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  • US accidentally kills two al Qaeda hostages, Obama takes responsibility April 24, 2015

    Washington: A covert US military operation in January targeting al-Qaeda leaders in the Afghan-Pakistan border region accidentally killed an American and an Italian, both aid workers who were hostages of the terror group, President Barack Obama said on Thursday. "Based on information and intelligence we have obtained, we believe that a...
  • American, Italian hostages inadvertently killed in US operation: Obama April 23, 2015

    Washington: An American and an Italian who had been held hostage for several years by al-Qaeda were inadvertently killed in a US counter-terrorism operation in the border region of Pakistan and Afghanistan in January, President Barack Obama said on Thursday. The operation in which American doctor Warren Weinstein and Italian aid...
  • SC allows marine Massimiliano Latorre to stay in Italy till July 15 on health grounds April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the deadline for Italian Marine Massimiliano Latorre, who along with a colleague is accused of killing Indian fishermen in 2012, to return to India on medical grounds. The apex court extended his return till July 15. Latore was supposed to return on April...
  • Lazio beat Napoli 1-0 to advance to Italian Cup final April 9, 2015

    Naples: A late goal from substitute Senad Lulic gave Lazio a 1-0 victory over Napoli on Wednesday and a place in the Italian Cup final against Juventus. Lazio advanced 2-1 on aggregate and will seek their third title in the last seven years in the June 7 final at their home...
  • SC to hear marine Massimiliano Latorre's plea for extension of stay in Italy on medical grounds April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: Italian Marine Massimiliano Latorre, who along with a colleague is accused of killing Indian fishermen in 2012, on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking extension of his stay in Italy on medical grounds. A bench comprising justices AR Dave and Kurian Joseph fixed the plea of Latorre for hearing...
  • Watch: Traditional Italian recipe for Easter festivities April 5, 2015

    As part of Easter festivities, here is a traditional Italian recipe. It is being prepared by Chef Diego Martinelli of the Leela Palace hotel. ...
  • Roma beat Napoli; Juventus, AC Milan win in Serie A April 5, 2015

    Rome: Roma ended their four-month winless streak at home with a 1-0 victory over Napoli in Serie A on Saturday, while Lazio kept up the pressure on their city rival with a 3-1 win at relegation-threatened Cagliari. In the late match, Carlos Tevez struck again to help runaway leader Juventus beat...
  • European Union-India summit off as Italian marines case rankles March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Plans for the European Union to host a summit with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have collapsed amid acrimony over delays to the trial of two Italian marines for murder in the 2012 killing of two Indian fishermen. A spokesman for the Ministry of External Affairs on Monday confirmed...
  • Mohamed Salah leads Fiorentina to 2-1 win at Juventus in Italian Cup semis March 6, 2015

    Turin: Raising his tally to six goals in seven matches since arriving on loan from Chelsea, Mohamed Salah scored twice and Fiorentina won 2-1 at Juventus in the opening leg of the Italian Cup semi-finals on Thursday. Juventus suffered their first loss at home since falling to Bayern Munich nearly two...
  • Juventus get late winner to beat Parma 1-0 in Italian Cup January 29, 2015

    Parma: Serie A leader Juventus needed an 89th-minute goal from substitute Alvaro Morata for a 1-0 win at last-place Parma on Wednesday to advance to the Italian Cup semifinals. Fellow Spaniard Fernando Llorente set up Morata at the edge of the area and the former Real Madrid forward dribbled past a...
  • Napoli scrape through on penalties against Udinese January 23, 2015

    Milan: Coppa Italia holders Napoli scraped into the quarter-finals when they beat 10-man Udinese 5-4 on penalties at home after a rain-soaked 2-2 draw on Thursday. Napoli fans sensed it was going to be a long night when Dries Martens blasted a penalty against the crossbar after only four minutes of...
  • Mario Gomez ends misery with brace in Fiorentina cup win January 22, 2015

    Germany forward Mario Gomez, scorer of only one Serie A goal this season, struck twice in the first half hour to help Fiorentina beat Atalanta 3-1 in the Italian Cup on Wednesday. Gomez, beset by injuries and a loss of form since joining Fiorentina in 2013, finally enjoyed some luck when...
  • AS Roma scrape past Empoli with controversial penalty January 21, 2015

    Milan: AS Roma needed a hugely controversial penalty, converted by Daniele De Rossi six minutes from the end of the extra time, to see off modest Empoli 2-1 in the Italian Cup last 16 on Tuesday. The penalty was awarded when Empoli's Piotr Zielinski slid in to make a clearance and...
  • Tevez fires Juventus five points clear, Napoli go third January 19, 2015

    Juventus reached the halfway point of the Serie A season with a commanding five-point lead over Roma after thrashing Verona for the second time in four days on Sunday. Paul Pogba and Serie A leading scorer Carlos Tevez both scored in the opening seven minutes as Juve extended their lead at...
  • AS Roma, Inter Milan held to draws in Serie A January 18, 2015

