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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

Six Nations set to kick off

Friday, February 6th 2009, 18:10
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Europe's showpiece rugby union tournament kicks off on Saturday when England host Italy.
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Italian right-to-die move blocked

Friday, February 6th 2009, 18:04

The Italian cabinet orders doctors to continue feeding a comatose woman, despite a court order allowing the nutrition to stop.
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Beckham team in talks over Milan

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 12:20
related places: Milan

David Beckham's lawyers hold discussions with LA Galaxy over extending the midfielder's stay at AC Milan, according to the Italian club's general manager.
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Rising racism?

Wednesday, February 4th 2009, 11:59
related places: Roma

Roma suffer as Italy torn by racial strains
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Italy woman sent to clinic to die

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 13:11

An Italian woman is moved to a clinic where she will be allowed to die after 17 years in a vegetative state, despite Vatican protests.
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England recall for fly-half Goode

Tuesday, February 3rd 2009, 11:23
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England name Andy Goode at fly-half for their Six Nations opener against Italy on Saturday.
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Four get life for 'mafia' killing

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 16:42

A court in Italy sentences four alleged mafia members to life in prison for the murder of a Calabrian politician in 2005.
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Dashed hopes?

Monday, February 2nd 2009, 9:26

A lost year at the World Economic Forum in Davos?
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Venice launches tourist website

Sunday, February 1st 2009, 0:49
related places: Venice

The Italian city of Venice launches a website to help it deal with the 15m tourists who visit every year.
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Italian drivers hit by traffic lights surveillance scam

Saturday, January 31st 2009, 17:30

Thousands of drivers in Italy are expected to seek compensation after a system to catch them jumping red lights is found to be rigged.
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Italian drivers hit by traffic lights surveillance scam

Saturday, January 31st 2009, 17:30

Thousands of drivers in Italy are expected to seek compensation after a system to catch them jumping red lights is found to be rigged.
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Row threatens Italy-Brazil match

Friday, January 30th 2009, 14:54
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Italy's defence minister demands the scrapping of a football match against Brazil in a row over extradition.
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Italy recalls envoy in Brazil row

Tuesday, January 27th 2009, 17:50
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Italy recalls its ambassador to Brazil amid an extradition row over a convicted Italian murderer.
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Migrants escape on Italian island

Saturday, January 24th 2009, 22:51
related places: Lampedusa

Hundreds of illegal immigrants on an Italian island break out of a detention centre which has been criticised by the UN.
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Italy pressed by UN over migrants

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 13:40

The UN criticises Italy for the conditions in which it is holding nearly 2,000 migrants on one of its southern islands.
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Competition comes up with great ideas for Italian Job ending

Friday, January 23rd 2009, 3:04

The Royal Society of Chemistry announces the winner of a competition to solve the conundrum at the end of the film The Italian Job.
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Fiat and Chrysler create alliance

Tuesday, January 20th 2009, 15:19
related countries: United States United States
related places: Chrysler, Fiat

Italian carmaker Fiat is said to be in talks with troubled US firm Chrysler, as car sales fall around the world.
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Fashionistas in row over trousers

Monday, January 19th 2009, 22:45

Two doyens of design, Italian fashion houses Armani and D&G, row over a pair of padded trousers shown during Milan Fashion Week.
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Live text - Federer v Seppi

Monday, January 19th 2009, 13:02
related countries: Aruba Aruba

Roger Federer is two sets up against Italy's Andreas Seppi as he begins his quest for a record-equalling 14th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open.
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Kercher case to be held in public

Friday, January 16th 2009, 14:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Italian judge rules that trial of an American and an Italian accused of murdering a British student will be held in public.
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Knox accused

Friday, January 16th 2009, 5:08

Italy's focus at the Kercher murder trial is on Amanda Knox
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Aid workers taken in Philippines

Thursday, January 15th 2009, 6:54
related countries: Philippines Philippines, Switzerland Switzerland

Three aid workers, including an Italian and a Swiss national, are kidnapped in southern Philippines, says the Philippine Red Cross.
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Air France aids Alitalia lift off

Tuesday, January 13th 2009, 6:56

Italy's troubled national carrier begins a new lease of life with Air France-KLM holding a 25% stake in the firm.
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Ciao bella!

Monday, January 12th 2009, 13:37

Italian's comet finds give Nasa sky survey a boost
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Massa gives new Ferrari first run

Monday, January 12th 2009, 11:52
related places: Ferrari

Felipe Massa puts the first miles on Ferrari's new Formula One car as the team launches its 2009 challenger.
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Mob drama gets Scorsese backing

Tuesday, January 6th 2009, 11:54
related places: Naples

Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese publicly endorses an Italian drama about organised crime in Naples.
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Vatican divorces from Italian law

Friday, January 2nd 2009, 2:49

The Vatican will no longer automatically adopt laws passed by Italy, because of possible conflicts with Church principles.
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Vatican divorces from Italian law

