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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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Italy minister in racism help plea

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 15:39

Italy's only black cabinet minister calls for more support as she endures relentless racist attacks, and for laws to be used to counter rising racism.
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Italy may use army in waste war

Wednesday, January 15th 2014, 10:53
related places: Naples

The Italian government is considering using the army to deal with mafia in Naples who are accused of dumping toxic waste around the city.
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L'Aquila 'fraud' forces mayor out

Sunday, January 12th 2014, 12:48
related places: L'Aquila

The mayor of the Italian city of L'Aquila, partially destroyed by an earthquake, resigns because of a corruption scandal involving his team.
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Costa Concordia 'removed in June'

Friday, January 10th 2014, 15:57

The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship will be towed away from the coast of north-west Italy in June, salvage officials say.
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Ex-F1 star Irvine sentenced to jail

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 17:20
related places: Milan

Former Formula One driver Eddie Irvine is sentenced to six months in jail over brawl with an Italian man in a Milan nightclub.
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Grillo father arrested in Italy

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 15:38

The father of Francesca and Elisabetta Grillo, Nigella Lawson's former personal assistants, is arrested in Italy on charges linked to the mafia.
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Rome police decipher Mafia code text

Thursday, January 9th 2014, 12:49

Police in Italy say they have deciphered a mysterious coded text that appears to reveal the details of a secretive Mafia initiation process.
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Fraud swoop in Italian quake zone

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 12:07
related places: L'Aquila

Eight people are put under investigation in Italy's L'Aquila area over allegations of fraud in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake there.
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VIDEO: Who are the real Italian Americans?

Wednesday, January 8th 2014, 1:45

The changing face of New York's real Little Italy
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Italy forced to change naming law

Tuesday, January 7th 2014, 20:51

Italian children can take their mother's surname after a European court finds the practice of only using the father's name to be discriminatory.
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Italy's Bersani has brain surgery

Monday, January 6th 2014, 10:56

The former leader of Italy's centre-left, Pier Luigi Bersani, has had surgery after suffering a brain haemorrhage.
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Thousand migrants saved in 24 hours

Friday, January 3rd 2014, 11:32
related countries: Greece Greece

Italian navy and coastguard vessels pick up more than 1,000 Asian and African migrants off the tiny island of Lampedusa in the space of 24 hours.
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Fiat shares surge on Chrysler deal

Thursday, January 2nd 2014, 17:26

Shares in Italian motor giant Fiat jump more than 15% after it agrees to buy the remaining 41% of Chrysler it does not own - creating the world's seventh largest car company.
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India scraps major helicopter deal

Wednesday, January 1st 2014, 14:43
related countries: India India

India has cancelled a $753m (£455m) helicopter deal with Italian defence giant Finmeccanica in the wake of a corruption scandal, officials say.
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Ill Italian denounces 'death wishes'

Sunday, December 29th 2013, 10:09

An Italian student suffering from a rare disease denounces "death wishes" and abuse she received after defending medical experiments on animals.
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Kazakhs back in Italy after scandal

Saturday, December 28th 2013, 12:23
related places: Rome

The wife and daughter of a Kazakh dissident are allowed to return to Rome after a deportation case that caused a political storm in Italy.
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Film posters dropped over race bias

Friday, December 27th 2013, 15:00

An Italian film distributor has apologised after releasing unauthorised posters which promoted white actors over black actors in 12 Years A Slave.
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Christmas crowds gather in Bethlehem

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 23:17
related countries: West Bank West Bank
related places: Bethlehem, Rome

Crowds gather in the West Bank town of Bethlehem for Christmas celebrations, while in Rome, Pope Francis presides over his first Christmas Eve Mass as pontiff.
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Lampedusa migrant centre cleared

Tuesday, December 24th 2013, 18:13
related places: Lampedusa

Italy begins clearing a notorious migrant reception centre on Lampedusa following a series of protests against unsanitary conditions and mistreatment.
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Italy's 'abandoned' Riace Bronzes back on show in Calabria

Saturday, December 21st 2013, 1:35
related countries: Greece Greece

Fine ancient Greek statues on show again in Italy
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How a 16th Century library was looted

Thursday, December 19th 2013, 1:14

How one of Italy's oldest libraries was plundered - by the librarian
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Italy probe into migrants' treatment

Wednesday, December 18th 2013, 5:00
related places: Lampedusa

Italy launches an inquiry into the treatment of migrants at a reception centre on Lampedusa after secret footage shows them being forced to strip.
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Amanda Knox email: 'I didn't kill'

Tuesday, December 17th 2013, 20:27
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

Amanda Knox, the American accused murdering UK student Meredith Kercher, insists she "didn't kill" her former flatmate in an email to an Italian court.
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'Mafia' in Christmas poinsettia scam

Monday, December 16th 2013, 15:59

Police in Italy have arrested four alleged mafia gangsters over an extortion scam involving poinsettia, a red-leaved plant popular at Christmas.
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RFU proposes European rescue plan

Saturday, December 14th 2013, 15:34
related countries: Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

A European competition involving English, Welsh, Scottish, Irish and Italian clubs may still go ahead next season, albeit under new management.
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Italy scraps funding for politicians

Friday, December 13th 2013, 23:37

Italy ends state funding for political parties and announces a new system of external audits for their accounts.
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Top Mafia suspect's family arrested

