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Rugby World Cup: England v France, All Blacks v Italy cancelled due to typh...

10 October, 2019 9:57 am 9:57 am

TOKYO (Reuters) – Rugby World Cup organisers have cancelled Saturday’s game between England and France as well as New Zealand’s match against Italy due to the risk from Typhoon Hagibis, while Sunday’s key game between hosts Japan and Scotland remains in doubt. The sport’s governing body World Rugby and tournament officials said at a news … Read More


New Italian government lets 82 rescued migrants disembark

09 September, 2019 3:02 am 3:02 am

ROME – Italy on Saturday agreed to allow rescue ship Ocean Viking to disembark 82 migrants on Lampedusa, in a reversal of the hardline policy under the country’s ex-interior minister Matteo Salvini. Far-right leader Salvini was forced out of office last month after bringing the government down, and the new coalition has been trying to … Read More


Italy’s deputy PM Salvini says govt is ended, wants elections

08 August, 2019 1:09 am 1:09 am

ROME (Reuters) – The leader of Italy’s ruling League party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, said on Thursday the governing coalition had broken down and the only way forward was to hold new elections. The shock announcement follows months of bickering between the right-wing League and its coalition partner, the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, and it … Read More


Venice bans large cruise ships from entering historic centre

08 August, 2019 12:51 am 12:51 am

VENICE (ITALY) – The Italian government has announced to ban large cruise ships from entering Venice’s historic centre following an accident involving a ship hitting a dock in June this year. Ships weighing more than 1,000 tonnes will be rerouted away from certain waterways from September. The move follows an accident in June in which … Read More

Italy acts to revoke motorway concession after bridge collapse

08 August, 2018 8:44 am 8:44 am

GENOA (Reuters) – Italy’s government launched a formal procedure aimed at revoking concessions held by Autostrade per l’Italia to operate toll highways after a bridge it managed collapsed this week, killing at least 38 people. Some members of the governing coalition had earlier hinted that less drastic steps, such as a fine, may be considered, … Read More