Italy

  • Czech Republic lead Italy 1-0 in Fed Cup semis 19-04-2014 06:43 PM

    Ostrava: The Czech Republic took a 1-0 lead over defending champion Italy in the Fed Cup semi-finals Saturday after Lucie Safarova defeated Sara Errani 6-4, 6-1 in the opening singles match. The 26th-ranked Safarova converted her first match point with a return winner to complete the victory over her 11th-ranked...
  • Lucie Safarova opens Fed Cup for Czechs against Sara Errani 18-04-2014 05:32 PM

    Ostrava: Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic will face Sara Errani of defending champion Italy in the opening singles of their Fed Cup semi-final on Saturday. The 26th-ranked Safarova and the 11th-ranked Errani have met twice at WTA tournaments and are 1-1. No.6-ranked Petra Kvitova will play the second singles...
  • 100 most memorable football World Cup moments (80-71) 15-04-2014 04:57 PM

    The beautiful game returns to its spiritual home with the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. We are revisiting the 100 most memorable moments from the past editions. Some are inspirational, some are controversial. Some will leave a smile on your face, some will make you wanting for more. You will...
  • VVIP chopper scam: CBI says all documents provided to Italian prosecutors 08-04-2014 12:15 AM

    New Delhi: CBI on Monday said it has provided all documents related to Agusta Westland chopper corruption case to Italian prosecutors who are fighting the trial in Italy. A CBI spokesperson said said no document specifically mentioned by the Italian prosecution lawyer has been withheld or declined to be provided....
  • Britain come back to level Davis Cup quarters against Italy at 1-1 05-04-2014 08:13 PM

    Naples: Andy Murray completed a straight-sets victory over Andreas Seppi as Britain levelled the Davis Cup quarter-final against Italy 1-1 on Saturday. Murray won 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 in more than three hours for a sixth straight victory over Seppi as he kept alive Britain's bid to reach the Davis Cup...
  • Fognini gives Italy lead over Britain in Davis Cup 05-04-2014 09:42 AM

    Naples: Fabio Fognini overcame an injury and tough resistance from James Ward to give Italy a 1-0 lead over Britain on the rain-delayed opening day of their Davis Cup quarter-final on Friday. Andy Murray's match against Andreas Seppi was then suspended due to poor light with the British No. 1...
  • Andy Murray set to recover for Davis Cup against Italy 03-04-2014 09:36 PM

    Naples: Andy Murray is expected to recover from illness to face Andreas Seppi on the opening day of Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final against Italy. Murray was confined to his hotel room with a stomach bug during the draw on Thursday but the Wimbledon champion is likely to line up against...
  • Railways takes down curtains from third AC coaches 31-03-2014 11:48 PM

    New Delhi: Citing safety reasons, railways has decided to remove curtains put on pathways of all air- conditioned three-tier (3 AC) coaches of trains. However, the curtains from windows of 3 AC coaches will continue, officials said. Decision to remove curtains was taken on recommendation of Commissioner of Railways Safety...
  • SC stays trial against Italian marines in the fishermen killing case 28-03-2014 02:00 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has stayed the trial against Italian marines in the probe case of killing of two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast. The marines had challenged the jurisdiction of the National Investigating Agency in probing the case. The SC has issued a notice to the NIA and...
  • Andy Murray to lead Britain in Davis Cup quarter-final against Italy 25-03-2014 06:18 PM

    London: Andy Murray will spearhead Britain's challenge in their Davis Cup quarter-final against Italy in Naples next month after being confirmed in the squad on Tuesday. The Wimbledon champion led Britain to victory in the United States in the first round and will be key to their hopes in a...
  • Watch: Singing nun takes Italy by storm after appearing on the country's talent-scouting reality show 'The Voice' 24-03-2014 03:23 PM

    A singing nun, Sister Cristina Scuccia, has taken Italy by storm after appearing on the country's talent-scouting reality show 'The Voice'. The judges, audience and other participants had a pleasant jolt when they heard her sing. The 25-year-old member of the Ursuline Sisters of the Holy Family performed Alicia Keys'...
  • Italian marines case: Don't succumb to foreign pressure, Chandy tells PM 21-03-2014 02:37 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh requesting him to not succumb to foreign pressure in the Italian marines case. Chandy appealed to the PM to not release the duo without a trial. "Ever since the killing of the two fishermen, the entire people...
  • Italy court confirms Berlusconi ban from public office 19-03-2014 12:02 PM

    Italy's highest appeals court on Tuesday confirmed a two-year ban from public office for centre-right leader and former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi over a conviction for tax fraud. Berlusconi lawyer Niccolo Ghedini said he was "extremely disappointed" by the ruling of the Court of Cassation, which diminishes Berlusconi's hopes of...
  • Fishermen killings case: Italy appeals to UN to help free marines 18-03-2014 02:38 PM

    New Delhi: Italy on Tuesday approached the United Nations over the prolonged detention of two of its marines in India in connection with the killing of two Kerala fishermen in January 2012. Italy has appealed to the UN to help free marines Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone who are being...
  • India to appeal against Italian court decision on AgustaWestland deal 18-03-2014 02:25 PM

