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Italy: Country in Southern Europe
Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a European country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands. Italy is located in south-central Europe, and it is also considered a part of western Europe. The country covers a total area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi) and shares land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, and the enclaved microstates of Vatican City and San Marino. Italy has a territorial exclave in Switzerland (Campione) and a maritime exclave in the Tunisian Sea (Lampedusa). With around 60 million inhabitants, Italy is the fourth-most populous member state of the European Union.

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Italy places more migrants round Europe, Salvini focuses on economy

Italy has increased relocation of migrants around Europe, official figures showed on Wednesday, reducing frictions around the issue and enabling far-right leader Matteo Salvini to steer his focus more..
Reuters - Published

EU court ruling leaves sour taste for Italian vinegar producers

Italian vinegar producers suffered a blow on Wednesday when the EU's top court ruled that the term "balsamic" can be used to label vinegar or flavorings even if they are not from Italy's northern..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Italy

Rare sighting for coastguards as orcas visit Italian coastal waters [Video]Rare sighting for coastguards as orcas visit Italian coastal waters

The group – three adults and a calf – were seen swimming just a few hundred meters from the Ligurian shoreView on euronews

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Portugal, France and Germany in Euro 2020 super group [Video]Portugal, France and Germany in Euro 2020 super group

The Euro 2020 draw stacked Group F with three giants; Portugal, Germany and France and is already being called the “group of death”.

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Police say uncover plot to create new Nazi party in Italy [Video]Police say uncover plot to create new Nazi party in Italy

Italian police said on Thursday they had uncovered a plot to form a new Nazi party and seized a cache of weapons during searches across the country. Mia Womersley reports

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Italian MP proposes marriage during parliament debate on post-earthquake reconstruction [Video]Italian MP proposes marriage during parliament debate on post-earthquake reconstruction

Romantic hotspots of Italy: Florence, Venice and... the parliament? View on euronews

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A shoal of force: Italy's 'sardines' movement takes on the far-right [Video]A shoal of force: Italy's 'sardines' movement takes on the far-right

A new movement, calling itself the 'sardines' is pitting a silent majority against the populist, anti-immigrant politics of Italy's far-right leader Matteo Salvini. David Doyle reports.

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:32Published

Napoli player dispute "will make them stronger", says Klopp ahead of Champions League clash [Video]Napoli player dispute "will make them stronger", says Klopp ahead of Champions League clash

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says that the dispute at Napoli "will make them stronger" and that he is only thinking about their Champions League clash, and not about their upcoming fixture pile-up.

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Italy's Venice floods costing '$1bn in damages' [Video]Italy's Venice floods costing '$1bn in damages'

Flooding continues to hit the Italian city of Venice. It has sustained heavy damage after several floods in the past month.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:34Published

Europe weather: Deadly storms hit France, Italy and Greece [Video]Europe weather: Deadly storms hit France, Italy and Greece

Another bout of extreme weather brings flooding and landslides to three European countries.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:27Published

Several dead as quake hits Albania [Video]Several dead as quake hits Albania

The most powerful earthquake to hit Albania in decades rocked the capital of Tirana and surrounding region early on Tuesday, causing several buildings to collapse and burying residents in the rubble...

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Six dead as quake hits Albania [Video]Six dead as quake hits Albania

At least six people died after the most powerful earthquake to hit Albania in decades rocked the capital of Tirana and surrounding region early on Tuesday, causing several buildings to collapse and..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:46Published

Juve's Sarri says there is no disagreement with Cristiano Ronaldo [Video]Juve's Sarri says there is no disagreement with Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri says there is no problem with Cristiano Ronaldo after he reacted angrily to being substituted in a 1-0 win over AC Milan earlier this month.

