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# italy - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Syrian refugee gives birth on boat off Italian coast Syria

Syrian refugee gives birth on boat off Italian coast

The Italian Coast Guard intercepted two refugee boats off the coast of Syracuse, but found a newborn child on board one.

# italy - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

From The Score Serena Williams’ US Open opponent got so fed up that she needed a hug from a ball boy Consolation

Serena Williams’ US Open opponent got so fed up that she needed a hug from a ball boy

She had lost a 26-shot rally with the American.

# italy - Tuesday 20 August, 2013

From The Score Mario Balotelli makes the cover of Sports Illustrated, gives away his $250,000 Camouflage Bentley Interview

# italy - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Crew members help deliver baby boy born on flight to Italy Baby On A Plane

Crew members help deliver baby boy born on flight to Italy

The 39-year-old woman went into labour shortly after take-off on Sunday.

# italy - Thursday 1 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Italy’s top court upholds Silvio Berlusconi’s prison term Sad Silvio

Italy’s top court upholds Silvio Berlusconi’s prison term

The former Italian prime minister is likely to face house arrest or community service because of his age after the court upheld his conviction for tax fraud.

# italy - Wednesday 31 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: Tornado rips through Italian province Tornado This post contains videos

VIDEO: Tornado rips through Italian province

The dramatic footage shows the tornado whipping debris around outside a building, causing millions of euros worth of damage.

# italy - Tuesday 30 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Italy prepares mass funeral for 38 killed in coach crash Italy

Italy prepares mass funeral for 38 killed in coach crash

A national day of mourning has been declared in the country.

# italy - Monday 29 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie 38 killed as coach carrying pilgrims crashes in southern Italy Bus Tragedy This post contains videos

38 killed as coach carrying pilgrims crashes in southern Italy

The bus plunged off a motorway flyover near the town of Avellino. The Department of Foreign Affairs says there are no indications of any Irish citizens hurt in the crash.

# italy - Saturday 27 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Bananas thrown at black Italian minister Racism

Bananas thrown at black Italian minister

Kyenge, who was born in Democratic Republic of Congo but has lived in Italy for 30 years, has faced several incidents of racism since taking her post.

# italy - Saturday 20 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Italian court jails five over Costa Concordia ship disaster Shipwreck

Italian court jails five over Costa Concordia ship disaster

The longest sentence went to the crisis coordinator who was sentenced to two years and 10 months in jail.

# italy - Sunday 14 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie An Italian senator has likened the country’s first black minister to an orangutan Racism

An Italian senator has likened the country’s first black minister to an orangutan

Robert Calderoli later said he was making a joke, and meant no offence to the minister, Cecile Kyenge.

# italy - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix

Here’s What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about Youth Defence, property developers and Edward Snowden…

From TheJournal.ie “Most hated man in Italy” goes on trial over Costa Concordia sinking Captain

“Most hated man in Italy” goes on trial over Costa Concordia sinking

The opening day of the trial was cut short after just a few minutes because of a national lawyers’ strike.

# italy - Sunday 7 July, 2013

From TheJournal.ie The Catholic Church shouldn’t fear structural renewal – Pope Francis Pope Francis

The Catholic Church shouldn’t fear structural renewal – Pope Francis

Pope Francis has called for structural renewal in the Catholic church to keep up with the times – but also advised priests and nuns to shun costly trappings so they can use more resources to help the poor.

# italy - Monday 1 July, 2013

From The Score 3 players who enhanced their reputation during the Confederations Cup Top Performers

3 players who enhanced their reputation during the Confederations Cup

Now that the dust has settled on Brazil’s win, we pick out those who impressed most over the past two weeks.

# italy - Monday 24 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Berlusconi sentenced to seven years in jail for sex with a minor Bunga Bunga

Berlusconi sentenced to seven years in jail for sex with a minor

The former prime minister is unlikely to serve any time, given his age – but the ruling is a major political blow.

From TheJournal.ie The Evening Fix… now with added memes and genes Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added memes and genes

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

From TheJournal.ie Berlusconi: the four cases against him Bunga Bunga

Berlusconi: the four cases against him

From Mediaset fraud to wiretap appeal to Ruby Gate – the former Italian PM has been nothing if not controversial.

# italy - Saturday 22 June, 2013

From The Score Scotland steal victory over Italy with last minute try Late Late Show

Scotland steal victory over Italy with last minute try

There was a dramatic end in Pretoria with the Scots winning by a single point thanks to Alasdair Strokosch.

# italy - Thursday 20 June, 2013

From The Score All 7 goals from the brilliant game between Italy and Japan Confed Cup This post contains videos

All 7 goals from the brilliant game between Italy and Japan

The Azzurri had to come from two goals down to earn their place in the Confederations Cup semi-finals late last night.

# italy - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Italy court rejects Berlusconi bid to block trial Italy

Italy court rejects Berlusconi bid to block trial

Italy’s constitutional court has rejected a claim by former premier Silvio Berlusconi which he had hoped would block a trial against him which could see him booted out of politics.

