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Germany 3-0 Slovakia

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 18:49
related countries: Germany Germany, Slovakia Slovakia, Spain Spain

World champions Germany overwhelm Slovakia in Lille to set up a Euro 2016 quarter-final against Italy or Spain.
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Italian mafia boss caught after 20 years on run

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 14:29

One of Italy's most wanted mafia bosses is caught after 20 years on the run, with the authorities finding him asleep in his bed.
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Migrant crisis: 4,500 rescued in Mediterranean in one day

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 19:35

The Italian navy and coastguard say they have rescued about 4,500 migrants from dozens of small boats in the Mediterranean during the course of Thursday.
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The language of watermelon tapping

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 0:40
related countries: China China

An Italian supermarket causes a social media storm in China by urging customers not to knock watermelons to test their ripeness.
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Late goal sees Republic of Ireland advance

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 21:44
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Sweden Sweden

The Republic of Ireland will play hosts France in the last 16 of Euro 2016 after Robbie Brady heads a late winner against Italy.
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Croatia condemn Spain to Italy last-16 tie

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 22:11
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Spain Spain

Spain will play Italy in the last 16 of Euro 2016 after a late Croatia winner condemned them to second in Group D.
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Tricky task for Rome's first female mayor

Monday, June 20th 2016, 13:11
related places: Rome

Virginia Raggi has been elected Rome's first female mayor, taking 67% of the vote and promising a clean up.
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Italy elections: Big wins for Five Star protest party

Monday, June 20th 2016, 9:49
related places: Rome

The anti-establishment Five Star Movement wins key mayoral races in the capital, Rome, and Turin, cementing its role in Italian politics.
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Rome: What's at stake in Italian capital's mayoral vote?

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 10:45
related places: Rome

BBC News examines what is at stake in Sunday's run-off mayoral election in the Italian capital of Rome.
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Italy: Christo 'walk on water' project opens on Lake Iseo

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 18:06

Thousands of people try out the latest installation by conceptual artist Christo - a 3km (1.9 mile) walkway on water in northern Italy.
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Italy's Berlusconi recovering from four-hour heart surgery

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 14:07

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is recovering after a four-hour operation to replace a defective heart valve.
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Italian paper criticised for Mein Kampf giveaway

Saturday, June 11th 2016, 18:04

An Italian newspaper has come under fire for offering free copies of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf with one of its paid supplements.
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Migrant crisis: 'People-smuggler' says he is wrong man

Friday, June 10th 2016, 12:50

A man extradited to Italy accused of being a top people-smuggler tells police his arrest was a case of mistaken identity.
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Italy politics: Silvio Berlusconi to have heart surgery

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 17:08

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is to have heart surgery after an attack that could have killed him, his doctor says.
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Europe migrant crisis: Doubt cast on identity of 'smuggler' extradited to Italy

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 15:43

Italy is checking the identity of a suspect extradited from Sudan in a high-profile operation against people-smuggling, amid fears he is the wrong man.
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Does police footage show the 'wrong man'?

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 14:36

Friends of a man extradited to Italy on Tuesday on people smuggling charges say police have the wrong man.
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Suspect extradited for people smuggling 'is wrong man'

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 9:56
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

Friends of an Eritrean man extradited to Italy on people smuggling charges say police have arrested the wrong man.
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Extradited smuggling suspect 'wrong man'

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 4:20
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

Friends of an Eritrean man extradited to Italy on people smuggling charges say police have arrested the wrong man.
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CIA agent faces extradition to Italy

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 16:59
related countries: Portugal Portugal

A former CIA agent says she expects to be extradited from Portugal to Italy imminently for her alleged role in a 2003 terror suspect kidnapping.
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People-smuggling 'kingpin' extradited

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 13:33
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, Sudan Sudan

An Eritrean man thought to be at the heart of the operation to smuggle migrants from Africa to Europe is extradited from Sudan to Italy, prosecutors say.
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Global origins of local food favourites

