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Icelandic rock band Sigur Ros charged with tax evasion

Mar 29, 2019

Members of the Icelandic avant-garde rock band Sigur Ros have been charged with tax evasion three years after authorities launched a probe of the group's finances

Italy's La Scala to run academy for Saudi girls and boys

Mar 27, 2019

The academy of Italy's premier opera house, Teatro alla Scala, has agreed to start a conservatory for both girls and boys in Saudi Arabia

Man who stabbed Petra Kvitova gets 8-year prison term

Mar 27, 2019

A court in the Czech Republic convicted a man of knifing two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in her home and sentenced him to eight years in prison

Italy, China deepen ties under wary gaze of US, EU

Mar 22, 2019

Chinese President Xi Jinping is received with full honors in Italy, launching a two-day visit aimed at deepening ties through an infrastructure program that has raised suspicions among Italy's U.S. and European allies.

La Scala returns $3.4 million to Saudi Arabia in debacle

Mar 18, 2019

Italy's famed La Scala opera house will immediately return 3 million euros ($3.4 million) sent to an escrow account by Saudi Arabia in what Milan's mayor on Monday termed a badly handled fundraising deal.

Czech Roma singer Vera Bila dies at 64 of heart attack

Mar 12, 2019

Czech singer Vera Bila, dubbed the Ella Fitzgerald of Gypsy music or the Queen of Romany, has died

La Scala under fire for proposed funding from Saudi Arabia

Mar 11, 2019

Italy's premier opera house, La Scala in Milan, is under fire over a proposal to grant a board seat to Saudi Arabia's culture minister with the promise of 15 million euros in new funding

Valtteri Bottas: "I'm going to beat everyone this year"

Mar 11, 2019

Last season's Formula One campaign was so demoralizing for Valtteri Bottas that he got drunk to forget all about it. Yet the Finnish driver believes he can be a genuine challenger for the title this season

Another Austrian cyclist admits blood doping as case widens

Mar 4, 2019

Professional cycling team Groupama-FDJ says Austrian rider Georg Preidler has admitted to blood doping related to a case which began with the arrests of five skiers

AP Photos: Vibrant Milan street fashion rivals runway shows

Feb 25, 2019

AP Photos: Outside top fashion shows, social media elite make streets a rolling runway

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