Lorenzo wins at Mugello

MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo claimed his second second victory of the season in the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello, moving him up to second in the championship.

Lorenzo victorious in Italy

Jorge Lorenzo was a comfortable winner at Mugello in Italy to increase his lead at the top of the MotoGP standings. The Spaniard passed polesitter Dani Pedrosa at the first turn and was never really threatened as he recorded his fifth win of the season.

Spain salvage draw against Italy

First match of Euro 2012 for Spain and Iker Casillas pulled off a series of fine saves to keep the scores level until the 60th minute when Antonio di Natale deservedly put the Italians ahead.

More downgrades on the horizon

Spain and Italy have been warned to brace for a debt downgrade after a leading rating agency concluded that a ‘comprehensive solution to the eurozone crisis is technically and politically beyond reach’.

Is the euro set to continue weakening?

Peter Lavelle at currency broker Pure FX 16.11.2011 The euro has weakened in the past week, as concerns that Italy cannot cut its huge debt prompt investors to flee to havens including the pound. Is this trend set to continue? 

Spain 1-2 Italy

Spain lost 1-2 to Italy in a friendly international on Wednesday night. Montolivo opened the scoring after fifteen minutes but Spain were back on level terms just before the break when Xabi Alonso scored from the penalty spot after Llorente was impeded in the area. However, Aquilani sealed victory for Italy with just six minutes remaining.

Dogs ‘rescued’ from their ‘saviours’

Seprona is investigating the transportation of dogs from Cádiz to Italy and on Saturday they intercepted a van full of animals being kept without food or water and for which there was no documentation.

Berlusconi indicted

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been indicted to stand trial on charges of paying for sex with an under-age prostitute and the abuse of power when, in an unrelated case, he called the police to seek her release from custody.

Italy find iPhone application ‘offensive’

Italy’s Minister of Tourism is demanding that Apple remove one of the applications from its online store as it is deemed to be ‘offensive’ and ‘unacceptable’. The application, for iPhones, iPads etc, is a travel guide called ‘What Country?’ and it characterises each country with words and images.