Amanda Knox to return to Italy for first time since acquittal

The American and her former boyfriend were initially convicted of the killing of Meredith Kercher in 2007.

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Silvio Berlusconi taken to hospital on day he planned to unveil election team

The former Italian prime minister was being treated for ‘acute renal colic’.

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History goes underground as Nero’s opulent palace reopens after renovation

Visitors must descend underground to view the rooms and gardens of the residence, covered over the centuries by other buildings and debris.

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Roma families moved out of social housing after far-right protests in Rome

The city’s mayor Virginia Raggi said the families will be placed elsewhere and has denounced a ‘very heavy climate of hatred’.

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Driver abducts schoolchildren and sets bus ablaze ‘in migrant deaths protest’

The driver, an Italian citizen of Senegalese origin, threatened the passengers, telling them that ‘no-one would survive’, officials said.

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Italy opens probe into death of ‘bunga bunga’ witness

Mr Berlusconi was acquitted by Italy’s highest court in 2015 of charges that he paid for sex with an underage prostitute during the parties.

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EU warns Italy to address debt problems amid 'weak economic outlook'

The European Union has said it is concerned about Italy's debt and is warning the government in Rome to shore up its public finances.

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Venice council introduces tourist tax for daytrippers

The charge will not apply for those staying overnight in the city and there are exemptions.

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Ancient site linked to Julius Caesar's murder to open to the public

A complex of ancient temples in Rome that are linked to the scene of Julius Caesar's murder will be opened to the public.

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British skier feared dead after avalanche in Italy

A total of four people, including skiers from the UK and France, are missing, according to local media reports.

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At least four people dead after tourist plane and helicopter collide in Italy - reports

At least four people are reported to have died after a small tourist aircraft collided with a helicopter in Italy.

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Italian fugitive captured three decades after murder conviction

The 64-year-old had been living in Brazil for years.

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Lava and ash spew from Italy’s Mount Etna

Etna is the largest of Italy’s three active volcanoes and has been particularly active since July.

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European Commission reaches deal with Italy on budget

Italy’s debt load is the second-highest in Europe after Greece at over 130% of GDP.

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Rome’s waste troubles turn into emergency after blaze

The Salaria plant has been the subject of protests for years by residents complaining of putrid smells and demanding its closure.

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Italian police investigating deadly stampede find pepper spray can

Officers said it was not known if the can found was the one whose spray had apparently set off the stampede.

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Italian police make major arrests linked to Sicilian mob

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini called the sweep an extraordinary operation in the Sicilian capital, Palermo.

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Rome moves to evict Casamonica ‘criminal’ clan from villas

Eight residences built without authorisation were targeted in the raids.

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Italy’s anti-migrant interior minister welcomes refugees ‘escaping war’

Matteo Salvini said it was a pleasure to welcome the children, contrasting them to economic migrants.

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Italian journalists protest against insults from governing party

The leader of the 5-Star Movement has been fiercely critical of reporters.

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Deadly storms hit large parts of Italy and leave Venice under water

The high winds created an exceptional tide in Venice.

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Russian football fans hurt in Rome escalator accident

Dramatic footage shows people on the parallel escalator trying to pull others to safety.

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‘No end in sight for Italian fiscal standoff’ with EU

There is “no end in sight for Italian fiscal standoff”, a leading group of economists has said, and the cost of borrowing for the Italian state will rise to 5% by end of 2020.

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Lion statue standing guard at Venice’s San Marco vandalised

St Mark’s Basilica and the elegant, colonnaded piazza that spreads out beyond are among Italy’s leading tourist attractions.

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Genoa fans remain silent for 43 minutes in memory of bridge collapse victims

The names of those who died in the tragedy were listed on the football club’s giant screen.

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Italy lets migrants leave ship 10 days after rescue

The country’s populist government had not let them leave the ship earlier, demanding that other EU countries take them.

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Eight killed as flash flood hits hikers in Italian gorge

The dead included four men and four women after the incident in Calabria.

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Experts knew Genoa bridge had weakened by 20% - reports

A total of 43 people were killed in the disaster in the northern port city.

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Woman posts ‘realistic’ pic on Italian beach to fight ridiculous pressure for perfect holiday photos

The 21-year-old said she decided to show off her ‘food baby’ in Positano.

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Benettons’ roads firm fight after Genoa disaster

The Benetton family has said it will fight the Italian government’s seizure of its road-toll assets in the wake of a deadly bridge collapse, in a confrontation between one of the country’s pre-eminent industrial dynasties and populist politicians demanding justice for a disaster that killed 39 people.

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Latest: 20 people may still be missing after Italian bridge collapse

Latest: Rescuers are still searching the rubble after a section of the Morandi Bridge fell.

