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Italy considering new COVID-19 measures

ROME: Italy’s government is considering new measures to avoid a surge in COVID-19 infections during the holiday period, local newspapers reported on Sunday, amid worries over the spread of the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus variant. After holding a meeting with

Italy slaps Apple, Google with antitrust fine

ROME: Italy’s antitrust watchdog imposed 20 million euros ($22.5 million) in fines on Apple and Google, the second time the regulator has sanctioned US tech giants this week. European countries have cracked down on the business practices of Big Tech

‘I’ve won an Olympic gold after Bolt’: Italian sprinter becomes fastest man

TOKYO: Lamont Marcell Jacobs won the most coveted crown in athletics on Sunday, giving Italy its first 100 metres gold. Jacobs stormed to the first Olympic title of the post-Usain Bolt era. His European record 9.80 second run ended Fred

In Pictures: Joy and heartbreak as Italy beats England in Euro 2020 final

Italy inflicted heartbreak on England to win the Euro 2020 final after a penalty shootout at Wembley Stadium in London. Millions of England fans had gathered to watch their side contest a major final for the first time in 55

Italy crowned European champions after shootout win over England

LONDON: Italy claimed the European Championship for the first time since 1968 as penalties came back to haunt England at Wembley on Sunday, with Gianluigi Donnarumma saving twice as the Azzurri won a shootout 3-2 after the game finished 1-1

Germany, Italy complete troop pullout from Afghanistan

ROME: Italy has completed its troop pullout from Afghanistan, ending a 20-year deployment as part of an accelerated withdrawal of NATO forces. Members of the US-backed alliance agreed in April to wrap up their 9,600-strong mission in Afghanistan after US

Italian prime minister resigns as political crisis deepens

ROME: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte handed in his resignation to the head of state, hoping he would be given an opportunity to put together a new coalition and rebuild his parliamentary majority. Conte lost his absolute majority in the

World’s most powerful passports for 2021 revealed

The latest ranking of the world’s powerful passports in 2021 amid the new wave of coronavirus pandemic has been announced. The Henley Passport Index released the latest ranking of the world’s powerful passports in 2021 when many countries are planning

Ancient street food shop uncovered in Pompeii

ROME: Archaeologists in Pompeii, the city buried in a volcanic eruption in 79 AD, have made the extraordinary find of a frescoed hot food and drinks shop that served up the ancient equivalent of street food to Romans. Known as

Open Skies Treaty: US withdraws from another global agreement

WASHINGTON: The United States has withdrawn from another international agreement. The US formally announced to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies. Under the agreement, countries could observe each other’s forces. The US government notified the parties of its withdrawal.

Italy allows seasonal work visas for Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: The Italian government has included Pakistan in the work visa category called ‘Decreto-Flussi’ which will allow its nationals to avail seasonal and non-seasonal work visas. More than 30,000 work visas would be issued by the Italian authorities to the

Italian region asks Bangladeshis to test for COVID-19

ROME: The central Italian region of Lazio near the capital Rome has asked the Bangladeshi community to undergo “blanket testing” for the coronavirus following a recent increase in the number of infections. Lazio has reported some 8,000 cases since Italy’s

India overtakes Italy’s COVID-19 tally amid lockdown easing

MUMBAI: India has overtaken Italy as the world’s sixth-biggest coronavirus outbreak just two days before the relaxing of a lockdown. India’s tally of the Covid-19 surged to 236,657 after 9,887 new cases and 294 deaths, the highest so far, were

NATO appoints Pontecorvo as new representative in Afghanistan

BRUSSELS: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has announced the appointment of Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo as the Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan. “I am glad to announce that I have appointed Ambassador Stefano Pontecorvo as NATO’s next Senior Civilian Representative in

Global COVID-19 cases surpass 3.5 million, total deaths top 247,000

NEW YORK: Global confirmed COVID-19 cases topped 3.5 million, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University, which maintains a tally of worldwide cases. A total of 247,107 people worldwide have died of the

US tops world in coronavirus cases overtaking China, Italy

NEW YORK: The United States now has more COVID-19 infections than any other country, even overtaking the number of cases in China and Italy, as the coronavirus crisis deepens around the world. A tally by Johns Hopkins University showed there

Pakistani national dies from coronavirus in Italy

ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani national has died from the novel coronavirus in Italy, a spokesperson of the Foreign Office said on Wednesday. The 61-year-old Pakistani national, Imtiaz Ahmad, passed away in Brescia, about a 100 kilometres from Milan. Pakistani Consulate in

Iran reports 595 new coronavirus cases, death toll reaches 237

TEHRAN: Iran’s health ministry on Monday reported the largest number of cases from the COVID-19 disease, the highest toll within 24 hours since the start of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country. Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour announced the

UK schools close as students show coronavirus symptoms after Italy trip

LONDON: Several schools in the United Kingdom are forced to shut down over coronavirus after students returning from ski trips in northern Italy experienced flu-like symptoms. A private school in Cheshire has closed and will undergo a deep clean after

Khashoggi’s fianceé heartbroken over Italy Super Cup in KSA

ROME: The Turkish fianceé of a murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi on Tuesday has said she was heartbroken to hear that the Italian Super Cup was being played in Saudi Arabia. Jamal Khashoggi was a US resident and was killed in

Governor Sindh says plenty of prospects for investment in Pakistan

KARACHI: Consul General of Italy Anna Ruffino called on Governor of Sindh Imran Ismail at the Governor’s House today. Issues related to investment in the tourism sector were discussed in the meeting. Governor Imran Ismail said that Pakistan is of

Over 30 Pakistani migrants found in lorry in France

NICE: Around 30 migrants from Pakistan have been found hidden in a lorry in southern France, said prosecutors. They said the driver, who was also from Pakistan, has been detained. This was discovered after 39 people, all believed to be

Movie ‘Baaji’ wins two awards at Canadian film festival

MISSISSAUGA: The movie ‘Baaji’ starring Actress Meera has won two awards at the seventh Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival (MISAFF) in Canada. According to details, movie ‘Baaji’ has won the Jury Prize and the award for the Best Supporting