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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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VIDEO: Migrant ship arrives in Italy port

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 23:22
related places: Corigliano Calabro

A ship carrying 360 migrants, which was abandoned by its crew off Italy, arrives at the port of Corigliano Calabro.
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VIDEO: Abandoned migrant ship reaches Italy

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 22:31
related places: Corigliano Calabro

A ship abandoned by its crew off Italy with 360 migrants on board has arrived at the Italian port of Corigliano Calabro, the coastguard says.
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VIDEO: Italian navy boards migrant ship

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 14:04

The Italian coastguard has taken control of a merchant ship carrying more than 400 migrants that is adrift in the Mediterranean without any crew on board.
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Rome police 'sick' on New Year's Eve

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 13:07

More than 80% of the city's police officers who were due to work on New Year's Eve didn't turn up.
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VIDEO: Italian Navy reaches migrant ship

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 10:43

Italian authorities say they have taken control of a ship carrying 450 migrants that was abandoned by its crew off the coast of Italy.
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VIDEO: Migrant ship drifting off Italy

Friday, January 2nd 2015, 6:10

The Italian coastguard is co-ordinating a rescue operation for a merchant ship adrift off the south-east coast of Italy with at least 400 migrants on board.
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Palestinians sign up to join ICC

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 21:40

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas signs the Rome Statute in a bid to join the International Criminal Court, prompting objections from Israel.
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Migrant freighter docks in Italy

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 11:54
related countries: Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia, Syria Syria

A cargo ship said to be carrying 700 clandestine migrants docks in the Italian port of Gallipoli under coastguard control after the crew abandoned ship.
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Marciello named Sauber reserve

Wednesday, December 31st 2014, 11:28

Italian Raffaele Marciello is named as Sauber's test and reserve driver for the 2015 Formula 1 season.
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Confusion over ferry fire survivors

Tuesday, December 30th 2014, 4:43

Italian officials say they are not certain how many people are still missing from a stricken ferry off Corfu, with all those on board now evacuated.
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Italy ferry death toll rises to 10

Monday, December 29th 2014, 20:17

Italian officials confirm 10 people have died after a fire on the Norman Atlantic ferry off Corfu, amid uncertainty over the number still missing.
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VIDEO: Ferry passengers led to safety

Monday, December 29th 2014, 18:56
related countries: Greece Greece

All remaining passengers have been rescued from an Italian ferry which caught fire off the Greek island of Corfu, officials have said.
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Five dead in Italian ferry blaze

Monday, December 29th 2014, 12:43

Five people have died and over 50 are still waiting to be rescued after a blaze on an Italian ferry off the Greek island of Corfu, officials say.
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VIDEO: Smoke hampers ferry rescue effort

Monday, December 29th 2014, 8:06

Rescuers have spent the night battling smoke and gale-force winds to try to save more than 250 passengers trapped on a burning Italian ferry in the Adriatic Sea.
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Italy steps in to save steel plant

Wednesday, December 24th 2014, 17:28

The Italian government intervenes in the management of the Ilva steel plant, in an attempt to reform the beleaguered business.
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Tripadvisor fined by Italy regulator

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 22:38

Italy's competition watchdog fines travel website Tripadvisor €500,000 (£392,000) for publishing misleading information in its reviews.
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Juventus 2-2 Napoli (5-6 on pens)

Monday, December 22nd 2014, 20:52
related countries: Qatar Qatar
related places: Doha, Napoli

Napoli bring an end to Juventus's dominance of the Italian Super Cup with a sudden-death penalty shootout win in Doha.
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VIDEO: Tremors endanger Michelangelo's David

Sunday, December 21st 2014, 6:40

The Italian government is to spend around €200,000 (£156,000) on a new plinth for Michaelangelo's David to protect the statue from earth tremors.
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Morricone regrets Eastwood rejection

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 17:03

Renowned Italian film composer Ennio Morricone tells the BBC's Will Gompertz that he regrets turning down the chance to compose music for Clint Eastwood.
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Italian film star Lisi dies aged 78

