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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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Milan funeral for Carlo Martini

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 21:47
related places: Milan

Thousands attend the funeral of Italian cardinal and progressive Catholic Carlo Maria Martini, the former archbishop of Milan.
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Italy miners end strike with deal

Monday, September 3rd 2012, 16:35

Coal miners who staged a strike by holing themselves up inside Italy's only coal mine call off their protest after the government agrees to keep the pit open.
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VIDEO: Catholic Church '200 years behind'

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 21:20

Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini has described the Roman Catholic Church as being "200 years behind" the times.
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Cardinal lashes 'tired' Church

Saturday, September 1st 2012, 18:12

Top Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini says in an interview published the day after his death that the Catholic Church is "200 years behind" the times.
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Bendtner makes Juventus loan move

Friday, August 31st 2012, 17:11
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Danish striker Nicklas Bendtner joins Italian champions Juventus on loan from Arsenal until the end of the season.
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Manchester City draw Real Madrid

Thursday, August 30th 2012, 20:09
related countries: Germany Germany

Manchester City will face Real Madrid in the group stages of the Champions League, while Chelsea begin their defence in a group including Juventus.
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Italy miners protest underground

Monday, August 27th 2012, 22:45

Miners in Italy barricade themselves and hundreds of kilos of explosives inside their pit to protest against a possible closure of the site.
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VIDEO: Underground protest at Italian mine

Monday, August 27th 2012, 19:28

Scores of miners in Sardinia have barricaded themselves deep underground in Italy's only coal mine, amid fears that it may be shut down.
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Unicredit 'in Iran investigation'

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 13:43
related countries: Iran Iran, United States United States

Italian bank Unicredit is co-operating with the US over a possible breach by a subsidiary of US sanctions reportedly against Iran.
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The 'embarrassing' Italian holiday

Sunday, August 26th 2012, 0:08

The holiday region many Italians are embarrassed to visit
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Mafia boss shot on Italian beach

Friday, August 24th 2012, 15:21
related places: Rome

Police in Italy are hunting the killers of a Camorra mafia boss who was gunned down on a beach south of Rome in front of terrified bathers.
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Conte's 10-month ban confirmed

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 13:13

Coach Antonio Conte will miss Juventus's defence of their Italian title after his 10-month suspension is upheld.
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VIDEO: 'Gates of Paradise' restored in Florence

Wednesday, August 22nd 2012, 6:55
related places: Florence

The magnificent set of doors, weighing 9 tonnes, cast in bronze and coated in gold have been described as one of the defining works of the Italian Renaissance.
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Rome's zoo animals keep their cool with giant ice lollies

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 18:41

How Rome's zoo animals keep cool in a record-breaking heatwave
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Petty crime 'increases' in Italy

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 16:25
related places: Foggia, Lucera

Figures show a rise in the number of reported crimes in Italy last year, with big increases in burglaries, bag snatching and shop theft.
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Rescued migrants reach Lampedusa

Tuesday, August 21st 2012, 14:33
related countries: Malta Malta
related places: Lampedusa

More than 500 migrants from north and sub-Saharan Africa arrive on Malta and the Italian island of Lampedusa over three days.
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Hodgson praises Lampard & Carrick

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 22:25

England boss Roy Hodgson says the return of midfielders Frank Lampard and Michael Carrick played a key part in his side's 2-1 victory over Italy.
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England 2-1 Italy

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 21:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Substitute Jermain Defoe scores a superb late goal as England beat Italy in their friendly in Switzerland.
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Row over memorial to Fascist hero

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 14:03

A political row erupts in Italy after a memorial is opened to Fascist military commander Field Marshal Rodolfo Graziani, a convicted war criminal.
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VIDEO: Parma's experiment in new democracy

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 6:34
related places: Parma

Alan Johnston reports from the city of Parma in Italy, where ''people power" is challenging the country's political establishment.
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Parma party tests people power

Wednesday, August 15th 2012, 0:41

Comedian's party win shakes up Italian politics
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Cannabis factory in Rome tunnel

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 18:03
related places: Rome

Italian police find a cannabis factory in an abandoned metro tunnel, after smelling the crop near the entrance.
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Cuckoo flown to Italy in plane

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 17:47

A dying cuckoo nursed back to health in Surrey has been flown to Italy to catch up with annual migration of her species to Africa.
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Hodgson hoping youngsters excite

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 17:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England manager Roy Hodgson says his England team against Italy will be picked with a view to building for the next World Cup.
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VIDEO: Cannabis farm found in Metro tunnel

Tuesday, August 14th 2012, 16:19
related places: Rome

Police in Rome have seized 340kg of marijuana in a drugs raid. It is thought to be worth 3m euro.
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Italian airline suspends flights

Sunday, August 12th 2012, 13:42
related places: Rome

An Italian cash-strapped budget airline, Wind Jet, suspends all its flights, leaving hundreds of passengers stranded at Rome airport.
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Italian player on hunger strike

Saturday, August 11th 2012, 14:22

Emanuele Pesoli goes on hunger strike and chains himself to the Italian FA gates in protest over a match-fixing ban.
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ET creator Rambaldi dies aged 86

Friday, August 10th 2012, 19:28

Oscar-winning Italian special effects artist Carlo Rambaldi, who worked on ET and Alien, dies aged 86 after a long illness.
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Carrick recalled for England duty

Friday, August 10th 2012, 11:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Manchester United's Michael Carrick is recalled to the England squad for Wednesday's friendly against Italy.
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Man naps on moving baggage belt

Friday, August 10th 2012, 9:25
related countries: Norway Norway
related places: Rome

Security staff at Rome airport spot a sleeping Norwegian tourist travelling through the X-ray machine on a baggage belt.
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VIDEO: Shipwreck 'may be 2,000-years-old'

