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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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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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VIDEO: Pope in first parish visit

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 16:53
related places: Rome

Pope Francis has made his first parish visit as Bishop of Rome.
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Italians vote in local elections

Sunday, May 26th 2013, 6:57
related places: Rome

Italians go to the polls in two days of local elections seen as a test for the new coalition government, with the focus on Rome's mayoral vote.
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Dancer 'lied' in Berlusconi sex case

Friday, May 24th 2013, 19:38

A dancer alleged to have had paid sex as a minor with Italy's ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi tells a court she lied to investigators in 2010.
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The uneven charm of Rome's cobblestones

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 23:43
related places: Rome

The stories behind Rome's gleaming cobblestones
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Nibali extends lead with stage win

Thursday, May 23rd 2013, 15:31

Italy's Vincenzo Nibali convincingly wins stage 18 of the Giro d'Italia to extend his lead over Cadel Evans in the overall standings.
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Visconti takes second Giro stage win

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 16:53

Giovanni Visconti wins his second Giro d'Italia stage in four days as Italy's Vincenzo Nibali maintains the overall lead.
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Costa Concordia charges announced

Wednesday, May 22nd 2013, 14:59

The captain of the Costa Concordia cruise liner which ran aground off Italy will face trial on 9 July on multiple manslaughter charges, a judge rules.
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Murray withdraws from French Open

Tuesday, May 21st 2013, 22:31

Andy Murray withdraws from the French Open because of the back injury that forced him out of the Italian Open.
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Nadal hammers Federer in Rome final

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 15:41
related places: Rome

Rafael Nadal drops only four games as he beats Roger Federer to win his seventh Italian Open title.
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Serena powers to Italian Open win

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 13:27
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

World number one Serena Williams beats Victoria Azarenka to win the Italian Open and her fourth consecutive tournament.
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VIDEO: Anti-austerity protests in Rome

Sunday, May 19th 2013, 1:47
related places: Rome

Thousands of protesters have marched through Rome in a demonstration against Italy's recently-elected coalition government.
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Thousands rally to oppose Italy cuts

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 17:40
related places: Rome

Tens of thousands of protesters, led by trade unionists, rally in the Italian capital Rome against the policies of the new coalition government.
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Williams eyes fourth title in a row

Saturday, May 18th 2013, 13:00

Serena Williams secures her place in the Italian Open final where she will seek to win her fourth consecutive title.
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Mafia boss gives himself up

Friday, May 17th 2013, 23:42

What happened when an Italian mafia boss handed himself in
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VIDEO: Turkey's 'Italian' makeover underway

Friday, May 17th 2013, 22:42
related countries: Turkey Turkey

At a time of economic doom and gloom across much of Europe - the credit rating for Turkey has been upgraded.
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Djokovic loses to Berdych in Rome

Friday, May 17th 2013, 15:53
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Rome

World number one Novak Djokovic loses to Czech Tomas Berdych in the Italian Open quarter-finals.
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Sharapova pulls out of Italian Open

Friday, May 17th 2013, 12:27
related countries: France France

Maria Sharapova's preparations for the French Open suffer a setback after she withdraws from the Italian Open because of illness.
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Lollobrigida jewels sell for millions

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 23:19

Jewellery belonging to Italian film star Gina Lollobrigida fetches almost $5m (£3.3m) at an auction in Geneva, Sotheby's says.
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Robson loses out to Serena in Rome

Tuesday, May 14th 2013, 20:27
related places: Rome

Britain's Laura Robson loses 6-2 6-2 to world number one Serena Williams in the second round of the Italian Open.
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Robson beats Venus Williams in Rome

Monday, May 13th 2013, 17:37
related places: Rome

Laura Robson beats seven-time Grand Slam-winner Venus Williams in the first round of the WTA event in Rome.
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Six years requested for Berlusconi

Monday, May 13th 2013, 16:52

Italian prosecutors seek a six-year sentence for former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for allegedly paying an underage prostitute for sex.
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VIDEO: Pope proclaims 800 Italian saints

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 13:30

Pope Francis has proclaimed the first saints of his pontificate in a ceremony at the Vatican including 800 victims of an atrocity carried out by Ottoman soldiers in 1480.
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Pope creates 800 Italian saints

Sunday, May 12th 2013, 12:18

Pope Francis proclaims the first saints of his pontificate in a list which includes 800 Italian victims of a 15th Century Ottoman atrocity.
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One killed in Italy pickaxe rampage

