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Sampdoria and Genoa's Serie A games postponed after bridge collapse

Milan - Both Genoa clubs had requested that their opening games of the season be pushed back with Sampdoria due to host Fiorentina and Genoa playing at AC Milan on Sunday.

Italian bridge company under fire as rescuers toil for third day

Genoa - Italy's populist government intensified its attacks Thursday on the bridge operator it blames for the viaduct collapse that killed dozens of people in Genoa as rescuers picked through rubble on the third day of desperate efforts to find survivors.

Shattered lives after Genoa bridge tragedy

Genoa - When huge slabs of Genoa's most famous bridge suddenly crashed to the ground carrying cars and trucks with them, people living in the shadow of the crumbling structure thought they were in the grips of a natural disaster.

Genoa bridge collapse a disaster 'waiting to happen'

Rome - Genoa's Morandi motorway bridge, a 200-metre (650-foot) portion of which collapsed on Tuesday killing dozens of people, has been riddled with structural problems since its construction in the 1960s, which has led to expensive maintenance and severe cri...

The search for Genoa survivors amid thousands of tonnes of rubble

Genoa - Among giant slabs of the collapsed concrete bridge which once stretched above them, hundreds of Italian rescuers pull apart debris in search of survivors.

Former Cagliari keeper survives 'apocalyse' Genoa bridge collapse

Rome - A former goalkeeper for Italian Serie A club Cagliari survived the deadly collapse of a motorway viaduct in Genoa on Tuesday despite going down with the bridge in his car and finishing among the rubble.

Genoa bridge collapse: what we know

Genoa - Nearly 40 people died on Tuesday when a giant motorway bridge collapsed in Genoa in northwestern Italy, with the death toll expected to mount further.

Floodlight search for survivors after deadly Italy bridge collapse

Genoa - Italian rescuers searched through the night Wednesday for any survivors under the shattered remains of a motorway bridge in Genoa as investigators probed what could have caused such a catastrophic collapse.

Italy minister fears 'immense tragedy' after Genoa bridge collapse

Rome - Italy's transport and infrastructure minister said Tuesday that he fears the collapse of a bridge in Genoa could be an "immense tragedy" as local media report 11 dead.

European countries reach deal to share Aquarius migrants

Rome - Five European countries on Tuesday offered to take in the 141 migrants marooned on board the Aquarius rescue vessel after it was given permission to dock in Malta, resolving a new standoff over the charity ship.

Expectant Juventus fans await first glimpse of megastar Ronaldo

Villar Perosa - Juventus fans will get their first look at superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in the famous black and white stripes when he makes his debut on Sunday in an intimate alpine setting.

Aquarius 'resumes migrant rescues off Libya'

Rome - Two French groups operating the rescue ship Aquarius said Saturday it was back in Libyan coastal waters for the first time since triggering a diplomatic row over migration in June.

Vaccine row erupts in Italy as populist govt seeks to ease rules

Rome - A row is erupting over vaccines in Italy as the country's new populist government fights to roll back a law that bans children from attending school if they haven't received a series of jabs.

West Nile fever outbreak claims three lives in northeast Italy

Rome - An outbreak of West Nile virus, which is spread by mosquitoes, has left three people dead in northeast Italy in recent days, the local health authority said Friday.

Farm workers protest in Italy after migrant crash deaths

Foggia - Hundreds of mostly African farm labourers downed tools Wednesday and marched from fields in southern Italy chanting "we are not slaves", protesting at conditions for tomato pickers after 16 migrant workers died in two road crashes.

Italy's Salvini declares war on mafia after migrant worker deaths

Foggia - Italy's hardline Interior Minister Matteo Salvini on Tuesday declared war on mafia networks exploiting foreign agricultural workers after 16 died in two crashes in the country's south.

Italian govt flexes muscles with flagship labour law approval

Rome - The Italian parliament approved Tuesday a flagship employment law that the new populist government hopes will encourage employment in a stagnant economy beset with joblessness.

Tanker truck driver dies in Bologna motorway inferno

Rome - The driver of a tanker truck that exploded sending a fireball across a busy motorway in Bologna was killed in the crash and 145 others injured, the Italian government said Tuesday.

16 foreign farm labourers killed in two crashes in Italy

Rome - Sixteen foreign agricultural workers died in two separate crashes within the space of 48 hours in southern Italy, prompting the government on Monday to respond to the plight of tomato pickers during harvest season.

Tanker truck explodes sending deadly fireball across Italy motorway

Rome - At least one person was killed and more than 60 others injured Monday when a tanker truck crashed into a lorry and exploded, sending a fireball across a busy motorway in the northern Italian city of Bologna.
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