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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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Italy: news

Berlusconi 'should run for PM'

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 9:13

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi should run for re-election next year, the head of his centre-right party says.
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African migrants 'die of thirst'

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 10:57
related countries: Libya Libya

Fifty four people die while trying to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Italy in an inflatable boat after running out of water, a survivor tells the UN.
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Costa captain 'sorry' for sinking

Wednesday, July 11th 2012, 0:41

The captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship tells Italian TV he is sorry for the sinking in which more than 30 people died in January.
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Liverpool close in on Borini deal

Monday, July 9th 2012, 19:41

Brendan Rodgers hopes to make Italian striker Fabio Borini his first signing as Liverpool manager before the end of the week.
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Caravaggio sketches 'discovered'

Friday, July 6th 2012, 10:24
related places: Caravaggio, Milan

Two Italian historians say they have found dozens of sketches produced by Renaissance master Caravaggio, when he was a young student in Milan.
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Italy approves deep spending cuts

Friday, July 6th 2012, 8:50

Italy's government agrees to cut spending by 26bn euros (£21bn) over the next three years to plug the gap between spending and income.
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Costa captain 'guided by divine'

Thursday, July 5th 2012, 17:01

The captain of the shipwrecked Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia defends his actions in an open letter, saying he was led by a 'divine hand'.
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Italy's budget deficit increases

Wednesday, July 4th 2012, 14:30

Italy's budget deficit widened in the first three months of the year, official figures show.
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Costa Concordia data 'missing'

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 15:12

Reports from the probe into the sinking of Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia raise doubts about whether the data recorder was working at the time.
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Apple Italy faces 30 day shutdown

Tuesday, July 3rd 2012, 11:08

Apple's stores and facilities in Italy could be shut down for 30 days because of a row about product warranties.
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Italy's League elects new leader

Monday, July 2nd 2012, 9:40

Italy's right-wing Northern League elects ex-Interior Minister Roberto Maroni as its new leader, replacing the scandal-hit Umberto Bossi.
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Spain 4-0 Italy

Sunday, July 1st 2012, 20:39

Spain seal their place in history as the first side to win three successive major international tournaments with a stunning win over Italy in Kiev.
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Balotelli among 'great champions'

Saturday, June 30th 2012, 16:38

Mario Balotelli is flourishing at Euro 2012 because he is surrounded by "great champions", says Italy coach Cesare Prandelli.
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Merkel defends compromise on euro

Friday, June 29th 2012, 20:21
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain

Chancellor Merkel defends a deal to use eurozone bailout funds to help banks, a concession to Spain and Italy which sends stocks soaring.
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Eurozone agrees on banks rescue

Friday, June 29th 2012, 7:23
related countries: Spain Spain

EU leaders agree to use the eurozone's bailout fund to directly support struggling banks, an apparent concession by Germany to Spain and Italy.
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Best night of my life - Balotelli

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 22:54

Mario Balotelli describes his match-winning performance in Italy's Euro 2012 semi-final win as the best night of his life.
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Germany 1-2 Italy

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 20:41
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain

Mario Balotelli scores two superb goals as Italy shock Germany to book a Euro 2012 final showdown with Spain in Kiev.
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The gastric challenge of an Italian wedding

Thursday, June 28th 2012, 10:12

The ultimate gastric challenge of an Italian wedding
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Paper sorry for Balotelli cartoon

Wednesday, June 27th 2012, 11:31

Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport apologises for publishing a cartoon depicting Mario Balotelli as King Kong.
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World's oldest bank gets bailout

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 13:48
related places: Monte, Siena

The world's oldest bank, Italy's Monte dei Paschi di Siena, has received state help to bolster its finances.
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Pope visits quake-hit Italy town

Tuesday, June 26th 2012, 11:41

Pope Benedict visits one of the worst-affected towns in northern Italy after last month's earthquakes which claimed at least 25 lives.
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Rooney was fit to play - Hodgson

Monday, June 25th 2012, 22:01

England manager Roy Hodgson says the weight of expectation on Wayne Rooney - not fitness - could explain his poor performance against Italy.
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Hodgson backs penalty-miss pair

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 23:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England manager Roy Hodgson defends Ashley Young and Ashley Cole after they fail to score in the Euro 2012 penalties defeat by Italy.
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England 0-0 Italy (2-4 on pens)

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 21:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England suffer penalty agony once more as Italy win a shoot-out after the Euro 2012 quarter-final finishes goalless in Kiev.
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England can win Euros - Sir Bobby

Sunday, June 24th 2012, 9:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Sir Bobby Charlton is confident England will win Euro 2012 if they can beat Italy in Sunday's quarter-final.
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Gerrard driven by past failures

Saturday, June 23rd 2012, 22:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England captain Steven Gerrard says he will use the pain of past disappointments at major tournaments as inspiration against Italy.
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Euro's big four agree growth plan

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 16:59

The leaders of the eurozone's four biggest nations, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, agree a package to boost economic output by 1%.
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Parker bears no Balotelli grudge

Friday, June 22nd 2012, 12:41
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England midfielder Scott Parker says he has no problem with Italy's Mario Balotelli despite their Premier League clash.
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Milner wary of Balotelli threat

Thursday, June 21st 2012, 7:28
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

James Milner is wary of the threat posed by Manchester City team-mate Mario Balotelli ahead of England's clash with Italy.
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De Rossi excited by Gerrard clash

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 17:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italy midfielder Daniele De Rossi is looking forward to facing "idol" Steven Gerrard in Sunday's quarter-final with England.
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Bond yields fall after G20 summit