Saturday, May 11th 2013, 16:11
related places: Milan

An illegal immigrant in Italy has gone on a rampage with a pickaxe in Milan, killing a passer-by and wounding four others, police say.
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New Berlusconi trial requested

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 17:50

Italian prosecutors request that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi face trial for allegedly bribing a senator to switch parties in 2006.
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VIDEO: Berlusconi fraud conviction upheld

Thursday, May 9th 2013, 8:45

An appeals court in Italy has upheld the conviction for tax fraud of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
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Berlusconi fraud conviction upheld

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 19:28

An appeals court in Italy upholds the conviction for tax fraud of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, and reinstates a four-year prison sentence.
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VIDEO: Genoa port collision kills seven

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 19:11
related places: Genoa

At least seven people have died and two are missing after a container ship crashed into a control tower in the Italian port of Genoa, officials say.
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VIDEO: Deaths as ship rams Genoa tower

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 17:59
related places: Genoa

At least six people have died and several others are missing after a ship crashed into a control tower in the Italian port of Genoa.
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Deaths as ship rams Genoa tower

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 16:50
related places: Genoa

At least seven people have died and two are missing after a ship crashed into a control tower in the Italian port of Genoa, officials say.
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In pictures: Italy ship crash

Wednesday, May 8th 2013, 16:46
related places: Genoa

At least seven die as ship ploughs into Genoa port's tower
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Venice removes Boy with Frog statue

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 23:32
related places: Venice

Work has begun to take away a controversial statue depicting a naked boy with a frog in a part of ancient Venice, Italian media report.
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VIDEO: 'I paid £54 for four ice creams'

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 18:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Rome

Two British couples were charged £54 (64 euros) for four ice cream cones, while on holiday in Rome.
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Wiggins loses time in Giro d'Italia

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 16:02

Team Sky's Sir Bradley Wiggins lies sixth after stage four of the Giro d'Italia, won by Italy's Enrico Battaglin.
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Giulio Andreotti: Pre-Berlusconi titan

Monday, May 6th 2013, 21:36

David Willey on Giulio Andreotti, a flawed giant of Italian politics
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Ex-Italian PM Giulio Andreotti dies

Monday, May 6th 2013, 16:47

Giulio Andreotti, who served seven times as Christian Democrat prime minister, and was dogged by corruption allegations, dies at the age of 94.
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VIDEO: Twister wreaks havoc in northern Italy

Sunday, May 5th 2013, 2:59
related places: Bologna

A tornado has battered northern Italy, causing millions of dollars worth of damage in two provinces near Bologna, and injuring at least 12 people.
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Italian minister resigns after a day

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 15:36

A junior minister resigns a day after joining Italy's coalition, after saying gay people invited discrimination by "ghettoising" themselves.
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VIDEO: Footage shows tornado strike Italy

Saturday, May 4th 2013, 14:09
related places: Bologna

A powerful tornado has hit towns and villages close to the Italian city of Bologna, injuring 11 people.
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Alitalia baggage handlers arrested

Friday, May 3rd 2013, 12:55
related places: Rome

Italian police have arrested 19 baggage handlers working for Alitalia at Rome's Fiumicino Airport as part of a probe into suitcase theft, reports say.
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VIDEO: Knox: I want to visit Kercher's grave

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 7:05
related countries: United States United States

The American student Amanda Knox, who has written a book about her experience in Italy, says she hopes one day to be able to visit Meredith Kercher's grave.
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Knox considers Italy retrial return

Wednesday, May 1st 2013, 6:07
related countries: United States United States

Amanda Knox, who was convicted and then cleared of murdering Briton Meredith Kercher in 2007, says she may return to Italy to face a retrial.
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VIDEO: Knox protests innocence on US TV

Tuesday, April 30th 2013, 22:22
related countries: United States United States

Amanda Knox - who is facing a retrial over the killing of Briton Meredith Kercher in Italy in 2007 - has gone on US television to protest her innocence.
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Italian reporter disappears in Syria

Monday, April 29th 2013, 21:59
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, Syria Syria

A war correspondent for Italy's La Stampa newspaper has been missing for 20 days since crossing into Syria from Lebanon, the paper says.
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New Italian government sworn in

Sunday, April 28th 2013, 20:22

A new government is installed in Italy at the presidential palace, but a shooting incident outside the PM's office leaves two police officers wounded.
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Italy gunman 'targeted politicians'

Sunday, April 28th 2013, 16:12
related places: Rome

A gunman who shot two policemen in Rome as Italy's new government was being sworn in was acting out of anger at politicians, prosecutors allege.
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