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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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German 'luxury bishop' meets Pope

Monday, October 21st 2013, 17:49
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Rome

A German Roman Catholic bishop who is under fire over alleged lavish spending meets Pope Francis in Rome.
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'Secret burial' for Nazi Priebke

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 23:58
related places: Rome

Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke, who died under house arrest in Rome last week, is to be buried in a secret location, his lawyer says.
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Italy stun England before World Cup

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 18:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England suffer a shock defeat by Italy only one week before the start of the Rugby League World Cup.
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Two-year office ban for Berlusconi

Saturday, October 19th 2013, 10:58
related places: Milan

A Milan court bans Italy's ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from holding public office for two years, following his conviction for tax fraud.
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VIDEO: Sky patrol over the Mediterranean

Friday, October 18th 2013, 23:47

Following the deaths of hundreds of migrants in the Mediterranean, the Italian navy will be deploying in greater strength in an effort to save more lives.
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Venezuela denies Missoni reports

Friday, October 18th 2013, 22:11
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela denies reports that the body of Italian fashion heir Vittorio Missoni has been retrieved from the Caribbean nine months after a plane crash.
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VIDEO: The hunt for migrants off Lampedusa

Friday, October 18th 2013, 5:19
related places: Lampedusa

More migrants have been rescued from the Mediterranean Sea inn two separate operations. It comes as Italy has increased the size and scale of monitoring missions.
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Nazi Priebke's family seeks his body

Thursday, October 17th 2013, 22:22
related places: Rome

The family of Erich Priebke, a Nazi war criminal who died under house arrest in Rome last week aged 100, demands the return of his body.
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Nazi's body moved to Italian airport

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 20:52
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Rome

The body of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke is taken to a Rome airport after his funeral was called off, amid reports it could be sent to Germany.
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VIDEO: Small town helping boat survivors

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 15:23
related places: Lampedusa

The Italian island of Lampedusa has been swamped with new arrivals but the community is still coming to terms with the deaths of more than 350 migrants in a shipwreck off its coast earlier this month.
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VIDEO: Protests at Nazi war criminal funeral

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 6:40

The funeral service for a Nazi war criminal in Italy was called off after protesters surrounded the hearse.
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Indonesia trio buy Inter Milan stake

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 3:48

Italian football club Inter Milan becomes the latest European club to be taken over by foreign investors.
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Nazi funeral halted amid protests

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 1:21

The funeral in Italy for convicted Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke is halted as hundreds of protesters clash with far-right supporters.
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VIDEO: Nazi funeral stopped amid protests

Wednesday, October 16th 2013, 1:11

A funeral service in Italy for the Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke has been called off after angry protests broke out.
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Sicily declares migrant emergency

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 19:42
related places: Lampedusa

Sicily's governor declares a state of emergency over the large numbers of migrants it is dealing with, as the Italian navy says it has rescued almost 400.
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VIDEO: 'Mother ship' captured off Sardinia

Tuesday, October 15th 2013, 19:11

The Italian authorities have intercepted what they are calling a "mother ship" full of migrants in international waters off the island of Sardinia.
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Italy steps up migrant boat patrols

Monday, October 14th 2013, 15:44

Italy says it is stepping up sea and air patrols in the southern Mediterranean following the deaths of hundreds of migrants sailing from North Africa.
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German 'luxury bishop' in Pope plea

Monday, October 14th 2013, 12:56
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Rome

A German Roman Catholic bishop accused of lavish spending flies to Rome for talks at the Vatican about whether he can stay in office.
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VIDEO: Venice flood barriers tested

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 23:38
related places: Venice

Mobile flood barriers designed to protect the Italian city of Venice from flooding during high tides have been tested for the first time.
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Venice flood barriers pass test

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 18:12
related places: Venice

Barriers designed to protect the Italian city of Venice from flooding during high tides pass their first public test.
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Argentina shuns war criminal's body

Saturday, October 12th 2013, 4:03
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentina says it will not accept the body of convicted Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke, who died in Italy on Friday aged 100.
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Many dead as migrant boat capsizes

Friday, October 11th 2013, 22:07
related places: Lampedusa

At least 27 people died when a boat carrying more than 200 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean, Malta's prime minister confirms.
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Alitalia rescued by financing deal

Friday, October 11th 2013, 19:25

The board of Alitalia has approved a rescue package including a big contribution from the Italian postal service.
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VIDEO: Syria to Lampedusa 'like a death trip'

Friday, October 11th 2013, 15:21
related countries: Syria Syria
related places: Lampedusa

A mother-of-four has told the BBC's Matthew Price about her harrowing journey from Syria to Lampedusa, Italy, on a boat carrying migrants, which sank off the coast, with the loss of at least 300 lives.
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Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke dies

Friday, October 11th 2013, 14:30

Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke, who was serving a life sentence for his role in a WWII massacre, dies in Italy aged 100, his lawyer says.
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VIDEO: Inside 'eerie' migrant boat graveyard

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 23:43

As Italian divers finish searching a boat that sank carrying migrants from Africa, the BBC's Matthew Price says there remain 'vivid symbols of the desperation' that migrants were prepared to go to.
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Alitalia to get aid from post office

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 22:43

The debt-ridden Italian airline Alitalia is to receive a capital injection from Italy's state-owned post office, as it tries to avoid bankruptcy.
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Thursday, October 10th 2013, 21:54

