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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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Italy: news

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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Boost for 'next generation' biofuels

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 17:50

Italy will become the first country in Europe to legally require "advanced biofuels" in cars and trucks, the BBC has learned.
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Bite truth was hard to face - Suarez

Tuesday, October 14th 2014, 11:56

Barcelona's Luis Suarez says it was "hard to face the truth" of biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup.
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VIDEO: Flash floods sweep through Genoa

Friday, October 10th 2014, 13:10
related places: Genoa

At least one person has died after floods swept the Italian city of Genoa
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EU stalemate overshadows jobs summit

Wednesday, October 8th 2014, 22:20

EU leaders meet in Italy to discuss Europe's persistent unemployment problem, but fail to reach agreement as differences over austerity remain.
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The last eel catcher of Rome

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 23:25
related places: Rome

The last eel catcher fishing the river in Rome
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Italy FA president handed racism ban

Tuesday, October 7th 2014, 15:45

The president of the Italian football federation, Carlo Tavecchio, is banned for six months by Uefa for making racist remarks.
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VIDEO: Catholic synod: Family values focus

Friday, October 3rd 2014, 18:18
related places: Rome

Marriage, divorce and contraception will top the agenda as Catholic clergy gather for an extraordinary synod in Rome which is seen as a litmus test for Pope Francis' papacy.
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Italy cuts MP's barbers' pay to 99K

Wednesday, October 1st 2014, 11:34

The Italian parliament's barbers are having their top pay cut to "only" 99,000 euros (£77,000) to save costs.
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Pressure all on Man City - Cole

Monday, September 29th 2014, 20:34

Roma's Ashley Cole says the Italian side are underdogs as they prepare to face Manchester City in the Champions League.
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Prada bosses probed for tax evasion

Monday, September 29th 2014, 6:03
related places: Prada

Prada's two chief executives are being investigated by Italian authorities for possible tax evasion, the company said.
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VIDEO: Clooney marries in Venice

Saturday, September 27th 2014, 17:59
related places: Venice

George Clooney's representative says the actor has married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy.
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Roma v Verona

Friday, September 26th 2014, 17:06
related places: Roma, Verona

Live updates as Francesco Totti starts for Roma as the Italian title hopefuls face Verona on his 38th birthday.
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Court to hear Berlusconi fraud appeal

Saturday, September 20th 2014, 0:08

The European Court for Human Rights will hear Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi's appeal against a fraud conviction, his lawyer says.
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Prada profit hit by fall in sales

Friday, September 19th 2014, 15:53
related places: Prada

The Italian fashion house Prada reports a 20% fall in profit, hit by the strength of the euro and a fall in leather good sales.
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VIDEO: Hunting for migrants fleeing Libya

Tuesday, September 16th 2014, 5:42
related countries: Libya Libya

The growing instability and fighting in Libya, has turned the country into a major departure point for migrants who are hoping to reach Italian shores by boat.
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VIDEO: Pope conducts modern mass wedding

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 18:46
related places: Rome

Pope Francis has pronounced 20 Italian couples man and wife during a mass wedding ceremony in St Peter's Basilica in Rome.
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Pope marries cohabiting couples

Sunday, September 14th 2014, 15:33

Pope Francis marries 20 Italian couples at the Vatican, including some who were cohabiting, one of them with a child.
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Switzerland take 2-0 Davis Cup lead

Friday, September 12th 2014, 17:34
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Switzerland take a 2-0 lead over Italy in the semi-finals of the Davis Cup after wins for Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka.
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Italian marine allowed to go home

Friday, September 12th 2014, 8:22
related countries: India India

India's Supreme Court allows one of the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 to return home on medical grounds.
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ENI boss investigated for corruption

Thursday, September 11th 2014, 14:30

The chief executive of the Italian oil and natural gas company ENI is under investigation over possible international corruption charges.
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VIDEO: Pizza chefs fight off armed robbers

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 16:31

Staff at a pizzeria in Italy successfully fend off would-be robbers - despite being held up at gun point.
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Italian diva Magda Olivero dies

