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Bottega Veneta exudes 1940s Hollywood glamour in Milan.

MILAN " Milan Fashion Week took a formal turn on the third day of previews for next fall and winter.Mindful of the price point, designers were not churning out looks that could be tossed into a suitcase for a fanciful journey,...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

AS Roma strike deal to build new stadium.

AS Roma have struck a deal with city officials over building a new stadium in the Italian capital, opening the way for a project meant to boost the Serie A soccer club's revenue. The 52,500-seat Stadio Della Roma, to be built in the city's south-west, was originally set to open in the current season but has faced years of ...

- - MT

One to watch: Georgian label Situationist hits Milan fashion week.

MILAN, Feb 25 — Emerging Georgian label Situationist, which counts American model Bella Hadid among its fans, landed its first catwalk show at Milan's prestigious fashion week late yesterday. Designer Irakli Rusadze, 25, is part of a group...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Bottega Veneta seduces with 1940s silhouettes.

MILAN, Feb 25 — Bottega Veneta looked to the 1940s for inspiration for its understated but luxurious autumn-winter 2017 collection showing today in Milan, with fitted waists, accentuated shoulders and day-time tuxedos. Creative Director Tomas...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Indians disappoint on 2nd day of Shooting World Cup.

New Delhi, Feb 25 Indian shooters failed to yield any medals despite reaching the finals of two events on the second day of the ongoing World Cup even as China continued to dominate the medal tally winning three golds and two silver at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Saturday. While China sits atop the medal ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Pope quietly trims sanctions for sex abusers seeking mercy.

Pope Francis has quietly reduced sanctions against a handful of pedophile priests, applying his vision of a merciful church even to its worst offenders in ways that survivors of abuse and the popes own advisers question.One case has come back to haunt him: An Italian priest who received the popes clemency was later ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

MLS club Seattle eyes Honda: report.

Japan international Keisuke Honda is reportedly set for a move to Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders, but Italian club AC Milan said Friday the 30-year-old attacker will be going nowhere until his contract expires in June. Italian sports daily La Gazzetta dello Sport reported Friday that Honda, who has been frozen out ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Waschuk: Shock of Crimea occupation helps Ukraine to rethink Tatars role in its history.

Canada's Ambassador to Ukraine Roman Waschuk has said the shock of the Russian occupation of Crimea has helped the Ukrainian society to recognize the historic contribution of the Crimean Tatars into the united Ukraine. “The shock of the occupation has helped the Ukrainian society to reassess and appreciate the ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

UNIAN: Italy donates €1 mln for people affected by conflict in eastern Ukraine.

The Italian Government continues to support the non-stop and commendable efforts carried out by UN agencies in Ukraine to assist the population affected by the conflict,” said Davide La Cecilia, the Italian Ambassador to Ukraine. “Our contribution to WFP and UNICEF operations will help ease people's suffering, ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Asian designers go big in Milan - Edgy London street style garners its own attention.

Asian designers go big in Milan - Edgy London street style garners its own attention...


The Italian family hosting six refugees in their home.

The Calo family's experiment in a small town in northern Italy could be key in solving the refugee crisis.

- Al Jazeera - QA

Versace gets political with defiant defence of feminism

MILAN, Feb 25 — Italy's fashion queen Donatella Versace sent a message to women everywhere yesterday with a show that screamed defiance at attempts to turn back the clock on feminism. Supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid, Kendell Jenner and...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Sporting briefs

Caceres: Martin Caceres could be set for a dream Southampton debut in the EFL Cup final against Manchester United. The 29-year-old defender was signed as a free agent two weeks ago, having been without a club since leaving Italian champions Juventus at the end of last season. Saints manager Claude Puel moved for Caceres ...

- - MT

Little fanfare as Ferrari present the new F1 car

Ferrari unveiled their new Formula One car, the SF70-H, yesterday with the minimum of fanfare after a disappointing 2016 season but plenty of hope among fans that the Italian team will return to winning ways. The online presentation for a car that Ferrari needs to propel them back to the top, after failing to win any races ...

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Man's Wife Vanished on a Cruise. He Told No One

Daniel Belling, his wife, and their two children set off on an 11-day Mediterranean cruise on Feb. 9. Only three of them boarded a flight back to Dublin—or tried to. The 45-year-old German native was stopped for questioning at Rome's Ciampino Airport on Tuesday in connection with the apparent...

