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Italy

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 climate. The country covers an area of 301,340Β km2 (116,350Β sqΒ 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 unions refused on Monday to load electricity generators onto a Saudi Arabian ship with weapons on board in a protest against the war in Yemen.
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Italians must retain control of sensitive data, such as their personal finances or health conditions, and prevent an undemocratic country like China from gaining..
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League's loyalty to Italian coalition partner M5S is unreasonable and can't last for ever, cabinet secretary Giancarlo Giorgetti said on Monday.
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Italian prosecutors have ordered the seizure of a rescue boat anchored outside the port of Lampedusa in Sicily, triggering a potential tug-of-war with Deputy..
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Nationalist parties from across Europe held a rally on Saturday, led by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, promising to reshape the continent..
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Nationalist and far-right parties from across Europe held a rally on Saturday, led by Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, promising to reshape the..
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This month's European Parliament election will shake up the continent, leading to a relaxation of budget rules and influencing the choice of the next central..
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Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Friday he was not worried over possible EU sanctions in case of violation of fiscal rules, as he was..
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Walter Nixon, 96, visits the graves of colleagues killed in the Italian campaign of World War Two.
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Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has been put under investigation over possible misuse of state flights while campaigning for European elections at..
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Italy's ruling parties intend to relaunch their coalition after next week's European elections, sources from both parties say, but it may not be easy after..
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Italy's Matteo Salvini is gathering an array of right-wing leaders but can such an awkward alliance work?
5 days ago • BBC News
A global equity recovery set off by softer rhetoric from U.S. President Donald Trump on the trade dispute with Beijing waned on Wednesday as grim Chinese data..
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Spanish emergency services were evacuating the crew of Italian-flagged vehicle transport ship "Grande Europa", which caught fire 25 miles south of the main city..
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A global equity bounce stemming from softer rhetoric by U.S. President Donald Trump on the trade dispute with Beijing waned on Wednesday as grim China data and..
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Luigi Di Maio on Tuesday criticized a suggestion by his coalition partner Matteo Salvini that Italy could break European Union fiscal rules and increase its..
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Migrant arrivals to Italy have almost dried up, new asylum requests across the European Union have more than halved in three years and at the end of 2018,..
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A close aide to Pope Francis has drawn the ire of Italy's anti-immigrant Interior Minister Matteo Salvini by climbing down a manhole to restore electricity to..
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Facebook said on Sunday it had taken down numerous Italian accounts on its platform that were false or were spreading fake news ahead of a European parliamentary..
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