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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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Film workers protest on red carpet

Friday, October 29th 2010, 2:12

Hundreds of demonstrators with banners invaded the red carpet at the Rome Film Festival to protest government cuts to the film and TV industry.
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Night protest over Italian waste dump

Wednesday, October 27th 2010, 5:13
related places: Terzigno

Thousands of people took part in an all-night march between Pompeii and Terzigno on Tuesday in protest at the government's plans to open a second waste dump in Terzigno.
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Anger at Fiat anti-Italy remarks

Monday, October 25th 2010, 22:06

Unions and politicians respond angrily as the boss of Italian carmaker Fiat says his company would be better off without Italy.
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Not too short - Italian resort plans miniskirt ban

Monday, October 25th 2010, 2:43

A seaside city in Italy is planning to ban miniskirts and other revealing clothing to improve what the mayor calls standards of public decency.
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Naples mayors reject dump offer

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 22:33
related places: Naples

Naples mayors reject a government offer to indefinitely freeze the opening of a new rubbish dump, saying they want it permanently scrapped.
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Italy arrests alleged mafia boss

Sunday, October 24th 2010, 18:04
related places: Favara

Italian police have arrested a top mafia boss who has been on the run for more than ten years. Gerlandino Messina was arrested in the Sicilian town of Favara.
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Italian clashes over waste dumps

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 17:45
related places: Naples

Police and protesters clash near the Italian city of Naples over waste dumps aimed at easing the region's rubbish crisis.
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Fiat profits on industrial sales

Thursday, October 21st 2010, 11:42

Italian industrial group Fiat reports a jump in profits, after surging industrial equipment orders offset sluggish car sales.
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Injuries after Italy rubbish protests

Wednesday, October 20th 2010, 5:41
related places: Naples, Terzigno

Italian police said three officers were injured breaching a protest blockade to deliver rubbish from Naples to a dump in the nearby town of Terzigno.
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Etna mapped by radar satellites

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 23:43
related countries: Germany Germany

Two German radar satellites flying in tight formation above the Earth have returned their first combined images, including a 3D view of Italy's Mt Etna.
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Rome pair ask for 'most expensive ring' and steal it

Tuesday, October 19th 2010, 21:20
related places: Rome

Well-dressed men steal $700,000 diamond ring from the Cartier shop in Rome, police say.
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Jailed Knox 'created confusion'

Sunday, October 17th 2010, 15:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Knox

Amanda Knox, the American convicted of murdering a UK student in Italy, is quoted as saying in a new book her "stubborn naivety created confusion".
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Serbia set to ask Uefa for replay

Friday, October 15th 2010, 15:20
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro
related places: Genoa

Serbia are to ask Uefa for a replay of their Euro 2012 qualifier against Italy which was abandoned after crowd trouble in Genoa on Tuesday.
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World's longest tunnel complete

Friday, October 15th 2010, 14:23
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Engineers drill through the last remaining rock to complete the world's longest transport tunnel under the Alps in Switzerland.
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Serbia holds 19 football suspects

Thursday, October 14th 2010, 12:40
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Serbia arrests 19 football fans suspected of causing trouble at this week's abandoned Euro 2012 qualifier with Italy.
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Uefa probes Serbia fan violence

Wednesday, October 13th 2010, 11:48
related countries: Serbia and Montenegro Serbia and Montenegro

Uefa launches an investigation into the violent scenes involving Serbia fans which caused their Euro 2012 qualifier in Italy to be abandoned.
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Afghan rebels kill Italian troops

Saturday, October 9th 2010, 9:53
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Insurgents have killed four Italian soldiers in an attack in western Afghanistan, raising the number of Italian troops killed in the country to 34
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'Disgusting' sculpture stays on show in Milan

Tuesday, October 5th 2010, 7:25
related places: Milan

The display of a stark sculpture by notorious Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan - which has sharply divided opinion - is extended in Milan.
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Search for balloonists called off

Monday, October 4th 2010, 18:12

The Italian coastguard calls off the search for the two missing American balloonists in the Gordon Bennett race.
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Italians hold 'no Berlusconi' day

Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 21:06

Thousands of people have marched across Italy in protest at the government and leadership of the prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi.
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Rome art museum wins design prize

Saturday, October 2nd 2010, 19:29
related places: Rome

London-based Zaha Hadid wins this year's Stirling Prize for architecture, for the Maxxi contemporary art museum in Rome.
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Berlusconi wins vote of confidence

Thursday, September 30th 2010, 2:58

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi wins a vote of confidence in his government after making a plea for national unity.
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Berlusconi wins confidence vote

Wednesday, September 29th 2010, 19:58

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi wins a vote of confidence in his government after making a plea for national unity.
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Balotelli 'to return by December'

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 15:52

Manchester City and Italy striker Mario Balotelli expects to have recovered from his knee injury by late November.
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Museum bring ancient Rome to life

Tuesday, September 28th 2010, 15:49
related places: Rome

A museum in Rome is trying something different to appeal to its visitors.
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Thousands protest against Italy mafia

Sunday, September 26th 2010, 8:41

Thousands of people have taken to the streets in southern Italy to protest against the influence of the local mafia.
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Italian priest abuse victims meet

Saturday, September 25th 2010, 23:16

Victims of child abuse by Catholic priests in Italy have met for the first time, and called for such abuse to be made a crime against humanity.
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