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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: 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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Italian president in PM crisis talks

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 18:42

Italy's president begins crisis talks with Prime Minister Enrico Letta after ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi pulls his ministers out of the government.
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VIDEO: Italy's awkward coalition crumbles

Sunday, September 29th 2013, 7:48

Italy's president is considering ways out of an acute political crisis after former-PM Silvio Berlusconi's ministers left the coalition government.
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Berlusconi resignations spark crisis

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 20:38

Ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi pulls his party's ministers from Italy's government, prompting a political crisis and accusations of lying from the prime minister.
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Italy PM Letta threatens to resign

Saturday, September 28th 2013, 4:34

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta says he will quit unless his shaky coalition cabinet is backed in a parliamentary vote expected next week.
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Titian identified as Christ painter

Friday, September 27th 2013, 14:35

A previously unknown work by the Italian master Titian is identified in a private collection in Europe.
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Italy pasta brand in gay advert row

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 17:32

Gay activists in Italy urge a boycott of leading pasta brand Barilla after its chairman says he would not use gay people to advertise pasta.
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President rebukes Berlusconi allies

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 14:53

Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano chides allies of Silvio Berlusconi, who are threatening to scupper the government over his legal woes.
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Remains found at Costa Concordia

Thursday, September 26th 2013, 14:37
related places: Rome

Italian officials overseeing the search for bodies around the wreck of the Costa Concordia say unidentified remains have been found.
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Costa Concordia captain blames crew

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 14:32
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

The captain of the Costa Concordia blames his Indonesian helmsman for the accident which caused the ship to sink off the coast of Italy last year.
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Patten restates cuts for BBC bosses

Monday, September 23rd 2013, 9:18

BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten restates the corporation's plans to "cut management to 1%" in a speech in Italy, confirming his commitment to the 2011 strategy on senior manager pay.
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UN presses Italy on people smuggling

Friday, September 20th 2013, 21:23

The UN's Special Rapporteur on human trafficking, Joy Ezeilo, says Italy must do more to tackle the problem.
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Knox: I won't attend Italy appeal

Friday, September 20th 2013, 17:55
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

American Amanda Knox says she will not travel to Italy for an appeals trial over the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
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Senate vote goes against Berlusconi

Thursday, September 19th 2013, 7:23

Supporters of Silvio Berlusconi lose an Italian Senate committee vote, bringing his expulsion from parliament a step closer.
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Costa Concordia ship set upright

Tuesday, September 17th 2013, 16:36

Engineers in Italy succeed in setting the capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia upright, 20 months after it ran aground off the island of Giglio.
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Costa Concordia freed from rocks

Monday, September 16th 2013, 21:56

Engineers in Italy free the cruise ship Costa Concordia from rocks on the sea bed, in one of the largest salvage operations ever attempted.
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VIDEO: Costa Concordia salvage to go ahead

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 21:37

Salvage experts in Italy are making final preparations to raise the wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship.
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Costa Concordia salvage to go ahead

Sunday, September 15th 2013, 19:50

A daring attempt to pull the shipwrecked Costa Concordia upright will go ahead on Monday, Italian officials have confirmed.
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Coach is caught spying in bushes

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 13:00
related places: Genoa

Italian side Genoa suspend a youth-team coach after he was caught in bushes spying on rivals Sampdoria ahead of a derby meeting.
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Economic crisis hits Italian diet

Saturday, September 14th 2013, 0:09

Economic crisis takes bite out of healthy Italian diet
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Ex-CIA chief seeks pardon from Italy

Thursday, September 12th 2013, 21:07
related countries: Egypt Egypt

A former CIA Milan station chief asks the Italian president for a pardon after being convicted in absentia of kidnapping an Egyptian Muslim cleric.
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Ferrari confirm Raikkonen for 2014

Wednesday, September 11th 2013, 15:41

Ferrari confirm Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen will partner Fernando Alonso at the Italian team from next season.
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Pope Francis gifted 20-year-old car

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 20:45
related countries: Holy See (Vatican City) Holy See (Vatican City)

An Italian priest gives Pope Francis a 20-year-old white Renault 4 to drive himself around Vatican city.
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Syria hostage 'treated like animal'

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 16:44
related countries: Syria Syria

Italian journalist Domenico Quirico speaks of his five-month ordeal as a hostage of armed groups in Syria, saying he was treated "like an animal".
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VIDEO: Investigating Rome's forgotten tunnels

Tuesday, September 10th 2013, 5:17
related places: Rome

A network of tunnels which appear to be an underground city is being investigated deep beneath the villa of Emperor Hadrian near Rome.
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Senators debate Berlusconi expulsion

Monday, September 9th 2013, 12:14

An Italian senate committee debates whether former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi should be stripped of his senate seat following his conviction for tax fraud.
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Italian and Belgian freed in Syria

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 23:52
related countries: Syria Syria

Italian journalist Domenico Quirico and Belgian teacher Pierre Piccinin da Prata are released after being kidnapped in Syria in April.
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British national 'drowns in Sicily'

