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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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Composer Morricone cancels US dates

Tuesday, May 20th 2014, 11:07
related countries: United States United States
related places: La Due

Renowned Italian film composer Ennio Morricone cancels three shows, including his first ever performance in LA, due to a back injury.
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Rogue trader Kerviel held in France

Monday, May 19th 2014, 2:03
related countries: France France

Convicted rogue trader Jerome Kerviel crosses into France from Italy to face a three-year prison term for forgery and breach of trust.
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Djokovic too strong for Nadal in Rome

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 22:26
related countries: France France
related places: Rome

Novak Djokovic wins his third Italian Open title and lays down a marker for the French Open with victory over Rafael Nadal in Rome.
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Williams eases to Italian Open victory

Sunday, May 18th 2014, 13:04

World number one Serena Williams overpowers home favourite Sara Errani to retain her title at the Italian Open.
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VIDEO: Hidden WWII ruins of Monte Cassino

Saturday, May 17th 2014, 23:16

Alan Johnston goes inside a room containing the last of the rubble from the bombing of Italy's Monte Cassino monastery in World War II.
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Nadal beats Murray in Rome thriller

Friday, May 16th 2014, 21:59
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Rome

World number one Rafael Nadal recovers from a break down in the final set to beat Andy Murray in the Italian Open quarter-finals.
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Kim and Kanye 'to marry in Florence'

Friday, May 16th 2014, 15:05
related places: Florence

Reality television star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West will tie the knot in Florence, Italy, on 24 May.
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Murray to face Nadal in Rome last eight

Thursday, May 15th 2014, 18:16
related places: Rome

Andy Murray beats Jurgen Melzer to set up an Italian Open quarter-final against world number one Rafael Nadal.
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Ulissi beats Evans to Giro stage win

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 16:39
related countries: France France
related places: Evans

Italian Diego Ulissi outsprints 2011 Tour de France winner Cadel Evans to win stage five of Giro d'Italia.
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Federer beaten on return to action

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 15:13

Roger Federer loses 1-6 6-3 7-6 (8-6) at the Italian Open to Jeremy Chardy in his first match since the birth of his twin sons.
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Murray eases through in windy Rome

Wednesday, May 14th 2014, 11:50
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Rome

Andy Murray overcomes Spain's Marcel Granollers and testing windy conditions to reach round three at the Italian Open.
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VIDEO: Migrants drown as Libya boat sinks

Tuesday, May 13th 2014, 5:48
related countries: Libya Libya

At least 17 people died when a boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank in waters between Libya and southern Italy, navy officials have said.
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Migrants drown as Libya boat sinks

Monday, May 12th 2014, 21:54
related countries: Libya Libya

At least 17 people died and 200 were rescued when a boat carrying hundreds of migrants sank between Libya and southern Italy, navy officials say.
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BSkyB bids to consolidate Sky Europe

Monday, May 12th 2014, 10:42
related countries: Germany Germany

BSkyB has approached Sky broadcasters in Germany and Italy, which are all majority-owned by Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox, in an attempt to create a European TV giant.
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Migrants tell migrants: 'Don't come to Italy'

Saturday, May 10th 2014, 1:58

Anti-immigration party spreads message through migrants
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Berlusconi begins community service

Friday, May 9th 2014, 20:39
related places: Milan

Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi finishes the first day of a one-year community service term at a care home, after his conviction for tax fraud.
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VIDEO: Berlusconi starts his community service

Friday, May 9th 2014, 20:13

Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has completed the first day of the community service he was ordered to do after being found guilty of tax fraud.
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The cyclist who helped save Italy's Jews

Friday, May 9th 2014, 0:00

The Italian sporting legend who hushed up his wartime heroism
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Seeking passion in Italy's politics

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 2:46

Seeking passion for politics in disenchanted Italy
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Crucifixion from ancient Rome to modern Syria

Thursday, May 8th 2014, 0:30
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Rome

Why is a Roman punishment in use in Syria today?
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Catania 4-1 Roma

Sunday, May 4th 2014, 15:00
related places: Catania, Roma

Juventus secure their third straight Italian title as nearest rivals Roma suffer a shock defeat at bottom side Catania.
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Benitez's Napoli win Coppa Italia

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 22:15
related places: Napoli, Rome

Rafael Benitez wins his first trophy as Napoli boss after his side beat Fiorentina 3-1 in the Coppa Italia final in Rome.
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Gunfire injures three Napoli fans

Saturday, May 3rd 2014, 22:12
related places: Napoli, Rome

The Italian cup final is delayed after three Napoli football fans are wounded, one seriously, in a shooting in Rome, reports say.
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Juventus 0-0 Benfica (agg 1-2)

Thursday, May 1st 2014, 21:58

Ten-man Benfica survive a surge of late Juventus pressure to advance to their second successive Europa League final.
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Knox 'delivered fatal knife blow'

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 22:36
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Italian judges who reinstated the guilty verdict against Amanda Knox say she delivered the knife blow that killed UK student Meredith Kercher.
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Palermo plans to sink Christ statue

Tuesday, April 29th 2014, 11:46

An Italian city plans to submerge a statue of Jesus Christ off its coast, in a bid to attract tourists.
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Vatican declares two popes saints

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 12:09
related places: Rome

Pope Francis declares Popes John Paul II and John XXIII saints, praising them as "men of courage" in front of a crowd of hundreds of thousands.
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German anger at Berlusconi comments

Sunday, April 27th 2014, 0:06
related countries: Germany Germany

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi sparks anger by saying that "for the Germans, concentration camps never existed".
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VIDEO: Man crushed by Italy crucifix

