Articles about Italy

Italy: Around 13 killed after cable car plunges to ground

24 May 2021

Italy: Around 13 killed after cable car plunges to ground

A Stresa-Mottarone cable car taking visitors to a mountaintop view of Northern Italy's most picturesque lakes plummeted to the ground on Sunday, killing at least 13 people and sending two children to the hospital.

Why European countries are halting the AstraZeneca shot

16 Mar 2021

Why European countries are halting the AstraZeneca shot

The largest and most influential European countries, like Germany, France, and Italy, have paused the rollout of coronavirus vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford and British-Swedish pharma giant AstraZeneca over blood clot fears.

US: Coronavirus death toll approaches grim milestone of 500,000

22 Feb 2021

US: Coronavirus death toll approaches grim milestone of 500,000

The United States, which has been touching one grim milestone after another since the coronavirus outbreak in late 2019, is now close to logging 500,000 deaths.

Pope celebrates pandemic-aware Ash Wednesday at Vatican

18 Feb 2021

Pope celebrates pandemic-aware Ash Wednesday at Vatican

Pope Francis presided over a pandemic-aware Ash Wednesday service, with reduced participation of the faithful and a revised rite to reduce the chance of infection as the virus and its variants continue to spread through Italy.

Mario Draghi sworn in as new Prime Minister of Italy

13 Feb 2021

Mario Draghi sworn in as new Prime Minister of Italy

Mario Draghi has been sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Italy on Saturday after forming a national unity government tasked to help the country tackle and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic-induced crisis and economic slump.

Cristiano Ronaldo under investigation over potential breach of COVID-19 protocols

29 Jan 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo under investigation over potential breach of COVID-19 protocols

Football legend Cristiano Ronaldo is under investigation by Italian police over a potential breach of coronavirus regulations after he allegedly traveled between the regions of Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta.

Italian Police seize 500-year-old stolen Leonardo Da Vinci painting

24 Jan 2021

Italian Police seize 500-year-old stolen Leonardo Da Vinci painting

Imagine spotting a shady looking artwork that appears to be that of Leonardo Da Vinci's, which turns out to really be one, and that too at a place where it isn't supposed to be.

Italian nurse proposes to girlfriend using his PPE kit

03 Jan 2021

Italian nurse proposes to girlfriend using his PPE kit

Love will perhaps always find a way even in the time of a raging pandemic.

Families of Italian COVID-19 victims seek $122 million from government

24 Dec 2020

Families of Italian COVID-19 victims seek $122 million from government

The families of people who died of COVID-19 in Italy have sued the government, seeking €100 million ($122 million) in damages.

Venice flooded after new dam system didn't activate on time

10 Dec 2020

Venice flooded after new dam system didn't activate on time

Venice, the popular Italian city, was on Tuesday flooded as a barrier system, named MOSE — that had been installed after being plagued by corruption and cost overruns for years — wasn't activated on time due to an error in the forecast.

Football legend Paolo Rossi passes away aged 64

10 Dec 2020

Football legend Paolo Rossi passes away aged 64

Former Italian footballer Paolo Rossi, who led the national team to victory in the 1982 World Cup, has died aged 64.

India will host G20 Summit in 2023

23 Nov 2020

India will host G20 Summit in 2023

On Sunday, G20 leaders announced that India will host the prestigious summit in 2023, a year later than what was decided earlier.

Italy: Students protest over school closures due to COVID-19

21 Nov 2020

Italy: Students protest over school closures due to COVID-19

Italian school students have been protesting against the closure of schools in Turin city, Piedmont, due to COVID-19.

Italy, Belgium reach Nations League Finals: Records broken

19 Nov 2020

Italy, Belgium reach Nations League Finals: Records broken

The likes of Italy and Belgium have reached the four-team finals of the UEFA Nations League.

Italy: COVID-19 cases surge, hospitals near breaking-point; partial lockdown extended

14 Nov 2020

Italy: COVID-19 cases surge, hospitals near breaking-point; partial lockdown extended

As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to surge in Italy, hospitals in the country are in a dire condition and nearing a breaking point, struggling with the rise in new admissions.

Coronavirus: Italy introduces new restrictions as infections rise again

19 Oct 2020

Coronavirus: Italy introduces new restrictions as infections rise again

Italy has introduced new restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19 as the number of infections has risen again.

Nations League, France, Portugal and Belgium win: Records broken

15 Oct 2020

Nations League, France, Portugal and Belgium win: Records broken

Matchday four started with Group A4 matches in the UEFA Nations League and now we had the other groups in action.

Suzuki unveils V-Strom 1050 XT PRO adventure tourer in Italy

03 Sep 2020

Suzuki unveils V-Strom 1050 XT PRO adventure tourer in Italy

Japanese automaker Suzuki has unveiled a new PRO variant of its flagship V-Strom 1050 XT adventure tourer, in Italy.

How to make delicious French macarons at home

21 Jul 2020

How to make delicious French macarons at home

French macarons are small and sweet cream-filled cookies that first originated in Italy (yes, and later brought to France).

