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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

Bilic explains England comments

Wednesday, September 9th 2009, 8:45
related countries: Croatia Croatia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Croatia coach Slaven Bilic insists he was praising England when he said they had lost their "Englishness" under Italian manager Fabio Capello.
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Italian Open leaderboard

Monday, September 7th 2009, 16:57
related places: Turin

Latest scores from the European Tour event at Royal Park I Roveri near Turin.
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Italian accused of Brazil groping

Monday, September 7th 2009, 1:06
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Controversy grows in Brazil over the arrest of an Italian tourist held after kissing his eight-year-old daughter in public.
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Leibovitz sued by photographer

Sunday, September 6th 2009, 11:44

Celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz is sued by an Italian photographer who says she used his pictures without permission.
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Italy's latest lottery prize - a job

Saturday, September 5th 2009, 10:49

An Italian supermarket chain launches a lottery with a difference - the prize is a job.
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Italy editor quits in row over PM

Thursday, September 3rd 2009, 18:25

Dino Boffo, the editor of Avvenire, a leading Italian Catholic newspaper, quits in a bitter row involving PM Silvio Berlusconi.
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Epic Sicilian film opens Venice

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 21:57
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Venice

Italian movie Baaria opens the 66th Venice Film Festival, with Taiwan's Ang Lee heading the competition panel.
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Epic Sicilian film opens Venice

Wednesday, September 2nd 2009, 21:57
related countries: Taiwan Taiwan
related places: Venice

Italian movie Baaria opens the 66th Venice Film Festival, with Taiwan's Ang Lee heading the competition panel.
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When in Rome

Monday, August 31st 2009, 9:55
related places: Rome

Italians battle binge-drinking among the young
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Italy PM opens North African road

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 20:41
related countries: Libya Libya

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi opens the first section of a 2,000km North African highway, during a brief visit to Libya.
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Italy PM to meet Gaddafi in Libya

Sunday, August 30th 2009, 8:02
related countries: Libya Libya

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi goes to Libya to celebrate the anniversary of a friendship pact signed last year.
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Cheese in a bank

Saturday, August 29th 2009, 7:40

An unusual form of financing for Italy's Parmesan makers
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Berlusconi sues media for 'libel'

Friday, August 28th 2009, 18:33

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi sues media outlets across Europe for their coverage of his private life.
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Bhajis and balls

Thursday, August 27th 2009, 23:46

How one Italian city is learning to love cricket
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Book airs Berlusconi wife's views

Wednesday, August 26th 2009, 12:10

A leading Italian paper publishes extracts from a new book giving the views of PM Silvio Berlusconi's estranged wife.
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Genoa killing 'was self-defence'

Tuesday, August 25th 2009, 18:00
related places: Genoa

An Italian policeman who shot dead a G8 protester in Genoa in 2001 is ruled to have acted in self-defence.
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Who's the winner? Italian villagers wonder who got lottery jackpot

Sunday, August 23rd 2009, 22:07
related places: Bagnone

The rumour mill grinds away in the small Italian village of Bagnone, as residents try to guess the massive lottery prize winner.
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Top Italian lottery prize is won

Saturday, August 22nd 2009, 21:44

A winning ticket is found in Italy's massive state lottery draw - worth 146.9m euros, reportedly Europe's biggest-ever jackpot.
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UN shock at migrant boat deaths

Friday, August 21st 2009, 15:24
related countries: Libya Libya

The UN Refugee Agency tells of its concern that survivors of an African boat tragedy say other vessels passed by but refused to help.
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UK toddler dies in balcony tragedy

Monday, August 17th 2009, 4:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An 18-month-old British boy dies in a fall from a balcony at a hotel on the Italian island of Sardinia.
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Super lottery fever grips Italy as jackpot mounts

Friday, August 14th 2009, 20:24

Italy's record lottery jackpot hits 138.9m euros (£119m), after hopeful players from across Europe were disappointed.
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Reply here

Friday, August 14th 2009, 15:37

Protests greet Italian anti-blogging law
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Church 'mortified' by Berlusconi

Wednesday, August 12th 2009, 21:02

The Roman Catholic Church expressed "unease" and "mortification" over the private life of Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi.
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Pirates free Italian tugboat crew

Monday, August 10th 2009, 0:28
related countries: Somalia Somalia

The crew of an Italian tugboat held for four months by Somali pirates have been freed.
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Saudi princess robbed in Sardinia

Sunday, August 9th 2009, 13:13
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Burglars steal some $16m in cash and jewellery from a Saudi princess staying at a luxury hotel on the Italian island of Sardinia.
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Italian PM defends his reputation

Friday, August 7th 2009, 22:51

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi again dismisses criticism of his private life, following sex allegations.
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Vespasian's villa? Ruins could be Roman emperor's birthplace

Friday, August 7th 2009, 22:04

Archaeologists in Italy say they have found remains of a sumptuous villa thought to be the Emperor Vespasian's birthplace.
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Liverpool sign Aquilani from Roma

Friday, August 7th 2009, 19:04
related places: Roma

Roma midfielder Alberto Aquilani agrees a five-year contract with Liverpool after passing a medical.
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Pirlo pledges future to AC Milan

Wednesday, August 5th 2009, 17:04

Chelsea target Andrea Pirlo has said he will finish his career with AC Milan
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Huge Italy jackpot still not won

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 22:46

The Italian national lottery jackpot is now nearly 116m euros after no-one chose the winning six numbers in Tuesday's draw.
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Daughter wades in on Berlusconi

Tuesday, August 4th 2009, 21:50

The daughter of scandal-tainted Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi says politicians should have moral values.
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Italian PM receives 'stress relief' at start of holidays

Monday, August 3rd 2009, 6:27

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi begins his summer holidays with medical treatment to relieve stress, Italian media says.
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Phelps pips Cavic to break record

Saturday, August 1st 2009, 17:10
related places: Rome

Michael Phelps storms to victory against rival Milorad Cavic in the 100m butterfly at the World Championships in Rome.
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Italy PM 'offered escort EU seat'

Friday, July 31st 2009, 17:47

The escort at the centre of a sex scandal involving Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi says he offered her a seat in the European Parliament.
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Abortion pill approved in Italy

Friday, July 31st 2009, 11:13

Italy's drug regulators approve use of the abortion pill, RU486, prompting protests from the Vatican.
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Sicilian hospital 'a quake risk'

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 22:19

Italian officials order the closure of a new hospital built using sub-standard materials in an earthquake zone in Sicily.
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Swedish couple miss Italian island of Capri after GPS typo

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 16:30
related countries: Sweden Sweden
related places: Capri, Carpi

A Swedish couple looking for the isle of Capri end up in Carpi, an industrial town in northern Italy, after making an error with their car's GPS.
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Brilliant Biedermann beats Phelps

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 16:17
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rome, Phelps

Germany's Paul Biedermann beats Michael Phelps in the men's 200m freestyle final to win gold - obliterating the American's world record.
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England will host 2015 World Cup

Tuesday, July 28th 2009, 15:06
related countries: South Africa South Africa

England fight off rival bids from South Africa and Italy to win the right to stage the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
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Ibrahimovic seals Barcelona move

Monday, July 27th 2009, 19:34

Zlatan Ibrahimovic signs a five-year deal with Barcelona in a deal that results in Samuel Eto'o moving to Inter Milan.
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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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