ROME

  • Juventus fighting injuries ahead of Udinese battle in Serie A September 12, 2014

    Rome: This weekend in Serie A, threetime defending Serie A champions Juventus have injury problems for their match against Udinese, Roma warm up for their return to the Champions League at promoted Empoli and AC Milan visit Parma. However, it's Simone Zaza who is the talk of Italy after leading the...
  • Ashley Cole arrives for medical with AS Roma July 7, 2014

    Rome: Former England defender Ashley Cole has arrived in Italy for a medical with AS Roma and is expected to sign a twoyear deal with the Serie A club. "Welcome to Rome, Ashley", said the Italian club on its official Twitter feed, publishing a photo of the former Chelsea player on...
  • Air India starts maiden service to Italy June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: National passenger carrier Air India on Friday started its maiden operations to Italy with direct flights on its fleet of newlyacquired Boeing 787 Dreamliner. According to the airline, its operations will include flights from Delhi to Rome and Milan on a triangular route with Dreamliner aircraft. The DelhiRomeMilanDelhi flight...
  • Rohan Bopanna, AisamulHaq Qureshi knocked out of Rome Masters May 15, 2014

    Rome: Rohan Bopanna and AisamulHaq Qureshi yet again failed to go past the formidable team of Mike and Bob Bryan as they lost in straight sets to the American brothers in the second round of the ATP Rome Masters on Thursday. The unseeded IndoPak combination suffered a 57, 16 defeat against...
  • Pope Francis accidentally says 'f**k' in Italian during his Sunday blessing at the Vatican March 4, 2014

    Pope Francis swore by mistake during his Sunday blessing at the Vatican in Rome. He was addressing a crowd in Italian from a balcony window when let slip the word 'cazzo' that translates to f**k instead of 'caso', meaning chance, The Guardian reported. However, Gawker said 'caso' meant 'example' or...
  • First gladiatorial school outside Rome discovered by University archaeologist February 27, 2014

    The gladiatorial school or ludus gladiatorious that was recently discovered at the site of Carnuntum outside Vienna, Austria, is the first one to be discovered outside Rome. The school was mapped entirely with noninvasive earth-sensing technologies and is now hidden beneath a pasture. The discovery of the school threw light...
  • Relief for Italian marines, India not to try them under law with death penalty February 24, 2014

    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 under...
  • Italian marines case: SC to hear Centre's response on anti-piracy law February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Monday hear the government's response on whether the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in February 2012 should be tried under a severe anti-piracy law, the SUA, which provides only death penalty as punishment. Italy has strongly objected to the move,...
  • Pope's simple style influencing cardinal fashion February 21, 2014

    Vatican City: No glitzy gold, no rich velvet, no regal fur. Pope Francis' pared down papal wardrobe of sensible black shoes and a white cassock so thin you can see his black trousers through it is a perfect fit for his call for simplicity and humility among his clergy. The pope's...
  • Italy scorns Indian decision to try marines with antipiracy law February 9, 2014

    Rome harshly criticised an Indian decision to try two Italian marines accused of killing two fisherman under an antipiracy and antiterrorism act, in a case that has strained relations between the two countries. Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, part of a military security team protecting a cargo ship off the coast...
  • Italy criticises India's handling of marines case February 1, 2014

    Rome: Italy has criticised India's handling of the case of two of its marines accused of killing two Indian fisherman as "contradictory" and "disconcerting" ahead of a hearing of the case in India's Supreme Court. Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said in a statement that the case had been managed in "contradictory,...
  • Italy Church appeals to thieves to return John Paul blood relic January 29, 2014

    The Catholic Church has appealed to thieves to return a reliquary containing the blood of the late Pope John Paul II that disappeared in what it called a "vile and sacrilegious theft". The gold reliquary was stolen on the weekend from a small stone church, San Pietro della Ienca, in the...
  • Thieves steal Pope John Paul's blood from Italy church January 28, 2014

    Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, a custodian said on Monday. Dozens of police with sniffer dogs scoured the remote area for clues to what the Italian Catholic...
  • Thieves steal Pope John Paul's blood from Italy church January 27, 2014

    Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, a custodian said on Monday. Franca Corrieri said she had discovered a broken window early on Sunday morning and had called the...
  • Rome police seeks social media help in managing crazy parking January 27, 2014

    The creativity of Italians in parking their cars and scooters on traffic islands, the pavement or simply in the middle of the street knows few limits. But now police in the capital Rome have enlisted the power of social media to help them get to grips with the endemic...
  • MHA may deny Italian marines' prosecution under law that gives death January 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry is likely to deny sanction to prosecute two Italian marines accused of killing two Kerala fishermen under a law which provides only death penalty. If the Home Ministry denies sanction to NIA to prosecute the two Italian marines under the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against Safety...
  • Honour to Pope Francis a good sign , says Vatican December 13, 2013