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Latest: Dozens killed after 'immense tragedy' of bridge collapse in Genoa

Earlier, Italian media outlets had reported that 35 people had been killed.

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Farm workers protest against treatment in Italy after migrant deaths

The protests follow the deaths of 16 farm workers in two recent road accidents in the Foggia area.

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Italy’s PM visits victims of Bologna highway tanker truck explosion

Giuseppe Conte said it was important to understand what happened to prevent future tragedies.

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New Italian government vows to create jobs and deport migrants

The pledge of mass deportations was a reminder that Italy has a staunchly anti-immigrant, right-wing party in its governing coalition.

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Giuseppe Conte to take the reins as PM as Italian stalemate ends

The law professor will head a populist government.

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Italy heads for populist government after months of stalemate

The president has called a meeting with Giuseppe Conte, whose attempt to form a government failed four days ago.

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Everything you need to know about Italy and the euro

Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement and anti-immigration League party have each flirted with the idea of leaving the euro.

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Markets calm amid signs that Italy may avoid elections

Many worried that new polls would be a de facto referendum on Italy’s membership of the euro.

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A crumb of comfort for Ireland amid Italian crisis

The political stalemate in Italy has created a rush to safe havens, pushing Italian business and bank stocks down and pulling down the value of the euro.

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Update: Italy ponders new goverment solution to calm financial turmoil

Efforts to create a coalition government featuring the 5-Star Movement and League parties have failed so far.

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Italy’s nightmare has no end in sight amid euro ambiguity

Unless the populists campaign on exiting the euro, a new election will change nothing, according to Ferdinando Giugliano.

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Economist to lead Italy to new election amid political drama

Inconclusive March 4 elections had left the country with what has proved to be an intractable political impasse.

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Italian president under fire after vetoing populists’ choice for minister

Sergio Mattarella explained that he was fully in his constitutional right and duty to reject Paolo Savona as economy minister.

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Europe wary as Italy moves towards populist government

The 5-Star Movement and the League have signalled an agreement to form a new administration.

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Italy: Coalition at odds with EU - Will Rome burn?

Italian politics have, for decades, been good for a laugh, thanks, in part, to Silvio Berlusconi, who, despite being seen in smart European circles as a clown, served for nine years in four administrations, as prime minister. He was the country’s longest-serving post-war head of government.

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Ireland insulated as Italy’s bond yield jumps

Italy’s bonds and stocks slumped as the Five Star Movement and the League reached a coalition agreement to govern the country, outlining proposals that may pressure public finances.

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5-Star Movement leader seeks time to form Italian government

Luigi Di Maio is looking to hammer out an agreement with the head of the rival populist party, the League.

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Italy’s rival populist leaders summoned for coalition talks

Luigi Di Maio of the 5-Star Movement and Matteo Salvini of the anti-migrant League will meet the president.

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Former Man City boss agrees deal to take over Italian national team

The former Manchester City boss is said to have agreed a two-year deal to take charge of the Azzuri. The 53-year-old agreed to leave Zenit St Petersburg by mutual consent yesterday.

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Italy opens political talks on forming new government

Italian President Sergio Mattarella is opening formal consultations to see if any party or coalition can muster enough support to form a government after the country's inconclusive elections on March 4.

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Italy's 5-Star Movement leader claims right to run government

The leader of the 5-Star Movement, Luigi Di Maio, has said the party's strong showing throughout Italy means that it should run the next government.

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Euro is 'the wrong currency' says Italy's anti-migrant party leader

The head of Italy's anti-migrant, eurosceptic League party says the shared European euro currency is "wrong" and is ultimately destined to end.

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Italian election result hangs in the balance

Italy's crucial elections appear to be heading toward deadlock, according to initial results.

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Centre-left leader Walter Veltroni has conceded defeat in Italy's national elections.

Veltroni concedes defeat in Italian election

Centre-left leader Walter Veltroni has conceded defeat in Italy’s national elections.

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Exit polls put Silvio Berlusconi narrowly in the lead for his attempt to become Italy's premier for a third time today.

Polls put Berlusconi ahead in Italian elections

Exit polls put Silvio Berlusconi narrowly in the lead for his attempt to become Italy’s premier for a third time today.

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Italian prime minister Prodi resigns

Embattled Italian prime minister Romano Prodi has tonight arrived at the presidential Palace to hand in his resignation, after losing a confidence vote.

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Prodi confidence vote leads to 'political meat market'

Italy's president today asked Romano Prodi to stay on as premier and face a confidence vote in parliament.

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Prodi expected to form govt next week

Centre-left leader Romano Prodi is not expected to receive the nod to form Italy’s government until after parliament elects the country’s new president next week.

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