Tuesday, September 9th 2014, 6:59
related places: Milan

One of the great Italian divas, the soprano Magda Olivero, dies at the age of 104 in Milan after a career spanning more than 70 years.
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Italian nuns die in Burundi attack

Monday, September 8th 2014, 15:18
related countries: Burundi Burundi
related places: Bujumbura

Three elderly Italian nuns are killed at their convent in Bujumbura, the capital of Burundi.
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Hamilton wins after Rosberg error

Sunday, September 7th 2014, 14:40
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton wins the Italian Grand Prix after Nico Rosberg's mistake under pressure from his Mercedes team-mate.
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Hamilton takes first pole since May

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 15:01
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda, Spain Spain

Lewis Hamilton beats Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg at the Italian Grand Prix to take his first pole since May.
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Hamilton top after Rosberg problem

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 10:32
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Ferrari

Mercedes' Lewis Hamilton beats Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in final practice at the Italian Grand Prix as Nico Rosberg hits trouble.
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Italian strike disrupts UK flights

Saturday, September 6th 2014, 10:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK travellers are among the air passengers facing disruption due to a strike by Italian air traffic controllers, with scores of flights cancelled.
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Rosberg top after Hamilton issue

Friday, September 5th 2014, 14:18
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Hamilton

Nico Rosberg tops second practice at the Italian Grand Prix as team-mate Lewis Hamilton takes second despite reliability problems.
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Hamilton tops Italy practice

Friday, September 5th 2014, 10:07
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Lewis Hamilton set a searing pace in first practice at the Italian Grand Prix amid continuing fall-out from his clash with Nico Rosberg.
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UK service sector sees strong growth

Wednesday, September 3rd 2014, 10:40
related countries: France France

The UK service sector records its fastest growth for almost a year, but recovery in the eurozone slows, closely-watched surveys suggest.
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Chelsea's Van Ginkel joins AC Milan

Monday, September 1st 2014, 11:58
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Ginkel, Marco

Chelsea's 21-year-old Netherlands midfielder Marco van Ginkel joins Italian side AC Milan on a season-long loan.
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Richards set to sign for Fiorentina

Monday, September 1st 2014, 11:24

Manchester City defender Micah Richards - their longest serving player - arrives in Italy to finalise a loan move to Fiorentina.
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Key EU jobs go to Italy and Poland

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 20:49
related countries: Poland Poland
related places: Pole

EU puts Pole and Italian at helm in tough times
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Federer & Sharapova win at US Open

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 4:21
related countries: United States United States

Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova enjoy straight sets wins in the US Open but Venus Williams and Simona Halep go out.
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Italian lawyers urged to work faster

Saturday, August 30th 2014, 0:55

Italian PM Matteo Renzi announces measures to quicken the pace of the country's notoriously slow justice system to help the struggling economy.
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Venice kicks off with Birdman film

Thursday, August 28th 2014, 8:43

The Venice Film Festival gets under way in Italy with Birdman, a comedy drama about an actor trying to escape from the shadow of his most famous role.
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Celebrating the joy of craftsmanship

Tuesday, August 26th 2014, 23:01

The Italian city that as been making violins for centuries
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Balotelli seals £16m Liverpool move

Monday, August 25th 2014, 16:03

Italy forward and ex-Manchester City player Mario Balotelli completes his £16m move from AC Milan to Liverpool.
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More migrant deaths in Italy waters

Monday, August 25th 2014, 8:52
related places: Lampedusa

Italy's navy recovers six bodies after a fishing boat carrying African migrants sank south of Lampedusa in the third fatal incident in as many days.
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Liverpool agree £16m Balotelli fee

Thursday, August 21st 2014, 12:59

Liverpool agree a £16m fee with Italian club AC Milan to sign former Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli.
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'Our economic system doesn't work'

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 23:03
related places: Rome

Shopkeepers in Rome deal with reality of endless economic crisis
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Bodies found after Tornado collision

Wednesday, August 20th 2014, 13:16

Two bodies are found after Italian Tornado fighter jets collide and crash during training, while the fate of two other crew members is unknown.
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