Italy

Last Eight: Vote For Football's Finest Number 10

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Sport

It's the quarter-finals of the Champions League, but it is also the last eight in our quest to find the greatest ever number 10. The round-of-16 ha...

Vote For Football's Finest Number 10

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 27.03.2012 | UK Sport

Like the new England captain, Scott Parker, we're eager to get stuck into proceedings straight from the kick off. So today, as HuffPostUK Sport lau...

Captors Under 'Standing Orders' To Kill

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.03.2012 | UK

The terrorists who killed Chris McManus and his Italian co-worker Francesco Molinara had “standing orders” to shoot the hostages should they come ...

Hague Tries To Diffuse Row With Italy Over Nigerian Killings

Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Politics

The fallout from the failed hostage rescue bid in Nigeria is continuing after William Hague insisted it had been impossible to inform the Italian auth...

PICTURES Nigeria Hostage Row Between Britain And Italy Downplayed After Copenhagen Meeting

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK

The diplomatic row that broke out between Britain and Italy following a hostage rescue operation in Nigeria has been downplayed in a joint statement f...

Downing Street Defends Decision Not To Tell Italy About Hostage Rescue Mission

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK

Downing Street has defended its failure to inform Italy ahead of a hostage rescue operation in Nigeria which ended with the deaths of Briton Chris McM...

Pictures Emerge Of Nigerian Hostage Building

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK

Pictures have emerged of the building in the Mabera area of Sokoto, scene of the botched rescue attempt by British and Nigerian special forces, which ...

Italian President Calls British Raid 'Inexplicable Behaviour'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK

Giorgio Napolitano has questioned Britain's failure to inform Rome before embarking on the failed raid to free the hostages in Nigeria. The Italia...

Italian Politician Criticises Cameron Over Hostage Killings

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK

UPDATE: According to Reuters, the Italian President has described British action in the Nigerian hostage operation as "inexplicable behaviour". Rome h...

David Cameron's Full Statement

Posted 08.05.2012 | UK

David Cameron's statement in full: "The effort to free Chris McManus from the north west of England, and an Italian hostage was launched by Nigeria...

British Hostage Killed In Nigeria During Bungled Rescue Operation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK

A British man has been killed in Sokoto, Nigeria, during an attempted rescue operation after being taken hostage in the country last May. Chris McM...

Experts Join Costa Concordia Legal Probe

PA | Posted 04.03.2012 | UK

Experts have started reviewing the evidence into the Costa Concordia disaster, which left 32 people dead, marking the start of legal proceedings into ...

Berlusconi To Avoid Corruption Charge

Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK

Silvio Berlusconi has avoided a corruption charge in Italy because it expired under the statute of limitations. The case, which dates have to the 1...

Four More Bodies Found On Costa Concordia Wreckage

Posted 22.02.2012 | UK

Italian officials have said they have found four more bodies in the wreckage of the cruise liner, Costa Concordia. Thirty-two people are believed t...

Italian Prosecutors To Appeal Amanda Knox Murder Acquittal

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK

Italian prosecutors have appealed the decision to throw out Amanda Knox's murder conviction. Knox was acquitted of British teenager Meredith Kerche...

Capello - The Latest Victim of Britain's Difficult Relationship With Europe

Alex R. Bath | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK
Alex R. Bath

Poor Fabio Capello, he was fighting a losing battle. He started as an Italian and he left as an Italian. He never had a chance as long as he insisted on staying that way. It didn't matter if his appointment was a coup for the FA, or is he was the most qualified national team boss for a generation.

A Neapolitan Affair: Christophe Rousset and Cimarosa

Paul Guest | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home
Paul Guest

Christophe Rousset, born in 1961, is one of the worlds leading baroque conductors. Growing up in Aix-en-Provence he realised his talent as a harpsic...

When Venice Freezes Over: Italian Waterways Turn To Ice

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK

Venice’s famed waterways have fallen victim to the cold snap, with some canals freezing solid as temperatures dipped as low as -10C. The ferry ...

Our Top 5 Roadtrips

Black Tomato | Posted 01.04.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

On rare, but beautiful occasions an album of true road tripping calibre will fall in your lap. An album that just cries out to be driven to. With Bruc...

Syria: Gulf States, France and Italy Withdraw Ambassadors As Violence Worsens

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK

Gulf Arab states and the governments of France and Italy have withdrawn their ambassadors from Syria in protest as violence against civilians continue...

WATCH: 7-Year-Old Does Push-Ups On Glass Bottles

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 30.01.2012 | UK Comedy

Giuliano Stroe isn't your average 7-year-old boy. After, all how many kids of his age boast two Guinness world records? Not many, we're guessing. ...

'We May Have Schettino But You Have Auschwitz' Media Feud Between Italy And Germany Escalates

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse and Cosima Ungaro | Posted 28.01.2012 | UK

A row has broken out between Spiegel Online and Italian weekly Il Giornale after the German publication said "it was hardly surprising" that an Italia...

Two More Bodies Discovered In Costa Concordia Wreck

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 24.03.2012 | UK

Rescue workers have found the bodies of two more people killed in a cruise liner that crashed off the Tuscan coast. The discovery brings the total ...

Costa Concordia: Captain's Papers Retrieved From The Depths

PA | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK

Divers plumbing the capsized Costa Concordia's murky depths pulled out the body of a woman in a life vest and scuba-diving police retrieved a safe and...

The Week That Was: Tragedy and Shipwreck

Carla Buzasi | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

The world turned its attention to Italy once again this week, but for a change it wasn't the country's precarious finances or shady politics making headlines. On 13 January, as its passengers enjoyed dinner and drinks, the cruise ship Costa Concordia made its way past the Tuscan coast, sailing too close to a reef off the island of Giglio as it did so, scraping an ultimately disastrous gash in its side.