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Italy arrests over migrant contracts

Thursday, June 4th 2015, 12:51

Police in Italy arrest 44 people over the rigging of public contracts to run migrant reception centres in a new chapter of a mafia investigation.
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Italy vote threatens Renzi reforms

Monday, June 1st 2015, 9:14

Results from Italy's local elections show right-wing gains and some erosion of support for Matteo Renzi's ruling centre-left.
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Berlusconi backs wrong candidate

Saturday, May 30th 2015, 16:26

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi accidentally lends his support to one of his opponents after turning up at the wrong rally.
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Italy rescues 3,300 boat migrants

Friday, May 29th 2015, 21:16

Italy rescued a total of more than 3,300 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean on Friday, the country's coastguard says.
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Lamborghini confirms SUV launch

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 21:47

Sports car maker Lamborghini confirms the launch of an SUV and signs a deal to build the car in Italy.
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Balotelli 'staying at Liverpool'

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 17:50

Liverpool's Italy striker Mario Balotelli will not be leaving the Anfield club this summer, according to his agent.
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EU states 'must take 40,000 migrants'

Wednesday, May 27th 2015, 14:13
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea, Greece Greece, Syria Syria

The European Commission urges EU states to take in 40,000 asylum seekers from Syria and Eritrea who land in Italy and Greece in the next two years.
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UK 'will not accept migrant quotas'

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 19:06
related countries: Greece Greece, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The UK will not be part of any EU plan to relocate thousands of African migrants currently in Italy and Greece, the international development secretary says.
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Runaway mafia boss held in Brazil

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 17:54
related countries: Brazil Brazil

An Italian organised crime boss convicted for more than 20 murders has been caught in Brazil after 31 years on the run.
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VIDEO: Stolen art returns home to Rome

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 14:15
related countries: United States United States
related places: Rome

The United States returns Italian antiquities, stolen in past decades and recovered in the US, to Italy.
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Real Madrid close on Benitez as boss

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 8:41
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Napoli

Napoli boss Rafael Benitez is expected to be appointed Real Madrid manager after the Italian season finishes on Sunday.
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VIDEO: Italy chefs attempt biggest tiramisu

Tuesday, May 26th 2015, 6:01

The largest ever tiramisu is under construction in the northern Italian town of Gemona.
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Lazio 1-2 Roma

Monday, May 25th 2015, 18:16
related places: Roma

Roma seal a spot in next season's Champions League thanks to Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa's late winner in the Rome derby.
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Sweden scoops Eurovision 2015 crown

Sunday, May 24th 2015, 0:51
related countries: Austria Austria, Sweden Sweden
related places: Vienna

Swedish singer Mans Zelmerlow triumphs at this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, beating Russia's Polina Gagarina.
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Kenyans flock to nun's beatification

Saturday, May 23rd 2015, 14:09
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nyeri

Tens of thousands of Catholic pilgrims attend the beatification in Kenya of Italian-born nun Irene Stefani, taking her a step closer to sainthood.
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Italy alarmed by Tunis migrant suspect

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 12:55
related countries: Tunisia Tunisia
related places: Tunis

Italy alarmed by terror suspect who arrived by migrant boat
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Maldini starts Miami football team

Thursday, May 21st 2015, 8:18
related countries: United States United States
related places: Miami

Italy legend Paolo Maldini will rival David Beckham in Miami after launching a new team to play in the North American Soccer League.
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Arrest over Tunisia museum attack

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 16:29
related countries: Morocco Morocco, Tunisia Tunisia

Italian police arrest a Moroccan man suspected of taking part in the attack on Tunisia's national museum which killed 22 people, mostly tourists.
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Italy says Europe blind to migrants

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 10:03

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi accuses the rest of Europe of trying to ignore the migrant crisis, after several states rule out asylum quotas.
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Italy arrests 50 over match-fixing

Tuesday, May 19th 2015, 10:30

Police arrest more than 50 people as part of an investigation into match-fixing in Italian football.
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VIDEO: Australian wins lumberjack competition

