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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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Rush film wins six Silver Ribbons

Monday, July 8th 2013, 12:10

Giuseppe Tornatore's The Best Offer, starring Geoffrey Rush, wins six prizes at Italy's Nastri d'Argento (Silver Ribbon) awards.
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Pope Francis visits migrant island

Monday, July 8th 2013, 9:47
related places: Lampedusa

Pope Francis visits the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa and urges help for desperate migrants who risk their lives getting there.
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Colombia deports Mafia boss Pannunzi

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 23:07
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Roberto Pannunzi, accused of being Europe's most wanted drug trafficker, is arrested by Italian police after being deported from Colombia.
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Top 'mafia boss' caught in Colombia

Saturday, July 6th 2013, 7:29
related countries: Colombia Colombia

Colombian police say they have caught the alleged boss of Italy's Calabrian mafia, Roberto Pannunzi, who is wanted on drug trafficking charges.
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Vatican bank chief and deputy resign

Monday, July 1st 2013, 19:43

The director and deputy director of the Vatican bank resign following the arrest of a senior Italian cleric over corruption and fraud allegations.
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Pope Francis to visit migrant island

Monday, July 1st 2013, 14:50
related places: Lampedusa

Pope Francis is to visit to the Italian island of Lampedusa, to pray for illegal migrants who have lost their lives at sea trying to reach Europe.
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New bugging claims made against US

Monday, July 1st 2013, 4:23
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Eu

France, Greece and Italy are among allies targeted by US spying operations, according to fresh leaks, as the EU demands answers on bugging claims.
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Uruguay 2-2 Italy (Italy win 3-2 on pens)

Sunday, June 30th 2013, 19:46
related countries: Uruguay Uruguay

Gianluigi Buffon saves three penalties as Italy overcome Uruguay to claim third place in the Confederations Cup.
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VIDEO: Footage of Vatican cleric under arrest

Friday, June 28th 2013, 18:54

A senior cleric working for the Vatican's financial administration has been arrested in Italy on charges of money laundering and embezzlement.
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VIDEO: BBC watches Brazil protest unfold

Friday, June 28th 2013, 9:41
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Spain Spain
related places: Fortaleza

Nearly 90 people were arrested for rioting in the north-eastern city of Fortaleza in the hours before the Confederations Cup semi-final between Spain and Italy.
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VIDEO: 'Not the image Brazil wants'

Friday, June 28th 2013, 2:11
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Spain Spain
related places: Fortaleza

Police clashed with demonstrators ahead of the Confederations Cup semi-final match between Spain and Italy in the north eastern city of Fortaleza in Brazil.
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Gandolfini funeral held in New York

Friday, June 28th 2013, 0:17

Family, friends and fans pay tribute to Sopranos star James Gandolfini at his funeral in New York, a week after he died in Italy.
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Spain 0-0 Italy (Spain win 7-6 on pens)

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 22:40
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Spain Spain

Spain will face Brazil in Sunday's Confederations Cup final after a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over Italy.
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Fashion boss Missoni's plane found

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 16:55
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Officials in Venezuela say they have found a plane that disappeared carrying the boss of Italian fashion house Missoni in January.
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Thales takes lead on 'dark explorer'

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 15:45

The European Space Agency (Esa) appoints Thales Alenia Space of Italy to build the Euclid dark energy-hunting space telescope.
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VIDEO: Turning olive oil to liquid gold

Thursday, June 27th 2013, 5:30
related countries: China China

As the Italian economy remains mired in recession, there are hopes that one of the country's quality food products, olive oil, could open up new markets in China.
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Tevez completes Juventus switch

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 20:53

Manchester City's Argentine striker Carlos Tevez joins Italian champions Juventus in a deal worth £12m.
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Italy seeks to lift youth employment

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 15:58

Italy's government says it will spend 1.5bn euros to boost youth employment, including tax breaks for companies that hire young people.
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Broadway tribute to Gandolfini

