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Starbucks to open first shop in Italy

Monday, February 29th 2016, 10:50

Starbucks is taking its boldest step yet by expanding into Italy - the birthplace of the espresso.
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Trump retweets fascist parody account

Sunday, February 28th 2016, 21:24

Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump retweets a quote attributed to Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini.
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Italian Senate backs civil unions bill

Thursday, February 25th 2016, 18:34

The Senate in Italy approves a watered-down bill allowing civil unions for same-sex and heterosexual couples.
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How an eight-year-old boy invented a new word

Wednesday, February 24th 2016, 17:17

How an imaginative eight-year-old invented a new Italian word
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Italy punished for CIA 'abduction'

Tuesday, February 23rd 2016, 13:26
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Milan

The European Court of Human Rights condemns Italy over what it says was the "abduction" of an Egyptian imam by the CIA in Milan in 2003.
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Italian writer Umberto Eco dies at 84

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 1:15
related places: Rose

The Italian writer and philosopher Umberto Eco, best known for his 1980s novel The Name of the Rose, dies at the age of 84.
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VIDEO: Mafia cocaine raid near Mount Vesuvius

Wednesday, February 17th 2016, 16:31

Italian police have raided a cocaine laboratory on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius that was being run by the mafia
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Why tourists are shunning a beautiful Italian island

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 1:46

Why tourists have stopped visiting a beautiful Italian island
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Funeral for student killed in Cairo

Friday, February 12th 2016, 16:49
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

The funeral of Giulio Regeni, a Cambridge student found dead in Egypt, has been held in his home town in Italy.
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'No police role' in student's death

Monday, February 8th 2016, 18:34
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

Egypt's interior minister rejects accusations that security forces were involved in the killing of an Italian student in Cairo.
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Actor declared dead after stage stunt

Friday, February 5th 2016, 10:28

An Italian actor left in a coma, after a hanging scene went wrong in a live theatrical production, is declared brain dead.
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Body of Italian student found in Egypt

Thursday, February 4th 2016, 18:07
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Cairo

The body of an Italian student who disappeared last week in Cairo has been found and shows signs of torture, an Egyptian prosecutor says.
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Actor 'deteriorating' after stage stunt

Wednesday, February 3rd 2016, 13:20

The condition of the Italian actor left in a coma after a hanging scene in a live theatrical production went wrong is deteriorating, it is reported.
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Actor in coma following stage accident

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 17:53
related places: Pisa

An Italian actor is in a coma in Pisa after a hanging scene went wrong on stage, resulting in his strangulation.
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Rome rally against Italy gay unions

Saturday, January 30th 2016, 22:34
related places: Rome

Thousands gather in the Italian capital Rome to protest against a bill giving gay couples legal recognition and some adoption rights.
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Italy mafia bosses found in bunker

Friday, January 29th 2016, 16:37

Police in the far south of Italy arrest two top fugitives - 'Ndrangheta mafia bosses who were hiding in a camouflaged bunker.
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Town welcomes first baby in 28 years

Thursday, January 28th 2016, 15:18

Mountain community in northern Italy celebrates its first new arrival since 1987.
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Rouhani due in France for trade talks

Wednesday, January 27th 2016, 5:57
related countries: France France, Iran Iran

Iranian president Hassan Rouhani will arrive in France on Wednesday for the second leg of his state visit to Europe, after three days in Italy.
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Italy covers nudes for Iran president

Tuesday, January 26th 2016, 16:45
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Rome

Italy conceals nude sculptures in a Rome museum to avoid offending Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who is visiting the country for trade talks.
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Iran's president seeks deals in Europe

Monday, January 25th 2016, 12:17
related countries: Iran Iran
related places: Tehran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is seeking major business deals as he arrives in Italy, a week after the lifting of economic sanctions against Tehran.
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Huge gay rights rallies in Italy

