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We have started to collect the most important news related to Italy in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Morricone regrets Eastwood rejection

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 17:03

Renowned Italian film composer Ennio Morricone tells the BBC's Will Gompertz that he regrets turning down the chance to compose music for Clint Eastwood.
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Italian film star Lisi dies aged 78

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 14:44

Italian screen actress Virna Lisi, famed in the 1960s for appearing opposite stars including Frank Sinatra, dies at the age of 78.
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Couples tango for Pope in Rome

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 16:07
related places: Rome

Hundreds of couples dance a mass tango in Rome's St Peter's Square in honour of Pope Francis' 78th birthday.
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VIDEO: Mass tango for Pope's birthday

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 14:25
related places: Rome

Hundreds of mainly elderly couples have performed a Tango in St Peter's Square in Rome to mark the seventy-eighth birthday of Pope Francis.
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Italy marines' travel appeals denied

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 10:40
related countries: India India

India's Supreme Court denies travel appeals of the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012.
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Rome's 2024 Olympic bid confirmed

Monday, December 15th 2014, 13:26
related places: Rome

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi confirms that Rome will enter a bid to host the 2024 summer Olympic Games.
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Russia and US discuss Middle East

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 22:41
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Rome

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Rome on the eve of talks with the Israeli prime minister.
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Pope declines Dalai Lama meeting

Friday, December 12th 2014, 21:17
related countries: China China
related places: Rome

Pope Francis declines to meet exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Rome, as the Vatican seeks to improve ties with China.
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Langridge & Ellis win Italian title

Friday, December 12th 2014, 17:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis win badminton men's doubles at the Italian International to claim their first title.
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Italy strikes over labour reforms

Friday, December 12th 2014, 17:08

A general strike halts transport and other public services across Italy, in a challenge to Prime Minister Renzi's labour market reforms.
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Renzi in fight against job barriers

Friday, December 12th 2014, 1:54

Italian push for flexible labour market triggers backlash
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Scuffles over cuts outside La Scala

Monday, December 8th 2014, 3:21
related places: La Scala, Milan

Protesters rallied near Italy's famous La Scala opera house in Milan to demonstrate against labour market reforms and austerity measures.
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Migrants die in Mediterranean boat

Friday, December 5th 2014, 13:37

Seventeen migrants have died while attempting to cross the Mediterranean in a small inflatable boat, the Italian navy says.
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Record £30m sale for Turner artwork

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 1:50
related places: Rome

Turner's Rome, From Mount Aventine sells at Sotheby's for £30.3m - the highest amount ever paid for a work by the artist.
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'No evidence' flu drug caused deaths

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 18:37
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A flu vaccine made by Swiss firm Novartis has been ruled safe, after it was suspended by Italy over safety concerns.
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Rome ex-mayor probed in Mafia case

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 13:58
related places: Rome

Italian police arrest 37 people and search the home of Rome's former mayor Gianni Alemanno in a major anti-Mafia operation.
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Italy suspends flu drug over deaths

Friday, November 28th 2014, 10:41
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Italy suspends the use of two batches of a flu vaccine made by Swiss firm Novartis after four people died within 48 hours of receiving the drug.
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VIDEO: African-European talks on migration

Friday, November 28th 2014, 8:13
related places: Rome

European and African ministers have been meeting in Rome to discuss ways to deal with heavy migration between the two continents.
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Italian doctor catches Ebola virus

Monday, November 24th 2014, 16:46
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: Rome

An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola while working for a charity in Sierra Leone is being flown back to Rome for treatment, officials say.
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VIDEO: First Italian woman arrives at ISS

Monday, November 24th 2014, 6:50

Italy's first female astronaut has arrived at the International Space Station.
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Venice considers wheeled luggage ban

Friday, November 21st 2014, 17:42
related places: Venice

The Italian city of Venice is considering a ban on noisy wheeled suitcases amid concerns they are keeping locals awake at night.
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Vettel joins Ferrari as Alonso exits

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 10:03
related places: Ferrari

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel joins Ferrari on a three-year deal as Fernando Alonso leaves the Italian team.
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VIDEO: Catholics 'de-baptise' to hit Vatican

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 6:44

Relations between the Church and State have always been a thorny issue in Italian politics - and they have not got any easier during the economic slowdown.
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Jobs saved at Rome's opera house

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 14:09
related places: Opera, Rome

Rome's troubled Opera house announces nearly 200 jobs have been saved after it signed a deal with trade unions.
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Uefa charges Croatia and Italy

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 21:59

Uefa starts disciplinary action against Croatia and Italy following trouble during the Euro 2016 qualifier between the sides.
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Italian police film mafia initiation

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 16:11

Anti-mafia police reveal unprecedented footage of a mafia initiation as they arrest 40 people in raids in northern Italy.
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VIDEO: Mudslide kills teenager and grandfather

Monday, November 17th 2014, 18:22

A teenager and her grandfather have been killed by a mudslide in northern Italy.
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Mudslides hit Switzerland and Italy

Monday, November 17th 2014, 4:42
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

At least four people are killed when landslides engulf homes in southern Switzerland and northern Italy following days of torrential rain.
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VIDEO: Fatal landslides as storms hit Europe