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 7:53
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Italy's tomatoes and Thailand's potent chillies, although closely associated with these nations, have their historical roots elsewhere, a study reveals.
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Berlusconi in hospital for heart problem

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 9:39

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been taken to hospital with a heart problem, according to a spokeswoman for his party.
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Five Star protest party ahead in Rome

Monday, June 6th 2016, 8:49
related places: Rome

The anti-establishment Five Star Movement takes a strong lead in Rome's mayoral race, in a blow to Italy's governing centre-left party.
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Italy elections: When in Rome shake up the politics

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 23:54
related places: Rome

Rome's woes dominate Italian local elections
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Concordia skipper's sentence upheld

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 19:24

An Italian appeals court upholds the 16-year sentence given to the captain of the Costa Concordia which capsized in 2012, killing 32 people.
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Migrants rescued on Greece-Italy route

Monday, May 30th 2016, 18:03
related countries: Greece Greece

Rescuers pick up 29 migrants at sea off Greece's western island of Lefkada as they headed for Italy, raising concerns about a new smuggling route.
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VIDEO: Footage of migrant boat capsize released

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 17:44

The Italian navy has released footage of a migrant boat that capsized on Wednesday.
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Orphan who moved Italy starts new life

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 14:51
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Nigerian baby girl who survived a shipwreck in the Mediterranean goes to a foster family in Sicily, after touching Italian hearts.
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Migrant boat capsize caught on camera

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 21:04

The deadly capsizing of a migrant boat in the Mediterranean is caught on camera by the Italian navy as it rescues 550 people.
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Italy protest over 'mafia exam rigging'

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 15:46
related places: Rome

Protests are held in Rome after it emerged that Italy's mafia may have organised large-scale cheating during an entry exam for prison guards.
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Knox sues Italy for murder case 'abuse'

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 15:57

The European Court of Human Rights allows Amanda Knox to make a legal complaint against Italy's investigation of the murder of Meredith Kercher.
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Rome metro dig unearths Roman barracks

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 9:58
related places: Rome

Excavation work for a new metro line in Rome unearths a huge army barracks from the reign of Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd Century AD.
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Banksy art to go on display in Rome

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 9:50
related places: Rome

Artworks by street artist Banksy from international private collections are to go on display in Rome.
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Italy birth rate forces benefits review

Sunday, May 15th 2016, 15:16

Italy's health minister outlines plans to double child benefit payments in attempt to combat an "apocalyptic" decline in country's birth rate.
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Top Italian fertility doctor arrested

Saturday, May 14th 2016, 17:47
related places: Milan

Controversial Italian fertility doctor Severino Antinori is arrested after a woman said he had forcibly removed eggs from her at his Milan clinic.
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VIDEO: Water cannon used at Rome protest

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 22:33
related places: Rome

Police in Rome dispersed a crowd of housing activists with water cannons, leaving some protesters to protect themselves with an inflatable boat.
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VIDEO: Rescued migrants 'lined up' on war ship

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 15:26

The BBC's Christian Fraser reports from the Mediterranean, where rescued migrants are lined up aboard an Italian war ship.
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VIDEO: Stolen paintings 'found in plastic bags'

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 7:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukrainian authorities say they have recovered 17 paintings - worth more than €17m (£13m; $18m) - that were stolen from an Italian museum in 2015.
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Ukraine recovers stolen masterpieces

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 0:32
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine says it has recovered 17 paintings - including works by Tintoretto and Rubens - stolen from an Italian museum and worth more than €16m (£13m; $18m).
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Italian MPs back same-sex unions

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 16:04

Italy's parliament paves the way for same-sex civil unions in a vote of confidence for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
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Afghans held in Italy 'targeted London'

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 11:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bari

Police in Bari, southern Italy, arrest two Afghans suspected of plotting jihadist attacks in Italy, France and the UK.
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Gucci sorry for funeral fakes warning