Thursday, December 18th 2014, 14:44

Italian screen actress Virna Lisi, famed in the 1960s for appearing opposite stars including Frank Sinatra, dies at the age of 78.
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Couples tango for Pope in Rome

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 16:07
related places: Rome

Hundreds of couples dance a mass tango in Rome's St Peter's Square in honour of Pope Francis' 78th birthday.
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VIDEO: Mass tango for Pope's birthday

Wednesday, December 17th 2014, 14:25
related places: Rome

Hundreds of mainly elderly couples have performed a Tango in St Peter's Square in Rome to mark the seventy-eighth birthday of Pope Francis.
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Italy marines' travel appeals denied

Tuesday, December 16th 2014, 10:40
related countries: India India

India's Supreme Court denies travel appeals of the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012.
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Rome's 2024 Olympic bid confirmed

Monday, December 15th 2014, 13:26
related places: Rome

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi confirms that Rome will enter a bid to host the 2024 summer Olympic Games.
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Russia and US discuss Middle East

Sunday, December 14th 2014, 22:41
related countries: Israel Israel, Russia Russia, United States United States
related places: Rome

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in Rome on the eve of talks with the Israeli prime minister.
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Pope declines Dalai Lama meeting

Friday, December 12th 2014, 21:17
related countries: China China
related places: Rome

Pope Francis declines to meet exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in Rome, as the Vatican seeks to improve ties with China.
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Langridge & Ellis win Italian title

Friday, December 12th 2014, 17:42
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's Chris Langridge and Marcus Ellis win badminton men's doubles at the Italian International to claim their first title.
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Italy strikes over labour reforms

Friday, December 12th 2014, 17:08

A general strike halts transport and other public services across Italy, in a challenge to Prime Minister Renzi's labour market reforms.
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Renzi in fight against job barriers

Friday, December 12th 2014, 1:54

Italian push for flexible labour market triggers backlash
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Scuffles over cuts outside La Scala

Monday, December 8th 2014, 3:21
related places: La Scala, Milan

Protesters rallied near Italy's famous La Scala opera house in Milan to demonstrate against labour market reforms and austerity measures.
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Migrants die in Mediterranean boat

Friday, December 5th 2014, 13:37

Seventeen migrants have died while attempting to cross the Mediterranean in a small inflatable boat, the Italian navy says.
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Record £30m sale for Turner artwork

Thursday, December 4th 2014, 1:50
related places: Rome

Turner's Rome, From Mount Aventine sells at Sotheby's for £30.3m - the highest amount ever paid for a work by the artist.
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'No evidence' flu drug caused deaths

Wednesday, December 3rd 2014, 18:37
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

A flu vaccine made by Swiss firm Novartis has been ruled safe, after it was suspended by Italy over safety concerns.
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Rome ex-mayor probed in Mafia case

Tuesday, December 2nd 2014, 13:58
related places: Rome

Italian police arrest 37 people and search the home of Rome's former mayor Gianni Alemanno in a major anti-Mafia operation.
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Italy suspends flu drug over deaths

Friday, November 28th 2014, 10:41
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Italy suspends the use of two batches of a flu vaccine made by Swiss firm Novartis after four people died within 48 hours of receiving the drug.
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VIDEO: African-European talks on migration

Friday, November 28th 2014, 8:13
related places: Rome

European and African ministers have been meeting in Rome to discuss ways to deal with heavy migration between the two continents.
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Italian doctor catches Ebola virus

Monday, November 24th 2014, 16:46
related countries: Sierra Leone Sierra Leone
related places: Rome

An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola while working for a charity in Sierra Leone is being flown back to Rome for treatment, officials say.
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VIDEO: First Italian woman arrives at ISS

Monday, November 24th 2014, 6:50

Italy's first female astronaut has arrived at the International Space Station.
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Venice considers wheeled luggage ban

