Indian woman's Italian ''not good enough'' for citizenship

An Indian national has been barred from completing the process towards gaining Italian citizenship by a mayor who argued that her language skills are not up to scratch, despite her living in the country for 15 years, a media report said Monday.

Indian woman's Italian 'not good enough' for citizenship: Mayor

In an 11th hour hitch, a 56-year-old Indian woman in Italy has been barred from gaining citizenship by a mayor who said her language skills are not good.

Three Italians killed, two hurt in Swiss Alps avalanche: Police

Three Italians were killed and two were injured when they were hit by an avalanche while skiing in an area known as "Death Valley" in the Swiss Alps on Saturday, police said.

Steven Gerrard accuses Mario Balotelli of disrespect after penalty swipe
Steven Gerrard accuses Mario Balotelli of disrespect after penalty swipe

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard accused team mate Mario Balotelli of showing disrespect after the Italian found himself at the centre of controversy despite scoring a winning penalty against Besiktas on Thursday.

SC sets free two Italians guilty of friend's murder

The Supreme Court has set free two Italians, undergoing life imprisonment for murder of their friend in 2010, saying the evidence submitted by the prosecution to suggest motive does not inspire confidence.

IAAF probe claims Elena Lashmanova competed while banned
IAAF probe claims Elena Lashmanova competed while banned

Athletics` world governing body the IAAF confirmed Thursday they are probing claims that Russia`s Olympic 20km walk champion Elena Lashmanova took part in a race despite being on a two-year doping ban.

Mario Balotelli could return against Manchester United, says Brendan Rodgers
Mario Balotelli could return against Manchester United, says Brendan Rodgers

Mario Balotelli could return for Liverpool at Manchester United this weekend having returned to training after missing a month with a thigh injury, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Friday.

Brendan Rodgers admits Mario Balotelli's Liverpool move has backfired
Brendan Rodgers admits Mario Balotelli's Liverpool move has backfired

Liverpool football team manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that Italian striker Mario Balotelli's 16 million pounds move from AC Milan was a gamble that has backfired spectacularly, as the former Manchester City star has scored just twice in all season.

No proof of murder in Marco Pantani case: Prosecutor
No proof of murder in Marco Pantani case: Prosecutor

Nothing has emerged in the latest investigation into the death of Italian cycling star Marco Pantani to indicate he was murdered, the public prosecutor in Rimini said Friday.

Bombshell memoirs of French Prez's ex-girlfriend to be released in English

"Merci pour ce moment", the bestselling book by Francois Hollande's ex-girlfriend - Valérie Trierweiler - about her stormy relationship with the French president will be released in English next week, her editors said.

Pope to go to Turin to view burial shroud icon

The Shroud of Turin, the burial cloth some believe covered Jesus, will go back on public display next year.

Fabio Cannavaro replaces Marcello Lippi as Guangzhou Evergrande coach
Fabio Cannavaro replaces Marcello Lippi as Guangzhou Evergrande coach

Italy`s World Cup winning captain Fabio Cannavaro was formally unveiled as the new coach of Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande Wednesday, replacing his former national team manager Marcello Lippi.

Italian spy agency paid Mafia bosses: Lawmaker

An Italian lawmaker has decried a secret arrangement in which intelligence agents paid imprisoned top Mafiosi for information during several of the years when Silvio Berlusconi was premier.

Valentino Rossi taken to hospital after Aragon GP crash
Valentino Rossi taken to hospital after Aragon GP crash

Seven-time premier class world champion Valentino Rossi was taken to hospital after suffering concussion in crashing out of the Aragon Grand Prix on Sunday.

Valentino Rossi wins San Marino MotoGP
Valentino Rossi wins San Marino MotoGP

Italian Valentin Rossi on a Yamaha won the San Marino MotoGP race at Misano on Sunday.

Fiat awards outgoing Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo 26.95 million euro severance
Fiat awards outgoing Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo 26.95 million euro severance

Fiat Chrysler`s outgoing chairman of its sports car division Ferrari will receive a combined severance package of 26.95 million euros ($34.78 million), with nearly half to be paid in a lump-sum by next February, the company said on Wednesday.

Caroline Wozniacki to face Peng Shuai for US Open finals berth
Caroline Wozniacki to face Peng Shuai for US Open finals berth

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki and first-time Grand Slam semi-finalist Peng Shuai will meet for a place in the US Open title match after dominant victories on Tuesday.

Sara Errani outlasts Mirjana Lucic-Baroni to reach US Open last eight
Sara Errani outlasts Mirjana Lucic-Baroni to reach US Open last eight

Sara Errani`s softly-softly approach paid off Sunday as she booked her US Open quarter-final berth with a 6-3, 2-6, 6-0 victory over Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.

Brendan Rodgers salutes newly disciplined Mario Balotelli
Brendan Rodgers salutes newly disciplined Mario Balotelli

Brendan Rodgers revealed Mario Balotelli has already shown signs of a new-found maturity as the eccentric Italian made his Liverpool debut in a 3-0 win at Tottenham on Sunday.

I'm very enthusiastic about Indian Super League adventure: Alessandro Del Piero
I'm very enthusiastic about Indian Super League adventure: Alessandro Del Piero

Italy's renowned World Cup winner Alessandro Del Piero has called the Indian Super League football tournament an "adventure" and said he was "enthusiastic" about embarking on this new journey.