Free Press Journal
  • Astori died of natural causes

    Rome : Fiorentina’s captain Davide Astori died of natural causes, according to the district attorney of the northern Italian city of Udine, where the Serie A club had been holding their camp ahead of a league match.

  • Italy votes in uncertain polls stalked by populism

    Rome : Italy went to the polls on Sunday in one of the country’s most uncertain elections ever with far-right and populist parties expected to make major gains and Silvio Berlusconi set to play a leading role as voter turnout heads towards a new low.

  • Iran unrest start of a big movement: Ebadi

    Rome : The unrest in Iran is just “the beginning of a big movement” that could be more widespread than the demonstrations of 2009, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi said in an interview on Sunday.

  • Juventus beat Verona; Inter, Lazio play draw, Roma held

    Rome : Argentine forward Paulo Dybala signalled his return to form with a brace as Juventus defeated Hellas Verona 3-1 on a day Inter Milan and Lazio played a goalless draw and Roma were held 1-1 by Sassuolo in the Serie A.

  • Deepika makes first round exit in WC Final

    Rome : Four-time silver medallist Deepika Kumari was beaten by Tan Ya-ting in straight sets to make an embarrassing first round exit from the Archery World Cup Final.

  • Qatar to reject demands from Gulf states: FM

    Doha: Qatar is set to reject a set of demands issued by other Arab nations, according to statements made by the country’s foreign minister.

  • AS Roma part ways with coach

    Rome : AS Roma on Tuesday announced that head coach Luciano Spalletti has decided not to renew the contract with the capital football giants who qualified for the 2017-18 UEFA Champions League by finishing second in the Serie A.

  • Maria Sharapova wins opening match in Rome

    Rome : Maria Sharapova solidified her comeback to tennis as the former number one overcame a slow start to win her opening match at the Rome Masters, beating Christina McHale 6-4, 6-2.

  • Troubled EU renews vows at special summit in Rome

    Rome : European Union leaders renewed their vows at a special summit in Rome on Saturday, celebrating the troubled bloc’s 60th anniversary with a commitment to a common future without Britain.

  • Sharapova gets wildcard entry in Italian Open

    Rome : Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova has been given a wildcard to play in the Italian Open in May, organisers said on Wednesday.

  • Cardinals angered over Vatican McDonalds

    Rome : The new McVatican comes with a side order of outrage. Plans to open a McDonald’s next to Saint Peter’s Square in Rome have angered cardinals, including a group of the red-hatted “Princes of the Church” who live above the proposed site. “It’s a controversial, perverse decision to say the least,” Cardinal Elio Sgreccia said in an interview with La Repubblica daily.

  • Football for peace

    Rome : Football legend Diego Maradona was joined by other retired stars such as Ronaldinho, Cafu and Juan Sebastian Veron in a charity match for peace promoted by Pope Francis.

  • ‘Nice’ climate and location

    Rome : Italian striker Mario Balotelli revealed that he signed for French side Nice during the summer transfer window due to the climate of the city and its location, which were his primary reasons for choosing to join this Ligue 1 side.

  • ‘Just done with Italy’

    Rome: Veteran playmaker Andrea Pirlo on Sunday assured that the Italian football team does not need him and said he has done his job he needed to do for the national team.