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Italy bridge: State of emergency follows Genoa disaster

Wednesday, August 15th 2018, 17:55

Italy's prime minister says it will last 12 months, and promises €5m to the Liguria region.
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Italy bridge: Dozens feared dead in Genoa as motorway collapses

Tuesday, August 14th 2018, 20:39
related places: Genoa

A big section of motorway plunges to the ground in Genoa taking many vehicles with it.
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Body of one of Italian Mont Blanc climbing trio found

Friday, August 10th 2018, 18:17

Rescuers find the remains of Luca Lombardini, 31, but his fiancée and brother are still missing.
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Why an Italian village began a worldly wedding show

Thursday, August 9th 2018, 23:11

Locals have embraced migrant communities, with an annual wedding dress fashion show.
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Migrant farmers strike in Italy after 16 road deaths

Wednesday, August 8th 2018, 16:02

Labourers down tools shouting "we are not slaves" days after two crashes killed 16 migrant workers.
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Bologna crash: Tanker truck fireball kills two and injures dozens

Monday, August 6th 2018, 17:52
related places: Bologna

Dozens more are injured as a truck collides with a lorry on a motorway bridge, triggering an explosion.
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Italy road crash near Foggia kills 12 African farm labourers

Monday, August 6th 2018, 16:57
related places: Foggia

A van packed with farm labourers collided head-on with a lorry in southern Italy.
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Bologna tanker truck explosion leaves two dead

Monday, August 6th 2018, 16:18

Two trucks collided on a motorway in northern Italy, causing a fire that killed at least two people.
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Matteo Salvini: Can Italy trust this man?

Sunday, August 5th 2018, 0:09

How Matteo Salvini channelled Italy's worst fears to become its most powerful man.
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Andrea Bocelli to perform for Pope at Dublin event

Friday, August 3rd 2018, 21:10
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

The world-renowned Italian tenor will sing at a concert during Pope Francis's two-day visit to Ireland.
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Daisy Osakue: Turin youths held over egg attack

Friday, August 3rd 2018, 10:00
related places: Turin

Daisy Osakue suffered an eye injury when eggs were thrown at her from a car.
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Italian athlete Osakue fears climate of violence after attack

Tuesday, July 31st 2018, 12:06

Daisy Osakue suffered an eye injury in an attack she believes was racially motivated.
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French skier who disappeared in Italy in 1954 is finally identified

Sunday, July 29th 2018, 20:07
related countries: France France

Henri Le Masne, who disappeared in a storm while skiing in Italy, is identified with Facebook help.
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Italy police clear big Roma camp in capital

Thursday, July 26th 2018, 13:23
related places: Roma, Rome

The mass eviction from a camp in Rome contravenes a European Court stop order.
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Migrant crisis: Italy to accept arrivals until deal reached

Monday, July 23rd 2018, 22:37

FM Enzo Moavero Milanesi says Italy will accept ships until the EU agrees a migration deal.
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The mafia murders that brought down Slovakia's government

Saturday, July 21st 2018, 23:29
related countries: Slovakia Slovakia

Before his death, Jan Kuciak uncovered the presence of an Italian organised crime group in Slovakia.
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Migrant crisis: Italy and NGO in row over migrant deaths

Wednesday, July 18th 2018, 13:10
related countries: Libya Libya, Spain Spain

Spanish rescuers say Italy and Libya's coastguard "abandoned" a woman and child found dead at sea.
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Fiat workers strike over Ronaldo signing

Thursday, July 12th 2018, 11:57

Workers at a plant in Italy are to strike after Fiat's owner decided to pay €112m for the footballer.
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German minister jokes as Afghan migrants deported

Tuesday, July 10th 2018, 16:37

German Interior Minister Seehofer quips that 69 Afghans were deported on his 69th birthday.
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George Clooney injured in Italian motorbike crash

Tuesday, July 10th 2018, 15:59

A representative for the actor said he was "recovering at his home" in Sardinia "and will be fine".
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Artefacts worth €40m recovered in raids across Europe

Wednesday, July 4th 2018, 18:03
related countries: Spain Spain, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Police swoop on dozens of properties in Italy, Spain, Germany and the UK after a four-year probe.
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Migrant crisis: Italy minister Salvini closes ports to NGO boats

