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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: '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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Migrants die in Italy shipwreck

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 11:07

Italian authorities recover the bodies of six migrants killed in an apparent shipwreck, as officials warn of an upsurge in illegal migration.
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Tomb opened in Mona Lisa quest

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 9:28
related places: Florence, Vinci

Scientists in the Italian city of Florence open a tomb to extract DNA they hope will identify the model for Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa.
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Arrested mafia boss denied bail

Friday, August 9th 2013, 17:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: London

A Sicilian Mafia family boss found living in London is denied bail while Italian authorities seek to extradite him.
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Italy rescues 'Syrian' boat migrants

Friday, August 9th 2013, 10:52
related countries: Syria Syria

Syrians and Egyptians are reported to be among nearly 700 migrants who arrived illegally by boat in southern Italy inside 24 hours.
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Roma sign Arsenal's Gervinho for £8m

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 18:14
related places: Roma

Arsenal sell Ivory Coast striker Gervinho to Italian side Roma for £8m, ending his two-year stay in the Premier League.
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'Lost' Orson Welles short recovered

Thursday, August 8th 2013, 13:25
related places: Pordenone

Footage from three slapstick shorts made by Citizen Kane director Orson Welles in 1938 has been restored after being found in a warehouse in Pordenone, Italy.
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Tanker migrants arrive in Italy

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 15:47
related countries: Malta Malta
related places: Rome

A tanker carrying 102 African migrants brings them to Italy after Malta refuses to allow them to land in a dramatic stand-off.
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VIDEO: Murder charge over LA beach crash

Wednesday, August 7th 2013, 0:50
related countries: United States United States
related places: Los Angeles

An American man accused of driving through crowds at a Los Angeles beach and killing an Italian woman on her honeymoon has been charged with murder.
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Finger broken off Florence statue

Tuesday, August 6th 2013, 15:42
related countries: United States United States
related places: Florence

A 14th-Century statue in the Italian city of Florence loses a finger after it was handled by an American tourist.
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VIDEO: Berlusconi supporters rally in Rome

Monday, August 5th 2013, 1:38
related places: Rome

Hundreds of supporters of the former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi have gathered outside his home to rally against his recent sentencing for tax fraud.
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Berlusconi stands by broad coalition

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 19:37
related places: Rome

Silvio Berlusconi tells hundreds of supporters at his Rome mansion that the government "must forge ahead" despite his recent tax-fraud sentence.
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Vodafone sues Telecom Italia

Sunday, August 4th 2013, 18:17

Vodafone has filed a lawsuit against Telecom Italia, claiming the Italian company abused its dominant market position.
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Berlusconi rages at prison ruling

Friday, August 2nd 2013, 9:59

Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi broadcasts an angry video message after a court upholds his prison sentence for tax fraud.
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Berlusconi jail term confirmed

Thursday, August 1st 2013, 21:39

Italy's highest court upholds the prison sentence handed down to former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for tax fraud.
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Last chance for Berlusconi defence

Wednesday, July 31st 2013, 14:51

Lawyers for Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi make final appeals to a top criminal court over his tax fraud conviction.
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Mass funeral for Italy bus victims

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 11:05

Relatives and friends attend a mass funeral for the 38 people killed when a coach went off a bridge into a ravine on Sunday night.
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VIDEO: Mass funeral for Italy crash victims

Tuesday, July 30th 2013, 10:48
related places: Pozzuoli

A mass funeral has been held near the southern Italian town of Pozzuoli for the 38 victims of Sunday's bus crash
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Italy coach plunge leaves 38 dead

Monday, July 29th 2013, 14:16

A coach plunges off a flyover in southern Italy, leaving at least 38 people dead and 10 injured - Italy's worst road accident for decades.
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VIDEO: Beneath flyover where Italy coach fell

Monday, July 29th 2013, 14:03

A coach has plunged off a flyover in southern Italy leaving at least 38 people dead in the country's worst road accident for decades.
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Unrepentant Nazi criminal Priebke chills Rome

Monday, July 29th 2013, 8:04
related places: Rome

Italians bitter about unrepentant Nazi war criminal in Rome
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VIDEO: Italy coach plunge leaves 38 dead

Monday, July 29th 2013, 7:15

At least 38 people have been killed in southern Italy when a coach plunged 30m (98ft) down a steep slope, rescue services have said.
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Italy minister suffers banana insult

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 21:20

Italian politicians react with anger after the country's first black minister has bananas thrown at her during a political speech.
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Higuain completes move to Napoli

Saturday, July 27th 2013, 18:06
related countries: Argentina Argentina, Spain Spain
related places: Napoli

Real Madrid's Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, a transfer target for Arsenal, completes a £34.5m move to Napoli.
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Italy police target Mafia near Rome

Friday, July 26th 2013, 9:40
related places: Rome

Italian police arrest at least 50 people in major operations against Mafia crime gangs near Rome and in the far south.
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VIDEO: Italian heatwave warnings issued

Friday, July 26th 2013, 2:41

The Italian authorities have issued warnings for seven cities as a heatwave sweeps across the country.
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VIDEO: Five guilty in Costa Concordia trial

