Old-fashioned No. 9's are back in fashion in Italy

Soccer Jan 9, 2020

Old-fashioned No. 9's are back in fashion in Italy

Forget the false nine. Traditional No. 9's are back in vogue in Serie A. From Romelu Lukaku to Ciro Immobile and Andrea Belotti — and even the new-look Cristiano Ronaldo — old-fashioned center forwards are grabbing the spotlight as the Italian League approaches its midway ...

Alitalia bleeds around €300 million a year, administrator says

Business Jan 8, 2020

Alitalia bleeds around €300 million a year, administrator says

Struggling Italian carrier Alitalia is burning through its cash resources at the pace of around €300 million ($334 million) a year, its new temporary administrator, Giuseppe Leogrande, told members of a parliamentary committee. In November, after months of talks, railway group Ferrovie dello Stato, U.S. ...

Japan's capsule hotels are stacking up overseas

Business Dec 27, 2019

Japan's capsule hotels are stacking up overseas

Cheap and cheerful capsule hotels are forever expanding from their Japanese cradle, including now in Milan, where the tiny, stacked rooms are helping the Italian city cope with exploding tourist numbers. With no-fuss convenience for both the city and transport links, digital connectivity and a ...

334 rounded up in Italian 'ndrangheta mob sweep

World / Crime & Legal Dec 20, 2019

334 rounded up in Italian 'ndrangheta mob sweep

Police have arrested 334 people in one of the largest anti-mob operations ever seen in Italy, highlighting the growing reach of the 'ndrangheta mafia, prosecutors said on Thursday. The 'ndrangheta is based in the southern region of Calabria, the toe of Italy's boot, and has ...