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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

EU acts to curb Italy milk scam

Wednesday, April 15th 2009, 16:07

The EU's anti-fraud body Olaf welcomes an Italian court ruling on a milk quota scam, which has paved the way for recovering millions of euros.
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Nadal & Federer win clay openers

Wednesday, April 15th 2009, 14:13

Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer open their clay-court seasons with comfortable second-round victories at the Monte Carlo Masters 1000.
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Italy quake survivors mark Easter

Sunday, April 12th 2009, 12:39

People made homeless by the recent earthquake in the Italian city of L'Aquila celebrate Easter Mass in tent cities.
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Italian town launches quake probe

Saturday, April 11th 2009, 16:41

Officials in central Italy examine allegations that poor building work worsened the damage caused by Monday's earthquake.
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Mass funeral for Italy quake dead

Friday, April 10th 2009, 15:59

A state funeral is held in Italy for 205 victims of the devastating earthquake, as the country observes a day of mourning.
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Italy extends quake rescue effort

Thursday, April 9th 2009, 9:34

The Italian government extends by two days the search for survivors of Monday's earthquake in the Abruzzo region.
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Italian man 'abducted in Nigeria'

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 21:47
related countries: Nigeria Nigeria

An Italian construction worker has been kidnapped in south-eastern Nigeria, the Italian foreign ministry says.
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Italy buries first quake victims

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 19:01

Italy holds funerals for some of the 272 people now known to have died in Monday's quake in the Abruzzo region.
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Aftershocks hamper Italian rescue

Wednesday, April 8th 2009, 11:47

Aftershocks continue to hamper rescue efforts in central Italy, as the death toll from Monday's earthquake rises to 250.
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Aftershock hits Italy quake zone

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 20:53

A powerful aftershock hits central Italy, nearly two days after a major earthquake caused severe damage.
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In shock

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 20:02

Italian mountain village devastated by quake
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Death toll rises in Italy quake

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 18:47

At least 207 people have been killed by the earthquake in central Italy, with 100 residents critically injured, PM Berlusconi says.
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Italy earthquake deaths soar - PM

Tuesday, April 7th 2009, 11:32

Rescuers in Italy dig with their hands as they search for signs of life after the devastating earthquake left at least 207 people dead.
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Italy hunts for quake survivors

Monday, April 6th 2009, 17:59
related places: L'Aquila

Rescuers search the rubble from the Italian quake which flattened buildings in the L'Aquila area, reportedly killing 150 people.
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Powerful Italian quake kills many

Monday, April 6th 2009, 13:20
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rome

At least 90 people are believed dead and tens of thousands homeless after an earthquake strikes L'Aquila in central Italy.
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Roman police find sewer children

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 21:17
related countries: Afghanistan Afghanistan
related places: Rome

Italian police find more than 100 immigrants, including 24 Afghan children, living in sewers beneath railway stations in Rome.
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Berlusconi phone call puts Nato summit on hold

Saturday, April 4th 2009, 16:54

Gaffe-prone Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi holds up the start of a key Nato summit - by talking for too long on his mobile phone.
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Brady believes Italy are worried

Monday, March 30th 2009, 14:42
related countries: Ireland Ireland

Republic of Ireland assistant boss Liam Brady feels group leaders Italy are worried about facing his side on Wednesday.
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Berlusconi creates rightist bloc

Saturday, March 28th 2009, 22:51

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi creates a powerful new centre-right bloc called People of Freedom.
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Italian 'Fritzl' and son arrested

Friday, March 27th 2009, 18:12
related places: Turin

Italian police arrest a man and his son on suspicion of raping their daughters in the northern city of Turin.
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Pilot jailed for Sicily air crash

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 17:49
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia

An Italian court jails a Tunisian pilot who paused to pray before ditching his plane off Sicily's northern coast, killing 16 people.
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Italian surgeon completes brain operation despite angina attack

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 10:52

An Italian surgeon is recovering after completing a brain operation despite suffering an angina attack during the procedure, reports say.
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Italian surgeon completes brain operation despite angina attack

Tuesday, March 24th 2009, 10:52

An Italian surgeon is recovering after completing a brain operation despite suffering an angina attack during the procedure, reports say.
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Killer dogs sow terror in Sicily

Tuesday, March 17th 2009, 18:32

Italian police hunt a pack of stray dogs which killed a boy and mauled a young woman in southern Sicily.
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North Korea gets its first pizzeria, staffed by Italian-trained chefs

Monday, March 16th 2009, 12:29
related countries: North Korea North Korea
related places: Pyongyang

North Korea's first pizza and pasta restaurant, staffed by Italian-trained chefs, opens in Pyongyang.
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Live text - Six Nations

Saturday, March 14th 2009, 14:10
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Rome

Ireland aim to maintain their bid for a Six Nations Grand Slam against Scotland at Murrayfield after Wales win 20-15 in Italy.
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Darfur aid hostages 'not freed'

Saturday, March 14th 2009, 7:13
related countries: Sudan Sudan

Three aid workers held hostage in Sudan's Darfur will shortly be freed, officials say, denying that they had already been released.
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Dutch arrest Mafia murder suspect