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 17:47

A court in Italy has convicted five men of manslaughter in connection with last year's sinking of the Costa Concordia cruise liner.
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Five guilty in Costa Concordia trial

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 13:52

An Italian court convicts five company employees of manslaughter over the Costa Concordia shipwreck in which 32 people died in January 2012.
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VIDEO: Berlusconi aides guilty in sex trial

Saturday, July 20th 2013, 2:01

Three associates of former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi have been found guilty of procuring prostitutes for his controversial "bunga bunga" parties.
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Kidnap case CIA agent 'heads for US'

Friday, July 19th 2013, 17:47
related countries: Panama Panama, United States United States

An ex-CIA station chief held in Panama after a conviction in Italy over the kidnap of a terror suspect is '"en route" to the US, officials say.
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Berlusconi aides guilty in sex trial

Friday, July 19th 2013, 16:10

Three associates of former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi are found guilty of procuring prostitutes for his controversial "bunga bunga" parties.
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Italy minister Alfano survives vote

Friday, July 19th 2013, 12:39

Italy's interior minister survives a no-confidence vote in the Senate - a relief to the fragile ruling coalition.
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Ex-CIA fugitive detained in Panama

Friday, July 19th 2013, 0:36
related countries: Panama Panama

A former CIA station chief convicted by an Italian court of kidnapping a terror suspect has been detained in Panama, Italian officials say.
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Italian screenwriter Cerami dies at 72

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 11:05
related places: Cerami

Italian screenwriter Vincenzo Cerami, best known for his Oscar-nominated work on the film Life is Beautiful, dies at 72.
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Man City's Maicon makes Roma switch

Thursday, July 18th 2013, 8:42
related places: Roma

Manchester City right-back Maicon completes a transfer to Italian side Roma for an undisclosed fee.
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Italy political storm over Kazakhs

Wednesday, July 17th 2013, 11:11

A top civil servant resigns in Italy amid a political furore over the deportation of a Kazakh dissident's wife and six-year-old daughter.
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Italy race row MP refuses to resign

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 17:09

An Italian politician who compared the country's first black minister to an orangutan says he will not resign as vice-president of the senate.
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Italy's Letta: UK 'is EU's big risk'

Tuesday, July 16th 2013, 4:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Italy leader urges UK to stay in EU
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'Orangutan' slur highlights open racism in Italian politics

Monday, July 15th 2013, 18:12

Minister a victim of the ugly racism in Italian politics
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Italy minister deflects racial slur

Monday, July 15th 2013, 11:39

The Italian minister compared to an orangutan by an anti-immigrant politician accepts his apology, but invites him to "reflect deeply".
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Italy minister compared to orangutan

Monday, July 15th 2013, 1:31

An Italian senator apologises for saying the country's first black cabinet minister reminded him of an orangutan.
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Italian league lacks quality - Nesta

Saturday, July 13th 2013, 13:54
related countries: Germany Germany, Spain Spain

Former Italy international Alessandro Nesta says Serie A lacks the quality of the English, German and Spanish leagues.
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The price of taking on the mafia

Friday, July 12th 2013, 23:15

The price of standing up to the Italian mafia
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Italy anti-mafia op nets mayor

Friday, July 12th 2013, 13:32

Police in southern Italy arrest a town's mayor and five councillors, in a major crackdown on mafia fraud and contract-rigging.
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Hosts held in Euro 2013 opening game

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 21:07
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Finland Finland

Hosts Sweden miss two penalties as they are held 1-1 by Denmark, while Italy and Finland share a tame goalless draw.
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Trio to face match-fixing charges

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 14:23
related places: Lecce

Italian trio Lazio, Genoa and Lecce face a points deduction over a match-fixing scandal.
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Berlusconi team anger at court date

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 6:38

Italy's highest court will hear Silvio Berlusconi's tax fraud appeal on 30 July - which could prevent the statute of limitations from expiring on one charge.
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Dogs used to smuggle drugs to Italy

Wednesday, July 10th 2013, 1:34
related countries: United States United States

Italian judge orders 49 suspected Latin American gang members to stand trial for allegedly using dogs to smuggle cocaine into the country.
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Italy's credit rating downgraded

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 22:38

Concern over Italy's weak economy has prompted the ratings agency S&P to downgrade Italian government debt.
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Knox appeal to begin in September

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 16:12

An Italian court will begin hearing in September the appeal against Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito's convictions for murdering Meredith Kercher.
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Costa Concordia trial adjourned

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 12:49

The trial of Captain Francesco Schettino, whose cruise ship Costa Concordia ran aground off Italy with the loss of 32 lives, is opened and adjourned.
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VIDEO: Anger in Bolivia after jet blocked

Tuesday, July 9th 2013, 3:37
related countries: Bolivia Bolivia, France France, Spain Spain

Bolivia has summoned the ambassadors of France, Spain, Portugal and Italy to explain why their countries blocked President Evo Morales' jet last week.
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VIDEO: Costa Concordia: View from Giglio

Monday, July 8th 2013, 22:56

Locals and tourists on the Italian island of Giglio talk about the Costa Concordia cruise ship, still on its side 18 months after capsizing.
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