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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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Snoop Dogg cash seized in Italy

Saturday, August 1st 2015, 14:38

Rap star Snoop Dogg is stopped by police at an Italian airport for carrying more cash than allowed, with half of his $422,000 seized.
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NHS recruitment from EU 'aggressive'

Friday, July 31st 2015, 8:00
related countries: Portugal Portugal

Nursing leaders in Portugal, Spain and Italy say "aggressive strategies" are being used to "fool" a growing number of their staff into working in the NHS.
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Olive tree blight spreads to Corsica

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 12:00

The virulent Xylella disease ravaging olive trees in Italy spreads to Corsica, prompting emergency measures.
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Pompeii guard dog mosaic back on show

Monday, July 27th 2015, 14:06

Tourists can see a vivid Roman dog mosaic at Pompeii again, despite Italy's conservation problems there.
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VIDEO: Fireworks factory blasts kill seven

Friday, July 24th 2015, 23:58

A series of explosions at a fireworks factory in southern Italy leave at least seven people dead.
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Italy fireworks blast 'kills seven'

Friday, July 24th 2015, 15:57
related places: Bari

At least seven people are killed and several are injured in a huge explosion at a fireworks factory near Italy's southern city of Bari, local media say.
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Ferrari files for US share listing

Thursday, July 23rd 2015, 11:55
related countries: United States United States
related places: Ferrari

Italian sports car manufacturer Ferrari has applied to list its shares on the New York Stock Exchange.
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Lavazza buys Carte Noire 'for €800m'

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 15:29
related countries: France France

Italian coffee firm Lavazza has offered to buy French brand Carte Noire for around €800m, sources say.
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Italian police in €2bn mafia raid

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015, 14:48

Italian police seize €2bn (£1.4bn) of assets that belonged to a powerful mafia gang in a series of raids.
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Italy 'fails on gay marriage'

Tuesday, July 21st 2015, 16:52

Italy violates human rights by failing to offer enough legal protection and recognition for same-sex couples, a European court has ruled.
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EU falls short of migrant target

Monday, July 20th 2015, 22:20
related countries: Greece Greece

EU ministers fall short of a target to agree the redistribution of 40,000 migrants who have arrived in Italy and Greece.
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Italian designer Elio Fiorucci dies

Monday, July 20th 2015, 19:10
related places: Milan

Italian fashion designer Elio Fiorucci has died at his home in Milan at the age of 80.
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Four Italians kidnapped in Libya

Monday, July 20th 2015, 9:55
related countries: Libya Libya

Four Italian construction workers have been kidnapped in Libya, the Italian foreign ministry says.
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My SS family: German meets survivors of Italy WW2 massacre

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 23:56
related countries: Germany Germany

German meets survivors of Nazi massacre
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Pirelli bosses convicted over deaths

Wednesday, July 15th 2015, 15:19

Eleven former managers for the Italian tyre firm Pirelli are convicted over the deaths of some 20 workers exposed to asbestos.
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Full circle: Syria to Sicily

Monday, July 13th 2015, 23:24
related countries: Syria Syria

How an Italian ancestor gave a Syrian family a ticket to safety
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Italian marine granted further leave

Monday, July 13th 2015, 11:05
related countries: India India

India's Supreme Court allows an Italian marine accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 to further extend his stay in Italy on health grounds.
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VIDEO: Egypt 'at war' after attack says PM

Sunday, July 12th 2015, 7:30
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

The Egyptian Prime Minister, Ibrahim Mahlab, has described his country as being "at war", after a bomb attack in Cairo on the Italian consulate.
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IS claims Italian consulate attack

Saturday, July 11th 2015, 16:42
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Islamic State militants say they were behind a deadly explosion that severely damaged the Italian consulate in Egypt's capital, Cairo.
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Tour rider in positive cocaine test

Saturday, July 11th 2015, 8:17
related countries: France France

Italian cyclist Luca Paolini tests positive for cocaine and is expelled from the Tour de France.
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VIDEO: Tornado drama captured in Venice, Italy

Thursday, July 9th 2015, 0:14
related places: Venice

A tornado has swept through the outskirts of the Italian city of Venice - destroying large numbers of homes and other buildings.
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Berlusconi convicted of bribery

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 18:56

Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi is found guilty of bribing a senator in 2006 in an attempt to bring down the then centre-left government.
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Piazza turned into huge Risk board

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 11:53

Small Italian town will transform its main square into a board game.
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Italy raids 'mafia crime family'

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 10:01

Italian police say they have seized more than €1.6 bn ($1.76 bn) in assets from five Sicilian siblings thought to have links to the mafia.
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'Final deadline' for Greece debt plan

Wednesday, July 8th 2015, 8:29
related countries: Greece Greece

The eurozone gives Greece until Thursday to present final proposals to secure a deal with creditors, and calls a full EU summit for Sunday.
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Conte could face 'match-fixing' trial

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 18:53

Italy coach Antonio Conte could face a criminal trial for his alleged involvement in match fixing in 2011.
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Murray through after injury scare

Saturday, July 4th 2015, 19:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Wimbledon

Britain's Andy Murray overcomes a shoulder problem to beat Italy's Andreas Seppi in the third round of Wimbledon.
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Saints terminate Osvaldo contract

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 14:12
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Southampton terminate the contract of £15m record signing Dani Osvaldo, who played only 14 Premier League games.
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'£71k paid to fix Catania matches'

Monday, June 29th 2015, 18:50
related places: Catania

Prosecutors allege Catania president Antonino Pulvirenti paid £71,000 to fix matches and keep his club in Italy's Serie B.
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EU agrees to relocate migrants

