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Summary.     Click for More > Income details posted on web Super-sub Ibrahimovic seals title for Inter Naples rubbish crisis sparks health fears Violence breaks out over trash crisis  Police and protesters furiously clashed at government plans to dump mountains of uncollected trash from Naples in their towns Contador powers to Giro d'Italia victory Summit targets global food crisis  A key UN-sponsored summit is set to open aimed at addressing the problem of soaring global food prices UN sets out food crisis measures Billion dollars pledged for food crisis  World leaders have made 'extraordinary' commitments to short-term food crisis solutions but more work is needed on long-term solutions Spain beat Italy in Euro penalty shoot out Coach Donadoni goes after Euro exit Vettel is youngest Formula One winner Eleven tourists seized Police arrest suspects in Mafia killings Bird-hit jet in emergency landing Sicilian mafia 'decapitated' by raid
Soldiers bulldoze Naples rubbish PM under pressure to quit   Prodi resigns after losing vote   The Prime Minister, Romano Prodi, has resigned after being defeated in a vote of confidence in the upper house of parliament, the Senate Crisis talks to begin Miller claims overall World Cup title Pope baptises Muslim at Easter vigil Berlusconi narrowly ahead in vote   Billionaire Berlusconi wins election
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  Conservative former prime minister is on track to become next leader after his center-left rival Walter Veltroni conceded general election defeat.    Charismatic center-right Silvio Berlusconi, 71, has a commanding lead in both houses of parliament. 52-year-old Veltroni deliv...
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Soldiers bulldoze Naples rubbish  The Italian army has begun bulldozing the 100,000 tonnes of rubbish that has piled up in the streets of Naples PM on brink as coalition collapses   PM under pressure to quit  Romano Prodi is under pressure to stand down ahead of a crunch confidence vote in the Senate   Prodi resigns after losing vote


January 2008 ... more > Top ^
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  The Prime Minister, Romano Prodi, has resigned after being defeated in a vote of confidence in the upper house of parliament, the Senate.    Prodi had led his centre-left coalition for 20 months. Hes defeated by 5 votes, despite the support of several une...
  Crisis talks to begin  President Napolitano is to hold crisis talks with political leaders following the resignation of Prime Minister Prodi

February 2008 ... more > Top ^
Feb.19  Late Liverpool goals sink 10-man Inter

March 2008 ... more > Top ^
Mar.4  Arsenal send holders Milan crashing out Mar.5  Roma sink Real to reach quarterfinals Mar.13     Miller claims overall World Cup title  American Bode Miller claimed his second overall World Cup title after Didier Cuche of Switzerland decided not to race in the final slalom Mar.14  Vonn is women's World Cup champion Mar.22     Pope baptises Muslim at Easter vigil  Italy's most prominent Muslim commentator Magdi Allam converted to Roman Catholicism on Saturday during the Easter vigil service Mar.28 Italy to withdraw tainted cheese

April 2008 ... more > Top ^
Apr.1  Ronaldo and Rooney set United on way Apr.9  Tevez goal steers United into semis Apr.14     Berlusconi narrowly ahead in vote
  First projections showed billionaire ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi narrowly ahead of center-left candidate Walter Veltroni     Billionaire Berlusconi wins election
  Conservative former prime minister is on track to become next leader after his center-left rival Walter Veltroni conceded general election defeat
 Charismatic center-right Silvio Berlusconi, 71, has a commanding lead in both houses of parliament. 52-year-old Veltroni delivered a concession speech live on Italian television. Berlusconi will lead Italy's 63rd government since the end of World War II


May 2008 ... more > Top ^
May.1   Income details posted on web
  There has been outrage after the outgoing government published every Italian's declared earnings and tax contributions on the internet  Penalties give Rangers dream ticket May.6  Sprint king Petacchi given doping ban May.7 Nadal suffers rare loss on clay May.11 Djokovic claims Rome Masters glory May.18   Super-sub Ibrahimovic seals title for Inter  Inter Milan clinched a 3rd successive Serie A title in the final match of the season, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench to net both g...   Naples rubbish crisis sparks health fears
  The U.S. military in Naples is testing tap water and soil because of health worries from that city's pileup of smoldering rubbish May.19 Neapolitans torch rubbish piles May.24   Violence breaks out over trash crisis
  Police and protesters furiously clashed at government plans to dump mountains of uncollected trash from Naples in their towns
 8 Italian policemen and three other people have been injured
Roma defeat Inter to retain Italian Cup May.29 Mancini dismissal confirmed by Inter

