Riot police clash with protesters at La Scala opening night

The glamourous season opener at Milan`s Scala opera house was marred Sunday by clashes between riot police and protesters which left two wounded.

Mario Balotelli back as Antonio Conte names Italy squad for Croatia
Mario Balotelli back as Antonio Conte names Italy squad for Croatia

Misfiring Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been recalled to Italy`s squad for next week`s Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia in Milan alongside Alessio Cerci of Atletico Madrid.

Shakira to launch toy line
Shakira to launch toy line

Pop star Shakira is working on a range of baby toys, which will go on sale next month.

Japan, China PMs meet in Milan despite shrine visit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shook hands with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang in Milan on Friday, reports said, despite a mass visit by Japanese lawmakers to a controversial war shrine in Tokyo.

Russia's Putin says meeting with Ukraine's Poroshenko "positive"

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday his meeting with Ukraine`s President Petro Poroshenko and EU leaders had been "positive", but despite his upbeat comment, there was no sign of a decisive breakthrough in solving the crisis in Ukraine.

China, Vietnam pledge to "address and control" maritime disputes

China and Vietnam have agreed to "address and control" maritime disputes, state media said on Friday, as differences over the potentially energy-rich South China Sea have roiled relations between the two countries and other neighbours.

Putin to meet with Western leaders on Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin is mounting a diplomatic blitz on the sidelines of a summit of European and Asian leaders in a bid to escape Russia's worst crisis with the West since the Cold War.

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.

Liverpool vs West Brom, Preview: Brendan Rodgers in search of Reds revival
Liverpool vs West Brom, Preview: Brendan Rodgers in search of Reds revival

Brendan Rodgers could be forgiven for thinking the football fates were conspiring against him and lacklustre Liverpool as last season`s runners-up prepare to tackle West Bromwich Albion from 14th place in the Premier League table at Anfield on Saturday.

Carlos Tevez on target again as Juventus stun Milan
Carlos Tevez on target again as Juventus stun Milan

Carlos Tevez scored his fourth goal in the space of a week to hand champions Juventus a precious 1-0 win over Milan, and new coach Massimiliano Allegri the bragging rights, at a packed-out San Siro on Saturday.

Milan to host 2016 UEFA Champions League final
Milan to host 2016 UEFA Champions League final

Milan will host the 2016 Champions League final, European football`s governing body UEFA decided Thursday at a meeting of its executive committee in Nyon, Switzerland.

Fifteenth-century paintings stolen from Italy`s castle

Three small artworks of the 15th century have been stolen from the picture gallery of the iconic Sforza Castle in Italy`s Milan, media reports said Sunday.

Shakira expecting second baby with beau Gerard Pique

Shakira is expecting her second child with footballer boyfriend Gerard Pique, it has been revealed

Italian court acquits Berlusconi in sex case

An Italian appeals court on Friday acquitted former Premier Silvio Berlusconi in a sex-for-hire case, reversing a lower court conviction that had carried a seven-year prison sentence and a lifetime ban on holding political office.

Shakira thanks football for finding true love

Shakira thanks World Cup for making her meet with Gerard Pique, who is love of her life.

Berlusconi begins community service for tax fraud

Italy`s three-time former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Friday arrived at a hospice for Alzheimer`s patients near Milan to begin his year of community service following a conviction for tax fraud.

Shakira`s baby likes travelling

Singer Shakira is confident her 15-month-old son Milan will adjust well to her soon being on tour because he likes travelling in planes.

Italy court orders Berlusconi to do community service: Reports

An Italian court in Milan on Tuesday ordered former prime minister and billionaire tycoon Silvio Berlusconi to do a year of community service following his conviction for tax fraud, Italian media reported.

Italian court mulls community service for Berlusconi

An Italian court began a sentencing hearing against Silvio Berlusconi which could see the three-time former prime minister and billionaire tycoon forced to do community service for nine months.

Berlusconi hospitalised with inflamed knee

Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi has been hospitalised with an inflamed knee.