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  • Cristiano Ronaldo in public row with Italian sports minister over health rules Oct 17, 2020 09:18 AM IST

    Cristiano Ronaldo in public row with Italian sports minister over health rules

    Vincenzo Spadafora said on Thursday the Juventus forward might have infringed the rules by flying back to Italy from national team duty in Portugal after he tested positive for the virus earlier this week.

  • 4 Swiss Guards test positive as COVID-19 penetrates Vatican Oct 12, 2020 08:30 PM IST

    4 Swiss Guards test positive as COVID-19 penetrates Vatican

    Despite the positive cases among his own guards, Pope Francis on Monday was seen once again without a mask. He warmly greeted Cardinal George Pell in his private studio, and neither man wore a mask. Also unmasked were Pell’s secretary and the Vatican photographer.

  • In pictures: At coronavirus milestone, Italian priest reflects on loss, lessons Sep 30, 2020 08:11 PM IST

    In pictures: At coronavirus milestone, Italian priest reflects on loss, lessons

    As the world counts more than one million COVID-19 victims, the memory of those dark days, and the monumental toll of dead they left behind, has remained with those who survived, only to see the rest of the world fall victim too.

  • Pasta, wine and inflatable pools: How Amazon conquered Italy in the pandemic Sep 27, 2020 02:40 PM IST

    Pasta, wine and inflatable pools: How Amazon conquered Italy in the pandemic

    Even now, as Italy has done better than most places to turn the tide on the virus and people return to stores, the behavioral shift toward e-commerce has not halted.

  • AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic tests positive for COVID-19 Sep 24, 2020 07:08 PM IST

    AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic tests positive for COVID-19

    Milan said that the Swede would miss the Europa League match against Bodo later on Thursday. "Having informed the relevant health authorities, the player was promptly placed in quarantine at home," it said.

  • Luis Suarez language exam for Italian citizenship rigged, say prosecutors Sep 22, 2020 06:14 PM IST

    Luis Suarez language exam for Italian citizenship rigged, say prosecutors

    Perugia chief prosecutor Raffaele Cantone said his investigations showed the questions had been agreed with Suarez ahead of the exam and it had already been decided what mark to give him, despite his scarce knowledge of Italian.

  • Italy: Sicilian mafia boss Giuseppe Fanara swallows guard's finger in jail fight Sep 08, 2020 10:22 PM IST

    Italy: Sicilian mafia boss Giuseppe Fanara swallows guard's finger in jail fight

    Giuseppe Fanara, 60, who is serving a life sentence at Rome's Rebibbia prison, attacked seven guards in June when they came to inspect his cell, the daily Il Messagero reported.

  • Migrant woman with coronavirus gives birth on board a helicopter Sep 01, 2020 09:55 PM IST

    Migrant woman with coronavirus gives birth on board a helicopter

    The woman was staying at a migrant holding centre designed to hold about 100 people, which in recent days has been home to nearly 10 times as many due to a pickup in arrivals.

  • COVID-19 impact | Italian wine exports withered by virus Aug 22, 2020 12:26 PM IST

    COVID-19 impact | Italian wine exports withered by virus

    Consumption of Italian wine in China, where the virus first emerged in December, nosedived 44 percent in the period between January and May

  • Venice tests long-delayed flood barrier months after waters swamped city Jul 10, 2020 06:27 PM IST

    Venice tests long-delayed flood barrier months after waters swamped city

    Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte attended the test and started the computerised system that sent all 78 giant yellow sluice gates rising simultaneously above the water for the first time.

  • Coronavirus revives Italy’s age-old shadow safety net: the pawnshop Jul 07, 2020 08:41 AM IST

    Coronavirus revives Italy’s age-old shadow safety net: the pawnshop

    Italians have put up valuables as collateral for loans for centuries, through plagues and sieges. Today they do it as part of the formal banking system. And business is booming.

  • Italy eyes measures to support auto, tourism industries: PM Giuseppe Conte Jul 04, 2020 07:45 PM IST

    Italy eyes measures to support auto, tourism industries: PM Giuseppe Conte

    Speaking at a conference organised by the UIL trade union, Conte said the government needed to "redefine" tax incentives in favour of green, digital investments of the future, adding "we must support the worst affected industries such as automotive and tourism".

