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Italian top fugitive mafia boss held


August 17th, 2012 - 11:11 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 17 (IANS) Italian police Friday arrested a most wanted boss of the Neapolitan mafia "Camorra", ANSA news agency reported.Francesco Matrone, who remained on the run for a double ... Read more...

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India infringing Italian law: minister


May 31st, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 31 (IANS) There was no reason for "triumphalism" as India was still violating Italian law, Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi said after an Indian court granted bail to ... Read more...

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Five killed in Italian road accident


May 5th, 2012 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, May 5 (IANS) At least five people were killed in a bus accident Saturday in the Italian province of Padova, a media report said.The bus was carrying 23 people, ... Read more...

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Berlusconi faces witness manipulating charges


April 20th, 2012 - 5:09 am ICT by IANS
Rome, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is being investigated by prosecutors over accusations that he induced a witness to lie about alleged sex parties at ... Read more...

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`Italy’s economy to grow again in 2013′


April 19th, 2012 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, April 19 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has said the country's economy will contract by 1.2 percent this year before returning to modest growth in 2013."Stimulating growth within ... Read more...

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Italy at risk of drought


March 31st, 2012 - 3:49 am ICT by IANS
Rome, March 31 (IANS) Italy is at risk of a drought due to scanty rainfall and may have to ration water this summer, experts said.The country has seen very few ... Read more...

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Five migrants found dead in boat near Italy


March 17th, 2012 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 17 (IANS) Five migrants were found dead Saturday in a boat south of Lampedusa Island in southern Italy, the ANSA news agency said.Local coast guard found the bodies ... Read more...

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Online paedophile network busted in Italy


March 9th, 2012 - 6:16 pm ICT by IANS
Milan, March 9 (IANS) At least 10 people have been arrested in Italy while 112 others are being probed for allegedly viewing and disseminating videos and images through an international ... Read more...

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Nine held in Italy for links with Turkish Hezbollah


February 22nd, 2012 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 22 (IANS) Nine people have been arrested in Italy for alleged links with Sunni Islamic militant group Turkish Hezbollah and for running an illegal immigration ring, media reports ... Read more...

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S&P; downgrades 34 Italian banks


February 11th, 2012 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 11 (IANS) Standard & Poor's rating agency has downgraded 34 Italian banks.The banks whose ratings were cut included the country's biggest bank Unicredit, which was downgraded from A ... Read more...

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Italy’s wine tourism generates $6.5 bn a year


February 3rd, 2012 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 3 (IANS) Wine tourism in Italy generates five billion euros ($6.5 billion) a year, just-released data shows.According to data released at the International Wine Tourism Conference that was ... Read more...

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Italy ends searching people in Concordia’s submerged part


February 1st, 2012 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 1 (IANS) Italian officials Tuesday decided to end searching any further for the missing 15 people of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia in its submerged part.The search ... Read more...

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Italian police clamp down on tax evaders


January 30th, 2012 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Milan (Italy), Jan 30 (IANS) Italian police, in a bid to clamp down upon widespread tax evasion, Sunday carried out massive checks on bars, restaurants and shops in Milan, the ... Read more...

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Rating agency Fitch’s office searched in Italy


January 25th, 2012 - 2:27 pm ICT by IANS
Milan (Italy), Jan 25 (IANS) The police in Milan carried out checks at a local office of international rating agency Fitch, media reported Tuesday.According to the ANSA news agency, an ... Read more...

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Italy cruise shipwreck toll reaches 16


January 25th, 2012 - 6:06 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Jan 25 (IANS) The toll in Italy's cruise ship accident Tuesday rose to 16 after a body of an elderly woman was recovered from the stricken vessel.The victim was ... Read more...

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Ship’s sinking: Captain refused to coordinate evacuation (Lead)


January 18th, 2012 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Jan 18 (IANS) A recorded conversation between the captain of a wrecked Italian cruise liner and a port official has revealed that he left the ship before all the ... Read more...

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Five more bodies found on wrecked Italian ship


January 18th, 2012 - 3:26 am ICT by IANS
Moscow/Rome, Jan 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Rescuers found five more bodies Tuesday on the capsized Costa Concordia cruise ship, bringing the overall toll to 11, Italy's ANSA news agency said.All the ... Read more...

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Two killed as ship runs aground off Italy


January 14th, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Jan 14 (IANS) Two people were killed after a luxury cruise ship carrying more than 4,000 ran aground off the Italian coast Friday, prompting a major rescue operation that ... Read more...

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Italian tanker seized by Somali pirates freed


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:28 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 21 (IANS) An Italian oil tanker with five crew members seized by Somali pirates in February has been freed, Xinhua reported Wednesday.The crew of the vessel Savina Caylyn ... Read more...

