Italy

Bailout or bust? Alitalia divides a nation, paralyzes Rome

ROME/MILAN (Reuters) - Italians are watching their flag carrier Alitalia go into yet another financial tailspin, and a growing number of them believe it would be better for the country if it crashed.<p>Outraged at repeated state bailouts that have cost taxpayers more than 7 billion euros ($7.62 …

Rome

Knights of Malta elect new leader as Vatican seeks to bury feud

The Knights of Malta elected a new leader in Rome on Saturday in a bid to end a bitter internal feud that led to Pope Francis’ personal intervention in the ancient Catholic chivalric order.<p>Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto was named lieutenant of the Grand Master, which means he will …

Pope Francis

Harbaugh thanks Italy for hospitality during Rome trip

ROME (AP) — Jim Harbaugh stood with a megaphone, his team at his back, in front of more than a thousand spectators, some sporting maize and blue.<p>He thanked the Italians in attendance for their hospitality, enthusiasm and for helping Michigan's football program experience a trip of a lifetime.<p>"This …

Rome

Antonio Conte urges Chelsea’s ‘warriors’ to see them home in title race

Chelsea’s manager warns Everton will pose a tricky challenge on Sunday but backs his side’s seasoned campaigners to get them over the line<p>Chelsea will conclude a “crucial week” in the context of their season’s ambitions at Everton on Sunday with Antonio Conte confident his team has the fortitude to …

Antonio Conte

Chelsea warned Terry will cost 'a lot of money to replace' by Cole

The Blues skipper is set to leave Stamford Bridge in the summer, with a former team-mate saluting his importance and urging him to head to America<p>With John Terry set to leave Chelsea after 22 years of loyal service, Joe Cole has warned his former club that their skipper will cost “a lot of money to …

English Premier League

An Art World Insider's Guide to Milan, Venice, and Rome

With her blog Minnie Muse, Colby Mugrabi (née Jordan) explores the intersection of fashion and art--an appropriate content strategy considering the young insider spends her time wearing vintage Yves Saint Laurent with artist Damien Hirst and hitting the town with Venyx designer Eugenie Niarchos. …

Rome

Berlusconi released after receiving stitches due to fall

MILAN (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi received stitches to his upper lip after falling outside a restaurant where he was celebrating his elder son's birthday, the news agency ANSA reported Saturday.<p>TV images showed Berlusconi holding a cloth over his mouth as he left the Madonnina …

Silvio Berlusconi

Growing row in Italy over claims of NGOs colluding with smugglers

There is growing controversy in Italy over claims that some NGOs involved in the rescue of migrants at sea have been colluding with Libyan people smugglers.<p>Italy’s justice minister slammed the claims as “lies” and the Sicilian prosecutor behind the accusations has been called before the High …

Refugees

Everton v Chelsea: match preview

A crucial day in the title race begins here where Antonio Conte’s leaders face what appears their toughest remaining league fixture. Everton may be mediocre on the road but they revel in the comforts of home, winning their last eight, with Romelu Lukaku scoring 14 goals in his last nine Goodison …

Antonio Conte

Everton v Chelsea – TV channel, time, date, odds and recent meetings

Chelsea remain four points clear at the top of the Premier League table after a 4-2 win against Southampton in mid-week.<p>Their win against Tottenham …

Antonio Conte

The Big Five’s Karma: The Eurovision 2017 parody that explains why Italy could still lose

<b>One of the great benefits of living in the multimedia age is that fans can create alternative versions of their favourite songs and TV …

Eurovision Song Contest

Loan star is still dreaming of Chelsea

Antonio Conte

Premier League Week 35 Fixtures: EPL TV Schedule, Live Stream and Picks

Week 35 of the 2016-17 Premier League is shaping up to be one of the most fascinating of the season so far, with title challengers Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur facing major tests.<p>Chelsea, who are four points clear of Spurs at the summit of the table, make the trip to Goodison Park on Sunday …

German Bundesliga

Italy's Renzi plots political return

As France prepares for a run-off vote that Emmanuel Macron appears poised to win, his political doppelganger to the south - Italy’s Matteo Renzi - is also likely to clinch a contest. Megan Williams reports from Rome.<p>According to Ixe Institute polls, Renzi is likely to secure 60 percent of the one …

Five Star Movement

Chelsea expressing strong interest in Ryan Bertrand

Chelsea have identified Ryan Bertrand as a target ahead of the summer transfer window, according to reports.<p>Troy Deeney uses Man United's Eric Bailly …

English Premier League

Rome's modern-day centurions and legionaries return to Colosseum after ban is quashed

Their plastic swords and daggers might not stand up to real combat, but Rome’s modern-day centurions and legionaries are celebrating after winning a red tape battle with the city council.<p>Five months ago the administration, led by Virginia Raggi, the mayor, banned the latter-day Roman soldiers from …

Rome

Is This the Most Beautiful Tuscan Village You’ve Never Heard Of?

