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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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UN faults Italy over WWII claims

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 11:02
related countries: Germany Germany

The UN's highest court rules that Italy was wrong to allow its courts to make claims for compensation against Germany for Nazi war crimes.
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Eurozone service sector growing

Friday, February 3rd 2012, 9:47
related countries: Spain Spain

The eurozone's service sector grows for the first time in four months, although Spain and Italy continue to struggle.
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Costa woman 'was on ship bridge'

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 17:19
related countries: Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia

A Moldovan woman who reportedly dined with the Costa Concordia captain has told police she was on the bridge when the ship ran aground, Italian media report.
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Costa Cruise crash file withheld

Thursday, February 2nd 2012, 0:47
related countries: Egypt Egypt

Italian investigators are refusing to release a report into a fatal accident in Egypt involving a sister ship of the Costa Concordia, the BBC has learned.
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Big freeze extends across Europe

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 18:04
related countries: Turkey Turkey

Heavy snow has caused disruption across Europe, carpeting much of Italy to the south and Turkey to the east.
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Italy ship purser tells of rescue

Wednesday, February 1st 2012, 15:40

The last person rescued from Italy's shipwrecked Costa Concordia describes banging a frying pan on a wall to alert emergency teams.
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VIDEO: Cruise shipwreck search halted

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 22:58

Italian divers have abandoned their search for bodies inside the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia after conditions underwater deteriorated.
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Search of cruise ship abandoned

Tuesday, January 31st 2012, 15:38

Italian divers abandon their search for bodies inside the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia after conditions underwater deteriorate.
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Wreck removal 'to take 10 months'

Sunday, January 29th 2012, 18:32

It could take up to 10 months to remove the wreck of capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia, says Italy's civil protection agency chief.
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VIDEO: Woman's body found on cruise ship

Saturday, January 28th 2012, 13:39

Divers searching the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship in Italy have found the body of a woman, bringing the death toll to 17.
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Fitch downgrades Italy and Spain

Friday, January 27th 2012, 20:28
related countries: Spain Spain

Five eurozone economies, including Italy and Spain, are downgraded by rating agency Fitch, citing financial weakness during the debt crisis.
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Earthquake shakes northern Italy

Friday, January 27th 2012, 15:51
related places: Milan, Turin

A magnitude 5.3 magnitude earthquake is felt in Turin and Milan, the second to hit northern Italy in a week, but there are no reports of damage.
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Italian cruise firm offers payout

Friday, January 27th 2012, 12:45

The Italian firm that owns the stricken cruise ship Costa Concordia reaches an agreement on compensation with several Italian consumer groups.
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Kvitova and Sharapova go through

Wednesday, January 25th 2012, 4:04
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova sees off the spirited challenge of Italy's Sara Errani and will face Maria Sharapova in the semi-finals of the Australian Open.
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Another body found in Italy wreck

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 15:21

Another body has been found in the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship in Italy, bringing the death toll to 16, officials say.
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Italy strike prompts Fiat closure

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 12:58

A strike by Italian lorry drivers over rising fuel prices leads to car-maker Fiat halting production at five factories.
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VIDEO: Operation to remove cruise ship fuel

Tuesday, January 24th 2012, 3:28

Italian authorities are preparing to start pumping fuel from the wreck of the cruise ship, Costa Concordia.
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More bodies found on cruise ship

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 19:02

Italian authorities say the bodies of two women have been found on the wreck on the cruise ship Costa Concordia, as fuel pumping is set to begin.
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VIDEO: Taxi drivers on strike in Italy

Monday, January 23rd 2012, 16:39

Taxi drivers in Italy are on strike against the government's deregulation plans.
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Cruise ship firm faces US lawsuit

Saturday, January 21st 2012, 8:06
related countries: United States United States

Passengers from the cruise ship that ran aground off Italy last week are launching a class-action suit in the US against the owners, the BBC learns.
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Italy approves sweeping reforms

Friday, January 20th 2012, 20:19

The Italian government approves a controversial series of reforms programme designed to boost its debt-stricken economy.
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Italian shipwreck search resumes

Friday, January 20th 2012, 17:47

The search of the Costa Concordia cruise ship has resumed after bad weather caused a further delay to the operation.
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Nanni Moretti to head Cannes jury

Friday, January 20th 2012, 8:54

Acclaimed Italian director and actor Nanni Moretti will head the jury at this year's Cannes Film Festival, organisers announce.
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Two foreigners seized in Pakistan

Friday, January 20th 2012, 8:00
related countries: Germany Germany, Pakistan Pakistan
related places: Multan

Two foreigners, one Italian and one believed to be German, have been kidnapped in the central city of Multan, according to local officials.
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Ship crew 'downplayed emergency'

Friday, January 20th 2012, 7:34

A video emerges showing the crew of the Costa Concordia reassuring passengers that nothing is wrong, after the cruise ship began taking in water.
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VIDEO: Rescued ship passengers return home

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 19:19

Eyewitness accounts emerging from crew and passengers on the Costa Concordia are adding to pressure on the Italian Captain of the wrecked cruise ship.
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Search resumes on Italian wreck

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 17:53

Rescue efforts resume aboard the wrecked Italian cruise ship, Costa Concordia, with more than 20 people still missing after it ran aground on Friday.
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Wood to miss start of Six Nations

