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2 drug-trafficking gangs in Italy’s Sicily busted

Rome, May 4 | Italian police have busted two drug-trafficking gangs in major raids in the area surrounding the Sicilian city of Messina, local...

Italy vaccinates Euro 2020 players, Olympians to follow

Rome, May 3 | Italy has started to vaccinate members of its national football team against Covid-19 ahead of Euro 2020 this summer and...

Boxing expert’s proposal to shift Indian camp to Italy rejected

New Delhi, May 2 | Boxing Federation of India (BFI) high performance director Santiago Nieva's proposal to shift the national camp to Italy to...

Cinemas reopen across Italy as restrictions loosened

Rome, April 26 | Countless cinemas in Italy reopened their doors on Monday after a month-long coronavirus-related closure.Milan's Beltrade cinema celebrated its reopening very...

Italy becomes 3rd EU state to fully vaccinate 5 mn people

Rome, April 25 | Italy's coronavirus vaccine rollout hit a major milestone, though it appeared unlikely the country would reach its end-of-month target for...

Italy’s Covid indicators improving ahead of curbs lifting, experts urge caution

Rome, April 23 | Italy continued moving toward next week's planned easing of coronavirus restrictions as data from the Ministry of Health showed a...

Accomplice in 2016 France terror attack arrested in Italy

Rome, April 22 | Italian police have said they arrested a 28-year-old Albanian man suspected to be an accomplice in the 2016 terror attack...

Italy’s cabinet unveils roadmap for reopening

Rome, April 22 | Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi's cabinet has unveiled a roadmap for easing Covid-19 restrictions starting from April 26.The move on...

‘Public confidence in Italy’s vax rollout hindered by AstraZeneca fears’

Rome, April 18 | The regional health authorities in Italy's Lombardy region have said that public confidence in the country's use of the AstraZeneca...

Italy approves additional borrowing to help businesses, households

Rome, April 16 | Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi's cabinet has passed additional borrowing worth 40 billion euros ($47 billion) to finance a new...

Italy halts J&J Covid vax roll-out plans

Rome, April 15 | Italy has halted its rollout plans for the US-made Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine just before it was set to...

Iran’s docu-film ‘Holy Bread’ to compete in Italy’s Trento film fest

Mumbai, April 14 | Late Iranian filmmaker Rahim Zabihi's documentary film "Holy Bread" will be showcased in the main section of the 69th...

Italy gets spectator guarantee for Euros, Germany hopeful

Berlin, April 14 | The Italian government approved the presence of fans at Euro 2020 matches in Rome, with Germany hoping for a similar...

Italy recommends AstraZeneca only for over-60s after EMA review

Rome, April 9 | Italy recommends the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine only for people aged over 60 from now on, an ordinance by the Health...

Nearly 1mn jobs lost in Italy in 12 months

Rome, April 7 | The coronavirus pandemic has cost the Italian economy nearly one million jobs, said the country's National Statistics Institute (ISTAT) on...

Sumit Nagal crashes out of ATP tournament in Italy

New Delhi, April 6 | India's highest-ranked singles player Sumit Nagal lost in the opening round of the ATP 250 Sardegna Open to Slovakian...

Italy reports nearly 3mn Covid recoveries

Rome, April 6 | Italy registered 10,680 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, while the number of recoveries added up to nearly...

Poonacha sets up semis clash with Italy’s Bocchi

New Delhi, April 2 | Delhi boy Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha kept India's hopes alive, marching into the semi-finals of the $15,000 ITF men's tournament,...

Volcanic ash from Italy’s Mt. Etna interrupts flights

Rome, April 2 | The airport in the city of Cataniain Italy's Sicily region stopped all flights for several hours due to strong volcanic...

Italy extends curbs until end April end

Rome, April 1 | Italy has extended a number of coronavirus-related restrictions until the end of April, the government of Prime Minister Mario Draghi...

Italy authorises rescue vessel to bring migrants

Rome, April 1 | Italian authorities have granted the rescue vessel, Open Arms, permission to bring more than 200 rescued migrants to Sicily, the...

Italy PM gets AstraZeneca Covid vaccine jab

Rome, March 31 | Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi received his first dose of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday -- the same product that...

Italy reports 12,916 new Covid cases

Rome, March 30 | In the last 24 hours, Italy reported a total of 12,916 new Covid-19 cases, which took the overall tally to...

Italy marks poet Dante’s 700th death anniversary

Rome, March 26 | Events were held across Italy to commemorate the 700th birth anniversary of poet Dante Alighieri, whose "The Divine Comedy" is...

Italy witnesses fall in new Covid cases

Rome, March 26 | Due to the latest anti-Covid measures, Italy has witnessed a drop in the number of new cases, while authorities were...