From TheJournal.ie Designers Dolce & Gabbana get 20 months’ jail for tax evasion

Designers Dolce & Gabbana get 20 months’ jail for tax evasion

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have appealed, and the sentence will be suspended in the meantime.

# italy - Tuesday 18 June, 2013

From The Score Spain crowned U21 European champions after Thiago hat-trick The Future Is Bright This post contains videos

Spain crowned U21 European champions after Thiago hat-trick

The Iberians reclaimed their title after a 4-2 win over Italy in Israel.

# italy - Monday 17 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Who’s who: Meet the nine men and one woman who make up the G8 leaders G8

Who’s who: Meet the nine men and one woman who make up the G8 leaders

Eight heads of government, and two EU presidents make up the G8 leaders who are gathering in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow.

From TheJournal.ie Everything you need to know about the G8, but were afraid to ask G8

Everything you need to know about the G8, but were afraid to ask

A gathering of some of the world’s most powerful people is happening up the road in Northern Ireland today and tomorrow. But what’s it all about?

# italy - Sunday 16 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie What has the G8 ever done for us? G8

What has the G8 ever done for us?

Here’s a list of all the topics that have been discussed in the last 38 summits. Has it been worth it?

# italy - Friday 14 June, 2013

From The Score Everything you need to know about the Confederations Cup International

Everything you need to know about the Confederations Cup

Why wouldn’t you want to watch a tournament involving Spain, Brazil and Italy?

# italy - Sunday 9 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Women prisoners line up fashion label Italy

Women prisoners line up fashion label

Italy’s biggest prison is launching a not-for-profit brand linked to LVMH luxury giant – and inmates get paid.

# italy - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Support for anti-establishment party collapses in Italy’s local elections Italy

Support for anti-establishment party collapses in Italy’s local elections

Beppe Grillo’s ‘Five Star Movement’ has lost many of the votes it won in the general election earlier this year.

# italy - Friday 24 May, 2013

From The Score Ding dong Rafa’s gone! Birthday present Benitez off to Napoli See Ya Frank

Ding dong Rafa’s gone! Birthday present Benitez off to Napoli

Aurelio De Laurentiis celebrated his birthday by signing up the Spaniard on a two-year deal.

# italy - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Captain of Costa Concordia to face trial for manslaughter of 32 people Italy

Captain of Costa Concordia to face trial for manslaughter of 32 people

Francesco Schettino faces 20 years if convicted.

# italy - Monday 20 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Body of Padre Pio to be put on permanent display On Show

Body of Padre Pio to be put on permanent display

A shrine in Italy will put the body of the popular saint on display for the millions of pilgrims who visit the site every year.

# italy - Monday 13 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Verdict near in ‘bunga bunga’ Berlusconi sex trial Italy

Verdict near in ‘bunga bunga’ Berlusconi sex trial

The hearing is one of the last in a trial that began two years ago and revolves around alleged raunchy ‘bunga bunga’ parties’.

# italy - Saturday 11 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Thousands attend rally for Berlusconi – despite his conviction for tax fraud Italy

Thousands attend rally for Berlusconi – despite his conviction for tax fraud

The ‘Everyone for Silvio’ rally was held to support the former premier, after a court upheld a five-year ban from public office.

# italy - Thursday 9 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Charred bodies of Canadian mafiosi found in Sicily Turf War

Charred bodies of Canadian mafiosi found in Sicily

The bodies of the two men were found riddled with about 30 bullets, in an operation dubbed “Argo” by Italian and Canadian police.

From TheJournal.ie Fashion designer, Olympian and POW Ottavio Missoni has died RIP

Fashion designer, Olympian and POW Ottavio Missoni has died

The fashion designer was also an Olympic track athlete and prisoner of war during World War II.

# italy - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Court upholds Berlusconi’s tax fraud sentence, seven years after trial first started Italy

Court upholds Berlusconi’s tax fraud sentence, seven years after trial first started

The former Italiam Premier is now expected to appeal the ruling in Italy’s highest court.

# italy - Monday 6 May, 2013

From TheJournal.ie VIDEO: 29 baggage handlers arrested after being caught raiding luggage Italy This post contains videos

VIDEO: 29 baggage handlers arrested after being caught raiding luggage

The handlers were caught red-handed on secret recordings – in some cases violently breaking cases open.

From TheJournal.ie Controversial seven-time Italian premier Andreotti dies aged 94 Italy

Controversial seven-time Italian premier Andreotti dies aged 94

Giulio Andreotti — nicknamed “The Untouchable” and “The Black Pope” — was a divisive figure in Italian politics, with close ties to the Vatican and rumoured mafia links.

# italy - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

From TheJournal.ie After two months, Italy’s finally getting a new government Italy

After two months, Italy’s finally getting a new government

The Chamber of Deputies has passed a motion of confidence in the broad coalition led by new premier Enrico Letta.