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 22:43

Divers searching off Italy's northwestern coast say they may have discovered the wreck of a trade ship, believed to have sunk around 2,000 years ago.
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Italian economy contracts again

Tuesday, August 7th 2012, 12:22

Italy's economy shrinks 0.7% in the second quarter, as government austerity measures affect everything from factory activity to business confidence.
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Roman-era boat found off Italy

Monday, August 6th 2012, 20:38

Divers off the coast of Liguria in Italy find a ship they believe is around 2,000 years old, and say it is unusually well-preserved.
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VIDEO: Drilling in Italy to study volcano risk

Monday, August 6th 2012, 16:50
related places: Naples

Scientists in Italy are drilling into ground near Naples in order to study the risk of an eruption of a dormant underground volcano.
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Monti warns of psychological rift

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 18:19
related countries: Greece Greece

Italy's Prime Minister Mario Monti warns of a "psychological break-up" of Europe, while talks over Greek reforms make progress.
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Italy beat GB in men's team foil

Sunday, August 5th 2012, 10:50

Great Britain are knocked out of the men's foil competition by Italy - the world's number one fencing team.
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Italian guard released in Yemen

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 22:27
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

An Italian embassy security officer is released in Yemen after being kidnapped by gunmen in Sanaa on Sunday, Yemeni officials say.
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Inter Milan in Chinese stake sale

Thursday, August 2nd 2012, 5:29
related countries: China China

Italian football club Inter Milan says that a group of Chinese investors will become its second largest shareholder.
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Italy's Molmenti wins kayak gold

Wednesday, August 1st 2012, 15:23

Italian powerhouse Daniele Molmenti claims gold in the men's K1 kayak canoe slalom as Team GB's Richard Hounslow fails to reach final.
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Monti: 'Light at end of tunnel'

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 21:39
related countries: France France, Spain Spain

Italy's prime minister says he sees "light at the end of the tunnel" of the eurozone debt crisis as President Barack Obama calls to discuss the issue.
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Colosseum restoration plan agreed

Tuesday, July 31st 2012, 17:00
related places: Rome

The Italian authorities approve a controversial plan to restore the ancient Colosseum in Rome using a private donation, with work to begin in December.
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Italian man kidnapped in Yemen

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 16:33
related countries: Yemen Yemen
related places: Sanaa

Unidentified gunmen kidnap an Italian security officer working at the embassy in Yemen's capital Sanaa, officials say.
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Euro remarks fuel bond rumours

Sunday, July 29th 2012, 15:55
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain

Germany and Italy saying they will do everything possible to protect the eurozone fuel rumours that purchases of Spanish bonds are to resume.
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Italy claim dramatic archery gold

Saturday, July 28th 2012, 17:46
related countries: United States United States
related places: Lord

Italy beat United States by a single point to win archery team Olympic gold in dramatic fashion at Lord's.
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Italians bid to own rescued dogs

Friday, July 27th 2012, 17:17

Hundreds of Italian dog lovers apply to adopt one of 2,400 beagles that were rescued as part of an animal cruelty inquiry.
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Stranded Somalis 'rescued at sea'

Friday, July 27th 2012, 12:27
related countries: Somalia Somalia

About 90 Somali migrants stranded on a boat in the Mediterranean Sea for more than four days have been rescued, an Italian news agency and relatives say.
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Italy to exhume Garibaldi's body

Thursday, July 26th 2012, 21:52

Italian authorities approve the exhumation of national hero Giuseppe Garibaldi, amid doubts over whether the body in his grave is his.
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Juventus want Van Persie & Suarez

Saturday, July 21st 2012, 10:27

Juventus have told Robin van Persie they want to pair him with Liverpool's Luis Suarez, as they bid to lure both to Italy.
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Uefa fine Cassano for gay comment

Friday, July 20th 2012, 15:49
related places: Cassano

Italy striker Antonio Cassano is fined more than £11,500 for comments he made about homosexuals during Euro 2012.
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VIDEO: Can Italy recover from Bunga Bunga slur?

Thursday, July 19th 2012, 18:51

Nick Higham meets former editor of The Economist, Bill Emmott, who has written a book all about Italy, Good Italy Bad Italy.
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Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 22:50

Italian police arrest Giuseppe Mandara, the head of one of Italy's biggest mozzarella manufacturers, on charges he had close ties to the mafia.
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Sicily may default, says Italy PM

Tuesday, July 17th 2012, 16:57

Italian PM Mario Monti says the region of Sicily could default on its debts, and he is seeking confirmation that the governor will resign.
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Pedrosa secures Italian GP pole

Saturday, July 14th 2012, 14:12

Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa edges out Championship leader Jorge Lorenzo to take pole for the Italian Grand Prix.
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Lorenzo storms Italian practice

Friday, July 13th 2012, 13:52

MotoGP championship leader Jorge Lorenzo dominates both practice sessions for the Italian Grand Prix at Mugello.
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Moody's cuts Italy's debt rating

Friday, July 13th 2012, 10:08

Credit rating agency Moody's cuts Italy's standing and warns the country is likely to see a sharp rise in borrowing costs.
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VIDEO: Rock to be memorial to cruise deaths

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 18:38

Salvage teams are trying to remove a huge chunk of rock wedged into the hull of the Costa Concordia, part of which will be used as a memorial for the 32 people who died in the disaster off the island of Giglio in Italy.
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Armstrong doctor denies doping

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 15:26

An Italian sports doctor accused of doping with cyclist Lance Armstrong has branded the charges "false and ridiculous".
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Berlusconi 'should run for PM'

Thursday, July 12th 2012, 9:13

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi should run for re-election next year, the head of his centre-right party says.
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