Friday, June 26th 2015, 12:20
related countries: Greece Greece

EU leaders holding late-night talks on the Mediterranean migrant crisis agree to relocate 40,000 of those who have arrived in Greece and Italy.
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England U21 1-3 Italy U21

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 20:44

England Under-21s' European Championship comes to an end in the group stages as they lose 3-1 against Italy.
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Italy's Pirlo in New York City talks

Tuesday, June 23rd 2015, 16:48

Italy World Cup winner Andrea Pirlo tells Juventus he wants to be released so he can join New York City.
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Plane diverted 'following nuts row'

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 13:19
related places: Rome

A plane en route from Rome to Chicago was forced to divert to Belfast after a man got angry over nuts and crackers, a court has heard.
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Ferrero to buy Thorntons for £112m

Monday, June 22nd 2015, 9:10

Thorntons shares have leapt 42% after an offer to buy the company from Italian chocolate maker Ferrero Rocher.
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Federer wins eighth Halle title

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 15:31

World number two Roger Federer continues Wimbledon preparation by beating Italy's Andreas Seppi to win the Gerry Weber Open.
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Italy seeks 300 over China 'fraud'

Sunday, June 21st 2015, 2:44
related countries: China China
related places: Milan

Italian prosecutors want to indict the Bank of China's Milan branch and almost 300 people over a money-laundering scheme.
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VIDEO: Stranded on the Italy-Austria border

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 8:57
related countries: Syria Syria

Refugees from Syria, and many other people who have migrated to Europe in search of a better life, have been left stuck at national borders across the continent.
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Migrants flood trains in bid to leave Italy

Friday, June 19th 2015, 23:20

The Italian station where migrant travel hopes are dashed
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Arrests ordered in mafia drugs raid

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 15:02
related countries: Spain Spain

Police in Italy and Spain order the arrests of 34 people following an international investigation into an 'Ndrangheta drug-smuggling ring.
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VIDEO: Migrants forcibly removed from border

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 22:47
related countries: France France

Italian police forcibly removed many people, who had migrated from Africa, who were attempting to cross the border into France.
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EU ministers split on migrant quotas

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 17:51

EU ministers fail to agree on a plan to relocate migrants, as Italian police scuffle with a group on the French border.
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VIDEO: Italian police remove border migrants

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 15:54
related countries: France France

Italian police forcibly remove people from a migrant camp on the French border where many have gathered in the hope of crossing into France.
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I feared hand amputation - Pearson

Monday, June 15th 2015, 6:58
related places: Rome

Sally Pearson will miss the World Championships and feared she might have had her left hand amputated after falling in Rome.
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Croatia apologise for pitch swastika

Friday, June 12th 2015, 23:01
related countries: Croatia Croatia

The Croatia FA apologises after a swastika is marked on the pitch ahead of the Euro 2016 tie against Italy.
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Froome struggles as Nibali leads

Friday, June 12th 2015, 17:40
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Britain's Chris Froome drops to seventh after stage six as Italian Vincenzo Nibali takes the Criterium du Dauphine lead.
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VIDEO: On board a ship saving migrants

Thursday, June 11th 2015, 17:44

Clive Myrie reports from on board an Italian coastguard ship which has rescued migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean.
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Rome arrests put pressure on mayor

Wednesday, June 10th 2015, 9:24
related places: Rome

Six people are arrested in a corruption inquiry over Rome city hall contracts, prompting a protest against centre-left Mayor Ignazio Marino.
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VIDEO: The Calais 'shantytown' home to 3,000

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 23:38
related countries: France France, Greece Greece, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Calais

In Calais migrants seeking to reach the UK have reached the French port from camps in Italy and Greece.
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Wanted Fifa suspect hands himself in

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 15:32
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentine sports marketing executive Alejandro Burzaco, sought by police in connection with the Fifa bribery scandal, hands himself in to police in Italy.
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Nuns survive three days in lift

Tuesday, June 9th 2015, 7:02
related countries: Ireland Ireland, New Zealand New Zealand
related places: Rome

Nuns from Ireland and New Zealand are rescued from a lift in Rome by a cleaner after being trapped for three days without food and water.
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HMS Bulwark takes migrants to Italy

Monday, June 8th 2015, 21:27
related places: Catania

Royal Navy warship HMS Bulwark docks in the Italian port of Catania, carrying 1,200 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean Sea.
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VIDEO: Inside Sicily's 'Hotel Sudan' for Med migrants

Monday, June 8th 2015, 19:21

Clive Myrie has been finding out what happens to migrants once they they have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea and taken to Italy.
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Italy leaders feud over migrants

Monday, June 8th 2015, 17:41

Italy's government criticises leaders in the north of the country for their refusal to host any more migrants rescued from the Mediterranean.
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Injuries in Italy subway collision

Friday, June 5th 2015, 10:31
related places: Rome

Two subway trains collide in the Italian capital Rome, injuring at least 12 people, although none are reported to be serious, reports say.
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Italy arrests over migrant contracts

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 12:51

Police in Italy arrest 44 people over the rigging of public contracts to run migrant reception centres in a new chapter of a mafia investigation.
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Italy vote threatens Renzi reforms

Monday, June 1st 2015, 9:14

Results from Italy's local elections show right-wing gains and some erosion of support for Matteo Renzi's ruling centre-left.
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Berlusconi backs wrong candidate

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 16:26

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi accidentally lends his support to one of his opponents after turning up at the wrong rally.
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Italy rescues 3,300 boat migrants

Friday, May 29th 2015, 21:16

Italy rescued a total of more than 3,300 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean on Friday, the country's coastguard says.
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