Friday, November 21st 2014, 17:42
related places: Venice

The Italian city of Venice is considering a ban on noisy wheeled suitcases amid concerns they are keeping locals awake at night.
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Vettel joins Ferrari as Alonso exits

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 10:03
related places: Ferrari

Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel joins Ferrari on a three-year deal as Fernando Alonso leaves the Italian team.
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VIDEO: Catholics 'de-baptise' to hit Vatican

Thursday, November 20th 2014, 6:44

Relations between the Church and State have always been a thorny issue in Italian politics - and they have not got any easier during the economic slowdown.
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Jobs saved at Rome's opera house

Wednesday, November 19th 2014, 14:09
related places: Opera, Rome

Rome's troubled Opera house announces nearly 200 jobs have been saved after it signed a deal with trade unions.
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Uefa charges Croatia and Italy

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 21:59

Uefa starts disciplinary action against Croatia and Italy following trouble during the Euro 2016 qualifier between the sides.
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Italian police film mafia initiation

Tuesday, November 18th 2014, 16:11

Anti-mafia police reveal unprecedented footage of a mafia initiation as they arrest 40 people in raids in northern Italy.
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VIDEO: Mudslide kills teenager and grandfather

Monday, November 17th 2014, 18:22

A teenager and her grandfather have been killed by a mudslide in northern Italy.
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Mudslides hit Switzerland and Italy

Monday, November 17th 2014, 4:42
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

At least four people are killed when landslides engulf homes in southern Switzerland and northern Italy following days of torrential rain.
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VIDEO: Fatal landslides as storms hit Europe

Monday, November 17th 2014, 3:38
related countries: Switzerland Switzerland

Storms and heavy rains batter parts of Italy and Switzerland, causing a number of fatalities.
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Italy 1-1 Croatia

Sunday, November 16th 2014, 22:53
related countries: Croatia Croatia

Flares and crowd disturbances force stoppages in play during Sunday's Euro 2016 qualifier between Italy and Croatia.
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VIDEO: Hunt for needle in haystack 'is art'

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 18:30
related countries: France France, Japan Japan
related places: Loisy, Paris, Tokyo

Palais de Tokyo director Jean de Loisy explains why Italian performance artist Sven Sachsalber is trying to find a needle in a pile of hay in a contemporary art gallery in Paris.
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Artist hunting needle in haystack

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 11:28
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

The Italian artist Sven Sachsalber is spending 48 hours searching for a needle in a pile of hay at a museum in Paris.
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Italian Eurosceptic seeks euro vote

Thursday, November 13th 2014, 9:43

Eurosceptic Grillo seeks anti-euro referendum
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L'Aquila quake verdicts quashed

Monday, November 10th 2014, 20:24

A group of Italian scientists convicted of manslaughter for failing to predict a deadly earthquake in 2009 have had the verdict quashed.
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VIDEO: Twin waterspouts form off Liguria

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 10:14

Footage has emerged of the moment two waterspouts appeared simultaneously off the coast of Liguria, Italy,
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Saving one of Italy's oldest cities from crumbling away

Sunday, November 9th 2014, 0:53

Can one of Italy's oldest cities be saved?
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VIDEO: Firecrackers thrown in Naples protest

Saturday, November 8th 2014, 16:54
related places: Naples

Five policemen and a cameraman were injured when demonstrators and officers clashed during a protest in Naples, Italy, on Saturday.
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Sexism row over Italy ice cream photo

Thursday, November 6th 2014, 14:32

Sexism row over Italian minister photo
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EU's Juncker attacks PMs' behaviour

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 21:02
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker criticises British and Italian leaders for their behaviour after a meeting last month.
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Famous Libya statue disappears

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 18:36
related countries: Libya Libya
related places: Tripoli

An iconic Italian-era statue of a naked woman caressing a gazelle mysteriously disappears from a famous roundabout in Libya's capital, Tripoli.
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VIDEO: Could gladiators return to Rome?

Tuesday, November 4th 2014, 10:21
related places: Rome

The authorities in Rome are considering rebuilding the famous arena inside the city's Colosseum.
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