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Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a European country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the 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 a total area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi), and land area of 294,140 km2 (113,570 sq mi), and shares open 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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ROME (Sputnik) - Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who also earlier served as secretary of the Democratic Party (DP), has left the political alliance,..
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After losing five finals in the past 23 years, BBC Sport travels to Turin in Italy, to find out whether a revolution at Italy's most successful club can lead to..
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Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will lead a breakaway from the ruling Democratic Party (PD) this week and set up a new centrist force, he was quoted..
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Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he would break away form the ruling Democratic Party (PD) as he sought to set up a new centrist force in the..
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A steel plant in Taranto moves to tackle pollution, but locals say it is too little, too late.
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Italian prosecutors on Monday ordered the arrest of three people suspected of torturing migrants in a detention center in north-west Libya.
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(CNN)Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has once again been the target of a racist episode in Italy -- but this time on television, with a TV commentator sacked..
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AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie and Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku reportedly have been subjected to more racism in Italy
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An Italian television station says it will not use one of its pundits again after he made a racist comment about Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku.
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Matteo Salvini, the leader of Italy’s far-right League party, has vowed to return to power and told the European Union (EU) his countrymen are "no one’s..
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Former prime minister Matteo Renzi is poised to break away from the ruling Democratic Party (PD) and set up a new centrist force in an effort to claim the middle..
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A migrant rescue ship received permission Saturday to sail to a southern Italian island, but Italy's foreign minister cautioned against interpreting the OK as a..
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Italy's far-right League will unleash a battery of referendums to try to sink reforms planned by the new government, party leader Matteo Salvini said on Sunday,..
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It signals a change of approach to migration from the new coalition which took office on Tuesday.
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A migrant rescue ship received permission Saturday to sail to a southern Italian island, but Italy's foreign minister cautioned against interpreting the OK as a..
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LAMPEDUSA, Italy (Reuters) - Italy's new government allowed a French charity ship to head to the island of Lampedusa on Saturday and bring ashore some 82..
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A charity rescue ship with 82 migrants aboard said Saturday it has received permission to sail to a tiny southern Italian island, in a possible sign Italy’s..
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External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Saturday said that the Indian Mission in Italy have been alerted to extend all help in the case of four Sikh men from..
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Germany is ready to take in a quarter of migrants who reach Italy by sea, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said in remarks published on Friday, signaling a..
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BBC Sport visits Italy to find out why the influx of established stars and a new crop of young Italian players, means Serie A could be the competition to follow..
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Italy's new economy minister said on Friday that the Milan bourse, which is part of the London Stock Exchange Group , is a strategic asset because it controls..
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Molise, a region in Italy where towns are afflicted with underpopulation, will launch a program that will pay newcomers a monthly stipend for three years.
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Newcomers will be given a monthly stipend, but it comes with a catch
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Vivianne Miedema scores two and sets up a third as Arsenal outclass Fiorentina 4-0 in their Women's Champions League last 32 first leg tie.
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Italy's "Lovers of Modena" could have actually been two soldiers who were close and died together in war
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Italy said on Thursday it had done a deal with EU countries to share out migrants aboard a charity ship at sea in the Mediterranean, resolving the first of what..
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Highlights of this day in history: America faces the aftermath of the Sept. 11th attacks; Nazis rescue Italy's Mussolini; JFK confronts critics of his religion;..
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The former Democratic presidential candidate flipped through thousands of her emails at the art exhibit in Venice, Italy. Afterward, Clinton told an Italian..
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Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement will monitor closely a bid by Hong Kong Exchange for the London Stock Exchange to ensure it does not hurt Italian interests, it..
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Italy will work with Britain on its planned Tempest fighter plane program, Britain's defense ministry said on Wednesday, in a boost to its proposed replacement..
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The Italian government should consider using its special powers to safeguard the country's stock exchange in case a bid from Hong Kong Exchange on the London..
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Matteo Salvini, leader of Italy’s League party and former interior minister, has bad news piling up on him. Things have gone from bad to worse since he brought..
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Molise president finds novel way to breathe life into area as resident numbers dwindle An underpopulated region in southern Italy is offering newcomers €700..
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte won a crucial vote of confidence in the Senate for his new coalition government Tuesday, paving the way for pledged..
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Scotland will host a major United Nations climate change summit after its main rival Turkey withdrew from the bid. COP26 – the 26th Conference of the Parties..
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Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte's new pro-Europe government cleared a second key hurdle, winning a confidence vote Tuesday in the Senate where his uneasy,..
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A 360-degree camera shows how dizzying and stunning the view from the Alps ridges in Italy look.
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Italy's new government won a confidence vote in the upper house Senate on Tuesday following a stormy debate, with the far-right accusing Prime Minister Giuseppe..
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A German captain who defied Italy's ban on boats bringing migrants ashore said on Tuesday she was determined to carry on rescuing migrants from the..
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Jack Foley, from Lancashire, was taken to hospital after the fall, the Foreign Office says.
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Italy's prime minister said on Monday his new coalition combining the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the pro-Europe Democratic Party (PD) would usher in..
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The Berlusconi era is remembered, among other things, for his so-called "bunga bunga" parties, in which aspiring showgirls were said to perform acts of..
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Microsoft President Brad Smith at an AI conference on February 13, 2019, in Milan, Italy. Smith is the co-author with Carol Ann Browne of the new book Tools and..
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ROME — Facebook and Instagram on Monday blocked the social media accounts of two Italian neo-fascist groups and some of their activists because they had..
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ROME — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte made pro-Europe, pro-growth promises to lawmakers Monday before crucial confidence votes on his new left-tilting..
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Italy's new ruling coalition intends to stick with the citizen's income scheme introduced by the previous government, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on..
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MONZA, Italy (AP) — Charles Leclerc was supposed to be Ferrari’s future star. Standing aloft on Monza’s iconic podium, above a sea of fans dressed in red,..
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Shares in Atlantia fell more than 2% on Monday after Italy's new government left the door open to a possible revocation of the infrastructure group's lucrative..
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The Italian government could still decide to revoke Atlantia's motorway concession, Graziano Delrio, a senior lawmaker from the ruling Democratic Party, said on..
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Italy's prime minister said on Monday his new coalition combining the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the pro-Europe Democratic Party (PD) would avoid..
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ROME — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte is pitching for support in Parliament for his new left-leaning coalition ahead of crucial confidence votes....
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Monday his new coalition, which combines the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and pro-Europe Democratic Party..
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Monday his new government would play a key role in reforming the European Union, including supporting the..
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Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Monday his new government, combining the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and pro-Europe Democratic Party (PD), would be..
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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Sergio Ramos equaled the record for the most appearances for Spain as his team continued its march toward qualifying for the 2020..
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Charles Leclerc wins Italian GP after aggressive driving against Lewis Hamilton & Sebastian Vettel's bizarre crash.
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The film "Joker" by American director Todd Phillip was awarded on Saturday the Golden Lion at the 76th Venice International Film Festival. US director Todd..
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