    The government of India will file an appeal against the order of an Italian court which rejected India's request to encash bank guarantees on the AgustaWestland chopper deal. India had deposited over 278 million euros as collateral for the agreement to buy 12 VVIP choppers but cancelled the deal citing...
  • Di Livio slams Prandelli's controversial code 04-03-2014 11:43 AM

    Rome: Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli's code of ethics stirred up a controversy as former Italy international Angelo Di Livio criticised his decision to drop Daniele De Rossi from his squad. De Rossi was left out of the Azzurri to face Spain as he has been banned for three games...
  • 111-year-old Italian man crowned world's oldest man 28-02-2014 05:59 PM

    A 111-year-old Italian has been crowned the world's oldest living man by the Guinness Book of World Records. Arturo Licata, from Enna, Sicily, has been awarded the title after officials checked his birth papers and marriage records. The Italian has been declared the world's oldest living man after reaching the...
  • India for resolving marines issue as expeditiously as possible 26-02-2014 06:38 PM

    India on Wednesday admitted that the marines issue has "complicated" its relationship with Italy but said dropping of charges under the stringent anti-piracy SUA law against the two accused was an indication of a "way forward" to resolve the matter. Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh said India was looking to resolve...
  • Italy's new premier Matteo Renzi wins crucial confidence vote 25-02-2014 12:06 PM

    Italian Premier Matteo Renzi won a crucial confidence vote in Parliament on his brand new government early on Tuesday, managing at least for now to tamp down anger from among his own Democrats over his brash, quick rise to power. The vote in the Senate came hours after he argued...
  • Relief for Italian marines, India not to try them under law with death penalty 24-02-2014 01:46 PM

    New Delhi: In a major relief for the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala in February 2012, India has agreed to drop the anti-piracy charges against them. The Centre told the Supreme Court on Monday that the marines will not be tried...
  • Prandelli warns Italy against complacency in Euro 2016 qualifiers 24-02-2014 12:53 PM

    Rome: Italian head coach warned that his side's opponents in the Euro 2016 qualifiers are not as easy to handle as many consider. The Azzurri have been drawn in group H which also includes Croatia, Bulgaria, Norway, Azerbaijan and Malta, reports Xinhua. Prandelli insisted that while Italy were fortunate to...
  • No question of compromise in Italian Marines case: Antony 23-02-2014 11:46 PM

    Kochi: Defence Minister A K Antony on Sunday said there was no question of any compromise with regard to the case relating to the two Italian marines who had allegedly shot dead two Indian fishermen off Kerala coast in February 2012. "Government policy is that as per Indian rules the...
  • Italy's Matteo Renzi sworn in as prime minister 23-02-2014 12:01 AM

    Italian centre-left leader Matteo Renzi took office on Saturday as his country's youngest prime minister, facing pressure to show immediate results after he forced out his predecessor over the slow pace of economic reforms. The 39-year-old Renzi has named a low-profile list of ministers with a mix of politicians and...
  • Cleaning woman in Italy throws out artworks worth $13,700 20-02-2014 01:28 PM

    Rome: A cleaning woman in southern Italy has unwittingly thrown away contemporary artworks that were supposed to be part of an exhibition. Lorenzo Roca, head of the cleaning company, said the woman "was just doing her job" when she thought two artworks were part of trash left behind by those...
  • Naxals have close links with foreign Maoist groups: RPN Singh 19-02-2014 02:32 PM

    New Delhi: Naxals have close links with foreign Maoist organisations in Philippines, Turkey and a few other countries and possibility of their front outfits getting foreign funds cannot be ruled out, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. "The CPI(Maoist) have close links with foreign Maoist organisations in Philippines, Turkey etc....
  • Italy recalls its India envoy over 'delay' in case against marines 18-02-2014 03:12 PM

    New Delhi: Italy on Tuesday recalled its ambassador from India in protest over delay in the legal proceedings against two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen. Ambassador Daniele Mancini will return to Italy immediately for consultations. The Italy Foreign Ministry said in a statement, condemning "a new and...
  • Matteo Renzi set to become Italy's youngest Prime Minister 17-02-2014 07:26 PM

    Centre-left leader Matteo Renzi was set to be nominated as Italy's youngest Prime Minister in a matter of days after a party coup forced Enrico Letta to resign as premier of the euro zone state struggling to pull out of recession. Letta bowed out on Friday after his Democratic Party...
  • Marines case should have been settled in three days: Italy 16-02-2014 05:06 PM

    Rome: Italy has regretted that the case of two of its marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen was not resolved within three days of the incident, before the issue became enmeshed in India's "deadly judicial and political-electoral gears". "The most suitable time to resolve it were the first 72...
  • India, Italy should resolve marines issue: United Nations 15-02-2014 02:27 PM

    The long-standing issue of two Italian marines being tried by India is prompting tensions between the two countries and they should try to find a "reasonable" and "mutually acceptable" solution to it, the UN has said. "The Secretary-General is concerned that this long-standing matter between Italy and India remains unresolved...
  • Italian marines issue bilateral: Ban Ki-moon 13-02-2014 05:10 PM

    In a blow to Italy's attempt to internationalise the case of two Italian marines being tried in India for killing two fishermen, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has asked Rome to resolve the issue bilaterally. "It's better for the question to be addressed bilaterally, rather than with the involvement of the...