- Newser - US

Emporio Armani's urban and bright looks at Milan shows

MILAN - Clothes in black and optical white led off the catwalk show for Armani's Emporio line on Friday before a shift in contrast to encompass pattern and unusually bright colors for the brand.

- Reuters - US

Vionnet's birds of paradise fly in Milan palazzo

MILAN - Fashion house Vionnet unveiled an airy and colorful collection inspired by birds of paradise in the brand's first fashion show in Milan following its decision to switch from the Paris catwalks.

- Reuters - US

Jerome Tuccille, Libertarian Author and Trump Biographer, Dies at 79

Mr. Tuccille was a disaffected Roman Catholic looking for a new faith when he discovered the writings of Ayn Rand.

- New York Times - US

Italian media slam 'ungrateful English' for sacking Ranieri

AS Roma coach Luciano Spalletti blasted Claudio Ranieri's sacking as a "scandal" as the Italian press lambasted Premier League champions Leicester and the "ungrateful English".

- The Local - IT

Reuters Video: Prada's fringes, Moschino's attitude hit Milan

Miuccia Prada and Jeremy Scott take a stand on women's and fashion's role in society for the Prada and Moschino Autumn-Winter 2017/18 collections. ― Reuters

- The Malay Mail - MY

Milan Fashion Week beauty gets a rebellious twist

MILAN, Feb 25 — Days into Milan Fashion Week, it is becoming apparent that Autumn/Winter 2017 beauty as the city sees it is minimalist, natural and pared-back. But there are a handful of brands bucking the trend. Gucci Alessandro...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Spada's painting

A public lecture on Leonello Spada has just been held at the Grand Master's Palace, in Valletta. Many insist that a painting at St Augustine's priory in Valletta was painted by Spada. It depicts St Augustine washing Christ's feet. Originally, this altarpiece used to be found in a side altar at the first church of the Austin ...

- - MT

Ramstein is Stuttgart's last hurdle for unbeaten season

Royals edge Lakenheath in one semifinal to set up showdown with Panthers, who blitzed Naples in second half.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Wiesbaden survives thriller for right to face Ramstein

Warriors get past Naples in double overtime, while Royals end Kaiserslautern's season with a loss yet again.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Navigating Self-Publishing Or What Two Successful Business Women Call Indieworld

Carole P. Roman coined the term “Indieworld” to describe the world of independent- or self-published writers-a vast entity filled with people driven to do the same thing, people who don’t see color, age or gender. "We only want to tell our story...Oh yes, and make a small fortune in the process.”

- - US

By migrants for migrants: the new faces of Italian media

'Nois' is the first video news show in Italy to be developed by migrants. It's one of a growing number of migrant-led media projects across Europe that offer refugees' perspectives and explore the challenges they face.

- Christian Science Monitor - US

Agent reveals Chelsea failed with late January bid for Jonathan Biabiany

Inter Milan winger's representative keen on move to West Ham United.

- - UK

Audacious Pucci, modest Max Mara

Red accents are lighting up the Milan runway, from blood red ensembles to red contrasts in footwear or a simple stripe of color. But not on the lips.

- The Daily Star - LB

Inter host Roma as De Boer levels heavy criticism

Inter Milan's Champions League qualifying hopes could hinge on victory over Roma this Sunday, and former coach Frank De Boer believes the Nerazzurri only have themselves to blame.

- The Daily Star - LB

Need a doctor in Naples? Try tennis court, not hospital

Nearly 100 staff at a hospital in southern Italy have been questioned in connection with a widespread absenteeism scandal, including a doctor who skived off to play tennis, police said Friday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Oslo humanitarian conference for Nigeria and the Lake Chad region raises $672 million to help people in need

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Cameroon, Chad, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Republic of Korea, Sweden, Switzerland Humanitarian partners agreed to further scale up their response to reach the most ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Italian ruling party leadership vote rules out summer election

Italy's ruling Democratic Party will hold its leadership contest on April 30, the center-left group announced on Friday, a decision that effectively rules out any snap national election in June.

- The Daily Star - LB

Gen Muntu, Mafabi clash over Turinawe Eala candidature

Without giving reasons, Gen Muntu's letter said the party would only retain one candidate, former Kaberamaido Woman MP Florence Ibi Ekwau

- Daily Monitor - UG

Italy vows to be ready in time to host G-7 in Sicilian town

TAORMINA, Sicily — Italy still needs to build two helicopter landing pads and repave miles of road, but a top government official promised...

