Fire hits UNESCO royal stables in Italian city of Turin

Europe 10/21/19, 03:51

Firefighters say a fire has burned about one-fourth of the roof of Turin's Cavallerizza Reale, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the center of the northern Italian city, hitting an area of the building once used for the royal stables. Firefighters rushed to the scene early Monday and managed to put ...

Serie A race for 2 Champions League spots goes to final day

Soccer 05/19/19, 16:35

The race for the final two Champions League spots from Serie A will go to the last day of the season.Atalanta drew 1-1 at Italian champion Juventus on Sunday to move into third place in the Italian league, leapfrogging Inter Milan after the Nerazzurri lost 4-1 at Napoli.With one round ...

Italian court convicts 4 for deadly Turin soccer stampede

Sports 05/17/19, 11:36

Four young men have been convicted of the deaths of two women in a soccer stampede in the northern Italian city of Turin and given prison sentences of just over 10 years.The Italian news agency ANSA said the court on Friday ordered the sentences after convicting the men of involuntary ...

Holocaust survivor opens book fair after neo-fascist banned

World 05/09/19, 15:55

A Polish-born Holocaust survivor opened a book fair in Italy on Thursday to a standing ovation, after organizers agreed to ban a publisher linked to a neo-fascist group.Halina Birenbaum, an 89-year-old poet who lives in Israel, was quoted by Italy's Corriere della Sera daily as saying "this is more proof ...

Ronaldo rescues 1-1 draw for Juventus against Torino

Soccer 05/03/19, 15:40

Cristiano Ronaldo scored late as Juventus dented Torino's chances of qualifying for the Champions League with a 1-1 draw in Serie A on Friday.Torino looked set to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Superga air disaster by beating Juventus following Sasa Lukic's first-half goal, but Ronaldo leveled six minutes from ...

Source: ATP Finals moving to Turin from 2021-25

Sports 04/24/19, 02:58

The ATP Finals is moving to the Italian city of Turin in 2021.A person with knowledge of the details confirmed the move to The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not yet authorized to discuss the situation publicly.The ATP was expected to ...

Police stop 5 weapon-carrying Ajax fans ahead of Juve game

Soccer 04/15/19, 12:31

Italian police have stopped five weapon-carrying Ajax supporters on the eve of Tuesday's Champions League match against Juventus.The fans were stopped aboard buses on the outskirts of Turin on Monday.Police are on high alert following clashes between Ajax and Juventus supporters ahead of the first leg of the quarterfinals in ...

Torino’s European push halted by 1-1 draw against Cagliari

Soccer 04/14/19, 07:47

Torino's chances of sneaking into the Champions League were hampered by a 1-1 draw against Cagliari on Sunday, in a match which saw three players sent off.Simone Zaza was both hero and villain for Torino as he gave it the lead shortly after half time but was then shown a ...

Juventus: Ronaldo’s injury ‘apparently minor’

Soccer 03/26/19, 15:19

Juventus says Cristiano Ronaldo only sustained an "apparently minor" injury when playing for Portugal but did not offer a timeline for his return.Ronaldo limped off after half an hour of Portugal's 1-1 draw against Serbia in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship on Monday.Juventus said Tuesday that tests in Portugal ...

UEFA fines Atletico coach Diego Simeone for obscene gesture

Sports 03/07/19, 09:22

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has been fined but avoided a ban after making an obscene gesture during a Champions League match against Juventus.UEFA says Simeone has been fined 20,000 euros ($22,500) for improper conduct.Atletico beat Juventus 2-0 in Madrid last month. The return game in Turin is on Tuesday.Simeone ...

Marella Agnelli, widow of Fiat tycoon, dies at 91 in Turin

Europe 02/23/19, 13:34

Italian state TV and news agency ANSA say Marella Agnelli, widow of Fiat tycoon Gianni Agnelli and a 20th-century symbol of elegance, has died at her family home in Turin, in Italy's northern Piedmont region, at 91.Piedmont Gov. Sergio Chiamparino says Italy has lost an illustrious figure known for "grace ...

Italian minister insists Alpine train tunnel not derailed

Europe 02/22/19, 14:07

The leader of one of Italy's ruling parties says a high-speed rail tunnel through the Alps is on track for completion but the project might be modified.Matteo Salvini's right-wing League party supports the Turin-Lyon High-Speed Train link. Salvini told Radio Radicale on Friday that the government's goal is to finish ...

Juventus beats Frosinone 3-0 to go 14 points clear

Soccer 02/15/19, 17:10

Juventus warmed up for the Champions League round of 16 in the best possible way on Friday, easing to a 3-0 win over Frosinone to move 14 points clear at the top of Serie A.The result was decided early after goals from Paulo Dybala and Leonardo Bonucci in the first ...

High-speed tunnel project divides Italy’s ruling populists

Europe 02/15/19, 05:49

A project to build a high-speed rail tunnel through the Alps, meant to speed up journeys between France and Italy, is moving extraordinarily slowly because of an internal quarrel in Italy's government.On the French side, a 140-meter (460-foot) long rock-eating machine tunnels through the mountainside toward Italy at an average ...

Abu Simbel salvage celebrated as success; challenges persist

Africa 02/06/19, 13:33

Egyptologists and other experts gathered in Italy to celebrate a successful campaign to save ancient Egyptian temples from being submerged by a dam project 50 years ago and to warn of new threats.The international campaign that saved the temples of Abu Simbel when Aswan High Dam was remembered in Turin ...

Juventus winger Douglas Costa unhurt after car crash

Soccer 02/04/19, 12:44

Juventus and Brazil winger Douglas Costa has escaped unhurt after he was involved in a car crash.The incident occurred on Monday on a motorway in northern Italy as Douglas Costa was returning to Turin.His Jeep was involved in a collision with a Fiat Punto, and the driver of that car ...

Italy’s Salvini backs EU train line opposed by govt partner

Europe 02/01/19, 12:56

Italian Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini said he supports a review of a high-speed railway project stalled by protests for decades but thinks the project should be completed despite opposition to it by his government coalition partner, the 5-Star Movement.The TAV line — the Lyon-to-Turin section of a larger EU project ...

Fiorentina wins 2-0 at Torino to reach Italian Cup quarters

Soccer 01/13/19, 11:13

Federico Chiesa scored two late goals to send Fiorentina through to the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup.Fiorentina won 2-0 at Torino on Sunday to book a spot in the next round, where it will face either Roma or third-division Virtus Entella.There is another all-Serie A matchup later when Napoli hosts ...

Rome zoo opens new area for African penguins

Europe 12/27/18, 15:08

A new area for penguins opened at Rome's Bioparco zoo on Thursday.The 18 African penguins arrived in the Italian capital from zoos in Turin, northern Italy, and Bristol, England.The transfer was part of the European Endangered Species Program, which aims to preserve a population of healthy endangered animals in captivity.Half ...

Landmark Juve goal brings out contrasting sides of Ronaldo

Soccer 12/16/18, 22:57

Juventus reached another landmark this weekend — and it was fitting that Cristiano Ronaldo was the player to do it.But contrasting sides of the five-time world player of the year were on show in the Turin derby.Ronaldo converted a 69th-minute penalty in Saturday's 1-0 win at Torino as Juventus became ...

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