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 17:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England flanker Tom Wood is out of England's opening two Six Nations matches, against Scotland and Italy, because of an injury to his big toe.
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VIDEO: Crew told coastguard of 'blackout'

Thursday, January 19th 2012, 15:47

Italian television has released audio of what it says was the first radio call between the stricken Costa Concordia and the coastguard.
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Italian captain 'turned too late'

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 21:46

The captain of the cruise ship that capsized on Friday, Francesco Schettino, has admitted he made a navigation mistake, Italian media say.
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VIDEO: Cave divers hunt for cruise victims

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 19:31

The search of the Costa Concordia off the Italian coast has been suspended after the ship slipped further into the sea.
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Search suspended as ship shifts

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 16:27

The search of the capsized Costa Concordia is suspended after the Italian cruise ship shifts, amid fears it might slide into deeper water.
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VIDEO: Coastguard: We still have hope

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 16:25

An Italian coastguard commander has told the BBC that he still has hope in the search for Costa Concordia survivors.
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VIDEO: Rescue efforts suspended as ship shifts

Wednesday, January 18th 2012, 12:22

The search of the Costa Concordia cruise ship has been suspended after the capsized vessel slipped, the Italian coast guard says
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Cruise captain under house arrest

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 23:50

Italian judges put under house arrest the captain of a cruise ship that ran aground on rocks on Friday, killing at least 11 people.
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Five bodies found in cruise wreck

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 19:33

Italian rescuers find five more bodies in the wreck of the cruise ship Concordia, as a phone call allegedly incriminating the captain is released.
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Superb Djokovic sees off Lorenzi

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 14:50
related countries: Aruba Aruba
related places: Lorenzi

Novak Djokovic starts his Australian Open title defence with a crushing win against Paolo Lorenzi of Italy.
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Race to rescue Concordia missing

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 12:50

Rescue crews blast holes in a capsized cruise ship off the Italian coast as a desperate search for 29 missing people continues.
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VIDEO: Captain made 'reckless manoeuvre'

Tuesday, January 17th 2012, 11:58

The captain of the capsized Costa Concordia made a "reckless manoeuvre" before the accident, according to Italian prosecutor Francesco Verusio.
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Cruise ship captain 'off course'

Monday, January 16th 2012, 21:37

The owners of a cruise ship that hit rocks in Italy accuse the captain of veering off course to show the ship to locals on a nearby island.
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VIDEO: How cruise ship deviated from route

Monday, January 16th 2012, 16:42

Following the deadly capsizing of Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy, the value of shares in parent company Carnival Cruise Lines fell some 20%.
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VIDEO: Cruise ship rescue effort suspended

Monday, January 16th 2012, 13:13

The search for survivors of a cruise ship which capsized off the coast of Italy has been temporarily suspended after the boat slipped in rough weather.
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Cruise captain 'committed errors'

Monday, January 16th 2012, 11:02

The owners of the cruise ship that capsized off Italy on Friday, killing at least six, say the captain appears to have "committed errors".
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Shipwreck Britons returning home

Monday, January 16th 2012, 8:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British survivors of the fatal Costa Concordia cruise ship accident in Italy arrive home to describe scenes of chaos during the evacuation.
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More bodies found in Italian ship

Sunday, January 15th 2012, 20:08

Two more bodies are found on the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground off Italy, bringing the known number of dead to five.
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All Britons on ship safe - Hague

Sunday, January 15th 2012, 16:30

All 35 Britons - 23 passengers and 12 crew - who were on board the cruise ship which ran aground off the coast of Italy are safe and accounted for, says the foreign secretary.
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Survivors found on Italian ship

Sunday, January 15th 2012, 13:55

Three survivors are found on the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia more than 24 hours after it ran aground, as searches for those missing continue.
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VIDEO: Third survivor airlifted to safety

Sunday, January 15th 2012, 13:32

A crew member from the Italian cruise ship, the Costa Concordia, has been airlifted to safety and on his way to hospital by helicopter.
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Briton recalls cruise ship escape

Sunday, January 15th 2012, 9:04
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A UK survivor of a cruise ship which ran aground off the Italian coast describes how he used a ladder to escape on to the side of the vessel.
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Italy divers scour capsized liner

Sunday, January 15th 2012, 0:21

Rescuers race to find about 40 people unacccounted after a cruise ship ran aground off Italy with 4,000 on board, with two reported alive below decks.
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Britons on stricken cruise ship

Saturday, January 14th 2012, 21:35

A number of Britons were on board a luxury cruise ship that has run aground off the Italian coast, the Foreign Office says.
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Cruise ship runs aground in Italy

Saturday, January 14th 2012, 13:43

More than 4,000 people are evacuated after the cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground off Italy, with three people confirmed dead.
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VIDEO: Italy cruise ship captain detained

Saturday, January 14th 2012, 6:47

The captain of the cruise ship which ran aground off the western coast of Italy has been detained by police as the investigation into the incident gets under way.
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Drop in Italian borrowing costs

Friday, January 13th 2012, 11:28

Italy's cost of borrowing falls at the government's latest bond auction, though some analysts are disappointed by the level of demand.
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Italian election law poll blocked

Thursday, January 12th 2012, 17:42

Italy's highest court rejects a petition to hold a referendum on the electoral law, which would seek to reverse changes enacted under Silvio Berlusconi.
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