Friday, March 13th 2009, 10:19
related countries: Germany Germany, Netherlands Netherlands
related places: Amsterdam, Duisburg

Amsterdam police arrest the main suspect in the gangland killing of six Italian men in the German city of Duisburg in August 2007.
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Oetzi leads parade of mummies from around the world

Tuesday, March 10th 2009, 9:27
related places: Bolzano

One of the biggest exhibitions of mummies ever staged is opening in the northern Italian town of Bolzano.
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Beckham to part fund Milan switch

Sunday, March 8th 2009, 21:14
related places: Milan

David Beckham has part funded the dual contract between AC Milan and LA Galaxy that allows him to play on in Italy.
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On the frontline

Saturday, March 7th 2009, 10:57

Italy's hardline immigration policies under fire
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Italy revives Sicily bridge plan

Friday, March 6th 2009, 15:56

Italy's government revives plans to build a controversial bridge to Sicily as part of a massive public works project.
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La Dolce Vita

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 9:51

A classic moment in Italian cinema reaches 50
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La Dolce Vita

Thursday, March 5th 2009, 9:51

A classic moment in Italian cinema reaches 50
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'Thou shalt not text' - Italian bishop issues Lent appeal

Wednesday, March 4th 2009, 14:45
related places: Modena

The archbishop of the Italian city of Modena wants young Catholics to give up text messaging for Lent.
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Italian MPs withhold fingerprints, for fear of having to vote

Monday, March 2nd 2009, 14:47

Italian MPs are offered coffee breaks in a bid to persuade them to use a new electronic fingerprint voting system.
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Live text - Six Nations

Saturday, February 28th 2009, 14:29
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Dublin

England face Ireland in Dublin after Scotland beat Italy.
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Death probe for coma-case father

Friday, February 27th 2009, 18:59

The father of an Italian woman who died after a right-to-die row is under investigation for murder, prosecutors say.
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Rome bans horse-drawn carriages from weekday streets

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 22:01
related places: Rome

Animal rights activists succeed in obtaining a ban on horse-drawn carriages in Rome's historic centre following several traffic accidents.
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Two navies 'thwart pirate raids'

Thursday, February 26th 2009, 12:35
related countries: China China

Ships from the Chinese and Danish navies prevent pirates from seizing cargo ships in two separate attacks, reports say.
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Man Utd tie in balance after draw

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 21:36

Manchester United and Inter Milan share a 0-0 draw in a lively Champions League clash in Italy.
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Man Utd tie in balance after draw

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 21:36

Manchester United and Inter Milan share a 0-0 draw in a lively Champions League clash in Italy.
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Italy and France pen nuclear deal

Tuesday, February 24th 2009, 15:52
related countries: France France
related places: Rome

Italy and France sign a nuclear co-operation agreement in Rome to revive nuclear power in Italy.
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Italian opposition elects leader

Saturday, February 21st 2009, 21:54

Italy's centre-left opposition party elects Dario Franceschini as its new leader, after Walter Veltroni stood down.
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Italy passes emergency rape law

Friday, February 20th 2009, 17:46

Italy rushes through a law on sexual violence and illegal immigration after a spate of rapes blamed on foreigners.
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Kidnapped nuns freed in Kenya

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 16:56
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Somalia Somalia

Two Italian nuns kidnapped in Kenya last November and held in Somalia have been freed, Italy's prime minister says.
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Kidnapped Italian nuns released

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 13:05
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Two Italian nuns kidnapped in Kenya last November have been freed, the Italian foreign ministry says.
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Italy migrant revolt sparks blaze

Thursday, February 19th 2009, 9:52
related places: Lampedusa

Immigrants set fire to their detention centre on the Italian island of Lampedusa after trying to escape, police say.
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Kaka urges Galaxy to sell Beckham

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 22:51

AC Milan star Kaka calls for the LA Galaxy to allow David Beckham his desired move to Italy.
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Italian opposition leader resigns

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 17:04

The leader of Italy's centre-left opposition, Walter Veltroni, resigns after a poor result in a key local election.
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UK lawyer guilty in bribery case

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 15:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK tax lawyer David Mills is found guilty of accepting a bribe from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
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Verdict due in Mills bribery case

Tuesday, February 17th 2009, 8:30
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A verdict is expected in the trial of British businessman David Mills, who is accused of taking bribes from Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi.
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Rome to dismantle illegal camps

Monday, February 16th 2009, 18:22
related places: Rome

The authorities in Rome begin dismantling illegal camps amid an outcry over three rapes last weekend blamed on immigrants.
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Live text - Inter Milan v AC Milan

Sunday, February 15th 2009, 18:57

Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan beat AC Milan 2-1 to take a nine-point lead in Serie A.
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Criminals in Italy make internet calls to avoid wiretaps

Saturday, February 14th 2009, 16:01

Investigators in Italy say more and more criminals are using the internet to make telephone calls to avoid wiretaps.
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Live text - Murray v Seppi

Thursday, February 12th 2009, 14:18

Andy Murray continues his quest for glory in Rotterdam as he faces Italian Andreas Seppi.
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