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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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Canine 'Baywatch' patrols beach

Tuesday, August 24th 2010, 14:19

Hundreds of specially trained dogs have been recruited to rescue swimmers who get into trouble on Italian beaches.
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Italy's first official woman gondolier?

Saturday, August 21st 2010, 18:41

An Italian woman is hoping to make it into the record books - by becoming the first official female gondolier.
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Tide turns as Venice gets first female gondolier

Sunday, August 15th 2010, 3:30
related places: Venice

Authorities in Italy's lagoon city of Venice grant a full licence to a female gondolier for the first time.
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Poulsen joins Liverpool from Juve

Thursday, August 12th 2010, 8:23

Denmark midfielder Christian Poulsen is set to join Liverpool from Juventus for an initial fee of £4.5m, according to the Italian club.
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Coach Capello casts Beckham aside

Wednesday, August 11th 2010, 22:26

England coach Fabio Capello calls time on former captain David Beckham's international career at the age of 35, saying the national team's future lies in the hands of younger players.
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Nuclear U-turn

Friday, August 6th 2010, 0:24

Italy on the brink of new nuclear era
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Berlusconi survives no confidence vote

Thursday, August 5th 2010, 3:03

The Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has survived a key no confidence vote and his first big test since a faction broke away from his party last week over issues that include morality in politics.
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Berlusconi survives key contest

Wednesday, August 4th 2010, 17:17

Italy's PM Silvio Berlusconi survives a key no-confidence vote, but only thanks to massive abstentions from the vote by rebel MPs.
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Ferrari face team orders hearing

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 21:46
related places: Ferrari

Ferrari will face a World Motor Sport Council disciplinary hearing four days before next month's Italian Grand Prix.
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Ferrari face team orders hearing

Monday, August 2nd 2010, 21:46
related places: Ferrari

Ferrari will face a World Motor Sport Council disciplinary hearing four days before next month's Italian Grand Prix.
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Italian screenwriter D'Amico dies

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 13:55
related places: Rome

Suso Cecchi D'Amico, noted Italian screenwriter of such celebrated movies as Bicycle Thieves and The Leopard, dies in Rome at the age of 96.
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Italian screenwriter D'Amico dies

Sunday, August 1st 2010, 13:55
related places: Rome

Suso Cecchi D'Amico, noted Italian screenwriter of such celebrated movies as Bicycle Thieves and The Leopard, dies in Rome at the age of 96.
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Berlusconi plays down party split

Friday, July 30th 2010, 13:58

Italy's PM Silvio Berlusconi insists that his ruling right-wing coalition will survive despite a split with his party's co-founder Gianfranco Fini.
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Berlusconi plays down party split

Friday, July 30th 2010, 13:58

Italy's PM Silvio Berlusconi insists that his ruling right-wing coalition will survive despite a split with his party's co-founder Gianfranco Fini.
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Prisoner rickshaw rehabilitation

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 4:10
related places: Rome

The problems of congested roads and prisoner rehabilitation are being tackled at the same time in a project in Rome.
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Prisoner rickshaw rehabilitation

Thursday, July 29th 2010, 4:10
related places: Rome

The problems of congested roads and prisoner rehabilitation are being tackled at the same time in a project in Rome.
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How to record a classical masterpiece

Wednesday, July 28th 2010, 6:13
related places: Rome

Star conductor Antonio Pappano has just finished a three-day recording session in Rome, working on a rarely-heard choral piece by Rossini.
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Call for rethink of priests' celibacy

Sunday, July 25th 2010, 16:43

A group of women in Italy, who claim to have had relationships with Catholic priests, have asked Pope Benedict to rethink the church's policy of celibacy.
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Gay priest article angers Church

Friday, July 23rd 2010, 21:02

An Italian Catholic diocese denounces gay priests after a magazine publishes an undercover article alleging sexual encounters.
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Caravaggio work 'found' in Rome

Monday, July 19th 2010, 10:18
related places: Caravaggio, Rome

An undiscovered Caravaggio painting may have been discovered in Rome, according to the Vatican newspaper.
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Liverpool agree fee to sell Insua

Saturday, July 17th 2010, 18:51

Liverpool agree a fee to sell left-back Emiliano Insua to Italian club Fiorentina.
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George Clooney in court appearance

Friday, July 16th 2010, 20:06

Actor George Clooney has appeared in court in Italy to testify in the fraud trial of three people accused of using his name to set up a fashion label.
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Clooney testifies in fraud trial

Friday, July 16th 2010, 15:59

Hollywood star George Clooney appears in court in Italy to testify in the fraud trial of three people accused of using his name to set up a fashion label.
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Wednesday, July 14th 2010, 16:56

Italian cancer experts say there is a connection between radiation from Vatican Radio transmitters and a high number of child cancer cases.
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Italy arrests 'top mafia boss'

Tuesday, July 13th 2010, 16:16

A suspected Italian mob boss is among at least 300 people arrested in connection with alleged mafia activity in Italy.
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Court tells Gaddafi son to pay up

Monday, July 12th 2010, 20:34
related countries: Libya Libya

An Italian court orders one of Libyan leader Gaddafi's sons to pay a $494,000 hotel bill he accumulated in 2007.
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General jailed for drug smuggling

Monday, July 12th 2010, 17:00

An Italian military police general, Giampaolo Ganzer, is sentenced to 14 years in prison for drug smuggling
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EU welcomes bank rescue fund idea

