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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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Berlusconi to stay in politics

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 15:22

Italy's Silvio Berlusconi says he feels "obliged" stay in politics, but will not run for PM - a day after receiving a jail sentence for tax fraud.
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VIDEO: Berlusconi to appeal fraud verdict

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 7:50

Lawyers for former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi are to appeal against his jail sentence for tax fraud, media reports say.
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Berlusconi to appeal in tax case

Saturday, October 27th 2012, 1:15

Lawyers for former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi are to appeal against his jail sentence for tax fraud, media reports say.
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VIDEO: Berlusconi sentenced in tax case

Friday, October 26th 2012, 21:46

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been handed a jail sentence and barred from office after being found guilty of tax fraud.
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Berlusconi sentenced in tax case

Friday, October 26th 2012, 17:21

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is sentenced to four years in prison - later reduced to one year - for tax fraud, but is expected to appeal.
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Napoli charged with match fixing

Friday, October 26th 2012, 14:31
related places: Napoli

The Italian Football Federation is investigating allegations of match-fixing at Serie A club Napoli.
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Berlusconi says no plans to stand

Wednesday, October 24th 2012, 21:03

Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he has no intention of standing for office at next year's election, after his resignation last year.
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Italy disaster head quits in row

Tuesday, October 23rd 2012, 20:49
related places: L'Aquila

The head of Italy's disaster body, Luciano Maiani, steps down after seven colleagues faced jail for their role before the L'Aquila earthquake.
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VIDEO: Italy earthquake scientists convicted

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 22:04

An Italian court has sentenced six scientists and a government official to six years each in prison over the 2009 L'Aquila earthquake.
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Italy quake scientists convicted

Monday, October 22nd 2012, 19:06

Six Italian scientists and an ex-government official are sentenced to six years in prison over the deadly 2009 earthquake in L'Aquila.
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VIDEO: Costa Concordia: Trial step closer

Saturday, October 20th 2012, 4:11

The trial of the captain of the Italian cruise ship which crashed into rocks in January has moved a step closer.
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Berlusconi denies 'Ruby' sex ties

Friday, October 19th 2012, 9:44

Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi tells his trial in Milan that he never had "intimate" ties with an underage prostitute he faces charges about.
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God 'saved Costa Concordia lives'

Wednesday, October 17th 2012, 19:50

Only "the hand of God" prevented far greater loss of life in the sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which hit rocks off the Italian coast in January, a hearing is told.
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Massa extends contract at Ferrari

Tuesday, October 16th 2012, 15:01
related places: Ferrari

Brazil's Felipe Massa will race for Ferrari in 2013 after signing a one-year contract extension with the Italian outfit.
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VIDEO: Costa captain faces wreck survivors

Monday, October 15th 2012, 21:41

The captain of a cruise ship that sunk off the coast of Tuscany, killing 32 people, has appeared before an Italian court.
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VIDEO: Costa Concordia captain in court

Monday, October 15th 2012, 16:20

The captain of a cruise ship that sunk off the coast of Tuscany, killing 32 people, has appeared before an Italian court.
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Costa's Schettino attends inquiry

Monday, October 15th 2012, 14:14

The captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which sank off the Italian coast killing 32 people, appears at an inquiry into the disaster.
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Ferrari plan for Vettel arrival

Monday, October 15th 2012, 7:23
related places: Ferrari

Ferrari will retain Felipe Massa next season in what is planned to be a stop-gap deal before the arrival of Sebastian Vettel.
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Raids after 'mafia' council fired

Wednesday, October 10th 2012, 12:09

Police conduct raids in Reggio Calabria in southern Italy after the city council was sacked over alleged links to the 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate.
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Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 20:53

The entire council of the city of Reggio Calabria in southern Italy is dismissed to stop it from being taken over by the mafia, officials say.
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Bertolucci given European honour

Tuesday, October 9th 2012, 11:10
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci, of Last Tango in Paris fame, will receive a lifetime achievement honour at the European Film Awards in December.
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Russian jet destined for Mexico

Monday, October 8th 2012, 14:33
related countries: Mexico Mexico, Russia Russia

A Sukhoi Superjet 100 arrives in Italy to be customised for service in Mexico, under a contract seen as vital for Russia's new airliner.
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