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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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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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Deal reached on Italian government

Saturday, April 27th 2013, 20:14

A new government is agreed in Italy by PM-designate Enrico Letta, ending two months of political deadlock since the general election.
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Awkward Italian coalition takes shape

Thursday, April 25th 2013, 14:50

Italy's political enemies forced into government together
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VIDEO: Letta set to become Italy's new PM

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 20:10

Enrico Letta appears set to become Italy's new prime minister, after being asked by President Giorgio Napolitano to form a broad coalition government
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Letta set to become Italy's next PM

Wednesday, April 24th 2013, 14:50

Centre-left politician Enrico Letta appears set to become Italy's prime minister, after being asked to form a new government to end the political paralysis.
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Italian president scolds politicians

Monday, April 22nd 2013, 16:48

Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano turns on the "irresponsible" politicians who re-elected him, accusing them of failing to enact reforms.
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Italy leader Napolitano re-elected

Saturday, April 20th 2013, 18:16

Giorgio Napolitano wins an unprecedented second term as Italian president after a cross-party appeal to help solve a deepening political crisis.
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Italian centre-left leader 'to quit'

Friday, April 19th 2013, 21:21

Italy's centre-left leader, Pier Luigi Bersani, promises to step down after a new president is elected, amid a rebellion among his MPs.
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Italian MPs fail to pick a president

Thursday, April 18th 2013, 18:39

Italy's parliament fails to agree on a new president in the first two rounds of voting, seven weeks after general elections ended in deadlock.
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Six Nations fixtures are announced

Tuesday, April 16th 2013, 13:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales will start their Six Nations title defence against Italy next year as the fixtures for both 2014 and 2015 are released.
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Court mulls Costa Concordia charges

Monday, April 15th 2013, 17:09
related places: Grosseto

A court in Grosseto, Italy, begins pre-trial hearings to decide who should stand trial over last year's Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster.
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Waste campaigner wins Goldman Prize

Monday, April 15th 2013, 7:22

An environmental campaigner, considered to be the driving force behind Italy's zero-waste movement, is one of the winners of the 2013 Goldman Prize.
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Italian journalists freed in Syria

Saturday, April 13th 2013, 14:00
related countries: Syria Syria

Four Italian journalists who were held hostage in Syria for nearly two weeks have been released, say officials in Italy.
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Italy experts in new coalition move

Friday, April 12th 2013, 16:01

A special panel of "wise men" presents reform proposals aimed at unblocking Italy's political stalemate.
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Italy robbers in motorway ambush

Monday, April 8th 2013, 16:44

Robbers in Italy target two security vans in an elaborately planned ambush on a motorway and escape with a huge haul of gold bars, police say.
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VIDEO: L'Aquila marks quake anniversary

Sunday, April 7th 2013, 7:54
related places: L'Aquila

L'Aquila in central Italy is commemorating the fourth anniversary of the devastating earthquake which left 309 people dead.
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Italy pardons US colonel in CIA case

Friday, April 5th 2013, 23:06
related countries: Egypt Egypt, United States United States

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano pardons a US Air Force colonel convicted in absentia over the rendition of an Egyptian imam in 2003.
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VIDEO: Twelve gold bars hidden in car

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 16:41
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

The gold was found in an under floor storage compartment in vehicle that belonged to an Italian family who normally live in Switzerland.
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UK export ban on Raphael drawing

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 12:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A drawing by Italian master Raphael, held by a private collector, is placed under an export ban as attempts are made to find the £29m needed to keep in the UK.
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'Ruby' in Berlusconi court protest

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 11:00

The woman known as "Ruby Heartstealer" protests outside a court in Italy to deny claims she was paid for having sex with former PM Silvio Berlusconi.
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VIDEO: Lights out at Rome's Colosseum

Thursday, April 4th 2013, 2:23
related countries: India India
related places: Rome

The lights at Rome's famous Colosseum were switched off as part of a protest against the forthcoming trial of two Italian marines in India.
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Italy seizes record assets in Sicily

Wednesday, April 3rd 2013, 15:40

Italian authorities seize assets worth 1.3bn euros ($1.7bn: £1.1bn) from a Sicilian wind farm tycoon in the country's biggest seizure of its kind.
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Rome's charioteers trot into the sunset

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 23:04
related places: Rome

Rome's latter-day charioteers ride into the sunset
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India lifts travel ban on Rome envoy

Tuesday, April 2nd 2013, 7:36
related countries: India India
related places: Rome

India's top court withdraws its earlier order barring the Italian ambassador from leaving India after a row over Italian marines accused of killing two Indians.
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Turin Shroud shown live on Italy TV

Sunday, March 31st 2013, 5:01

The Turin Shroud - which is revered by many Christians as the burial cloth of Jesus Christ - is shown live on Italian TV.
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'Select group' to end Italy impasse

Saturday, March 30th 2013, 20:03

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano says he will ask a select group of people to advise on ending an impasse in forming a new government.
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