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Dramatic video shows migrant rescue following boat capsize [Video]Dramatic video shows migrant rescue following boat capsize

The Italian Coast Guard released on Monday dramatic video showing the rescue of a young girl at sea after a boat carrying migrants capsized in bad sea conditions. Mia Womersley reports

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Watch: Shocking footage shows girl resuced by divers off Italian coast [Video]Watch: Shocking footage shows girl resuced by divers off Italian coast

The coastguard saved 149 people, including 13 women and three children, from a ship that sank on Saturday.View on euronews

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Bodies of five migrants recovered from Italian island of Lampedusa [Video]Bodies of five migrants recovered from Italian island of Lampedusa

Bodies of five migrants recovered from Italian island of Lampedusa

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Bridge partially collapses, level of River Po rises after heavy rains [Video]Bridge partially collapses, level of River Po rises after heavy rains

Much of Italy is under alert for flooding from heavy rains, a problem exacerbated by a lack of maintenance of the country's many river beds.

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Rain and floods hit Italy and France as landslide sweeps away motorway bridge [Video]Rain and floods hit Italy and France as landslide sweeps away motorway bridge

Torrential rain lashed France and Italy over the weekend, leaving at least three people are dead and two others missing.View on euronews

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Italy leaves rescued African migrants stranded at sea [Video]Italy leaves rescued African migrants stranded at sea

More than 70 migrants were picked up by Spanish aid vessel, Open Arms, but Italian authorities have so far refused to allow the ship to dock.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:13Published

Migrant ship seeks port in stormy sea [Video]Migrant ship seeks port in stormy sea

The captain of Open Arms urgently asked Italy permission to land on Sunday as the ship with more than 70 African migrants on board was sailing through increasingly stormy seas in the Mediterranean...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:43Published

Flood alerts as heavy rain lashes parts of France and Italy [Video]Flood alerts as heavy rain lashes parts of France and Italy

Flood alerts as heavy rain lashes parts of France and Italy

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:10Published

Watch: Tigers freed from truck taste outdoor lifestyle at Polish zoo [Video]Watch: Tigers freed from truck taste outdoor lifestyle at Polish zoo

The tigers were being transported from Italy to Russia when they were discovered at the Poland-Belarus border.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

 

Senior U.S. diplomat to travel to Ukraine amid impeachment probe

A top U.S. diplomat for Europe and Eurasia will travel to Ukraine, Slovakia and Italy over the next week, the State Department said on Tuesday, at a time when Ukraine is at the center of an impeachment..
Reuters - Published

'Balotelli can leave in January as he isn't suited to relegation scrap' - Cellino

Brescia president Massimo Cellino has said that Italy forward Mario Balotelli can leave on a free transfer in the January transfer window as he is not suited to a relegation scrap.
BBC News - Published

Italy's Sardines push back against Salvini's nationalist tide

The rapid rise of a new left-wing movement has caught the League's Matteo Salvini by surprise.
BBC News - Published

Trial reform looms as new threat for Italy's fractious government

Italy's ruling parties are on a collision course over a proposal to relax time limits on the prosecution of crimes, threatening the future of the fractious, three-month old government.
Reuters - Published

Italy PM defends reform of euro zone bailout fund but seeks concessions

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told parliament on Monday a contested reform of the euro zone's bailout fund was in Italy's national interest, but that it should only be adopted as a package alongside..
Reuters - Published

Italy to seek parliament vote to end ESM reform dispute

Italy's government will hold a vote in parliament next week to decide on reform of the euro zone's bailout fund, as divisions within Rome's ruling coalition deepen.
Reuters - Published

Death toll from Lampedusa shipwreck rises to 18: Italian coast guard

The bodies of five migrants who died when a boat capsized in rough waters off the southern Lampedusa coast a week ago have been found, Italy's coast guard said on Sunday, bringing the overall death..
Reuters - Published

Martinez double sends Conte's Inter top in Italy

Argentine Lautaro Martinez scores twice as Antonio Conte's Inter Milan edge past SPAL to move top of Serie A.
BBC News - Published

Venetians shun referendum on split from mainland sister city

Venetians gave the cold shoulder to the fifth vote in 40 years to break away from sister city Mestre on the Italian mainland, with little expectation of a parting of the ways.
Reuters - Published

