Fencing’s Grand Prix series kicked off in Mexican resort of Cancun. Italy’s Luigi Samele faced Csanad Gemesi of Hungary in the semi-final of the men’s sabres.
Olympic champion Kjetil Jansrud produced a stunning performance to clinch the super-G in Val Gardena on Friday.
Rome (Italy) - Municipal authorities in Italy’s two biggest cities have come under judicial scrutiny amid corruption allegations. Raffaele Marra, an aide to Mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi, has been arrested on suspicion of fraud in relation to a property deal dating back to 2013.
Rome (Italy) - The ex-foreign minister has promised to push ahead with former leader Matteo Renzi’s reform drive, but one of his major tasks is the passing of a new electoral law. It must be agreed upon before national elections can be held. In a speech, Gentiloni said he would seek cross-party consensus on the law.
Milan (Italy) - Milan’s La Scala opera house has opened its new season with the original more brutal version of Puccini’s “Madame Butterfly”.
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) - An Italian tourist has been shot dead after mistakenly entering a hillside favela in Rio de Janeiro.
Rome (Italy) – Juventus wrapped up top spot in their Champions League group as second-half goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Daniele Rugani secured a 2-0 home victory over Dinamo Zagreb on Wednesday.