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  • Kerala fishermen killing: Italy refuses to send marine back to India 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In a move that could escalate tensions between India and Italy, the Italian government on Thursday refused to send its marine, serving a murder trial, back to India saying he is too ill to return. The Supreme Court had on Tuesday refused to extend Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre's...
  • SC refuses to extend Italian marine's stay in Italy 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has rejected a plea by Italian marine, accused of two shooting Kerala fishermen, to extend his stay in Italy. The apex court has asked Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre to return to India by January 16, 2015. Latorre had approached the SC seeking an extension of two...
  • Rome will bid to host 2024 Olympic Games: Matteo Renzi 1 week ago

    Rome: Rome will bid to host the 2024 summer Olympic Games, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Monday. "All too often Italy seems resigned," Renzi said at an event in the Italian capital to launch the bid. "You can lose but what isn't acceptable is not to try to win,"...
  • US plane in emergency Italy stop after passengers, crew fell ill December 7, 2014

    Rome: A US Airways plane made an emergency landing in Rome on Saturday after two passengers and 11 members of the crew were taken ill, Italian media reported. The plane, which set off from Tel Aviv in Israel for Philadelphia in the United States, landed at the Fiumicino airport in the...
  • Ballon D'Or another painful reminder for Italy, says Gianluigi Buffon December 3, 2014

    Zurich: The FIFA Ballon D'Or award has become a painful reminder of the sorry state Italian football, Juventus and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said on Wednesday. Italy have not had a player on the final shortlist of three since Fabio Cannavaro was voted World Player of the Year in 2006. "The fact...
  • Indian women's hockey team to tour Italy November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian women's hockey team will visit Italian capital Rome for training and to play test matches on Dec 1-12 to prepare for the World League Round 2. Hockey India (HI) selectors Surinder Kaur, Harbinder Singh, Mamta Kharab, director high performance Roelant Oltmans, chief coach Neil Hawgood and coach...
  • Nobel summit moved to Rome after Dalai Lama visa row November 17, 2014

    Johannesburg: A summit of Nobel peace laureates scheduled to be held in Cape Town has been moved to Rome after the South African government failed to issue a visa to the Dalai Lama, organisers said on Sunday. The gathering will now take place in the Italian city from December 12-14, the...
  • Antonio Conte sees a positive in Mario Balotelli's struggles November 10, 2014

    Florence: Mario Balotelli is just another player and should be treated the same way as the others, Italy coach Antonio Conte said on Monday. Conte, who has called up Balotelli for the first time since he replaced Cesare Prandelli as Italy coach in August, said he would judge the maverick striker...
  • Watch: 5th edition of Slow Food Fest November 4, 2014

    The fifth edition of Slow Food Fest organised in Italy was about promoting good clean and fair food for everyone. ...
  • Euro Qualifiers: Big guns Netherlands, Italy and Belgium all struggle October 14, 2014

    Rome: The Netherlands fell to another surprising loss and fellow continental powers Italy and Belgium also struggled in European Championship qualifying on Monday, while Croatia showed off its goal-scoring credentials. Meanwhile, Wales stayed atop Group B with a 2-1 win over Cyprus and are on course to qualify for their first...
  • Euro Qualifiers: Italy stay perfect without Balotelli, Czechs win October 11, 2014

    Rome: Italy remained perfect without Mario Balotelli. The Netherlands, meanwhile, still appears to be in a post-World Cup slump. Giorgio Chiellini accounted for all three goals in Italy's 2-1 win over Azerbaijan in European Championship qualifying on Friday and World Cup semifinalist Netherlands labored to a surprisingly hard-earned 3-1 victory over...
  • Chiellini scores all three as Italy beat Azeris 2-1 in Euro Qualifiers October 11, 2014

    Defender Giorgio Chiellini scored three times, including an own goal, as Italy beat Azerbaijan 2-1 in their Euro 2016 Group H qualifier in Palermo on Friday. It was a struggle at times for Antonio Conte's team against an Azerbaijan side who defended in numbers and showed little ambition to go forward,...
  • Goal-fest expected in Euro 2016 qualifiers October 8, 2014

    The first "Week of Football" in qualifying for the 2016 European Championship could be a goal-fest for the continent's major powers. The second and third rounds of games in each of the nine groups will be spread from Thursday to Tuesday, with UEFA keen on "shining the spotlight on more teams"...
  • Italy coach Antonio Conte plays down dropping Mario Balotelli October 6, 2014

    Italy coach Antonio Conte has played down his exclusion of Liverpool forward Mario Balotelli for upcoming European Championship qualifying matches. Since transferring to Liverpool from AC Milan after the World Cup, Balotelli has yet to score in five appearances in the Premier League and was also left off last month's Italy...
  • Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli out for another month October 5, 2014

    Turin: Juventus and Italy defender Andrea Barzagli will be sidelined for another month after seeing a specialist on his injured right foot. Barzagli underwent surgery in July but has struggled since returning to training and is still in persistent pain. On Sunday, Juventus says Barzagli saw a specialist and a scan revealed...
  • Pakistan: PIA airhostess arrested in Italy for carrying drugs September 25, 2014

