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Foreign tourists' overnight stays in Italy down nearly 55% in 2020
Rome, Sep 15 (IANS) The final official tally for Italy's tourism industry during the pandemic year of 2020 is in, and according to the country's National Statistics Institute(ISTAT), the decline sparked by the coronavirus was "drastic."
2021-09-15
Category: International, Italy,International
Medvedev, Tsitsipas qualify for ATP Finals in November
Turin, Sep 14 (IANS) Russia's Daniil Medvedev and Greece's Stefanos Tsitsipas are the second and third singles players to qualify for this year's Nitto ATP Finals, to be held at the Pala Alpitour in Turin from November 14-21, following their showing at the US Open. Both players will compete in the season finale for the third consecutive year.
2021-09-14
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Tennis
Halo saved my neck, says Hamilton after Monza crash
Monza, Sep 13 (IANS) Lewis Hamilton has credited the halo device on his Mercedes car for keeping him safe when Max Verstappen's Red Bull car landed on the Mercedes car after a dramatic crash at the Italian Open here on Sunday The British driver also applauded the stewards at the Italian Grand Prix on Sunday for handing Verstappen a three-place grid penalty for the upcoming Russian Grand Prix.
2021-09-13
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
Verstappen handed 3-place grid penalty for Sochi after deadly Monza crash
Monza (Italy), Sep 13 (IANS) Red Bull Racing's Max Verstappen was handed a three-place grid penalty for the Russian F1 Grand Prix in Sochi (September 26) after the stewards judged he was to blame for causing a collision with Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton at Monza on Sunday.
2021-09-13
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Motorsports
Ricciardo wins Italian GP after Verstappen, Hamilton crash out
Monza (Italy), Sep 12 (IANS) Australia's Daniel Ricciardo won the Italian Formula 1 Grand Prix for McLaren, their first victory in nine years, as title contenders Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen crashed out on lap 26 of the 53 lap race here on Sunday.
2021-09-12
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
French abortion drama 'Happening' wins best film award at Venice film fest
Venice, Sep 12 (IANS) In a move that could be seen as a strong message for women's rights, and for the right of female filmmakers to be celebrated, the 2021 Venice Film Festival gave its top honour, the Golden Lion for best film, to Audrey Diwan's French abortion drama 'Happening'.
2021-09-12
Category: International, Italy,Cinema/Showbiz
Daruvala misses out on the podium in Monza Feature Race
Monza (Italy), Sep 12 (IANS) Winner of Sprint Race 2, India's Jehan Daruvala of Carlin Racing could not maintain momentum in the Feature Race and missed out on another podium finish, eventually ending fifth in the F2 section of the Italian GP here on Sunday.
2021-09-12
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
Italian Prez calls for 'determination' to protect shared values
Rome, Sep 12 (IANS) Italy's President Sergio Mattarella said that the memories of the "barbaric" terror attacks on the US 20 years ago "spurs us with an ever-increasing determination" to protect shared values.
2021-09-12
Category: International, Italy,Politics
'Perfect storm' brewing for pasta prices in Italy
Rome, Sep 12 (IANS) Pasta aficionados across Italy may soon have to pay more for their favourite staple food due to a variety of reasons, only some of which are temporary.
2021-09-12
Category: International, Italy,Human Interest/Society
Daruvala claims F2 Sprint Race for first win of the season
Monza (Italy), Sep 11 (IANS) India's Jehan Daruvala of Carlin Racing put on a controlled performance in the second F2 Sprint Race at Monza to claim his first victory of the season, ahead of Trident rookie Bent Viscaal and PREMA Racings Robert Shwartzman, who took his fourth podium of the year.
2021-09-11
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
World Cup 2022: Raspadori maiden goal helps Italy beat Lithuania
Rome, Sep 9 (IANS) Italy continued their unbeaten run as they smashed Lithuania 5-0 in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers on Wednesday night, with starlet Giacomo Raspadori scoring his maiden goal at the senior national level.
2021-09-09
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Italy's economy to grow by 5.9% in 2021: OECD
Rome, Sep 7 (IANS) The Italian economy will grow by 5.9 per cent in 2021, and return to the levels registered in 2019 by the first half of next year, said the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
2021-09-07
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Italy's museums brace for post-pandemic success
Rome, Sep 6 (IANS) Having suffered through the worst of the coronavirus pandemic, museums and galleries across Italy are now eager to lure new visitors.
2021-09-06
Category: International, Italy,Art/Culture/Books
EU recommends member states restrict travel from US
Rome, Sep 5 (IANS) The European Union (EU) has recommended that member states reinstate restrictions for travellers arriving from the US, but some analysts don't expect the change to have a significant impact on the bloc's recovering tourism sector.
2021-09-05
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Roberto Benigni steals the show as Venice Film Festival begins
Venice, Sep 2 (IANS) 'Life is Beautiful' actor Roberto Benigni received the lifetime achievement award at the 78th Venice International Film Festival. The legendary Italian comedian gave a mile-a-minute 'thank you' speech to cap an emotional start to the film festival.