Saturday, June 30th 2018, 15:33

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini says migrants saved by NGO boats will not be allowed into Italy.
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'Treated like dogs': Italy's Roma minority on society's fringe

Friday, June 29th 2018, 0:38
related places: Roma

Roma are feeling under attack after the interior minister suggested they be subjected to a census.
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Five EU crises (and Brexit)

Thursday, June 28th 2018, 0:11
related countries: France France, Germany Germany, Hungary Hungary, Spain Spain
related places: Berlin, Budapest, Paris, Rome

Assessing the mood in Berlin, Paris, Rome, Madrid and Budapest ahead of this week's get-together.
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Europe migrants: Italy warns Schengen is 'at risk'

Sunday, June 24th 2018, 18:55

Italy, which refused to accept two rescue ships, says migration puts the Schengen zone at risk.
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Italy migrant row: Malta defiant over stranded rescue boat

Saturday, June 23rd 2018, 15:29
related countries: Malta Malta

Malta says it will not be dictated to after Italy called on it to accept migrant rescue ship Lifeline.
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The Aquarius: Migrant taxi service or charitable rescuers?

Saturday, June 23rd 2018, 0:12

The BBC's Gavin Lee sails with the crew of a ship accused by Italy of encouraging illegal migration.
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Italy migrant row: 'Inhumane' Malta refuses rescue ship

Friday, June 22nd 2018, 21:03
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Italy had urged Malta to open its ports and called the island's decision "inhumane' and 'absurd".
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Italy warns EU partners on migrant deal ahead of summit

Thursday, June 21st 2018, 17:53

Curbing the boatloads of Mediterranean migrants is the priority, Italy tells EU partners.
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Italy migrants: Benetton criticised over ad campaign

Wednesday, June 20th 2018, 11:05

The Italian clothing firm is condemned for using images of migrants rescued at sea.
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Italian populist Salvini sparks row over counting Roma

Tuesday, June 19th 2018, 20:48
related places: Roma

Matteo Salvini calls for a census of the Roma community but government allies say it is illegal.
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Aquarius: Migrant ship arrives in Spain

Sunday, June 17th 2018, 13:05
related countries: Malta Malta, Spain Spain
related places: Valencia

The Aquarius was previously refused entry by Italy and Malta. Its passengers landed in the Port of Valencia after over a week at sea.
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Aquarius in Valencia: Spain welcomes migrants from disputed ship

Sunday, June 17th 2018, 12:09
related countries: Malta Malta

More than 600 migrants who were turned away by Italy and Malta are arriving in Valencia.
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Italy migrants: Who is responsible for helping out at sea?

Sunday, June 17th 2018, 0:27

Italy's refusal to allow a migrant vessel to dock raises issues about who is responsible for helping those stranded at sea.
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Spain 'accepts French offer' to receive migrants aboard Aquarius

Saturday, June 16th 2018, 14:52
related countries: France France, Spain Spain

Some 630 migrants aboard the Aquarius ship are due to land in Spain after being turned away by Italy.
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Macron and Italian PM Conte back EU 'asylum centres' in African nations

Friday, June 15th 2018, 15:57
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

After a diplomatic row, French and Italian leaders propose new EU asylum processing centres in Africa.
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Migrant ship row: Italy-France ministers' meeting postponed

Wednesday, June 13th 2018, 18:19

Italy postpones a ministerial meeting amid a diplomatic spat over a migrant rescue vessel.
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Jobless young Italians abandon charms of south

Saturday, June 9th 2018, 3:29

Basilicata in southern Italy is blessed with beautiful scenery but young jobseekers are leaving.
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Italy minister urges end to Sicily 'refugee camp'

Sunday, June 3rd 2018, 16:44

Italy's new interior minister pushes his tough line on immigration on a visit to southern ports.
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Italy government: Leaders talk amid political crisis

Wednesday, May 30th 2018, 12:36

There is still no government three months after elections and a new poll might be on the cards.
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Italy government: Leaders talk amid political crisis

Wednesday, May 30th 2018, 9:24

Italy's president and prime minister-designate may find their only realistic option is new elections.
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Italy political crisis hits financial markets

