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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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Italy: news

Thousands of migrants rescued at sea

Monday, May 4th 2015, 2:37

More than 5,800 migrants are rescued and 10 bodies recovered in several operations in the Mediterranean over the weekend, Italy's coastguard says.
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VIDEO: Video shows migrant rescues off Libya

Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 11:57
related countries: Libya Libya

Video has been released by the Italian coastguard showing one of many migrant rescues on Saturday off the coast of Libya.
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Italy opens 'feed the planet' Expo

Friday, May 1st 2015, 16:10

A major global commercial fair - Milan Expo 2015 - opens in northern Italy, but violence breaks out in the city as protesters clash with police.
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Italian army cannabis farm unveiled

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 11:42

Italy's army shows off its cannabis farm, set up by the government to try and cut the cost of medical marijuana.
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Friday, April 24th 2015, 12:39

Suspected extremists being investigated in Italy over links to al-Qaeda may have been planning an attack on the Vatican in 2010, prosecutors say.
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Deadly capsize 'captain' in court

Friday, April 24th 2015, 11:36
related countries: Libya Libya, Tunisia Tunisia

A Tunisian man appears in a court in Italy accused of captaining a boat that capsized off Libya with the loss of more than 700 lives.
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VIDEO: Italy faces up to ageing population

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 23:20

Italy is not producing enough babies and future workers to pay the pensions of the elderly.
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VIDEO: Italy wants EU to take lead on migrants

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 22:53

Italy wants the European Union to take more responsibility for dealing with the large amount of migrant people arriving in their country.
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VIDEO: The tiny island at centre of migrant crisis

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 19:12

Italian coastguards have rescued hundreds more migrants trying to get to Europe from North Africa.
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Italy 'at war' with migrant smugglers

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 17:11

Italy says it is "at war" with people traffickers, and has urged the EU to take robust action to stop more people dying in the Mediterranean.
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Festa appointed Cagliari head coach

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 10:30
related places: Cagliari

Gianluca Festa has been appointed head coach of Italian Serie A side Cagliari until the end of the season.
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Med migrant boat 'hit rescue ship'

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 19:36

The captain of a migrant boat that sank in the Mediterranean killing more than 800 crashed it against a rescue vessel, Italian prosecutors allege.
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Sunk migrants' boat captain charged

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 11:46
related countries: Libya Libya

The captain of a boat that capsized off Libya, killing about 800 migrants, has been charged with reckless multiple homicide, Italian officials say.
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VIDEO: Sicily's 'cemeteries of migrants'

Monday, April 20th 2015, 22:29

Italian coastguards are continuing to search for bodies off the coast of Sicily as hundreds of migrants are feared dead after their boat capsized.
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Hundreds feared dead in Med sinking

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 18:21
related places: Lampedusa

Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian coastguard says.
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VIDEO: Italian PM condemns 'new slave trade'

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 17:41

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says the trafficking of migrants across the Med amounts to "a new slave trade".
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VIDEO: 'Migrants cross vast stretch of sea'

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 15:26
related places: Lampedusa

Richard Bilton, on a boat south of the Italian island of Lampedusa, explains the scale of the journey that migrants face as they attempt to cross the Mediterranean.
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Turin Shroud goes back on display

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 14:35

The Turin Shroud, which some believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, returns to public display in Italy after a break of five years.
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VIDEO: 'I was rescued from migrant boat'

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 8:58
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

A 21-year-old student from Eritrea talks about his hopes for the future after being rescued from migrant boat bound for Italy.
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VIDEO: Italian PM warns over migrants

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 7:52
related countries: Libya Libya

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has warned that thousands of Africans will continue to risk their lives trying to travel to Europe unless the civil war ends in Libya.
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VIDEO: Italy arrests after migrant deaths

Friday, April 17th 2015, 14:40

Italian police say they have arrested 15 Muslim migrants after they allegedly threw 12 Christians overboard following a row on a boat heading to Italy across the Mediterranean.
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Migrants killed in 'religious clash'

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 18:22

Italian police say they have arrested 15 Muslim migrants after they allegedly threw 12 Christians overboard after a row on a boat heading to Italy.
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Italy seeks EU help on boat migrants

Thursday, April 16th 2015, 12:36

Italy's foreign minister calls for help from the European Union as increasing numbers of migrants risk their lives crossing the Mediterranean.
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Venus pulls out of US Fed Cup team

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 11:05
related countries: United States United States
related places: Sunday

Venus Williams withdraws from the United States Fed Cup team to face Italy on Saturday and Sunday for personal reasons.
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Mobster held in Spanish post office

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 11:56
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Costa

One of Italy's most wanted gangsters is detained on the Costa del Sol in Spain while trying to withdraw money from a post office.
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Turkey fury at Pope 'genocide' claim

Sunday, April 12th 2015, 16:45
related countries: Armenia Armenia
related places: Rome

Turkey recalls its Vatican ambassador after Pope Francis uses the word "genocide" to describe killings of Armenian Christians under Ottoman rule in WW1.
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Gunman kills three in Milan court

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 19:35
related places: Milan

A gun suspect is arrested after shooting three people dead at the main courthouse in the Italian city of Milan.
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Fiorentina 0-3 Juventus (2-4 agg)

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 22:38

Italian champions Juventus secure their place in the Coppa Italia final by overturning a first-leg deficit to beat Fiorentina.
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Italy police 'tortured' G8 protester

Tuesday, April 7th 2015, 19:16
related places: Genoa

Italian police's treatment of a protester during the 2001 G8 summit in Genoa amounted to "torture", the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.
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AC Milan under-10s 'racially abused'

Monday, April 6th 2015, 12:18

Black players from AC Milan's under-10 team allegedly suffer racist abuse during a tournament in Italy.
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Italians rescue 1,500 migrants

