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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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VIDEO: Tottenham fans injured in Rome clashes

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 16:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Rome

Italian police say several British football fans have been injured, one of them seriously during violence in Rome ahead of a Europa League match.
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VIDEO: Tottenham fans injured in Rome

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 14:09
related places: Rome

A Tottenham Hotspur supporter has been seriously injured and several hurt in a clash with rival fans in Rome.
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Tottenham fans injured in Rome

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 13:17
related places: Rome

A Tottenham Hotspur supporter has been seriously injured, and several others hurt, in clashes with rival fans in Rome.
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Danny Baker to host BBC Four show

Thursday, November 22nd 2012, 10:34
related countries: United States United States
related places: Parks

BBC Four's new commissions include a series celebrating the album, the prequel to Italian detective series Inspector Montalbano and hit US comedy Parks and Recreation.
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Berlusconi accountant 'kidnapped'

Monday, November 19th 2012, 22:41

Italian police arrest six people accused of kidnapping the accountant of ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi and attempting to extort money.
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Booed film collects award in Rome

Sunday, November 18th 2012, 12:02
related places: Rome

Rome Film Festival presents two awards to Italy's And They Call It Summer, a title booed by critics.
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Milan gargoyles up for adoption

Friday, November 16th 2012, 10:16
related places: Milan

Milan's main cathedral puts its gargoyles up for adoption, as it seeks to raise funds for renovation amid budget cuts by the Italian government.
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Vodafone hit by eurozone weakness

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 17:18
related countries: Spain Spain

Vodafone writes off £5.9bn from the value of its units in Spain and Italy, pushing the firm into a half-year loss.
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Fatal floods spread across Italy

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 17:02

Heavy flooding in Italy kills four people in Tuscany, reports say, as downpours cause power cuts and transport disruptions.
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VIDEO: Italy flood victims air lifted to safety

Tuesday, November 13th 2012, 11:21

Many people have been evacuated by helicopter from the Italian region of Tuscany as floodwaters rise following heavy rains.
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VIDEO: Floods cause chaos in Venice

Monday, November 12th 2012, 9:44
related places: Venice

Heavy rains combined with strong winds have caused flooding in several areas across Italy, with the problem particularly severe in Venice.
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Italy police arrest cardiologists

Friday, November 9th 2012, 18:15

Italian police arrest nine cardiologists over allegations of carrying out unauthorised treatments and embezzlement.
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Italy busts 'gold-smuggling ring'

Thursday, November 8th 2012, 18:42

Italian police seize assets worth more than $200m (£125m) from a suspected gold smuggling ring, including a villa allegedly used to stash ingots.
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Online secrecy lessons for human rights

Monday, November 5th 2012, 20:47

Italian school teaches online human rights protest tactics
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Rome cat sanctuary faces eviction

Wednesday, October 31st 2012, 11:29

There's growing pressure on a Roman cat sanctuary to leave its home in the heart of the ancient city.
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Sicily deals Berlusconi new blow

Monday, October 29th 2012, 18:01

The party of former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi suffers a major blow, apparently losing elections in its former stronghold of Sicily.
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Berlusconi warns Italy cabinet

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 20:34
related places: Rome

Italy's Silvio Berlusconi threatens to bring down Mario Monti's technocratic government, a day after receiving a jail sentence for tax fraud.
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