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Amanda Knox acquitted of murder by Italy's top court

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ROME/SEATTLE - Italy's top court on Friday annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of her British flatmate and fully acquitted her in a surprise verdict capping nearly a decade of courtroom drama. | Video

Timeline - Amanda Knox acquitted of murder, ending years-long saga 12:34am GMT

SEATTLE - Italy's top court on Friday annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher and, in a surprise verdict, acquitted her of the charge.

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Amanda Knox acquitted of murder by Italy's top court 27 Mar 2015

ROME - Italy's top court on Friday annulled the conviction of American Amanda Knox for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher and, in a surprise verdict, acquitted her of the charge.

Amanda Knox: 'tremendously relieved' after her acquittal in Italy 27 Mar 2015

SEATTLE - American Amanda Knox said on Friday she was "tremendously relieved" after her acquittal by Italy's top court for the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

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Italy court prepares verdict in Knox appeal over Kercher murder 27 Mar 2015

ROME - Italy's highest court is expected to rule on Friday on whether to uphold the conviction of American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher.The brutal killing and tangle of trials that followed gripped attention on both sides of the Atlantic, inspiring books and films. Kercher's family said Meredith, who died aged 21, risked being forgotten. | Video

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Italy court ruling on Amanda Knox delayed until Friday 25 Mar 2015

ROME - Italy's highest court delayed until Friday a ruling on whether to uphold the conviction of American Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. | Video

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Pirelli does not plan special dividend for ChemChina deal - sources 25 Mar 2015

MILAN - Italian tyre maker Pirelli , which is being bought by China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina), does not plan to pay a special dividend to its shareholders as part of the buyout plan, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

Three men arrested for recruiting Islamist fighters in Italy 25 Mar 2015

MILAN - Police arrested three men on Wednesday for allegedly setting up a network in Italy to recruit Islamist fighters to be sent to Syria and Iraq, the Italian authorities said.

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Italy's top court to rule on Knox conviction in Kercher murder 24 Mar 2015

ROME - Italy's highest court will decide on Wednesday whether to uphold former U.S. exchange student Amanda Knox's conviction for the 2007 murder of Briton Meredith Kercher, potentially sparking an extradition battle with the United States.

After Pirelli, Chinese shopping spree in Italy to continue 23 Mar 2015

MILAN - After years of economic decline, Italy has become a hunting ground for Chinese companies keen to take control of prized but cash-strapped corporate names such as Pirelli, and they are no longer investing from the back seat.

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Torn-up sick notes show crash pilot should have been grounded

DUESSELDORF, Germany - German authorities said on Friday they had found torn-up sick notes showing that the pilot who crashed a plane into the French Alps was suffering from an illness that should have grounded him on the day of the tragedy. | Video