  • India entitled to compensation, but can't prosecute Italian Marines, rules UN Court Jul 02, 2020 10:30 PM IST

    India entitled to compensation, but can't prosecute Italian Marines, rules UN Court

    The Permanent Court of Arbitration said it was up to India and Italy to decide the amount of compensation warranted in the case.

  • Fiat Chrysler expects Italy car sales to fall by at least 35% this year Jun 25, 2020 01:56 PM IST

    Fiat Chrysler expects Italy car sales to fall by at least 35% this year

    The first half of the year saw a 50 percent year-on-year drop with sales close to zero in March and April, Gorlier said, adding that there were still 450,000 vehicles in stock.

  • Italy, Germany, France and Netherlands sign contract with Astrazeneca for COVID-19 vaccine Jun 13, 2020 07:20 PM IST

    Italy, Germany, France and Netherlands sign contract with Astrazeneca for COVID-19 vaccine

    The contract is for 400 million doses of the vaccine, which was developed with the University of Oxford and whose experimentation phase is already advanced and expected to end in autumn, Roberto Speranza said in a Facebook post.

  • This tiny Italian village is offering a sweet deal: a home for Rs 85 and life without COVID-19 Jun 13, 2020 04:30 PM IST

    This tiny Italian village is offering a sweet deal: a home for Rs 85 and life without COVID-19

    The Mayor of the commune, Michele Conia, said that the cheap home deals are part of their "Operation Beauty", an effort to rebuild and restore parts of the town that are not in the best condition.

  • Lockdowns may have averted 3 million deaths in Europe by curbing COVID-19: Study Jun 08, 2020 06:39 PM IST

    Lockdowns may have averted 3 million deaths in Europe by curbing COVID-19: Study

    The Imperial team estimated that by early May, between 12 and 15 million people in the 11 countries - Austria, Belgium, Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland - had been infected with COVID-19.

  • Venice glimpses a future with fewer tourists and likes what it sees Jun 07, 2020 04:08 PM IST

    Venice glimpses a future with fewer tourists and likes what it sees

    Can a city whose history and culture drew tens of millions of visitors a year reinvent itself? The coronavirus may give it a chance to try.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | India overtakes Italy's coronavirus tally as lockdown easing looms Jun 06, 2020 02:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | India overtakes Italy's coronavirus tally as lockdown easing looms

    However, India's toll of deaths from COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, is 6,642, small compared with those other countries.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | Italy has 531 infections in the past 24 hours May 25, 2020 02:40 PM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | Italy has 531 infections in the past 24 hours

    The number of confirmed new infections in Italy rose by just 531 in the past 24 hours, with half in the populous northern region of Lombardy that has borne the brunt of Italy's epidemic.

  • 'Here's your scan code for tonight': Italy eatery rips up paper menus May 22, 2020 06:56 PM IST

    'Here's your scan code for tonight': Italy eatery rips up paper menus

    At Da Enzo's, that means no paper menus. Instead, a waiter holds up a QR scan code. Customers point their smart phones at it and a menu comes up on their screen with the day's specialties.

  • Blast hits chemical plant near Italian city of Venice May 15, 2020 04:44 PM IST

    Blast hits chemical plant near Italian city of Venice

    The local Corriere del Veneto newspaper reported that a worker had been injured in the blast, which occurred in the Porto Marghera area on the mainland, a few kilometres from the historic centre of the lagoon city.

  • Booking apps and electronic tags? Italy's beaches seek to salvage summer May 15, 2020 09:22 AM IST

    Booking apps and electronic tags? Italy's beaches seek to salvage summer

    These are just some of the changes resorts are considering to be able to reopen in time for the peak season, as the country slowly emerges from a strict lockdown imposed to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Russia overtakes Italy and Britain after record rise in coronavirus cases May 11, 2020 03:16 PM IST

    Russia overtakes Italy and Britain after record rise in coronavirus cases

    The official tally surged to 221,344, meaning Russia now has more registered cases than Italy or Britain and only trails Spain and the United States

  • Masked and standing apart, the world creeps out of lockdown May 04, 2020 10:25 PM IST

    Masked and standing apart, the world creeps out of lockdown

    Italy, among the world's hardest-hit countries, started to relax the longest lockdown in Europe, allowing about 4.5 million people to return to work after nearly two months at home. Construction work can resume and relatives can reunite.

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