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Italy halts J&J Covid vax roll-out plans
Rome, April 15 (IANS) Italy has halted its rollout plans for the US-made Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine just before it was set to begin distribution of the one-dose jab, a government official said.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Mercedes 'under no illusions' as F1 heads to Imola
Imola (Italy), April 15 (IANS) Imola is the venue for the second instalment of this year's Formula One battle between titleholders Mercedes and contenders Red Bull, with a lack of overtaking opportunities at the Italian venue likely to be decisive on Sunday.
2021-04-15
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
Matsuyama wins Masters, 1st Japanese to claim major win
Augusta (the US), April 12 (IANS) Hideki Matsuyama became the first Japanese man to claim a major title on Monday when he held off the field to win the 2021 Augusta Masters golf tournament by one stroke.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Golf
Italian investigators conduct raids in major anti-Mafia op
Rome, April 12 (IANS) Italian investigators have conducted raids in relation to 45 Mafia suspects as part of a major investigation into the country's petroleum sector, authorities said on Monday.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Italy,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Inter continue march to title, Juve sink Genoa
Rome, April 12 (IANS) Inter Milan moved closer to the Serie A championship after a 1-0 hard-win over Cagliari while Juventus claimed the second consecutive victory by dispatching Genoa 3-1 at Allianz Stadium.
2021-04-12
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Italian PM calls Erdogan 'dictator'
Rome, April 9 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a "dictator" in front of the press, causing a stir.
2021-04-09
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Italy recommends AstraZeneca only for over-60s after EMA review
Rome, April 9 (IANS) Italy recommends the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine only for people aged over 60 from now on, an ordinance by the Health Ministry showed.
2021-04-09
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
G20 Ministers call for continued Covid spending
Rome, April 8 (IANS) Finance Ministers and central bank governors from the world's largest economies have agreed on continued financial backing for countries struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic "as long as required", said the co-chair of a virtual G20 summit.
2021-04-08
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Link between AstraZeneca vaccine and blood clots clear: EMA official
Rome, April 7 (IANS) There is a causal link between the coronavirus vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and very rare cases of blood clots, although it remains unclear what the connection is and the possible causes are likewise still unknown, a senior European Medicines Agency (EMA) expert told an Italian on Tuesday.
2021-04-07
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Nobel Prize winning economist Robert Mundell dies
Rome, April 6 (IANS) Robert Mundell, the Nobel Prize winning economist considered to be the "father of the euro", has died in Italy at the age of 88, according to media reports.
2021-04-06
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Italy extends curbs until end April end
Rome, April 1 (IANS) Italy has extended a number of coronavirus-related restrictions until the end of April, the government of Prime Minister Mario Draghi announced after a meeting.
2021-04-01
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Italy authorises rescue vessel to bring migrants
Rome, April 1 (IANS) Italian authorities have granted the rescue vessel, Open Arms, permission to bring more than 200 rescued migrants to Sicily, the non-profit organization announced on Thursday.
2021-04-01
Category: International, Italy,Immigration/Law/Rights
Italy PM gets AstraZeneca Covid vaccine jab
Rome, March 31 (IANS) Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi received his first dose of AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine on Tuesday -- the same product that his government had decided to temporarily halt the use of earlier this month.
2021-03-31
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Italy reports 12,916 new Covid cases
Rome, March 30 (IANS) In the last 24 hours, Italy reported a total of 12,916 new Covid-19 cases, which took the overall tally to 3,544,957, as over half of its 20 regions turned into red zones, according to the latest data from the Ministry of Health.
2021-03-30
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Venice marks 1,600 yrs since its founding
Venice, March 26 (IANS) Venice, the capital of northern Italys Veneto region, has completed 1,600 years since it was traditionally founded in March 25, 421, by the Western Roman Empire.
2021-03-26
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Italy witnesses fall in new Covid cases
Rome, March 26 (IANS) Due to the latest anti-Covid measures, Italy has witnessed a drop in the number of new cases, while authorities were at work to speed up vaccinations in the next few weeks, according to health experts.
2021-03-26
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Juve's title hopes slim after 1-0 loss to Benevento
Rome, March 22 (IANS) Juventus's hopes of winning the Serie A title took a major hit after a morale-sapping 1-0 home defeat to Benevento, as Arthur Melo's howler allowed the newly-promoted side to leave Allianz Stadium with all three points.
