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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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Missoni boss missing in Venezuela

Saturday, January 5th 2013, 11:43
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A small aircraft carrying the director of Italian fashion house Missoni is missing after disappearing off the coast of Venezuela.
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Ferrari sales decline in Italy

Friday, January 4th 2013, 9:16
related places: Ferrari

Sales of Ferrari and Maserati cars fall sharply in the land of their birth as Italy's financial and economic woes bite even the richest Italians.
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Racist chants halt Milan friendly

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 19:06
related places: Milan

Ghana's Kevin-Prince Boateng leads AC Milan players in walking off after being racially abused during a friendly match.
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Italy halts Vatican card payments

Thursday, January 3rd 2013, 17:30

Italy's central bank suspends bank card payments in the Vatican, saying it has not fully implemented anti-laundering legislation, media say.
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Italy's Monti launches campaign

Wednesday, January 2nd 2013, 17:21
related places: Monti

Italy's caretaker Prime Minister, Mario Monti, promises to cut labour taxes in an interview seen as the launch of his election campaign.
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Italian TV boss criticises sexy showgirls

Monday, December 31st 2012, 4:48

Italian TV boss wants fewer raunchy shows
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Italy's Rita Levi-Montalcini dies

Sunday, December 30th 2012, 18:51

The Italian neurologist Rita Levi-Montalcini, who won the Nobel prize for her work on cells, dies at the age of 103.
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Monti to lead Italian coalition

Friday, December 28th 2012, 21:23

Italy's caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti is to lead a coalition of centre parties going into a parliamentary election in February.
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Berlusconi divorce '£30m a year'

Friday, December 28th 2012, 17:25

Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has agreed to pay 36m euros (£30m) a year to his ex-wife Veronica Lario, reports say.
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VIDEO: Anger over priest's violence views

Friday, December 28th 2012, 6:54

A priest from a seaside village in northern Italy has provoked outrage by saying that women who are victims of domestic and sexual violence often bring the abuse on themselves.
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Vatican paper supports Monti bid

Thursday, December 27th 2012, 19:40
related places: Monti

The Vatican newspaper endorses outgoing Italian PM Mario Monti's indication that he may run for a second term, at the head of a new coalition.
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'Italian' ship raided off Nigeria

Monday, December 24th 2012, 15:44
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

Gunmen kidnap four foreign sailors off the Nigerian coast after attacking their vessel, reportedly owned by an Italian firm, officials say.
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Monti 'available to lead Italy'

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 13:29

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti says he is not siding with any party in the next elections, but remains available to head a future government.
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Italy's PM Monti to reveal plans

Sunday, December 23rd 2012, 6:53

Mario Monti, who resigned as Italy's caretaker prime minister, is to reveal whether he plans to run for office in elections in February.
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Italian parliament is dissolved

Saturday, December 22nd 2012, 17:47

Italy's president dissolves parliament following the resignation of Prime Minister Mario Monti, paving the way for elections in February.
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Italy's Mario Monti resigns as PM

Friday, December 21st 2012, 19:11
related places: Monti

Mario Monti resigns as Italian prime minister, officials say, keeping a promise to step down after the passing of his budget in parliament.
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Google trio win sentence appeal

Friday, December 21st 2012, 13:47

An Italian court overturns suspended jail sentences given to three Google executives after a video of a bullied teenager was posted on their site.
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Has Mario Monti done a good job?

Friday, December 21st 2012, 13:09

Has Mario Monti done a good job for Italy?
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Carnival sees big fall in profits

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 16:30

Cruise company Carnival reports another big fall in profits, as its continues to be affected by January's capsizing of its Costa Concordia ship in Italy.
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Italy naval guards 'can go home'

Thursday, December 20th 2012, 10:46
related countries: India India

An Indian court allows two Italian marines charged with the murder of two Indian fishermen to go home for Christmas.
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Balotelli drops case against City

Wednesday, December 19th 2012, 12:25
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Mario Balotelli drops his tribunal case against Manchester City after accepting a two-week fine over his discipline.
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Solitary fan wins Italian hearts

Wednesday, December 12th 2012, 17:37

A football fan steals media attention in Italy after being the only supporter to show up to watch his club play an away game in the country's top league.
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VIDEO: MEPs vote to unify patent system

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 22:05
related countries: Spain Spain

The European Parliament votes in favour of a unified patent scheme, but the move is being opposed by Italy and Spain.
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MEPs vote to unify patent system

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 14:57
related countries: Spain Spain

The European Parliament votes in favour of a unified patent scheme, but the move is being opposed by Italy and Spain.
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Berlusconi attacks Monti's record

Tuesday, December 11th 2012, 11:26
related places: Monti

Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi opens Italy's election battle by saying the country is now worse off under his technocratic successor, Mario Monti.
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Italy's Monti leaves options open

