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News: Italy

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

Berlusconi wins ban on potentially embarrassing party pictures

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 14:41

The Italian PM blocks publication of potentially embarrassing photos of young women at a party at his villa.
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Italy evacuates burning car ferry

Friday, May 29th 2009, 11:48

About 500 passengers on board an Italian car ferry take to lifeboats after a fire breaks out in the vessel's hold.
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Berlusconi denies 'spicy' affair

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 17:10

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi denies having a "spicy" affair with a minor and says he would resign if he was caught lying about it.
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Barca champions of Europe

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 20:57
related places: Rome

Barcelona produce a football masterclass as they beat Manchester United to win the Champions League in style.
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Italy ex-spy boss denies CIA role

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 15:33
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Milan

The former head of Italy's military intelligence says he knew nothing about the kidnap of an Egyptian imam in Milan six years ago.
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Live text - Champions League final

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 7:59
related places: Rome

Barcelona outclass Man Utd to win 2-0 and lift the Champions League trophy at Rome's Stadio Olimpico.
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Berlusconi 'to explain about ties with teen'

Monday, May 25th 2009, 13:58

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi denies lying about his relationship with an 18-year-old woman at the centre of his marital row.
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Dubious origins

Monday, May 25th 2009, 0:02

Italian art world debates sculpture by 'Michelangelo'
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Italy earthquake payouts delayed

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 11:31
related places: L'Aquila

Discrepancies in aid claims for the rebuilding of earthquake-hit homes in the Italian city of L'Aquila are holding up payouts.
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Fake millions found in Mafia raid

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 8:43

Italian police seize $10m (£6.3m) in counterfeit money, and an arms cache from the homes of a Mafia boss and his aunt.
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No halt for Italy rendition trial

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 17:09

An Italian judge rules that a trial over an alleged CIA-led abduction can continue but with classified evidence excluded.
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Ferrari fail in budget-cap appeal

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 17:01
related countries: France France

A French court dismisses Ferrari's appeal against the FIA, which wants to introduce an optional £40m budget cap from 2010.
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Berlusconi rejects bribery ruling

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 11:04

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi vows to give a full rebuttal to judges who said his lawyer lied in court to protect him.
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Mafia suspects arrested in Italy

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 21:16
related places: Naples

Italian police arrest 68 suspected members of a breakaway faction of the Naples-based mafia known as the Camorra.
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Juventus dismiss manager Ranieri

Monday, May 18th 2009, 15:48
related places: Ranieri

Italian giants Juventus sack Claudio Ranieri as manager following a run of seven matches without victory.
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Libya given migrant patrol boats

Friday, May 15th 2009, 10:38
related countries: Libya Libya

Italy gives Libya three patrol boats as part of an agreement aimed at combating the flow of illegal migrants.
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Italy MPs back migrant crackdown

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 15:57

Plans to impose fines on illegal immigrants receive huge support in Italy's lower house of parliament.
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Live text - Murray v Bolelli

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 17:26
related countries: Spain Spain

New world number three Andy Murray begins his Madrid Open campaign against Italian Simone Bolelli.
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Italy arrests 'al-Qaeda plotters'

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 8:17
related countries: France France

Two French nationals detained in Italy for immigration offences are suspected of being key al-Qaeda figures, Italian police say.
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French and Italian output drops

Monday, May 11th 2009, 9:53
related countries: France France

France and Italy both see sharp falls in industrial output in March, which are much larger than forecast.
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Italy turns rescued migrants back

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 16:48
related countries: Libya Libya

Italy sends more than 200 migrants straight back to Libya after they were rescued in the Mediterranean.
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Contrite US tourists confess to Rome theft 25 years on

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 14:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rome

Two US tourists return a small piece of the Colosseum in Rome, which they took as a souvenir 25 years ago.
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Fiat denies 18,000 job cuts plan

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 9:21

Italian carmaker Fiat denies a report that it would cut 18,000 jobs and close 10 sites if it reached a deal with GM Europe.
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Judge paves way for Chrysler deal

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 7:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chrysler

The judge overseeing the bankruptcy of Chrysler rejects efforts to halt the sale of the ailing automaker to Italian Fiat.
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Chrysler lenders aim to stop sale

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 22:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chrysler, New York, Fiat

A group of lenders to US carmaker Chrysler ask a New York court to halt the proposed sale to Italian firm Fiat.
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Fiat in talks over GM Europe move

Monday, May 4th 2009, 21:36

Italy's Fiat is in talks to buy the European business of General Motors - which includes Vauxhall and Opel.
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Venus battles through Rome opener

Monday, May 4th 2009, 17:22
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Rome

Venus Williams needs three sets to overcome unseeded Czech Lucie Safarova in her opening match at the Italian Open in Rome.
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Berlusconi demands apology from his wife in deepening public row

Monday, May 4th 2009, 12:12

Italy PM Silvio Berlusconi asks his wife to apologise for criticising his behaviour, but says their marriage is unlikely to survive.
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Fiat confirms Opel deal interest

Monday, May 4th 2009, 1:12
related countries: Germany Germany

Italian carmaker Fiat will hold talks with German ministers to discuss a takeover of Opel - the German business of GM.
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Berlusconi's wife to divorce him

Sunday, May 3rd 2009, 18:20

The wife of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi confirms that she will file for divorce, after a series of public spats.
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Nadal regains Rome Masters title

Sunday, May 3rd 2009, 16:40

World number one Rafael Nadal beats reigning champion Novak Djokovic to win the Rome Masters for the fourth time.
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Catacombs in 3D

Sunday, May 3rd 2009, 11:03

Rome's ancient burial sites as never seen before
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Italy PM's vow on quake-hit homes

Saturday, May 2nd 2009, 21:47
related places: L'Aquila

Half of the homes in Italy's quake-hit city of L'Aquila are now habitable, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says.
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Djokovic sets up Federer meeting

Friday, May 1st 2009, 21:03

Reigning champion Novak Djokovic will play Roger Federer in the semi-final of the Rome Masters, while Rafael Nadal also reaches the last four.
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Serie A to form breakaway league

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 19:32

Serie A, Italy's top football division, is poised to split from Serie B to form a new championship.
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Italy frees Achille Lauro hijacker

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 16:12

Italy frees the leader of a Palestinian group which hijacked the Achille Lauro cruise liner in the Mediterranean Sea in 1985, after nearly 24 years in jail.
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Beijing medallists test positive

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 12:49
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, China China
related places: Beijing

Bahrain athlete Rashid Ramzi, who won gold in the 1500m, and Italian cyclist Davide Rebellin, who won a silver, are among the six athletes who are found positive for doping in re-testing of Beijing samples.
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Cyclist Rebellin tests positive

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 8:25
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Olympic cycling road race silver medallist Davide Rebellin from Italy is among the six athletes who are found positive for doping in retesting of Beijing samples.
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Sharing the pain

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 18:46

Pope Benedict tours Italy's quake-devastated region
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Pope urges quake area 'rebirth'

Tuesday, April 28th 2009, 13:33

Pope Benedict XVI tells survivors of the recent quake in central Italy that they must work for the area's "rebirth".
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Spanish capture 'Somali pirates'

Monday, April 27th 2009, 21:14
related countries: Somalia Somalia, Spain Spain

Spanish forces arrest nine Somalis suspected of being the pirates who attacked an Italian cruise ship.
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Italian cruise ship foils pirates

Sunday, April 26th 2009, 14:52
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

A captain of an Italian cruise ship gives the BBC a dramatic account how his crew fended off a pirate attack off the coast of Somalia.
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'Suicide bid' in abandoned children's case

Sunday, April 26th 2009, 7:13
related countries: Germany Germany

A German man attempts to kill himself after he and his girlfriend abandoned three children at a restaurant in Italy, reports say.
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From 'palazzo' to pastures new

Saturday, April 25th 2009, 10:43
related places: Rome

As he prepares to leave Rome, David Willey reflects on the microcosm of daily life in a former Roman palace.
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US and Russia hold nuclear talks

Friday, April 24th 2009, 13:27
related countries: Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Rome

Negotiators for the US and Russia meet in Rome to begin work on a new treaty to curb nuclear weapons.
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Pizzeria children 'abandoned over money'

Friday, April 24th 2009, 9:50
related countries: Germany Germany

A German couple who left three children in an Italian pizzeria have told police they fled because they had no money, reports say.
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Italian police find German couple

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 15:51
related countries: Germany Germany

Italian police say they have found a German couple who vanished in northern Italy on Sunday, leaving three children behind.
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Rome wants G8 talks in quake town

Thursday, April 23rd 2009, 13:05
related places: L'Aquila

Italy's cabinet backs plans by PM Silvio Berlusconi to move a G8 summit to the earthquake-hit town of L'Aquila.
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Philippines mulls hostage rescue

Wednesday, April 22nd 2009, 15:15
related countries: Philippines Philippines
related places: Jolo

Philippine security forces on the southern island of Jolo are ordered to prepare to rescue an ailing Italian hostage.
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Italy takes in stranded migrants

Monday, April 20th 2009, 11:29
related countries: Malta Malta
related places: Lampedusa

Italy agrees to accept 140 migrants rescued off the coast of Lampedusa, ending a four-day stand-off with Malta.
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Backpackers killed in beach crash

Sunday, April 19th 2009, 9:37
related countries: Australia Australia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two tourists, a British man and an Italian woman, die on a beach in Australia after a vehicle swerves to avoid a wave.
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Row strands saved migrants at sea

Sunday, April 19th 2009, 7:53
related countries: Malta Malta, Turkey Turkey

Scores of migrants are stranded on a Turkish cargo ship as a row rages between Italy and Malta over who will accept them.
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Pope to visit Italian quake zone

Saturday, April 18th 2009, 15:38

Pope Benedict is to pay a short visit to the site of the earthquake in central Italy at the end of April, the Vatican announces.
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Live text - Murray v Fognini

Thursday, April 16th 2009, 16:44

Andy Murray resumes his rain-delayed match with Italy's Fabio Fognini in the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters.
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EU acts to curb Italy milk scam

Wednesday, April 15th 2009, 16:07

The EU's anti-fraud body Olaf welcomes an Italian court ruling on a milk quota scam, which has paved the way for recovering millions of euros.
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Nadal & Federer win clay openers

Wednesday, April 15th 2009, 14:13

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer open their clay-court seasons with comfortable second-round victories at the Monte Carlo Masters 1000.
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