    The Time magazine has named Pope Francis as its Person of the Year. What makes this Pope so important is the speed with which he has captured the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church at all, the magazine said. ...
  • Italy Senate expels 3time exPremier Berlusconi November 29, 2013

    Rome: Threetime former Premier Silvio Berlusconi was ousted from Parliament on Wednesday after two decades as a lawmaker, defiantly calling it "a day of mourning for democracy" and pledging to continue in politics. After weeks of maneuvering, appeals and even an attempt to bring down the government, Berlusconi's delay tactics ran...
  • Rome: Etna volcano erupts, lighting up sky over Sicily November 18, 2013

    Europe's most active volcano, has erupted again, lighting up the sky over much of eastern Sicily and shooting up a towering column of ash. The eruption, which began late Sunday and tapered off on Monday morning, didn't endanger any of villages dotting the mountain's slopes, and no evacuation was ordered. The airport...
  • Pope Francis receives Aung San Suu Kyi in Vatican October 28, 2013

    Pope Francis on Monday received Nobel peace laureate and former political prisoner in Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi at the Vatican. The Myanmarese opposition leader is currently on a visit to Europe and was, on Sunday, made an honorary citizen of Rome, the Italian capital. Suu Kyi has become an international symbol...
  • Aung San Suu Kyi collects Rome citizenship after 19 years October 28, 2013

    Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi finally collected her honorary citizenship of Rome on Sunday, 19 years after being offered the honour. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate, 68, spent most of two decades under house arrest after a military government ignored the results of a 1990 election won by her...
  • Qaushiq Mukherjee's 'Tashir Desh' to release in India on August 23 August 21, 2013

    'Tashir Desh', a Bengali fantasy film directed by Qaushiq Mukherjee will release in India on August 23. The film which is based Rabindranath Tagore's play, was premiered at Rome International Film Festival in 2012. It has 19 tracks by 37 musicians from over 9 countries. Some of the tracks have...
  • Mario Balotelli ruled out of ItalyArgentina friendly August 14, 2013

    Rome: Italy coach Cesare Prandelli will have to make do without the services of Mario Balotelli for Wednesday's international friendly against Argentina. The AC Milan striker picked up a knee problem in training this week and Italy's football association (FIGC) confirmed he had departed the squad following the side's meeting with...
  • Interview: Milkha Singh on Milkha Singh part II July 20, 2013

    (Continuing after Part I) Asian Games, Tokyo, 1958. I was itching to jump to that, but held myself back. It was equally important to know when did it all begin. That's how I continued. When did you realise that you can become an athlete? MS: The credit for that goes to the...
  • Watch: Milkha Singh's legendary race in Rome Olympics July 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra's biopic on legendary athlete Milkha Singh has hit the screens today. Farhan Akhtar has played the character of Milkha Singh in the film. Here is the clipping of his famous race in 1960's Rome Olympics, where he came fourth. ...
  • Sluggish Usain Bolt beaten by Justin Gatlin in Rome June 7, 2013

    Rome: Usain Bolt's defeat by Justin Gatlin in the 100 metres at the Rome Diamond League meeting on Thursday is unlikely to cause the Olympic champion too much concern ahead of August's world championships. American Gatlin, bronze medallist at the London Games after a fouryear doping ban, ran 9.94 seconds to...
  • Usain Bolt ready to run his best again at Rome meet June 4, 2013

    Rome: Usain Bolt is looking forward to performing at his best again after being slowed by a hamstring injury a month ago. The 100meter world recordholder makes his European debut this season at Thursday's Golden Gala meet. The sixtime Olympic champion ran the 100 only once this year, narrowly edging one...
  • Nadal dominates Federer to win Rome Masters May 19, 2013

    Rome: After all these years, Rafael Nadal still knows how to dominate Roger Federer. In the 30th meeting between the two tennis greats, Nadal controlled the final from start to finish to win 61, 63 on Sunday for his seventh Italian Open title. It was the most lopsided win in the...
  • BhupathiBopanna lose final of Rome Masters to Bryans May 19, 2013

    Rome: Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna ended runnersup at the Rome Masters after a tame straight sets defeat at the hands of top seeded American team of Mike and Bob Bryan here on Sunday. The sixth seeded Indian combination lost 26 36 in the summit clash of the euro 3,204,745 clay...
  • Federer, Nadal to renew rivalry in Rome final May 19, 2013

    Rome: Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will renew their rivalry in the Italian Open final on Sunday exactly a week before the French Open starts. In Saturday's semifinals at the Foro Italico, Federer held off a stiff challenge from Frenchman Benoit Paire 76 (5), 64. Sixtime Rome champion Nadal...