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  • Hundreds still awaiting airlift on stricken Italian ferry 4 hours 42 minutes ago

    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....
  • Cagliari stun Inter Milan 4-1 in Serie A September 28, 2014

    Milan: Inter Milan suffered a humiliating first defeat of the season as it was routed 4-1 by last-placed Cagliari in Serie A on Sunday, while Napoli won to ease the pressure on coach Rafa Benitez. Cagliari had lost their last three matches but gained an advantage when Inter captain Yuto Nagatomo...
  • Serie A: Destro's stunning strike helps Roma beat Verona 2-0 September 27, 2014

    Milan: Mattia Destro scored a stunning goal from near the halfway line to help Roma beat Hellas Verona 2-0 on Saturday as the capital side maintained its perfect record in Serie A. Destro controlled Morgan De Sanctis' goal kick before smacking it into the back of the net on the half...
  • Palermo hold Inter Milan to 11 draw in Serie A September 22, 2014

    Rome: Mateo Kovacic bailed Nemanja Vidic out of jail as Inter came from behind to draw 11 at Palermo on Sunday. A defensive error from Nemanja Vidic gifted Paulo Dybala a goal for Palermo just three minutes in and Mateo Kovacic equalised for Inter in the 42nd from the edge of...
  • Fishermen murder: SC allows one Italian marine to travel to his country for 4 months September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday granted permission to one of the Italian marines facing murder trial in India, to travel back to Italy. The marine has been allowed to travel to Italy for four months on health grounds. Massimiliano Latorre, one of two Italian marines being held over...
  • Italian Marines case: Plea filed in SC for medical examination of Latorre September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A victim, who was injured in firing by two Italian Marines today approached Supreme Court pleading it not to allow one of the accused Massimiliano Latorre, who claimed to have suffered brain stroke recently, to leave the country without verifying his medical condition. The victim, Freddy, who is also...
  • India will not block sick Italian marine's treatment: Sushma Swaraj September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian government will not prevent an ailing Italian marine facing murder charges from returning home for medical treatment, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday. Massimiliano Lattore is one of two Italian marines being held over the 2012 shooting of two fishermen mistakenly believed to be pirates,...
  • Fishermen killing: SC exempts one of the Italian marines from appearance September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought response from the Centre on a plea by one of the Italian marines, facing murder charges in India, to travel to his country for medical treatment for two months. The apex court also exempted Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre, who suffered brain stroke on...
  • Deliberate? I just made a mistake, says Rosberg September 8, 2014

    Formula One leader Nico Rosberg felt sore enough at losing Sunday's Italian Grand Prix without then having to face conspiracy theories suggesting he had done it deliberately. The Mercedes driver, who finished second after making a mistake at the first chicane while under pressure from winning team mate Lewis Hamilton, could...
  • Christijan Albers resigns as Caterham F1 principal September 7, 2014

    Christijan Albers resigned on Sunday as principal of the struggling Caterham Formula One team with Italian Manfredi Ravetto taking his place. The Dutch former F1 driver, who took over in July when Malaysian aviation entrepreneur Tony Fernandes sold the team, was quoted by Caterham after the Italian Grand Prix as saying...
  • Sergio Perez earns 6 points for Force India in Monza September 7, 2014

    Monza: Capitalising on a top10 start, Sergio Perez finished seventh to secure six points for Sahara Force India at the Italian Grand Prix as the team reduced the gap with fifthplaced McLaren to just one, on Sunday. Nico Hulkenberg, who started 13th on grid, could gain only a place in the...
  • Hamilton wins Italian Grand Prix after teammate Rosberg's mistake September 7, 2014

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton pressured Nico Rosberg into a mistake and overtook his Mercedes teammate to win the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday, adding another chapter to their heated rivalry. The key pass came about midway through the 53lap race as Hamilton had recovered from a poor start to pull up right...
  • Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo rejects exit talk September 6, 2014

    Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo dismissed reports he is set to leave the Italian team, claiming he is prepared to stay in charge until 2017. Talk of Montezemolo's possible departure has dominated the paddock at Monza ahead of Sunday's Italian Grand Prix. "I've seen the hue and cry of the past few...
  • Italian Grand Prix: Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg to duel again September 6, 2014

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg are poised for another wingtowing duel in the Italian Grand Prix. After colliding in Belgium two weeks ago and ensuing disciplinary measures, the Mercedes rivals qualified 12 on Saturday and it will be tough for the pair to avoid each other entering the tricky...
  • 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...
  • Italian Grand Prix: Force India drivers to start 10th, 14th September 6, 2014

    Monza: Force India drivers Sergio Perez and Nico Hulkenberg will start 10th and 14th respectively at Sunday's Formula One Italian Grand Prix at the Autodromo di Monza here. Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton took pole Saturday from teammate Nico Rosberg while Valtteri Bottas of Williams will start third at the historic 5.7...
  • Hamilton grabs pole ahead of Rosberg at Italian Grand Prix September 6, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton broke Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg's recent stranglehold on pole position by qualifying ahead of the championship leader at the Italian Grand Prix on Saturday, although the rivalry between the pair remains as heated as ever. Rosberg had taken four straight poles and six of the last seven. It's Hamilton's...
  • Lewis Hamilton tops final practice for Italian GP September 6, 2014

    Monza: Lewis Hamilton led the third and final practice session on Saturday for the Italian Grand Prix, while championship leader and Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg completed only three laps due to a gearbox problem. Hamilton clocked 1 minute, 25.519 seconds around the Monza circuit. Ferrari's Fernando Alonso was second, 0.412 seconds...
  • Mercedes' Nico Rosberg fastest in 2nd practice at Italian Grand Prix September 5, 2014

    Monza: Championship leader Nico Rosberg was fastest in the second practice session for the Italian Grand Prix on Friday, while Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton was hindered by car problems. Hamilton was more than half a second ahead of the pack in the morning session but took part only in the final...
  • Lewis Hamilton fastest in first practice at Italian Grand Prix September 5, 2014

    Lewis Hamilton wasted no time in asserting himself in Italian Grand Prix practice on Friday with the Mercedes driver lapping more than half a second quicker than anyone else at the fastest track on the calendar. The Briton, who retired in Belgium 12 days ago after team mate and championship leader...