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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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Venice flood barriers pass test

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 18:12
related places: Venice

Barriers designed to protect the Italian city of Venice from flooding during high tides pass their first public test.
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Argentina shuns war criminal's body

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 4:03
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina says it will not accept the body of convicted Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke, who died in Italy on Friday aged 100.
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Many dead as migrant boat capsizes

Friday, October 11th 2013, 22:07
related places: Lampedusa

At least 27 people died when a boat carrying more than 200 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean, Malta's prime minister confirms.
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Alitalia rescued by financing deal

Friday, October 11th 2013, 19:25

The board of Alitalia has approved a rescue package including a big contribution from the Italian postal service.
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VIDEO: Syria to Lampedusa 'like a death trip'

Friday, October 11th 2013, 15:21
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Lampedusa

A mother-of-four has told the BBC's Matthew Price about her harrowing journey from Syria to Lampedusa, Italy, on a boat carrying migrants, which sank off the coast, with the loss of at least 300 lives.
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Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke dies

Friday, October 11th 2013, 14:30

Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke, who was serving a life sentence for his role in a WWII massacre, dies in Italy aged 100, his lawyer says.
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VIDEO: Inside 'eerie' migrant boat graveyard

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 23:43

As Italian divers finish searching a boat that sank carrying migrants from Africa, the BBC's Matthew Price says there remain 'vivid symbols of the desperation' that migrants were prepared to go to.
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Alitalia to get aid from post office

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 22:43

The debt-ridden Italian airline Alitalia is to receive a capital injection from Italy's state-owned post office, as it tries to avoid bankruptcy.
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Thursday, October 10th 2013, 21:54

Italian divers say they have finished searching a boat that sank carrying migrants from Africa as the death toll from the accident reaches 311.
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Night of the 'tsunami'

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 8:02

The Italian village wiped out by a wave
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State funeral for Italy migrants

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 18:41
related places: Lampedusa

Italy's prime minister announces a state funeral for the hundreds of migrants who died after their boat capsized off Lampedusa last week.
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Fuel supply warning for Alitalia

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 12:02

Italian oil firm ENI may cut Alitalia's fuel supply on Saturday unless the airline secures ongoing financing.
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Concordia: Indian's remains 'found'

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 13:52
related countries: India India

Divers searching the wreck of the Costa Concordia off Italy find what they believe to be the remains of Russel Rebello, an Indian waiter listed as missing.
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Lampedusa death toll climbs to 232

Monday, October 7th 2013, 22:05
related places: Lampedusa

Italian divers "unpack a wall of people" from the sunken hull of a boat carrying African migrants that sank off Lampedusa island on Thursday.
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VIDEO: Lampedusa divers recover dozens of bodies

Monday, October 7th 2013, 6:20
related places: Lampedusa

Divers have recovered 83 bodies from the wreck of the boat carrying African migrants to the Italian island of Lampedusa.
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Italy divers recover migrant bodies

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 23:20
related places: Lampedusa

Divers in Italy recover the bodies of dozens more African migrants who drowned after their boat sank off the island of Lampedusa.
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VIDEO: Italy divers recover 70 bodies

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 21:05
related places: Lampedusa

Divers have recovered 70 more bodies from the sea, where a ship carrying African migrants sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday, bringing the official death toll to 181.
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Italian director Carlo Lizzani dies

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 10:09
related places: Rome

Police investigate a suspected suicide after 91-year-old film director Carlo Lizzani falls from a balcony at his house in Rome, local reports say.
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VIDEO: Fire panic 'caused Italy sinking'

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 21:11
related places: Lampedusa

A migrant boat off the coast of Lampedusa sank after a blanket was set ablaze in the hope of attracting help, survivors have told the BBC.
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Row over Italy migrant boat deaths

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 15:23
related places: Lampedusa

Italy's coast guard denies that it was slow to respond to the sinking of a boat carrying African migrants off the island of Lampedusa on Thursday.
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Aerial search at Italy sunken boat

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 12:46
related places: Lampedusa

Italy's coastguard uses planes and helicopters to spot migrants' bodies around the boat which sank off the island of Lampedusa on Thursday.
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Friday, October 4th 2013, 22:14
related places: Lampedusa

Rough seas force Italian rescuers to postpone their search for hundreds of migrants still missing after their boat sank off Lampedusa.
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Senate moves to expel Berlusconi

Friday, October 4th 2013, 15:07

A cross-party panel of the Italian Senate recommends the expulsion from the chamber of Silvio Berlusconi over his conviction for tax fraud.
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VIDEO: Dozens die as migrant boat sinks

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 21:48
related places: Lampedusa

At least 130 people have been killed after a boat carrying as many as 500 migrants from Africa sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa.
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Hundreds feared dead from Italy boat

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 18:32

At least 130 African migrants die and many more are missing as a boat carrying them to Europe sinks off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa.
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Costa Concordia divers find remains

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 8:28

Divers scouring the site of the Costa Concordia wreck off the coast of Italy have recovered what could be more human remains, officials say.
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Letta wins after Berlusconi U-turn

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 18:47

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta wins a Senate confidence vote after a last-minute U-turn in his favour by former PM Silvio Berlusconi.
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Italy PM Letta faces confidence vote

