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Berlusconi belly dancer Ruby 'to marry'

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 8:06

The teenage dancer at the heart of a scandal involving Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi tells a paper she plans to get married.
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'Second minor' in Berlusconi case

Thursday, January 27th 2011, 11:53

Prosecutors allege that a second 17-year-old girl attended sex parties held at Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi's villas, Italian media reports say.
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Berlusconi search warrant sought

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 19:42

Prosecutors investigating Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi seek permission to search the offices of one of his top aides.
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Italian bishop warns Berlusconi

Monday, January 24th 2011, 22:54

A senior Italian bishop criticises Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who is embroiled in a sex scandal allegedly involving an under-age dancer.
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Is Berlusconi on his way out?

Monday, January 24th 2011, 7:08

The pressure on Italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, is growing following his failure to appear in court last week, over accusations that he paid women for sex, including one who was under-age.
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Berlusconi shrugs off sex scandal

Saturday, January 22nd 2011, 21:53

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi says he will not quit over allegations of using an under-age prostitute and accuses magistrates of spying on him.
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Amanda Knox 'murder knife' tests

Saturday, January 22nd 2011, 17:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Italian court appoints experts to re-examine disputed DNA evidence on the knife allegedly used in murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
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Shoe guru shells out on Colosseum

Friday, January 21st 2011, 23:02
related places: Rome

The founder of an Italian luxury shoe company, Diego Della Valle, says he will pay the cost of restoring the Colosseum, some 25m euros (£21m; $34m).
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Pope appeals to public officials

Friday, January 21st 2011, 18:02

Pope Benedict XVI says public officials must lead by example, in his first apparent comment on Silvio Berlusconi's sex scandal.
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Vatican 'troubled' by Berlusconi

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 19:29

The Vatican says it is troubled by the latest allegations against Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi, who is accused of paying a under-age prostitute.
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Berlusconi threat over sex case

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 22:05

Italy's prime minister pledges to punish magistrates who mounted an investigation over allegations he paid an under-age prostitute.
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Italian 'turmoil' over Berlusconi

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 11:54

Italy's president says the country is in "turmoil" over the sex scandal involving Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
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Berlusconi sex allegations widen

Monday, January 17th 2011, 21:39

Italian prosecutors allege that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had sex with a "significant number" of young prostitutes.
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Berlusconi: 'Sex claims are laughable'

Monday, January 17th 2011, 16:24

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has made a televised address denying he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl.
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Italy's PM denies paying for sex

Monday, January 17th 2011, 10:47

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, in a televised message, denies claims he paid to have sex with a 17-year-old nightclub dancer.
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Fiat workers accept key changes

Saturday, January 15th 2011, 16:15

Workers at a Fiat plant in Italy vote to accept changes to conditions in a deal that could have implications for industrial relations in the country.
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Your good health!

Saturday, January 15th 2011, 1:04

How drinking Italian wines could save lives in Africa
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Fall of Rome 'recorded in trees rings'

Friday, January 14th 2011, 17:19
related places: Rome

An extensive study of tree growth rings suggest that rise and fall of past civilisations are linked to sudden shifts in climatic conditions .
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Italy PM in teenage dancer probe

Friday, January 14th 2011, 13:49

Italian prosecutors investigate PM Silvio Berlusconi over his dealings with a teenage dancer, in a case involving possible underage prostitution.
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Mt Etna's plumes of ash and lava

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 18:12

Mount Etna spewed ash and lava forcing the closure of Italian airports
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Berlusconi suffers trial setback

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 17:56

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi suffers a setback after judges amend a law shielding him from prosecution.
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Ecclestone stifles Rome GP hopes

Thursday, January 13th 2011, 17:42
related places: Rome

Rome's hopes of holding a Formula 1 grand prix are dashed by F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone, who says two races cannot be held in the same country.
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Man City rocked by Balotelli blow

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 23:55

Manchester City's Italian international striker Mario Balotelli is ruled out for a month with a knee injury.
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Gunshot victim sneezes out bullet

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 10:38
related places: Naples

An Italian man astonishes doctors by sneezing a bullet out through his nose after being accidentally shot in the head during Naples's new year celebrations.
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Italy reviewing immunity ruling

Tuesday, January 11th 2011, 10:28

Italian judges meet to review a law which has shielded Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from prosecution for fraud.
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Afghan mini circus entertain in Italy

Monday, January 10th 2011, 18:44
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

The Afghan Mobile Mini Circus, launched to help Afghan children take their minds off the war has become so popular that it is performing in Italy.
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Fiat raises Chrysler stake to 25%

Monday, January 10th 2011, 16:04
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chrysler, Fiat

Italian carmaker Fiat increases its stake in Chrysler to 25% after meeting a commitment to produce a small engine in the US.
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Back to life

Monday, January 10th 2011, 8:31

The Italian mayor whose village was saved by asylum seekers
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Indian arms deal 'kickbacks paid'

Tuesday, January 4th 2011, 5:13
related countries: India India

India's tax department rules illegal commissions were paid to an Italian businessman involved in an arms deal which ended Rajiv Gandhi's premiership 20 years ago.
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Fugitive seeks release in Brazil

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 22:19
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Fugitive Italian rebel Cesare Battisti asks to be freed in Brazil, days after former President Lula refused to extradite him to Italy.
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Fiat eyes larger Chrysler stake

Monday, January 3rd 2011, 15:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chrysler, Fiat

Fiat could take a majority stake in US carmaker Chrysler this year according to the Italian firm's chief, Sergio Marchionne.
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Lula will not extradite fugitive