Tuesday, May 29th 2018, 21:15

Fears over political unrest in Italy spread to Wall Street after Europe's main markets close lower.
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Italy crisis: Call to impeach president after candidate vetoed

Monday, May 28th 2018, 6:49

Sergio Mattarella is under fire from Italy's two populist parties after coalition efforts collapse.
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Italy student flies home from Pakistan after forced abortion

Thursday, May 24th 2018, 11:22
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

The woman named Farah was rescued after accusing her family of luring her from Italy to Pakistan.
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Italy election: Populist PM candidate Conte faces CV scrutiny

Tuesday, May 22nd 2018, 20:05

Giuseppe Conte, 54, is accused of embellishing his academic record on his official CV.
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All Chile's 34 bishops offer resignation to Pope over sex abuse scandals

Friday, May 18th 2018, 16:18
related places: Rome

They asked for forgiveness from victims of clerical sex abuse after meeting the Pope in Rome.
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Italy populist government pact: What you should know

Friday, May 18th 2018, 15:41

Anti-establishment Five Star and the League have a plan for governing but no PM yet.
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Italy anti-abortion posters spark outcry in Rome

Tuesday, May 15th 2018, 10:43
related places: Rome

A campaign labelling abortion as the "prime cause of femicide" prompts calls for the mayor to intervene.
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Silvio Berlusconi: Ban on former PM holding office scrapped

Saturday, May 12th 2018, 11:29

The former Italian PM had been barred from holding public office over a tax fraud sentence.
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Italy girl, 6, calls police for help: 'He's beating my mum'

Friday, May 11th 2018, 9:26

Neighbours looked on, Italian police said, as the child called them to arrest her mother's partner.
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Why Italy is still searching for a leader two months after elections

Tuesday, May 8th 2018, 23:49

Italy's political system is stuck and the president has failed to persuade party leaders to agree a coalition.
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Grenfell fire: Italian couple transformed into fairy tale heroes

Tuesday, May 8th 2018, 23:49

An Italian couple who died in the Grenfell Tower fire become heroes in a new story book.
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Why do Rome's buses keep catching fire?

Tuesday, May 8th 2018, 16:16
related places: Rome

It is the ninth bus to burst into flames this year and angry Romans blame the transport company.
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Rare brown bear dies in Italy capture operation

Saturday, April 21st 2018, 8:13

The endangered animal died in Italy during an attempt to fit him with a collar to track movements.
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Lesbian mums can't register baby in Italy

Thursday, April 19th 2018, 12:31
related places: Turin

Officials in Turin say they won't register a boy born to a Turin councillor by artificial insemination.
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Wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino dies at age 82

Wednesday, April 18th 2018, 20:42
related countries: United States United States

The Italian-American wrestler held the WWE championship for 11 years, longer than anyone else.
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Music by Nazi death camp prisoners played for first time

Monday, April 16th 2018, 13:35
related countries: Israel Israel

The songs were collected over decades by an Italian composer and performed at a concert in Israel.
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Italian film-maker Vittorio Taviani dies

Sunday, April 15th 2018, 12:37

Alongside his brother, Vittorio Taviani became one of Italy's best-known directors over decades.
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#ItaliaLovesMichaelOliver - Italian fans back English referee after wife abused on Twitter

Friday, April 13th 2018, 11:21

Using the hashtag #ItaliaLovesMichaelOliver, Italian football fans have shown their support for English referee Michael Oliver.
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Iranian TV censors Italian football badge

Thursday, April 5th 2018, 11:01
related countries: Iran Iran

Viewers note state broadcaster blurred wolf's teats on AS Roma logo
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Pope Francis baptises Italy's 'migrant hero' at Easter service

Sunday, April 1st 2018, 3:30
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Nigerian man who stopped a supermarket thief armed with a cleaver is baptised by the Pope.
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French armed officers spark Italy migrant row

Saturday, March 31st 2018, 18:55
related countries: France France

Italy reacts angrily as officers enter a migrant clinic and force an individual to take a urine test.
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Vatican: Pope did not say there is no hell

Friday, March 30th 2018, 13:28

A top Italian daily did not accurately quote Pope Francis, the Vatican says.
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