Monday, November 17th 2014, 3:38
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Storms and heavy rains batter parts of Italy and Switzerland, causing a number of fatalities.
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Italy 1-1 Croatia

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 22:53
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Flares and crowd disturbances force stoppages in play during Sunday's Euro 2016 qualifier between Italy and Croatia.
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VIDEO: Hunt for needle in haystack 'is art'

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 18:30
related countries: France France, Japan Japan
related places: Loisy, Paris, Tokyo

Palais de Tokyo director Jean de Loisy explains why Italian performance artist Sven Sachsalber is trying to find a needle in a pile of hay in a contemporary art gallery in Paris.
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Artist hunting needle in haystack

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 11:28
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The Italian artist Sven Sachsalber is spending 48 hours searching for a needle in a pile of hay at a museum in Paris.
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Italian Eurosceptic seeks euro vote

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 9:43

Eurosceptic Grillo seeks anti-euro referendum
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L'Aquila quake verdicts quashed

Monday, November 10th 2014, 20:24

A group of Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter for failing to predict a deadly earthquake in 2009 have had the verdict quashed.
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VIDEO: Twin waterspouts form off Liguria

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 10:14

Footage has emerged of the moment two waterspouts appeared simultaneously off the coast of Liguria, Italy,
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Saving one of Italy's oldest cities from crumbling away

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 0:53

Can one of Italy's oldest cities be saved?
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VIDEO: Firecrackers thrown in Naples protest

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 16:54
related places: Naples

Five policemen and a cameraman were injured when demonstrators and officers clashed during a protest in Naples, Italy, on Saturday.
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Sexism row over Italy ice cream photo

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 14:32

Sexism row over Italian minister photo
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EU's Juncker attacks PMs' behaviour

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 21:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker criticises British and Italian leaders for their behaviour after a meeting last month.
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Famous Libya statue disappears

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 18:36
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

An iconic Italian-era statue of a naked woman caressing a gazelle mysteriously disappears from a famous roundabout in Libya's capital, Tripoli.
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VIDEO: Could gladiators return to Rome?

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 10:21
related places: Rome

The authorities in Rome are considering rebuilding the famous arena inside the city's Colosseum.
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Last Costa Concordia victim 'found'

Monday, November 3rd 2014, 15:27

A body found in the wreck of the Costa Concordia is believed to be the last victim of the cruise ship's 2012 capsize, Italian officials say.
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Reduced EU sea mission set to go

Friday, October 31st 2014, 18:45

The EU is to launch a limited operation in the Mediterranean to help Italy stem the flow of migrants from North Africa.
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EU to pass France and Italy budgets

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 18:43
related countries: France France

The European Commission says it is likely to approve France and Italy's 2015 budgets after both countries made adjustments to their first proposals, submitted earlier this month.
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Italy 'to continue' migrant rescues

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 18:38

The Italian navy says it will continue search and rescue missions for migrants in the Mediterranean, amid concern about EU budget cuts hitting rescues.
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President 'not aware of Mafia deal'

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 17:37
related places: Rome

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano denies knowing of any secret talks between the state and the Mafia, while appearing as a witness at a trial.
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VIDEO: Is this the work of Caravaggio?

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 6:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Caravaggio, London

A painting sold by Sotheby's in London for £42,000 is at the centre of a legal battle, amid claims it could be the work of Italian baroque master Caravaggio with a much greater value of around £11m.
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VIDEO: Greek shipwreck yields ancient finds

Tuesday, October 28th 2014, 4:07
related countries: Greece Greece

Divers have discovered cargo from an ancient Greek shipwreck near the Aeolian Islands off the coast of Italy.
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Italian bank hit by stress tests

Monday, October 27th 2014, 18:49
related places: Monte

Trading in shares of Italy's Monte dei Paschi is suspended twice after sharp falls in reaction to its poor performance in official stress tests.
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Sotheby's sued over Caravaggio claim

Monday, October 27th 2014, 17:13
related places: Caravaggio

The former owner of a painting that was auctioned for £42,000 sues Sotheby's because he now believes it is by Italian master Caravaggio and worth £11m.
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Daldry film wins Rome festival award

Monday, October 27th 2014, 10:01
related places: Rio, Rome

Billy Elliot director Stephen Daldry's new film Trash, set amid the slums of Rio de Janeiro, wins the top prize at the Rome Film Festival.
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Mass protest over Italy job reforms

Saturday, October 25th 2014, 14:04
related places: Rome

A mass protest is held in the Italian capital, Rome, against Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plans for labour market reform.
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Dolce & Gabbana cleared in tax case

Friday, October 24th 2014, 17:06

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of the Dolce & Gabbana fashion house, are cleared by an Italian court of tax evasion.
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Italian police find 1.7bn-euro fraud

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 14:42

Italian police break a crime ring that defrauded the state of €1.7bn euros.
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Singing nun releases 'Like a Virgin'

Tuesday, October 21st 2014, 11:00
related places: Madonna

Italian nun who won the The Voice releases Madonna's 1984 hit as her debut single.
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Putin drops in on Berlusconi

Friday, October 17th 2014, 9:30
related countries: Russia Russia
related places: Milan

Russian President Vladimir Putin pays a late-night visit to disgraced Italian ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in the middle of a summit in Milan.
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