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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 probes Northern League cash

Wednesday, April 4th 2012, 15:47

Prosecutors in Italy investigate the right-wing Northern League party - formerly allied to ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi - for suspected fraud.
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Italy arrests 'match-fix' player

Tuesday, April 3rd 2012, 9:18
related places: Bari

Italian footballer Andrea Masiello is arrested after reportedly admitting to match-fixing while he played for Bari.
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Italian mayor quits over threats

Monday, April 2nd 2012, 14:56

The resignation of a town mayor in southern Italy following threats from the mafia has exposed the difficulties facing elected officials there.
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Mafia banker 'held in Thailand'

Saturday, March 31st 2012, 21:58
related countries: Thailand Thailand
related places: Rome

An Italian banker wanted in Rome to serve a jail term for mafia links is arrested in Thailand after almost three decades on the run, authorities say.
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Mancini does not trust Balotelli

Friday, March 30th 2012, 23:07

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini admits he does not trust striker Mario Balotelli, but will continue to play the Italian.
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Italian police find Scarface bust

Friday, March 30th 2012, 17:28
related places: Naples

Italian police discover a life-sized bust of actor Al Pacino as the drugs boss "Scarface" when they raid the home of a suspected drugs boss near Naples.
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Shock at Italy self-immolations

Thursday, March 29th 2012, 20:54

Italians are left shocked by two cases in as many days in which men set themselves alight in protest at their financial circumstances.
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AC Milan 0-0 Barcelona

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 20:56

Barcelona will need to beat AC Milan at the Nou Camp to ensure their place in the Champions League semi-finals after being held in Italy.
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Strikes loom in Italy over reform

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 14:56

A major Italian union is to strike in protest at labour law reform, following the example of the country's main union federation.
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Monti's union test of strength

Wednesday, March 28th 2012, 12:20
related places: Monti

Italy's Monti defies unions over labour reform
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Italian writer Tabucchi mourned

Monday, March 26th 2012, 8:57
related countries: Portugal Portugal
related places: Lisbon

Tributes are paid to Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi, a fierce critic of Silvio Berlusconi, following his death in Lisbon at the age of 68.
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Italian hostage released in India

Sunday, March 25th 2012, 15:39
related countries: India India

Claudio Colangelo, one of two Italians taken hostage by Maoist rebels in India almost two weeks ago, is released.
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All fuel removed from Concordia

Saturday, March 24th 2012, 22:09

Work to remove fuel from the wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia has been completed, Italian officials announce.
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More Costa Concordia bodies found

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 18:46

Five more bodies are found near the wreck of the Costa Concordia, more than two months after the cruise ship capsized off the Italian coast.
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Screenwriter Tonino Guerra dies

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 9:39
related places: Rimini

Guerra, whose work helped define post-war Italian cinema, dies in Rimini after a short illness.
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Court makes order on Force India

Thursday, March 22nd 2012, 9:04

A High Court judge has ordered Force India to pay more than £700,000 in unpaid fees to Italian race car design company Aerolab.
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Strike vow over Italy job reforms

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 15:06

Italy's largest trade union, the CGIL, says it will hold a general strike over government plans to reform employment laws.
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Indian rebels deadline extended

Wednesday, March 21st 2012, 4:08
related countries: India India

Maoist rebels in eastern India extend to late Wednesday a deadline for their demands to be met for the release of two Italian hostages.
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Italy tackles labour law reform

Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 17:23

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti begins tough talks with unions on labour law reform as he tries to turn around the economy.
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Judges held in Italy mafia swoop

Monday, March 19th 2012, 14:34
related places: Naples

Italian police arrest 16 judges in what is described as a big anti-mafia operation centred on the southern city of Naples.
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Italy hopes Maoists free tourists

Monday, March 19th 2012, 9:32

Italian Consul General Joel Melchiori says he is "hopeful" two Italians kidnapped by Maoist rebels in the eastern state of Orissa will be released.
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VIDEO: Italian coastguard rescues migrant boat

Sunday, March 18th 2012, 3:37
related places: Lampedusa

More than 50 immigrants have been rescued from a stranded boat off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa.
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Vatican opens media leaks probe

Friday, March 16th 2012, 22:39

The Vatican opens a rare criminal investigation into unauthorised leaks to the Italian media of confidential documents.
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Fiat plants shut over fuel strike

Friday, March 16th 2012, 19:34

Italian carmaker Fiat halts production at all five of its plants in its home country, as it struggles to cope with a transport strike.
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Arrest in Italy synagogue 'plot'

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 14:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London, Milan

A man aged 20 has been arrested in northern Italy on suspicion of plotting an attack on a synagogue in Milan.
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VIDEO: Italian mayor 'bans dying'

Thursday, March 15th 2012, 7:57

The mayor of a town in southern Italy has banned dying because his town has run out of burial space.
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Nigeria kidnap 'mastermind' dies

Wednesday, March 14th 2012, 21:41
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

The man suspected of planning the kidnapping of a Briton and an Italian man in Nigeria dies in police custody, according to officials.
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UK defends Nigeria rescue effort

Tuesday, March 13th 2012, 17:30
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond tells MPs that the attempted rescue of a British and Italian hostage in Nigeria was their "best chance".
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Experts find 'possible' Da Vinci

