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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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Greek Church acts on crucifix ban

Thursday, November 12th 2009, 23:17
related countries: Greece Greece

The Greek Orthodox Church urges Christians across Europe to unite against a ban on crucifixes in classrooms in Italy.
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Hi-tech holy water dispensers all the rage amid swine flu fears

Wednesday, November 11th 2009, 22:16

Catholic churches in Italy install automatic holy water dispensers to reduce the risk of spreading swine flu.
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Anglicans welcome offer from Rome

Tuesday, November 10th 2009, 10:16
related places: Rome

The Vatican publishes details of its plan to ease conversion for Anglican clergy unhappy about the ordination of women bishops.
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Camorra boss arrested in Naples

Saturday, November 7th 2009, 22:10
related places: Naples

Italian police arrest influential mafia boss Luigi Esposito - the latest in a string of Camorra bosses held recently.
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CIA agents guilty of Italy kidnap

Wednesday, November 4th 2009, 19:31
related countries: Egypt Egypt

An Italian judge convicts 23 Americans and two Italian secret agents over the CIA kidnap of an Egyptian cleric in 2003.
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Italy school crucifixes 'barred'

Tuesday, November 3rd 2009, 22:47

Europe's human rights court rules against hanging crucifixes in Italy's classrooms, saying it violates parents' rights.
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Iraq signs new overseas oil deal

Monday, November 2nd 2009, 13:22
related countries: Iraq Iraq

Iraq's oil ministry signs an agreement with a consortium led by the Italian firm, ENI, to develop the Zubair oilfield.
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Red Brigades woman kills herself

Sunday, November 1st 2009, 22:14
related places: Rome

A convicted member of the radical left-wing Red Brigades group commits suicide in a Rome jail, officials say.
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Italy raid nets two mafia bosses

Sunday, November 1st 2009, 15:14
related places: Naples

Italian police arrest two more suspected mafia bosses, a day after seizing their brother near Naples.
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Mafia boss seized in farm raid

Saturday, October 31st 2009, 16:16
related places: Naples

A boss of Italy's Naples-based mafia, the Camorra, is arrested on a chicken farm after nearly 15 years on the run.
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Sick Berlusconi to miss EU summit

Tuesday, October 27th 2009, 18:11
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi has scarlet fever and will miss this week's EU summit in Brussels, his foreign minister says.
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Berlusconi faces early tax trial

Monday, October 26th 2009, 19:22

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi is to go back on trial for tax fraud now that his immunity from prosecution has been lifted.
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Beckham deal agreed, claim Milan

Monday, October 26th 2009, 14:01
related places: Milan

David Beckham will definitely rejoin AC Milan on loan in January, according to the Italian club's chief executive Adriano Galliani.
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Probe into 'Kill Berlusconi' call

Thursday, October 22nd 2009, 13:07

Italian prosecutors launch an investigation, accusing a Facebook group, "Let's kill Berlusconi", of inciting hatred.
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Uproar at Berlusconi 'sexist' jibe

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 19:40

Nearly 100,000 Italian women sign a petition over a remark by Silvio Berlusconi to a female politician on live television.
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Rome rules on admitting Anglicans

Tuesday, October 20th 2009, 15:44

Anglicans can join the Roman Catholic Church while maintaining a distinct religious identity, under changes announced by the Pope.
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Learning again

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 23:46

Quake-hit pupils in Italy rebuild their education
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