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Nestle finds horsemeat in beef meals

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 13:39
related countries: France France

The world's biggest food company, Nestle, has removed beef pasta meals from shelves in Italy and Spain after tests revealed traces of horse DNA.
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Warburton and Jones on Wales bench

Tuesday, February 19th 2013, 13:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Alun Wyn Jones and Sam Warburton return from injury on the bench for Wales against Italy in the Six Nations on Saturday.
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Warburton praise for coach Howley

Monday, February 18th 2013, 21:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sam Warburton has applauded interim Wales coach Rob Howley's decision to name his team a week early for the Italy clash.
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Cameron backs Westland helicopters

Monday, February 18th 2013, 16:13

Prime Minister David Cameron says AgustaWestland is an "excellent" company and that bribery claims are a matter for its Italian owners.
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Tens of thousands hear Pope prayer

Sunday, February 17th 2013, 11:43
related places: Rome

Tens of thousands of pilgrims attend St Peter's Square in Rome for one of the final public appearances of Pope Benedict XVI.
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Four convicted for L'Aquila quake

Saturday, February 16th 2013, 21:02
related places: L'Aquila

An Italian court convicts four people over the collapse of a university hall of residence during the deadly earthquake in L'Aquila in 2009.
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Helicopter scandal boss steps down

Friday, February 15th 2013, 15:34
related countries: India India

The boss of Italian defence firm Finmeccanica, Giuseppe Orsi, formally resigns amid allegations that the group paid bribes to win an Indian contract.
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Italy 'Mafia' wind farm arrests

Friday, February 15th 2013, 14:58

Italian police arrest five people including a town mayor on suspicion of Mafia corruption over contracts to build wind farms in Sicily, local media say.
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Italy's 10-metre Alpine mega-tunnel

Friday, February 15th 2013, 0:47

Cloak and dagger needed to glimpse Italy's Alpine mega-tunnel
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India halts helicopter deal payments

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 15:28
related countries: India India

India says it is freezing payments for a helicopter deal to Italian aerospace firm Finmeccanica over corruption allegations.
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Ivorian sets himself alight in Rome

Thursday, February 14th 2013, 14:43
related places: Fiumicino, Rome

A man from Ivory Coast about to be deported from Italy sets himself alight at Fiumicino airport in the capital, Rome, Italian media reports.
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VIDEO: Magazine defends Kate bikini photos

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 21:26

The editor of Italian magazine Chi has defended using photos of the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge in a bikini on holiday, saying they are "photos of a young couple in love.''
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Kate bikini photos 'not scandalous'

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 16:55

Italian magazine Chi defends using photos of the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge on holiday, saying they are "photos of a young couple in love".
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India 'may cancel' helicopter deal

Wednesday, February 13th 2013, 7:12
related countries: India India
related places: Milan

India says it will cancel a helicopter deal with Italian aerospace firm Finmeccanica if corruption charges are proved following the arrest of its chief in Milan.
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Italy court sentences ex-spy chief

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 21:31

Italy's former intelligence chief Nicolo Pollari is sentenced to 10 years in prison for his role in the 2003 rendition by the CIA of a terror suspect.
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Kate photos to be published in Italy

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 19:18

St James's Palace condemns plans by Italian gossip magazine Chi to publish pictures of the Duchess of Cambridge on a private Caribbean holiday.
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Italian aerospace boss arrested

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 11:38

The chief executive of Italian aerospace and defence firm Finmeccanica has been arrested on corruption charges.
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The Italian fashion capital being led by the Chinese

Tuesday, February 12th 2013, 0:25
related countries: China China

Chinese firms leading the way in Italy's clothing heartland
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Ancient order celebrates 900 years

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 20:05
related countries: Malta Malta
related places: Rome

The Knights of Malta military order of the Catholic Church - which dates back to the Crusades - celebrates its 900th birthday in Rome.
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France 6-16 Wales