Ravi Teja hits ‘action mode’ in Italy

Hyderabad, March 24 | Telugu superstar Ravi Teja is busy shooting action stunts in Italy, for his next film "Khiladi".Ravi posted a picture on...

Italy marks ‘tiramisu day’ as pandemic distraction

Rome, March 21 | As a distraction amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Italians on Sunday will mark International Tiramisu Day to celebrate the traditional...

Italy returning to lockdown year after Covid outbreak

Rome, March 17 | One year after lockedown due to the Covid-19 outbreak, most regions in the northern Italy are reimposing restrictions to curb...

France, Germany, Italy suspend AstraZeneca vaccine use

London, March 15 | Germany, France and Italy on Monday joined several European nations in blocking the roll out of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine after several...

Italy to tighten curbs before Easter

Rome, March 13 | Italy has approved a fresh round of tight anti-Covid restrictions nationwide, which will be implemented between March 15-April 6, including...

Italy to shut shops, schools as Covid cases spike

Rome, March 13 | Shops, restaurants and schools will be closed across most of Italy on Monday, with Prime Minister Mario Draghi warning of...

Italy to get over half million more vaccine shots by March

Rome, March 11 | Italy will get over half a million more Covid-19 vaccine doses by the end of March under a new European...

Italy’s coronavirus deaths top 100,000

Rome, March 9 | Italy's coronavirus death toll topped 100,000, the country's Ministry of Health said on Monday. This is the latest tragic milestone...

Italy reports 22,865 new Covid cases

Rome, March 5 | Italy's overall coronavirus caseload has increased to 2,999,119 after the country registered 22,865 new cases in the last 24 hours,...

Italy’s national debt reached 155.6% of GDP in 2020

Rome, March 3 | Pushed by drastically increased public spending and a record-setting economic slowdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Italy's national debt ratio...

Italy’s Covid infection rate inches higher

Rome, March 2 | Italy's Covid-19 infection rate has started to increase over the last week for the first time since December 2020, as...

Facebook fined 7 mn euros in Italy over improper data use

Rome, Feb 18 | Italy's competition watchdog has fined social networking giant Facebook seven million euros ($8.45 million) for failing to comply with a...

Italy’s new prime minister, his cabinet sworn in

Rome, Feb 14 | The Italian government formed by newly-appointed Prime Minister Mario Draghi, who was also the former chief of the European Central...

Mario Draghi to be sworn in as Italy Prime Minister

Rome, Feb 13 | Former head of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi has formally accepted the role of Italy's next Prime Minister and...

Italy maintains downward trend in active Covid-19 cases

Rome, Feb 12 | About one month after easing most restrictions on people's movements, Italy maintained a downward trend in active coronavirus infections, the...

Italy’s outgoing PM Conte signals support for successor

Rome, Feb 5 | Outgoing Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has signalled his support for a government led by Prime Minister-designate Mario Draghi.In a...

Mancini to step down as Italy boss after 2022 FIFA WC

Rome, Feb 3 | Italy coach Roberto Mancini has said that he would like to leave the Azzurri and return to club management after...

ATP Cup: Berrettini, Fognini help Italy seal semi-final spot

Melbourne, Feb 3 | Italy have sealed a spot in the semi-finals of the ATP Cup after Matteo Berrettini defeated Gael Monfils 6-4, 6-2...

Italy eases restrictions in most regions

Rome, Feb 2 | Coronavirus restrictions has been eased in most of Italy's 20 regions after the country witnessed continued improvement in the pandemic...

Pfizer vows continued vaccine supply despite Italy’s lawsuit

Rome, Jan 29 | The Italian division of US-based pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said it will continue to honour its contract to provide coronavirus vaccines...

48 arrested in anti-mafia operation in Italy

Rome, Jan 22 | Forty-eight people were arrested in Italy as part of a large anti-mafia operation that also involved a national political leader,...

Italy bans flights from Brazil over new Covid variant detection

Rome, Jan 17 | Italian Health Minister Roberto Speranza has signed an order banning direct flights to Italy from Brazil after a new variant...

Italy hits 1 mn dose vaccination mark

Rome, Jan 16 | Italy passed a positive milestone, with 1 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine having been administered just 19 days after the...

Italy reopens museums, extends nationwide anti-virus curfew

Rome, Jan 16 | Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has signed a new decree with fresh Covid-19 containment measures, the prime minister's office said...

Italy extends state of emergency as Covid-19 deaths exceed 80,000

Rome, Jan 15 | Italy has extended its state of emergency imposed to contain the Covid-19 pandemic until April 30, the government said in...

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RBI’s Regulations Review Authority sets up advisory group

Mumbai, May 7 | The Regulations Review Authority of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has constituted an advisory group to support it.The group...