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 18:47
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Australia Australia

Australia's Brad Delosa sets a new world record at the Lumberjack race in Italy by sawing wood in less than 58 seconds.
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Sharapova wins Italian Open title

Sunday, May 17th 2015, 14:30
related countries: Spain Spain

Third seed Maria Sharapova comes from a set down to beat Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro in the Italian Open final.
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Federer sets up Djokovic meeting

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 20:21
related countries: Spain Spain

Defending champion and world number one Novak Djokovic will face Roger Federer in the Italian Open final.
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Suarez Navarro into Rome final

Saturday, May 16th 2015, 14:03
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Rome

Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro beats second seed Simona Halep in three sets to reach the Italian Open final.
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Nadal loss hurts French Open seeding

Friday, May 15th 2015, 23:16
related countries: France France

Rafael Nadal loses to Stan Wawrinka at the Italian Open as Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and David Ferrer reach semis.
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Sharapova into Italian Open semis

Friday, May 15th 2015, 20:06
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

Maria Sharapova is the last name into the semi-finals of the Italian Open as she comfortably beats Victoria Azarenka.
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Sharapova into Rome quarter-finals

Friday, May 15th 2015, 6:52
related places: Rome

Maria Sharapova and Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova ease into the Italian Open quarter-finals in Rome.
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Fatigued Murray out of Italian Open

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 20:44
related places: Rome

Britain's Andy Murray withdraws from the Italian Open in Rome due to "fatigue" after a run of 10 successive wins on clay.
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Serena pulls out of Italian Open

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 13:39
related places: Rome

World number one and defending champion Serena Williams pulls out of the Italian Open in Rome because of an elbow injury.
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Robotic tentacle targets surgery

Thursday, May 14th 2015, 11:07

Italian engineers build a surgical arm inspired by the humble octopus, with a tube of coffee granules playing a key role in its action.
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Djokovic returns with win in Rome

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 16:30
related places: Rome

World number one Novak Djokovic returns after a three-week break with victory over Nicolas Almagro at the Italian Open.
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Murray confirms he will play in Rome

Tuesday, May 12th 2015, 16:03
related countries: Spain Spain
related places: Madrid, Rome

Andy Murray confirms he will play at this week's Italian Open, after winning back-to-back clay titles in Munich and Madrid.
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Pozzovivo in shocking crash at Giro

Monday, May 11th 2015, 19:18

Italian rider Domenico Pozzovivo is taken to hospital after a horrific crash during stage three of the Giro d'Italia.
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NYC pizzeria cocaine ring smashed

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 17:10
related countries: United States United States
related places: New York

US and Italian agents dismantle a cocaine trafficking network run from a New York pizzeria, making several arrests.
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Sunken migrant boat found in Med

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 16:14

The Italian navy believes it has found a boat that sank in the Mediterranean in April, killing at least 800 migrants.
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Chaos at Rome airport after fire

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 14:04
related places: Fiumicino, Rome

The authorities cancel dozens of flights to and from Italy's busiest airport, Fiumicino in Rome, after fire swept through its international terminal.
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'Dozens die' as migrant boat sinks

Tuesday, May 5th 2015, 16:48

Dozens of migrants have drowned in the Mediterranean after a boat deflated south of Sicily, Save the Children says.
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VIDEO: Counting migrant arrivals one by one

Monday, May 4th 2015, 22:11

Thousands of migrants rescued from boats trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea at the weekend have been arriving at ports in southern Italy.
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Italy approves major election reform

Monday, May 4th 2015, 18:31

Italy's parliament approves a far-reaching electoral reform that aims to give the country greater political stability.
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VIDEO: Thousands rescued in Mediterranean

Monday, May 4th 2015, 5:48

The Italian coastguard says it has rescued nearly 6,0000 people from boats in the Mediterranean over the weekend, and ten bodies have been recovered from the water.
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Thousands of migrants rescued at sea

