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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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VIDEO: Beneath flyover where Italy coach fell

Monday, July 29th 2013, 14:03

A coach has plunged off a flyover in southern Italy leaving at least 38 people dead in the country's worst road accident for decades.
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Unrepentant Nazi criminal Priebke chills Rome

Monday, July 29th 2013, 8:04
related places: Rome

Italians bitter about unrepentant Nazi war criminal in Rome
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VIDEO: Italy coach plunge leaves 38 dead

Monday, July 29th 2013, 7:15

At least 38 people have been killed in southern Italy when a coach plunged 30m (98ft) down a steep slope, rescue services have said.
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Italy minister suffers banana insult

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 21:20

Italian politicians react with anger after the country's first black minister has bananas thrown at her during a political speech.
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Higuain completes move to Napoli

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 18:06
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Spain Spain
related places: Napoli

Real Madrid's Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, a transfer target for Arsenal, completes a £34.5m move to Napoli.
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Italy police target Mafia near Rome

Friday, July 26th 2013, 9:40
related places: Rome

Italian police arrest at least 50 people in major operations against Mafia crime gangs near Rome and in the far south.
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VIDEO: Italian heatwave warnings issued

Friday, July 26th 2013, 2:41

The Italian authorities have issued warnings for seven cities as a heatwave sweeps across the country.
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VIDEO: Five guilty in Costa Concordia trial

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 17:47

A court in Italy has convicted five men of manslaughter in connection with last year's sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise liner.
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Five guilty in Costa Concordia trial

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 13:52

An Italian court convicts five company employees of manslaughter over the Costa Concordia shipwreck in which 32 people died in January 2012.
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VIDEO: Berlusconi aides guilty in sex trial

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 2:01

Three associates of former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi have been found guilty of procuring prostitutes for his controversial "bunga bunga" parties.
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Kidnap case CIA agent 'heads for US'

Friday, July 19th 2013, 17:47
related countries: Panama Panama, United States United States

An ex-CIA station chief held in Panama after a conviction in Italy over the kidnap of a terror suspect is '"en route" to the US, officials say.
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Berlusconi aides guilty in sex trial

Friday, July 19th 2013, 16:10

Three associates of former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi are found guilty of procuring prostitutes for his controversial "bunga bunga" parties.
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Italy minister Alfano survives vote

Friday, July 19th 2013, 12:39

Italy's interior minister survives a no-confidence vote in the Senate - a relief to the fragile ruling coalition.
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Ex-CIA fugitive detained in Panama

Friday, July 19th 2013, 0:36
related countries: Panama Panama

A former CIA station chief convicted by an Italian court of kidnapping a terror suspect has been detained in Panama, Italian officials say.
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Italian screenwriter Cerami dies at 72

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 11:05
related places: Cerami

Italian screenwriter Vincenzo Cerami, best known for his Oscar-nominated work on the film Life is Beautiful, dies at 72.
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Man City's Maicon makes Roma switch

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 8:42
related places: Roma

Manchester City right-back Maicon completes a transfer to Italian side Roma for an undisclosed fee.
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Italy political storm over Kazakhs

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 11:11

A top civil servant resigns in Italy amid a political furore over the deportation of a Kazakh dissident's wife and six-year-old daughter.
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Italy race row MP refuses to resign

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 17:09

An Italian politician who compared the country's first black minister to an orangutan says he will not resign as vice-president of the senate.
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Italy's Letta: UK 'is EU's big risk'

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 4:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italy leader urges UK to stay in EU
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'Orangutan' slur highlights open racism in Italian politics

Monday, July 15th 2013, 18:12

Minister a victim of the ugly racism in Italian politics
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Italy minister deflects racial slur

Monday, July 15th 2013, 11:39

The Italian minister compared to an orangutan by an anti-immigrant politician accepts his apology, but invites him to "reflect deeply".
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Italy minister compared to orangutan

Monday, July 15th 2013, 1:31

An Italian senator apologises for saying the country's first black cabinet minister reminded him of an orangutan.
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Italian league lacks quality - Nesta

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 13:54
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain

Former Italy international Alessandro Nesta says Serie A lacks the quality of the English, German and Spanish leagues.
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The price of taking on the mafia

Friday, July 12th 2013, 23:15

The price of standing up to the Italian mafia
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Italy anti-mafia op nets mayor

Friday, July 12th 2013, 13:32

Police in southern Italy arrest a town's mayor and five councillors, in a major crackdown on mafia fraud and contract-rigging.
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Hosts held in Euro 2013 opening game

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 21:07
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Finland Finland

Hosts Sweden miss two penalties as they are held 1-1 by Denmark, while Italy and Finland share a tame goalless draw.
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Trio to face match-fixing charges

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 14:23
related places: Lecce

Italian trio Lazio, Genoa and Lecce face a points deduction over a match-fixing scandal.
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Berlusconi team anger at court date

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 6:38

Italy's highest court will hear Silvio Berlusconi's tax fraud appeal on 30 July - which could prevent the statute of limitations from expiring on one charge.
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Dogs used to smuggle drugs to Italy

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 1:34
related countries: United States United States

Italian judge orders 49 suspected Latin American gang members to stand trial for allegedly using dogs to smuggle cocaine into the country.
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Italy's credit rating downgraded

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 22:38

Concern over Italy's weak economy has prompted the ratings agency S&P to downgrade Italian government debt.
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Knox appeal to begin in September

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 16:12

An Italian court will begin hearing in September the appeal against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito's convictions for murdering Meredith Kercher.
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Costa Concordia trial adjourned

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 12:49

The trial of Captain Francesco Schettino, whose cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground off Italy with the loss of 32 lives, is opened and adjourned.
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VIDEO: Anger in Bolivia after jet blocked

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 3:37
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, France France, Spain Spain

Bolivia has summoned the ambassadors of France, Spain, Portugal and Italy to explain why their countries blocked President Evo Morales' jet last week.
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VIDEO: Costa Concordia: View from Giglio

Monday, July 8th 2013, 22:56

Locals and tourists on the Italian island of Giglio talk about the Costa Concordia cruise ship, still on its side 18 months after capsizing.
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Envoys summoned over Bolivia jet

Monday, July 8th 2013, 19:04
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, France France, Spain Spain

Bolivia demands that the ambassadors of France, Spain, Portugal and Italy explain why their countries blocked President Evo Morales' jet last week.
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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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