June 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jun.1   Contador powers to Giro d'Italia victory  Tour de France champion is the first non-Italian to ride to victory in the three-week stage race since 1996. He finished 1 min. 57 sec. ahead... Jun.2   Summit targets global food crisis
  A key UN-sponsored summit is set to open aimed at addressing the problem of soaring global food prices
Mugabe at food summit 'obscene' Jun.3   UN sets out food crisis measures  General Secretary Ban Ki-moon has urged nations to seize an 'historic opportunity to revitalise agriculture' as a way of tackling the food crisis Ahmadinejad: West fueling food crisis Jun.5   Billion dollars pledged for food crisis
  World leaders have made 'extraordinary' commitments to short-term food crisis solutions but more work is needed on long-term solutions.    Leaders from 181 countries made the commitment at the close of a three-day UN summit on food short...
Jun.6 Hamburg bans waste from Italy Jun.9 Rampant Netherlands crush sorry Italy Jun.17 Champs Italy snatch last-8 Euro berth Jun.22     Spain beat Italy in Euro penalty shoot out   Spain beat world champions 4-2 on penalties to reach the semifinals of Euro 2008 after match had ended scoreless Jun.26   Coach Donadoni goes after Euro exit  Roberto Donadoni has lost his job at the Italian national team following their quarterfinal exit from Euro 2008

July 2008 ... more > Top ^
Jul.4 Italy declares Pompeii emergency
Jul.14 15 officials jailed over G8 protest Jul.15 AC Milan acquires Ronaldinho Jul.17 Tour de France has 3rd drug scandal Jul.20 Schleck seizes Tour lead. Pereiro crashes Jul.21 Outrage over Gypsy drowning photos

August 2008 ... more > Top ^
Aug.25 Inter wins Super Cup
Aug.30 Italy seals Libya colonial deal

September 2008 ... more > Top ^
Sep.6 Cheney accuses Russia of 'brutality'
Sep.13 Vettel makes F1 history with pole Alitalia 'running out of fuel' Sep.14   Vettel is youngest Formula One winner   Sebastian Vettel, aged 21 years, became the youngest F1 winner with an impeccable start to finish victory in the Grand Prix at Monza Sep.19 Alitalia airline cancels flights Sep.22   Eleven tourists seized  11 European tourists have been kidnapped along with 8 other people while making an off-road tour of southern Egypt Sep.30   Police arrest suspects in Mafia killings   Authorities arrested 2 suspects responsible for the September18 killing of 6 African immigrants in Castelvolturno

November 2008 ... more > Top ^
Nov.4 Vucinic double as Roma shock Chelsea
Nov.5 Del Piero magic gives Juve famous victory Nov.10   Bird-hit jet in emergency landing  Ciampino airport has temporarily closed after a Ryanair flight FR4102 from Frankfurt suffered 'substantial damage' as it made a landing

December 2008 ... more > Top ^
Dec.16   Sicilian mafia 'decapitated' by raid
Map of Palermo Italy  Paramilitary police carried out massive arrests against the Sicilian mafia in Palermo, 'decapitating' the organization's leadership structure Dec.20 Beckham arrives for AC Milan loan


Soldiers bulldoze Naples rubbish  The Italian army has begun bulldozing the 100,000 tonnes of rubbish that has piled up in the streets of Naples Italy to withdraw tainted cheese Naples rubbish crisis sparks health fears  The U.S. military in Naples is testing tap water and soil because of health worries from that city's pileup of smoldering rubbish Neapolitans torch rubbish piles Hamburg bans waste from Italy Outrage over Gypsy drowning photos Bird-hit jet in emergency landing  Ciampino airport has temporarily closed after a Ryanair flight FR4102 from Frankfurt suffered 'substantial damage' as it made a landing   Miller claims overall World Cup title  American Bode Miller claimed his second overall World Cup title after Didier Cuche of Switzerland decided not to race in the final slalom Nadal suffers rare loss on clay Djokovic claims Rome Masters glory Super-sub Ibrahimovic seals title for Inter  Inter Milan clinched a 3rd successive Serie A title in the final match of the season, as Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench to net both g... Roma defeat Inter to retain Italian Cup Mancini dismissal confirmed by Inter Contador powers to Giro d'Italia victory  Tour de France champion is the first non-Italian to ride to victory in the three-week stage race since 1996. He finished 1 min. 57 sec. ahead... Rampant Netherlands crush sorry Italy Champs Italy snatch last-8 Euro berth   Spain beat Italy in Euro penalty shoot out   Spain beat world champions 4-2 on penalties to reach the semifinals of Euro 2008 after match had ended scoreless Coach Donadoni goes after Euro exit  Roberto Donadoni has lost his job at the Italian national team following their quarterfinal exit from Euro 2008 AC Milan acquires Ronaldinho Tour de France has 3rd drug scandal Schleck seizes Tour lead. Pereiro crashes Inter wins Super Cup Vettel makes F1 history with pole Vettel is youngest Formula One winner   Sebastian Vettel, aged 21 years, became the youngest F1 winner with an impeccable start to finish victory in the Grand Prix at Monza Vucinic double as Roma shock Chelsea Del Piero magic gives Juve famous victory Beckham arrives for AC Milan loan Soldiers bulldoze Naples rubbish   The Italian army has begun bulldozing the 100,000 tonnes of rubbish that has piled up in the streets of Naples Italy to withdraw tainted cheese Income details posted on web  There has been outrage after the outgoing government published every Italian's declared earnings and tax contributions on the internet Summit targets global food crisis




