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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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Missing US balloonists found dead

Monday, December 6th 2010, 10:36
related countries: United States United States

The bodies of two missing US balloonists have been found off the coast of Italy by a fishing boat, Italian officials say.
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Car collision kills seven cyclists in Italy

Monday, December 6th 2010, 3:08

A car driven by a man who had allegedly been using illegal drugs has ploughed into a team of amateur cycle racers in southern Italy, killing seven people.
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Seven cyclists die in Italy crash

Sunday, December 5th 2010, 23:07

Italian police say they have arrested a man after his car ploughed into a group of cyclists, killing seven of them.
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Venice and Rome suffer from floods

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 18:57
related places: Rome, Venice

Venice has been hit by unusually high levels of water causing flooding around the city.
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Italy set for Eurovision return after 13-year break

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 11:23

Italy is poised to make a comeback to the Eurovision Song Contest after a break of 13 years, event officials say.
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Wind-win situation

Friday, December 3rd 2010, 0:30

How one Italian town fell in love with renewable energy
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Pompeii damage inspected by UN

Thursday, December 2nd 2010, 12:17

After a series of wall collapses at Italy's ancient city of Pompeii, experts from Unesco arrive to examine the site.
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More walls collapse at Pompeii

Wednesday, December 1st 2010, 15:00

Two walls collapse at Italy's ancient city of Pompeii, the second collapse this week and the third in a month, officials say.
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Euro bonds come under new attack

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 23:04
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain

The cost of borrowing for the governments of Spain, Italy and Belgium reached a new record compared with Germany.
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Wind power boost for Italian town

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 20:02

Wind turbines have proved so successful in one Italian town that the local authorities are able to sell off the excess electricity they create and pump it back into the local economy.
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Italian film great Monicelli dead

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 18:15

One of the greats of post-war Italian cinema, Mario Monicelli, kills himself at the age of 95, by jumping from a hospital window.
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In pictures

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 16:58

Student protesters cause disruption across Italy
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Students cause chaos around Italy

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 12:56
related places: Rome

Student protesters cause major disruption in Rome and other Italian cities as ministers debate cuts to education funding and time limits on research.
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Italian windfall

Tuesday, November 30th 2010, 8:17

EU cash for wind farms and other projects falls into Mafia hands
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Suspected Sicily killer seized

Monday, November 29th 2010, 16:22

Italian police arrest a 69-year-old man on suspicion of carrying out a series of murders in a town in Sicily.
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Italy faces EU fines over rubbish

Friday, November 26th 2010, 23:17
related places: Naples

The EU says Italy faces big fines if it fails to clean up thousands of tonnes of rubbish still lying around Naples and the surrounding region.
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Students occupy Leaning Tower of Pisa

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 23:16
related places: Pisa

Italian students protesting at education reforms have targeted two top tourist attractions, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Colosseum.
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Students take over Tower of Pisa

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 17:28
related places: Pisa

Italian students protesting at education cuts target two top tourist attractions, the Tower of Pisa and the Colosseum.
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Brody wins DVD 'likeness' battle

Thursday, November 25th 2010, 9:29

Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody wins a legal battle against the makers of an Italian-set thriller movie for which he claims he was not fully paid.
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Amanda Knox begins murder appeal

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 10:16
related countries: United States United States

American Amanda Knox made a brief appearance in an Italian court as she began a bid to overturn her conviction for the murder of Meredith Kercher.
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Knox seeks second chance of freedom

Wednesday, November 24th 2010, 7:26
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend are starting an appeal in Italy against their convictions for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
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ENI in $17bn Venezuela oil deal

Tuesday, November 23rd 2010, 6:39
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Italian energy company ENI signs a $17bn deal with Venezuela to develop crude oil fields and build a refinery.
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Saturday, November 20th 2010, 15:02

An ally of Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi before he took office acted as his "liaison" with the Mafia , a court ruling says.
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Stolen statues returned to Italy

Friday, November 19th 2010, 17:51

Two ancient statues stolen from Italy in the 1980s have been returned, partly thanks to an Italian policeman who spotted one in a New York gallery while on holiday.
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Italy gets bill for Elton gig

Friday, November 19th 2010, 15:35
related places: Naples

Italian officials are told to pay back EU money meant for regional development which was spent on an Elton John concert in Naples.
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Top mafia boss arrested in Italy

Friday, November 19th 2010, 6:11

Police in Italy capture one of Italy's most-wanted fugitive mobsters, Antonio "The Baby" Iovine, considered the financial brains behind the bloodiest of the Camorra gangs.
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Seeing red

