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Republic in Southern Europe

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Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a European country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Italian Alps and surrounded by several islands. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean sea and traversed along its length by the Apennines, Italy has a largely temperate seasonal and Mediterranean climate. The country covers an area of 301,340ย km2 (116,350ย sqย mi) and shares open land borders with France, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland 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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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday the coalition parties had made great progress towards securing a deal on a reform promoted by the League..
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President Sergio Mattarella has no meeting scheduled with Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and has not received any indication that the League party leader..
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Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday he would meet coalition partner and leader of the 5-Star Movement Luigi Di Maio amid speculation that..
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Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday he would see coalition partner and leader of the 5-Star Movement Luigi Di Maio amid speculation that..
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Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday he would see coalition partner and leader of the 5-Star Movement Luigi Di Maio amid speculation that..
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BBC Sport looks at how former Chelsea striker Gianluca Vialli is trying to help Stevenage realise their promotion hopes.
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Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio called for a meeting on Friday with government partner and co-deputy PM Matteo Salvini in a peace offering following..
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Canadian police on Thursday said they had arrested nine suspected members of a powerful Mafia clan with roots in southern Italy involved in money laundering and..
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The leaders of Italy's coalition partners the League and 5-Star Movement warned on Thursday the government could collapse following mutual recriminations over..
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Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio, who also heads the 5-Star Movement, said on Thursday his far-right League allies had to decide whether they wanted..
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The decision of Italy's ruling League party not to back Ursula von der Leyen as the next president of the European Commission risks isolating the country in..
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Italy's government, formed by the 5-Star Movement and the League party, will not fall as it is "the only possible one", Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio told..
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Italy still has time to dissolve parliament and go to elections after the summer break, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini told daily Il Corriere della Sera.
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Italy's coalition parties clashed on Wednesday over the election of Germany's Ursula von der Leyen as the next president of the European Commission, in a vote..
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Wildlife activists have likened the bear to a superhero after it scaled electric fences to get away.
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One of Italy's best-loved writers, Andrea Camilleri was admitted to hospital last month in Rome.
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A French missile once owned by Qatar's military and found among a huge arsenal of weapons seized in Italy was sold by Qatar 25 years ago to a third country,..
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France, Britain, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, United States and Italy on Tuesday called for an immediate end of hostilities around Tripoli and warned of..
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Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini bowed to demands on Tuesday to address parliament on allegations that his right-wing League party had sought illegal..
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Italian police have seized a large arsenal of weapons, including an air-to-air missile, in raids on neo-Nazi sympathizers, they said on Monday.
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Some of the groups investigated in Italy are said to be linked to pro-Russian militants in Ukraine.
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Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini met leading economic players on Monday to discuss the forthcoming 2020 budget, angering Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who..
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Medhanie Tesfamariam Behre has spent three years in jail in a case of mistaken identity in Italy.
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An Italian court on Friday said an Eritrean man extradited from Sudan in 2016 was not a human-trafficking kingpin, as claimed by prosecutors, but nonetheless had..
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Media reports say the ruling party discussed an oil deal and Russian funding at a secret meeting.
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