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 20:46
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

A British man has died in Italy, the Foreign Office says, with reports suggesting he drowned - along with his girlfriend - while swimming in the sea.
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Vettel beats Alonso to Monza win

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 13:31
related places: Ferrari, Monza

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel beats title rival Fernando Alonso of Ferrari with a convincing performance in the Italian GP.
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Italian documentary wins Golden Lion

Sunday, September 8th 2013, 11:18

Italian film Sacro GRA becomes the first documentary to win the top prize at the Venice Film Festival.
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Alonso downplays 'idiots' jibe

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 17:41
related places: Ferrari

Ferrari's Fernando Alonso downplays a radio message in which he appeared to criticise his team during Italian Grand Prix qualifying.
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Migrants rescued from Italian waters

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 16:23

More than 700 people have been rescued in the last two days from boats carrying migrants and refugees off the coast of Italy, coastguards say.
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Vettel heads Webber for Monza pole

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 13:15
related places: Monza

Sebastian Vettel takes pole at the Italian GP as Lewis Hamilton only manages 12th and Fernando Alonso criticises Ferrari.
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Vettel leads Alonso in practice

Saturday, September 7th 2013, 10:07
related places: Ferrari

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel heads Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in final practice at the Italian Grand Prix.
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The magic of Monza

Friday, September 6th 2013, 23:01
related places: Monza

Royal park plays host to Italy's 'cathedral of speed'
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Williams to meet Azarenka in final

Friday, September 6th 2013, 22:22
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles, United States United States

Serena Williams will face Victoria Azarenka in a rematch of 2012's US Open final after both had convincing semi-final wins.
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Dominant Vettel heads Monza practice

Friday, September 6th 2013, 13:50
related places: Monza

Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel is in daunting form as he heads team-mate Mark Webber in second practice at the Italian GP.
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Hamilton heads Alonso in practice

Friday, September 6th 2013, 9:43
related countries: Bermuda Bermuda
related places: Ferrari

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton heads Ferrari's Fernando Alonso in a tight first practice session at the Italian GP.
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Azarenka eases into US Open semis

Thursday, September 5th 2013, 1:07
related countries: United States United States

Second seed Victoria Azarenka remains on course for a return to the US Open final after beating Daniela Hantuchova.
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VIDEO: Knox's ex-boyfriend on 'nightmare'

Wednesday, September 4th 2013, 17:36

The Italian man convicted and then cleared of killing Meredith Kercher has told the BBC's Hardtalk programme that he does not know if the "nightmare" will end.
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VIDEO: Pope portrait ploughed in Italy

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 12:56
related places: Castagnaro, Verona

Italian artist Dario Gambarin creates a crop-portrait of Pope Francis in his parents' field in the town of Castagnaro, close to Verona.
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Kercher accused says 'life on hold'

Tuesday, September 3rd 2013, 12:19
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Italian man convicted and then cleared of killing British student Meredith Kercher has said his life is "on hold" while he awaits a retrial over her murder.
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Judges defend Berlusconi conviction

Thursday, August 29th 2013, 16:19

Italy's Supreme Court judges issue a statement on why they upheld former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's sentence for tax fraud.
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Italian recalls ISS spacewalk scare

Wednesday, August 21st 2013, 9:22

An Italian astronaut describes how he nearly drowned as water leaked into his helmet during a spacewalk.
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Osvaldo joins Southampton for £15m

Sunday, August 18th 2013, 19:58
related places: Roma

Southampton sign Italy international striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo from Roma for a club-record fee of £15m.
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Gondola tourist killed in Venice

Saturday, August 17th 2013, 14:50
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Venice

A 50-year-old German tourist is crushed to death during a gondola ride on the famous Grand Canal in the Italian city of Venice.
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Eni agrees to pay Mozambique tax

Friday, August 16th 2013, 11:33
related countries: Mozambique Mozambique

Italian energy company Eni agrees to pay $400m (£256m) in capital gains tax to authorities in Mozambique.
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Pope greets Argentine football team

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 16:04
related countries: Argentina Argentina

Argentine footballers, including superstar Lionel Messi, meet fellow countryman Pope Francis along with the Italian national team.
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India helicopter deal is criticised

Tuesday, August 13th 2013, 11:44
related countries: India India

A helicopter deal at the centre of bribery allegations in India and Italy comes under fire in an official parliamentary report.
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VIDEO: Bikes versus cars at Rome's Colosseum

Monday, August 12th 2013, 5:08
related places: Rome

Traffic has been banned from parts of central Rome under a new plan to help protect key monuments.
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VIDEO: 'Rancadore is a top Mafia boss'

Sunday, August 11th 2013, 21:51
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

An Italian judge has told the BBC that a man arrested in Britain is one of the Mafia's "top bosses".
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VIDEO: Tomb opened in hunt for 'Mona Lisa'

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 13:14
related places: Florence, Vinci

Scientists in the Italian city of Florence have opened a tomb to extract DNA they hope will identify the model for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.
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