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 11:15

Italy's PM Enrico Letta addresses parliament ahead of a crucial vote of confidence, saying defeat could be fatal for the country.
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VIDEO: Italian PM faces confidence vote

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 6:40

Italy's parliament is due to hold a vote of confidence in the governing coalition, with an attempt to topple PM Enrico Letta appearing to falter.
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Allies defy Berlusconi on key vote

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 17:08

Leading figures in Silvio Berlusconi's own party defy him by calling on MPs to back the Italian coalition government in a confidence vote.
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US shares hit by shutdown threat

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 1:27

Markets are slightly rattled by the threat of a US government shutdown, closing down for the day.
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Kercher judge orders new DNA test

Monday, September 30th 2013, 20:07

The Italian judge hearing the retrial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of Briton Meredith Kercher has ordered a new DNA test on a knife allegedly used in the killing.
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VIDEO: Italian PM calls confidence vote

Monday, September 30th 2013, 15:39

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta says he will call a vote of confidence in parliament on Wednesday, in an attempt to avoid fresh elections, following the collapse of his governing coalition.
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Italy PM Letta struggles for support

Monday, September 30th 2013, 14:06

Italy's Prime Minister Enrico Letta is battling to rescue his coalition after ministers loyal to ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi pulled out.
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Kercher murder retrial open in Italy

Monday, September 30th 2013, 11:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The retrial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito over the 2007 murder of Briton Meredith Kercher opens in Italy, with the suspects not expected to attend.
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Italian president in PM crisis talks

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 18:42

Italy's president begins crisis talks with Prime Minister Enrico Letta after ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi pulls his ministers out of the government.
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VIDEO: Italy's awkward coalition crumbles

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 7:48

Italy's president is considering ways out of an acute political crisis after former-PM Silvio Berlusconi's ministers left the coalition government.
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Berlusconi resignations spark crisis

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 20:38

Ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi pulls his party's ministers from Italy's government, prompting a political crisis and accusations of lying from the prime minister.
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Italy PM Letta threatens to resign

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 4:34

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta says he will quit unless his shaky coalition cabinet is backed in a parliamentary vote expected next week.
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Titian identified as Christ painter

Friday, September 27th 2013, 14:35

A previously unknown work by the Italian master Titian is identified in a private collection in Europe.
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Italy pasta brand in gay advert row

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 17:32

Gay activists in Italy urge a boycott of leading pasta brand Barilla after its chairman says he would not use gay people to advertise pasta.
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President rebukes Berlusconi allies

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 14:53

Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano chides allies of Silvio Berlusconi, who are threatening to scupper the government over his legal woes.
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Remains found at Costa Concordia

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 14:37
related places: Rome

Italian officials overseeing the search for bodies around the wreck of the Costa Concordia say unidentified remains have been found.
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Costa Concordia captain blames crew

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 14:32
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

The captain of the Costa Concordia blames his Indonesian helmsman for the accident which caused the ship to sink off the coast of Italy last year.
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Patten restates cuts for BBC bosses

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 9:18

BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten restates the corporation's plans to "cut management to 1%" in a speech in Italy, confirming his commitment to the 2011 strategy on senior manager pay.
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UN presses Italy on people smuggling

Friday, September 20th 2013, 21:23

The UN's Special Rapporteur on human trafficking, Joy Ezeilo, says Italy must do more to tackle the problem.
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Knox: I won't attend Italy appeal

Friday, September 20th 2013, 17:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

American Amanda Knox says she will not travel to Italy for an appeals trial over the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
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Senate vote goes against Berlusconi

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 7:23

Supporters of Silvio Berlusconi lose an Italian Senate committee vote, bringing his expulsion from parliament a step closer.
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Costa Concordia ship set upright

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 16:36

Engineers in Italy succeed in setting the capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia upright, 20 months after it ran aground off the island of Giglio.
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Costa Concordia freed from rocks

Monday, September 16th 2013, 21:56

Engineers in Italy free the cruise ship Costa Concordia from rocks on the sea bed, in one of the largest salvage operations ever attempted.
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VIDEO: Costa Concordia salvage to go ahead

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 21:37

Salvage experts in Italy are making final preparations to raise the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship.
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Costa Concordia salvage to go ahead

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 19:50

A daring attempt to pull the shipwrecked Costa Concordia upright will go ahead on Monday, Italian officials have confirmed.
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Coach is caught spying in bushes

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 13:00
related places: Genoa

Italian side Genoa suspend a youth-team coach after he was caught in bushes spying on rivals Sampdoria ahead of a derby meeting.
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Economic crisis hits Italian diet

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 0:09

Economic crisis takes bite out of healthy Italian diet
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Ex-CIA chief seeks pardon from Italy

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 21:07
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A former CIA Milan station chief asks the Italian president for a pardon after being convicted in absentia of kidnapping an Egyptian Muslim cleric.
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Ferrari confirm Raikkonen for 2014

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 15:41

Ferrari confirm Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen will partner Fernando Alonso at the Italian team from next season.
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Pope Francis gifted 20-year-old car

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 20:45
related countries: Holy See (Vatican City) Holy See (Vatican City)

An Italian priest gives Pope Francis a 20-year-old white Renault 4 to drive himself around Vatican city.
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