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Italy Apulia train crash probe focuses on alert system

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 9:18
related places: Bari

The investigation into Tuesday's head-on train crash in southern Italy that killed 27 people is focusing on the antiquated alert system on the line.
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Italian PM Renzi visits Puglia train crash site

Wednesday, July 13th 2016, 1:07

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi visits the site where at least 25 people died in a head-on collision between two passenger trains.
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Aerial footage shows Italy train crash scene

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 22:07

At least 23 people have been killed, and dozens injured , after two trains collided head on in southern Italy.
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Italy train crash: 'Twenty-three killed' near Bari in collision

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 18:50
related places: Bari

Twenty-three people have been killed and many more hurt in a head-on collision involving two passenger trains in southern Italy, officials say.
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Italy economy: IMF says country has 'two lost decades' of growth

Tuesday, July 12th 2016, 10:55

Italy's economy will not return to its pre-2008 crisis levels until the mid-2020s, the IMF says, implying nearly "two lost decades".
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Banking is tanking

Saturday, July 9th 2016, 23:50

Italy's banks, struggling with a burden of bad debt, are the latest trouble spot for the eurozone.
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Italy: Brexit 'may not happen'

Saturday, July 9th 2016, 12:10

Italy's foreign minister Paolo Gentiloni has suggested Brexit may not happen.
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Into battle

Friday, July 8th 2016, 23:12

Italian PM Matteo Renzi is beset with problems, from a rising protest party to banks threatened by bad loans and a referendum that could bring an end to his leadership.
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Italy migrants: Nigerian killed in Fermo race attack

Thursday, July 7th 2016, 18:53
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria
related places: Fermo

A man is held by Italian police investigating the killing of a Nigerian immigrant which the government has condemned as a racist attack.
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Berlusconi: AC Milan sold to Chinese consortium

Wednesday, July 6th 2016, 0:31
related countries: China China

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he has sold football club AC Milan to a Chinese consortium.
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Germany beat Italy on penalties

Saturday, July 2nd 2016, 22:52
related countries: Germany Germany

Germany miss three penalties in a shootout but still beat Italy 6-5 to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2016.
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Migrants die as dinghy sinks off Libya

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 11:04
related countries: Libya Libya

At least 10 people drown when their inflatable boat capsizes, as Italy raises to the surface a boat that sank with the loss of 700 lives.
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The Italian navy raises boat that sank in April 2015

Thursday, June 30th 2016, 10:46

The Italian navy has brought to the surface a boat that sank in April 2015 with the loss of more than 700 lives.
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Bethlehem angel

Tuesday, June 28th 2016, 23:14

Italian restoration workers at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem have uncovered a mosaic of an angel that was previously hidden beneath plaster.
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Italian PM suggests UK students could have EU passports

Tuesday, June 28th 2016, 18:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has suggested that UK students wanting to study in Europe could receive passports from other European Union countries.
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Bangladesh charges seven over killing of Italian aid worker

Tuesday, June 28th 2016, 9:27
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh

Bangladeshi police charge seven people, including an opposition politician, over the murder of an Italian aid worker.
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Spaghetti western star Bud Spencer dies

Tuesday, June 28th 2016, 8:20

Italian actor and filmmaker Bud Spencer, who starred in a number of spaghetti westerns, dies aged 86.
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EU leaders reject informal talks with UK

Monday, June 27th 2016, 20:41
related countries: Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The European Union will not hold informal talks with the UK until it triggers Article 50 to leave, Germany, France and Italy insist.
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Euro 2016: Spain face 'almost perfect' Italy in last 16

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 21:19

Spain striker Alvaro Morata warns his side face an "almost tactically perfect" Italy in their last-16 tie.
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Germany 3-0 Slovakia

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 18:49
related countries: Germany Germany, Slovakia Slovakia, Spain Spain

World champions Germany overwhelm Slovakia in Lille to set up a Euro 2016 quarter-final against Italy or Spain.
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Italian mafia boss caught after 20 years on run

Sunday, June 26th 2016, 14:29

One of Italy's most wanted mafia bosses is caught after 20 years on the run, with the authorities finding him asleep in his bed.
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Migrant crisis: 4,500 rescued in Mediterranean in one day