Following a $250 million investment, this cinematic Italian hamlet is about to become hugely popular<p>When planning a trip to Italy’s most sought-after region, most people head to Florence, Siena, or Pisa, but now a remote village called Montaione is coming onto the map. Perched on a high hill and …

Tuscany

Conte addresses concerns over clean sheets, injuries, and the threat of Lukaku ahead of Everton clash

Pre-match press conference<p>Chelsea will be travelling to Merseyside this weekend to face Everton at Goodison Park and keep the pressure on Spurs, who play afterwards, in the the North London Derby against Arsenal. Trips to Goodison are never easy and this is probably the toughest match left on the …

Antonio Conte

Italy's center left needs new leadership, not Renzi: Italian lawmaker

Roberto Speranza, a former Italian Democratic Party politician and now leader of the breakaway Democratic and Progressive Movement, discusses former …

World Politics

Alleged mastermind of 'grandparent' scam extradited to Montreal from Italy

The Montreal police fraud squad announced Friday it had successfully extradited the suspected head of a “grandparent” telephone scam network that for …

Crime

USA Youth Mountain Running Team Announced — ATRA

For the first time in the 12-year history of the WMRA International Youth Cup, the United States will field a complete squad for this mountain …

Team USA

Which ‘Amazing Race’ Season 29 Team Will Be Eliminated In Venice?

Six teams are left when it comes to season 29 of “The Amazing Race,” and as the competition starts winding down into the final legs, teams may start …

Motorsport

Skip Venice: Italy's Most Underrated Destinations to Visit This Summer

Hate to break it to you, but you aren't the only one who's noticed that flights to Italy are almost cheaper than flights across the US right now. …

Europe

What Does It Mean to Be a ‘Secular Muslim’?

In Italy, some want the category recognized by the government. Others say it’s totally meaningless.<p>Many are familiar with the concept of “secular Jews,” people who choose to identify as Jewish despite being non-practicing, agnostic, or even atheist, because they see Judaism as a culture or …

Religion

Venzone Is the Most Beautiful Village in Italy You've Never Heard of Before

It was nearly destroyed by an earthquake in 1976.<p>Italy is full of beautiful places, but you're going to want to bump the small town of Venzone to the top of your travel bucket list since it just was voted the most beautiful village in Italy in the 2017 Il Borgo dei Borghi competition.<p>Venzone beat …

Europe

13 Gorgeous Spaces in Italy's So-Called "Ugly City"

A new book by Taschen explores some of the world's most beautiful interiors, which are all in the same Italian city<p>Many terms have been used to describe the city of Milan: fashion capital, art and design center, financial hub, and, perhaps most commonly, Italy’s Ugly City. Milan’s crumbling …

Architecture

Expats, exports, security: What's worrying the rest of the EU about Brexit?

<b>As the leaders of the EU's remaining 27 member states prepare for the first Brexit summit in Brussels, which issues will shape the agendas of the individual countries taking part?</b><p>Germany: Jenny Hill, Berlin<p>Chancellor Angela Merkel is keen to emphasise that Brexit negotiations are between Britain …

Brexit

SWISS Puts Spain And Italy On Sale

<b>SWISS has launched a fare sale from the US</b> to their Spanish destinations including Madrid and Barcelona.<p>The best fare appears to be Boston – …

Italy Travel

Chelsea most improved side since last season, while Arsenal have just one point more

Chelsea and Arsenal are polar opposites in so many ways, and don’t their respective fanbases just know it.<p>Worrying trend when Marcus Rashford and …

Antonio Conte

Italy Sells EUR8.75B 2022, 2027 BTPs, New 2024 CCTeu

The Italian Treasury sold 8.75 billion euros ($9.55 billion) in a new floating rate note, or CCTeu, and five- and 10-year fixed rate bonds, or BTPs, that it reopened, the Bank of Italy said.<p>The following are details of the auction, with amounts in euros. Figures in brackets are data from the …

Markets