Italian divers say they have finished searching a boat that sank carrying migrants from Africa as the death toll from the accident reaches 311.
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Night of the 'tsunami'

Thursday, October 10th 2013, 8:02

The Italian village wiped out by a wave
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State funeral for Italy migrants

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 18:41
related places: Lampedusa

Italy's prime minister announces a state funeral for the hundreds of migrants who died after their boat capsized off Lampedusa last week.
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Fuel supply warning for Alitalia

Wednesday, October 9th 2013, 12:02

Italian oil firm ENI may cut Alitalia's fuel supply on Saturday unless the airline secures ongoing financing.
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Concordia: Indian's remains 'found'

Tuesday, October 8th 2013, 13:52
related countries: India India

Divers searching the wreck of the Costa Concordia off Italy find what they believe to be the remains of Russel Rebello, an Indian waiter listed as missing.
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Lampedusa death toll climbs to 232

Monday, October 7th 2013, 22:05
related places: Lampedusa

Italian divers "unpack a wall of people" from the sunken hull of a boat carrying African migrants that sank off Lampedusa island on Thursday.
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VIDEO: Lampedusa divers recover dozens of bodies

Monday, October 7th 2013, 6:20
related places: Lampedusa

Divers have recovered 83 bodies from the wreck of the boat carrying African migrants to the Italian island of Lampedusa.
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Italy divers recover migrant bodies

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 23:20
related places: Lampedusa

Divers in Italy recover the bodies of dozens more African migrants who drowned after their boat sank off the island of Lampedusa.
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VIDEO: Italy divers recover 70 bodies

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 21:05
related places: Lampedusa

Divers have recovered 70 more bodies from the sea, where a ship carrying African migrants sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa on Thursday, bringing the official death toll to 181.
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Italian director Carlo Lizzani dies

Sunday, October 6th 2013, 10:09
related places: Rome

Police investigate a suspected suicide after 91-year-old film director Carlo Lizzani falls from a balcony at his house in Rome, local reports say.
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VIDEO: Fire panic 'caused Italy sinking'

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 21:11
related places: Lampedusa

A migrant boat off the coast of Lampedusa sank after a blanket was set ablaze in the hope of attracting help, survivors have told the BBC.
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Row over Italy migrant boat deaths

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 15:23
related places: Lampedusa

Italy's coast guard denies that it was slow to respond to the sinking of a boat carrying African migrants off the island of Lampedusa on Thursday.
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Aerial search at Italy sunken boat

Saturday, October 5th 2013, 12:46
related places: Lampedusa

Italy's coastguard uses planes and helicopters to spot migrants' bodies around the boat which sank off the island of Lampedusa on Thursday.
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Friday, October 4th 2013, 22:14
related places: Lampedusa

Rough seas force Italian rescuers to postpone their search for hundreds of migrants still missing after their boat sank off Lampedusa.
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Senate moves to expel Berlusconi

Friday, October 4th 2013, 15:07

A cross-party panel of the Italian Senate recommends the expulsion from the chamber of Silvio Berlusconi over his conviction for tax fraud.
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VIDEO: Dozens die as migrant boat sinks

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 21:48
related places: Lampedusa

At least 130 people have been killed after a boat carrying as many as 500 migrants from Africa sank off the Italian island of Lampedusa.
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Hundreds feared dead from Italy boat

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 18:32

At least 130 African migrants die and many more are missing as a boat carrying them to Europe sinks off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa.
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Costa Concordia divers find remains

Thursday, October 3rd 2013, 8:28

Divers scouring the site of the Costa Concordia wreck off the coast of Italy have recovered what could be more human remains, officials say.
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Letta wins after Berlusconi U-turn

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 18:47

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta wins a Senate confidence vote after a last-minute U-turn in his favour by former PM Silvio Berlusconi.
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Italy PM Letta faces confidence vote

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 11:15

Italy's PM Enrico Letta addresses parliament ahead of a crucial vote of confidence, saying defeat could be fatal for the country.
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VIDEO: Italian PM faces confidence vote

Wednesday, October 2nd 2013, 6:40

Italy's parliament is due to hold a vote of confidence in the governing coalition, with an attempt to topple PM Enrico Letta appearing to falter.
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Allies defy Berlusconi on key vote

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 17:08

Leading figures in Silvio Berlusconi's own party defy him by calling on MPs to back the Italian coalition government in a confidence vote.
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US shares hit by shutdown threat

Tuesday, October 1st 2013, 1:27

Markets are slightly rattled by the threat of a US government shutdown, closing down for the day.
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Kercher judge orders new DNA test

Monday, September 30th 2013, 20:07

The Italian judge hearing the retrial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of Briton Meredith Kercher has ordered a new DNA test on a knife allegedly used in the killing.
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VIDEO: Italian PM calls confidence vote

Monday, September 30th 2013, 15:39

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta says he will call a vote of confidence in parliament on Wednesday, in an attempt to avoid fresh elections, following the collapse of his governing coalition.
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Italy PM Letta struggles for support

Monday, September 30th 2013, 14:06

Italy's Prime Minister Enrico Letta is battling to rescue his coalition after ministers loyal to ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi pulled out.
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Kercher murder retrial open in Italy

Monday, September 30th 2013, 11:47
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

The retrial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito over the 2007 murder of Briton Meredith Kercher opens in Italy, with the suspects not expected to attend.
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