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 19:35

The Italian navy and coastguard say they have rescued about 4,500 migrants from dozens of small boats in the Mediterranean during the course of Thursday.
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The language of watermelon tapping

Thursday, June 23rd 2016, 0:40
related countries: China China

An Italian supermarket causes a social media storm in China by urging customers not to knock watermelons to test their ripeness.
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Late goal sees Republic of Ireland advance

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016, 21:44
related countries: Ireland Ireland, Sweden Sweden

The Republic of Ireland will play hosts France in the last 16 of Euro 2016 after Robbie Brady heads a late winner against Italy.
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Croatia condemn Spain to Italy last-16 tie

Tuesday, June 21st 2016, 22:11
related countries: Croatia Croatia, Spain Spain

Spain will play Italy in the last 16 of Euro 2016 after a late Croatia winner condemned them to second in Group D.
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Tricky task for Rome's first female mayor

Monday, June 20th 2016, 13:11
related places: Rome

Virginia Raggi has been elected Rome's first female mayor, taking 67% of the vote and promising a clean up.
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Italy elections: Big wins for Five Star protest party

Monday, June 20th 2016, 9:49
related places: Rome

The anti-establishment Five Star Movement wins key mayoral races in the capital, Rome, and Turin, cementing its role in Italian politics.
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Rome: What's at stake in Italian capital's mayoral vote?

Sunday, June 19th 2016, 10:45
related places: Rome

BBC News examines what is at stake in Sunday's run-off mayoral election in the Italian capital of Rome.
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Italy: Christo 'walk on water' project opens on Lake Iseo

Saturday, June 18th 2016, 18:06

Thousands of people try out the latest installation by conceptual artist Christo - a 3km (1.9 mile) walkway on water in northern Italy.
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Italy's Berlusconi recovering from four-hour heart surgery

Tuesday, June 14th 2016, 14:07

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is recovering after a four-hour operation to replace a defective heart valve.
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Italian paper criticised for Mein Kampf giveaway

Saturday, June 11th 2016, 18:04

An Italian newspaper has come under fire for offering free copies of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf with one of its paid supplements.
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Migrant crisis: 'People-smuggler' says he is wrong man

Friday, June 10th 2016, 12:50

A man extradited to Italy accused of being a top people-smuggler tells police his arrest was a case of mistaken identity.
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Italy politics: Silvio Berlusconi to have heart surgery

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 17:08

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is to have heart surgery after an attack that could have killed him, his doctor says.
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Europe migrant crisis: Doubt cast on identity of 'smuggler' extradited to Italy

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 15:43

Italy is checking the identity of a suspect extradited from Sudan in a high-profile operation against people-smuggling, amid fears he is the wrong man.
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Does police footage show the 'wrong man'?

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 14:36

Friends of a man extradited to Italy on Tuesday on people smuggling charges say police have the wrong man.
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Suspect extradited for people smuggling 'is wrong man'

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 9:56
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

Friends of an Eritrean man extradited to Italy on people smuggling charges say police have arrested the wrong man.
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Extradited smuggling suspect 'wrong man'

Thursday, June 9th 2016, 4:20
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

Friends of an Eritrean man extradited to Italy on people smuggling charges say police have arrested the wrong man.
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CIA agent faces extradition to Italy

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 16:59
related countries: Portugal Portugal

A former CIA agent says she expects to be extradited from Portugal to Italy imminently for her alleged role in a 2003 terror suspect kidnapping.
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People-smuggling 'kingpin' extradited

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 13:33
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, Sudan Sudan

An Eritrean man thought to be at the heart of the operation to smuggle migrants from Africa to Europe is extradited from Sudan to Italy, prosecutors say.
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Global origins of local food favourites

Wednesday, June 8th 2016, 7:53
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Italy's tomatoes and Thailand's potent chillies, although closely associated with these nations, have their historical roots elsewhere, a study reveals.
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Berlusconi in hospital for heart problem

Tuesday, June 7th 2016, 9:39

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been taken to hospital with a heart problem, according to a spokeswoman for his party.
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Five Star protest party ahead in Rome

