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Italy seizes 'combat-ready' missile in raids on far right

Monday, July 15th 2019, 16:22
related countries: Russia Russia, Ukraine Ukraine

Some of the groups investigated in Italy are said to be linked to militia units in eastern Ukraine.
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Lorenzo Gobbo: Italian cyclist in intensive care after he is punctured by a piece of track

Saturday, July 13th 2019, 14:52
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Italian cyclist Lorenzo Gobbo is in intensive care after he was punctured by a piece of wooden track at the European Junior Championships in Belgium.
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Italy frees man wrongly extradited for people smuggling

Friday, July 12th 2019, 15:07

Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre has spent three years in jail in a case of mistaken identity in Italy.
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'Russian meeting with Italy populists' investigated

Thursday, July 11th 2019, 15:07
related countries: Russia Russia

Media reports say the ruling party discussed an oil deal and Russian funding at a secret meeting.
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Emanuela Orlandi search: Empty tombs fail to solve Vatican mystery

Thursday, July 11th 2019, 12:20

Two tombs opened after a tip-off in the search for an Italian teenager contain "no human remains".
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Filippo Magnini: Italian Olympic swimming star saves drowning newly-wed

Monday, July 8th 2019, 21:40

Andrea Benedetto was rescued off Sardinia by former 100m freestyle world champion Filippo Magnini.
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Italy migrants: Migrants allowed off charity ship despite ban

Sunday, July 7th 2019, 5:37

The charity ship Alex, with 41 people on board, docks a week after another ship also defied the ban.
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Carola Rackete: How a ship captain took on Italy's Salvini

Friday, July 5th 2019, 23:58

A stand-off in the Mediterranean was driven by two people at polar ends of the political spectrum.
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Orfei Circus tigers maul trainer to death in southern Italy

Friday, July 5th 2019, 15:56
related places: Bari

The animals attacked Ettore Weber, 61, during a rehearsal for a show near Bari.
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Stromboli: One dead as volcano erupts on Italian island

Wednesday, July 3rd 2019, 20:27

The victim was reportedly killed while hiking towards the volcano's summit.
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Italy migrant rescue boat: Captain Carola Rackete freed

Tuesday, July 2nd 2019, 20:48

Carola Rackete, who works for a charity, is found not guilty of endangering lives after hitting a boat.
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Italy migrant boat: Captain says she disobeyed orders due to suicide fears

Monday, July 1st 2019, 9:48

Carola Rackete ignored Italian orders and docked her Sea-Watch-3 vessel, clipping a patrol boat.
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Afro Napoli: The migrant football team fighting racism

Sunday, June 30th 2019, 23:08

Footballer Sarjo was smuggled through six countries to Italy, but since arriving has been subject to racial abuse.
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Italy migrant boat: Rescue captain accused of trying to sink police boat

Saturday, June 29th 2019, 16:35
related places: Lampedusa

The captain of a migrant rescue ship is charged with attacking a Coast Guard boat after a stand-off.
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Germany to return Nazi-stolen painting Vase of Flowers to Italy

Saturday, June 29th 2019, 12:51
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

Vase of Flowers by Dutch artist Jan van Huysum will be handed to the Uffizi Gallery.
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European heatwave: France hits record temperature

Friday, June 28th 2019, 22:23
related countries: France France, Spain Spain
related places: Paris, Rome

From Europe's hottest village, forest fires in Spain and tourists enjoying Paris and Rome, the heatwave has been felt on the continent.
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Genoa bridge: Towers demolished after residents evacuated

Friday, June 28th 2019, 8:11

Ten months after the giant Morandi bridge collapsed, experts demolish the remaining structure.
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Italy migrants: Pressure builds over Lampedusa rescue ship

Friday, June 28th 2019, 4:42
related places: Lampedusa

It comes as Italy tries to clamp down on migrant rescue boats entering its territorial waters.
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Migrant rescue ship defies Italy's warnings

Wednesday, June 26th 2019, 19:55

A boat carrying 42 rescued migrants arrives in Italian waters despite being told to stay away.
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Rocco Morabito: Italian mafia boss escapes from Uruguayan prison

Monday, June 24th 2019, 16:03
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Uruguay had agreed to extradite the notorious drug trader back to Italy last year.
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Pakistan avalanche: Six trapped climbers rescued from mountain

