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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 MPs elect judge as president

Saturday, January 31st 2015, 12:39

Italy's parliament elects judge Sergio Mattarella as the country's president, on a third day of voting for the largely ceremonial post.
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Italian PM wants judge for president

Thursday, January 29th 2015, 16:49

As Italy's parliament votes for a new president, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi proposes a constitutional court judge to replace Giorgio Napolitano.
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Federer knocked out in Melbourne

Friday, January 23rd 2015, 7:33
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Four-time champion Roger Federer is beaten in the Australian Open third round by Italian Andreas Seppi.
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Italy police recover 5,000 artefacts

Thursday, January 22nd 2015, 12:50
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A record haul of rare antiquities is revealed by Italian police after a lengthy inquiry into a Swiss-based trafficking ring.
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BP boss: Oil prices 'low for 3 years'

Wednesday, January 21st 2015, 19:48

Oil giant BP's boss Bob Dudley has told the BBC that oil prices could remain low for up to three years, and that UK petrol prices may fall below £1 a litre.
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Pope leaves Asia after record crowds

Monday, January 19th 2015, 7:53
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Asia, Rome

Crowds again line the motorcade route to bid farewell to Pope Francis after a five-day visit to the Philippines.
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Italian aid worker hostages freed

Friday, January 16th 2015, 5:28
related countries: Syria Syria

Two young Italian aid workers who had been taken hostage in northern Syria last year arrive safely home following their release.
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Italy's president leaves office

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 10:32

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano announces his retirement in a resignation letter, with uncertainty as to who will be his replacement.
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India extends Italian marine's leave

Wednesday, January 14th 2015, 6:36
related countries: India India

India's Supreme Court allows Italian marine Massimiliano Latorre who is accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012 to extend his stay in Italy by three more months on health grounds.
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VIDEO: Pope Francis looks East to Asia

Tuesday, January 13th 2015, 19:02
related places: Rome

Pope Francis is trying to shift the focus of the Catholic Church away from Rome - and towards millions of Asian followers.
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Italian director Francesco Rosi dies

Monday, January 12th 2015, 12:32

Director Francesco Rosi, one of Italy's most acclaimed and influential film-makers from the 1950s to the '90s, dies at the age of 92.
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La Dolce Vita star Anita Ekberg dies

Sunday, January 11th 2015, 12:57

Actress Anita Ekberg, the star of Federico Fellini's 1960 movie La Dolce Vita, dies in hospital at the age of 83.
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VIDEO: Why migrant risked Italy ship crossing

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 12:43
related countries: Syria Syria

A Syrian dental student explains why he chose to make the dangerous journey to Italy on board a ship that was abandoned by its crew at sea.
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Traffickers 'made $3m' on Italy ship

Sunday, January 4th 2015, 1:58

Italian police believe human traffickers made some $3m from 359 illegal migrants found abandoned on a cargo ship in the Mediterranean.
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Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 15:21

Fierce heat from slow-burning blazes are still keeping rescue crews from searching the hold and vehicle decks of the Norman Atlantic ferry.
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VIDEO: Abandoned migrants shelter in Italy

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 15:07
related countries: Syria Syria

Refugees from the Syrian conflict, who were abandoned by people traffickers on an animal cargo ship in the Mediterranean, are being found accommodation in Italy.
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Abandoned migrant ship reaches Italy

Saturday, January 3rd 2015, 2:42

Some 360 migrants on board a ship abandoned by its crew off Italy disembark after the vessel is towed to the Italian port of Corigliano Calabro.
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VIDEO: Migrant ship arrives in Italy port

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 23:22
related places: Corigliano Calabro

A ship carrying 360 migrants, which was abandoned by its crew off Italy, arrives at the port of Corigliano Calabro.
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VIDEO: Abandoned migrant ship reaches Italy

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 22:31
related places: Corigliano Calabro

A ship abandoned by its crew off Italy with 360 migrants on board has arrived at the Italian port of Corigliano Calabro, the coastguard says.
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VIDEO: Italian navy boards migrant ship

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 14:04

The Italian coastguard has taken control of a merchant ship carrying more than 400 migrants that is adrift in the Mediterranean without any crew on board.
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Rome police 'sick' on New Year's Eve

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 13:07

More than 80% of the city's police officers who were due to work on New Year's Eve didn't turn up.
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VIDEO: Italian Navy reaches migrant ship

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 10:43

Italian authorities say they have taken control of a ship carrying 450 migrants that was abandoned by its crew off the coast of Italy.
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VIDEO: Migrant ship drifting off Italy

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 6:10

The Italian coastguard is co-ordinating a rescue operation for a merchant ship adrift off the south-east coast of Italy with at least 400 migrants on board.
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Palestinians sign up to join ICC

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 21:40

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas signs the Rome Statute in a bid to join the International Criminal Court, prompting objections from Israel.
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Migrant freighter docks in Italy

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 11:54
related countries: Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia, Syria Syria

A cargo ship said to be carrying 700 clandestine migrants docks in the Italian port of Gallipoli under coastguard control after the crew abandoned ship.
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Marciello named Sauber reserve

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 11:28

Italian Raffaele Marciello is named as Sauber's test and reserve driver for the 2015 Formula 1 season.
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Confusion over ferry fire survivors

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 4:43

Italian officials say they are not certain how many people are still missing from a stricken ferry off Corfu, with all those on board now evacuated.
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Italy ferry death toll rises to 10

Monday, December 29th 2014, 20:17

Italian officials confirm 10 people have died after a fire on the Norman Atlantic ferry off Corfu, amid uncertainty over the number still missing.
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VIDEO: Ferry passengers led to safety

Monday, December 29th 2014, 18:56
related countries: Greece Greece

All remaining passengers have been rescued from an Italian ferry which caught fire off the Greek island of Corfu, officials have said.
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Five dead in Italian ferry blaze

Monday, December 29th 2014, 12:43

Five people have died and over 50 are still waiting to be rescued after a blaze on an Italian ferry off the Greek island of Corfu, officials say.
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VIDEO: Smoke hampers ferry rescue effort

Monday, December 29th 2014, 8:06

Rescuers have spent the night battling smoke and gale-force winds to try to save more than 250 passengers trapped on a burning Italian ferry in the Adriatic Sea.
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Italy steps in to save steel plant

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 17:28

The Italian government intervenes in the management of the Ilva steel plant, in an attempt to reform the beleaguered business.
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Tripadvisor fined by Italy regulator

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 22:38

Italy's competition watchdog fines travel website Tripadvisor €500,000 (£392,000) for publishing misleading information in its reviews.
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Juventus 2-2 Napoli (5-6 on pens)

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 20:52
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Doha, Napoli

Napoli bring an end to Juventus's dominance of the Italian Super Cup with a sudden-death penalty shootout win in Doha.
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VIDEO: Tremors endanger Michelangelo's David

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 6:40

The Italian government is to spend around €200,000 (£156,000) on a new plinth for Michaelangelo's David to protect the statue from earth tremors.
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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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