Saturday, January 23rd 2016, 23:54

Tens of thousands of people march in cities across Italy, demanding legal recognition for same-sex couples.
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Italian director Ettore Scola, 84, dies

Wednesday, January 20th 2016, 4:38

The twice Oscar nominated Italian director and writer Ettore Scola dies aged 84, Italian media reports say.
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Vatican cleric cleared of corruption

Monday, January 18th 2016, 22:28

A former Vatican accountant is acquitted of plotting to smuggle million of euros of cash into Italy in a tax evasion scheme.
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Italian marine 'not returning' to India

Wednesday, January 13th 2016, 5:10
related countries: India India

An Italian marine accused of killing two Indian fishermen will not return to India to face trial after being allowed home for medical treatment, a senator says.
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Surrogacy like sex crime, says minister

Wednesday, January 6th 2016, 21:24

Surrogate parents should be treated like sex offenders and sent to prison, according to Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano.
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VIDEO: Chinese lantern festival - in Italy

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 10:20
related countries: China China
related places: Monza

A colourful festival of Chinese lanterns is being staged in Monza, Italy.
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Apple 'to pay €318m' in Italy tax case

Wednesday, December 30th 2015, 11:54

Apple's Italian subsidiary agrees to pay €318m (£235m; $348m) following an investigation into tax fraud allegations, says Italy's tax office.
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Italian cities ban cars due to smog

Monday, December 28th 2015, 14:01
related places: Milan

The Italian cities of Milan and Rome restrict car use after high levels of pollution made worse by a lack of rainfall in recent weeks.
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Ancient Rome v North Korea

Monday, December 28th 2015, 0:03
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Spectacular 'executions' then and now
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Skier Hirscher almost hit by drone

Wednesday, December 23rd 2015, 10:42
related countries: Austria Austria

Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher is nearly hit by a falling drone camera at the Alpine Skiing World Cup in Italy.
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Italy halts EU-ordered olive tree cull

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 22:58

Prosecutors in southern Italy put on hold a cull of olive trees in Puglia, ordered by the European Union over fears of a bacterial infection.
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Cardinal makes donation after flat row

Saturday, December 19th 2015, 22:16

An Italian cardinal has donated €150,000 to a Catholic charity which allegedly footed the bill for renovations to his luxury flat.
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Italian masonic leader Gelli dies

Wednesday, December 16th 2015, 17:34

Licio Gelli, an Italian financier and self-professed fascist who was linked to several of the country's most troubling episodes, dies at the age of 96.
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Rome conference calls for Libya truce

Sunday, December 13th 2015, 17:55
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Rome

An international conference in Rome calls for an immediate ceasefire in Libya, amid hopes that rival leaderships will form a unity government.
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Thursday, December 10th 2015, 17:58
related countries: Greece Greece

The European Commission says it has begun legal action against Greece, Croatia and Italy for failing to correctly register migrants.
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VIDEO: Italy's solar energy market gets creative

Wednesday, December 9th 2015, 8:50
related places: Bologna

Nicholas Niksadat reports from Bologna, Italy, on the challenges facing solar energy producers.
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Pope opens Holy Door to start jubilee

Tuesday, December 8th 2015, 11:10
related places: Rome

Pope Francis pushes open the huge bronze Holy Door of St Peter's Basilica in Rome to launch the Catholic Church's "Year of Mercy".
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VIDEO: Etna blasts lava and ash high into sky

Thursday, December 3rd 2015, 22:13

Mount Etna, the volcano on the Italian island of Sicily, has erupted in spectacular fashion.
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VIDEO: World's first methane powered tractor

Wednesday, December 2nd 2015, 0:40

Engineers in Italy have found a way to harness methane to fuel tractors.
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Four Kosovans held over 'Pope threats'

Tuesday, December 1st 2015, 14:48

Four people are arrested in Italy and Kosovo, suspected of being part of a jihadist cell and making threats against the Pope, officials say.
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Police seize 800 Belgium-bound guns