    Milan: Roma were held to 1-1 at Palermo on Saturday in another slip-up in their quest for the Serie A title. Rudi Garcia's team fell three points behind Juventus after last week's derby draw against Lazio, and the defending champions can pull further ahead on Sunday when they host Hellas Verona...
  • Fishermen murder case: SC grants three months time to Italian marines to return to India January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended the time for Italian marines by three months to return to India. The two Italian marines are accued of fisherman murder in Kerela. Earlier in December 2014, the apex court had rejected a plea by Italian marine to extend his stay in Italy. Under...
  • Italy football chief plans to cut size of Serie A January 5, 2015

    Rome: Italian Football Federation president Carlo Tavecchio hopes a plan to reduce Serie A from 20 to 18 clubs is approved this year. Tavecchio tells RAI state radio, "If it's not done in 2015 then we'll have to make other evaluations." Tavecchio also wants to cut Serie B from 22 to 20...
  • Burnt-out ferry towed to Italy after deadly blaze January 3, 2015

    Brindisi: Tug boats hauled the burnt-out hulk of a ferry that caught fire off the coast of Greece into a southern Italian port on Friday, opening the way for an investigation into the blaze that killed at least 11 people. Listing visibly to starboard, the Norman Atlantic multi-deck car-and-truck ferry docked...
  • Carlos Tevez does not intend to extend Juventus contract January 1, 2015

    Buenos Aires: Argentina striker Carlos Tevez, quizzed over the chances of him returning to Boca Juniors, has no plans to sign a contract extension with Juventus. The Italian champions reportedly want to offer Tevez, whose contract runs until June 2016, a deal to stay in Turin to 2018. 'I said I wanted...
  • 'Will see' if marine is fit enough to return to India: Italy December 30, 2014

    Rome: The Italian government "will see" if one of the two marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 is fit enough to return to India, Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has said. The Foreign Minister said he "hopes" for results in the case of the two Italian marines Massimiliano...
  • Hundreds still awaiting airlift on stricken Italian ferry December 29, 2014

    Athen: Italian and Greek helicopter crews worked into the night to airlift passengers off a burning ferry adrift in the Adriatic Sea, battling darkness and bad weather that hampered rescue efforts by other ships throughout Sunday. Helicopters were plucking passengers off the Italian-flagged Norman Atlantic and transferring them to a nearby...
  • SC refuses to extend Italian marine's stay in Italy December 16, 2014

    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...
  • AC Milan beat Udinese 2-0; Genoa win 3-0 at Cesena in Serie A November 30, 2014

    Milan: Genoa moved provisionally into third place in Serie A on Sunday as they cruised to a 3-0 win at Cesena, while AC Milan earned a 2-0 victory at home to Udinese in a match which saw both teams reduced to 10 men. Genoa were up 2-0 after just eight minutes...
  • FIFA bars Italian FA chief over 'banana' comment November 5, 2014

    Italian football federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio has been barred from holding any position with world governing body FIFA for six months over an alleged racist comment he made in August. European soccer's governing body UEFA has already imposed a similar sanction on the 71-year-old and the FIFA decision announced on...
  • Juventus beat Palermo 2-0 to extend Serie A lead October 27, 2014

    Juventus beat Palermo 2-0 on Sunday to move three points clear at the top of Serie A and bring a disappointing week to a close. Gonzalo Higuain scored a hat-trick as Napoli came from behind to defeat Hellas Verona 6-2, while Inter Milan won 1-0 at 10-man Cesena to alleviate some...
  • Roma held 0-0 by Sampdoria, Parma suffer fifth consecutive defeat October 26, 2014

    Milan: Roma were held to a goalless draw at still-unbeaten Sampdoria as they missed the opportunity to move provisionally top of the Serie A table on Saturday. It was a case of second against third at the Stadio Luigi Ferraris but Roma were still reeling from Tuesday's 7-1 loss to Bayern...
  • Massimo Moratti ends Inter Milan link after 19 years October 24, 2014

    Milan: Former Inter Milan owner Massimo Moratti has resigned as honorary president, ending his 19-year association with the club. The 69-year-old quit almost exactly one year after selling a 70 per cent stake in the club to a consortium led by Indonesian business tycoon Erick Thohir, who replaced Moratti as club...
  • VVIP chopper deal: Italian court verdict has no bearing in India, says ED October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The recent judgment passed by an Italian court in the Rs 3,600-crore VVIP chopper deal case acquitting two foreigners of graft charges does not have any bearing here in the probe into a money-laundering matter, the Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday told a Delhi court. The probe agency's submission...
  • AgustaWestland chopper deal: ED summons ex-IAF chief SP Tyagi's cousin October 14, 2014

    New Delhi: In a new turn into the AgustaWestland VVIP Helicopter deal probe, the Enforcement Directorate has summoned Sanjeev Tyagi, cousin of former air chief SP Tyagi under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Sanjeev Tyagi has questioned the ED's move, pointing out that an Italian court...
  • UEFA bans FIGC president for 6 months for racism October 8, 2014

    UEFA banned Italian football federation president Carlo Tavecchio for six months on Tuesday following a racist comment during his election campaign. Tavecchio, a long-standing executive in Italian football, was elected president in August despite causing a stir over a reference to bananas when discussing the presence of foreign players in Italy. "Mr....