Italy

Troubled France weakened ahead of Italy clash in Six Nations

PARIS: Italy might be seen as the perfect opponent for France to bounce back from their opening defeats in the Six Nations, but their lack of discipline, off the pitch this time, will make their task much harder as they trade in troubled waters. Several players were left out of the squad after ......

Football: Higuain, Bernardeschi blow for Juventus in bruising derby win

TURIN, Italy: Juventus top scorer Gonzalo Higuain suffered a sprained ankle while winger Federico Bernardeschi took a knock to his left knee in Sunday's (Feb 18) bruising 1-0 derby win over Torino. Argentinian striker Higuain suffered "a sprain and bruising of his left ankle," the team said, with ...

Tennis: Federer on top of the world and into Rotterdam final

ROTTERDAM: Roger Federer celebrated becoming the oldest man to reach the world number one ranking by making the Rotterdam Open final on Saturday (Feb 17) with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/3) victory over Italy's Andreas Seppi despite losing sleep watching early morning coverage of the Winter Olympics. The 36 ......

The Contradictions of Xi’s Belt and Road Initiative

At The Washington Post, Center for Strategic and International Studies fellow Jonathan E. Hillman looks at the contradictions between Xi Jinping’s domestic drive to reinforce government control, and his international ambition to broaden China’s global clout while simultaneously making Ch...

Football: Eriksen grabs Spurs draw to spoil Higuain show

TURIN, Italy: Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen pulled Tottenham back from the brink to hold Juventus 2-2 in Turin, spoiling what had looked set to be a Gonzalo Higuain one-man show in the Champions League last 16, first leg in Turin on Tuesday (Feb 13). Higuain had put Juventus - finalists twice ...