Friday, November 19th 2010, 1:21
related places: Rome

Pope Benedict gathers top advisers for talks in Rome
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Berlusconi adds missing body parts to statues

Thursday, November 18th 2010, 22:01
related places: Rome

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi angers art lovers by ordering "plastic surgery" on two ancient Roman statues housed in his official Rome residence.
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Italy racists target striker Balotelli

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 23:06
related countries: Romania Romania

Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli is subjected to racist abuse during Italy's 1-1 draw with Romania.
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Italy police arrest Camorra boss

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 19:18
related places: Naples

Italian police seize a top mafia boss of the Camorra organised crime syndicate as he attempts to escape by jumping off a balcony north of Naples.
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Berlusconi faces confidence vote

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 14:30

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he is optimistic about winning a vote of confidence in December but says if he loses, it would mean early elections.
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Italy lights up for space station

Wednesday, November 17th 2010, 13:53

Astronauts take a spectacular nighttime picture of Italy from the Cupola observation deck of the International Space Station.
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Ministers quit Italian government

Monday, November 15th 2010, 17:56

Four members of Silvio Berlusconi's coalition government have resigned, deepening the political crisis surrounding the Italian PM.
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Italy drug haul found in tractors

Monday, November 15th 2010, 15:54
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Italian police say they have seized one tonne of pure cocaine, hidden in packages inside four tractors shipped from Brazil.
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Only four courses?

Saturday, November 13th 2010, 13:48
related countries: China China

A Chinese gourmet's tour of Italy's food - and its football
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EU probes Elton John gig funding

Friday, November 12th 2010, 16:51

The European Commission investigates why Italian officials spent 720,000 euros (£613,000) of EU cash on a gig by Sir Elton John.
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Italian museums strike over cuts

Friday, November 12th 2010, 9:30

Most of Italy's major cultural attractions are closed because of a strike over government plans to cut their funding.
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Strike closes tourist sites in Italy

Friday, November 12th 2010, 8:18

A one-day strike by workers will close hundreds of museums, art galleries and archaeological sites in Italy.
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Film producer De Laurentiis dies

Thursday, November 11th 2010, 14:51

Dino De Laurentiis, the Italian-born producer of movies including Flash Gordon and Dune, dies in Los Angeles at the age of 91, his family has said.
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Pompeii row hits Berlusconi ally

Wednesday, November 10th 2010, 17:01

A close ally of Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi faces pressure to resign after a building collapses at the Pompeii site.
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Ex-ally tells Berlusconi to quit

Monday, November 8th 2010, 12:44

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is told to step down, by a former ally who led a revolt against him.
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Euthanasia comedy lauded in Rome

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 14:46
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland
related places: Rome

A comedy about euthanasia, originally named after the Swiss assisted suicide organisation Dignitas, wins top prize at the Rome film festival.
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Molinari pips Westwood to title

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 8:59

Italian Francesco Molinari holds his nerve to win the HSBC Champions in Shanghai after a thrilling battle with world number one Lee Westwood.
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Pompeii's House of Gladiators collapses

Sunday, November 7th 2010, 6:34

A house in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii has collapsed, raising concerns about Italy's state support for its archaeological heritage.
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Nazi war criminal dies in Italy

Saturday, November 6th 2010, 19:00
related places: Bolzano

Michael Seifert, a former Nazi SS prison guard known as 'the beast of Bolzano' for his cruelty, dies in an Italian hospital aged 86.
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Mudslides kill three in Tuscany

Monday, November 1st 2010, 19:18

Mudslides triggered by heavy rainfall, have killed three people in central Italy.
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Berlusconi girl case investigated

Monday, November 1st 2010, 18:08
related places: Milan

A former Milan police chief is questioned by prosecutors amid allegations of abuse of power by Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi.
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Abuse victims march on Rome

Sunday, October 31st 2010, 4:37
related places: Rome

Victims of abuse by Roman Catholic priests have marched in Rome and called for the Vatican to take more effective action against sex crimes.
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Prison term for Italian surgeons

Friday, October 29th 2010, 15:17

Italian authorities sentence a group of doctors to prison for carrying out dozens of unnecessary operations for financial gain.
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Uefa hands Italy default victory

Friday, October 29th 2010, 14:03
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Genoa

Uefa has awarded Italy a 3-0 win over Serbia after their Euro 2012 qualifier in Genoa on 12 October was abandoned.
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Protests delay Rome festival gala

Friday, October 29th 2010, 7:58
related places: Rome

Actresses Keira Knightley and Eva Mendes avoid the red carpet at the Rome Film Festival opening after protesters picket the event.
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