Italy slowly erodes abortion access, riding US wave – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article ROME — Italy is quietly squeezing access to abortion in an accelerating campaign energized by America’s bombastic culture war over reproductive rights. Regional authorities, responsible for health care in Italy, are increasingly funding and giving space to anti-abortion organizations in hospitals and family-planning clinics. Officials are refusing to … Read more

Europe’s leaders fall out of key on Ukraine – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article BERLIN — In the latest installment of the Eurovision Song Contest, Europeans seized the opportunity to show solidarity with Ukraine and thumb their noses at Vladimir Putin. But away from the enthusiasm for Ukraine’s winning entry at that festival of campy pageantry, shallow symbolism and bad English, the … Read more

Motor City’s Italian Connection Grows! –CBS Detroit

Southfield (CBS Detroit) – The longtime connection between Michigan and Italy continues to grow as Allegra Baistrocchi, Consulate of Italy based in Detroit, talked about during taping of CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters.” Michigan Matters Host Carol Cain, with Allegra Baistrocchi, Consulate of Italy in Detroit READMORE: MSP, Metro Detroit Police Crack Down On ‘Move Over’ … Read more

G7 presses China to put real pressure on Putin to stop Ukraine war – POLITICO

The US, the EU and other Group of Seven wealthy democracies on Saturday called on Beijing to “resolutely” urge Russia to stop the war in Ukraine, adding to previous warnings against economic or military assistance for the Kremlin. The call came after China failed to echo what French President Emmanuel Macron claimed was a shared … Read more

Bombarded at home, Ukraine finds symbolic win at Eurovision – POLITICO

TURIN, Italy — While in the third month of fighting Russia’s invasion at home, Ukraine came out victorious at Europe’s musical competition Eurovision. Swept along on a wave of solidarity, the Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra racked up a record popular vote after performing a catchy folk-rap tune and sending an emotional plea for the bombarded … Read more

Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision amid war

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest in the early hours of Sunday in a clear show of popular support for the war-ravaged nation that went beyond the music. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed the victory, Ukraine’s third since its 2003 Eurovision debut, and said “we will do our … Read more

Global supply chain: UN warns ‘millions will die’ if Ukraine’s Black Sea ports remain closed

A top UN official has laid bare an uncomfortable truth hanging over the Russia-Ukraine conflict as forces continue to rip through the region. A top UN official has laid bare an uncomfortable truth hanging over the Russia-Ukraine conflict, as Vladimir Putin’s forces continue to rip through the region and disrupt global supply chains. Together with … Read more

Global supply chain: UN warns ‘millions will die’ if Ukraine’s Black Sea ports remain closed

A top UN official has laid bare an uncomfortable truth hanging over the Russia-Ukraine conflict as forces continue to rip through the region. A top UN official has laid bare an uncomfortable truth hanging over the Russia-Ukraine conflict, as Vladimir Putin’s forces continue to rip through the region and disrupt global supply chains. Together with … Read more

Motor City’s Italian Connection Grows! –CBS Detroit

Southfield (CBS Detroit) – The longtime connection between Michigan and Italy continues to grow as Allegra Baistrocchi, Consulate of Italy based in Detroit, talked about during taping of CBS 62’s “Michigan Matters.” Michigan Matters Host Carol Cain, with Allegra Baistrocchi, Consulate of Italy in Detroit READMORE: Person Found Dead In Truck Submerged In St. Clair … Read more

How Eurovision is making Europe sexy again – POLITICO

At the age of 66, the Eurovision Song Contest is suddenly a magnet for young people in spite of — and because of — silly songs, extravagant outfits and over-the-top performances. The yearly TV extravaganza has become a youthquake hit for the European Broadcasting Union and its struggling public broadcasting members as their main audiences … Read more