Benetton family calls for 5-Star to stop 'hate campaign': letter

Italy's Benetton family, in a letter to media, said it had played no role in running a motorway bridge that collapsed last year killing 43 people, and asked politicians such as 5-Star leader Luigi Di..
Reuters - Published

Euro 2020 draw: England drawn against Croatia, Wales in group with Italy

England are drawn against Croatia and Czech Republic in Group D at Euro 2020, with Wales alongside Italy, Switzerland and Turkey in Group A.
BBC News - Published

England to face Croatia at Euro 2020, Wales in group with Italy

England are drawn against Croatia and Czech Republic in Group D at Euro 2020, with Wales alongside Italy, Switzerland and Turkey in Group A.
BBC News - Published

Italy's 5-star leader Di Maio says Rome must delay approval of ESM reform

The head of Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement said on Saturday the government should not sign off on a reform of the euro zone's bailout fund until plans for a wider banking union became clearer.
Reuters - Published

'There is no more time to waste' - Serie A clubs pledge to combat racism

All 20 Serie A clubs make a united pledge to combat Italian football's "serious problem" with racism, saying there is no more "time to waste".
BBC News - Published

Italy uncovers plot to create new Nazi party

Italian police said on Thursday they uncovered a plot to form a new Nazi party and seized a cache of weapons during searches across the country.
Reuters - Published

Mozart childhood portrait sold for €4m at Paris auction

The composer was a child prodigy on tour in Italy when he sat for the portrait.
BBC News - Published

Italy approves second phase of F-35 investment program: minister

Italy will press ahead with an investment program for F-35 fighter jets, Defence Minister Lorenzo Guerini said, after uncertainty over further orders from the Rome government had raised questions on..
Reuters - Published

Atlantia unit reopens Italian motorway near Genoa

A motorway linking the port city of Genoa to Piedmont, in the northwest of Italy, was partially reopened to traffic on Tuesday, the toll-road unit of infrastructure group Atlantia said.
Reuters - Published

Migrants sing as rescue ship takes them into Italian port

Migrants danced and burst into song as a rescue ship brought them into the Italian port of Taranto at dawn on Tuesday, days after they were found drifting in a rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean.
Reuters - Published

Italy's 5-Star leader calls for scrapping Atlantia motorway concession

The leader of Italy's 5-Star Movement Luigi Di Maio said again on Monday that the motorway concession of infrastructure group Atlantia should be revoked.
Reuters - Published

From euro to ESM, Italy's Salvini re-trains his eurosceptic fire

Matteo Salvini has recently dropped threats to take Italy out of the euro zone but the hard-right leader is now alarming European authorities with a new target for his eurosceptic anger: a planned..
Reuters - Published

Italy grants access to Spanish migrant rescue ship

Italian authorities have agreed to grant the Open Arms ship access to a port to disembark 62 African migrants it has been carrying since Wednesday, the founder of the Spanish rescue mission said on..
Reuters - Published

No casualties reported after Italian motorway bridge collapses in landslide

A motorway bridge collapsed on Sunday in Italy's northwestern region of Liguria near the coastal city of Savona, following a massive landslide caused by recent heavy rain.
Reuters - Published

Floods cause chaos in France and Italy

A bridge collapsed near the Italian city of Savona, and several rivers burst their banks in south-east France.
BBC News - Published

Motorway bridge collapses in northern Italy after landslide

A motorway bridge collapsed on Sunday in Italy's northwestern region of Liguria near the coastal city of Savona, following a massive landslide caused by recent bad weather.
Reuters - Published

Spanish rescue ship stranded off Italy with 62 African migrants on board

Italian authorities have evacuated 11 migrants from the Open Arms ship but not granted port access to the vessel, leaving it stranded in rough seas with 62 African migrants still on board, a..
Reuters - Published

A can-do challenge? Italian 'sardines' take on Salvini

Italy has had many colorful political symbols over the years, including oak trees, olive trees and daisies. Now, a new one has suddenly swum into view and is posing a problem for far-right leader..
Reuters - Published