Tuesday, June 18th 2019, 13:32
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Four Italian and two Pakistani mountaineers are airlifted to safety after being hit by an avalanche.
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Italian George Clooney fraudsters arrested in Thailand

Monday, June 17th 2019, 11:35
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Police arrest "Italy's Bonnie and Clyde" who used the US actor's image to promote a fashion label.
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Maurizio Sarri: Juventus appoint Chelsea manager

Sunday, June 16th 2019, 20:32

Maurizio Sarri leaves Chelsea to take over at Italian champions Juventus after one season in charge of the Premier League club.
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Italian film director Franco Zeffirelli dies at 96

Saturday, June 15th 2019, 19:40

He directed stars including Elizabeth Taylor and opera greats such as Maria Callas.
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Amanda Knox feared attacks and accusations on return to Italy

Saturday, June 15th 2019, 12:23

Acquitted of Meredith Kercher's murder, Amanda Knox decries prejudice and trial by the media.
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Father Augustus Tolton: Slave turned priest is recognised by Vatican

Thursday, June 13th 2019, 16:54
related places: Rome

Father Augustus Tolton was born into slavery in Missouri, but travelled to Rome to become a priest.
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Italy shuts Mineo migrant camp and tightens sea rules

Wednesday, June 12th 2019, 11:16
related places: Mineo

A new decree passed by cabinet is aimed at preventing migrant rescue boats entering Italian waters.
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Locusts destroy crops in 'worst invasion in Sardinia for 60 years'

Monday, June 10th 2019, 15:13

The Italian island is experiencing its worst invasion of the insects in 60 years, local media report.
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Italy risks disciplinary action for violating EU debt rules

Wednesday, June 5th 2019, 23:18

The European Commission recommends that legal action be launched against Italy over its growing debt.
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World's top cliff divers make splash in Italy

Monday, June 3rd 2019, 16:59

Competitors reached the diving platform through a private house then plunged into the Adriatic Sea.
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Teenager in Italy is banned for insulting a female referee

Thursday, May 30th 2019, 14:46

A 14-year-old boy is given a one-year ban for lowering his shorts and making a vulgar gesture towards a female referee in Italy.
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Living in a ghost town

Saturday, May 25th 2019, 10:58

Italy's ghost town that became a home for people with no where else to go.
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Italy's ghost town that became a home for the poor

Thursday, May 23rd 2019, 23:16

Parco Saraceno was built in the 1960s as a luxury resort - but didn't have planning permission.
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Venice police move Banksy street stall

Thursday, May 23rd 2019, 11:44
related places: Venice

Banksy has released a video on social media of some new artwork in Venice, Italy.
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Prada to stop using fur from next year

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, 14:49

The Italian fashion house will no longer use fur from next year, joining the list of fur-free brands.
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Italian teen released after killing abusive father

Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, 11:07

Deborah Sciacquatori, 19, acted in self-defence in an episode of domestic abuse, say prosecutors.
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Tennis player forfeits after hurling chair

Thursday, May 16th 2019, 14:46
related countries: Australia Australia, Norway Norway

Australia's Nick Kyrgios forfeits his second-round match at the Italian Open after walking off court against Norway's Casper Ruud.
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European elections a moment of truth for nationalists

Thursday, May 16th 2019, 0:30

Italy's Matteo Salvini is gathering an array of right-wing leaders but can such an awkward alliance work?
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Pope Francis aide restores power for hundreds in occupied Rome building

Sunday, May 12th 2019, 22:46
related places: Rome

A cardinal flips a switch to restore power to people in an occupied state-owned building in Rome.
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Venezuela crisis: Opposition lawmakers take refuge in embassies

Friday, May 10th 2019, 16:50
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Opposition MPs take shelter in the Argentine and Italian embassies after being stripped of immunity.
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In pictures: Italy's annual snake festival in the village of Cocullo

Thursday, May 2nd 2019, 10:21
related places: Cocullo

Worshippers in an Abruzzo town mark 1 May by covering a statue of their patron saint with reptiles.
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Italian teen gang 'tortured pensioner' - eight held

Tuesday, April 30th 2019, 10:04
related places: Taranto

An elderly man who died near Taranto was beaten up repeatedly by a gang, prosecutors say.
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Italian students' BBQ results in €13m fine for forest fire

