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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 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq 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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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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A German humanitarian ship captain who eluded an Italian effort to block her from docking at an Italian port with migrants onboard has called for the European..
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Canadian police have arrested nine suspected members of the the Calabrian organized crime group ‘Ndrangheta, who are accused of money laundering and illegal..
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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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ROME — A German humanitarian ship captain who eluded an Italian effort to block her from docking at an Italian port with migrants onboard has called for the..
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Italian police arrested 19 suspected members of a Nigerian mob on Thursday in an operation called "Burning Flame" coordinated between police in Bologna 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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Those arrested connected with the notorious New York-based Gambino family. €3 million ($3.4 million) in assets were seized.Italian authorities arrested a..
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Crackdown by Italian cops and FBI targeted a Sicilian crime family purportedly trying to rebuild in Palermo with help from the Gambinos
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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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ROME, July 17 (Reuters) - Andrea Camilleri, one of Italy's most famous writers who penned the acclaimed...
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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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Bengaluru, July 16: After clinching historic gold in the 100m race at the World Universiade in Naples, Italy last week, ace India sprinter Dutee Chand said the..
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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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Shortly after reputed Western media dramatically misquoted an Italian police statement on a huge missile seized from a neo-Nazi cell fighting for Kiev in eastern..
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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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Interior Minister Salvini has asked regional officials to draw up maps of "illegal settlements." Non-Italians are to be sent back to their countries of origin...
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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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Wales midfielder Aaron Ramsey believes Italian champions Juventus are the right club for him and he is looking forward to working with new coach Maurizio Sarri...
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Chinese telecom giant Huawei has called on Rome to ensure the “transparent, efficient and fair” use of its ‘golden power’ when it comes to developing..
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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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Anti-terrorism police in northern Italy have seized an air-to-air missile and other...
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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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"60 Minutes" travels to Italy to meet the chef whose kitchen creations are works of art
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Modena, Italy is home to one of the world's best restaurants. It also produced one of the world's finest opera singers. 60 Minutes met him in 1993
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Long-time Slashdot reader hyperfine transition writes: The Galileo satellite positioning service is currently unavailable, with all satellites marked as in..
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The World Wildlife Fund said half of the shark and ray species in the Mediterranean sea were under threat on Friday, with nearly a third already fished to the..
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A court in Palermo, Sicily, ruled Friday that the wrong Eritrean man was arrested and tried as a migrant smuggling kingpin and ordered him released from jail, a..
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On June 29, the captain of Sea-Watch 3, a ship of the German sea rescue NGO Sea-Watch, decided to dock her ship with 53 migrants from various African countries..
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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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The fate of an alleged human trafficking kingpin who insists he is a victim of mistaken identity hangs in the balance Friday, with a verdict expected in a trial..
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CHAMPAGNEY, France — Two Tour de France rookies stole the show on the first mountain stage, with Dylan Teuns of Belgium winning Stage 6 and Giulio Ciccone of..
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Two Tour de France rookies stole the show on the first mountain stage, with Dylan Teuns of Belgium winning Stage 6 and Giulio Ciccone of Italy taking the overall..
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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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By Giulio Piovaccari TURIN, Italy, July 11 (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler plans to invest 700 million euros ($788 million) in an electric makeover of its iconic Fiat..
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Italy's deputy prime minister has denied that his party sought money from Russian investors after reports that one of his close aides discussed a secret oil deal..
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Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday denied a media report that his far-right League party had sought millions of euros from Russian..
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Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Wednesday denied a media report that his far-right League party had sought millions of euros from Russian..
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Italy's deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has furiously denied receiving any money in funding from Russian investors, following allegations that one of his..
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Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday Family Minister Lorenzo Fontana, a committed eurosceptic and member of the far-right League, would become Italy's..
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Some 76 more migrants landed in two waves in Sicily and Sardinia on Tuesday, Italian news agency ANSA reported. In the first landing, at Pozzallo in Sicily, some..
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