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Italian Serie A results and standings

(MENAFN – Saudi Press Agency) Results and standings Italian Serie A (kick-off times in GMT), according to dpa: Matchday 8: Saturday, October 25: FC Empoli 0 Cagliari 4 Parma 1 Sassuolo 3 Sampdoria 0 Roma 0 Sunday, October 26: Chievo Verona Genoa 1400 …
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The "Microsoft tax" on new PCs has come to an end in Italy

If you’ve ever bought a PC or laptop from a retailer, it most likely came with Windows pre-installed. This pre-installation of Windows isn’t free, however, and the manufacturer and retailer would incorporate it into the end-price of the computer. …

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British-Brazilian film ‘Trash’ wins top prize at Rome film fest

ROME – British director Stephen Daldry, of “Billy Elliot” and “The Reader” fame, won the Rome Film Festival’s top prize Saturday with his adventure thriller “Trash” set in Brazilian favelas. The film about children who …
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Italy protesters top one million in anti-job reform Rome rally: Organisers

ROME – Some one million Italians took to the streets of Rome on Saturday for a demonstration organised by Italy’s largest trade union to protest Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s plans to overhaul the labour market. As hundreds of thousands of …
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‘The Ice Forest’ (‘La foresta di ghiaccio’): Rome Review

With a premise revolving around a human-trafficking racket in a redneck-infested town, director Claudio Noce’s second feature film has more of a Hollywood than a European ring to it. And the Italian director seems to have milked its American likeness …

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Europe News

ECB faces test of its own as Europe braces for landmark banking review

By Laura Noonan and Eva Taylor FRANKFURT Sun Oct 26, 2014 3:20am GMT FRANKFURT (Reuters) – After putting the euro zone’s top 130 banks through their paces, the European Central Bank will face a test of its own on Sunday – will its landmark health …
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Ulster boss Doak accepts grim reality of European hopes 

Published 26/10/2014 | 02:30 Ulster’s chances of making it five years in succession to qualify for the knock-out stages of Europe took a nosedive yesterday when they were well beaten by champions Toulon in Kingspan Stadium. The 23-13 defeat leaves …
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£1.7billion bill: Now Gove accuses EU chief of deliberate sabotage, comparing demand to office pranks pulled by Clinton staff when handing over power to George W. Bush

Michael Gove blamed outgoing EU chief Jose Manuel Barroso for the bill  Described timing as the Commission are leaving as ‘most surprising’  Likened ‘sabotage’ to that of Bill Clinton’s staff before George W. Bush  Workers cut phone …
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Take control of our borders? Win the battle of the euro billions? Exploit Red Ed's dire weakness? An incendiary analysis of Cameron's options in the fallout of Ukips... Rochester apocalypse  

David Cameron’s best chance lies in the weakness of Ed Miliband  Words are no longer enough, only action will be taken seriously by voters  If Ukip triumphs it will be a Conservative Apocalypse  By Paul Goodman For Mail On Sunday Published: 17:53 EST, …
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Merkel scuppers PM's plans for new deal with EU: German Chancellor says she will not support Cameron's proposed migration reforms 

Chancellor says she agrees on tackling issues such as migrant benefits But Merkel is opposed to any fundamental change on make-up of Union Her stance scuppers Cameron’s plans for shake-up on migration rules Prime minister hoped to claw back control …
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US News

White House reviews auto safety agency

Concerned about safety lapses by the country’s top auto regulator, the Obama administration is undertaking a comprehensive review of the agency to determine if “we have the dial set correctly” on safety, a senior administration official with knowledge of …

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‘Cops didn’t enforce Supreme Court deadline on crackers’

The sky above Marine Drive lights up with fireworks as Mumbaikars celebrate Diwali — RJ The apparent success of a noise-free Diwali has been marred by allegations of Supreme Court guidelines violations this year. Anti-noise activists have claimed that the …
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Margaret Carlson / Palin’s sun is setting in Alaska

Alaska is known for having the economy of a petrostate, a far-flung citizenry, a large native population and unreliable polling. Oh, and Sarah Palin. A supernova, she exploded and dissolved as a vice presidential candidate, and she was a controversial …
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For U.S. Senate, disappointment vs. danger

Kay Hagan has been a disappointment to many voters who sent her to the U.S. Senate six years ago – and to this editorial board, which recommended her. She has done about the minimum you’d expect from a U.S. senator, with few if any notable legislative …
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Republicans poised to snatch US Senate in mid-terms

WASHINGTON: Republicans appear increasingly likely to win back the US Senate in Nov 4 mid-term elections, a move that would heap misery on President Barack Obama in his final two years in office. The more conservative of the main American parties already …
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Italian Business News

Business Calendar

Monday Business groups • The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus Rotary Club, 5-6 p.m., The Jacobs Institute, 875 Ellicott Street, 5th Floor. Information: bnmcrc2014@gmail.com. • Sales & Marketing Executives’ monthly dinner and networking meeting, 5:15 p.m …
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‘Italian Football in Danger of Dying’

  President of Juventus Andrea Agnelli. (EPA Photo/Alessandro Di Meo) Milan. Italian football will soon be dying if it does not overcome its deep-rooted structural problems, Juventus president Andrea Agnelli said on Friday. “We are in progressive decline …
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Morrissey criticises 'abysmal' Italian...

By David Renshaw , October 25, 2014 16:19 Singer recently performed in Milan and Rome Morrissey has criticised the “abysmal” quality of venues he has played in Italy as part of his current European tour. The singer recently performed in both …
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Classic Chianti - The Rodney Dangerfield Of Italian Wine

So why is Chianti so unappreciated? Including my pick of the ten best Chiantis. Tuscany, Italian wine region of Chianti (Photo credit: Wikipedia) A few years ago I was talking to the sommelier of a high-end Italian restaurant in New York, and he …
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Italian football in danger of dying, says Juventus president

Italian football will soon be dying if it does not overcome its deep-rooted structural problems, Juventus president Andrea Agnelli said on Friday. “We are in progressive decline,” he told a shareholders’ meeting in Turin. “Italian …
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Sports News

TV and radio listings: October 26

October 26 at 1:25 AM WORLD SERIES 8 p.m. Game 5: Kansas City at San Francisco » WTTG (Channel 5), WBFF (Channel 45), WTEM (980 AM) NFL 9:30 a.m. Detroit at Atlanta » WTTG (Channel 5), WBFF (Channel 45) 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cincinnati » WUSA (Channel 9), …
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Real Madrid beats Barca 3-1 in Suarez's debut

By The Associated Press Luis Suarez set up Neymar’s fourth-minute goal in the Uruguayan forward’s first competitive debut for Barcelona following a four-month biting ban, but Real Madrid rallied to beat Barcelona 3-1 Saturday night in the first …
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TV and radio listings: October 25

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Noon Texas at No.11 Kansas State » ESPN Noon Rutgers at No.16 Nebraska » ESPN2 Noon Maryland at Wisconsin » Big Ten Network Noon Minnesota at Illinois » ESPNU Noon Alabama-Birmingham at Arkansas » SEC Network Noon Memphis at Southern …
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Sports Shorts: Coric stuns Nadal in Basel, Federer advances

Borna Coric of Croatia is congratulated by Spain’s Rafael Nadal (right) after winning at the Swiss Indoors ATP tennis tournament in Basel on Friday. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters Croatian wunderkind Borna Coric offered emphatic proof of his …
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