2021-03-22
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Italy marks 'tiramisu day' as pandemic distraction
Rome, March 21 (IANS) As a distraction amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Italians on Sunday will mark International Tiramisu Day to celebrate the traditional dessert.
2021-03-21
Category: International, Italy,Human Interest/Society
Italy passes $38bn Covid aid package
Rome, March 20 (IANS) The new Italian government under Prime Minister Mario Draghi has passed its first major financial aid package to counter the effects of the pandemic, worth 32 billion euros ($38 billion).
2021-03-20
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Italy marks 1st Remembrance Day for Covid victims
Rome, March 19 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi chose the hard-hit northern city of Bergamo to mark the first National Day of Remembrance for Covid-19 victims.
2021-03-19
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Pogba goal gives United win over Milan in Europa League
Milan, March 19 (IANS) Substitute Paul Pogba struck just minutes after his half-time introduction to give Manchester United a 1-0 win at AC Milan to progress 2-1 on aggregate to the last eight of the Europa League.
2021-03-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Torino edges Sassuolo for comeback win in Serie A
Rome, March 18 (IANS) Sassuolo fumbled a 2-0 lead to suffer a 3-2 away defeat to Torino in a rescheduled Serie A fixture. The fixture of the 24th round was earlier postponed due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in Torino.
2021-03-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Torino edges Sassuolo for comeback win in Serie A
Rome, March 18 (IANS) Sassuolo fumbled a 2-0 lead to suffer a 3-2 away defeat to Torino in a rescheduled Serie A fixture. The fixture of the 24th round was earlier postponed due to the outbreak of Covid-19 in Torino.
2021-03-18
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Italy to set stage for UN Food Systems Summit
Rome, March 17 (IANS) The United Nations and the government of Italy on Wednesday announced that the Pre-Summit gathering for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit will be held in Rome from July 19 to 21.
2021-03-17
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Italy to set stage for UN Food Systems Summit
Rome, March 17 (IANS) The United Nations and the government of Italy on Wednesday announced that the Pre-Summit gathering for the 2021 UN Food Systems Summit will be held in Rome from July 19 to 21.
2021-03-17
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Italy to shut shops, schools as Covid cases spike
Rome, March 13 (IANS) Shops, restaurants and schools will be closed across most of Italy on Monday, with Prime Minister Mario Draghi warning of a "new wave" of the coronavirus outbreak.
2021-03-13
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Italian rail operator plans 'Covid-free' trains
Rome, March 12 (IANS) Italy's main rail operator announced plans to start operating "Covid-free" trains to some of its main destinations starting next month.
2021-03-12
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Italy to get over half million more vaccine shots by March
Rome, March 11 (IANS) Italy will get over half a million more Covid-19 vaccine doses by the end of March under a new European Union scheme, premier's office sources said after reports of new delays and shortfalls.
2021-03-11
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Naples calls for submission of ideas for Maradona statue
Rome, March 10 (IANS) The city of Naples called for submissions starting for a statue or other monument to honour football great Diego Maradona, who played for local club Napoli at the peak of his career.
2021-03-10
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Juve stunned by 10-man Porto, knocked out of Champions League
Turin, March 10 (IANS) Juventus were edged out of the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League by Porto on away goals despite the Italian top-flight champions winning the second leg 3-2 at home on Tuesday.
2021-03-10
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
New restrictions in sight for Italy
Rome, March 9 (IANS) A new round of restrictions was in sight in Italy as the country's coroanvirus death toll has topped the 100,000 mark.
2021-03-09
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Inter continue winning streak in Serie A
Rome, March 9 (IANS) Inter Milan has registered its seventh consecutive win in Serie A with a 1-0 home victory over Atalanta, a day before its 113th anniversary.
2021-03-09
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Krunic, Dalot seal win for Milan in Serie A
Rome, March 8 (IANS) A pair of stunners from Rade Krunic and Diogo Dalot helped AC Milan cement second place in the Serie A table, as the Rossoneri won 2-0 away to Hellas Verona.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Punia wins 65kg gold at Rome Ranking wrestling
Rome, March 8 (IANS) Decorated wrestler Bajrang Punia on Sunday won a second successive gold medal at the Matteo Pallicone ranking series here as he defeated Mongolia's Tulga Tumur Ochir 2-2 by criteria in the 65kg freestyle event final.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
Matteo Pellicone wrestling: Punia enters 65 kg final
Rome, March 7 (IANS) World Championship bronze medallist Bajrang Punia will take on Tulga Tumur Ochir of Mongolia in the final of the men's 65 kg freestyle event of the Matteo Pellicone World Ranking Series wrestling on Sunday.