Friday, May 6th 2016, 8:38
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Italian luxury goods maker Gucci apologises for sending warning letters to Hong Kong shops selling paper versions of its products as offerings to the dead.
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VIDEO: Rome revels in Ranieri's Leicester triumph

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 14:16
related places: Ranieri, Rome

Rome, the hometown of Premier League-winning manager Claudio Ranieri, is also claiming Leicester City's unlikely triumph as its own.
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Italian food theft ruled 'not a crime'

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 10:59

A homeless man did not commit a crime when he stole small quantities of food, an Italian court rules, because he clearly acted out of need.
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Chinese police to patrol Rome and Milan

Tuesday, May 3rd 2016, 1:52
related countries: China China
related places: Milan, Rome

Four Chinese police officers are to conduct trial patrols with Italian police in Rome and Milan to help Chinese feel safer.
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Scores missing after migrant boat sinks

Saturday, April 30th 2016, 19:33
related countries: Libya Libya

Eighty-four migrants are missing after their inflatable dinghy sank off the Libyan coast, the International Organization for Migration says.
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Concordia skipper's appeal to begin

Thursday, April 28th 2016, 7:12

An appeals trial is beginning in Italy of captain Francesco Schettino, who has been given 16 years in jail for the 2012 Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster.
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Austria passes tough new asylum law

Wednesday, April 27th 2016, 15:36
related countries: Austria Austria

The Austrian parliament passes a controversial new law restricting asylum rights and allowing most claimants to be rejected directly at the border.
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Migrant surge to Italy 'to continue'

Friday, April 15th 2016, 11:36

A massive recent surge in migrants travelling to Italy by sea is set to continue, the International Organization for Migration warns.
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Leonardo da Vinci's 'relatives' named

Friday, April 15th 2016, 9:25
related places: Vinci

Italian researchers say they have identified 35 living people, including director Franco Zeffirelli, who are related to Leonardo da Vinci.
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VIDEO: Europe's migration crisis grows again

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 21:40

Almost 19,000 migrants have reached Italy by sea in the three months to the end of March, nearly double the number for the same period last year.
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Libya migrant build-up alarms EU

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 16:54
related countries: Libya Libya

The number of would-be migrants in Libya is alarming, according to the EU, as Italy rescues 4,000 from the Mediterranean in two days.
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Egypt's Sisi hits back at criticism

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 14:43
related countries: Egypt Egypt, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Egypt's President Sisi hits back at criticism over the decision to hand two islands to Saudi Arabia and over the investigation into an Italian student's murder.
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'Lost Caravaggio' found in French loft

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 13:29
related countries: France France
related places: Caravaggio

A painting that may be by the Italian master Caravaggio and worth £94m is found in the loft of a house in southern France.
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Italy sets up bank rescue fund

Monday, April 11th 2016, 22:31

Italy's financial industry has agreed a government-backed plan to set up a rescue fund to help weaker banks.
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Egypt denies Italian request in probe

Saturday, April 9th 2016, 21:01
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Egypt rejects Italy's request for phone records relating to the death of Italian student Giulio Regeni in Cairo earlier this year.
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Italy recalls Egypt envoy over murder

Friday, April 8th 2016, 19:23
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Italy recalls its ambassador to Egypt for consultations over the murder of Italian student Giulio Regeni in Cairo.
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Mafia boss's son's interview sparks fury

Thursday, April 7th 2016, 15:16

There has been outrage in Italy after state television interviewed Giuseppe Salvatore Riina, a convicted mobster and son of a notorious Mafia boss.
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Egypt to share student murder findings

Wednesday, April 6th 2016, 23:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo, Rome

Egyptian officials are to brief Italian counterparts in Rome on progress in an investigation into the brutal Cairo murder of student Giulio Regeni.
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Dung clue to Hannibal's Alpine crossing

Tuesday, April 5th 2016, 11:48
related places: Rome

Scientists may be closer to revealing the route taken by Hannibal as he crossed to Alps to attack ancient Rome.
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