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3rd session of Pakistan-Italy Joint Economic Commission begins in Italy tomorrow

NEWS DESK: The third session of Pakistan-Italy Joint Economic Commission begins in Rome, Italy tomorrow (Monday), reported Radio Pakistan. Minister of State for Finance Rana Muhammad Afzal will lead the Pakistani delegation and co-chair the session along with Italy’s Deputy Minister for Economic Development Ivan Scalfarotto. The two sides will exchange views on the prospects…

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Gold toilet offered to Trump – to politely refuse his request

NEW YORK: The request was for a Van Gogh to adorn the walls of the president and first lady’s private residence in the White House. The answer? No — but how about a fully functioning, 18-karat gold toilet instead? While it’s customary for US presidents to borrow works of art during their time in office,…

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Italy parliament dissolved ahead of March election

Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella dissolved parliament on Thursday as the country prepares for knife-edge general elections in March. Next year’s elections, to be held on March 4, may mark a new era of uncertainty for the country. With the vote expected to be split between the right, centre-left and the populist Five Star movement, the…

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Is Kohli in trouble for being ‘unpatriotic’?

NEW DELHI: A BJP leader on Tuesday chided Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli for being ‘unpatriotic’ over not choosing India as the country where he tied the knot with Bollywood superstar Anushka Sharma.  Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma said their vows in Tuscany, Italy to the delight of their family…

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Virushka Wedding: This video of Kohli singing for Anushka will melt your heart

A clip from Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma’s wedding in which the former is singing for the latter is going viral over the internet.  And why wouldn’t it, considering the fact that Kohli is a batsman and not a singer? However, the Indian captain has certainly done a good job…

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It’s confirmed! Kohli and Anushka have finally tied the knot

Fans of both Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli should be ecstatic as news of their wedding has finally been confirmed by none other than the couple themselves! Yes, Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli tweeted pictures of the wedding ceremony. Reportedly, it took place on Monday morning in Tuscany. “Today we have promised each other to…

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Anushka-Virat wedding: What is the true date of their wedding?

NEWS DESK: Are Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma getting married or not? And when exactly are they marrying? Is it December 12 or not? Since there is no official confirmation of their wedding reports, new reports are pouring in with each passing hour. According to Pinkvilla, the new shocker is that their wedding date is…

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Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma to tie the knot next week?

Indian captain Virat Kohli and Bollywood star Anushka Sharma are all set to tie the knot this month, say latest reports. The lovebirds are finally tying the knot in the second week of December this year. Tentative dates are December 9, 10, 11 and 12. Virat might leave for Italy for the wedding tomorrow, India…

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Country to be run in conformity with people’s will: Marriyum

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage Marriyum Aurangzeb talking to the media on the eve of Rugby match between Italy and Pakistan here Saturday, said from now on the country would be run in conformity with the will of the masses and as a consequence of the political maturity shown by…

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‘Apocalypse’ now as Italy face FIFA World Cup humiliation

MILAN: Four-time champions Italy face missing out on the World Cup for the first time since 1958, a potential national humiliation likened to the “apocalypse” by the team’s fanatical supporters. Italy need to overturn a 1-0 play-off first-leg defeat against Sweden at the San Siro on Monday. National coach Gian Piero Ventura insists his team…

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Italy lose to Sweden in FIFA World Cup play-off first leg

STOCKHOLM: Sweden claimed a precious 1-0 first-leg victory over Italy in their World Cup play-off at Stockholm on Friday, leaving the four-time champions in danger of missing the tournament for the first time in 60 years. Substitute Jakob Johansson grabbed the only goal of a scrappy game in the 61st minute with a low strike…

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Epicureans to get world largest food street in Italy

BOLONGA: A gastronomic theme park designed as a celebration of Italy’s field-to-fork food culture opens next week with backers aiming to pull in six million visitors a year. Dubbed a ‘Disneyland for foodies’ and billed as the biggest venture of its kind in the world, FICO Eataly World is located on the outskirts of Bologna….

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Italy’s proud FIFA World Cup record in danger

PARIS: The last burst of qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup allows some nations a chance to dream, but for football aristocrats Italy, the next few days are a potential nightmare. The last nine places in Russia will be settled in seven frantic days starting on Thursday. There are four berths up for grabs…

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Italy unveil new four-star logo ahead of 2018

ROME: The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on Monday unveiled its new logo with four stars representing the country’s World Cup triumphs ahead of the 2018 finals in Russia. The Azzurri won the trophy in 1934, 1938, 1982 and 2006 and are second only to Brazil who lead the way with five titles. “The FIGC’s new…

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Supermodels gather in Milan to pay tribute to Versace

MILAN: Donatella Versace authored the defining moment of Milan fashion week on Friday with a blockbuster show honouring her late brother Gianni which closed with a surprise supermodel reunion that brought the cheering crowd to its feet. Security guards had to brush back the audience when it rushed the catwalk once a white curtain at…

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UNESCO signs agreement with Italian govt on safeguarding girls’ education in Pakistan

In the presence of the Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training, Mohammad Baligh-ur-Rehman, and Additional Secretary, Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and Natural Heritage, Syed Junaid Akhlaq, UNESCO and the Government of Italy signed an agreement of approximately USD 1.7 million to enable UNESCO to implement a two-year project titled “Support to girls’ right to…

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Italian firemen ‘started fires to receive bonuses’

ROME: Fifteen firefighters have been arrested in Sicily on suspicion of having started fires in order to receive bonus payments, police on the Italian island said Monday. The firemen are alleged to have faked distress calls as part of the plan to receive the payments of around 10 euros per hour handed out by the…

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Italy heatwave and drought spark killer wildfires

ROME: A heatwave that has left Italy sweltering in record temperatures sparked wildfires Thursday which claimed the life of one elderly woman and forced the closure of a major highway.

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Over 8,000 migrants rescued in Med in 48 hours

More than 8,000 migrants have been rescued in waters off Libya during the past 48 hours in difficult weather conditions, Italy’s coastguard said Tuesday. “On Monday, we rescued about 5,000 people from four large boats, one smaller one and 18 rubber dinghies,” a spokesman told AFP. People were pulled to safety by coastguard vessels, military…

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Terror in Turin as stampede leaves 1,500 injured

More than 1,500 people were injured, three seriously, after a bomb scare triggered a stampede among Juventus fans watching the Champions League final in Turin, local authorities said Sunday. In an update on Saturday’s dramatic events in a square packed with supporters watching the Cardiff match on a giant screen, the local prefecture said 1,527…

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G7 leaders make progress on trade, remain split on climate change

TAORMINA, ITALY: Leaders of the Group of Seven wealthy nations pledged on Saturday to fight protectionism, overcoming resistance from U.S. President Donald Trump, who was elected on an “America first” agenda, diplomatic sources said. However, the United States remained isolated from the other six G7 nations over climate change, demanding more time to decide whether…

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