Euro 2020: Portugal and Italy raring to go
"Everything will be fine," says a confident Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Portugal's first match against Hungary as Italy coach Mancini also oozes self-assurance: "I was confident three years ago, I'm even more confident now," on the eve of the opening match of Euro 2020 against Turkey.
Italy's 'Years of Lead': No more shelter for far-left fugitives in France?
The Paris Court of Appeal is considering whether to extradite eight Italians convicted of murder in their native country more than 30 years ago. These former members of far-left groups are wanted by Rome for taking part in violent attacks and murders between the 1960s and 1980s. They were arrested in France in April and later released on bail. For decades, France gave refuge to these individuals under the "Mitterrand doctrine", which granted asylum to people convicted or wanted for "acts of a violent nature, but of political motivation". The case is being closely watched in Italy, as our correspondents report.
Base jumpers find heaven in northern Italy
Mount Brento, near Lake Garda in northern Italy, is one of the most well-known base jumping cliffs in the world, with its 1000 meter high wall almost completely overhanging in the first 400 meters and a large landing area. The “Becco dell’Aquila” exit point counts around 1000 jumps every year and receives thousands of jumpers from all across the world. The surrounding areas, with high mountains and vertical limestone walls, are considered a heaven for base jumping and wingsuiting.
Italy cable car accident leaves at least 13 people dead
At least 13 people were killed after a cable car plunged into the side of a mountain in northern Italy. The ministry of infrastructure said in a statement that the accident occurred around 12:30 pm (1030 GMT) as the cabin was about 100 metres from the summit.
Italy: 2 US tourists jailed for life over policeman killing
An Italian court has handed life sentences to the pair after they were convicted of murdering an Italian police officer while they were on vacation in Rome.
Title race across Europe as Inter becomes Serie A champions | The Nutmeg
With the exception of Germany, where Bayern Munich look favorites to win a remarkable ninth straight Bundesliga crown, the incumbents in England (Liverpool), Spain (Real Madrid), France (Paris Saint-Germain, winners of eight in nine) and Italy (Juventus, winners of nine straight has lost the crown) are all under serious threat of being surpassed in 2020-21.
Italy: Matteo Salvini faces trial on kidnapping charge
The Open Arms vessel was left at sea for 19 days after the Italian interior minister at the time did not allow it to dock at a Sicilian port. Matteo Salvini is accused of abuse of office and unlawful detention.
Maradona's Italian son granted Argentine nationality in Rome
The Italian son of the late Argentine football legend Diego Armando Maradona was awarded his father's nationality at the Argentina consulate in Rome on Thursday. Footage shows Diego Armando Maradona Junior and his family arriving at the consulate. “Today was a very emotional day. I got really excited. It is a dream come true. I fulfilled a dream and I am very happy. As the days go by I will be calmer because today was a very exciting day," he said in an interview.
5 Notable things about the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine
As the world continues to battle the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, health experts and several pharmaceutical companies have come up with vaccines to reduce the effects. Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has given a significant boost to the global fight and here are five key things to know about the controversial vaccine.
Italy police make major mafia drugs bust
Italian police say they have seized 1.3 tonnes of cocaine in the past week from the southern port of Gioia Tauro, a major narcotics entry-point controlled by the 'Ndrangheta mafia. In three operations using sophisticated scanners, police discovered the uncut drugs worth 260 million euros ($315 million) hidden within containers loaded with coffee and frozen meat from Brazil, and exotic fruit from Ecuador.