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AC Milan to face Inter in Chinese-owned city derby

Vincenzo Montella will be in the firing line as AC Milan look to kick-start their season against city rivals Inter in the highly-anticipated derby of the Chinese-owned sides on Sunday.

Hot new talent to light up Milan Fashion Week

Fashion week roars into Milan on Wednesday with hotly anticipated shows from fresh talent as well as from luxury titans including Moschino and Armani, who are battling for their share of a rebounding market.

Action, not excuses, Verstappen tells Renault

Max Verstappen has repeated his call for action not excuses from engine suppliers Renault after he and Red Bull team-mate Daniel Ricciardo were hit by likely grid penalties at Monza this weekend.

Tainted eggs scandal reaches Italy

Two of 114 egg samples tested in Italy have shown traces of the insecticide fipronil, Italy's health ministry said Monday, making the country the latest to become embroiled in a Europe-wide scandal.

Quintana doubles up as Giro rivals suffer

Colombia's Nairo Quintana soared to victory on a dramatic ninth stage of the Giro d'Italia Sunday that secured the race leader's pink jersey and dented the victory hopes of several key rivals.

Alves special sends ruthless Juventus into final

A stunning Dani Alves volley helped Juventus stroll into their second Champions League final in three years on Tuesday as a 2-1 win on the night completed a 4-1 aggregate victory over outclassed Monaco.

Nibali warns Quintana sparks could fly on Mount Etna

Defending champion Vincenzo Nibali says he has no gripe with Giro d'Italia rival Nairo Quintana, but warned the Colombian sparks could fly when they race to the first summit finish on Mount Etna Tuesday.

Italian FM in Libya for talks on peace and migrants

Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano on Saturday held talks in Tripoli with top Libyan officials on peace efforts for the war-wracked country and ways to curb illegal migration to Europe.

Changing face of migrant crisis in Mediterranean

From waves of dinghies setting off from Libya to the appearance of privately-funded rescue ships, the face of the migration crisis in the Mediterranean has changed greatly over the past few years.

Migrant rescues, deaths in Med as NGOs cry foul

Rescuers in the Mediterranean raced Friday to the aid of more than 20 migrant dinghies in distress as the debate in Italy over privately-funded aid ships intensified and the death toll at sea ticked steadily upwards.

Giro riders thrown out after positive tests

Italians Stefano Pirazzi and Nicola Ruffoni were thrown out of the 100th Giro d'Italia on Thursday after the International Cycling Union (UCI) confirmed both had tested positive for a derivative of banned growth hormones.

Italian reporter freed in Turkey

An Italian journalist arrested in Turkey while researching refugees near the Syrian border has been freed after two weeks in detention, Italy's foreign ministry said Monday.

3,000 migrants rescued off Libya coast Saturday: NGO

The Italian coastguard and other boats rescued some 3,000 migrants from unseaworthy boats off the Libyan coast on Saturday, as the good weather pushes the numbers up, a participating NGO said.

«Heroic» Italy stun Springboks in Florence

Giovanbattista Venditti scored a crucial second-half try as «historic» Italy bounced back from an All Blacks mauling to score a first, 20-18 win over embattled South Africa on Saturday.

Ten bodies found in dinghy off Libyan coast

Ten bodies were recovered on Saturday from a rubber dinghy off the Libyan coast, the Italian coastguard said, adding that 2,200 other migrants were rescued during the day.

Priceless tomes in Italy hold key to European identity

As Europe struggles with an identity crisis, a new exhibition in Rome looks at the birth of European culture through ancient manuscripts and the earliest printed books, including a first edition of Dante's Divine Comedy.

Italy's Renzi under fire as sleaze forces minister out

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi faced calls to resign on Friday after one of his ministers was forced to quit over allegations she tweaked the country's 2015 budget to suit her businessman boyfriend.


Cygnus cargo to the ISS, on board Italian experiment

This is the Thermal Exchange, a heat pipe technology demonstrator, designed and built by the Turin Argotec - a company active in the field of training for astronauts and notes, in particular, for the production of space food for European astronauts.

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