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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

Uninvited guests

Monday, July 27th 2009, 12:24

Italy's illegal immigrants despair at tough new laws
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Five ancient Roman shipwrecks offer unusually complete remains

Friday, July 24th 2009, 23:16

Underwater archaeologists in Italy discover the wrecks of five ancient Roman ships, with their cargoes still largely intact.
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Berlusconi 'hid ancient graves'

Friday, July 24th 2009, 16:55

Italy PM Silvio Berlusconi failed to declare 30 ancient tombs at his Sardinian villa, newly published recordings suggest.
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EU proposes Italy earthquake aid

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 15:06
related places: L'Aquila

The European Commission proposes giving more than 494m euros (£425m; $703m) in aid to Italy to help with the aftermath of the L'Aquila earthquake.
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Newspaper group sues Berlusconi

Wednesday, July 22nd 2009, 17:15

The publisher of Italy's second biggest newspaper sues PM Silvio Berlusconi for defamation amid ongoing personal scandals.
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Paper releases Berlusconi 'tapes'

Monday, July 20th 2009, 19:39

An Italian newspaper releases audio recordings of what it says was a night Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi spent with an escort.
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Milan to enforce teen drink ban

Saturday, July 18th 2009, 21:49
related places: Milan

The Italian city of Milan bans the sale and consumption of alcohol to under-16s, in an effort to curb rising binge-drinking.
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Dozens jailed in Italy Mafia case

Friday, July 17th 2009, 20:12

An Italian judge jails 49 members of a Sicilian Mafia family - some for up to 20 years - for running protection rackets.
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Pope breaks right wrist in fall

Friday, July 17th 2009, 14:24

Pope Benedict XVI is treated for a broken wrist after falling while on holiday in northern Italy.
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Explosive mix

Friday, July 17th 2009, 9:11

How an Italian vineyard became a battleground
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Bride's bouquet brings down plane

Tuesday, July 14th 2009, 12:15

The throwing of a bride's bouquet at an Italian wedding ends in disaster when the flowers cause a plane to crash.
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Italian released in Philippines

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 20:22
related countries: Philippines Philippines

An Italian Red Cross worker is freed in the Philippines after being held hostage for nearly six months, officials say.
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Italy's minimalist G8 summit

Saturday, July 11th 2009, 12:05
related places: L'Aquila

In many ways, the G8 meeting in L'Aquila - the Italian town hit by an earthquake three months ago - broke the mould of traditional summits, says Bridget Kendall.
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Pledge time

Friday, July 10th 2009, 21:40

What have the G8 leaders achieved at the summit in Italy?
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G8 pledges to boost food supplies

Friday, July 10th 2009, 14:39

Leaders of G8 nations agree a $20bn effort to boost agriculture in the developing world at their summit in Italy.
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Ban criticises G8 climate efforts

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 13:07

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon criticises the G8 countries for not going far enough to combat climate change.
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G8 set new global warming targets

Thursday, July 9th 2009, 2:33

G8 leaders agree to try to limit global warming to just 2C above pre-industrial levels by 2050, but critics say the deal is shaky.
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G8 leaders 'hopeful on economy'

Wednesday, July 8th 2009, 16:47

The leaders of G8 nations say there are signs of stabilisation in the world economy but warn significant risks remain.
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Venice adds wi-fi to cultural attractions

Saturday, July 4th 2009, 14:57
related places: Venice

The Italian city of Venice launches what is believed to be the most extensive wireless internet system in Europe.
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Italian train crash toll up to 21

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 12:53

The number of deaths after a train carrying gas tanks exploded in northern Italy on Monday rises to 21.
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Italy adopts law to curb migrants

Friday, July 3rd 2009, 9:02

Italy's parliament passes a law criminalising illegal migrants and allowing citizens' patrols to help the police.
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Berlusconi model 'faked' romance

Thursday, July 2nd 2009, 12:09

The Italian "boyfriend" of a teenager embroiled in a scandal with PM Silvio Berlusconi claims their relationship was invented.
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Italian train crash children die

Wednesday, July 1st 2009, 11:00

Two children badly burned when a train exploded in an Italian town die of their injuries, taking the death toll to 16.
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Italians killed as train explodes

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 21:18

At least 14 people are killed and some 50 are injured as a train carrying gas derails and explodes in northern Italy.
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Train blast shock

Tuesday, June 30th 2009, 15:00

Italian town rocked by deadly rail explosion
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In pictures

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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