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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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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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Man held over Italy school bomb

Monday, May 21st 2012, 19:06

Italian PM Mario Monti is among mourners paying their last respects to Melissa Bassi, as a man is questioned over the attack.
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Nadal defeats Djokovic in Italy

Monday, May 21st 2012, 14:29

Rafael Nadal beats world number one Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win a record sixth Italian Open title.
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Italy quake victims given shelter

Monday, May 21st 2012, 5:13

Thousands of people left homeless by a powerful earthquake in northern Italy spend the night in shelters as aftershocks continue in the region.
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Deadly quake hits northern Italy

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 18:59

A magnitude-6.0 earthquake in northern Italy kills at least seven people, causing "significant damage" to the region's cultural heritage.
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Sharapova wins Italian Open crown

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 18:23
related places: Rome

World number two Maria Sharapova recovers from a set and 4-0 down to beat Li Na and defend her Italian Open crown in Rome.
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Lone bomber sought in Italy blast

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 15:05

A bomb that killed a girl outside a school in southern Italy was probably planted by a single person rather than the mafia, a prosecutor says.
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VIDEO: Deadly earthquake in northern Italy

Sunday, May 20th 2012, 9:42

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake in northern Italy kills at least six people, causing serious damage to buildings in several towns.
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VIDEO: Deadly bomb blast at Italy school

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 18:02
related places: Brindisi

A bomb has exploded in front of a school in the southern Italian city of Brindisi killing at least one girl and injuring six others.
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School bomb kills girl in Italy

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 17:54
related places: Brindisi

A bomb outside a school in the southern Italian city of Brindisi kills a teenage girl and injures five other people as children gather for classes.
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Serena Williams in injury scare

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 11:10
related countries: France France

Serena Williams says she will be fit for the French Open after withdrawing from the Italian Open with a sore back.
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VIDEO: Bomb explosion at Italy school

Saturday, May 19th 2012, 10:42
related places: Brindisi

A bomb explodes in front of a school in the southern Italian city of Brindisi killing at least one girl and injuring six others.
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Italian fraudster's assets seized

Friday, May 18th 2012, 16:48

Italian police seize assets estimated to be worth about 330m euros (£253m) from convicted businessman Gioacchino Campolo.
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India charges prompt Italy row

Friday, May 18th 2012, 16:24
related countries: India India

Indian police charge two Italian marines with the murder of two Indian fishermen, prompting Italy to recall its ambassador.
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Nadal through to Rome semi-finals

Friday, May 18th 2012, 14:53
related places: Rome

World number three Rafael Nadal is through to the semi-finals of the Italian Open after a straight-sets win over Tomas Berdych.
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VIDEO: Building disasters blight Sicilian town

Friday, May 18th 2012, 8:33
related places: Rome, Venice

Italy has a history for creating spectacular architecture, as seen in cities like Rome and Venice, yet one town in Sicily has found itself blighted by modern building disasters.
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Murray beaten by Gasquet in Rome

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 16:41
related countries: France France
related places: Rome

Britain's Andy Murray is beaten 6-7 (2-7) 6-3 6-2 by 16th seed Richard Gasquet of France in the Italian Open third round.
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VIDEO: Adrenaline sports on dangerous volcano

Thursday, May 17th 2012, 1:54

A team of speed flyers have become the world's first to successfully descend Italy's Mount Etna.
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Italy's Bossi in fraud probe

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 15:19

Umberto Bossi, the founder of Italy's main opposition party the Northern League, is under investigation for fraud, authorities say.
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Italian university switches to English

Wednesday, May 16th 2012, 9:49

A top Italian university switches to English
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Ratings cut on 26 Italian banks

Monday, May 14th 2012, 22:33

Ratings agency Moody's cuts the credit ratings on 26 Italian banks, including Italy's largest lenders Unicredit and Intesa Sanpaolo.
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Mobster's body exhumed in Rome

Monday, May 14th 2012, 14:25
related places: Rome

The body of Italian gangster Enrico De Pedis is exhumed in Rome, 22 years after his death, as police look for clues about a missing teenager.
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Italy town gets accidental mayor

Thursday, May 10th 2012, 17:20

A hotel owner in a small mountain town in northern Italy is voted mayor after putting his name forward as a favour to a friend.
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VIDEO: Ferrari 'doughnut' scars ancient wall

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 15:28
related countries: China China
related places: Ferrari

Italian sports car maker Ferrari has apologised after one of its cars drove on an ancient Chinese monument, prior to a publicity event, causing damage.
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Italy councillor 'kills himself'

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 11:24
related places: Bologna

A councillor and former mayoral candidate is found dead in the Italian city of Bologna, after apparently throwing himself off a council building balcony.
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Italian clubs face fixing probe

Wednesday, May 9th 2012, 11:10

More than 20 Italian football teams and dozens of players are told they are under investigation as part of an inquiry into match-fixing.
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Left makes gains in Italy polls

Tuesday, May 8th 2012, 9:43

Centre-left and protest parties score well in Italy's local elections amid widespread discontent with the government's austerity drive.
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VIDEO: Italian nuclear official wounded

