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Maritime police search for missing passengers near capsized South Korean ferry "Sewol" at the sea off Jindo

Rising concern in Italy for 18 fishermen held in Libya for 50 days

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Concern is rising in Italy over the fate of the crew of two Italian fishing boats held captive in Libya for the past 50...
Covid

Italy’s daily coronavirus count breaks new record with 8,804 cases

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Italy's daily statistics on novel coronavirus infections broke records for the second day in a row on Thursday, as 8,804 cases were reported. This was...
Lockdown

Italy to tighten virus measures in hope of avoiding new lockdown

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The Italian government was preparing on Monday to adopt tougher measures against the spread of the coronavirus, insisting that a total shutdown of the...
flights

Ministers approve new airline as Italy moves to rescue Alitalia

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Four ministers of Italy's centre-left government late Friday signed a decree to found a publicly owned new national aviation company as an anticipated 3-billion-euro...
Carlo Acutis

Late Italian teenager known as ‘God’s influencer’ to be beatified

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Carlo Acutis, an Italian teenager informally known as "God's influencer," was set on Saturday to be beatified by the Catholic Church. Beatification is one...
Indonesia Floods

Death toll rises after weekend storms across Europe

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Several people were killed as devastating storms and heavy floods hit regions in France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland over the weekend, inundating homes and...
Matteo Salvini

Italy’s Salvini rallies fans on eve of migrant abuse court hearing

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Italy's far-right opposition leader Matteo Salvini exuded confidence on Friday, a day before a court hearing over migrant abuse charges that could lead...

Pope Francis to travel to Assisi to sign new encyclical

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Pope Francis is to sign a new encyclical called "Fratelli tutti" (All Brothers) in the Italian city of Assisi on Saturday. An encyclical is a...
Novak Djokovic of Serbia kisses the trophy after the men's singles final with Roger Federer of Switzerland at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships in Wimbledon, southwest London, Britain on July 12, 2015. Novak Djokovic beat Roger Federer 3:1 to win the title. (Xinhua/Han Yan)

Djokovic wins record 36th Masters title in Rome

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Novak Djokovic won a record 36th Masters crown as he beat Diego Schwartzman in the men's final of the ATP Italian Open on...
People wearing face masks are seen on an airplane from Cairo to Hurghada, Egypt, on June 18, 2020. Egypt reported on Thursday 1,218 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the total cases registered in the country since mid-February to 50,437, said Egyptian Health Ministry. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France

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Italy on Monday announced compulsory virus testing for anyone wishing to enter the country from Paris or other parts of France with high rates...
Bear

Wild bear captured in the Italian Alps after attacking policeman

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A wild bear was caught in the Italian Alps after he entered a mountain town and attacked a police officer, the Trentino provincial government...
ambush

Bodyguards of South Sudan’s VP killed in road ambush

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Six bodyguards of South Sudanese Vice President, James Wani Igga, were killed during a road ambush on Wednesday, an official confirmed on Thursday. ...

Pope warns against going back to ‘normal’ after coronavirus pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic should serve as an opportunity to build a fairer and greener society, Pope Francis said on Wednesday, warning against a return...
Victor Osimhen

Napoli sign Nigerian striker Osimhen

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Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen has completed his move from Lille to Napoli, the Italian Serie A side confirmed on Friday. Having joined...
People walk near the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, March 8, 2020. A total of 6,387 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Italy since the epidemic first broke out here over two weeks ago, the Civil Protection Department said Sunday. In addition, 366 people have died and 622 recovered, Civil Protection Department Chief Angelo Borrelli told reporters at a televised press conference. (Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)

July with no foreign tourists costs Italy over US$3.5 billion

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July without foreign tourists cost Italy more than 3 billion euros (3.5 billion U.S. dollars) in lost revenue in the hospitality, food, transportation, entertainment...
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AC Milan share spoils with Atalanta in Serie A

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AC Milan and Atalanta continued their unbeaten runs after playing out a 1-1 draw on Friday, as Hakan Calhanoglu scored a stunner while Ruslan...
Coronavirus

New study shows Italy’s earliest coronavirus strains not from China

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The earliest coronavirus strains spreading in Italy's Lombardy region did not come directly from China, according to a new study. After analyzing...
Fiat Chrysler

Fiat Chrysler, Waymo in self-driving technology deal for commercial vehicles

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Waymo self-driving technology company announced on Wednesday that they have expanded their autonomous driving technology partnership and signed an...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Ibra’s brace sends AC Milan past Sassuolo

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AC Milan continued their unbeaten run in Serie A as Zlatan Ibrahimovic's double helped them edge past Sassuolo 2-1 away from home on Tuesday. ...
Alitalia

Restructured Alitalia to see fleet reduced to 70 from 113, as Europe opens skies...

