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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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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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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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