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News: Italy

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

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Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 8:40

Inferno in Italian village hit by exploding train
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G8 'deplores' Iran poll violence

Friday, June 26th 2009, 16:52
related countries: Iran Iran

Iran's post-election violence is "deplored" by G8 leaders, but they refrain from questioning President Ahmadinejad's victory.
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Berlusconi denies paying for sex

Wednesday, June 24th 2009, 1:27

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi uses a magazine interview to deny allegations he paid prostitutes who attended parties he hosted.
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'Mafia man' arrested in Venezuela

Sunday, June 21st 2009, 17:58
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

A Mafia fugitive, listed as one of the Italy's 30 most dangerous men, is arrested in Venezuela, Italian police say.
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Knox speaks of police 'threats'

Saturday, June 13th 2009, 10:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Amanda Knox, accused of killing UK student Meredith Kercher, says she was threatened with 30 years in jail if she continued to "lie".
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Gaddafi no-show angers Italians

Friday, June 12th 2009, 19:25
related countries: Libya Libya

The Italian parliament calls off a conference with visiting Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi after he failed to turn up after two hours.
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Kercher police beat me, Knox says

Friday, June 12th 2009, 16:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The woman accused of killing UK student Meredith Kercher tells her trial she was hit by police who wanted her to name a suspect.
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Students protest at Gaddafi visit

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 16:37
related countries: Libya Libya

Italian students heckle Libyan leader Muammer Gaddafi as he goes to take part in a debate at Rome University.
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Italy and France 'failing Africa'

Thursday, June 11th 2009, 7:11
related countries: France France
related places: Bono

Aid pledges made by Italy and France to Africa are not being met, according to a campaign group set up by rock star Bono.
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Gaddafi begins first Italy visit

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 21:07
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Rome

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has arrived in Rome on his first visit to Italy, Libya's former colonial ruler.
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Confident Murray eases past Seppi

Wednesday, June 10th 2009, 16:08
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

British number one Andy Murray brushes aside Italy's Andreas Seppi 6-1 6-4 in his opening match of the Aegon Championships at Queen's Club.
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Fiat dismisses Chrysler deadline

Tuesday, June 9th 2009, 8:40
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chrysler, Fiat

Fiat says it will go ahead with its deal to take 20% of Chrysler even if a Supreme Court ruling means it misses a 15 June deadline.
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Inquiry over 'Michelangelo' statue - was it actually made by him?

Friday, June 5th 2009, 18:04

An official inquiry begins in Italy to determine whether a statue attributed to Michelangelo was actually made by him.
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Berlusconi fury over naked photos

Friday, June 5th 2009, 12:19

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi reacts angrily to publication in Spain of photos showing topless women and a naked man at his villa.
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Outcry as 'sad' Mafia boss freed

Thursday, June 4th 2009, 17:29

An Italian senator demands the government intervene as a convicted Mafia boss is freed from jail because he was suffering from depression.
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Vandals daub paint on Rome museum

Monday, June 1st 2009, 13:20
related places: Rome

Vandals splash paint onto a controversial modern museum in Rome housing the 2,000-year-old Ara Pacis altar.
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Fiat to acquire Chrysler assets

Monday, June 1st 2009, 13:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chrysler, Fiat

US car group Chrysler secures court approval for a consortium led by Italy's Fiat to take over its assets.
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Ancelotti leaves job at AC Milan

Monday, June 1st 2009, 6:19

Carlo Ancelotti moves a step closer to becoming Chelsea's new manager after his contract at AC Milan is terminated by mutual consent.
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Berlusconi wins ban on potentially embarrassing party pictures

Saturday, May 30th 2009, 14:41

The Italian PM blocks publication of potentially embarrassing photos of young women at a party at his villa.
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Italy evacuates burning car ferry

Friday, May 29th 2009, 11:48

About 500 passengers on board an Italian car ferry take to lifeboats after a fire breaks out in the vessel's hold.
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Berlusconi denies 'spicy' affair

Thursday, May 28th 2009, 17:10

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi denies having a "spicy" affair with a minor and says he would resign if he was caught lying about it.
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Barca champions of Europe

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 20:57
related places: Rome

Barcelona produce a football masterclass as they beat Manchester United to win the Champions League in style.
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Italy ex-spy boss denies CIA role

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 15:33
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Milan

The former head of Italy's military intelligence says he knew nothing about the kidnap of an Egyptian imam in Milan six years ago.
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Live text - Champions League final

Wednesday, May 27th 2009, 7:59
related places: Rome

Barcelona outclass Man Utd to win 2-0 and lift the Champions League trophy at Rome's Stadio Olimpico.
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Berlusconi 'to explain about ties with teen'

Monday, May 25th 2009, 13:58

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi denies lying about his relationship with an 18-year-old woman at the centre of his marital row.
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Dubious origins

Monday, May 25th 2009, 0:02

Italian art world debates sculpture by 'Michelangelo'
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Italy earthquake payouts delayed

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 11:31
related places: L'Aquila

Discrepancies in aid claims for the rebuilding of earthquake-hit homes in the Italian city of L'Aquila are holding up payouts.
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Fake millions found in Mafia raid

Friday, May 22nd 2009, 8:43

Italian police seize $10m (£6.3m) in counterfeit money, and an arms cache from the homes of a Mafia boss and his aunt.
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No halt for Italy rendition trial

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 17:09

An Italian judge rules that a trial over an alleged CIA-led abduction can continue but with classified evidence excluded.
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Ferrari fail in budget-cap appeal