Friday, November 27th 2015, 9:57
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Turkey Turkey
related places: Trieste

Italian police in the northern port city of Trieste seize nearly 800 shotguns en route from Turkey to Belgium.
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VIDEO: Restoring the roof of Rome's Colosseum

Friday, November 27th 2015, 0:50
related places: Rome

Adam Fleming meets the people restoring the roof of Rome's Colosseum.
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Rome imposes ban on Centurions

Thursday, November 26th 2015, 15:32

Rome banishes Centurion impersonators from its ancient sites, in a clean up ahead of the Catholic Jubilee year.
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VIDEO: Assad: Paris attacks a horrible crime

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 10:02
related countries: France France, Syria Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in an interview with Italian television, says the people in Syria understand what it is like to lose family in terror attacks.
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VIDEO: Migrants' story told in feature film

Thursday, November 19th 2015, 0:31
related countries: Burkina Faso Burkina Faso

Feature film Mediterranea charts the harrowing journey of two close friends from Burkina Faso in Africa to Italy.
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Italian priest attacked in Bangladesh

Wednesday, November 18th 2015, 10:58
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

An Italian priest is wounded by unidentified gunmen in Bangladesh, the third attack on foreigners in under two months.
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Milan boosts security at Jewish sites

Friday, November 13th 2015, 16:37
related countries: Israel Israel
related places: Milan

Italy boosts security at Jewish sites in Milan after an Israeli Jew was stabbed by an unknown attacker in the city.
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Company trials email-free working

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 17:10

Italian firm tells staff to stop emailing each other for a week to reduce stress.
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Modigliani nude artwork sells for $170.4m

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 14:34

A nude painting by Italian artist Modigliani is sold at auction on Monday for $170.4m, the second-highest price ever for a work sold at auction.
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Italy opens Rome 'Mafia Capital' trial

Thursday, November 5th 2015, 11:20
related places: Rome

Italy puts 46 people on trial in Rome, including local politicians, accused of stealing millions of euros of public money.
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Missing marathon runner found

Wednesday, November 4th 2015, 12:57

A recovering heroin addict from Italy who went missing after finishing the New York Marathon is found two days later.
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Iconic Rome fountain renovated

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 19:39
related places: Trevi

The world famous Trevi fountain - made famous by the 1960 film La Dolce Vita - in the Italian capital reopens after a 17-month €2.2m renovation.
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VIDEO: Rome's Trevi fountain starts flowing again

Tuesday, November 3rd 2015, 18:33
related places: Rome, Trevi

Rome's famous Trevi fountain is being re-opened after being closed for several years for renovation.
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Scandal-hit Rome mayor forced out

Friday, October 30th 2015, 20:45
related places: Rome

Rome mayor Ignazio Marino has been ousted from office after losing the support of city councillors amid an expenses scandal.
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EU doctor suspended for 'poor English'

Wednesday, October 28th 2015, 14:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Italian doctor has been suspended from practising in the UK after failing an English language test.
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MEPs sanctioned for Hitler salutes

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 17:42
related countries: Poland Poland

The European Parliament suspends MEPs from Poland and Italy who gave Nazi salutes during parliamentary sessions.
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Art binned by Italy cleaner 'restored'

Tuesday, October 27th 2015, 13:38
related places: Bolzano

An art installation showing party leftovers in Bolzano, northern Italy, is restored after it was accidentally binned by a cleaner.
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Bangladesh arrests over Italian's death

Monday, October 26th 2015, 5:22
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Four people have been arrested in Bangladesh in connection with the killing of an Italian aid worker Cesare Tavella last month, say police.
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VIDEO: Patrolling the sea for people traffickers

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 17:43
related countries: Libya Libya

BBC correspondent Ed Thomas joined the Italian Navy on an EU mission in the Mediterranean Sea.
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Asterix is back and takes Rome into info age

Thursday, October 22nd 2015, 15:25
related countries: France France
related places: Rome

France's best-known Gaul returns to form
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