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Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a country in Southern and Western Europe. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and the enclaved microstates San Marino and Vatican City. Italy covers an area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi) and has a largely temperate seasonal and Mediterranean climate. With around 61 million inhabitants, it is the fourth-most populous EU member state and the most populous country in Southern Europe.

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Italy's La Scala opera house has decided to return more than 3 million euros ($3.4 million) in funding to Saudi Arabia after a plan to work closely with the..
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A potential merger between Deutsche Bank and rival Commerzbank does not signal a new wave of banking consolidation in Europe, the chairman of Italy's biggest..
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United States Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams and Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov are due to meet in Rome this week to discuss..
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Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff on Monday said the issue of extending the delay for Britain's exit from the European Union is not uncontroversial among..
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By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A top Vatican official says China's government should not fear "distrust or hostility" from the Roman Catholic..
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On this day in history: Russian cosmonaut first man to walk in space; Mahatma Gandhi is sent to prison for civic disobedience, Italy's Mussolini agrees to enter..
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Maurizio Sarri says reaching the top four is not impossible for Chelsea, despite the 2-0 loss at Everton exposing some familiar failings.
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Italian golfer Guido Migliozzi won his first European Tour title with a one-stroke victory at the Kenya Open on Sunday
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Watch the quirkier moments from the epic finale to the Six Nations, including Wales making history, "one of the most entertaining draws you'll ever see" and..
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New leadership in Italy has brought some new changes to the country since 2018. Right-wing, pro-gun advocates have risen in power, changing the nation's..
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Veteran forward Fabio Quagliarella celebrated his first Italy call up in four years with yet another goal to help Sampdora win 5-3 at Sassuolo in Serie A
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Long a major exporter of firearms to the U.S., Italy now appears to be importing at least some aspects of America's gun culture
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By Associated Press Reporter March 16 2019 10:50 AM 0 Comments Italy opens probe into death of ‘bunga bunga’ witness Independent.ie Italian prosecutors have..
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Imane Fadil, a guest at ex-Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi's sex parties, had said she was poisoned.
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AP Photos: Nets for soccer goals made the old-fashioned way on a picturesque Italian island
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The ancient Silk Road was a network of trading routes that stretched from China to Italy, transporting goods, skills and ideas half way around the world.
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The ancient Silk Road was a network of trading routes that stretched from China to Italy, transporting goods, skills and ideas half way around the world.
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is due to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week endorsing Beijing's..
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Original members of the EU, France, Germany and Italy are engaged in diplomatic sniping that will worsen ahead of the European Parliament elections
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday criticized judges who granted mitigating circumstances to murderers of women on the grounds they were blinded..
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Antonio Tajani, the leader of the European Parliament, said “Mussolini built roads, bridges, buildings, sports facilities, he has developed many parts of our..
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Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini on Thursday defended the country's plans to buy 90 Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jets, following recent media..
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European Parliament President Antonio Tajani has come under fire for comments praising Italian dictator Bettino Mussolini. ......
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Italy should support a delay to Britain's exit from the European Union if London makes such a request, Italian Foreign Minister Enzo Moavero said on Thursday.
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Italy would accept an extension of article 50 on Britain's exit from the European Union if London requests it, junior foreign minister Guglielmo Picchi said on..
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The appeals sentence was handed down in 2017 by an all-female panel but the reasons behind it only emerged when Italy's high court annulled it on 5 March and..
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Italy will protect its strategic infrastructure such as telecoms and avoid transferring key know-how as part of a planned agreement with China, Prime Minister..
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The European Union expanded its tax haven blacklist by 10 countries today, adding the United Arab Emirates and Bermuda despite the objections of powerful member..
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The Memorandum of Understanding Italy is drawing up with China is not meant to upset strategic alliances, Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on..
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The new law was passed to raise Italy's plummeting vaccination rates from below 80% to the World Health Organisation's 95% target. On Monday - the last day for..
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MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's deputy prime minister, Matteo Salvini, urged Milan's La Scala opera house on Monday to reject an offer from Saudi Arabia to pump funds..
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European Union finance ministers are set to add the British overseas territory of Bermuda and the Dutch Caribbean island of Aruba to the bloc's blacklist of tax..
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A United Nations official said the recent crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya, had at least 22 staff members on board on..
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European Union finance ministers are set to add the British overseas territory of Bermuda to the bloc's blacklist of tax havens on Tuesday but Italy is objecting..
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The dead included at least 32 Kenyans; 18 Canadians; nine Ethiopians; eight each from the United States, China and Italy; and seven each from France and Britain.
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For thousands of years olive trees have sustained the Puglia region of Italy, producing 40 percent of the nation's olive oil. But now a pathogen from the New..
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Italy wants to join China's giant "Belt and Road" infrastructure plan to boost Italian exports, not to strengthen political ties with the Asian giant, Deputy..
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The bodies of two mountaineers from the UK and Italy were found in northern Pakistan, nearly two weeks after the duo went missing while trying to climb Nanga..
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The project has been a long-standing source of contention between parties in Italy's ruling coalition.
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An Islamic State fighter detained in Syria urged Italy on Saturday to let him come home to start a new life, saying said he had abandoned the self-styled..
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Italy's prime minister said on Saturday tenders for a high-speed rail link to France could not be finalised without explicit government approval, buying time to..
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Watch highlights as England score eight tries in their impressive 57-14 victory over Italy at Twickenham ahead of their final fixture of the tournament next..
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England remain in the Six Nations title race after securing a bonus-point 57-14 victory over Italy at Twickenham.
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England remain in the Six Nations title race after securing a bonus-point 57-14 victory over Italy at Twickenham.
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MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's prime minister halted on Saturday the launch of tenders for a high-speed rail link to France, defusing a dispute within the ruling..
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ROME (AP) — Italy’s coalition partners appear to have temporarily resolved a dispute over the high-speed rail line to France, with an agreement to let new..
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The Italian government should not support China's "Belt and Road" infrastructure plan, a spokesman for the White House's group of national security advisers said..
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Watch highlights as England score nine tries to all but reclaim the Women's Six Nations title with a crushing win over Italy in Exeter.
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The bodies of two climbers from Britain and Italy have been found in northern Pakistan nearly two weeks after the pair went missing, the Italian ambassador said..
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England score nine tries to all but reclaim the Women's Six Nations title with a crushing 55-0 victory over Italy in Exeter.
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England score nine tries to all but reclaim the Women's Six Nations title with a crushing 55-0 victory over Italy in Exeter.
1 week ago • BBC News
Italy’s coalition government frayed further on Friday over the stalled high-speed rail line to France, with the League insisting it go ahead and the 5-Star..
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