Italy's 5-Star rejects leader's call to snub upcoming elections

Member of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement on Thursday rejected a call from party chief Luigi Di Maio to pull out of upcoming regional elections, in a surprise move that underlines Di Maio's..
Reuters - Published

Italy's anti-Salvini 'sardines' movement spreads, plans more protests

Far-right leader Matteo Salvini's seemingly unstoppable political rise in Italy has been hit by an unlikely challenge from a grassroots movement known as "the sardines".
Reuters - Published

Bonucci signs new Juventus deal to 2024

Italy defender Leonardo Bonucci signs a one-year contract extension that commits him to Juventus until 2024.
BBC News - Published

Furor erupts in Italy over euro zone bailout fund reform

Proposals to reform the euro zone's bailout fund are creating a political storm in Italy, where parties and institutions are battling over whether Rome should try to block the reform at the EU level.
Reuters - Published

Mancini's Italy put nine past sorry Armenia

Italy record one of the biggest wins in their history as they complet their successful Euro 2020 qualifying campaign by thrashing Armenia 9-1
BBC News - Published

5-Star's crisis threatens Italian government's survival

The 5-Star Movement, senior partner in two coalitions since last year's national election, is struggling with internal strife and falling support which threaten the survival of Italy's two-month old..
Reuters - Published

Venice floods: Further warnings of high tides

Large parts of the centre of the Italian city have been hit by exceptionally high tides for the third time in a week.
BBC News - Published

Italy battered by rain, Venice braces for another 'tough day'

Several Italian cities were on high alert on Sunday after heavy rain overnight, including Venice where residents and tourists were braced for another exceptional high tide.
Reuters - Published

Flooded Venice battles with new tidal surge

The Italian canal city's main square, waterbuses and schools are closed as the water rises again.
BBC News - Published

Venice floods: Italy to declare state of emergency over damage

The damage from the 1.87m (6ft) high waters is a "blow to the heart of our country", PM Conte says.
BBC News - Published

Italian tenor Bocelli joins with UNESCO to aid children affected by war

Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli launched a "Voices of the World" musical education program jointly with UNESCO on Wednesday to provide a boost to children affected by armed conflicts.
Reuters - Published

Venice floods: Italian city sees highest tide in 50 years

The mayor of Venice says he will declare a state of disaster after a high tide topped 1.87m.
BBC News - Published

Italian ship attacked by pirates in Mexico, two crew hurt

Pirates attacked an Italy-flagged offshore supply vessel in the southern Gulf of Mexico, injuring two crew members, the Mexican Navy said on Tuesday, in the latest outbreak of robbery and piracy to hit..
Reuters - Published

Federer wins to get his ATP Finals campaign on track

Roger Federer recovers from his opening round-robin defeat to beat Italy's Matteo Berrettini in straight sets at the ATP Finals.
BBC News - Published

Blast in northern Iraq injures five Italian soldiers: army

An explosive device was detonated in northern Iraq on Sunday as a vehicle carrying Italian special forces drove nearby, injuring five soldiers, three of them seriously, the Italian military said on..
Reuters - Published

Holocaust survivor given police escort in Italy after threats

Holocaust survivor Liliana Segre has been placed under police protection after she received threats from far-right fanatics, security sources said on Thursday, highlighting concern about rising..
Reuters - Published

Italy Holocaust survivor Liliana Segre under guard amid death threats

Liliana Segre, 89, is assigned two police officers in Italy after hundreds of anti-Semitic messages.
BBC News - Published

Defender Walker ends game in goal as 10-man Man City draw in Italy

Manchester City held out for a draw with Atalanta in the Champions League after defender Kyle Walker had to go in goal for the closing stages of the match.
BBC News - Published

Italy police search shipbuilding companies linked to Fincantieri

Italian finance police searched offices of several companies working for state-controlled shipbuilder Fincantieri, as part of an investigation into suspected corruption, fraud and worker exploitation,..
Reuters - Published

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