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Italian gunman kills two immigrants before killing himself


December 14th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by BNO News
FLORENCE, ITALY (BNO NEWS) -- An Italian man killed two Senegalese street vendors on Tuesday and wounded three other Senegalese immigrants before killing himself in the Italian city of Florence, police said.The ... Read more...

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Man kills two, wounds three in Florence


December 14th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 14 (IANS) An Italian author belonging to a far-right political group killed himself after gunning down two Senegalese traders and injuring three in Florence, a media report said. ... Read more...

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Parcel bomb explodes at Italian tax collecting agency, injuring director


December 10th, 2011 - 4:21 pm ICT by BNO News
ROME (BNO NEWS) -- A parcel bomb exploded at a tax collection agency in the Italian capital of Rome on Friday, injuring the director, the ANSA news agency reported on Saturday.Police said ... Read more...

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Berlusconi to meet Libya’s rebel leader


August 24th, 2011 - 11:21 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 24 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will meet Libyan rebel leader Mahmoud Jibril Thursday in Milan, the prime minister's office said in a statement.How to protect the ... Read more...

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25 migrants found dead as boat reaches Italy


August 1st, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 1 (IANS) At least 25 migrants - as yet of unknown nationality - were found dead Monday in a boat carrying nearly 300 refugees to an Italian island, ... Read more...

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Italian PM Berlusconi wins crucial confidence vote in Parliament


June 22nd, 2011 - 8:35 am ICT by BNO News
ROME (BNO NEWS) -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Tuesday won a crucial confidence vote in Parliament after a series of setbacks in the nationwide referendums and local elections in Milan ... Read more...

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Ex-chief of Italy’s central bank sentenced for four years in jail


May 29th, 2011 - 6:33 am ICT by IANS
Milan, May 29 (IANS) A Milan court has sentenced Antonio Fazio, ex-governor of Italy's central bank, to four years in prison for market-rigging related to a 2005 bank takeover ... Read more...

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Berlusconi denies deaths of Gaddafi’s son, grandchildren


May 26th, 2011 - 8:37 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has denied reports that Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son and three grandchildren were killed in a NATO air strike earlier ... Read more...

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Italy to send military instructors to help Libyan rebels


April 21st, 2011 - 7:29 am ICT by IANS
Rome, April 21 (IANS) Italy would send 10 military instructors to help Libyan rebels in the battle against forces led by Muammar Gaddafi, Italian Defence Minister Ignazio La Russa ... Read more...

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New world record: Heart surgery on 100-year-old man


April 8th, 2011 - 9:20 am ICT by IANS
Rome, April 8 (IANS) Italy has set a new world record in the field of medical science with an open-heart surgery on a 100-year-old man, a media report said.Medical experts ... Read more...

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Tunisia and Italy agree to curb illegal immigration


April 7th, 2011 - 1:37 am ICT by BNO News
TUNIS (BNO NEWS) -- Tunisia and Italy on Wednesday reached an agreement on illegal immigration that includes the repatriation of new arrivals on the southern Italian island of Lampedusa, ANSA news agency ... Read more...

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35 suspected members of Calabrian mafia arrested in northern Italy


March 14th, 2011 - 9:57 pm ICT by BNO News
MILAN, ITALY (BNO NEWS) -- Italian police on Monday arrested 35 suspected members of the Calabrian mafia in northern Italy, the ANSA news agency reported.The 35 individuals are suspected members of the ... Read more...

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Parents of American student Amanda Knox indicted for libeling police in Italy


February 16th, 2011 - 12:45 am ICT by BNO News
PERUGIA, ITALY (BNO NEWS) -- The parents of the American student Amanda Knox on Tuesday were indicted for libeling police after claiming law agents abused their daughter after her 2007 arrest over ... Read more...

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Three Moroccans arrested on terrorism charges in southern Italy


February 1st, 2011 - 3:03 am ICT by BNO News
CATANZARO, ITALY (BNO NEWS) -- Three Moroccans on Monday were arrested for alleged involvement in training terrorists in southern Italy, the ANSA news agency reported.Three citizens of Morocco, including a Muslim cleric, ... Read more...

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Bomb defused at Greek embassy in Rome


December 27th, 2010 - 10:11 pm ICT by BNO News
ROME, ITALY (BNO NEWS) -- A parcel bomb was defused by police at the Greek embassy in Rome on Monday, continuing a series of attacks against foreign embassies in the Italian capital, ... Read more...

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Holy See ‘perplexed’ by probe against Vatican Bank chief


September 22nd, 2010 - 12:40 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 21 (DPA) The Vatican said it was "perplexed" and "astonished" by reports Tuesday that Italian authorities are investigating the chairman of the Vatican Bank in connection with a money laundering ... Read more...

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