Monday, July 12th 2010, 15:26

The European Commission's Michel Barnier cautiously welcomes a financial rescue fund proposed by Italian bank Unicredit.
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Strike over Italian wiretap bill

Friday, July 9th 2010, 15:53

Italian journalists strike against a bill by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's government aiming to curb the use of wiretaps.
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Quake victims demonstrate in Rome

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 16:33
related places: Rome

Residents from the Italian region struck by a major earthquake in 2009 clash with police at a demonstration in Rome.
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Italy drivers hit coin 'jackpot' after security lorry spills its load

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 11:00

Motorists make off with at least 10,000 euros after a security lorry overturns on a motorway in southern Italy, shedding the precious cargo.
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Italy farmers protest at imports

Wednesday, July 7th 2010, 6:37
related countries: Austria Austria

Thousands of Italian farmers protest on the Austrian border against the importation of food with Italian-sounding branding.
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Tour de France: Petacchi wins first stage

Sunday, July 4th 2010, 17:50
related countries: France France

Italian Alessandro Petacchi wins a sprint finish in a dramatic first stage of the Tour de France marred by three crashes.
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Italy seeks to end crucifix ban

Wednesday, June 30th 2010, 6:15

The Italian government appeals to the European court of human rights to overturn a ban on crucifixes in Italy's classrooms.
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Berlusconi attacker unfit for trial

Tuesday, June 29th 2010, 12:52
related places: Milan

The man who hit Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi in the face with a model of Milan cathedral is ruled unfit to stand trial.
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Mafia boss arrested in Marseille

Saturday, June 26th 2010, 20:39
related countries: France France
related places: Marseille

A top Italian mafia boss is arrested in the south of France after spending 10 years on the run, officials say.
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Italy lack top talent - Cannavaro

Friday, June 25th 2010, 13:36

Fabio Cannavaro calls on Italy to invest youth as the defender prepares for international retirement.
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Mourning after

Thursday, June 24th 2010, 23:58

Fans in grief as Italy crashes out of World Cup
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'Oldest' images of apostles found by Roman excavators

Tuesday, June 22nd 2010, 16:59

Art restorers in Italy uncover what are believed to be the oldest paintings of the faces of Jesus Christ's apostles.
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Italy cardinal in corruption row

Sunday, June 20th 2010, 14:59

A leading Roman Catholic cardinal and a former government minister in Italy face allegations of corruption over a property deal.
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Blue cheese? Italians alarmed by discoloured mozzarella

Sunday, June 20th 2010, 8:17

Italian authorities seize a batch of mozzarella that turned blue, alerting the European Commission of possible contamination.
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Italian priest charged with abuse

Friday, June 18th 2010, 23:13

A former Roman Catholic priest in Italy is charged with sexual abuse of youngsters at a drug rehabilitation centre.
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World Cup stewards in pay strike

Monday, June 14th 2010, 21:45
related countries: Paraguay Paraguay, South Africa South Africa

South African police take over security at the World Cup match between Italy and Paraguay, after stewards walk out on strike.
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'Holy Father, what shall we do?'

Saturday, June 12th 2010, 10:53

As a week of rallies and vigils for Catholic priests draws to a close, David Willey reflects on the problems the Church faces in a changing world.
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Italian saint died of blood clot in the heart, say researchers

Friday, June 11th 2010, 10:47

Researchers have used X-ray techniques to uncover the cause of death of a 700-year-old saint.
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Italian gag law?

Friday, June 11th 2010, 8:11

Berlusconi backs controversial bill to curb wiretaps
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Pope backs celibacy at Rome rally

Friday, June 11th 2010, 1:19
related places: Rome

Pope Benedict defends the Catholic Church's rule of celibacy for priests, in an address to 10,000 priests in Rome.
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Benitez named new Inter Milan boss

Thursday, June 10th 2010, 12:30

Former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez is confirmed as the new manager of Italian giants Inter Milan.
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Schiavone wins French Open title

Saturday, June 5th 2010, 15:19
related countries: Australia Australia, France France

Francesca Schiavone beats Australia's Sam Stosur in the French Open final to become the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam singles title.
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Live - French Open women's final

Saturday, June 5th 2010, 12:46
related countries: Aruba Aruba, France France

Francesca Schiavone becomes the first Italian woman to win a Grand Slam singles title after a brilliant 6-4 7-6 win over Sam Stosur at Roland Garros.
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Rome gets hotel made from rubbish

Friday, June 4th 2010, 23:49
related places: Rome

A hotel made from rubbish opens its doors in Italy's capital, Rome, as part of a campaign to raise awareness of beach pollution.
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Stosur & Schiavone set for final

Friday, June 4th 2010, 16:51
related countries: Australia Australia, France France

Australia's Sam Stosur and Italian Francesca Schiavone meet in the French Open final on Saturday with a first Grand Slam title on the line for both players.
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Schiavone makes French Open final

Thursday, June 3rd 2010, 13:37
related countries: France France

Francesca Schiavone becomes the first Italian woman to reach a Grand Slam final as Elena Dementieva pulls out of their French Open semi-final with an injury.
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Sunday, May 30th 2010, 11:16
related places: Rome

Italy's ultra-modern contemporary art gallery the Maxxi opens its doors to the public in Rome for the first time.
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