Friday, April 25th 2014, 6:20

A witness in Italy has been describing the moment a crucifix erected in honour of Pope John Paul II collapsed and crushed a man to death in front of a group of children.
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John Paul II crucifix crushes man

Thursday, April 24th 2014, 16:51

A 21-year old man has been crushed to death by a crucifix erected in honour of Pope John Paul II in northern Italy.
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Bollywood's Rani Mukerji marries

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 10:11

Bollywood actress Rani Mukerji marries film-maker Aditya Chopra in Italy, ending years of speculation about their relationship status.
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Rome's international community of the dead

Tuesday, April 22nd 2014, 0:14

An international community of the dead in Italy's capital
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Pope leads Good Friday services

Friday, April 18th 2014, 22:55
related places: Rome

Pope Francis highlights the plight of the poor, elderly and abandoned during the Way of the Cross procession in Rome to mark Good Friday.
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Giorgio Armani settles tax dispute

Friday, April 18th 2014, 14:53

The fashion house Giorgio Armani pays 270m euros (£222m; $374m) to the Italian authorities to settle a tax bill.
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VIDEO: Alfa Romeo plots US comeback

Thursday, April 17th 2014, 23:05
related countries: United States United States

Alfa Romeo, the Italian sports car maker, returns to the US market after 20 years. Michelle Fleury takes a tour of the car the firm hopes will appeal to American drivers.
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VIDEO: Berlusconi to do community service

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 15:04
related places: Milan

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi must perform a year's community service in a home for the elderly, a Milan court has ruled.
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Berlusconi to do community service

Tuesday, April 15th 2014, 12:04

Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi must perform community service in a home for the elderly, following his conviction for tax fraud.
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Berlusconi ally arrested in Lebanon

Saturday, April 12th 2014, 20:36
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon

A close associate of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is arrested in Lebanon, ahead of a verdict in his long-running trial.
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EU urged to help Italy with migrants

Friday, April 11th 2014, 15:14

The UN's refugee agency says the EU must help Italy with a dramatic upsurge in migrants, with as many as 6,000 reaching its shores in the past four days.
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Italy fight back to end GB hopes

Sunday, April 6th 2014, 15:17

Great Britain lose 3-2 to Italy in their Davis Cup quarter-final after defeats for Andy Murray and James Ward in Naples.
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GB one win away from Davis Cup semi

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 15:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Naples

Andy Murray and Colin Fleming's doubles win gives Great Britain a 2-1 lead over Italy in the Davis Cup quarter-finals.
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Rearrested Mafia boss in custody

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 13:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A convicted Mafia boss is remanded in custody after being rearrested over his connections to the criminal network.
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Priests and nun kidnapped in Cameroon

Saturday, April 5th 2014, 10:39
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Canada Canada

Two Italian priests and a Canadian nun have been kidnapped by unidentified gunmen in Cameroon, Italy's foreign ministry and media reports say.
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Brazil 'rescues' cruise ship workers

Friday, April 4th 2014, 22:45
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Brazilian police say they have picked up 11 crew members working in "slave-like conditions" on an Italian cruise ship.
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Murray ahead as bad light halts play

Friday, April 4th 2014, 17:32
related places: Naples

Italy lead GB 1-0 in the Davis Cup quarter-final, with Andy Murray a set up on Andreas Seppi as bad light halts play.
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Italian PM 'on TV five hours a day'

Friday, April 4th 2014, 14:03

Italian PM Matteo Renzi's recent media blitz means he appears on TV for nearly five hours a day.
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VIDEO: Queen's first meeting with Pope

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 16:03

The Queen has met Pope Francis for the first time - which BBC Rome correspondent Alan Johnston describes as "less formal" than previous meetings at the Vatican.
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Ward gets singles spot against Italy

Thursday, April 3rd 2014, 14:49

James Ward is named as second singles player while Andy Murray suffers with a stomach bug ahead of GB's Davis Cup tie in Italy.
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Stolen art 'hung on kitchen wall'

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 15:22

Paintings by Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard hung on an Italian factory worker's kitchen wall for almost 40 years after being stolen, police reveal.
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'Looted' artefacts removed from sale

Wednesday, April 2nd 2014, 14:29

Two ancient artefacts are withdrawn from auctions after suspicions were raised that they had been illegally smuggled out of Italy.
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VIDEO: African-Italians: A struggle for survival

Tuesday, April 1st 2014, 18:23

There are around one million immigrants of African origin living in Italy, but many are denied a passport even after spending decades in the country.
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VIDEO: Singing Italian nun video goes viral

Monday, March 31st 2014, 18:29

An Italian nun has become an internet sensation after video of her appearing on the Italian version of TV talent content The Voice went viral.
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Vatican halts 'trillion euro fraud'

Sunday, March 30th 2014, 15:03

Italian police arrest two men who were allegedly trying to deposit trillions of euros in fake bonds in the Vatican bank.
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VIDEO: Executive cars to be sold on eBay

Friday, March 28th 2014, 17:10

Italy's government is selling off hundreds of executive cars used by government officials, in an online auction on eBay.
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Italy puts official cars on eBay

Friday, March 28th 2014, 9:57

Italy's new government is selling off more than a thousand executive cars, in an auction on eBay.
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VIDEO: People's favourite - Obama or the Pope?

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 19:26
related places: Rome

As Pope Francis meets President Barack Obama in Rome for the first time, the BBC's Katty Kay asks passers-by who is their favourite world leader.
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