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Pope meets Christmas attack woman

Wednesday, January 13th 2010, 17:22
related places: Rome

The Pope meets the mentally disturbed woman who assaulted him at Mass in Rome on Christmas Eve.
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Italy 'to open transgender jail'

Tuesday, January 12th 2010, 18:08

Italy is to open one of the world's first prisons for the exclusive use of transgender inmates.
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Berlusconi returns to public view

Monday, January 11th 2010, 16:18
related places: Milan

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi returns to official duties a month after his face was injured by an attacker in Milan.
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Pope call to Italy over migrants

Sunday, January 10th 2010, 15:29

Pope Benedict XVI calls on Italians to respect the rights of illegal migrants, after days of clashes in the south.
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Italy evacuates African migrants

Saturday, January 9th 2010, 14:42

Hundreds of African migrants are evacuated from a southern Italian town after two days of violent clashes with locals.
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Migrants riot over Italy attack

Friday, January 8th 2010, 11:05

Riots break out in southern Italy after African migrants protest over an alleged racist attack by local youths.
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Mona Lisa may have had high cholesterol, doctor suggests

Wednesday, January 6th 2010, 16:14

A close examination of Mona Lisa's eyes suggests she could have had too much cholesterol in her diet, according to one Italian doctor.
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In pictures

Monday, January 4th 2010, 0:10
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan

Afghan amputees and the Italian who helps them
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Silvio Berlusconi pens new love songs to ease pain

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 17:16

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi is penning new love songs as he recovers from an assault which broke his nose and two of his teeth.
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Mourinho rules out instant return

Thursday, December 31st 2009, 15:23

Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho rules out a return to the Premier League until his after his contract in Italy expires in 2012.
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Beckham content with defence role

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 22:19

David Beckham says he would play in defence for AC Milan after starting a five-month loan spell from LA Galaxy with the Italian giants.
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Toy guitar by Picasso found in Italian businessman's shoe box

Wednesday, December 30th 2009, 17:46

Italian police find a toy guitar sculpture created by Picasso for his daughter Paloma, which had been kept in a shoe box by a businessman.
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Italian tax amnesty raises 95bn euros

Tuesday, December 29th 2009, 13:24

Beating forecasts, Italy's tax amnesty raised 95bn euros (£86bn; $137bn), the country's Finance Ministry says
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Turks want Santa's bones returned

Monday, December 28th 2009, 11:23
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Turkish archaeologist urges his government to demand that Italy return the bones of St Nicholas to their original resting place.
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Seven die in Italian avalanches

Monday, December 28th 2009, 3:45
related countries: Germany Germany

Avalanches in the Italian Alps kill seven people including four rescuers and a German teenager, emergency services say.
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Pope on first visit since attack

Sunday, December 27th 2009, 17:38
related places: Rome

The Pope visits a soup kitchen in Rome in his first journey outside the Vatican since being attacked during Christmas Eve.
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Shopping joys in Europe's boutiques

Sunday, December 27th 2009, 11:56
related countries: France France, Germany Germany
related places: Berlin, Paris

Joanna Robertson samples the delights of her favourite independent shops and uncovers hidden gourmet gems in Paris, Rome and Berlin.
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Italian PM vows to defeat mafia

Thursday, December 24th 2009, 21:39

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has vowed to defeat the organised crime in the country by 2013.
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Venice drenched by flood waters

Wednesday, December 23rd 2009, 16:14
related places: Venice

More than half of the Italian city of Venice is flooded as water levels rise to their highest this year.
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Fiat unveils one million car plan

Tuesday, December 22nd 2009, 21:31

Fiat unveils plans to increase annual car production in Italy to one million, but will still shut its Sicily factory.
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Berlusconi leaves Milan hospital

Thursday, December 17th 2009, 15:55
related places: Milan

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi leaves hospital after four days of treatment following an attack in Milan.
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Berlusconi to remain in hospital

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 17:10

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will spend a fourth consecutive night in hospital as he recovers from an attack, his doctor says.
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Man held in Berlusconi hospital

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 12:33

A man has been arrested near the hospital room where Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi is being treated, police say.
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Italy probes pasta 'price fixing'

Wednesday, December 16th 2009, 0:26

Italy's financial police raid the offices of the country's largest five pasta makers as part of an investigation into alleged price fixing.
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Berlusconi sets 'love over hate'

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 17:42

In his first message since an attack left him in hospital, Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi says love will triumph over hate.
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Berlusconi attack 'premeditated'

Tuesday, December 15th 2009, 11:38
related places: Milan

Silvio Berlusconi's attacker had been waiting for him hours ahead of the assault in a Milan square, Italy's interior minister says.
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Berlusconi to remain in hospital

Monday, December 14th 2009, 22:58

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi will stay in hospital until at least Wednesday after having his nose broken by an attacker, doctors say.
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Disgraced Juventus boss sentenced

Monday, December 14th 2009, 19:00

Antonio Giraudo, ex-chief executive of Italian football club Juventus, is sentenced to three years in jail for match-fixing.
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Bloody nose

Monday, December 14th 2009, 10:25

How Italian politics became a contact sport
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Berlusconi nose broken in attack

Monday, December 14th 2009, 4:22
related places: Milan

Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is in hospital after having his nose and two teeth broken by a man at a rally.
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In pictures

Monday, December 14th 2009, 0:58
related places: Milan

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi felled by Milan assault
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Berlusconi is bloodied by attack