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 17:01
related countries: France France

A French court dismisses Ferrari's appeal against the FIA, which wants to introduce an optional £40m budget cap from 2010.
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Berlusconi rejects bribery ruling

Wednesday, May 20th 2009, 11:04

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi vows to give a full rebuttal to judges who said his lawyer lied in court to protect him.
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Mafia suspects arrested in Italy

Tuesday, May 19th 2009, 21:16
related places: Naples

Italian police arrest 68 suspected members of a breakaway faction of the Naples-based mafia known as the Camorra.
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Juventus dismiss manager Ranieri

Monday, May 18th 2009, 15:48
related places: Ranieri

Italian giants Juventus sack Claudio Ranieri as manager following a run of seven matches without victory.
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Libya given migrant patrol boats

Friday, May 15th 2009, 10:38
related countries: Libya Libya

Italy gives Libya three patrol boats as part of an agreement aimed at combating the flow of illegal migrants.
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Italy MPs back migrant crackdown

Wednesday, May 13th 2009, 15:57

Plans to impose fines on illegal immigrants receive huge support in Italy's lower house of parliament.
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Live text - Murray v Bolelli

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 17:26
related countries: Spain Spain

New world number three Andy Murray begins his Madrid Open campaign against Italian Simone Bolelli.
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Italy arrests 'al-Qaeda plotters'

Tuesday, May 12th 2009, 8:17
related countries: France France

Two French nationals detained in Italy for immigration offences are suspected of being key al-Qaeda figures, Italian police say.
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French and Italian output drops

Monday, May 11th 2009, 9:53
related countries: France France

France and Italy both see sharp falls in industrial output in March, which are much larger than forecast.
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Italy turns rescued migrants back

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 16:48
related countries: Libya Libya

Italy sends more than 200 migrants straight back to Libya after they were rescued in the Mediterranean.
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Contrite US tourists confess to Rome theft 25 years on

Thursday, May 7th 2009, 14:22
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rome

Two US tourists return a small piece of the Colosseum in Rome, which they took as a souvenir 25 years ago.
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Fiat denies 18,000 job cuts plan

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 9:21

Italian carmaker Fiat denies a report that it would cut 18,000 jobs and close 10 sites if it reached a deal with GM Europe.
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Judge paves way for Chrysler deal

Wednesday, May 6th 2009, 7:00
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chrysler

The judge overseeing the bankruptcy of Chrysler rejects efforts to halt the sale of the ailing automaker to Italian Fiat.
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Chrysler lenders aim to stop sale

Tuesday, May 5th 2009, 22:27
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chrysler, New York, Fiat

A group of lenders to US carmaker Chrysler ask a New York court to halt the proposed sale to Italian firm Fiat.
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Fiat in talks over GM Europe move

Monday, May 4th 2009, 21:36

Italy's Fiat is in talks to buy the European business of General Motors - which includes Vauxhall and Opel.
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Venus battles through Rome opener

Monday, May 4th 2009, 17:22
related countries: Czech Republic Czech Republic
related places: Rome

Venus Williams needs three sets to overcome unseeded Czech Lucie Safarova in her opening match at the Italian Open in Rome.
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Berlusconi demands apology from his wife in deepening public row

Monday, May 4th 2009, 12:12

Italy PM Silvio Berlusconi asks his wife to apologise for criticising his behaviour, but says their marriage is unlikely to survive.
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Fiat confirms Opel deal interest

Monday, May 4th 2009, 1:12
related countries: Germany Germany

Italian carmaker Fiat will hold talks with German ministers to discuss a takeover of Opel - the German business of GM.
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Berlusconi's wife to divorce him

Sunday, May 3rd 2009, 18:20

The wife of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi confirms that she will file for divorce, after a series of public spats.
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Nadal regains Rome Masters title

Sunday, May 3rd 2009, 16:40

World number one Rafael Nadal beats reigning champion Novak Djokovic to win the Rome Masters for the fourth time.
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Catacombs in 3D

Sunday, May 3rd 2009, 11:03

Rome's ancient burial sites as never seen before
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Italy PM's vow on quake-hit homes

Saturday, May 2nd 2009, 21:47
related places: L'Aquila

Half of the homes in Italy's quake-hit city of L'Aquila are now habitable, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says.
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Djokovic sets up Federer meeting

Friday, May 1st 2009, 21:03

Reigning champion Novak Djokovic will play Roger Federer in the semi-final of the Rome Masters, while Rafael Nadal also reaches the last four.
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Serie A to form breakaway league

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 19:32

Serie A, Italy's top football division, is poised to split from Serie B to form a new championship.
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Italy frees Achille Lauro hijacker

Thursday, April 30th 2009, 16:12

Italy frees the leader of a Palestinian group which hijacked the Achille Lauro cruise liner in the Mediterranean Sea in 1985, after nearly 24 years in jail.
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Beijing medallists test positive

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 12:49
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain, China China
related places: Beijing

Bahrain athlete Rashid Ramzi, who won gold in the 1500m, and Italian cyclist Davide Rebellin, who won a silver, are among the six athletes who are found positive for doping in re-testing of Beijing samples.
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Cyclist Rebellin tests positive

Wednesday, April 29th 2009, 8:25
related countries: China China
related places: Beijing

Olympic cycling road race silver medallist Davide Rebellin from Italy is among the six athletes who are found positive for doping in retesting of Beijing samples.
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