2021-09-02
Category: International, Italy,Cinema/Showbiz
Organ transplants fell by a third worldwide due to Covid: Lancet
Milan, Aug 31 (IANS) The number of solid organ transplants performed during the first wave of Covid-19 in 2020 plunged by 31 per cent compared to the previous year, according to a new global study published in the Lancet Public Health on Tuesday.
2021-08-31
Category: International, Italy,International
JLo accidentally leaves price tag on Dolce & Gabbana cape
Venice, Aug 30 (IANS) Hollywood singer and actor Jennifer Lopez suffered a fashion faux pas as she arrived at a Dolce & Gabbana event in Venice sporting a floor-sweeping floral cape. It seems that she accidentally forgot to remove the price tag.
2021-08-30
Category: International, Italy,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Venice Film Fest to take up refugee status for Afghan filmmakers
Venice, Aug 29 (IANS) The 78th Venice Film Festival has announced an official panel on the need for refugee status for Afghan filmmakers under Taliban rule. The panel meet will be on September 4.
2021-08-29
Category: International, Italy,Cinema/Showbiz
Juventus begin post-Ronaldo era with home defeat to Empoli
Rome, Aug 29 (IANS) Juventus are still waiting for their first win of the new Serie A season as they suffered a 1-0 home defeat to Empoli on Saturday in its first game since Cristiano Ronaldo's departure to Manchester United.
2021-08-29
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Italy pushing for special G20 meeting on Afghanistan
Rome, Aug 28 (IANS) Italy, which holds the rotating presidency of the G20, is still pushing for a special meeting on Afghanistan as its last evacuation flight has left Kabul.
2021-08-28
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Tilda Swinton's 'Goliath' to premiere at 78th Venice Film Fest
Venice, Aug 25 (IANS) Oscar-winner Tilda Swinton is known for experimental films. The Scottish actress has won many international awards including an Oscar and a BAFTA award for films like 'Young Adam', 'We Need to Talk About Kevin' and 'Michael Clayton'.
2021-08-25
Category: International, Italy,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Most Italian regions show moderate Covid risk
Rome, Aug 14 (IANS) Most Italian regions showed data consistent with a moderate Covid-19 pandemic risk while three regions have the most probability of moving to a higher risk level, the country's National Health Institute (ISS) announced.
2021-08-14
Category: International, Italy,Politics
3 dead as wildfires scorch Italy
Rome, Aug 13 (IANS) At least three people died in Italy due to extensive wildfires raging in the country's southern regions, authorities said.
2021-08-13
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Covid-19 pandemic to affect mobility in Italy: Report
Rome, Aug 12 (IANS) The coronavirus pandemic will continue to influence the mobility of workers and students for months to come in Italy, a report showed on Wednesday.
2021-08-12
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Major heatwave expected to hit Italy this week
Rome, Aug 10 (IANS) A major heatwave is expected to hit Italy this week, which has been forecast to be the hottest so far, authorities and local media reports said.
2021-08-10
Category: International, Italy,Environment/Wildlife
Italy okays mandatory green pass for schools, long-haul transportation
Rome, Aug 6 (IANS) The Italian government has approved a new decree that makes a green pass mandatory for school and university staff, university students, and passengers on long-haul means of transportation such as airplanes, ships and ferries, and trains.
2021-08-06
Category: International, Italy,Politics
G20 ministers agree on digital working group, discuss cybersecurity
Rome, Aug 6 (IANS) Ministers from the Group of Twenty (G20) on Thursday established the Digital Economy Working Group, a forum that will help shepherd the world through upcoming digital transitions.
2021-08-06
Category: International, Italy,Diplomacy,Politics
Wildfires raging in Italy, prompt evacuations
Rome, Aug 3 (IANS) Wildfires are raging in southern and central Italy amid sweltering temperatures and hot winds, prompting authorities to issue evacuation orders, the National Fire Corps said.
2021-08-03
Category: International, Italy,Environment/Wildlife
Italian region reports 'powerful hacker attack' of health network
Rome, Aug 2 (IANS) The Italian region of Lazio reported that its online health system network, including its Covid-19 vaccine network and the Health Lazio portal, has been deactivated after what it called "a powerful hacker attack".
2021-08-02
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Italy authorizes Moderna Covid vaccine for teens
Rome, July 29 (IANS) Italy has authorized the Moderna Spikevax coronavirus vaccine for minors aged between 12 and 17, the country's health authority said on Wednesday.
2021-07-29
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
State of emergency declared in Italy's wildfire-hit Sardinia
Rome, July 27 (IANS) The regional government in Italy's Sardinia has declared a state of emergency after large swaths of land across the island were ravaged by wildfires in the last few days, according to the local civil protection department.
2021-07-27
Category: International, Italy,Environment/Wildlife
No agreement on global temperature target among G20 Ministers
Rome, July 24 (IANS) Energy and Environment Ministers of the G20 group have ended a two-day meeting with a 58-article final communique but without an agreement on a specific commitment related to global temperature target.
