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7 Jul
Italy fans from London to Rome celebrate a 4-2 victory over Spain on penalties after a 1-1 draw in the Euro 2020 semi-final.
3 Jul
Germany and Italy complete their pull-out from Afghanistan, ending a 20-year deployment there as part of an accelerated withdrawal of NATO forces. Members of the US-backed alliance agreed in April to wrap up their 9,600-strong mission in Afghanistan after US President Joe Biden made the call to end Washington's longest war.
22 Jun
Mario Draghi says the July 11 final should take place in Rome due to the spread of the more contagious delta variant in the United Kingdom.
21 Jun
Italian fans in Rome rejoice at their team's 1-0 victory over Wales in the third group match of Euro 2020.
17 Jun
Italy became the first team to reach the knockout stage of Euro 2021 as midfielder Manuel Locatelli scored twice in a 3-0 win over Switzerland in Rome on Wednesday. The Azzurri, now unbeaten in 29 matches, sit first in Group A and are guaranteed a top-two finish and last 16 berth. Elsewhere in Group A, Turkey lost 2-0 to Wales and are almost certain not to make it past the group stage. Get all the analysis with sports editor Simon Harding and journalist Firas El Echi.
11 Jun
"Everything will be fine," says a confident Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Portugal's first match against Hungary as Italy coach Mancini also oozes self-assurance: "I was confident three years ago, I'm even more confident now," on the eve of the opening match of Euro 2020 against Turkey.
10 Jun
The Paris Court of Appeal is considering whether to extradite eight Italians convicted of murder in their native country more than 30 years ago. These former members of far-left groups are wanted by Rome for taking part in violent attacks and murders between the 1960s and 1980s. They were arrested in France in April and later released on bail. For decades, France gave refuge to these individuals under the "Mitterrand doctrine", which granted asylum to people convicted or wanted for "acts of a violent nature, but of political motivation". The case is being closely watched in Italy, as our correspondents report.
9 Jun
Mount Brento, near Lake Garda in northern Italy, is one of the most well-known base jumping cliffs in the world, with its 1000 meter high wall almost completely overhanging in the first 400 meters and a large landing area. The “Becco dell’Aquila” exit point counts around 1000 jumps every year and receives thousands of jumpers from all across the world. The surrounding areas, with high mountains and vertical limestone walls, are considered a heaven for base jumping and wingsuiting.
24 May
At least 13 people were killed after a cable car plunged into the side of a mountain in northern Italy. The ministry of infrastructure said in a statement that the accident occurred around 12:30 pm (1030 GMT) as the cabin was about 100 metres from the summit.
7 May
An Italian court has handed life sentences to the pair after they were convicted of murdering an Italian police officer while they were on vacation in Rome.
4 May
With the exception of Germany, where Bayern Munich look favorites to win a remarkable ninth straight Bundesliga crown, the incumbents in England (Liverpool), Spain (Real Madrid), France (Paris Saint-Germain, winners of eight in nine) and Italy (Juventus, winners of nine straight has lost the crown) are all under serious threat of being surpassed in 2020-21.
25 Apr
The Open Arms vessel was left at sea for 19 days after the Italian interior minister at the time did not allow it to dock at a Sicilian port. Matteo Salvini is accused of abuse of office and unlawful detention.

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