Wednesday, June 26th 2013, 7:58

Theatres on Broadway will dim their lights on Wednesday in memory of The Sopranos actor, James Gandolfini who died in Italy on Wednesday.
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Ancelotti appointed Real Madrid boss

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 12:18
related countries: France France, Spain Spain

Carlo Ancelotti takes over as Real Madrid manager, with Laurent Blanc replacing the Italian at Paris St-Germain.
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US blocks Picasso painting sale

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 10:21
related countries: United States United States

US authorities blocks the sale of a Picasso painting valued at $11.5m (£7.4m), at the request of the Italian Government.
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VIDEO: L'Aquila town centre frozen in time

Tuesday, June 25th 2013, 4:20
related places: L'Aquila

Luisa Baldini returns to the centre of L'Aquila, to see how little has changed four years on from the earthquake which devastated the medieval Italian town.
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Berlusconi convicted in sex trial

Monday, June 24th 2013, 19:32

Italy's former PM Silvio Berlusconi is sentenced to seven years in jail for paying for sex with an underage prostitute, and abusing the power of his office.
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Berlusconi's sex trial verdict due

Monday, June 24th 2013, 8:15

An Italian court convenes and is expected to rule whether ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi paid for sex with an underage prostitute and abused his office.
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VIDEO: Berlusconi sex trial verdict due

Monday, June 24th 2013, 2:31
related places: Milan

A court in the Italian city of Milan is expected to decide later on Monday whether Silvio Berlusconi paid for sex with an underage prostitute and abused his powers to cover it up.
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Nigeria 0-3 Spain

Sunday, June 23rd 2013, 22:12
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Spain will face Italy in the Confederations Cup semi-finals after topping Group B with a controlled victory over Nigeria.
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Italy 2-4 Brazil

Saturday, June 22nd 2013, 21:26
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Neymar scores his third goal of the Confederations Cup as Brazil qualify top of Group A after beating Italy.
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Scotland 30-29 Italy

Saturday, June 22nd 2013, 14:09
related countries: South Africa South Africa, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Al Strokosch plunges over for a last-minute try as Scotland edge out Italy in the final match of their South African tour.
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Prandelli sorry for Balotelli 'joke'

Friday, June 21st 2013, 23:01

Italy boss Cesare Prandelli apologises for saying Mario Balotelli was the only player allowed to leave the hotel because he is black.
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Italy's Schindler 'helped the Nazis'

Friday, June 21st 2013, 15:54

Researchers say they have found evidence that Italian police chief Giovanni Palatucci, credited with saving 5,000 Jews during WWII, was a Nazi collaborator.
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VIDEO: Dolce and Gabbana sentenced to jail

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 16:40

Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been sentenced to jail in Italy for one year and eight months for tax evasion
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Dolce and Gabbana sentenced to jail

Wednesday, June 19th 2013, 16:35

Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are sentenced to jail in Italy for tax evasion but have appealed against the verdict.
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Italy U21 2-4 Spain U21

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 18:19
related countries: Israel Israel, Spain Spain

Thiago Alcantara grabs a first-half hat-trick as Spain outclass Italy to retain the European Under-21 Championship in Israel.
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Italy school bomber gets life term

Tuesday, June 18th 2013, 18:06

An Italian court sentences to life in prison a man who carried out a school bomb attack in 2012, which killed a teenage girl and injured nine others.
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Mexico 1-2 Italy

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 21:35
related countries: Mexico Mexico

Mario Balotelli gives Italy victory over Mexico in the Confederations Cup after Andrea Pirlo scores to mark his 100th cap.
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Balotelli scores winner for Italy

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 20:51

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VIDEO: Pope blesses bikers in Rome

Sunday, June 16th 2013, 17:46
related places: Rome

St Peter's Square in Rome has been resounding to the roar of thousands of motorcycles as bikers from around the world joined Roman Catholic pilgrims for Mass and a blessing by Pope Francis.
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Italy upholds G8 police jail terms

