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Italy avalanche: Four more rescued from Rigopiano hotel

Saturday, January 21st 2017, 16:19

Four more people were rescued overnight from a hotel in Italy destroyed by an avalanche three days ago.
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Italy school bus crash and fire leaves 16 dead

Saturday, January 21st 2017, 10:35
related countries: Hungary Hungary
related places: Verona

One teacher saved many pupils by dragging them from the burning bus, one official says.
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Italy avalanche: Ten found alive in Rigopiano hotel after two days

Saturday, January 21st 2017, 7:14

Four were pulled from the snow overnight, bringing the total number rescued to nine.
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Survivors pulled from avalanche hotel after two days

Saturday, January 21st 2017, 1:16

Rescue workers cheer as they pulled the first survivors from the buried ruins of the Italian hotel.
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Italy avalanche rescuers race to find Rigopiano hotel survivors

Friday, January 20th 2017, 7:43

Rescuers continue search for dozens of people buried under rubble and snow on Wednesday.
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Rigopiano hotel avalanche: Italian rescuers find no sign of life

Thursday, January 19th 2017, 21:20

Fears grow for some 30 people buried under snow and debris at a hotel, with two deaths confirmed.
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Italy avalanche aerials show stranded rescuers

Thursday, January 19th 2017, 15:33

Aerial footage reveals the wall of snow blocking rescuers from reaching a hotel engulfed by an avalanche in central Italy.
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Why are we running out of courgettes?

Thursday, January 19th 2017, 9:53
related countries: Spain Spain

Why are the numbers of courgettes being exported to northern Europe from Italy and Spain falling?
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Footage shows rescuers inside Italy avalanche hotel

Thursday, January 19th 2017, 8:21

Rescuers battled overnight to reach the Rigopiano hotel, with the first of them arriving on skis.
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'Catastrophe' in central Italy on day of four big quakes

Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 21:38
related places: Rome

The president of Marche region appeals for aid as four strong quakes hit, with at least one dead.
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Italy convicts eight South Americans in Plan Condor trial

Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 1:30

An Italian court sentences the group over the disappearance of Italian nationals in the 70s and 80s.
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European Parliament election: Antonio Tajani new president

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 21:09

Italian conservative wins after his EPP group allies with liberals to counter rising populism.
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European vegetables: 'Perfect storm' raises prices

Tuesday, January 17th 2017, 15:50
related countries: Spain Spain

The impact of wet and cold weather means yields in Spain and Italy are much lower and prices higher.
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Snow covers Greek beach as Europe freezes

Sunday, January 8th 2017, 19:25
related countries: Greece Greece

Icy temperatures across southern and eastern Europe have left more than 20 people dead and blanketed the Greek islands and southern Italy in snow.
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Monte dei Paschi sees funding gap grow

Tuesday, December 27th 2016, 14:55
related places: Monte

Italian lender Monte dei Paschi faces a capital shortfall of €8.8bn, higher than the €5bn previously estimated by the bank.
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More than 100 skiers rescued from cable cars in Italy

Sunday, December 25th 2016, 4:23

More than 100 skiers have been rescued after being trapped in cable cars above the mountains in Italy.
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Trapped skiers rescued from cable cars in Italian Alps

Sunday, December 25th 2016, 4:10

All 153 skiers trapped in cable cars high in the Italian Alps have been rescued, officials say.
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Vogue Italia editor Franca Sozzani dies aged 66

Friday, December 23rd 2016, 12:01

Franca Sozzani, Vogue Italia editor for 28 years and a champion of Italian fashion, dies aged 66.
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State rescue looms for Italian bank

Thursday, December 22nd 2016, 18:27
related places: Monte, Siena

Italy's third-largest bank, Monte dei Paschi di Siena, looks increasingly likely to be bailed out by the state.
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Italy seeks 20bn euros for banks as Monte dei Paschi flounders

