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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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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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Boulder smashes through Italian farm

Friday, January 31st 2014, 7:48

Dramatic pictures are released showing the destruction wrought by a huge boulder that smashed through a farm in northern Italy after being dislodged by a landslide.
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Knox and Sollecito guilty of murder

Friday, January 31st 2014, 3:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An court in Italy reinstates the guilty verdicts against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
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VIDEO: Guilty verdicts in Kercher case

Friday, January 31st 2014, 0:18

An Italian court has reinstated the murder convictions of Amanda Knox and Rafaelle Sollecito for the death of Meredith Kercher in 2007.
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Pope John Paul ll relic case found

Thursday, January 30th 2014, 20:21

Italian police hunting for a relic linked to John Paul ll recover a glass case, officials say, but a cloth stained with his blood is still missing.
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Warburton on bench against Italy

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 10:58
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Alun Wyn Jones leads Wales in Saturday's Six Nations opener against Italy with regular captain Sam Warburton named on the bench.
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VIDEO: Pope John Paul II relic stolen

Tuesday, January 28th 2014, 3:07

Italian police are hunting for a stolen holy relic that contains the blood of Pope John Paul II.
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Pope John Paul ll relic stolen

Monday, January 27th 2014, 12:58

Italian police are hunting for a stolen holy relic that contains the blood of the late Pope John Paul ll.
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Chelsea's Essien joins AC Milan

Monday, January 27th 2014, 12:39

Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien secures a move to Italian side AC Milan and will be officially unveiled on Tuesday.
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Hollande meets Pope Francis in Rome

Friday, January 24th 2014, 13:11
related countries: France France
related places: Rome

French President Francois Hollande meets Pope Francis on his first foreign trip since reports of his alleged affair with an actress.
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Berlusconi 'witness tampering' probe

Thursday, January 23rd 2014, 13:13

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is to be investigated for alleged witness-tampering in an underage prostitution trial.
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Ninety arrests in anti-mafia raids

Wednesday, January 22nd 2014, 14:34
related places: Florence, Rome

Italian police make 90 arrests in major anti-Camorra crime group raids in Rome, Naples and Florence.
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Vatican cleric 'laundered millions'

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 17:56

A senior Italian cleric, already on trial over fraud claims, has also been charged with laundering millions through the Vatican bank, police say.
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Barack Obama to meet Pope Francis

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 16:00
related countries: Belgium Belgium, United States United States
related places: March

US President Barack Obama will visit Pope Francis and Italian, Belgian, EU and Nato leaders on a three-country European tour in March, officials say.
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VIDEO: Claudio Abbado dies at age of 80

Tuesday, January 21st 2014, 0:07
related places: La Scala

Italian conductor Claudio Abbado, former musical director of La Scala, has died at the age of 80, after a long illness.
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Italian conductor Abbado dies at 80

Monday, January 20th 2014, 15:56
related places: La Scala

Italian conductor Claudio Abbado, former musical director of La Scala, dies aged 80.
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VIDEO: Conductor Claudio Abbado dies

Monday, January 20th 2014, 13:12
related places: La Scala

The Italian conductor Claudio Abbado, former musical director of La Scala, dies at the age of 80.
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Berlusconi makes political comeback

Sunday, January 19th 2014, 17:09

Italy's controversial ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi returns to the centre of the political stage, striking a reform deal with a centre-left rival.
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Nun in Italy 'unaware of pregnancy'

Friday, January 17th 2014, 20:15
related places: Rieti

A nun who has given birth to a baby boy in the central Italian city of Rieti, says she had no idea she was pregnant, local media report.
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