Ritu Rani to lead Indian hockey eves in Italy tour

 Ritu Rani will lead a 18-member Indian hockey team for the five-match Test tour of Italy to be played in Rome from December 1 to 12.

Italy arrests doctors in baby milk bribes scandal

Italian police placed 12 doctors under house arrest on suspicion of promoting baby milk formula over breastfeeding in exchange for kickbacks including luxury holidays.

Egypt's Sisi to visit France, Italy in first EU trip

President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi visits France and Italy next week in his first European trip since ousting his Islamist predecessor and overseeing a crackdown that damaged Egypt`s international standing.

Venice declares war on noisy suitcases

 Famed for the serene silence of its timeless nooks and crannies, Venice is about to get even quieter ... by banning noisy suitcases on wheels.

Italy fumes as billionaire escapes asbestos death conviction

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi vowed on Thursday to change Italy's "nightmare" statute of limitation rules after the conviction of a Swiss billionaire related to nearly 3,000 asbestos deaths was overturned.

Stefan Okaka scores on debut as Italy beat Albania
Stefan Okaka scores on debut as Italy beat Albania

Stefano Okaka scored a late goal on his debut to give Italy a 1-0 win over Albania in a friendly on Tuesday as they remained unbeaten in six games since the World Cup.

Italy captures mafia initiation rites on film, 40 arrests

Secret mafia initiation rites have been caught on camera for the first time by Italian police, who on Tuesday arrested 40 suspected gangsters in raids across the north of the country.

Luka Modric facing three-month injury break
Luka Modric facing three-month injury break

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric could be sidelined for up to three months after injuring his left thigh while playing for Croatia in a 1-1 draw with Italy, press reports said Tuesday.

Croatia hold Italy to extend 72-year unbeaten run
Croatia hold Italy to extend 72-year unbeaten run

Croatia extended their 72-year unbeaten run over Italy to seven matches after holding the Azzurri to a 1-1 draw in a Euro 2016 qualier that saw a 10-minute stoppage after visiting fans targeted `keeper Gianluigi Buffon with flares.

Italy boat migrants top 2,500 in one weekend

 The Italian navy and merchant ships picked up more than 2,500 migrants from the Mediterranean over the weekend as the flow of refugees seeking to reach Europe rose again.

Pope weighs in as Italy refugee influx accelerates again

 Pope Francis weighed into Italy`s immigration crisis on Sunday, warning the country it faced a "social emergency", as the influx of asylum seekers blamed for mob violence in Rome accelerated again.

Italy boat migrants top 2,200 in one weekend

The Italian navy picked up more than 2,200 migrants from the Mediterranean over the weekend, in a blow to hopes that the ending of its naval search-and-rescue mission would stem the flow of refugees.

Landslide kills two as death toll from Italy storm climbs to 11

A landslide triggered by torrential rain engulfed a house on the shores of Italy's Lake Maggiore on Sunday, killing a pensioner and his granddaughter in what a neighbour described as a "horrific" tragedy.

Antonio Conte calls on Italy `pride` for Croatia
Antonio Conte calls on Italy `pride` for Croatia

Italy coach Antonio Conte has called for the Azzurri to swell with pride when they take to a rain-battered San Siro pitch against Croatia in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier later Sunday.

Sixth death feared as storms wreak road, rail havoc in Italy

Torrential rain closed road and rail links along the Italian Riviera on Saturday as storms that have killed five people this week returned to batter the north of the country.

Mario Balotelli ruled out of Croatia qualifier
Mario Balotelli ruled out of Croatia qualifier

Italy striker Mario Balotelli has been ruled out of Sunday`s Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia due to concerns over his hamstring and groin, the Italian football federation (FIGC) confirmed Saturday.

Zvonimir Boban backs Croatia to defend post-war Italy record
Zvonimir Boban backs Croatia to defend post-war Italy record

Former AC Milan forward Zvonimir Boban has backed Croatia to defend an impressive 72-year record against Italy when the sides meet in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier in Milan on Sunday.

RugbyU: Italy v Argentina rescheduled for Friday, says official
RugbyU: Italy v Argentina rescheduled for Friday, says official

Heavy rains in recent days in the flood-hit city of Genoa have forced the rescheduling of Saturday`s rugby Test between Italy and Argentina, the Italian rugby federation (FIR) confirmed Thursday.

Italian worker kidnapped in Libya freed

 Italian technician Marco Vallisa, kidnapped last July while working at a construction site in Libya, has been released and will return to Italy later Thursday, the Italian foreign ministry said.

Berlusconi deal clears way for electoral revolution in Italy

 Italy`s chronic political instability could soon be consigned to history after a deal between Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Silvio Berlusconi was hailed Thursday as a breakthrough for radical electoral reform.