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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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Vatican denies Pope has 'small tumour'

Wednesday, October 21st 2015, 10:31

The Vatican rejects as "seriously irresponsible" an Italian newspaper report that Pope Francis has a small but curable tumour on his brain.
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VIDEO: Five 'best bits' of Berlusconi biography

Monday, October 19th 2015, 23:48

Readers pick out their favourite excerpts from the new biography on the controversial former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
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VIDEO: Bakers use their loaf to make world's longest baguette

Sunday, October 18th 2015, 21:43

A baguette baked at the Milan Expo in Italy has been declared by Guinness World Records to be the longest in the world.
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VIDEO: Five dead after southern Europe rains

Friday, October 16th 2015, 3:50

Five people in Italy have died in torrential rain that has lashed southern Europe.
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New VW boss says firm can shine again

Thursday, October 15th 2015, 18:44
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Bologna, Verona

The newly-installed boss of Volkswagen, Matthias Mueller, says the company can shine again in two to three years.
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Pope apologises for Vatican 'scandals'

Wednesday, October 14th 2015, 14:17
related places: Rome

Pope Francis makes a surprise public apology for what he calls recent scandals involving "Rome or... the Vatican".
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Senators backs Italy senate reform

Tuesday, October 13th 2015, 17:21

In what is deemed as a victory for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Italy's senate votes to relinquish most of its power.
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Italy win books 2019 World Cup spot

Sunday, October 11th 2015, 15:34
related countries: Romania Romania

Italy secure a bonus-point win over Romania to finish third in World Cup Pool D and book their place at the 2019 tournament.
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Nadal faces Djokovic in China final

Saturday, October 10th 2015, 13:59
related countries: China China

Rafael Nadal will face world number one Novak Djokovic in Sunday's China Open final, the Spaniard's sixth singles final of 2015.
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'Surge' in Greece migrant arrivals

Friday, October 9th 2015, 11:32
related countries: Sweden Sweden

The number of migrants arriving on the Greek islands near Turkey has surged to about 7,000 daily, migration experts say.
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VIDEO: Young Eritrean refugees flown to Sweden

Friday, October 9th 2015, 9:45
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, Sweden Sweden

A group of young Eritreans are flown from Italy to begin a new life in Sweden, the first refugees to be resettled under a new EU relocation plan.
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Rome mayor resigns over expenses row

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 19:49
related places: Rome

Rome's embattled mayor, Ignazio Marino, steps down over allegations he paid personal restaurant bills using official funds
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Chelsea sign goalkeeper Amelia

Thursday, October 8th 2015, 16:54
related places: Amelia

Chelsea sign former AC Milan and Italy goalkeeper Marco Amelia on a free transfer until the end of the season.
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Ireland 16-9 Italy

Sunday, October 4th 2015, 17:42

Ireland labour to a 16-9 win over Italy but the victory makes sure of their place in the World Cup quarter-finals.
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Juventus want Italian league B teams

Friday, October 2nd 2015, 8:39

Juventus president Andrea Agnelli calls for a change to the Italian league system with B teams introduced.
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Italian killed in Bangladesh 'by IS'

Tuesday, September 29th 2015, 10:19
related countries: Bangladesh Bangladesh, United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The US and UK urge their citizens in Bangladesh to be cautious after the killing of an Italian aid worker, claimed by the Islamic State group.
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Italy 23-18 Canada

Saturday, September 26th 2015, 15:27

Canada threaten to pull off another Rugby World Cup upset only to be denied by Italy at Elland Road.
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