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 14:39
related countries: Spain Spain

Spanish and Italian bond yields fall, on hopes that the G20 summit saw eurozone nations move closer to a deal on lowering euro-area borrowing costs.
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Ministers to boycott England game

Wednesday, June 20th 2012, 13:31
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK ministers will not attend England's Euro 2012 quarter-final against Italy because of continuing concerns about selective justice in Ukraine.
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Croatia fined for Balotelli abuse

Tuesday, June 19th 2012, 15:38
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Uefa fines the Croatian Football Federation £65,000 after racist chanting was directed at Mario Balotelli during the Italy game.
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Caravaggio's Lazarus restored

Friday, June 15th 2012, 16:07
related places: Caravaggio, Rome

Caravaggio's Resurrection of Lazarus, which originally hung in a church in Sicily, goes on display in Rome's Palazzo Braschi after seven months of restoration work.
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Italy to sell off state assets

Friday, June 15th 2012, 15:30

The Italian government hopes to raise 10bn euros (£8.1bn; $12.6bn) selling off state-owned companies, in a bid to reduce its crippling debt mountain.
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Italy 1-1 Croatia

Thursday, June 14th 2012, 18:56
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Mario Mandzukic's second-half equaliser earns Croatia a vital draw against Italy to leave Group C qualification wide open.
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Spain borrowing costs hit record

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 21:06
related countries: Spain Spain

Spain's borrowing costs hit a euro-era high, while Italy's yields touch levels not seen for months, as optimism over the Spanish bank bailout fades.
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Uefa investigates racism claims

Tuesday, June 12th 2012, 11:55
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic, Russia Russia, Spain Spain

Uefa is to investigate alleged racist chanting during the Euro 2012 matches between Spain and Italy and Russia v Czech Republic.
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Spain 1-1 Italy

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 17:51
related countries: Spain Spain

Cesc Fabregas rescued a point for Spain as the champions began the defence of their European title with a draw against Italy
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Booker Prize winner Unsworth dies

Friday, June 8th 2012, 10:23

Barry Unsworth, the celebrated author of historical fiction who shared the Booker Prize in 1992, dies in Italy at the age of 81.
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Errani stuns Stosur to make final

Thursday, June 7th 2012, 15:36
related countries: France France, United States United States

Italian Sara Errani shocks US Open champion Sam Stosur to reach the French Open final with a three-set victory.
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Italy school bomb suspect held

Wednesday, June 6th 2012, 23:09
related places: Brindisi

Italian police arrest a man in connection to the bombing of a school in Brindisi last month, in which a 16-year-old girl was killed, local media says.
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VIDEO: Quake-damaged Italian tower demolished

Tuesday, June 5th 2012, 17:22
related places: Ferrara, Poggio Renatico

The bell tower of the church of Archangel Saint Michael, in Poggio Renatico in the province of Ferrara, has been demolished through a controlled explosion.
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Italian abducted in Nigeria freed

Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 1:07
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Kwara, Rome

An Italian engineer kidnapped in Kwara state, western Nigeria, has been freed, officials in Rome announce.
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Prandelli would accept withdrawal

Friday, June 1st 2012, 14:19

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says he would have "no problem" if they are withdrawn from Euro 2012 amid match-fixing allegations.
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German man 'killed in Nigeria'

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 14:31
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Kwara

A German engineer abducted in January by gunmen in Kano in northern Nigeria has been killed in a failed rescue bid, security sources say.
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Shard designer behind film museum

Thursday, May 31st 2012, 10:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Italian architect Renzo Piano, who is behind London's Shard skyscraper, will co-design the inaugural Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.
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VIDEO: Woman rescued from Italy quake debris

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 14:54

Rescue teams in Italy have pulled a woman to safety from debris, 10 hours after an earthquake caused her home to collapse upon her.
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Aftershocks hit north-east Italy

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 10:18

Dozens of aftershocks hit Italy's northern Emilia Romagna region after an earthquake leaves at least 17 people dead and 350 injured.
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India court bails Italian marines

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 9:39
related countries: India India

An Indian court gives bail to two Italian marines charged with the murder of two Indian fishermen.
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Balotelli 'will walk if abused'

Wednesday, May 30th 2012, 6:12

Manchester City and Italy striker Mario Balotelli threatens to walk off the pitch if he is racially abused at Euro 2012.
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Quiet terror of earthquake victims

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 20:24

Residents in shock after quake hits small Italian town
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Sixteen dead in new Italy quake

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 17:33

A new earthquake hits the Emilia Romagna region in northern Italy, killing at least 16 people and injuring about 200, officials say.
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Halt Italian football, says PM

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 15:55

Professional football in Italy should be suspended for up to three years after a match-fixing row, Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti suggests.
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Nadal eases past Bolelli in Paris

Tuesday, May 29th 2012, 15:44
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

World number two Rafael Nadal eases to a 6-2 6-2 6-1 win over Simone Bolelli of Italy in the first round of the French Open.
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VIDEO: Cheese producers hit by Italy quake

Sunday, May 27th 2012, 1:51

A week after a powerful earthquake hit northern Italy, Parmesan farmers are feeling the economic repercussions.
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'Pope's butler' quizzed on leaks

Friday, May 25th 2012, 17:27

The Vatican says it has detained a person - said by sources to be the Pope's butler - on suspicion of leaking confidential documents to the Italian media.
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Comic's party wins Italian polls

Tuesday, May 22nd 2012, 11:22
related places: Parma

Comedian Beppe Grillo shakes up Italian politics, with his party winning elections in the northern city of Parma.
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