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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: Pope meets 'mini Francis' in Rome

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 2:32
related places: Rome

Pope Francis kisses a toddler dressed as a mini pope during a procession in Rome to celebrate the Carnival.
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Italian parliament backs new PM

Wednesday, February 26th 2014, 1:59

Italian PM Matteo Renzi wins a vote of confidence in the lower house of parliament, backing his government's programme of rapid reforms.
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The mountain Renzi must climb

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 0:47

The economic challenge facing Italy's new PM
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Italy's new PM vows radical reforms

Tuesday, February 25th 2014, 0:37

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi sets out a "bold vision" of reform hours before winning a crucial Senate vote of confidence in his new government.
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Can Italy's young political stars deliver?

Monday, February 24th 2014, 21:24

Is youngest ever government the solution to Italy's woes?
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Italian marines avoid piracy charge

Monday, February 24th 2014, 12:15
related countries: India India

India says it will not use the anti-piracy law, which carries the death penalty, to try two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen in 2012.
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Binned artwork claims 'exaggerated'

Sunday, February 23rd 2014, 11:14

The curator of an exhibition in Italy where artwork was mistakenly thrown away tells the BBC claims surrounding the incident are false.
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Pope Francis appoints new cardinals

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 16:16
related places: Rome

Pope Francis appoints 19 new cardinals at a ceremony in Rome - the first such appointments of his papacy.
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Italy 20-21 Scotland

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 15:22
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Rome

Duncan Weir's brilliant last-minute drop-goal gives Scotland the narrowest of victories against Italy in Rome.
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Vincent Nichols becomes a cardinal

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 12:37
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Rome

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales is created a cardinal at a ceremony in Rome.
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New Italian government sworn in

Saturday, February 22nd 2014, 12:31

A new Italian government led by centre-left politician Matteo Renzi is sworn in after promising quick action to tackle a stagnant economy.
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Italy's PM-in-waiting names cabinet

Friday, February 21st 2014, 19:08

Matteo Renzi formally accepts the mandate to lead a new Italian government, and names his new cabinet.
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Four win review of Italy deportation

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 22:21
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Four asylum seekers challenging deportation to Italy in line with EU rules have been backed by the UK Supreme Court.
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Scots to 'chuck everything at Italy'

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 22:13
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Rome

Captain Greig Laidlaw knows Italy will be tough but thinks a win in Rome can revive Scotland's Six Nations fortunes.
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Anti-elite MP Grillo lambasts Renzi

Wednesday, February 19th 2014, 15:56

The Italian comedian-turned-politician Beppe Grillo castigates PM-designate Matteo Renzi during televised talks.
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Ferrari profits hit new record

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 15:29
related places: Ferrari

Italian supercar and Formula 1 racing firm Ferrari posts record profits for 2013, despite selling fewer cars.
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Scots bring back Gray for Italy match

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 12:11
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Richie Gray returns to the Scotland starting XV for Saturday's Six Nations encounter away to Italy.
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Italy recalls envoy over India row

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 10:32
related countries: India India
related places: Delhi

Italy recalls its Delhi ambassador in a continuing dispute over two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen.
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Co-pilot hijacks Ethiopian plane

Monday, February 17th 2014, 21:51
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia
related places: Addis Ababa, Rome

The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines plane flying from Addis Ababa to Rome hijacks the aircraft and lands in Geneva to seek asylum, police say.
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Renzi asked to form Italy government

Monday, February 17th 2014, 18:51

Italy's president asks Matteo Renzi to form a new government, days after Mr Renzi triggered the ousting of Prime Minister Enrico Letta.
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Italians keen to gamble on unelected Matteo Renzi

Sunday, February 16th 2014, 15:15

Gavin Hewitt on untested politician set to become Italy PM
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VIDEO: Could this be Italy's youngest PM?

Saturday, February 15th 2014, 16:01

Florence mayor Matteo Renzi is expected to be offered the chance to become Italian prime minister, as talks begin on forming a new government.
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Italy tipped to have its youngest PM

Friday, February 14th 2014, 16:22
related places: Florence

The mayor of Florence, Matteo Renzi, is widely expected to be asked to form a new Italian government after the resignation of PM Enrico Letta.
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Italian PM Enrico Letta resigns

Friday, February 14th 2014, 12:48

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta submits his resignation after his centre-left Democratic Party call for a change in government.
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Italian PM 'torpedoed' by 'boundlessly ambitious' mayor

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 22:45
related places: Florence

How Italy's PM was toppled by the young mayor of Florence
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Italy PM's rival calls for change

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 17:00

Matteo Renzi, political rival of Italy's Prime Minister Enrico Letta, calls for a "new government" and asks his party for its support.
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Italy's PM faces leadership showdown

Thursday, February 13th 2014, 10:25

Italy's centre-left Prime Minister Enrico Letta faces a crisis meeting amid speculation that the party leader Matteo Renzi wants to take his job.
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Italy overturns strict cannabis law

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 17:57

Italy's constitutional court overturns a law equating the possession of cannabis to class A narcotics, which has been blamed for prison overcrowding.
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Italy PM fights for political future

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 17:03

Italian PM Enrico Letta holds talks with party leader Matteo Renzi amid speculation that he is about to be replaced by his younger rival.
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Cyberbullying suicide shocks Italy