2021-03-07
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
Matteo Pellicone wrestling: Sarita bags silver in 57kg
Rome, March 6 (IANS) Asian champion Sarita Mor settled for silver in the women's 57kg category of the Matteo Pellicone Ranking Series wrestling after going down to Giullia Rodrigues of Brazil 2-4 in the final here.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Other Sports
Italy reports 22,865 new Covid cases
Rome, March 5 (IANS) Italy's overall coronavirus caseload has increased to 2,999,119 after the country registered 22,865 new cases in the last 24 hours, up from 20,884 reported a day earlier.
2021-03-05
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Milan survive home scare, hold Udinese to 1-1 draw
Milan, March 4 (IANS) Franck Kessie's late penalty saved AC Milan from a home defeat in Serie A, as the Rossoneri drew with Udinese 1-1. Milan have managed just one win in its last three matches and needed another to keep pace on the table.
2021-03-04
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Italy's national debt reached 155.6% of GDP in 2020
Rome, March 3 (IANS) Pushed by drastically increased public spending and a record-setting economic slowdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Italy's national debt ratio surged last year, reaching 155.6 per cent of the country's GDP, authorities said.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Italy,Politics
Juventus ease past Spezia 3-0
Rome, March 3 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo marked his 600th league game with a low-strike as Juventus put on a second-half show to dominate Spezia 3-0 in Serie A.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Italian PM signs new anti-virus decree
Rome, March 3 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi signed a decree with fresh coronavirus containment measures.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Italy's Covid infection rate inches higher
Rome, March 2 (IANS) Italy's Covid-19 infection rate has started to increase over the last week for the first time since December 2020, as the head of the country's coronavirus task force was sacked and other health experts called for greater diligence from the public.
2021-03-02
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
Inter fly high in Serie A with 3-0 win over Genoa
Rome, March 1 (IANS) Inter Milan took a four-point lead at the top of the Serie A table with a 3-0 win over Genoa at the San Siro, with striker Romelu Lukaku taking the center-stage.
2021-03-01
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Juventus held to 1-1 draw by Hellas Verona
Rome, Feb 28 (IANS) Cristiano Ronaldo's 19th Serie A goal for Juventus this season was not enough as Hellas Verona battled back to neutralize the Bianconeri for one point. Juventus made the trip to Bentegodi with a host of absentees, which meant head coach Andrea Pirlo had to call up several youngsters.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Inter dominate Milan derby, win 3-0 to open 4-point lead in Serie A
Rome, Feb 22 (IANS) The highly-anticipated Milan derby turned out to be a lop-sided one, as Inter Milan swept aside city rivals AC Milan 3-0, with Lautaro Martinez bagging a brace and Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic playing heroics.
2021-02-22
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Italy's Covid indicators improve amid govt review of policies
Rome, Feb 19 (IANS) The main indicators for the coronavirus pandemic in Italy continued to improve gradually while strategies for combatting the virus' spread were under review as a new government took the reins of power in the country.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Italy,Health/Medicine
WADA slams Italian judge for clearing Schwazer of doping
Rome, Feb 19 (IANS) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Thursday slammed an Italian judge's decision to clear the criminal proceedings against Italian race walker Alex Schwazer.
2021-02-19
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Athletics
Facebook fined 7 mn euros in Italy over improper data use
Rome, Feb 18 (IANS) Italy's competition watchdog has fined social networking giant Facebook seven million euros ($8.45 million) for failing to comply with a previous order related to improper use of its subscribers' data.
2021-02-18
Category: International, Italy,Politics,Technology
Serie A: Inter Milan moves top after beating Lazio
Rome, Feb 15 (IANS) Romelu Lukaku took the center-stage at the San Siro as the Belgian scored two and set up another, helping Inter Milan conquer Lazio 3-1 to leapfrog AC Milan, into the top place of Serie A.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Italy,Sports,Football
Italy's new prime minister, his cabinet sworn in
Rome, Feb 14 (IANS) The Italian government formed by newly-appointed Prime Minister Mario Draghi, who was also the former chief of the European Central Bank (ECB), was officially sworn in.
2021-02-14
Category: International, Italy,Politics