Gulf Times - Italy
World Cup expansion comes too late to save Italy

World Cup expansion comes too late to save Italy

Italy's failure to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years showed that soccer still has a unique knack for toppling the mighty, although such upsets are far more likely in the international game.

Italy calls gas emergency after Austria pipeline blast

Italy calls gas emergency after Austria pipeline blast

Italy declared a state of emergency for its gas sector Tuesday after supplies were disrupted by a deadly blast at one Europe's biggest pipeline hubs in neighbouring Austria.

Naples pizza twirling wins Unesco 'intangible' status

Naples pizza twirling wins Unesco 'intangible' status

The art of 'pizzaiuolo' -- which has been handed down for generations in the southern Italian city -- was given the nod by the UN cultural body's World Heritage Committee, who met on the South Korean island of Jeju.

Italy moves to fine Ryanair over flight chaos

Italy moves to fine Ryanair over flight chaos

Italy's competition watchdog on Monday initiated non-compliance proceedings against Ryanair that could see the airline fined up to five million euros ($6 million)over its recent waves of cancellations.

FM meets Russian, Italian ministers

FM meets Russian, Italian ministers

HE the Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of the Rome Mediterranean Dialogues conference in Rome yesterday.

Berlusconi's ex-wife to repay $70mn in alimony

Berlusconi's ex-wife to repay $70mn in alimony

Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi won an appeal against paying his ex-wife alimony on Thursday, as a court told Veronica Lario to repay cheques totalling some €60mn ($70mn).

Italy police rescue 5-year-old migrant from train near Austria border

Italy police rescue 5-year-old migrant from train near Austria border

A 5-year-old migrant boy who risked dying from hypothermia while hiding in a freight train near the border with Austria has been rescued by Italian police and taken to a hospital.

Police seize €28mn in fake banknotes in Italy

Police seize €28mn in fake banknotes in Italy

Italian police announced on Monday the arrest of 13 suspected counterfeiters and the seizure of more than 900,000 high-quality fake banknotes with a value of more than €28mn.

Large cruise ships to re-enter Venice lagoon

Large cruise ships to re-enter Venice lagoon

Large cruise ships will be allowed back into the Venice lagoon, but will be kept away from St Mark's Square, the Italian government has announced, limiting a practice seen as an eyesore and a potential environmental risk.

Qatar remains stronger than ever: envoy

Qatar remains stronger than ever: envoy

Ambassador of Qatar to Italy Abdulaziz bin Ahmed al-Malki has said Qatar remains stronger than ever before. Despite the siege by Saudi-led bloc, the country has been able to develop its international relations on the world stage to protect its interests.

Sicilians elect new governor in rehearsal for national vote

Sicilians elect new governor in rehearsal for national vote

Sicilians began voting for a new regional government on Sunday in a crucial ballot seen as a test of national trends ahead of parliamentary elections in the spring.

Sheikha Moza receives Italian PM Gentiloni

Sheikha Moza receives Italian PM Gentiloni

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser met Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni at the Qatar National Library (QNL) building in Education City on Wednesday.