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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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Fiat and Chrysler create alliance

Tuesday, January 20th 2009, 15:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chrysler, Fiat

Italian carmaker Fiat is said to be in talks with troubled US firm Chrysler, as car sales fall around the world.
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Fashionistas in row over trousers

Monday, January 19th 2009, 22:45

Two doyens of design, Italian fashion houses Armani and D&G, row over a pair of padded trousers shown during Milan Fashion Week.
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Live text - Federer v Seppi

Monday, January 19th 2009, 13:02
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Roger Federer is two sets up against Italy's Andreas Seppi as he begins his quest for a record-equalling 14th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.
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Kercher case to be held in public

Friday, January 16th 2009, 14:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Italian judge rules that trial of an American and an Italian accused of murdering a British student will be held in public.
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Knox accused

Friday, January 16th 2009, 5:08

Italy's focus at the Kercher murder trial is on Amanda Knox
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Aid workers taken in Philippines

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 6:54
related countries: Philippines Philippines, Switzerland Switzerland

Three aid workers, including an Italian and a Swiss national, are kidnapped in southern Philippines, says the Philippine Red Cross.
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Air France aids Alitalia lift off

Tuesday, January 13th 2009, 6:56

Italy's troubled national carrier begins a new lease of life with Air France-KLM holding a 25% stake in the firm.
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Ciao bella!

Monday, January 12th 2009, 13:37

Italian's comet finds give Nasa sky survey a boost
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Massa gives new Ferrari first run

Monday, January 12th 2009, 11:52
related places: Ferrari

Felipe Massa puts the first miles on Ferrari's new Formula One car as the team launches its 2009 challenger.
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Mob drama gets Scorsese backing

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 11:54
related places: Naples

Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese publicly endorses an Italian drama about organised crime in Naples.
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Vatican divorces from Italian law

Friday, January 2nd 2009, 2:49

The Vatican will no longer automatically adopt laws passed by Italy, because of possible conflicts with Church principles.
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Vatican divorces from Italian law

Friday, January 2nd 2009, 2:49

The Vatican will no longer automatically adopt laws passed by Italy, because of possible conflicts with Church principles.
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Italian women threaten sex strike in fireworks row

Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 16:19
related places: Naples

Hundreds of women in Naples pledge to withhold sex from their men unless they stay away from illegal fireworks at new year.
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Migrant wave hits Italian island

Saturday, December 27th 2008, 23:18

Hundreds more migrants from Africa arrive by boat in Italy, bringing the total to about 1,700 in the last two days.
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Crib mosques anger Italian party

Wednesday, December 24th 2008, 19:56

Italy's anti-immigrant Northern League protests at mosques and minarets included in nativity scenes in some churches.
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Honest priest 'ruins children's Christmas' in Italy

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 23:51
related places: Novara

A Catholic priest is criticised by parents in the city of Novara in northern Italy for telling their children that Father Christmas does not really exist.
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Earthquake strikes northern Italy

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 16:08

Northern Italy is rocked by a 5.2 magnitude earthquake, officials say, but there are no reports of casualties so far.
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Italy makes record mafia seizure

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 17:23

The Italian government says it has seized 4bn euros worth of mafia assets - three times more than in 2007.
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Italian sentenced for Iraq lapse

Sunday, December 21st 2008, 10:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An Italian general received a two-year suspended prison sentence for failing to provide proper security at an Iraqi base.
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Let them eat caviar: Milan poor to get seized delicacy for Christmas

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 14:08
related places: Milan

Beluga caviar seized by Italian customs officers is to be distributed to poor people in Milan as a Christmas gift.
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Italian dairy boss gets 10 years

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 19:49

The founder of Italian food group Parmalat, Calisto Tanzi, is jailed for 10 years for fraud relating to its collapse in 2003.
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Italy migrants' state 'appalling'

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 17:47

Many African migrant workers in southern Italy live in squalid buildings with no running water, the medical charity MSF says.
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Arrested Mafia leader found dead

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 17:31

A suspected Sicilian Mafia leader has hanged himself in prison hours after being arrested, Italian police say.
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Scores held in anti-Mafia raids

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 15:34

Police in Italy say they have arrested nearly 100 people in anti-Mafia raids in Sicily and Tuscany.
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So close, and yet so far - Italian almost rows the Pacific solo

Saturday, December 13th 2008, 5:53
related countries: Australia Australia, Peru Peru

An Italian man who rowed across the Pacific from Peru has to be rescued only 65 nautical miles short of landfall in Australia.
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Venice is hit by serious flooding

Monday, December 1st 2008, 15:27
related places: Venice

The historic centre of Venice is submerged, as Italy's lagoon city is hit by the biggest flood in more than 20 years.
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Live text - Uefa Cup

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 16:59

Portsmouth lead Italian giants AC Milan 2-0 in the Uefa Cup, after away wins for Tottenham and Man City.
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Italian far-right party offers cash for naming babies after Mussolini

Monday, November 24th 2008, 21:26

A far-right Italian party offers 1,500 euros to parents who name their children after the fascist dictator Mussolini or his wife.
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Mafia glamour

Friday, November 21st 2008, 5:36

Trying to undermine the appeal of Italy's Camorra
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Government agrees Alitalia sale

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 19:47

The Italian government agrees to sell the bankrupt airline Alitalia to a business consortium, paving the way for a relaunch.
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Government agrees Alitalia sale

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 19:47

The Italian government agrees to sell the bankrupt airline Alitalia to a business consortium, paving the way for a relaunch.
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Berlusconi 'plays hide and seek' with German chancellor

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 17:46
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Trieste

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi surprises German Chancellor Angela Merkel by hiding behind a column in Trieste.
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Italian anger

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 12:09

Students protest but is education system failing Italy?
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Sicily medics claim cash for dead

Sunday, November 16th 2008, 16:01

Doctors in Sicily have claimed state money for thousands of deceased patients still on their medical lists, Italian media says.
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Top Italy G8 riot police cleared

Friday, November 14th 2008, 0:21

The top police officials charged in connection with the handling of G8 summit riots in Italy in 2001 are cleared.
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Italy man wins life support plea

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 20:30

Italy's top court says a man can disconnect the feeding tube that has kept his comatose daughter alive for 16 years.
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Ancient Rome revived in 3D

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 20:48
related places: Rome

Millions of internet users get the chance to explore ancient Rome, recreated in 3D by Google Earth.
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Alitalia ordered to pay back loan

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 12:57

The European Commission told bankrupt Alitalia airline to repay a 300m euro rescue loan to the Italian government.
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Mafia 'boosted' by credit crisis

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 11:18

The mafia, Italy's organised crime network, is making a profit out of the global economic downturn, a report suggests.
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Alitalia hit by 24-hour stoppage

Tuesday, November 11th 2008, 0:58
related places: Rome

A 24-hour strike by pilots and cabin crew of Italy's bankrupt airline, Alitalia, causes widespread disruption in Rome.
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Bird-hit jet in emergency landing

Monday, November 10th 2008, 18:36
related places: Ciampino, Rome

Rome's Ciampino airport is temporarily closed after birds caused a Ryanair flight to make an emergency landing.
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Italian nuns kidnapped in Kenya

Monday, November 10th 2008, 14:51
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Suspected Somali gunmen kidnap two Italian nuns in Kenya and take them to Somalia, officials and witnesses say.
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Miriam Makeba dies: Your reaction

Monday, November 10th 2008, 8:27

Singing legend Miriam Makeba has died aged 76 in southern Italy. Did her music change your life?
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S African icon Miriam Makeba dies

Monday, November 10th 2008, 7:06
related countries: South Africa South Africa

South African singing legend Miriam Makeba dies aged 76, after being taken ill following a concert in southern Italy.
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Wallabies rule out Barnes & Tahu

Sunday, November 9th 2008, 20:51

Australia backs Berrick Barnes and Timana Tahu will miss the rest of the Wallabies' European tour after picking up injuries in the win over Italy.
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Berlusconi criticised for saying Obama is 'tanned'

Saturday, November 8th 2008, 2:38

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi defends his description of Barack Obama as "young, handsome, and tanned".
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'Mobster' held in surgery sting

Friday, November 7th 2008, 17:29

A suspected Italian mobster is caught by under-cover police as he comes round from a liposuction operation.
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It's quiz time!

Thursday, November 6th 2008, 9:38

How do antelopes demonstrate sexual prowess?
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Deco off as Chelsea lose in Rome

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 21:38
related places: Rome

Chelsea's Champions League hopes are left up in the air after they suffer a night to forget in Rome, seeing Deco red-carded during a 3-1 defeat.
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Rome hosts Vatican-Muslim summit

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 8:58
related places: Rome

Leading Muslim and Vatican officials hold historic talks in Rome to try to defuse tension between the two religions.
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Materazzi wins Daily Mail damages

Monday, November 3rd 2008, 12:45
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italian footballer Marco Materazzi accepts damages from Britain's Daily Mail over claims he racially abused Zinedine Zidane.
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EU rules warning on Alitalia deal

Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 12:12

The rescue deal for Alitalia must not breach European Union competition rules, the airliner's bankruptcy official warns.
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UK extradits Tunisians to Italy

Sunday, November 2nd 2008, 0:43
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Three Tunisian men wanted in Italy for alleged terrorist offences have been extradited from Britain, police say.
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It's quiz time!

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 17:48

How did an Italian thief get his mitts on the diamonds?
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