Friday, December 31st 2010, 17:01
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Italy reacts with fury to the Brazilian president's decision on his last day in office not to extradite an Italian former left-wing militant.
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Italian ban on plastic bags in New Year

Friday, December 31st 2010, 6:37

At the start of the new year, the Italians will no longer be able to buy plastic bags that are not biodegradable.
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Italians set to ban plastic bags

Friday, December 31st 2010, 4:16

A ban on plastic bags is about to come into effect in Italy, where about 20 billion are used every year.
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Embassies in Rome put on high alert

Monday, December 27th 2010, 16:30
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Rome

A parcel bomb was discovered at the Greek embassy in Rome on Monday prompting Italian officials to put embassies on high alert.
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Bomb defused at embassy in Rome

Monday, December 27th 2010, 13:26
related countries: Greece Greece
related places: Rome

Italian bomb disposal experts defuse a parcel bomb sent to the Greek embassy in Rome.
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Dark heart

Monday, December 27th 2010, 9:06

Why are Italian crime books such grim reading?
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Anarchists blamed for Rome bombs

Friday, December 24th 2010, 12:24
related places: Rome

Italian officials believe anarchists may have carried out parcel bomb attacks on two embassies in Rome as acts of revenge.
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Anarchists 'behind Rome parcel blasts'

Friday, December 24th 2010, 1:57
related countries: Chile Chile
related places: Rome

Italian police says a note found stuck to the clothing of the man hurt after a parcel blew up at the Chilean embassy in Rome claimed responsibility on behalf of an Italian anarchist group.
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Bombs explode at Rome embassies

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 22:24
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Rome

Police investigate a possible anarchist link after parcel bombs in Rome injure two people at the Swiss and Chilean missions.
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Bombs explode at Rome embassies

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 19:06
related countries: Chile Chile, Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Rome

Italian police are on alert after package bombs exploded at the Swiss and Chilean embassies in Rome.
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Inter Milan sack manager Benitez

Thursday, December 23rd 2010, 12:10

Inter Milan confirm they have parted company with manager Rafael Benitez just over six months after appointing the Spaniard.
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Thousands in Rome student protest

Wednesday, December 22nd 2010, 23:24
related places: Rome

Students demonstrate across Italy ahead of a Senate vote on education reforms which they say will mean severe funding cuts.
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'Bomb' found on Rome metro train

Tuesday, December 21st 2010, 16:14
related places: Rome

An apparent explosive device has been found on a metro train in Rome, though officials say it could not have been detonated.
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Euro 'architect' dies at 70

Sunday, December 19th 2010, 13:25

Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa, Italian politician and one of the architects of the single European currency, dies aged 70.
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Anti-Berlusconi rants hijack EU twitter wall

Friday, December 17th 2010, 16:45
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

An attempt to show live tweets on giant screens at an EU summit in Brussels is hijacked by critics of Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi.
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Rome's fountains covered in ice

Friday, December 17th 2010, 16:10
related places: Rome

Some of Rome's most famous fountains have turned to ice amid sub zero temperatures in the Italian capital.
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Soyuz blasts astronauts into space

Wednesday, December 15th 2010, 22:20
related countries: Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, United States United States

A Soyuz TMA-20 spacecraft carrying astronauts from the US, Russia and Italy blasted off from Kazakhstan heading towards the International Space Station.
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Black Tuesday

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 22:18
related places: Rome

Italians face more uncertainy after a tumultuous day
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Police and protesters clash in Rome

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 21:19
related places: Rome

The Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, has survived two votes of confidence and says he will continue in office.
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Riots as Berlusconi survives vote

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 18:14

At least 90 people are injured as police and protesters clash in Rome after Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi narrowly wins a vote of confidence.
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Berlusconi facing second key vote

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 12:02

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi is facing a confidence in the lower house - after winning in the Senate - which could force an early election.
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Leaning Tower of Pisa restored to former glory

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 11:01
related places: Pisa

An eight-year project to restore the stonework of the 838-year-old Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy to its former glory is nearing completion.
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Protests in Rome over 'abused' horses

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 9:37
related places: Rome

Animal rights activists in Rome protest against the use of horses to draw carriages around the Italian capital.
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Berlusconi faces confidence vote

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 6:53

Italy's PM Silvio Berlusconi has urged MPs not to jeopardise the government for narrow political interests as he faces two crucial confidence votes.
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Berlusconi plea ahead of key vote

Tuesday, December 14th 2010, 5:03

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi calls on legislators not to jeopardise the government, ahead of confidence votes that could trigger elections.
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Girls and gaffes: Italy PM's last stand?

Monday, December 13th 2010, 16:37

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has called on legislators not to jeopardise the government out of narrow political interests, as he faces votes of confidence.
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Knox says conviction 'a mistake'

Saturday, December 11th 2010, 15:59
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amanda Knox tells an Italian appeal court that her conviction for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher was an "enormous mistake".
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Jail for ex-Parmalat boss Tanzi

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 20:44

The former chief executive of Italian food conglomerate Parmalat is sentenced to 18 years in prison for his role in a fraud scandal.
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Wikileaks boss features in Naples nativity scene

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 16:30
related places: Naples

Arrested Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is honoured in Italy as a feature in one of the city of Naples' traditional Christmas nativity scenes.
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Fight over cuts outside La Scala

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 10:12
related places: La Scala

Scuffles erupt outside Italy's La Scala opera house at a protest against planned cuts to the arts and education budget.
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Protests at Italy's La Scala opening

Wednesday, December 8th 2010, 6:52
related places: La Scala

A highlight of the Italian social and cultural calendar, the gala opening of La Scala, has been overshadowed by protests against public spending cuts.
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