID-sniffing dog training in Germany,…
  • Italians Turn Out to Vote Despite Virus, Back Lawmaker Cuts

    ROME—Italians voted to reduce the number of national lawmakers by a third, near-final results showed on Sept. 21, as voters turned out in droves to cast ballots despite the coronavirus pandemic and strict hygiene protocols at the polls. Even though the constitutional referendum to cut…
  • Mafia sweep results in 46 arrests in France, Italy

    The battle against organized crime in Europe continued with another massive police raid on the continents Nearly 600 French and Italian police took part in cross-border raids Tuesday targeting the fearsome ‘Ndrangheta mafia and French organized crime groups, resulting in 46 arrests, officials said. The…
  • Beijing-born Chloe Zhao tops Venice film fest

    While Mulan was the major topic of conversation among Chinese film fans this weekend, another female figure in film has also been garnering significant attention. Beijing-born director Chloé Zhao — an indie film darling who will helm Marvel’s forthcoming Eternals blockbuster — picked up a…
  • Millions return to school in Italy after closure

    Millions of Italian children returned to the classroom on Monday as most schools reopened more than six months after they were closed to curb the coronavirus pandemic. Although some Italian schools opened earlier this month, roughly 5.6 million students from a total of eight million…
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