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Feb.19  Late Liverpool goals sink 10-man Inter
Mar.4  Arsenal send holders Milan crashing out
Mar.5  Roma sink Real to reach quarterfinals
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Mar.14  Vonn is women's World Cup champion
Apr.1  Ronaldo and Rooney set United on way
Apr.9  Tevez goal steers United into semis
May.1  Penalties give Rangers dream ticket
May.6  Sprint king Petacchi given doping ban
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  A key UN-sponsored summit is set to open aimed at addressing the problem of soaring global food prices
Jun.5 Billion dollars pledged for food crisis
  World leaders have made 'extraordinary' commitments to short-term food crisis solutions but more work is needed on long-term solutions.    Leaders from 181 countries made the commitment at the close of a three-day UN summit on food short...
Sep.13 Alitalia 'running out of fuel'
Sep.19 Alitalia airline cancels flights Sep.22 Eleven tourists seized  11 European tourists have been kidnapped along with 8 other people while making an off-road tour of southern Egypt



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2008 May.19 Neapolitans torch rubbish piles
Jul.14 15 officials jailed over G8 protest Sep.22 Eleven tourists seized  11 European tourists have been kidnapped along with 8 other people while making an off-road tour of southern Egypt Sep.30 Police arrest suspects in Mafia killings   Authorities arrested 2 suspects responsible for the September18 killing of 6 African immigrants in Castelvolturno Dec.16 Sicilian mafia 'decapitated' by raid
Map of Palermo Italy  Paramilitary police carried out massive arrests against the Sicilian mafia in Palermo, 'decapitating' the organization's leadership structure



Italy, 2008 Politics Timeline ... See World Politics timeline Top ^
2008 Jan.22 PM on brink as coalition collapses
Jan.23   PM under pressure to quit  Romano Prodi is under pressure to stand down ahead of a crunch confidence vote in the Senate Jan.24   Prodi resigns after losing vote
  The Prime Minister, Romano Prodi, has resigned after being defeated in a vote of confidence in the upper house of parliament, the Senate.    Prodi had led his centre-left coalition for 20 months. Hes defeated by 5 votes, despite the support of several une...
Jan.24 Crisis talks to begin  President Napolitano is to hold crisis talks with political leaders following the resignation of Prime Minister Prodi Mar.22   Pope baptises Muslim at Easter vigil  Italy's most prominent Muslim commentator Magdi Allam converted to Roman Catholicism on Saturday during the Easter vigil service Apr.14   Berlusconi narrowly ahead in vote
  First projections showed billionaire ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi narrowly ahead of center-left candidate Walter Veltroni Apr.14   Billionaire Berlusconi wins election
  Conservative former prime minister is on track to become next leader after his center-left rival Walter Veltroni conceded general election defeat
 Charismatic center-right Silvio Berlusconi, 71, has a commanding lead in both houses of parliament. 52-year-old Veltroni delivered a concession speech live on Italian television. Berlusconi will lead Italy's 63rd government since the end of World War II
May.24 Violence breaks out over trash crisis
  Police and protesters furiously clashed at government plans to dump mountains of uncollected trash from Naples in their towns
 8 Italian policemen and three other people have been injured
Jun.2 Summit targets global food crisis
  A key UN-sponsored summit is set to open aimed at addressing the problem of soaring global food prices
Jun.2 Mugabe at food summit 'obscene' Jun.3 UN sets out food crisis measures  General Secretary Ban Ki-moon has urged nations to seize an 'historic opportunity to revitalise agriculture' as a way of tackling the food crisis Jun.3 Ahmadinejad: West fueling food crisis Jul.4 Italy declares Pompeii emergency Jul.14 15 officials jailed over G8 protest Aug.30 Italy seals Libya colonial deal Sep.6 Cheney accuses Russia of 'brutality'