Coronavirus killed one patient every 18 seconds this month

29 Jun 2020

Coronavirus killed one patient every 18 seconds this month

On Sunday, the world reached a grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic — the death toll topped half a million. A total of 504,466 have died of the virus since it originated in China last year.

Serie A: Playoffs, algorithm in play if season gets suspended

09 Jun 2020

Serie A: Playoffs, algorithm in play if season gets suspended

Italy's Serie A could see playoffs in place if the 2019-20 season gets suspended once again due to the coronavirus pandemic.

India now has more coronavirus cases than Italy

06 Jun 2020

India now has more coronavirus cases than Italy

With 9,887 fresh coronavirus cases reported in the last 24 hours, India has now touched the grim benchmark of becoming the nation which has sixth-highest COVID-19 cases. 294 died in the last 24 hours.

Serie A to resume on June 20: Details here

29 May 2020

Serie A to resume on June 20: Details here

After seeing La Liga and Premier League set dates for resumption of the 2019-20 season, Italy's Serie A too announced a move to start football next month.

Overflowing crematoriums and mortuaries: Coronavirus makes last rites painful

28 May 2020

Overflowing crematoriums and mortuaries: Coronavirus makes last rites painful

While countries, including India, are finding it difficult to keep the number of coronavirus cases low, they are faced with another major problem — cremation of the dead.

Coronavirus: Delhi wants more beds, but private hospitals are concerned

26 May 2020

Coronavirus: Delhi wants more beds, but private hospitals are concerned

To ensure that the National Capital is well-prepared as coronavirus cases are surging, the Delhi government asked private hospitals to reserve 20% of their beds.

Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo reports to Juventus for medical tests

19 May 2020

Serie A: Cristiano Ronaldo reports to Juventus for medical tests

Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo reported to Juventus' training center for medical tests on Tuesday after a 10-week absence.

Nearly 30% of Apple Stores will be operational this week

18 May 2020

Nearly 30% of Apple Stores will be operational this week

Apple has started re-opening its stores in different parts of the world.

Serie A restart: Italian PM wants 'more guarantees'

17 May 2020

Serie A restart: Italian PM wants 'more guarantees'

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he needs "more guarantees" before the green light can finally be given for the resumption of Serie A after a two-month suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony has been postponed: Details here

16 May 2020

Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony has been postponed: Details here

FIFA's The Best awards ceremony, scheduled to be held in Milan on September 21, has been postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic, world football's governing body confirmed.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be quarantined after returning to Milan

12 May 2020

Zlatan Ibrahimovic to be quarantined after returning to Milan

Football superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic returned to Italy and is set to spend time in quarantine before training with AC Milan ahead of the potential return of the Serie A season.

Coronavirus: How European countries are easing the lockdown?

11 May 2020

Coronavirus: How European countries are easing the lockdown?

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Europe has been among the hardest-hit regions in the world.

Juventus players return to training, Ronaldo enters 14-day quarantine

06 May 2020

Juventus players return to training, Ronaldo enters 14-day quarantine

Juventus players returned to individual training at the team's sports centre on Tuesday.

As Italy emerges from world's longest coronavirus lockdown, worries remain

04 May 2020

As Italy emerges from world's longest coronavirus lockdown, worries remain

Italy, one of the worst-hit nations in the coronavirus pandemic, has started to emerge from the world's longest nationwide lockdown imposed to contain the outbreak.

Coronavirus outbreak: Serie A teams to resume training

27 Apr 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Serie A teams to resume training

Serie A sides will be allowed to resume individual training from May 4 and team training from May 18.

Coronavirus will be with us for long time, says WHO

23 Apr 2020

Coronavirus will be with us for long time, says WHO

As deaths across the globe due to COVID-19 continue unabated, the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday warned that the coronavirus is here to stay.

Bill Gates on COVID-19 response: We are in 'uncharted territory'

13 Apr 2020

Bill Gates on COVID-19 response: We are in 'uncharted territory'

From Italy to India, several countries are reeling due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hit by coronavirus, US could start reopening in May

13 Apr 2020

Hit by coronavirus, US could start reopening in May

Battered by the coronavirus pandemic, the United States is looking at reopening some parts of its economy by May, the government's expert on the infectious disease hinted on Sunday.

Coronavirus kills over 100,000 globally; 50% died in a week

11 Apr 2020

Coronavirus kills over 100,000 globally; 50% died in a week

The novel coronavirus is highly contagious and is capable of wiping off cities, the new data about the death toll confirms, yet again.

Coronavirus: Are the worst-hit countries flattening the curve?

08 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: Are the worst-hit countries flattening the curve?

The total number of cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) rose to 1.4 million on Wednesday, including over 80,000 deaths.

China celebrates re-opening of coronavirus' epicenter Wuhan, while world suffers

08 Apr 2020

China celebrates re-opening of coronavirus' epicenter Wuhan, while world suffers

An industrial hub of China, Wuhan, where coronavirus originated from in December 2019, re-opened after 76 days on Wednesday, an event that was marked by light shows.