Articles tagged 'italy'

Italy shuts ports to migrant rescue ship 11 June 2018 A rescue vessel carrying 629 migrants is stranded in the Mediterranean after Italy's new interior minister refused permission for it to dock. Matteo Salvini, leader of the right-wing League, said Malta should accept the Aquarius but he was rejected. Malta says the German charity SOS Méditer...
ED has tonnes of work to do 6 February 2018 HARARE - When it comes to winning back lost investor confidence and trust, it seems deposed president Robert Mugabe's successor, Emmerson Mnangagwa, has a long way to go. Fed up of policy inconsistencies and lack of respect for property rights during the greater part of Mugabe's 37-year rule, ...
Italy earthquake death toll reaches 247 25 August 2016 ROME - The death toll in the Italian earthquake has risen to at least 247 as thousands of rescuers continue efforts to find survivors. Dozens are believed trapped in ruined Amatrice, Accumoli and Pescara del Tronto, in mountainous central Italy. The search went on through the night, and the...
Earthquake leaves at least 37 dead in Italy 24 August 2016 ROME - A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck central Italy, leaving at least 37 people dead and 150 missing, as rescuers search for survivors. Many of the dead were in the village of Pescara del Tronto which was levelled to the ground and there were fears the number of casualties could rise. ...
Zim artists Italy-bound 25 February 2015 HARARE - The National Art Gallery and the Commissioner for the Zimbabwe Pavillion on Monday announced the three representatives to the 56th International Art exhibition in Venice, Italy. La Biennale di Venezia is an international art expo that introduces new works of art from international art...
Zim karting star makes strides in Italy 10 November 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe karting prodigy Zachary Dufty hopes his credible run at the Rok Cup International Final at South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato, Italy will help him find his feet in the high speed sport. The Twin Rivers Primary School pupil, who is still cutting his teeth in the high speed ...
Suarez ban excessive – Chiellini 28 June 2014 LONDON - Giorgio Chiellini, the Italian player bitten by Luis Suárez, has called the Uruguayan’s subsequent ban “excessive” and fears it will lead to the player becoming alienated. Fifa has banned Suárez from all “football-related activities” for four months after the clash, ruling the striker...
Suárez in biting controversy 25 June 2014 LONDON - Luis Suárez was at the centre of another biting controversy in Natal after appearing to sink his teeth into Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder moments before Diego Godin’s header sent Uruguay into the World Cup knock-out stages. Suárez, who served a 10-match suspension for biting Chelsea’s ...
Azzurri hope to avoid humiliation 24 June 2014 LONDON - Four-time champions Italy admitted they are struggling with the weather conditions ahead of their clash with Uruguay in Natal tonight where they will try to avoid being eliminated in the first round at successive World Cups. A win for the South Americans would send Cesare Prandelli's ...
Costa Rica stun Italy, dump England out of WC 21 June 2014 LONDON - Costa Rica saved the Queen. But there was no saving England. The end of Roy Hodgson’s team World Cup dream has been confirmed. England needed Italy to win here in order to cling to the most slender of lifelines, yet the hope was snuffed out by Costa Rica, the tournament’s most romanti...
Illegal EU migration surges as thousands flock to Italy 30 May 2014 PARIS - There has been a significant rise in the numbers of migrants reaching Europe in recent months, the BBC has learned. The number of people attempting the dangerous sea crossing from North Africa to Italy has risen sharply, says Frontex, the EU border agency. From January to April, 42,...
Ex-Italy PM Berlusconi to carry out community service 15 April 2014 ROME - Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is to serve one year of community service at a nursing home for his conviction on tax fraud, a Milan court ruled on Tuesday. The 77-year old billionaire tycoon must visit a center for the elderly near his hometown, Milan, at least once a w...
Zim, Italy relations anchored on goodwill 4 December 2013 HARARE - Italian Ambassador to Zimbabwe Stefano Moscatelli's (SM) four-year term in the country ends this month. His service has been characterised by the active promotion of cooperation and understanding between Zimbabwe and Italy through initiatives in the business, cultural and health secto...
Italy boat sinking: Dozens die 3 October 2013 ROME - At least 94 people have died after a boat carrying African migrants sank off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, the island's mayor says. More than 150 have been rescued but about 200 are missing, officials say. Passengers reportedly threw themselves into the sea as the vessel ...
Markets hit by political crises in US and Italy 30 September 2013 WASHINGTON - Financial markets have been hit by the prospect of a US government shutdown and a crisis for Italy's government. Italy's stock market has fallen almost 2%, while shares in London, Frankfurt and Paris have dropped by about 1%. The US needs to agree a new spending bill before the...
Italy beat Uruguay to clinch third 1 July 2013 RIO DE JANEIRO - Italy beat Uruguay in a penalty shoot-out in Salvador Sunday in the match for third place at football s Confederations Cup. The teams had finished 2-2 after 90 minutes and extra-time. Italy won the shoot-out 3-2 after keeper Gianluigi Buffon saved penalties from Diego Forlan, who...
Spain beat Italy to set up Brazil final 27 June 2013 FORTALEZA - World and European champions Spain reached the Confederations Cup final with a 7-6 penalty shootout win over Italy following a goalless draw in their semi-final on Thursday. Italian defender Leonardo Bonucci was the only player to miss when he skied the 13th penalty of the contest ...
Italy court finds Berlusconi guilty on sex charges 25 June 2013 MILAN - A Milan court sentenced Italian former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Monday to seven years in prison after convicting him of paying for sex with a minor but he will not have to serve any jail time before he has exhausted appeals. With two appeals possible, it could be years before a...
Italian delegation on human rights mission 2 September 2012 HARARE - A delegation of Italian members of parliament visited Zimbabwe recently on a human rights mission. The delegation, made up of members from the Non-Violent Radical Party who are also members of the NGO Hands off Cain, met with several politicians and parliamentary committees from the thre...