Monday, May 4th 2015, 2:37

More than 5,800 migrants are rescued and 10 bodies recovered in several operations in the Mediterranean over the weekend, Italy's coastguard says.
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VIDEO: Video shows migrant rescues off Libya

Sunday, May 3rd 2015, 11:57
related countries: Libya Libya

Video has been released by the Italian coastguard showing one of many migrant rescues on Saturday off the coast of Libya.
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Italy opens 'feed the planet' Expo

Friday, May 1st 2015, 16:10

A major global commercial fair - Milan Expo 2015 - opens in northern Italy, but violence breaks out in the city as protesters clash with police.
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Italian army cannabis farm unveiled

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 11:42

Italy's army shows off its cannabis farm, set up by the government to try and cut the cost of medical marijuana.
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Friday, April 24th 2015, 12:39

Suspected extremists being investigated in Italy over links to al-Qaeda may have been planning an attack on the Vatican in 2010, prosecutors say.
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Deadly capsize 'captain' in court

Friday, April 24th 2015, 11:36
related countries: Libya Libya, Tunisia Tunisia

A Tunisian man appears in a court in Italy accused of captaining a boat that capsized off Libya with the loss of more than 700 lives.
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VIDEO: Italy faces up to ageing population

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 23:20

Italy is not producing enough babies and future workers to pay the pensions of the elderly.
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VIDEO: Italy wants EU to take lead on migrants

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 22:53

Italy wants the European Union to take more responsibility for dealing with the large amount of migrant people arriving in their country.
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VIDEO: The tiny island at centre of migrant crisis

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 19:12

Italian coastguards have rescued hundreds more migrants trying to get to Europe from North Africa.
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Italy 'at war' with migrant smugglers

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 17:11

Italy says it is "at war" with people traffickers, and has urged the EU to take robust action to stop more people dying in the Mediterranean.
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Festa appointed Cagliari head coach

Wednesday, April 22nd 2015, 10:30
related places: Cagliari

Gianluca Festa has been appointed head coach of Italian Serie A side Cagliari until the end of the season.
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Med migrant boat 'hit rescue ship'

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 19:36

The captain of a migrant boat that sank in the Mediterranean killing more than 800 crashed it against a rescue vessel, Italian prosecutors allege.
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Sunk migrants' boat captain charged

Tuesday, April 21st 2015, 11:46
related countries: Libya Libya

The captain of a boat that capsized off Libya, killing about 800 migrants, has been charged with reckless multiple homicide, Italian officials say.
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VIDEO: Sicily's 'cemeteries of migrants'

Monday, April 20th 2015, 22:29

Italian coastguards are continuing to search for bodies off the coast of Sicily as hundreds of migrants are feared dead after their boat capsized.
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Hundreds feared dead in Med sinking

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 18:21
related places: Lampedusa

Hundreds of people are feared to have drowned after a boat carrying up to 700 migrants capsized in the Mediterranean Sea, the Italian coastguard says.
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VIDEO: Italian PM condemns 'new slave trade'

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 17:41

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi says the trafficking of migrants across the Med amounts to "a new slave trade".
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VIDEO: 'Migrants cross vast stretch of sea'

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 15:26
related places: Lampedusa

Richard Bilton, on a boat south of the Italian island of Lampedusa, explains the scale of the journey that migrants face as they attempt to cross the Mediterranean.
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Turin Shroud goes back on display

Sunday, April 19th 2015, 14:35

The Turin Shroud, which some believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, returns to public display in Italy after a break of five years.
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VIDEO: 'I was rescued from migrant boat'

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 8:58
related countries: Eritrea Eritrea

A 21-year-old student from Eritrea talks about his hopes for the future after being rescued from migrant boat bound for Italy.
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VIDEO: Italian PM warns over migrants

Saturday, April 18th 2015, 7:52
related countries: Libya Libya

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has warned that thousands of Africans will continue to risk their lives trying to travel to Europe unless the civil war ends in Libya.
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