Monday, June 6th 2016, 8:49
related places: Rome

The anti-establishment Five Star Movement takes a strong lead in Rome's mayoral race, in a blow to Italy's governing centre-left party.
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Italy elections: When in Rome shake up the politics

Saturday, June 4th 2016, 23:54
related places: Rome

Rome's woes dominate Italian local elections
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Concordia skipper's sentence upheld

Tuesday, May 31st 2016, 19:24

An Italian appeals court upholds the 16-year sentence given to the captain of the Costa Concordia which capsized in 2012, killing 32 people.
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Migrants rescued on Greece-Italy route

Monday, May 30th 2016, 18:03
related countries: Greece Greece

Rescuers pick up 29 migrants at sea off Greece's western island of Lefkada as they headed for Italy, raising concerns about a new smuggling route.
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VIDEO: Footage of migrant boat capsize released

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 17:44

The Italian navy has released footage of a migrant boat that capsized on Wednesday.
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Orphan who moved Italy starts new life

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 14:51
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

A Nigerian baby girl who survived a shipwreck in the Mediterranean goes to a foster family in Sicily, after touching Italian hearts.
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Migrant boat capsize caught on camera

Wednesday, May 25th 2016, 21:04

The deadly capsizing of a migrant boat in the Mediterranean is caught on camera by the Italian navy as it rescues 550 people.
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Italy protest over 'mafia exam rigging'

Tuesday, May 24th 2016, 15:46
related places: Rome

Protests are held in Rome after it emerged that Italy's mafia may have organised large-scale cheating during an entry exam for prison guards.
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Knox sues Italy for murder case 'abuse'

Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 15:57

The European Court of Human Rights allows Amanda Knox to make a legal complaint against Italy's investigation of the murder of Meredith Kercher.
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Rome metro dig unearths Roman barracks

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 9:58
related places: Rome

Excavation work for a new metro line in Rome unearths a huge army barracks from the reign of Emperor Hadrian in the 2nd Century AD.
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Banksy art to go on display in Rome

Tuesday, May 17th 2016, 9:50
related places: Rome

Artworks by street artist Banksy from international private collections are to go on display in Rome.
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Italy birth rate forces benefits review

Sunday, May 15th 2016, 15:16

Italy's health minister outlines plans to double child benefit payments in attempt to combat an "apocalyptic" decline in country's birth rate.
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Top Italian fertility doctor arrested

Saturday, May 14th 2016, 17:47
related places: Milan

Controversial Italian fertility doctor Severino Antinori is arrested after a woman said he had forcibly removed eggs from her at his Milan clinic.
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VIDEO: Water cannon used at Rome protest

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 22:33
related places: Rome

Police in Rome dispersed a crowd of housing activists with water cannons, leaving some protesters to protect themselves with an inflatable boat.
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VIDEO: Rescued migrants 'lined up' on war ship

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 15:26

The BBC's Christian Fraser reports from the Mediterranean, where rescued migrants are lined up aboard an Italian war ship.
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VIDEO: Stolen paintings 'found in plastic bags'

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 7:08
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The Ukrainian authorities say they have recovered 17 paintings - worth more than €17m (£13m; $18m) - that were stolen from an Italian museum in 2015.
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Ukraine recovers stolen masterpieces

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 0:32
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Ukraine says it has recovered 17 paintings - including works by Tintoretto and Rubens - stolen from an Italian museum and worth more than €16m (£13m; $18m).
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Italian MPs back same-sex unions

Wednesday, May 11th 2016, 16:04

Italy's parliament paves the way for same-sex civil unions in a vote of confidence for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
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Afghans held in Italy 'targeted London'

Tuesday, May 10th 2016, 11:53
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Bari

Police in Bari, southern Italy, arrest two Afghans suspected of plotting jihadist attacks in Italy, France and the UK.
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Gucci sorry for funeral fakes warning

Friday, May 6th 2016, 8:38
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong

Italian luxury goods maker Gucci apologises for sending warning letters to Hong Kong shops selling paper versions of its products as offerings to the dead.
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