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 16:36

MPs in Italy call for action against cyberbullying after a girl of 14, subjected to online abuse, kills herself in a north-eastern town.
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VIDEO: Mafia drug raids in US and Italy

Wednesday, February 12th 2014, 4:51
related countries: United States United States

Police in the US and Italy say they have arrested 26 people in simultaneous raids against a new mafia-operated drug trafficking route.
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US-Italian mafia raids catch 26

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 10:48
related countries: United States United States

Police have arrested 26 suspected mafia members in the US and Italy in a joint operation targeting a new drug trafficking route.
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Berlusconi in Italy bribery trial

Tuesday, February 11th 2014, 10:43

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi goes on trial for allegedly bribing a senator in 2006 to join his party.
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Italy warns India over marines trial

Monday, February 10th 2014, 13:28
related countries: India India

Italy reacts angrily to an Indian decision to try two Italian marines, accused of killing two fishermen, under an anti-piracy law.
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VIDEO: Italian avalanche caught on camera

Monday, February 10th 2014, 2:37

An avalanche has been caught on camera in northern Italy after recent record snowfalls.
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Geox boss: 'Nobody believed in me'

Monday, February 10th 2014, 0:18

Italian boss disproved the doubters and made a fortune
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France 30-10 Italy

Sunday, February 9th 2014, 17:09
related countries: France France
related places: Paris

France score three tries to beat an obstinate Italy and maintain their 100% start to the Six Nations with a second home win.
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Worker dies at World Cup stadium

Friday, February 7th 2014, 20:52
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A construction worker dies in an accident at the Manaus stadium, where England and Italy are due to play their opening World Cup match.
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VIDEO: Record snowfall turns village white

Friday, February 7th 2014, 18:58

Record snowfall in the north of Italy has left some people trapped in their homes.
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VIDEO: 1,123 inflatable boat migrants rescued

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 20:36

Italy's navy has rescued 1,123 people from inflatable boats in the space of 24 hours, authorities said as footage was released showing the extent of the operation.
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Hundreds rescued by Italian navy

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 15:59
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Lampedusa

Italy's navy rescues 1,123 people from inflatable boats south-east of Lampedusa in one day, while seven migrants drown trying to reach Spain.
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Brazilian banker arrested in Italy

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 9:52
related countries: Botswana Botswana

Italian police arrest the former director of Banco do Brasil, Henrique Pizzolato, who fled Brazil after being sentenced to a jail term for corruption.
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Steve Coogan meets Pope Francis

Thursday, February 6th 2014, 8:58
related places: Rome

Actor Steve Coogan and Philomena Lee, whose story inspired the Oscar-nominated film Philomena, meet Pope Francis in Rome.
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Bionic hand allows patient to 'feel'

Wednesday, February 5th 2014, 19:46
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Scientists create a bionic hand which allows the amputee to feel lifelike sensations from their fingers.
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Italy migrant increase 'incessant'

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 22:43

More than 2,000 migrants landed on Italian shores in January, a tenfold increase on the same month last year, official figures show.
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Queen to meet Pope Francis in Rome

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 12:24
related places: Rome

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are to visit Rome for an audience with Pope Francis, Buckingham Palace says.
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Muti to conduct in Chicago until 2020

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 11:43

Italian conductor Riccardo Muti extends his contract as musical director at the Chicago Symphony Orchestra until at least 2020.
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Italian mafia clan boss arrested

Tuesday, February 4th 2014, 11:07
related places: Naples

Police in Naples detain Camorra clan boss Mariano Riccio, aged 23 and described as one of the 100 most wanted men in Italy.
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Kercher judge under investigation

Monday, February 3rd 2014, 23:00

The judge who reinstated the murder convictions of Amanda Knox and Rafaelle Sollecito could face disciplinary action for talking to the Italian press.
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Gatland 'satisfied' with tough win

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 18:07
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Wales coach Warren Gatland says a battling win over Italy was a good way to start their Six Nations defence.
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Wales 23-15 Italy

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 16:16

Wales hold on to beat Italy 23-15 in the opening match of the 2014 Six Nations in Cardiff.
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Bad weather batters Europe

Saturday, February 1st 2014, 0:35
related countries: France France

Areas of Italy and France are on flood alert and Serbian motorists get stuck in snow, as bad weather brings chaos to parts of Europe.
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Kercher convict found near border

Friday, January 31st 2014, 21:23
related countries: Austria Austria

Italian police find Raffaele Sollecito near the Austrian border after a court reinstated his guilty verdict for killing Briton Meredith Kercher.
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Osvaldo completes Juventus loan move

Friday, January 31st 2014, 18:21

Southampton's record signing Dani Osvaldo joins Serie A leaders Juventus on loan until the end of the season.
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Blood-soaked papal relic found

Friday, January 31st 2014, 15:04

Italian police recover most of a piece of cloth stained with the blood of Pope John Paul ll after it was stolen from a church in the Abruzzo region.
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Knox 'frightened' by murder ruling

Friday, January 31st 2014, 9:20
related countries: United States United States

US student Amanda Knox says she is "frightened and saddened" after a court in Italy reinstated her guilty verdict for the murder of Briton Meredith Kercher.
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