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Italy's embattled air carrier Alitalia will emerge from its state-guided reform plan far smaller than in the past, though government officials said Tuesday the...
FC Juventus' Paulo Dybala (R) vies with Lazio's Bastos during the Serie A football match in Turin, Italy, July 20, 2020. (Photo by Federico Tardito/Xinhua)

Ronaldo scores twice as Juventus conquer Lazio in Serie A

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The race for the Scudetto seems a foregone conclusion as Juventus run away with the league after beating Lazio 2-1 in a highly-anticipated showdown...
People wearing face masks shop for food at a market in Rome, Italy, on April 2, 2020. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide has risen above 1 million, according to a new tally from Johns Hopkins University on Thursday. (Photo by Elisa Lingria/Xinhua)

EU, investment banks predict steep economic decline for Italy this year, improvement in 2021

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Nearly two out of five Italian businesses are in danger of closing down amid the economic slowdown sparked by the global coronavirus outbreak, with...
Juventus

Juve dominate Torino, Lazio sink at Olimpico

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Gianluigi Buffon marked his milestone on Saturday by helping Juventus claim the highly-anticipated Derby della Mole with a 4-1 home victory while Lazio's Scudetto...
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Buffon becomes all-time Serie A appearances record holder

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Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon made history in a 4-1 home victory over city rivals Torino on Saturday as he surpassed Paolo Maldini to become...
People walk near the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, March 8, 2020. A total of 6,387 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Italy since the epidemic first broke out here over two weeks ago, the Civil Protection Department said Sunday. In addition, 366 people have died and 622 recovered, Civil Protection Department Chief Angelo Borrelli told reporters at a televised press conference. (Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)

COVID-19 under control in Italy, but hotbeds flaring up

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Italy's COVID-19 numbers continued a downward trend Saturday, but health officials warned that more lockdowns to seal off small areas could be forthcoming as...
Coppa Italia

Coppa Italia final set on June 17

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Italy's Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora confirmed on Thursday that the Coppa Italia semifinals will resume on June 12 while the final day on June...
Pedestrians wearing face masks walk on a street in Rome, Italy, March 10, 2020. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced late Monday that the whole of Italy will be placed under lockdown from Tuesday until April 3. (Xinhua/Cheng Tingting)

Italy enters new phase after lockdown, as coronavirus claims over 29,000 lives

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The coronavirus pandemic has claimed over 29,000 lives in Italy, bringing the total number of infections, fatalities and recoveries to 211,938 as of Monday,...
People walk near the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, March 8, 2020. A total of 6,387 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Italy since the epidemic first broke out here over two weeks ago, the Civil Protection Department said Sunday. In addition, 366 people have died and 622 recovered, Civil Protection Department Chief Angelo Borrelli told reporters at a televised press conference. (Photo by Alberto Lingria/Xinhua)

First easing of Italy’s coronavirus lockdown sparks worry and joy

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The first day of easing Italy's national coronavirus lockdown was marked by a mix of nervousness and optimism. Italy's lockdown, imposed on...
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Italian stocks down on Monday

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Italian stocks lost nearly 4 percent of their value on Monday, as the country started gradual reopening of national coronavirus lockdown. The...
Pedestrians wearing face masks walk on a street in Rome, Italy, March 10, 2020. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced late Monday that the whole of Italy will be placed under lockdown from Tuesday until April 3. (Xinhua/Cheng Tingting)

Italy’s “prudent” second-phase quarantine rules balance economy, health

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Nearly 50 days after he announced Europe's first peacetime national lockdown to confront the coronavirus, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte revealed the first major...