Friday, January 2nd 2009, 2:49

The Vatican will no longer automatically adopt laws passed by Italy, because of possible conflicts with Church principles.
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Italian women threaten sex strike in fireworks row

Wednesday, December 31st 2008, 16:19
related places: Naples

Hundreds of women in Naples pledge to withhold sex from their men unless they stay away from illegal fireworks at new year.
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Migrant wave hits Italian island

Saturday, December 27th 2008, 23:18

Hundreds more migrants from Africa arrive by boat in Italy, bringing the total to about 1,700 in the last two days.
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Crib mosques anger Italian party

Wednesday, December 24th 2008, 19:56

Italy's anti-immigrant Northern League protests at mosques and minarets included in nativity scenes in some churches.
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Honest priest 'ruins children's Christmas' in Italy

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 23:51
related places: Novara

A Catholic priest is criticised by parents in the city of Novara in northern Italy for telling their children that Father Christmas does not really exist.
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Earthquake strikes northern Italy

Tuesday, December 23rd 2008, 16:08

Northern Italy is rocked by a 5.2 magnitude earthquake, officials say, but there are no reports of casualties so far.
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Italy makes record mafia seizure

Monday, December 22nd 2008, 17:23

The Italian government says it has seized 4bn euros worth of mafia assets - three times more than in 2007.
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Italian sentenced for Iraq lapse

Sunday, December 21st 2008, 10:34
related countries: Iraq Iraq

An Italian general received a two-year suspended prison sentence for failing to provide proper security at an Iraqi base.
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Let them eat caviar: Milan poor to get seized delicacy for Christmas

Saturday, December 20th 2008, 14:08
related places: Milan

Beluga caviar seized by Italian customs officers is to be distributed to poor people in Milan as a Christmas gift.
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Italian dairy boss gets 10 years

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 19:49

The founder of Italian food group Parmalat, Calisto Tanzi, is jailed for 10 years for fraud relating to its collapse in 2003.
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Italy migrants' state 'appalling'

Thursday, December 18th 2008, 17:47

Many African migrant workers in southern Italy live in squalid buildings with no running water, the medical charity MSF says.
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Arrested Mafia leader found dead

Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 17:31

A suspected Sicilian Mafia leader has hanged himself in prison hours after being arrested, Italian police say.
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Scores held in anti-Mafia raids

Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 15:34

Police in Italy say they have arrested nearly 100 people in anti-Mafia raids in Sicily and Tuscany.
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So close, and yet so far - Italian almost rows the Pacific solo

Saturday, December 13th 2008, 5:53
related countries: Australia Australia, Peru Peru

An Italian man who rowed across the Pacific from Peru has to be rescued only 65 nautical miles short of landfall in Australia.
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Venice is hit by serious flooding

Monday, December 1st 2008, 15:27
related places: Venice

The historic centre of Venice is submerged, as Italy's lagoon city is hit by the biggest flood in more than 20 years.
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Live text - Uefa Cup

Thursday, November 27th 2008, 16:59

Portsmouth lead Italian giants AC Milan 2-0 in the Uefa Cup, after away wins for Tottenham and Man City.
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Italian far-right party offers cash for naming babies after Mussolini

Monday, November 24th 2008, 21:26

A far-right Italian party offers 1,500 euros to parents who name their children after the fascist dictator Mussolini or his wife.
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Mafia glamour

Friday, November 21st 2008, 5:36

Trying to undermine the appeal of Italy's Camorra
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Government agrees Alitalia sale

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 19:47

The Italian government agrees to sell the bankrupt airline Alitalia to a business consortium, paving the way for a relaunch.
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Government agrees Alitalia sale

Wednesday, November 19th 2008, 19:47

The Italian government agrees to sell the bankrupt airline Alitalia to a business consortium, paving the way for a relaunch.
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Berlusconi 'plays hide and seek' with German chancellor

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 17:46
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Trieste

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi surprises German Chancellor Angela Merkel by hiding behind a column in Trieste.
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Italian anger

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 12:09

Students protest but is education system failing Italy?
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Sicily medics claim cash for dead

Sunday, November 16th 2008, 16:01

Doctors in Sicily have claimed state money for thousands of deceased patients still on their medical lists, Italian media says.
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Top Italy G8 riot police cleared

Friday, November 14th 2008, 0:21

The top police officials charged in connection with the handling of G8 summit riots in Italy in 2001 are cleared.
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Italy man wins life support plea

Thursday, November 13th 2008, 20:30

Italy's top court says a man can disconnect the feeding tube that has kept his comatose daughter alive for 16 years.
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Ancient Rome revived in 3D

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 20:48
related places: Rome

Millions of internet users get the chance to explore ancient Rome, recreated in 3D by Google Earth.
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Alitalia ordered to pay back loan

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 12:57

The European Commission told bankrupt Alitalia airline to repay a 300m euro rescue loan to the Italian government.
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Mafia 'boosted' by credit crisis

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 11:18

The mafia, Italy's organised crime network, is making a profit out of the global economic downturn, a report suggests.
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