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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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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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Syria hostage 'treated like animal'

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 16:44
related countries: Syria Syria

Italian journalist Domenico Quirico speaks of his five-month ordeal as a hostage of armed groups in Syria, saying he was treated "like an animal".
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VIDEO: Investigating Rome's forgotten tunnels

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 5:17
related places: Rome

A network of tunnels which appear to be an underground city is being investigated deep beneath the villa of Emperor Hadrian near Rome.
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Senators debate Berlusconi expulsion

Monday, September 9th 2013, 12:14

An Italian senate committee debates whether former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi should be stripped of his senate seat following his conviction for tax fraud.
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Italian and Belgian freed in Syria

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 23:52
related countries: Syria Syria

Italian journalist Domenico Quirico and Belgian teacher Pierre Piccinin da Prata are released after being kidnapped in Syria in April.
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British national 'drowns in Sicily'

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 20:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man has died in Italy, the Foreign Office says, with reports suggesting he drowned - along with his girlfriend - while swimming in the sea.
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Vettel beats Alonso to Monza win

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 13:31
related places: Ferrari, Monza

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel beats title rival Fernando Alonso of Ferrari with a convincing performance in the Italian GP.
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Italian documentary wins Golden Lion

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 11:18

Italian film Sacro GRA becomes the first documentary to win the top prize at the Venice Film Festival.
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Alonso downplays 'idiots' jibe

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 17:41
related places: Ferrari

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso downplays a radio message in which he appeared to criticise his team during Italian Grand Prix qualifying.
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Migrants rescued from Italian waters

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 16:23

More than 700 people have been rescued in the last two days from boats carrying migrants and refugees off the coast of Italy, coastguards say.
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Vettel heads Webber for Monza pole

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 13:15
related places: Monza

Sebastian Vettel takes pole at the Italian GP as Lewis Hamilton only manages 12th and Fernando Alonso criticises Ferrari.
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Vettel leads Alonso in practice

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 10:07
related places: Ferrari

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel heads Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in final practice at the Italian Grand Prix.
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The magic of Monza

Friday, September 6th 2013, 23:01
related places: Monza

Royal park plays host to Italy's 'cathedral of speed'
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Williams to meet Azarenka in final

Friday, September 6th 2013, 22:22
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, United States United States

Serena Williams will face Victoria Azarenka in a rematch of 2012's US Open final after both had convincing semi-final wins.
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Dominant Vettel heads Monza practice

Friday, September 6th 2013, 13:50
related places: Monza

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel is in daunting form as he heads team-mate Mark Webber in second practice at the Italian GP.
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Hamilton heads Alonso in practice

Friday, September 6th 2013, 9:43
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Ferrari

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton heads Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in a tight first practice session at the Italian GP.
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Azarenka eases into US Open semis

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 1:07
related countries: United States United States

Second seed Victoria Azarenka remains on course for a return to the US Open final after beating Daniela Hantuchova.
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VIDEO: Knox's ex-boyfriend on 'nightmare'

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 17:36

The Italian man convicted and then cleared of killing Meredith Kercher has told the BBC's Hardtalk programme that he does not know if the "nightmare" will end.
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VIDEO: Pope portrait ploughed in Italy

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 12:56
related places: Castagnaro, Verona

Italian artist Dario Gambarin creates a crop-portrait of Pope Francis in his parents' field in the town of Castagnaro, close to Verona.
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Kercher accused says 'life on hold'

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 12:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Italian man convicted and then cleared of killing British student Meredith Kercher has said his life is "on hold" while he awaits a retrial over her murder.
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Judges defend Berlusconi conviction

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 16:19

Italy's Supreme Court judges issue a statement on why they upheld former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's sentence for tax fraud.
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Italian recalls ISS spacewalk scare

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 9:22

An Italian astronaut describes how he nearly drowned as water leaked into his helmet during a spacewalk.
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Osvaldo joins Southampton for £15m

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 19:58
related places: Roma

Southampton sign Italy international striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo from Roma for a club-record fee of £15m.
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Gondola tourist killed in Venice

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 14:50
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Venice

A 50-year-old German tourist is crushed to death during a gondola ride on the famous Grand Canal in the Italian city of Venice.
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Eni agrees to pay Mozambique tax

Friday, August 16th 2013, 11:33
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique

Italian energy company Eni agrees to pay $400m (£256m) in capital gains tax to authorities in Mozambique.
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Pope greets Argentine football team

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 16:04
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentine footballers, including superstar Lionel Messi, meet fellow countryman Pope Francis along with the Italian national team.
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India helicopter deal is criticised

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 11:44
related countries: India India

A helicopter deal at the centre of bribery allegations in India and Italy comes under fire in an official parliamentary report.
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VIDEO: Bikes versus cars at Rome's Colosseum

Monday, August 12th 2013, 5:08
related places: Rome

Traffic has been banned from parts of central Rome under a new plan to help protect key monuments.
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VIDEO: 'Rancadore is a top Mafia boss'

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 21:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Italian judge has told the BBC that a man arrested in Britain is one of the Mafia's "top bosses".
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VIDEO: Tomb opened in hunt for 'Mona Lisa'

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 13:14
related places: Florence, Vinci

Scientists in the Italian city of Florence have opened a tomb to extract DNA they hope will identify the model for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.
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Migrants die in Italy shipwreck

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 11:07

Italian authorities recover the bodies of six migrants killed in an apparent shipwreck, as officials warn of an upsurge in illegal migration.
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Tomb opened in Mona Lisa quest

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 9:28
related places: Florence, Vinci

Scientists in the Italian city of Florence open a tomb to extract DNA they hope will identify the model for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.
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Arrested mafia boss denied bail

Friday, August 9th 2013, 17:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A Sicilian Mafia family boss found living in London is denied bail while Italian authorities seek to extradite him.
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Italy rescues 'Syrian' boat migrants

Friday, August 9th 2013, 10:52
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrians and Egyptians are reported to be among nearly 700 migrants who arrived illegally by boat in southern Italy inside 24 hours.
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Roma sign Arsenal's Gervinho for £8m

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 18:14
related places: Roma

Arsenal sell Ivory Coast striker Gervinho to Italian side Roma for £8m, ending his two-year stay in the Premier League.
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'Lost' Orson Welles short recovered

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 13:25
related places: Pordenone

Footage from three slapstick shorts made by Citizen Kane director Orson Welles in 1938 has been restored after being found in a warehouse in Pordenone, Italy.
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Tanker migrants arrive in Italy

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 15:47
related countries: Malta Malta
related places: Rome

A tanker carrying 102 African migrants brings them to Italy after Malta refuses to allow them to land in a dramatic stand-off.
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VIDEO: Murder charge over LA beach crash

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 0:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Los Angeles

An American man accused of driving through crowds at a Los Angeles beach and killing an Italian woman on her honeymoon has been charged with murder.
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Finger broken off Florence statue

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 15:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florence

A 14th-Century statue in the Italian city of Florence loses a finger after it was handled by an American tourist.
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VIDEO: Berlusconi supporters rally in Rome

Monday, August 5th 2013, 1:38
related places: Rome

Hundreds of supporters of the former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi have gathered outside his home to rally against his recent sentencing for tax fraud.
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Berlusconi stands by broad coalition

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 19:37
related places: Rome

Silvio Berlusconi tells hundreds of supporters at his Rome mansion that the government "must forge ahead" despite his recent tax-fraud sentence.
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Vodafone sues Telecom Italia

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 18:17

Vodafone has filed a lawsuit against Telecom Italia, claiming the Italian company abused its dominant market position.
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Berlusconi rages at prison ruling

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 9:59

Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi broadcasts an angry video message after a court upholds his prison sentence for tax fraud.
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Berlusconi jail term confirmed

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 21:39

Italy's highest court upholds the prison sentence handed down to former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for tax fraud.
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Last chance for Berlusconi defence

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 14:51

Lawyers for Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi make final appeals to a top criminal court over his tax fraud conviction.
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Mass funeral for Italy bus victims

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 11:05

Relatives and friends attend a mass funeral for the 38 people killed when a coach went off a bridge into a ravine on Sunday night.
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VIDEO: Mass funeral for Italy crash victims

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 10:48
related places: Pozzuoli

A mass funeral has been held near the southern Italian town of Pozzuoli for the 38 victims of Sunday's bus crash
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Italy coach plunge leaves 38 dead

Monday, July 29th 2013, 14:16

A coach plunges off a flyover in southern Italy, leaving at least 38 people dead and 10 injured - Italy's worst road accident for decades.
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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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