Tuesday, December 20th 2016, 0:54
related places: Monte

Italy is seeking parliamentary approval to borrow up to €20bn (£17bn) to support its banking sector.
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Italian police break up Fiat 500 car-share theft gang

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 13:40

Three suspected of taking 100 Fiats from a car-sharing firm and dismantling them to sell for parts.
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Migrant disaster: Skipper guilty over 700 Mediterranean deaths

Tuesday, December 13th 2016, 15:39
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

A Tunisian captain is found guilty of causing the sinking of a boat in which 700 migrants died in 2015.
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New Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni sworn in

Monday, December 12th 2016, 19:33

Incoming Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni announces his cabinet and is sworn in by the president.
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Paolo Gentiloni, Italian foreign minister, appointed PM

Sunday, December 11th 2016, 16:02

Italy's foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni is to replace Matteo Renzi, who lost a referendum last week.
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Italy's Renzi hands in resignation amid political turmoil

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 20:46

Italian PM Matteo Renzi hands his resignation, three days after losing a key referendum vote.
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Italy bank shares rise on bailout hopes

Wednesday, December 7th 2016, 9:29

Italian bank shares rise further after falling in response to the government's referendum defeat.
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Three questions about the Italian referendum

Tuesday, December 6th 2016, 3:29

We provide three answers about the Italian referendum and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation.
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Italy PM Matteo Renzi delays resignation until budget is passed

Monday, December 5th 2016, 21:15

Italy's outgoing PM Matteo Renzi will resign after the 2017 budget is passed in coming days.
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Matteo Renzi's referendum defeat risks Italy political crisis

Monday, December 5th 2016, 12:11

Italian PM Matteo Renzi's referendum defeat leaves the country facing political uncertainty.
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Italy referendum: PM Renzi's future in the balance

Sunday, December 4th 2016, 22:02

Polls close in Italy in a referendum about reform, with the prime minister's future at stake.
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Italy's referendum: The scooter rider's guide

Friday, December 2nd 2016, 2:22

What's at stake in Sunday's Italian referendum? James Reynolds hopped on a scooter to find out.
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Migrant crisis: Italy sees record arrivals from North Africa

Monday, November 28th 2016, 22:44

Italy has seen a record number of migrants arriving from North Africa this year, official figures show.
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That's amore

Monday, November 28th 2016, 0:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK's booming Italian population is being courted by politicians as a pivotal referendum draws near.
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Drone footage of devastating landslides in Italy

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 12:23

Heavy rains have caused landslides in the region of Liguria, as shown in this video footage released by firefighters.
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Extraordinary coincidence reunites migrant girl, 4, with mother

Thursday, November 24th 2016, 10:22

A four-year-old girl who travelled alone to Italy will be reunited with her mother after a twist of fate.
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Italian girl hailed for pocket money quake donation

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 14:38
related places: Norcia

Outpouring of gratitude for 10-year-old who sent five euros to quake-hit Norcia.
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Italian hotels offer free stay for couples who conceive

Saturday, November 19th 2016, 22:52
related places: Assisi

A group of hotels in the city of Assisi are offering a free holiday to couples who conceive there.
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Trump election: Italy's Berlusconi accepts comparisons

Saturday, November 12th 2016, 17:59

Disgraced Italian politician Silvio Berlusconi says he understands comparisons with Donald Trump.
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Trump election: De Niro offered Italy welcome

Friday, November 11th 2016, 23:27
related countries: United States United States

A small Italian town is offering US actor Robert De Niro refuge after Donald Trump's win.
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Italian court allows mother to give child her name

Wednesday, November 9th 2016, 2:32

An Italian law banning women from giving their surnames to their children is ruled unconstitutional.
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McDonald's sues Florence for 18m euros for blocking restaurant

Tuesday, November 8th 2016, 13:47
related places: Florence

McDonald's is suing Florence after the Italian city rejected its bid to open a branch in a historic square.
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Tornado lashes Italy

