Italian football in danger of dying, says Juventus president
Italian football in danger of dying, says Juventus president

Italian football will soon be dying if it does not overcome its deep-rooted structural problems, Juventus president Andrea Agnelli said on Friday.

Jose Mourinho is a self-made man: Louis van Gaal
Jose Mourinho is a self-made man: Louis van Gaal

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho deserves all the credit for his emergence as one of the leading coaches in world football, Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal said as he prepares for the pair`s meeting at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Luis Suarez prepares for Barca baptism of fire
Luis Suarez prepares for Barca baptism of fire

After 122 days Luis Suarez will be free to take part in a competitive match again and not just any game, but the biggest one in world football when Barcelona face Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.

US, European powers call for 'immediate' halt to Libya violence

The United States has joined Britain, France, Germany and Italy in calling for an "immediate" end to long-running violence there between government forces and militias.

Rome mayor defies law to register 16 gay marriages

Rome's left-wing mayor Ignazio Marino Saturday registered 16 gay marriages carried out abroad in defiance of Italian law, which does not recognise same-sex unions.

VVIP chopper deal: Indian agencies should come to same conclusion as Italian, says Ex-IAF chief

 Former IAF Chief S P Tyagi on Thursday said he expects the Indian investigation agencies to come to the same conclusion as the Italian agencies which found no evidence of any bribery in the controversial VVIP Helicopter deal involving AgustaWestland.

Nurse who took selfies with dead patients accused of murder

An Italian nurse who took photographs of herself with dead patients has been accused of murdering one of them and may be behind the deaths of dozens of others, according to Italian media reports.

Italian football gays won`t come out, says Roma `keeper
Italian football gays won`t come out, says Roma `keeper

Italy is unlikely to witness gay footballers from publicly revealing their sexuality because of homophobic attitudes in the country`s professional leagues, said Roma goalkeeper Morgan De Sanctis.

Berlusconi paid buxom Ruby for sex, but did not know she was minor: Court

Italy`s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi did have sex with an exotic dancer nicknamed "Ruby the Heart Stealer", but did not know she was under-age at the time, an appeal court said Thursday.

Stop sniping and appreciate the quality, says Juve coach
Stop sniping and appreciate the quality, says Juve coach

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has come to the conclusion that everyone in Italy is against the Turin side. 

Adapt or die, Thohir tells Serie A league chiefs
Adapt or die, Thohir tells Serie A league chiefs

Inter Milan owner Erick Thohir has called on Serie A bosses to think globally or risk seeing the beleaguered Italian top flight dropping further down football`s pecking order.

Former France defender William Gallas calls it quits at 37
Former France defender William Gallas calls it quits at 37

Former France defender William Gallas has announced his retirement, bringing to an end a decorated 19-year professional career, he said on Thursday.

Italy confirms Putin-Poroshenko meeting in Milan Friday

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet his Ukrainian counterpart Petro Poroshenko in Milan on Friday, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Wednesday.

Cameron, Obama, Hollande, Merkel, Renzi to hold Ebola call

The British, US, French, German and Italian leaders will hold a video conference call on Wednesday to discuss the Ebola epidemic, Prime Minister David Cameron`s spokesman said.

China, Italy set to sign deals worth 8 bn euros

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has said China and Italy are going to sign cooperation agreements worth 8 billion euros (over 10 billion dollars) during his current visit to the European nation.

Euro 2016 qualifying: Debutant Graziano Pelle hands Italy win over Malta
Euro 2016 qualifying: Debutant Graziano Pelle hands Italy win over Malta

Italy striker Graziano Pelle scored on his debut to earn a 1-0 away win over 10-man Malta with the visitors having hit the woodwork four times in their Euro 2016 qualifier on Monday.

Sigurdsson dents Dutch Euro hopes, Pelle fires Italy to win
Sigurdsson dents Dutch Euro hopes, Pelle fires Italy to win

World Cup semi-finalists the Netherlands` hopes of qualifying for Euro 2016 took another blow on Monday as a Gylfi Sigurdsson double gave Iceland a 2-0 win over the European giants.

Grandfather, sick boy, discovered afloat in Italy `murder-suicide`

The bodies of a grandfather and his five-year-old grandson, sick with a rare genetic disorder, were discovered on Sunday in a hugging embrace afloat in a river in northeast Italy.

Karolina Pliskova saves match point to take Linz WTA title
Karolina Pliskova saves match point to take Linz WTA title

Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova clinched her third career title when she saved a match point to beat Italy`s Camila Giorgi 6-7 (4/7), 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) in the Linz WTA final on Sunday.

Ukraine's Poroshenko says will meet Putin in Italy next week

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Saturday that he will meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin next week to discuss the six-month conflict between Kiev and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine.