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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

UN chief urges unity over hunger

Monday, November 16th 2009, 11:50
related places: Rome

The UN chief calls for a "single vision" on food and climate issues, as leaders meet for a "hunger summit" in Rome.
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Italy fugitive on hunger strike

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 14:47
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Former Italian left-wing radical Cesare Battisti is on hunger strike in a Brazil jail in a bid to halt extradition to Italy.
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Algerian 'terror gang' broken up

Friday, November 13th 2009, 10:18
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Italian police say 17 Algerians have been arrested in Italy and elsewhere on suspicion of stealing money to finance terrorism.
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Greek Church acts on crucifix ban

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 23:17
related countries: Greece Greece

The Greek Orthodox Church urges Christians across Europe to unite against a ban on crucifixes in classrooms in Italy.
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Hi-tech holy water dispensers all the rage amid swine flu fears

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 22:16

Catholic churches in Italy install automatic holy water dispensers to reduce the risk of spreading swine flu.
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Anglicans welcome offer from Rome

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 10:16
related places: Rome

The Vatican publishes details of its plan to ease conversion for Anglican clergy unhappy about the ordination of women bishops.
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Camorra boss arrested in Naples

Saturday, November 7th 2009, 22:10
related places: Naples

Italian police arrest influential mafia boss Luigi Esposito - the latest in a string of Camorra bosses held recently.
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CIA agents guilty of Italy kidnap

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 19:31
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An Italian judge convicts 23 Americans and two Italian secret agents over the CIA kidnap of an Egyptian cleric in 2003.
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Italy school crucifixes 'barred'

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009, 22:47

Europe's human rights court rules against hanging crucifixes in Italy's classrooms, saying it violates parents' rights.
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Iraq signs new overseas oil deal

Monday, November 2nd 2009, 13:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's oil ministry signs an agreement with a consortium led by the Italian firm, ENI, to develop the Zubair oilfield.
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Red Brigades woman kills herself

Sunday, November 1st 2009, 22:14
related places: Rome

A convicted member of the radical left-wing Red Brigades group commits suicide in a Rome jail, officials say.
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Italy raid nets two mafia bosses

Sunday, November 1st 2009, 15:14
related places: Naples

Italian police arrest two more suspected mafia bosses, a day after seizing their brother near Naples.
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Mafia boss seized in farm raid

Saturday, October 31st 2009, 16:16
related places: Naples

A boss of Italy's Naples-based mafia, the Camorra, is arrested on a chicken farm after nearly 15 years on the run.
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Sick Berlusconi to miss EU summit

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 18:11
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has scarlet fever and will miss this week's EU summit in Brussels, his foreign minister says.
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Berlusconi faces early tax trial

Monday, October 26th 2009, 19:22

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi is to go back on trial for tax fraud now that his immunity from prosecution has been lifted.
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Beckham deal agreed, claim Milan

Monday, October 26th 2009, 14:01
related places: Milan

David Beckham will definitely rejoin AC Milan on loan in January, according to the Italian club's chief executive Adriano Galliani.
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Probe into 'Kill Berlusconi' call

Thursday, October 22nd 2009, 13:07

Italian prosecutors launch an investigation, accusing a Facebook group, "Let's kill Berlusconi", of inciting hatred.
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Uproar at Berlusconi 'sexist' jibe

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 19:40

Nearly 100,000 Italian women sign a petition over a remark by Silvio Berlusconi to a female politician on live television.
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Rome rules on admitting Anglicans

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 15:44

Anglicans can join the Roman Catholic Church while maintaining a distinct religious identity, under changes announced by the Pope.
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Learning again

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 23:46

Quake-hit pupils in Italy rebuild their education
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Italy fury at 'Taliban pay' claim

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 16:13
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italy angrily denies a UK newspaper report that it paid Taliban fighters in Afghanistan to keep the peace.
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Berlusconi backs Blair for top EU job

Wednesday, October 14th 2009, 14:34

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi endorses Tony Blair for the job of President of the European Council.
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Family ties?

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 16:48
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Two British orphans fight it out for Italian royal legacy
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More arrests over Milan bombing

Tuesday, October 13th 2009, 10:19
related places: Milan

Italian police arrest two North Africans suspected of assisting a bomb attack on an army barracks in Milan.
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Beckham deal probable, say Milan

Monday, October 12th 2009, 13:00
related places: Milan

AC Milan claim it is 'very probable' that David Beckham will rejoin the Italian Serie A side on loan from Los Angeles Galaxy in the January transfer window.
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Bomb attack on Italian barracks

Monday, October 12th 2009, 9:20
related places: Milan

Two people are injured in a bomb explosion at an army barracks in Milan in northern Italy - including the alleged attacker.
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Italy seal World Cup finals berth

Saturday, October 10th 2009, 21:05
related countries: Germany Germany, Russia Russia, South Africa South Africa

World champions Italy, Germany, Denmark and Serbia all book their places at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
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I am the world's most persecuted man, says Silvio Berlusconi

Friday, October 9th 2009, 19:16

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi describes himself as the most persecuted person "in the entire history of the world".
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Cannavaro in failed doping test

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 19:06

Italy captain Fabio Cannavaro fails a doping test after taking a medicine containing banned substance cortisone.
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Defiant Berlusconi vows to fight

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 9:43

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he feels "invigorated" after Italy's top court overturned a law granting him immunity.
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Berlusconi immunity law overruled

Thursday, October 8th 2009, 6:29

Italy's highest court overturns a law granting PM Silvio Berlusconi immunity from prosecution while in office.
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Italy acquits migrant rescue crew

Wednesday, October 7th 2009, 18:00
related countries: Germany Germany

An Italian court acquits three German aid workers of aiding illegal migration after they rescued a boatload of stranded African migrants.
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Court weighs Berlusconi immunity

Tuesday, October 6th 2009, 16:24

Italy's top court is deciding whether Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has immunity from prosecution whilst in office.
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Home guard?

Tuesday, October 6th 2009, 8:40

Controversial citizen patrols on Italy's streets
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Scientist reproduces Turin shroud

Tuesday, October 6th 2009, 4:49
related places: Turin

The Shroud of Turin is reproduced by an Italian scientist in another attempt to prove that the cloth image of Christ's face is a fake.
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Pope warns of 'new colonialism'

Sunday, October 4th 2009, 12:46
related places: Rome

Africa is blighted by materialism or 'toxic spiritual rubbish' exported by the West, the Pope tells the continent's bishops.
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Italians rally for press freedom

Saturday, October 3rd 2009, 23:55
related places: Rome

Tens of thousands of Italians march in Rome against what they say are threats to press freedom by PM Silvio Berlusconi.
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Italy mudslide deaths 'to hit 50'

Saturday, October 3rd 2009, 17:15

The death toll from mudslides caused by heavy rains in southern Italy will rise to 50, PM Silvio Berlusconi warns.
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Italy approves tax amnesty bill

Saturday, October 3rd 2009, 1:35

The Italian parliament approves a controversial tax amnesty on undeclared funds held overseas that critics say rewards crime.
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Italy mudslide death toll rises

Friday, October 2nd 2009, 13:30
related places: Messina

At least 13 people die and more are missing after heavy rain triggers mudslides in Messina in southern Sicily.
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In pictures

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 10:02
related places: Rome

Amphitheatre found at ancient port supplying Rome
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Roman emperors' amphitheatre found

Thursday, October 1st 2009, 2:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Rome

British archaeologists have unearthed an amphitheatre at an ancient port in Rome which may have played host to its emperors.
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Google bosses on trial in Italy

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 10:15
related places: Milan

Four Google employees go on trial in Milan over the posting of a video showing a teenager being bullied.
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India withdraws Bofors graft case

Wednesday, September 30th 2009, 4:54
related countries: India India

India drops a graft case against an Italian accused over an arms scandal which ended Rajiv Gandhi's rule 20 years ago.
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'Two bodies' on mafia waste ship

Friday, September 25th 2009, 15:05

Investigators in Italy examining a shipwreck containing possible radioactive waste say they may have found two bodies on board.
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'Mafia crocodile' seized in Italy

Wednesday, September 23rd 2009, 14:26

Italian police say they have seized a crocodile used by a suspected mafia boss to extort protection money.
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Italians mourn Afghanistan dead

Monday, September 21st 2009, 11:18
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Rome

Italy holds a day of mourning for six soldiers killed in a bomb attack in Afghanistan last week, with a state funeral in Rome.
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Italian Afghan dead brought home

Sunday, September 20th 2009, 8:20
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Rome

The bodies of six Italian soldiers killed in a suicide attack in Afghanistan arrive in Rome, ahead of a state funeral.
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Kercher murder trial shown knife

Saturday, September 19th 2009, 17:15
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A court in Italy has been shown a knife prosecutors say could have been used to kill British student Meredith Kercher.
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Police hold Berlusconi case man

Saturday, September 19th 2009, 8:46

A man involved in sex scandal allegations against Italian Prime Minster Silvio Berlusconi is arrested on drugs charges.
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Italian police seize Maradona's earrings to pay taxes

Friday, September 18th 2009, 23:47
related countries: Argentina Argentina
related places: Napoli

Italian police seize earrings from Argentina football coach Diego Maradona in an effort to recover unpaid taxes from his time at Napoli.
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Key Kercher evidence criticised

Friday, September 18th 2009, 16:09
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A defence witness in the Italian trial over the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher discounts key evidence.
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Blood price

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 13:23
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Italy absorbs news of deadliest day in Afghanistan
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Murdoch and Berlusconi in ad spat

Thursday, September 17th 2009, 8:55

Rupert Murdoch's News Corp is suing two units of Silvio Berlusconi's Italian broadcaster Mediaset.
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Mafia 'sank ships of toxic waste'

Wednesday, September 16th 2009, 8:10

A sunken ship that a mafia informant says contains radioactive waste is found off the coast of Italy.
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Button back as Barrichello wins

Sunday, September 13th 2009, 13:38
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

Rubens Barrichello wins the Italian GP ahead of team-mate Jenson Button as Lewis Hamilton crashes out of third place on the last lap.
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Live - Italian Grand Prix

Sunday, September 13th 2009, 10:30
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Monza

Rubens Barrichello looks on course for victory at the Italian Grand Prix, with Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton trailing the Brazilian.
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Hamilton storms to Italian pole

Saturday, September 12th 2009, 13:07
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda

McLaren's Lewis Hamilton produces a stunning late lap to snatch pole position for the Italian Grand Prix ahead of Force India's Adrian Sutil.
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