Friday, December 13th 2013, 15:04

Family members of Italy's most-wanted Sicilian Mafia suspect, Matteo Messina Denaro, are arrested in a police swoop in western Sicily.
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Italy's Renzi wins landslide on left

Monday, December 9th 2013, 11:19

Matteo Renzi resoundingly wins the leadership of Italy's centre-left Democratic Party, making him a leading candidate to be the next prime minister.
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England opener kick-off time changed

Saturday, December 7th 2013, 15:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

England's opening match of the 2014 Fifa World Cup against Italy has been brought forward three hours.
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England given tough World Cup draw

Friday, December 6th 2013, 19:05
related countries: Brazil Brazil, Costa Rica Costa Rica, United Kingdom United Kingdom

England are drawn alongside Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica in Group D at the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil.
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Italy convicts abducted Egypt cleric

Friday, December 6th 2013, 12:31
related countries: Egypt Egypt
related places: Milan

Egyptian Muslim cleric Abu Omar, abducted by the CIA in Italy in 2003, is given a six-year jail term in absentia in Milan for terror offences.
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VIDEO: Landslide rips apart Italy roads

Wednesday, December 4th 2013, 19:40
related places: Montescaglioso

Heavy rains and floods cause a powerful landslide in the southern Italian town of Montescaglioso.
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VIDEO: Syrian migrants rescued from boat

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 19:57
related countries: Syria Syria

Italian coastguards have rescued more than 120 Syrian migrants from a boat adrift in stormy seas off the southern coast.
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Migrants rescued off Italy coast

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 14:24

Italian coast-guards reach a small boat packed with around 100 migrants which had been adrift off the coast of southern Italy.
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VIDEO: Italy factory fire kills seven

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 4:31
related countries: China China
related places: Prato

At least seven people have died and two are badly injured after fire swept through a Chinese-owned clothing factory in the Italian town of Prato.
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Italy factory fire kills seven

Monday, December 2nd 2013, 1:38
related countries: China China
related places: Prato

At least seven people have died and two are seriously injured after fire swept through a Chinese-owned clothing factory in the Italian town of Prato.
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Berlusconi 'bribed witnesses'

Friday, November 29th 2013, 14:17

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi may face a new inquiry after a court judgment accuses him of bribing witnesses at his prostitution trial.
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Switzerland 1, Italy, Holland and England 0

Friday, November 29th 2013, 3:12
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The small nation seeded ahead of Italy at the World Cup
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VIDEO: Berlusconi expelled from parliament

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 23:52

The Italian Senate has voted to expel ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament with immediate effect over his conviction for tax fraud.
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Berlusconi expelled from parliament

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 20:51

The Italian Senate votes to expel ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament over his conviction for tax fraud.
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In pictures: Berlusconi in politics

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 18:07

The colourful life and times of Italy's Silvio Berlusconi
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Berlusconi faces expulsion vote

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 16:36

The Italian Senate is debating whether to expel ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament over his conviction for tax fraud.
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Berlusconi ends support for cabinet

Wednesday, November 27th 2013, 1:38

Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia party leaves the Italian governing coalition on the eve of the vote to expel him from the Senate.
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Italy retrial asked to jail Knox

Tuesday, November 26th 2013, 16:57
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italian prosecutors demand a 30-year jail sentence for Amanda Knox in a retrial over the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.
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Heineken Cup backed by five unions

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 22:44
related countries: France France, Ireland Ireland, United Kingdom United Kingdom

The Scottish, Welsh, Irish, French and Italian unions insist the Heineken Cup will go ahead next season despite breakaway plans.
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Judges explain Berlusconi sex ruling

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 17:15

Italian judges explain the reasoning behind their conviction of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for a sex offence.
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VIDEO: Clashes in Rome over rail plan

Thursday, November 21st 2013, 7:01
related places: Rome

Clashes break out between riot police and demonstrators in Rome over plans to build a high-speed rail link.
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Frescoes spark women priest debate

Wednesday, November 20th 2013, 18:23
related places: Rome

The re-opening of the Priscilla catacombs in Rome reveal images that reignite debate over the presence of women priests in early Christianity.
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Sardinia swept by deadly cyclone

Tuesday, November 19th 2013, 21:41

At least 18 people are killed in flooding after a cyclone lashes the island of Sardinia, prompting Italy to declare a state of emergency.
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Italy police hold 45 Mafia suspects

Monday, November 18th 2013, 13:56
related places: Brindisi

Police in southern Italy arrest at least 45 suspected members of a Mafia gang operating near the port city of Brindisi.
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Rome hails McConaughey and Johansson

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 17:16

Hollywood stars Matthew McConaughey and Scarlett Johansson receive best actor and actress awards respectively at this year's Rome Film Festival.
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VIDEO: Naples rally against mafia pollution

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 1:43
related places: Naples

Tens of thousands of people have protested in Italy's southern city of Naples against illegal dumping of toxic waste blamed on the local mafia.
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Naples rally against mafia pollution

Sunday, November 17th 2013, 0:46
related places: Naples

Tens of thousands of people protest in Italy's southern city of Naples against illegal dumping of toxic waste blamed on the local mafia, the Camorra.
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Berlusconi resurrects old party

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 15:55

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi relaunches his old party Forza Italia following a split in the movement he has led since 2007.
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Berlusconi centre-right party splits

Saturday, November 16th 2013, 0:49

Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right faction has split, dealing another political setback to the former Italian prime minister, as he prepares to relaunch Forza Italia.
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