    Lahore: In yet another scandal involving PIA staff, an airhostess with the state-run airlines has been arrested in Italy after illegal drugs were recovered from her luggage at the Milan airport. The Pakistan International Airlines's flight-733 Lahore-Milan-Paris left for its destination from the Allama Iqbal International Airport Lahore on Tuesday. On...
  • Football can be big in India through ISL: Marco Materazzi September 22, 2014

    Chennai: Set to start his stint as managercumplayer of Chennaiyin FC, Italian World Cup winner Marco Materazzi on Monday promised to do his best to raise the profile of the game in the country through the Indian Super League which kicks off next month. Materazzi, a marquee playercummanager, said he would...
  • Roger Federer fires Switzerland into Davis Cup final September 14, 2014

    Geneva: Roger Federer secured Switzerland's place in the final of the Davis Cup for the first time since 1992 by comfortably beating Italy's Fabio Fognini in Geneva on Sunday. Roared on by a capacity crowd in the Palexpo Arena, Federer dismantled world number 17 Fognini 62 63 76 (4) in just...
  • Switzerland lead Italy 21 in Davis Cup semifinal September 14, 2014

    Geneva: Roger Federer got the day off on Saturday, and now he needs to play on Sunday to help Switzerland advance to their first Davis Cup final in 22 years. Without Federer, who was rested, Switzerland lost in doubles to Italy and had their lead cut to 21 in the semifinal. The...
  • Pope Francis marks 100 years from start of WWI September 13, 2014

    Redipuglia (Italy): Pope Francis on Saturday denounced those who profit from the "madness" of war at a ceremony in the north west of Italy to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. "In today's world, behind the scenes, there are interests, geopolitical strategies, lust for money and...
  • Federer, Wawrinka win as Switzerland lead Italy 20 in Davis Cup September 12, 2014

    Geneva: Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka took Switzerland close to their first Davis Cup final in 22 years after cruising to straightsets wins in the opening singles against Italy on Friday. First, Federer beat 76thranked Simone Bolelli 76 (5), 64, 64 without dropping serve to delight a crowd of more than...
  • Roger Federer leads Switzerland's Davis Cup challenge September 11, 2014

    Having coming up short in his bid for an 18th Grand Slam title, Roger Federer is quickly turning his focus to the Davis Cup a trophy still missing from his collection. The former topranked player leads Switzerland against Italy in Geneva this weekend as his country bids to reach the...
  • Netherlands, Bosnia lose opening Euro qualifiers September 10, 2014

    London: The Netherlands had a disappointing start to qualifying for the European Championship and fellow World Cup team BosniaHerzegovina were stunned by Cyprus in Tuesday's biggest upset. Wales narrowly avoided a similar stumble at tiny Andorra, while Italy had a comfortable victory in Antonio Conte's first competitive game in charge. Here is...
  • Handcrafted Gelato to warm cockles of Kolkatans September 7, 2014

    Kolkata: With the introduction of gelatos bearing the smell and fragrance of Florence, a new culinary route can be opened between West Bengal and Italy, the country's Consul Cesare Bieller said on Sunday. Bieller, who will not savour anything but gelato, said that...
  • Italy hopes for SC reprieve for sick marine September 7, 2014

    Rome: Italy's foreign minister has appealed to India's Supreme Court to permit one of the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 to return home for health reasons. The marine, 47yearold Massimiliano Latorre, "was treated excellently in India, but it is clear that he needs rest, peace,...
  • Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini to miss Norway qualifier September 7, 2014

    Key defender Giorgio Chiellini has been ruled out of Italy's opening European Championship qualifier at Norway on Tuesday due to a left calf injury. Chiellini already sat out Italy's 20 win over the Netherlands in a friendly this week for precautionary reasons and further tests Friday revealed the extent of the...
  • Lawyers seek speedy return of Italian marine from India September 6, 2014

    Rome: Lawyers for one of the two Italian marines detained in India over the 2012 killing of two fishermen have launched a bid to have him flown home on medical grounds, defence officials said on Saturday. Massimiliano Latorre has spent the last week in hospital in New Delhi after collapsing at...
  • Conte tops Hiddink as Italy beat Netherlands in friendly September 5, 2014

    Bari, (Italy): Italy scored twice in the opening 10 minutes and Antonio Conte got the better of Guus Hiddink in their coaching debuts as a 10man Netherlands was beaten 20 in a friendly on Thursday. Ciro Immobile scored his first international goal three minutes in, and Daniele De Rossi added a...
  • Antonio Conte isn't sending a message to Balotelli September 1, 2014

    Florence: Italy coach Antonio Conte was not trying to send a message to Mario Balotelli by leaving him off the squad. Balotelli, who recently joined Liverpool from AC Milan, was not included in the 27man squad for Italy's first qualifying match for the 2016 European Championship against Norway on Sept. 9....