Sunday, December 13th 2009, 22:53
related places: Milan

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy is recovering in hospital after an assault in Milan which left his face covered in blood.
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Scala interested in Scotland job

Friday, December 11th 2009, 9:56
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italian coach Nevio Scala reveals he has applied to become Scotland's next manager.
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Mass Italy asbestos trial opens

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 15:39

The trial of two building firm executives accused of negligence in some 2,200 asbestos-related deaths opens in Italy.
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Abortion pill gets Italy approval

Thursday, December 10th 2009, 9:33

The abortion pill RU486 gets final approval in Italy, despite protests from the government and the Vatican.
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Mafia 'number two' held in Italy

Saturday, December 5th 2009, 23:09

Two top Mafia figures, including its alleged second-in-command, are arrested in Italy, PM Silvio Berlusconi announces.
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Big anti-Berlusconi rally in Rome

Saturday, December 5th 2009, 18:54
related places: Rome

Tens of thousands of people rally in Rome, demanding the resignation of Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi.
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'Parmalat founder's art' seized

Saturday, December 5th 2009, 17:30

Italian officials say they have seized art worth more than 100m euros (£90m) concealed by the convicted founder of Parmalat.
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Racist abuse feared at Italy tie

Saturday, December 5th 2009, 9:37

A major Italian football tie is in danger of being overshadowed by a row over racist abuse against a young star.
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Knox convicted of Kercher murder

Saturday, December 5th 2009, 6:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

US student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend are found guilty in Italy of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007.
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Friday, December 4th 2009, 14:18

An Italian court hears an allegation that a Sicilian Mafia boss convicted of 1990s bomb attacks boasted of ties to Silvio Berlusconi.
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Jury out in Kercher murder trial

Friday, December 4th 2009, 11:21

The jury in the trial of two students accused of killing Briton Meredith Kercher in Italy retires to consider its verdict.
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Italy 'to boost Afghan mission'

Thursday, December 3rd 2009, 10:19
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan, United States United States

Italy is to send about 1,000 additional troops to Afghanistan to support a US troops surge, say reports.
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Italian police write-off prized Lamborghini

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 12:13

Italian police have smashed the force's most expensive vehicle - a 165,000-euro Lamborghini supercar.
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Guantanamo Tunisians in Italy

Tuesday, December 1st 2009, 10:56
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia, United States United States

Two Tunisian inmates of the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay arrive in Italy, where they face prosecution.
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Italy edge to World Cup victory

Sunday, November 29th 2009, 8:26
related countries: China China, Ireland Ireland, Sweden Sweden

Edoardo and Francesco Molinari hold off Ireland and Sweden on a tense final day to secure Italy's first victory in the World Cup of Golf in China.
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Berlusconi wife 'claims millions'

Thursday, November 26th 2009, 12:36

The estranged wife of Italy's Silvio Berlusconi is seeking a divorce settlement worth 43m euros (£39m) a year, according to Italian media reports.
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Ugandan oil fields sold on

Monday, November 23rd 2009, 12:10
related countries: Uganda Uganda

Heritage Oil agrees to sell its stakes in two Ugandan oil fields to Italy's Eni for $1.5bn (£903.2m).
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Knox prosecutors seek life term

Saturday, November 21st 2009, 15:49
related countries: United States United States

Italian prosecutors seek a life sentence for US student Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend over an alleged sexual murder.
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Archbishop and Pope make progress

Saturday, November 21st 2009, 15:12
related places: Rome

The Archbishop of Canterbury and the Pope agree to seek closer relations between Catholics and Anglicans.
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Mumbai suspects arrested in Italy

Saturday, November 21st 2009, 13:07
related countries: Pakistan Pakistan

Italian police arrest a Pakistani father and son suspected of providing logistical support for last year's Mumbai attacks.
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Galileo's fingers and a tooth found, Italian museum says

Friday, November 20th 2009, 19:52

Fingers and a tooth cut from the body of famed astronomer Galileo Galilei have been found, an Italian museum says.
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Mussolini brain 'stolen by criminals keen to sell it on the web'

Friday, November 20th 2009, 16:48

The granddaughter of Italy's fascist dictator Benito Mussolini says criminals have stolen part of his brain and blood to sell on the internet.
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Italian sex scandal woman 'dead'

Friday, November 20th 2009, 14:35

A transsexual prostitute linked to a sex row involving an Italian politician is believed to have been burned to death, media report.
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It's quiz time!

Friday, November 20th 2009, 0:14
related places: Rome

What did Gaddafi offer the ladies of Rome this week?
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Court backs Battisti extradition

Wednesday, November 18th 2009, 23:02
related countries: Brazil Brazil

Brazil's Supreme Court approves the extradition of former left-wing militant Cesare Battisti to Italy.
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Summit disappoints UN food chief

Monday, November 16th 2009, 22:25
related places: Rome

The head of the UN food agency says he is not satisfied with the final declaration of the UN world food summit in Rome.
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UN chief urges unity over hunger

Monday, November 16th 2009, 11:50
related places: Rome

The UN chief calls for a "single vision" on food and climate issues, as leaders meet for a "hunger summit" in Rome.
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Italy fugitive on hunger strike

Saturday, November 14th 2009, 14:47
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Former Italian left-wing radical Cesare Battisti is on hunger strike in a Brazil jail in a bid to halt extradition to Italy.
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Algerian 'terror gang' broken up

Friday, November 13th 2009, 10:18
related countries: Algeria Algeria

Italian police say 17 Algerians have been arrested in Italy and elsewhere on suspicion of stealing money to finance terrorism.
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