Monday, March 12th 2012, 14:05

Researchers in Italy say they may have found traces of a Leonardo Da Vinci painting hidden in a Florentine fresco.
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Wales 24-3 Italy

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 17:00

Wales stay on course for a third Six Nations Grand Slam in eight years with a hard-earned win over Italy in Cardiff.
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Italian cargo ship runs aground

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 15:54

Coast guards in Italy use helicopters to rescue the crew of a cargo ship after it ran aground on a reef off Sicily in stormy seas.
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Italian women still waiting for respect

Saturday, March 10th 2012, 0:28

Women still battling for respect in the new Italy
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UK and Italy seek to defuse row

Friday, March 9th 2012, 21:58
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italy and Britain's foreign ministers move to defuse the diplomatic row that erupted over a failed hostage rescue in Nigeria.
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Italy demands UK hostage answers

Friday, March 9th 2012, 18:36
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italy's foreign minister asks Britain to provide "utmost clarity" within "hours" about the failed attempt to rescue a Briton and Italian in Nigeria, as a row over the handling of the operation deepens.
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Wales relish Grand Slam pressure

Friday, March 9th 2012, 16:35
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Warren Gatland admits he would "hate to see the reaction in Wales" if his Grand Slam chasers lose to Italy in the Six Nations.
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Two die during Nigeria rescue bid

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 23:42
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British engineer and his Italian colleague, who were abducted in Nigeria last year, have died in a failed rescue attempt, David Cameron says.
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Jenkins hopes to break Wales duck

Thursday, March 8th 2012, 7:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Gethin Jenkins seeks to lead Wales to victory at the fourth time of asking when they face Italy on Saturday.
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Balotelli fined for curfew breach

Wednesday, March 7th 2012, 20:07

Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini confirms Mario Balotelli has been fined a week's wages, which the Italian has accepted.
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Funeral triggers Italy gay debate

Monday, March 5th 2012, 16:13

The death of one of Italy's most popular singers, Lucio Dalla, sparks debate about attitudes towards homosexuality in the country.
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Hearing on Costa Concordia wreck

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 17:26

Key information about the capsizing of the Costa Concordia cruise ship is handed over to a panel of experts as part of a pre-trial hearing in Italy.
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VIDEO: Hearing on Costa Concordia wreck

Saturday, March 3rd 2012, 10:45

Key information about the capsizing of the Costa Concordia cruise ship has been handed over to a panel of experts during a pre-trial hearing in Italy.
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Eurozone jobless rate at new high

Thursday, March 1st 2012, 11:31

The unemployment rate in the eurozone continued to rise in January, hitting a new record of 10.7%, the Eurostat agency says.
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VIDEO: Strong currents slow cruise ship

Wednesday, February 29th 2012, 17:36

An Italian coastguard official says the stricken cruise ship Costa Allegra is being slowed down by strong sea currents.
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VIDEO: Stricken Costa ship changes route

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 19:37

The Italian cruise ship left adrift with more than 1,000 people on board after a power failure now faces a longer journey before reaching land.
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Stricken Costa ship changes route

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 15:31
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean
related places: Costa

The Italian cruise ship being towed after a power failure is not expected to reach land until Thursday, after safety concerns prompt a change of route.
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Italy and India try to defuse row

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 10:35
related countries: India India

The foreign ministers of Italy and India agree that the row over the killing of two Indian fishermen must be amicably addressed.
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VIDEO: Fishing boat towing stranded liner

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, 5:44
related countries: France France, India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

A French fishing boat has come to the aid of an Italian cruise liner left adrift in the Indian Ocean with more than 600 passengers on board after a power failure.
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India pledge over shooting probe

Monday, February 27th 2012, 4:15
related countries: India India

India will "not succumb to pressures from Italy" over an investigation into the fatal shooting of two fishermen by an Italian navy security team, a minister says.
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Berlusconi bribe case thrown out

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 18:21

Italian judges throw out a bribery case against Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's former prime minister, because it has expired under the statute of limitations.
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Ireland 42-10 Italy

Saturday, February 25th 2012, 15:33
related countries: Ireland Ireland
related places: Dublin

Ireland score five tries against Italy to clinch their first win of the 2012 Six Nations.
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Fiat boss warns over Italy plants

Friday, February 24th 2012, 13:49
related countries: United States United States
related places: Fiat

Fiat's boss, Sergio Marchionne, says two plants in Italy may have to close if they cannot export to the United States.
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VIDEO: Will reforms keep Venice afloat?

Friday, February 24th 2012, 5:44
related places: Venice

The BBC's Chris Morris reports from Venice on how the economic reforms of Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti are affecting the iconic Italian location.
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New moth invades Italy vineyards

Friday, February 24th 2012, 2:29

A moth with a taste for Chardonnay leaves, which has infested vineyards across northern Italy, is a new species of leafminer, scientists say.
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Italy's cuts may threaten Venice

Friday, February 24th 2012, 0:04
related places: Venice

Could rescuing Italy's economy sink Venice?
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Italy chided over Africa migrants

Thursday, February 23rd 2012, 11:47
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, Libya Libya, Somalia Somalia

The European Court of Human Rights says Italy violated the rights of Eritrean and Somali migrants by sending them back to Libya.
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More bodies from Concordia found

Wednesday, February 22nd 2012, 17:02

Search teams in Italy find eight more bodies in the wreck of the cruise ship Costa Concordia which capsized on 13 January as the inquiry spreads.
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