- - US

TRAVEL: The hide-out love calls home

Amare means 'love' in Italian and it is not hard to see why this place got its name, writes Rupi Mangat.   

- Daily Nation - KE

Jilted lover seeks revenge

A jilted lover seemingly bent on taking revenge on his former partner was summoned before a magistrate's court today, charged with harassing and threatening the woman, both personally as well as through electronic means. The court, presided by magistrate Joseph Mifsud, heard how the harassment began when relations between ...

- - MT

Italy vows to be ready in time to host G-7 in Sicily

TAORMINA, Sicily " Italy still needs to build two helicopter landing pads and repave some roads, but it's promising that all will be ready for the May 26-27 G-7 summit in a stunning Sicilian town overlooking the sea.Government...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Vivendi probed by Italian prosecutors

Group under investigation for alleged manipulation of Mediaset share price

- Financial Times - US

Germany and Italy back Brussels on Brexit

Support for Barnier on Britain's €60bn exit bill will be blow to Downing Street

- Financial Times - US

Italy vows to be ready in time to host G-7 in Sicily

TAORMINA, Sicily — Italy still needs to build two helicopter landing pads and repave some roads, but it's promising that all will be ready...

- - US

Asghar Farhadi to Be Represented at Oscars by First Female Space Tourist and Former NASA Scientist

ROME - Two prominent Iranian Americans - engineer Anousheh Ansari, known as the first female space tourist, and Firouz Naderi, a former director of Solar Systems Exploration at NASA - will represent Iranian auteur Asghar Farhadi and his film “The Salesman” at the upcoming Oscars ceremony, Farhadi's publicist ...

- Variety - US

Top Vivendi Execs Under Investigation in Connection With Mediaset Stock Purchases

ROME - Vivendi chairman Vincent Bolloré and managing director Arnaud De Puyfontaine are under investigation by Milan prosecutors for alleged stock market manipulation in connection with the French media conglomerate's recent rapid stake-building in Italian TV group Mediaset. Under Italian law, being under investigation is ...

- Variety - US

Mediterranean murder mystery: Apple consultant quetioned after wife vanishes from Italy cruise ship

Italian police are looking to charge Daniel Belling with murder and preventing a lawful burial.

- - UK

Mancini sorry to see Ranieri axed

Mancini is available to step into the Leicester job immediately after leaving Inter Milan last year.

- Daily Nation - KE

Leicester City decision to sack Ranieri 'beggars belief', says Lineker

Leicester City's owners had hit the panic button when they sacked title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri, former player Gary Lineker said today as English football reacted to news of the Italian's stunning fall from grace. Five straight Premier League defeats have left Leicester, who were League winners last May with 5000-1 ...

- - MT

Building by Maltese architect graces entrance of London's Westfield City Mall

An iconic kiosk for the entrance of Westfield City's Shopping Centre leading from the Queen Elizabeth's Olympic Park in London has been designed by award winning architectural practice Mizzi Studio. The kiosk is of the Italian café brand Colicci. Due to the site's prominent location, the kiosk's design is intended to ...

- - MT

Italian press blast 'ungrateful' English after Ranieri sacking

ROME, Feb 24 — AS Roma coach Luciano Spalletti blasted Claudio Ranieri's sacking as a scandal' as the Italian press lambasted Premier League champions Leicester and the ungrateful English'. Ranieri's dismissal comes just nine...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Ferrari unveils new F1 car to rival Mercedes

ROME, Feb 24 — Ferrari unveiled a faster and visibly changed new single seater car today in which Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen will bid to rival Mercedes next season. The Italian constructor struggled last season finishing behind...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Leicester sack Ranieri nine months after stunning triumph

Premier League champions Leicester City sacked Italian manager Claudio Ranieri on Thursday, nine months after he clinched one of soccer's most remarkable triumphs but with the team now hovering above the relegation zone.

- BDNews24 - BD

Mancini at short odds to become next Leicester manager

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini is the bookmakers' favourite to replace compatriot Claudio Ranieri as Leicester City manager after the Italian was sacked by the Premier League champions on Thursday.

- BDNews24 - BD