Wednesday, April 17th 2019, 10:09

Two 22-year old men are fined the sum after a meal at a mountain forest home goes badly wrong.
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Italian police arrest 34 people in 'bone-breaking' scam

Monday, April 15th 2019, 15:38

A gang allegedly made millions of euros by breaking their victims' limbs and staging accidents.
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'I'm full of fear': Italian woman's story exposes rape law

Thursday, April 11th 2019, 23:12

A woman who says she was raped in a train station lift has stirred a debate on sexual consent in Italy.
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Antonio Candreva: Footballer helps tuna-and-crackers lunch girl

Tuesday, April 9th 2019, 10:22

Inter Milan's Antonio Candreva will pay school lunch fees for a girl from a poor immigrant family.
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Italy stops UK tourist with Pompeii mosaic tiles

Monday, April 8th 2019, 12:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British woman was spotted removing tiles from a Roman floor mosaic, Italian reports say.
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Moise Kean: Italian media reaction to racist chanting

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, 21:10

Juventus' teenage forward Moise Kean was the target of racist abuse - but the response in the Italian media has been mixed.
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Violent anti-Roma protest in Italy

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, 15:22
related places: Roma

Demonstrators set fire to a car after officials said 70 Roma people would be moved to a nearby centre.
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Moise Kean: Juventus teenage striker suffers racist abuse at Cagliari

Wednesday, April 3rd 2019, 6:52
related places: Cagliari

Juventus' Italian teenage forward Moise Kean suffers racist abuse from the stands during Tuesday's match at Cagliari.
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New Orleans mayor to apologise for 1891 lynching of Italian-Americans

Sunday, March 31st 2019, 20:01
related countries: United States United States

The 1891 killing of 11 Italian-Americans is thought to be the largest US lynching ever recorded.
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Cesare Battisti: Italian ex-militant admits to murders

Monday, March 25th 2019, 17:03

The former member of a far-left group is being held in Italy after living for decades on the run.
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How Pope Francis could shape the future of robotics

Sunday, March 24th 2019, 0:26
related places: Rome

Pope Francis hosts discussions on the future of robotics and ethics at the Vatican in Rome.
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Italy joins China's New Silk Road project

Saturday, March 23rd 2019, 17:55
related countries: China China

Italy is the first G7 country to sign up to China's global investment programme, despite Western concerns.
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Italian driver hijacks and torches school bus full of children

Thursday, March 21st 2019, 0:49

Police helped children escape through smashed windows as the suspect set the bus alight.
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'Bunga bunga' model Imane Fadil's death investigated

Saturday, March 16th 2019, 15:15

Imane Fadil, a guest at ex-Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi's sex parties, had said she was poisoned.
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Stolen Bruegel masterpiece was switched with fake in police sting

Thursday, March 14th 2019, 11:08

After a day of mourning the loss of a masterpiece, an Italian mayor reveals it was all a trick.
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Italy bans unvaccinated children from school

Tuesday, March 12th 2019, 10:19

Italy now requires children to prove they have been vaccinated before attending school.
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Italy halts bids for Turin-Lyon train tunnel

Sunday, March 10th 2019, 2:51
related places: Turin

The project has been a long-standing source of contention between parties in Italy's ruling coalition.
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Gladiator school: 'I love to hit people'

Monday, February 25th 2019, 0:05
related places: Rome

The 21st Century gladiatrix who's bringing ancient Rome back to life.
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Struggling Italian football team loses 20-0

Sunday, February 17th 2019, 20:05

If you think your team was on the receiving end of a poor result this weekend, then spare a thought for Italian minnows Pro Piacenza.
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Family acquitted over Italian woman's killing

Friday, February 15th 2019, 15:39
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Sana Cheema, 26, died in April 2018 while visiting her family in Pakistan.
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Italian farmers spill milk in protest at low prices

Monday, February 11th 2019, 11:16

Thousands of litres of milk are spilled in Sardinia's streets as farmers protest against low prices.
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France recalls ambassador to Italy as diplomatic row deepens

Thursday, February 7th 2019, 18:30
related countries: France France
related places: Rome

France recalls its ambassador to Rome after an Italian minister met French "yellow-vest" protesters.
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