Monday, December 10th 2012, 20:05
related places: Monti

Italian PM Mario Monti dismisses questions on his future, saying he is focusing on completing his mandate before polls expected in February.
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Monti news hits Italian shares

Monday, December 10th 2012, 17:28

Italian stocks fall sharply after Prime Minister Mario Monti says he will resign early and former premier Silvio Berlusconi signals he will run for office again.
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Italy: Last days of Mario Monti

Monday, December 10th 2012, 8:40

Fresh tremors in Italy’s politics, writes Gavin Hewitt
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The night Italy's coalition fell

Sunday, December 9th 2012, 20:36
related places: La Scala

David Willey on how Italy's crisis was previewed at La Scala
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Italy PM Monti plans to resign

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 22:28

Italian PM Mario Monti says he plans to resign after Silvio Berlusconi's PDL party withdrew its support for the government.
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Berlusconi confirms Italy PM bid

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 20:58

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi confirms he plans to run for the office again next year, as candidate for his People of Freedom party.
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VIDEO: Berlusconi bids to return as PM

Saturday, December 8th 2012, 18:31

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has confirmed he will run for the office again next year.
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Fiat to cut 1,500 jobs in Poland

Friday, December 7th 2012, 15:18
related countries: Poland Poland

Italian car giant Fiat says it will cut 1,500 jobs in Poland due to the weak car market in Europe.
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Italy protest party makes waves

Friday, December 7th 2012, 15:13

Comic's protest party makes waves in Italy
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Berlusconi 'to run for PM again'

Friday, December 7th 2012, 13:25

The party of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlsuconi gives strong indications that he will run for office again next year.
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Aston Martin gets cash injection

Friday, December 7th 2012, 12:36

Aston Martin says it will receive a £150m investment from Italian private equity firm Investindustrial in exchange for a 37.5% stake in the luxury carmaker.
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Police arrest mafia boss in Bali

Friday, December 7th 2012, 12:04
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia
related places: Bali

Italian and Indonesian police arrest a wanted Sicilian mafia boss living in a luxury resort on the Indonesian island of Bali.
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Berlusconi party rebels in votes

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 20:25

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's party abstains from confidence votes in parliament, sparking warnings of a political crisis.
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Italian police find stolen sphinx

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 13:36
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Rome

Police in Italy say they have recovered a 2,000-year-old Egyptian sphinx stolen from a cemetery near Rome, about to be smuggled out of the country.
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Raphael work fetches record price

Thursday, December 6th 2012, 9:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A chalk drawing by the Italian painter prompts frenzied bidding in London, fetching a record £29.7m for any drawing at auction.
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Dolce and Gabbana in tax trial

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 16:09
related places: Milan

Italian fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are on trial in Milan accused of owing millions of euros in unpaid tax.
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Profile: Pier Luigi Bersani

Monday, December 3rd 2012, 13:09

Pier Luigi Bersani - candidate of Italy's centre-left for 2013
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Bersani wins Italian left poll

Sunday, December 2nd 2012, 22:13

Pier Luigi Bersani has won the race to be the centre-left candidate for Italian PM in next year's general election, according to partial results.
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VIDEO: 'Fake blind man' faces Italian jail

Friday, November 30th 2012, 15:56

An Italian pensioner is facing a prison sentence after secret footage captured him playing cards and navigating traffic unaided, police say.
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Tornado damages Italy steel mill

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 13:05
related places: Taranto

A tornado damages a chimney stack and other parts of a vast steel mill in Taranto, southern Italy, where workers are protesting against pollution.
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VIDEO: Cancer fears over Italian steel plant

Thursday, November 29th 2012, 11:32

The Italian government is to hold crisis talks with the unions and management at Europe's biggest steel plant over fears that pollution from the mill is causing cancer among people in the surrounding area.
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Bersani leads Italian primary

Monday, November 26th 2012, 9:01

Democratic Party leader Pier Luigi Bersani looks set to win the first round of the left's poll for a prime ministerial candidate in next year's election.
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The race to save Italy's art treasures

Monday, November 26th 2012, 0:10

The race to rescue Italy's quake-damaged treasures by winter
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VIDEO: Six dead in Italian train crash

Sunday, November 25th 2012, 8:52

Police in Italy say at least six people have been killed after the van they were travelling in was struck by a train as it crossed railway tracks.
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Italy's FA sorry over Rome attack

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 20:07
related places: Rome

The president of Italy's Football Association apologises to the English FA chairman following the attack on Tottenham fans in a Rome bar on Thursday.
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Fans on attempted murder charge

Friday, November 23rd 2012, 13:09

Two Italians thought to be fans of the AS Roma football team have been charged with attempted murder after a group of Tottenham fans were attacked on the eve of their game with Roma's cross-town rivals Lazio.
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