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Euthanasia comedy lauded in Rome

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 14:46
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Rome

A comedy about euthanasia, originally named after the Swiss assisted suicide organisation Dignitas, wins top prize at the Rome film festival.
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Molinari pips Westwood to title

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 8:59

Italian Francesco Molinari holds his nerve to win the HSBC Champions in Shanghai after a thrilling battle with world number one Lee Westwood.
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Pompeii's House of Gladiators collapses

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 6:34

A house in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii has collapsed, raising concerns about Italy's state support for its archaeological heritage.
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Nazi war criminal dies in Italy

Saturday, November 6th 2010, 19:00
related places: Bolzano

Michael Seifert, a former Nazi SS prison guard known as 'the beast of Bolzano' for his cruelty, dies in an Italian hospital aged 86.
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Mudslides kill three in Tuscany

Monday, November 1st 2010, 19:18

Mudslides triggered by heavy rainfall, have killed three people in central Italy.
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Berlusconi girl case investigated

Monday, November 1st 2010, 18:08
related places: Milan

A former Milan police chief is questioned by prosecutors amid allegations of abuse of power by Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi.
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Abuse victims march on Rome

Sunday, October 31st 2010, 4:37
related places: Rome

Victims of abuse by Roman Catholic priests have marched in Rome and called for the Vatican to take more effective action against sex crimes.
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Prison term for Italian surgeons

Friday, October 29th 2010, 15:17

Italian authorities sentence a group of doctors to prison for carrying out dozens of unnecessary operations for financial gain.
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Uefa hands Italy default victory

Friday, October 29th 2010, 14:03
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Genoa

Uefa has awarded Italy a 3-0 win over Serbia after their Euro 2012 qualifier in Genoa on 12 October was abandoned.
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Protests delay Rome festival gala

Friday, October 29th 2010, 7:58
related places: Rome

Actresses Keira Knightley and Eva Mendes avoid the red carpet at the Rome Film Festival opening after protesters picket the event.
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Film workers protest on red carpet

Friday, October 29th 2010, 2:12

Hundreds of demonstrators with banners invaded the red carpet at the Rome Film Festival to protest government cuts to the film and TV industry.
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Night protest over Italian waste dump

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 5:13
related places: Terzigno

Thousands of people took part in an all-night march between Pompeii and Terzigno on Tuesday in protest at the government's plans to open a second waste dump in Terzigno.
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Anger at Fiat anti-Italy remarks

Monday, October 25th 2010, 22:06

Unions and politicians respond angrily as the boss of Italian carmaker Fiat says his company would be better off without Italy.
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Not too short - Italian resort plans miniskirt ban

Monday, October 25th 2010, 2:43

A seaside city in Italy is planning to ban miniskirts and other revealing clothing to improve what the mayor calls standards of public decency.
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Naples mayors reject dump offer

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 22:33
related places: Naples

Naples mayors reject a government offer to indefinitely freeze the opening of a new rubbish dump, saying they want it permanently scrapped.
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Italy arrests alleged mafia boss

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 18:04
related places: Favara

Italian police have arrested a top mafia boss who has been on the run for more than ten years. Gerlandino Messina was arrested in the Sicilian town of Favara.
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Italian clashes over waste dumps

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 17:45
related places: Naples

Police and protesters clash near the Italian city of Naples over waste dumps aimed at easing the region's rubbish crisis.
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Fiat profits on industrial sales

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 11:42

Italian industrial group Fiat reports a jump in profits, after surging industrial equipment orders offset sluggish car sales.
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Injuries after Italy rubbish protests

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 5:41
related places: Naples, Terzigno

Italian police said three officers were injured breaching a protest blockade to deliver rubbish from Naples to a dump in the nearby town of Terzigno.
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Etna mapped by radar satellites

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 23:43
related countries: Germany Germany

Two German radar satellites flying in tight formation above the Earth have returned their first combined images, including a 3D view of Italy's Mt Etna.
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Rome pair ask for 'most expensive ring' and steal it

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 21:20
related places: Rome

Well-dressed men steal $700,000 diamond ring from the Cartier shop in Rome, police say.
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Jailed Knox 'created confusion'

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 15:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Knox

Amanda Knox, the American convicted of murdering a UK student in Italy, is quoted as saying in a new book her "stubborn naivety created confusion".
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Serbia set to ask Uefa for replay

Friday, October 15th 2010, 15:20
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Genoa

Serbia are to ask Uefa for a replay of their Euro 2012 qualifier against Italy which was abandoned after crowd trouble in Genoa on Tuesday.
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World's longest tunnel complete

Friday, October 15th 2010, 14:23
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Engineers drill through the last remaining rock to complete the world's longest transport tunnel under the Alps in Switzerland.
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Serbia holds 19 football suspects

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 12:40
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia arrests 19 football fans suspected of causing trouble at this week's abandoned Euro 2012 qualifier with Italy.
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Uefa probes Serbia fan violence

Wednesday, October 13th 2010, 11:48
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Uefa launches an investigation into the violent scenes involving Serbia fans which caused their Euro 2012 qualifier in Italy to be abandoned.
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Afghan rebels kill Italian troops

Saturday, October 9th 2010, 9:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Insurgents have killed four Italian soldiers in an attack in western Afghanistan, raising the number of Italian troops killed in the country to 34
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'Disgusting' sculpture stays on show in Milan

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 7:25
related places: Milan

The display of a stark sculpture by notorious Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan - which has sharply divided opinion - is extended in Milan.
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Search for balloonists called off

Monday, October 4th 2010, 18:12

The Italian coastguard calls off the search for the two missing American balloonists in the Gordon Bennett race.
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Italians hold 'no Berlusconi' day

Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 21:06

Thousands of people have marched across Italy in protest at the government and leadership of the prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi.
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Rome art museum wins design prize

Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 19:29
related places: Rome

London-based Zaha Hadid wins this year's Stirling Prize for architecture, for the Maxxi contemporary art museum in Rome.
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Berlusconi wins vote of confidence

Thursday, September 30th 2010, 2:58

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi wins a vote of confidence in his government after making a plea for national unity.
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Berlusconi wins confidence vote

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 19:58

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi wins a vote of confidence in his government after making a plea for national unity.
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Balotelli 'to return by December'

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 15:52

Manchester City and Italy striker Mario Balotelli expects to have recovered from his knee injury by late November.
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Museum bring ancient Rome to life

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 15:49
related places: Rome

A museum in Rome is trying something different to appeal to its visitors.
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Thousands protest against Italy mafia

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 8:41

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in southern Italy to protest against the influence of the local mafia.
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Italian priest abuse victims meet

Saturday, September 25th 2010, 23:16

Victims of child abuse by Catholic priests in Italy have met for the first time, and called for such abuse to be made a crime against humanity.
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UN eases fear of food price rises

Friday, September 24th 2010, 20:43
related places: Rome

Recent sharp rises in food prices do not point to a repeat of the food price spike in 2007-8, a UN conference is told.
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Mapping ancient Rome with Google

Friday, September 24th 2010, 8:59
related places: Rome

Google's Street View programme, which takes photographs of public roads and puts them online as a navigation tool, has an ambitious new project - to capture the archaeological sites of Rome.
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Wheat price triggers food crisis fears

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 22:13
related places: Rome

The UN FAO is to stage an emergency meeting in Rome on Friday over fears of a looming food crisis.
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Italian police find smuggled explosives

Thursday, September 23rd 2010, 1:31

Police in Italy have seized a shipment of high explosive, which they say was probably being smuggled on behalf of a terrorist group.
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Fiat agrees to split its business

Thursday, September 16th 2010, 16:44

Shareholders in the Italian carmaker Fiat have agreed to spin off its non-car assets, splitting the business into two.
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Library returns looted manuscript

Wednesday, September 15th 2010, 15:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A 12th Century manuscript which was housed in the British Library is to be returned to Italy because it was looted during the Second World War.
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Libya sorry for shooting at boat

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 22:53
related countries: Libya Libya

Libya apologises after one of its Italian-supplied patrol boats fired machine-gun shots at a Sicilian fishing trawler.
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Italy makes 'record' Mafia grab

Tuesday, September 14th 2010, 16:50

Italian authorities confiscate assets worth 1.5bn euros from a Sicilian businessman accused of working with the Mafia.
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Alonso revels in Ferrari home win

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 15:48
related places: Ferrari

Fernando Alonso said winning the Italian Grand Prix for Ferrari was one of the most enjoyable victories of his career.
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Alonso beats Button to Monza win

Sunday, September 12th 2010, 14:30
related places: Ferrari, Monza

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso beats McLaren's Jenson Button to win the Italian Grand Prix and blow open the world championship title race.
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PMs joke about ruling to age 120

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 18:00
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian PM Vladimir Putin suggests extended lifespans could mean he and his Italian counterpart Silvio Berlusconi could stay in office until they reach 120.
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Alonso seizes pole for Italian GP

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 14:37
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Monza

Fernando Alonso takes pole for Ferrari at the Italian Grand Prix, with Jenson Button joining him on the front row.
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Live - Italian GP qualifying

Saturday, September 11th 2010, 10:23
related places: Monza

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso qualifies on pole for the Italian Grand Prix with McLaren's Jenson Button also on the front row.
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Mudslide engulfs Italian village

Friday, September 10th 2010, 17:43
related places: Amalfi

In Italy the town of Antrani on the Amalfi coast has been hit by flash flooding and mudslides.
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Vettel heads Ferrari duo at Monza

Friday, September 10th 2010, 13:41
related places: Monza

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel steals Ferrari's thunder to set the pace in practice at the Italian Grand Prix.
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Live - Italian GP practice

Friday, September 10th 2010, 11:28
related places: Monza

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel sets the fastest time in second practice for the Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
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Mudslide swamps Italian village

Friday, September 10th 2010, 9:38
related places: Atrani

An amateur cameraman has filmed the scene from Atrani in southern Italy when a mudslide crashed through the village.
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Historical dilemma

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 11:00

How can Italy best commercialise its world-famous Colosseum?
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Could adverts appear on the Colosseum?

Sunday, September 5th 2010, 8:25

The Italian government is inviting private companies to sponsor the Colosseum to help fund repairs.
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Apology over Italy hospital fight

Monday, August 30th 2010, 15:25

Italy's health minister apologises to a woman for a fight between two doctors which took place in the delivery room as she was giving birth.
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Row over private beaches in Italy

Friday, August 27th 2010, 10:41
related places: Rome

In Italy, a fence has gone up along a stretch of coastline south of Rome amid fears of a campaign to promote money-making private beaches.
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Molinari secures Ryder Cup spot

Thursday, August 26th 2010, 19:01

Italian Francesco Molinari clinches a place in Europe's Ryder Cup team after Ross McGowan pulls out of the Johnnie Walker Championship with injury.
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Robinho rejects Fenerbahce switch

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 7:54
related countries: Spain Spain

Manchester City forward Robinho turns down a move to Fenerbahce because he would prefer to join a club in Italy or Spain.
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Robinho rejects Fenerbahce switch

Wednesday, August 25th 2010, 7:54
related countries: Spain Spain

Manchester City forward Robinho turns down a move to Fenerbahce because he would prefer to join a club in Italy or Spain.
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