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 19:48
related countries: France France, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Paris

Wales end a run of eight straight defeats as George North's spectacular finish helps them beat France in the Six Nations.
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Scotland 34-10 Italy

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 16:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Stuart Hogg scores a spectacular solo try as Scotland beat Italy to secure their record win in the Six Nations.
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VIDEO: Italian musical goes the Full Monty

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 11:12
related places: Rome

The lack of jobs in Italy is at the heart of a musical that has opened in Rome.
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Young and unemployed in Italy

Saturday, February 9th 2013, 2:14

Youth unemployment stripped bare ahead of Italian elections
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'Mafia father' in TV talent show bid

Friday, February 8th 2013, 15:33

An Italian mafia suspect gave out hundreds of phones to try to bring his daughter success in TV talent show voting, police believe.
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VIDEO: Balotelli in AC Milan racism row

Wednesday, February 6th 2013, 19:04

The vice-president of Italian football club AC Milan, Paolo Berlusconi, has been accused of using racist language to describe new signing Mario Balotelli.
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Scots make two changes for Italy

Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 12:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Flanker Rob Harley and hooker Ross Ford come into the Scotland side for Saturday's Six Nations match against Italy.
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Italy 23-18 France

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 17:59
related countries: France France

Italy blow the Six Nations wide open as they win at home to neighbours France for the second time in a row.
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Berlusconi in property tax pledge

Sunday, February 3rd 2013, 15:34

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he will abolish an unpopular local property tax if he wins this month's elections.
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VIDEO: Balotelli fans clash with Milan police

Thursday, January 31st 2013, 11:30
related places: Milan

AC Milan football fans have clashed with Italian police as they celebrated a proposed transfer of Mario Balotelli to their club from Manchester City.
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Scuffles mar Balotelli Milan move

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 23:23

AC Milan football fans clash with Italian police as they celebrate a proposed transfer of striker Mario Balotelli from Manchester City.
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Liverpool complete Coutinho deal

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 16:51
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Liverpool complete the £8.5m signing of Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho from Italian side Inter Milan.
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Italy's mixed feelings about Fascism

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 13:18

Fascist leader continues to stalk Italy's politics
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Missoni boss plane luggage found

Wednesday, January 30th 2013, 0:02
related countries: Netherlands Netherlands

A piece of luggage from the missing plane carrying Italian fashion boss Vittorio Missoni is found off the Dutch Caribbean island of Curacao.
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Balotelli to sign for AC Milan

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 22:57

AC Milan agree a deal to sign Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli on a four-and-a-half-year contract.
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VIDEO: World's oldest bank asks for bailout

Tuesday, January 29th 2013, 12:23
related places: Siena

The world's oldest bank, Italy's Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena is asking for a taxpayer funded bailout after making severe losses.
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Man City discuss Balotelli sale

Monday, January 28th 2013, 22:47

Manchester City hold talks with AC Milan and Juventus about the possible sale of Italian striker Mario Balotelli.
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Balotelli move to Milan dismissed

Monday, January 28th 2013, 17:12
related places: Milan

Manchester City's David Platt says Mario Balotelli will not be moving to AC Milan despite reports in the Italian media.
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VIDEO: Rome cat sanctuary under threat

Saturday, January 26th 2013, 0:01
related places: Rome

Cat lovers in Rome are in a fight with officials over the occupation of one of the city's historic sites.
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Earthquake shakes northern Italy

Friday, January 25th 2013, 17:31
related places: Florence, Milan

An earthquake shakes parts of northern Italy and is felt as far away as Milan and Florence, although there are no immediate reports of injuries.
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Oldest bank in risky trades probe

Friday, January 25th 2013, 15:50
related places: Siena

Shareholders of the world's oldest bank, Italy's Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, approve a plan needed to get a state bailout amid revelations that it concealed loss-making risky trades.
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Italy tackles mafia-owned businesses