2021-07-24
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Italy makes Green Pass mandatory for indoor dining
Rome, July 23 (IANS) The Covid Green Pass will be mandatory to enter restaurants, cafes and other indoor dining eateries in Italy starting from August 6, the government announced.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Italy,Politics
One killed, 28 injured in minibus crash in Italy
Rome, July 23 (IANS) At least one was killed and 28 were injured after a minibus went off the road on the Italian island of Capri on Thursday, according to local sources.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Shooting at Italian pub leaves 10 injured
Rome, July 22 (IANS) A shooting incident sparked by a scuffle between university students at a pub in the Italian city of Taranto left 10 people wounded, including two with serious injuries, a police official said.
2021-07-22
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Venice bans large cruise ships to save World Heritage title
Venice, July 19 (IANS) Italy's decision to ban oversized cruise ships from sailing into Venice is bound to reset the balance between the environmental and safety needs of the canal city and its status as one of country's top tourist destinations. But some key observers are already complaining that the new rules do not go far enough.
2021-07-19
Category: International, Italy,International
Giroud joins Milan from Chelsea
Rome, July 17 (IANS) Olivier Giroud has completed his move from Chelsea to AC Milan, the Italian Serie A giants confirmed on Saturday. The French hitman will wear NO. 9 jersey next season,it said.
2021-07-17
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Italy at risk of new restrictions as Covid Delta variant surges
Rome, July 17 (IANS) Italy's national Covid-19 reproduction number and incidence rate have both increased again in recent days, the latest monitoring survey published by the Health Ministry and the National Health Institute (ISS) showed on Friday.
2021-07-17
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Italy's new flag carrier to be fully operational by Oct
Rome, July 16 (IANS) Italia Trasporto Aereo (ITA), Italy's new flag carrier, will replace the troubled national airline Alitalia and will be fully operational from October 15, Ministry of Economy and Finance said.
2021-07-16
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Italy's Euro 2020 win may add 12 bn euros to 2021 GDP
Rome, July 15 (IANS) Italy's victory in the UEFA Euro 2020 football championship final on Sunday is likely to add 0.7 percent to the country's projected gross domestic product (GDP) growth this year, local economists have said.
2021-07-15
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Chiellini's 'Kiricocho' curse on Saka before Euro 2020 final penalty
Rome, July 15 (IANS) Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini has claimed that he put the 'Kiricocho' curse on England's Bukayo Saka, who missed the last penalty in the Euro 2020 final shootout at the Wembley Stadium on Sunday.
2021-07-15
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Milan woman's skin sample may hold clues to Covid-19 origins
Milan, July 13 (IANS) A team of scientists from the World Health Organization, investigating the origin of the Covid-19 pandemic, has zeroed in on a 25-year-old woman in Milan who reportedly suffered from coronavirus symptoms, the media reported.
2021-07-13
Category: International, Italy,National,Health/Medicine
Italy strives for balance to make tourism more sustainable
Rome, July 12 (IANS) Over the last two years, Italy's massive tourism sector has been a study in contrasts: first too many tourists crowding the country's most popular spots, then almost none at all. Now, the pandemic-hit sector is seeking to strike the right balance between the two extremes.
2021-07-12
Category: International, Italy,International
G20 FMs agree to go ahead with global tax reform
Rome, July 11 (IANS) The G20 Finance Ministers have agreed to go ahead with the plan to design a global tax system that would impose a minimum levy on multinational companies.
2021-07-11
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Delta variant spreads in Italy
Rome, July 10 (IANS) The Delta Covid-19 variant is spreading in Italy, according to the country's National Institute of Health (ISS), leading to an increase in the number of cases, though officials have ruled out an immediate change in government policy.
2021-07-10
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Italian airport workers protest against lack of job security
Rome, July 7 (IANS) Italian airport workers staged a protest, with trade unions against the lack of job security amid the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-07-07
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Covid vaccination mandatory for Italian health workers
Rome, July 6 (IANS) Italian authorities have made Covid-19 accination against mandatory for professionals who work in healthcare services, local media reported.
2021-07-06
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Pope in Rome hospital for colon surgery
Rome, July 4 (IANS) Pope Francis was on Sunday admitted to a hospital in Rome for "scheduled surgery" to treat a colon ailment, reports said.
2021-07-04
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine,Religion
Patriarchy: The losers' war cry (Column: B-Town)
What has been known as a tradition, and is practiced all over the world, be it a trader, industrialist or a professional, is that the next of generation is expected to follow. Then, why is it suddenly looked down upon when it comes to the film industry?
2021-07-04
Category: International, Italy,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
England cruise past Ukraine into Euro 2020 semis
Rome, July 4 (IANS) A flying start in both halves helped England knock out an uninspired Ukraine 4-0 in the Euro 2020 quarterfinals at the Stadio Olimpico to set up an encounter with in-form Denmark on home soil.
2021-07-04
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football