Monday, May 7th 2012, 19:48
related places: Genoa

The head of an Italian nuclear energy company has been shot in the leg while leaving his home in the northern Italian city of Genoa.
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Nuclear official wounded in Italy

Monday, May 7th 2012, 15:52
related places: Genoa

The head of an Italian nuclear energy company is shot and wounded by a gunman on a motorbike as he leaves his home in the northern city of Genoa.
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Juventus seal Serie A title win

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 21:28

Juventus are the champions of Italy for the 28th time after wrapping up their first Serie A title in nine years.
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Molinari secures Spanish Open win

Sunday, May 6th 2012, 15:47
related countries: Spain Spain

Italy's Francesco Molinari wins the Spanish Open in Seville after shooting a seven-under-par 65 in his final round.
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Life in the city of 1,000 statues

Saturday, May 5th 2012, 11:00

In Rome, you are never far from a statue with a story to tell
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Eurozone jobless rate hits record

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 15:43

Unemployment in the eurozone reached a record high again in March, as joblessness also rose in Italy and Germany.
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Knox trial video cost challenged

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 9:56
related countries: United States United States

Auditors are investigating Italian prosecutors involved in the murder trial of US student Amanda Knox over the cost of a controversial video re-enactment.
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India allows Italy ship to leave

Wednesday, May 2nd 2012, 8:56
related countries: India India

India's Supreme Court allows an Italian tanker detained since two Italian marines on board killed two Indian fishermen to leave the country.
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VIDEO: Puppies released from breeding facility

Monday, April 30th 2012, 15:12

Animal rights activists storm a dog breeding facility in Italy and free dozens of puppies.
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Italian murder suspect held in UK

Friday, April 27th 2012, 5:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A man wanted by police in Italy on suspicion of murdering a police officer in 1982 is arrested after being seen in a post office queue in London.
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Italy deal over Indian fishermen

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 15:29
related countries: India India

Italy agrees to pay compensation to the families of two Indian fishermen shot dead by Italian marines who allegedly mistook them for pirates.
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Benetton boss hands reins to son

Tuesday, April 24th 2012, 14:12

Forty-seven years after founding the Italian fashion house in his own name, Luciano Benetton hands over the reins to his son Alessandro.
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Balotelli handed Euro 2012 boost

Monday, April 23rd 2012, 12:22

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli insists Manchester City's Mario Balotelli remains an integral part of his Euro 2012 plans.
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Fan trouble halts match in Genoa

Sunday, April 22nd 2012, 17:58
related places: Genoa, Siena

Fan protests at an Italian top league game between Genoa and Siena saw play halted for 45-minutes as attempts were made to restore order.
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Berlusconi rejects sex orgy claim

Friday, April 20th 2012, 17:46
related places: Milan

Ex-Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi says alleged orgies at his home were "burlesque games", during his trial on charges he paid for sex with an underage girl.
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Thousands attend Morosini funeral

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 19:10
related places: Bergamo

Thousands of fans attend the funeral of footballer Piermario Morosini, who collapsed and died during a match in Italy.
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In pictures: Morosini funeral

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 18:22

Thousands at funeral of Italian footballer Piermario Morosini
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Ricco receives 12-year doping ban

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 15:13

Italian cyclist Riccardo Ricco's career is effectively ended by a 12-year ban for a second doping offence.
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VIDEO: Fans pay respects to Morosini

Thursday, April 19th 2012, 11:35
related places: Livorno

Italian football fans have been paying respects to Piermario Morosini, the Livorno player who died during a Serie B game on Saturday.
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Nazi-looted art returns to heirs

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 23:56
related countries: France France, United States United States
related places: Paris

A 474-year-old painting stolen by Nazis during World War II has been returned by US officials to the heirs of its Paris-based Italian Jewish owner.
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Audi buys Italian motorcycle firm

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 16:54

Volkswagen's Audi arm has bought Italian motorcycle firm Ducati for an undisclosed sum, it has said.
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Italy slashes 2012 growth outlook

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 13:01

The Italian government slashes its forecast for the economy in 2012 and admits it will not be able to balance the budget in 2013.
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Museum burns art in cuts protest

Wednesday, April 18th 2012, 10:49

A museum in Italy has started burning its artworks in protest at budget cuts which it says have left cultural institutions out of pocket.
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Respects paid to Italy footballer

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 17:27
related places: Livorno

Fans at the Italian club Livorno pay their last respects to footballer Piermario Morosini, who died of a heart attack during a match.
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Italy leads drop in EU car sales

Tuesday, April 17th 2012, 8:15

Car sales in Italy were down 26.7% in March compared with a year earlier, leading the falls in European car sales.
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'Pushy parent' syndrome in ancient Rome

Monday, April 16th 2012, 23:47
related places: Rome

Were Roman children under too much pressure to succeed?
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Berlusconi 'hosted nun strippers'

Monday, April 16th 2012, 14:25

A witness at the trial of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he paid women for sex and had strippers dressed as nuns at one of his parties.
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