Friday, June 14th 2013, 20:53
related places: Genoa

Italy's Supreme Court upholds jail terms for seven policemen and prison doctors for brutality against protesters at the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa.
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Archbishop meets Pope for first time

Friday, June 14th 2013, 14:14
related places: Rome

The Archbishop of Canterbury and Pope Francis have met for the first time since they became leaders of their respective Churches in March.
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Italy Grillo party rebellion widens

Wednesday, June 12th 2013, 14:15

Tensions within Italy's protest Five Star Movement (M5S) deepen after a senator launches a forthright attack on leader Beppe Grillo.
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Bomb found under Italian embassy car

Tuesday, June 11th 2013, 20:51
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

A bomb is found under an Italian embassy car in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, while the diplomats using it were shopping.
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Left ousts right in Rome election

Monday, June 10th 2013, 15:59
related places: Rome

Italy's centre-left candidate Ignazio Marino has captured the office of mayor of Rome, in a boost to Prime Minister Enrico Letta.
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Italy and France economies diverge

Monday, June 10th 2013, 12:37
related countries: France France

Mixed data from the eurozone suggests the French economy picked up in April, while Italy's decline has deepened.
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Tintoretto found in London museum

Friday, June 7th 2013, 15:25
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Victoria

A painting in the Victoria and Albert Museum, previously attributed to Andrea Schiavone, is found to be a work by Italian Master Jacopo Tintoretto.
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Gatlin beats Bolt over 100m in Rome

Thursday, June 6th 2013, 20:39
related places: Rome

Justin Gatlin beats Olympic champion Usain Bolt by one-hundredth of a second to record a surprise 100m win in Rome.
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England were awful, says Pearce

Wednesday, June 5th 2013, 22:31

England Under-21 manager Stuart Pearce calls his side's performance in the opening 1-0 defeat by Italy "awful".
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French wine 'has Italian origins'

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 19:11
related countries: France France

Researchers studying Italian pottery vessels found in France from 500 BC establish that they contained wine - and the beginnings of France's wine culture.
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Italian rider tests positive for EPO

Monday, June 3rd 2013, 15:12

The International Cycling Union suspends Mauro Santambrogio after the rider tests positive for blood booster EPO.
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Serena books place in Paris quarters

Sunday, June 2nd 2013, 13:41
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Serena Williams remains on course to land her second French Open title after beating Roberta Vinci in the last 16.
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Djokovic thrashes Dimitrov in Paris

Saturday, June 1st 2013, 19:25
related countries: France France

Novak Djokovic avenges his Madrid defeat by Grigor Dimitrov as he beats the Bulgarian in straight sets at the French Open.
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Marquez escapes serious injury

Friday, May 31st 2013, 14:35

Marc Marquez avoids serious injury in a high-speed crash, while Bradley Smith breaks his wrist in a separate incident.
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VIDEO: Commuter films Italy motorway tornado

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 21:37

A tornado has caused extensive damage in Italy, overturning lorries and damaging buildings.
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Journalist 'killed by army bullet'

Wednesday, May 29th 2013, 9:32
related countries: Thailand Thailand

A Thai court finds that an Italian journalist shot during anti-government protests in 2010 was killed by a bullet used by soldiers.
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'World's oldest Torah' scroll found

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 19:16
related places: Bologna

The University of Bologna in Italy finds what it says may be the oldest complete scroll of Judaism's most important text, the Torah, in its library.
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Setback for Italy's protest party

Tuesday, May 28th 2013, 12:36

Italy's Five Star Movement, the protest party which rocked the establishment at national polls, fares badly at local elections, while the left recovers.
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Politicians accused in Mafia trial

Monday, May 27th 2013, 11:36

Top former Italian politicians and policemen have gone on trial alongside Mafia godfathers in Sicily, for allegedly making secret deals.
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