Monday, November 7th 2016, 8:54
related places: Ladispoli

Two people die as Italy is lashed by severe weather, including a tornado at Ladispoli on the coast.
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Italy: Clashes at anti-government march in Florence

Saturday, November 5th 2016, 22:40
related places: Florence

Protesters who are against a constitutional referendum have clashed with Italian police in Florence.
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Protesters turn out in Florence over Italian referendum

Saturday, November 5th 2016, 20:11
related places: Florence

Protesters opposed to a constitutional referendum in Italy clash with police in Florence.
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Vatican condemns radio station over anti-gay comments on quake

Friday, November 4th 2016, 20:50

The Vatican condemns a radio station after a broadcast says Italy's quakes were God's wrath for gay civil unions.
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Italy migrants: Amnesty accuses police of torture

Thursday, November 3rd 2016, 9:14

A human rights organisation accuses Italian police of using violent tactics to fingerprint migrants.
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Italy quake: Strong tremor felt as far as Rome

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 19:28
related places: Rome

Central Italy is hit by the strongest shock so far since the 30 October earthquake.
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Italy quake: Dog rescued from Norcia rubble

Tuesday, November 1st 2016, 16:47
related places: Norcia

A dog buried in the rubble from Sunday's earthquake in central Italy has been rescued by firefighters.
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Italy quake: At least 15,000 in temporary shelters

Monday, October 31st 2016, 15:03

Italian authorities say at least 15,000 are in temporary shelters after Sunday's earthquake.
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Italy quake: Thousands spend night in temporary accommodation

Monday, October 31st 2016, 10:37

Thousands are in makeshift and temporary accommodation after central Italy's latest earthquake.
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Italy quake: Aerial footage of devastation

Sunday, October 30th 2016, 20:25

Aerial footage shows the damage to villages in central Italy after a 6.6-magnitude earthquake.
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Italy quake: Norcia tremor destroys ancient buildings

Sunday, October 30th 2016, 15:19
related places: Norcia

Towns and villages in central Italy are rocked by the country's most violent earthquake in decades.
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Aftershocks feared in Italy quake in Norcia

Sunday, October 30th 2016, 13:43
related places: Norcia

A strong earthquake has struck near Norcia in central Italy, destroying numerous buildings.
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Italy quake: House collapse caught on camera

Sunday, October 30th 2016, 9:54
related places: Perugia

The moment a house in the Perugia region collapses is caught on camera, after a powerful earthquake strikes central and southern Italy.
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Brazilian held in Italy with liquid cocaine in trainers

Saturday, October 29th 2016, 19:12
related countries: Botswana Botswana
related places: Fiumicino, Rome

A Brazilian man is caught at Fiumicino airport in Rome smuggling liquid cocaine in his trainers.
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Italian bridge collapses on busy road in Lecco

Saturday, October 29th 2016, 14:40
related places: Lecco

An investigation begins in Italy after a bridge collapses on a busy road, killing a driver.
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At Europe's frontier

Friday, October 28th 2016, 23:59
related places: Lampedusa

Every week, hundreds of people seeking asylum arrive on the Italian island of Lampedusa, many sick or injured. The island's chief doctor never misses a single landing.
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Italy police recover stolen manuscript after 30 years

Friday, October 28th 2016, 14:15

Italian art police recover a priceless manuscript after spotting it for sale online.
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Italy earthquakes: Widespread damage in historic towns

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 14:22

Historic buildings in central Italy are badly damaged by two earthquakes but nobody is killed.
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Italy earthquakes: Strong tremors shake central region

Thursday, October 27th 2016, 6:31
related places: Rome

Two strong earthquakes hit central Italy, damaging buildings and sending people into the streets.
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In pictures

Saturday, October 22nd 2016, 10:13
related places: Castel Gandolfo, Rome

Pictures of the Pope's summer residence in Castel Gandolfo near Rome, as it opens its doors to the public for the first time.
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