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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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Students rally against cuts in Italy

Friday, November 15th 2013, 15:03

Concern over cutbacks to education spark a strike by students across Italy in a week of college unrest across European Union states.
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EU warns Spain and Italy on budgets

Friday, November 15th 2013, 13:11
related countries: Spain Spain

The European Commission warns some eurozone countries that their draft budgets may not comply with new debt and deficit rules.
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'Guano alarm' amid austerity in Rome

Thursday, November 14th 2013, 11:24
related places: Rome

Rome's streets paved with bird droppings after austerity cuts
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VIDEO: Match halted after multiple 'injuries'

Monday, November 11th 2013, 22:18

An investigation has been launched after a football match in Italy had to be abandoned after one team was reduced to six men amid allegations of death threats.
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VIDEO: Arrest after Lampedusa tragedy

Friday, November 8th 2013, 17:09
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Lampedusa

A Somali man has been arrested in Italy in connection with October's boat disaster off the island of Lampedusa in which more than 350 migrants died.
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Human skulls found at Burundi home

Friday, November 8th 2013, 13:39
related countries: Burundi Burundi

More than 40 human skulls have been found at the Burundian home of an Italian expatriate, Burundi police say.
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Lampedusa tragedy: Migrants 'raped'

Friday, November 8th 2013, 12:42
related places: Lampedusa

A gang raped and tortured African migrants whose boat later sank off Lampedusa with the loss of more than 360 lives, Italian police say.
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Somali held over Lampedusa tragedy

Friday, November 8th 2013, 10:09
related countries: Somalia Somalia
related places: Lampedusa

Italian police arrest a 24-year-old Somali man in connection with last month's boat disaster off Lampedusa in which 366 African migrants died.
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Berlusconi family 'like WWII Jews'

Wednesday, November 6th 2013, 17:03

Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi says persecution by the judiciary has made his children feel "like the Jews under Hitler".
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Venice moves to limit cruise ships

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 22:29
related places: Venice

Italy announces limits on the number of cruise ships that pass through Venice, with the biggest vessels to be banned from next November.
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MafiaLeaks site seeks whistleblowers

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 17:26

A new website called MafiaLeaks, set up to encourage people to inform on the Mafia, is launched in Italy.
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L'Aquila EU relief funds 'misused'

Tuesday, November 5th 2013, 9:22
related places: L'Aquila

A draft report criticises the "misuse" of EU funds intended to help rebuild the Italian city of L'Aquila, devastated by a 2009 earthquake.
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Prize for 'repellent' poet biography

Monday, November 4th 2013, 21:41

Author Lucy Hughes-Hallett wins the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction for her biography of philandering Italian poet and politician Gabriele D'Annunzio.
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Italy ease to fourth Fed Cup title

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 12:02
related countries: Russia Russia

Italy claim a fourth Fed Cup title after Sara Errani gives the hosts a 3-0 lead with a win over Russia's Alisa Kleybanova.
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Roma win Serie A record 10 in a row

Friday, November 1st 2013, 9:10
related places: Chievo, Roma

Italian side Roma become the first Serie A team to win their opening 10 matches with a 1-0 win over Chievo.
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Italy busts 'child kidnapping ring'

Thursday, October 31st 2013, 19:44

Italian police say they have dismantled an international ring that conspired to kidnap children caught up in custody battles.
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'Incalculable' Naples treasure shown

Wednesday, October 30th 2013, 2:02
related places: Naples, Rome

One of the world's most valuable collections of jewels, dedicated to San Gennaro of Naples, goes on show in an unprecedented exhibition in Rome.
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Berlusconi relaunches Forza Italia

Friday, October 25th 2013, 23:50

Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi suspends his PDL party and relaunches Forza Italia, the centre-right party that brought him to power in 1990s.
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VIDEO: More migrants rescued near Lampedusa

Friday, October 25th 2013, 17:58
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Lampedusa

Italian authorities have intercepted some 800 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean as EU leaders meet in Brussels to discuss the problem.
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Italy data 'targeted by UK-US spies'

Friday, October 25th 2013, 14:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States

UK and US intelligence services have been spying on Italy's phone and internet traffic on a huge scale, the Italian weekly L'Espresso reports.
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Migrants rescued as EU leaders meet

Friday, October 25th 2013, 14:17
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels

Italian authorities intercept some 800 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean, as EU leaders meet in Brussels to discuss the problem.
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VIDEO: The EU's immigration dilemma

Thursday, October 24th 2013, 5:51
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Brussels, Lampedusa

European leaders are gathering in Brussels on Thursday, for the first time since hundreds of would-be migrants died in a shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa.
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Berlusconi to face bribery trial

Wednesday, October 23rd 2013, 16:04

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is ordered to stand trial for the alleged bribery of a senator in 2006.
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VIDEO: The long journey of a Syrian family

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 21:54
related countries: Austria Austria, Syria Syria
related places: Lampedusa, Vienna

The BBC's Matthew Price rejoins a Syrian refugee family after their long journey from the Italian island of Lampedusa to Vienna in search of a better life.
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Berlusconi alimony payments slashed

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 15:04

An Italian court halves the amount of alimony payments ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi must pay to his ex-wife, Veronica Lario, media report.
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Remains recovered from Missoni plane

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 12:11
related countries: Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuelan divers recover the remains of five bodies from a crashed plane believed to have been carrying Italian fashion boss Vittorio Missoni.
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VIDEO: From middle class to hiding on trains

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 10:04
related countries: Austria Austria, Syria Syria
related places: Lampedusa, Vienna

The BBC's Matthew Price rejoins a Syrian refugee family after their long journey from the Italian island of Lampedusa to Vienna in search of a better life.
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VIDEO: Migrant police 'increasing checks'

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 5:37
related countries: Germany Germany, Syria Syria

Bethany Bell follows four Syrian men who tried to make the journey from Italy to Germany, only to be sent back by border police.
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VIDEO: Anger as shipwreck memorial held

Tuesday, October 22nd 2013, 0:43

Survivors of a shipwreck in which hundreds of African migrants died have protested in Italy after being excluded from a ceremony to honour the victims.
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Migrants barred from Italy memorial

Monday, October 21st 2013, 18:32

Survivors of a shipwreck in which hundreds of African migrants died protest in Italy after being excluded from a ceremony to honour the victims.
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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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