Tuesday, January 22nd 2013, 0:08

Why Italian authorities confiscate companies
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Warrant for Italy's top paparazzo

Monday, January 21st 2013, 18:43

A Europe-wide arrest warrant is issued for Italy's "King of the Paparazzi" Fabrizio Corona after he went on the run over a blackmail conviction.
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New meter tracks Italy's tax cheats

Monday, January 21st 2013, 0:52

The new weapon of the Italian tax office in the fight against cheats
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Italian marines' trial 'in India'

Friday, January 18th 2013, 8:58
related countries: India India

India's Supreme Court turns down a bid by the Italian government to transfer to Italy the case of two of its marines charged with the murder of two Indian fishermen.
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Is Garibaldi in his tomb?

Tuesday, January 15th 2013, 1:19

The mystery of an Italian hero's final resting place
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Berlusconi trial request rejected

Monday, January 14th 2013, 17:44
related countries: Morocco Morocco

An Italian court denies ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi's request to postpone his trial on sex and abuse of power charges until after elections.
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VIDEO: One year since Costa Concordia disaster

Sunday, January 13th 2013, 20:59

Survivors of the Costa Concordia disaster and relatives of the 32 people killed have been marking a year since the luxury cruise liner hit rocks and capsized off the Italian island of Giglio.
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Italian Benghazi diplomat shot at

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 22:25
related countries: Libya Libya

The Italian consul in Libya's second city, Benghazi, escapes unharmed after unidentified gunmen open fire on his bullet-proof car.
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Costa Concordia 'out by September'

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 16:06

The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship in Italy will be removed by September at the latest, officials say on the eve of the disaster's first anniversary.
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Runaway boy drives across Europe

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 14:44
related countries: Germany Germany

A 13-year-old boy takes his father's Mercedes and drives from Italy all the way to Germany after an alleged row with his mother.
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Searching Lake Garda for WWII missing

Saturday, January 12th 2013, 0:41
related countries: United States United States

70-year search for US troops who drowned in Italy
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Ancient tombs unearthed in Egypt

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 16:58
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Luxor

Egypt's antiquities ministry says Italian archaeologists have unearthed tombs in Luxor that are more than 3,000 years old.
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Little fresh on Italian election menu

Thursday, January 10th 2013, 0:41

Why there is little fresh on Italian election menu
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Italian sailors freed by pirates

Wednesday, January 9th 2013, 9:08
related countries: Niger Niger, Nigeria Nigeria

Pirates free three Italians kidnapped by gunmen off the coast of Nigeria's oil-producing Niger Delta region last month, says Italy's foreign ministry.
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Find of Roman statues 'important'

Tuesday, January 8th 2013, 19:20

Archaeologists in Italy say they have discovered what they've called a "very important" series of statues dating back to the Roman era, linked to the celebrated poet Ovid.
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Berlusconi 'won't stand for PM'

Monday, January 7th 2013, 17:44

Silvio Berlusconi will not be a candidate for prime minister in next month's Italian election, according to a pact he has signed with the Northern League party.
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VIDEO: Search intensifies for Missoni boss

Monday, January 7th 2013, 13:15
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Authorities intensify search efforts for a small plane which disappeared off the coast of Venezuela on Friday with six people on board - including the director of the Italian fashion house Missoni, Vittorio Missoni.
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Two killed in Italian avalanche

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 9:11
related countries: Russia Russia

Two Italian skiers die in an avalanche in north-eastern Italy, in the same valley where six Russian tourists were killed just a day earlier.
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VIDEO: Missoni boss missing in Venezuela

Sunday, January 6th 2013, 1:48
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A small aircraft carrying the director of Italian fashion house Missoni has disappeared off the coast of Venezuela.
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Six Russians die on Alps ski slope

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 12:36
related countries: Russia Russia

Six Russian tourists die as their snowmobile flips over during a night-time run down an Alpine ski slope in north-eastern Italy, reports say.
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