Sunday, April 5th 2015, 19:03

The Italian coastguard and navy rescue some 1,500 migrants trying to cross into the EU via the Mediterranean Sea over a 24-hour period.
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VIDEO: Pope presides at Good Friday prayers

Saturday, April 4th 2015, 0:37
related places: Rome

Pope Francis has highlighted the persecution of Christians in Africa and the Middle East during a Good Friday sermon in Rome.
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Pope decries killing of Christians

Friday, April 3rd 2015, 23:50
related places: Rome

Pope Francis condemns what he calls the "complicit silence" about the killing of Christians, at a Good Friday service in Rome.
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VIDEO: Mafia boss prison sentence expires

Wednesday, April 1st 2015, 12:47

A Mafia boss who faced extradition to serve a prison sentence in Italy has had his sentence dropped after Italian authorities said it had expired.
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Townsend hopes to 'silence critics'

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 23:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andros Townsend hopes he has "silenced" his critics after his equaliser earned England a 1-1 friendly draw in Italy.
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Italy 1-1 England

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 21:20
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Andros Townsend's second-half equaliser earns England a 1-1 draw against Italy in a friendly in Turin.
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Yoox agrees Net-a-Porter deal

Tuesday, March 31st 2015, 8:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Italian online fashion retailer Yoox agrees an all-share merger deal London-based rival Net-a-Porter.
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Kane emergence excites me - Rooney

Monday, March 30th 2015, 21:30

England captain Wayne Rooney says he is as excited as anyone about Harry Kane, who will make his full debut against Italy.
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Yoox in talks with Net-a-Porter

Monday, March 30th 2015, 14:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

Italian online fashion retailer Yoox says it is in merger talks with London-based rival Net-a-Porter.
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Prada profit takes a hit from China

Monday, March 30th 2015, 4:42
related countries: China China
related places: Prada

Italian luxury goods retailer Prada sees its net profit fall 28% last year as sales slumped in major markets of China and Europe.
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Four miss England's trip to Italy

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 13:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Danny Welbeck, Raheem Sterling, Leighton Baines and James Milner have been ruled out of England's friendly with Italy on Tuesday.
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Knox and Sollecito cleared of murder

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 11:12

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are acquitted by Italy's top appeals court of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 - the final ruling in the case.
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VIDEO: Knox: 'So grateful to have life back'

Saturday, March 28th 2015, 3:34

Amanda Knox has been speaking after she and her Italian ex-boyfriend were again cleared of the murder of her former flatmate, Meredith Kercher in the final ruling of a long-running case.
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Italy court to rule on Kercher death

Friday, March 27th 2015, 20:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italy's top court is to rule whether to uphold the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.
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Hodgson happy to rest Sterling

Thursday, March 26th 2015, 16:21

Roy Hodgson says he is prepared to rest Raheem Sterling for Tuesday's friendly against Italy but is under no pressure to do so.
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Rose withdraws from England squad

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 20:45
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tottenham

Tottenham defender Danny Rose pulls out of the England squad to face Lithuania and Italy due to injury.
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Ruling on Kercher murder delayed

Wednesday, March 25th 2015, 15:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italy's top court delays a decision on whether to uphold the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.
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Olive tree disease spreads in Italy

Tuesday, March 24th 2015, 14:46
related places: Lecce

Italy must step up efforts to contain a bacterial disease blighting olive trees in the southern province of Lecce, EU officials warn.
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Injured Lallana out of England squad

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 12:28
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Liverpool

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana withdraws from the England squad to face Lithuania and Italy with a groin injury.
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Pirelli to be bought by Chinese firm

Monday, March 23rd 2015, 10:58
related countries: China China

Chinese state-owned China National Chemical (ChemChina) is to buy Italian tyre manufacturer Pirelli in deal that values the firm at €7.1bn (£5.1bn).
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Wales beat Italy but lose title race

Saturday, March 21st 2015, 19:00
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales thump Italy 61-20, but Ireland's 40-10 victory in Scotland means they lift the Six Nations trophy, despite England's nail-biting performance at Twickenham.
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Cruise operators shun Tunisian ports

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 16:22
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Tunis

Costa Cruises and MSC Cruises, two Italian cruise companies, cancel planned stops in Tunisian ports following shootings at a museum in Tunis that killed 21 people.
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Kane earns first England call-up

Thursday, March 19th 2015, 13:34
related countries: Lithuania Lithuania, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tottenham

England manager Roy Hodgson names Tottenham striker Harry Kane in his squad to face Lithuania and Italy.
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Quintana wins Tirreno-Adriatico

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 15:44
related countries: Colombia Colombia, Switzerland Switzerland

Nairo Quintana of Colombia wins Italy's Tirreno-Adriatico after Switzerland's Fabian Cancellara takes the final stage.
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Wales make two changes for Italy

Tuesday, March 17th 2015, 11:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mike Phillips is out of the squad as Wales make two enforced front row changes for the potential title decider against Italy.
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Sagan wins Tirreno-Adriatico sprint

Monday, March 16th 2015, 19:53
related countries: Slovakia Slovakia

Slovakia's Peter Sagan wins a sprint finish in a rain-hit penultimate stage of Italy's Tirreno-Adriatico.
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Italy arrests over construction deals

Monday, March 16th 2015, 16:15

Italian police arrest four people and raid dozens of premises over suspicious public works contracts worth some €25m (£18m; $26m).
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Italy 0-29 France

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 16:50
related places: Rome

France keep alive their remote Six Nations title hopes as they beat Italy in soggy conditions in rain-lashed Rome.
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Can Berlusconi stage a comeback?

Sunday, March 15th 2015, 1:22

Italian politics may not have seen the last of Berlusconi
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