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Ten-try All Blacks smash Italy to wrap up European tour

Nov 24 2018

ROME New Zealand smashed Italy 66-3 in Rome on Saturday, finishing their European tour with an 10-try romp and leaving coach Steve Hansen with plenty to consider as he looks to settle on a squad to defend their World Cup title next year.

UPDATE 1-Rugby-Cheika relief as Wallabies beat Italy for first European tour win

Nov 17 2018

PADUA, Italy, Nov 17 Australia beat Italy 26-7 on Saturday, keeping their unblemished record against the Azzurri intact in what was billed as a must-win match for Wallabies' embattled coach Michael Cheika.

Beyond coffee - Illy looks to wine and chocolate for stronger aroma

Oct 31 2018

MILAN Riccardo Illy, whose family owns one of Italy's most renowned coffee brands, would rather discuss the finer points of tea and cellared wine these days than the perfect espresso.

FOCUS-Beyond coffee: Illy looks to wine and chocolate for stronger aroma

Oct 31 2018

* Italian coffee brand to grow its tea, chocolate & wine brands

Beyond coffee: Illy looks to wine and chocolate for stronger aroma

Oct 31 2018

MILAN Riccardo Illy, whose family owns one of Italy's most renowned coffee brands, would rather discuss the finer points of tea and cellared wine these days than the perfect espresso.

As Sweden swings right, Bannon's anti-EU crusade looks north

Sep 11 2018

CERNOBBIO, Italy/ROME Having found an ally in the south and an admirer in the east, Donald Trump's former political strategist Steve Bannon is now looking north for recruits in his crusade to undermine the European Union.

Impossible goal? Startup to stream soccer to Net-wary Italians

Aug 03 2018

MILAN Sports-streaming start-up DAZN has an ambitious business goal in Italy: sign up 3-5 million customers, as many as the country's largest pay-TV group, in a market with one of the worst broadband take-up rates in Europe.

Italy banker warns on political crisis as investors fear for euro

May 29 2018

ROME Italy's central bank chief warned on Tuesday that the state was "only ever a few short steps" from losing investors' trust as markets dumped stocks and bonds, fearing repeat elections will become a de facto referendum on the country's euro membership.

Rugby - Italy look to new generation after bruising run of losses

Mar 24 2018

MILAN Moments after Italy notched up the joint-worst losing streak in the northern hemisphere's premier tournament a week ago, their Irish coach, Conor O'Shea, lived up to his reputation as an incurable optimist.

Last-gasp penalty sees Scotland survive scare to beat Italy

Mar 17 2018

ROME Scotland narrowly avoided a nightmare end to their Six Nations campaign on Saturday, beating Italy 29-27 with a Greig Laidlaw penalty a minute from time after trailing the perennial wooden-spooners for most of the game.

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