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Italy: Country in Southern Europe
Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a European country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands. Italy is located in south-central Europe, and it is also considered a part of western Europe. The country covers a total area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi) and shares 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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Italy's Salvini fails in bid to seize left's northern stronghold

Italy's right-wing leader Matteo Salvini failed in his effort to overturn decades of leftist rule in the northern region of Emilia-Romagna on Sunday in an election that brought huge relief to the..
Reuters - Published

Italy's center-left seen beating League in key regional vote: exit poll

Italy's center-left Democratic Party (PD) looked on course to beat Matteo Salvini's rightist League party in a closely watched election in the northern region of Emilia-Romagna, an exit poll said on..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Italy


Italy's right-wing League party seeks electoral comeback [Video]Italy's right-wing League party seeks electoral comeback

Former deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and his League party are likely to claim power when Italy next holds parliamentary elections.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:48Published

Italy's right-wing leader Salvini targets leftist region in key vote [Video]Italy's right-wing leader Salvini targets leftist region in key vote

Italy's right-wing leader Salvini targets leftist region in key vote

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:20Published

Six Nations: Italy in profile [Video]Six Nations: Italy in profile

A look at the Italy team ahead of the 2020 Six Nations, as they look to avoid a fifth consecutive wooden spoon.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:43Published

Jones ready for 'interesting' Six Nations, weighs in on Saracens' situation [Video]Jones ready for 'interesting' Six Nations, weighs in on Saracens' situation

Eddie Jones says it'll be an 'interesting' Six Nations post World Cup and thinks it's the 'best thing' that some Saracens players are in the England squad.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:14Published

Paedophile priests in rehab: how the Vatican tries to 'cure' child abusers [Video]Paedophile priests in rehab: how the Vatican tries to 'cure' child abusers

An estimated 24 recovery centres for clergymen operate in Italy. Euronews reports on their methods and the controversies surrounding them. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:06Published

'Sardines' movement in Bologna, Italy hopes to block far-right [Video]'Sardines' movement in Bologna, Italy hopes to block far-right

'Sardines' movement in Bologna, Italy hopes to block far-right

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:00Published

Car hits crowd of German tourists in Luttach, Italy — 6 dead [Video]Car hits crowd of German tourists in Luttach, Italy — 6 dead

Car hits crowd of German tourists in Luttach, Italy — 6 dead

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 00:21Published

Six killed after car ploughs into tourists in northern Italy [Video]Six killed after car ploughs into tourists in northern Italy

Six people were killed and 11 injured when a car ploughed into a group of young German tourists in northern Italy. The crash occurred in Luttach, also known as Lutago, near Bolzano in the Alto Adige..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

Italians launch Unesco World Heritage bid for their beloved espresso [Video]Italians launch Unesco World Heritage bid for their beloved espresso

Two years ago, Italy was successful in having Naples’ very own iconic food recognised as part of the Unesco World’s intangible cultural heritage. Today the country wants to do the same with one of..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 04:45Published

AC Milan fans hit by Ibra fever [Video]AC Milan fans hit by Ibra fever

VIDEO SHOWS: AC MILAN STRIKER ZLATAN IBRAHIMOVIC LEAVING CASA MILAN, IBRAHIMOVIC GREETING FANS RESENDING WITH COMPLETE SCRIPT SHOWS: MILAN, ITALY (JANUARY 3, 2020) (ESTE NEWS - ACCESS ALL) 1. AC MILAN

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:51Published

Ibrahimovic returns to Italy as final chapter looms [Video]Ibrahimovic returns to Italy as final chapter looms

Zlatan Ibrahimovic arrives in Italy for a medical before joining AC Milan for the second time.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:09Published

Italians dive into the icy waters of the Tiber River to celebrate the arrival of 2020 [Video]Italians dive into the icy waters of the Tiber River to celebrate the arrival of 2020

Amateur divers including 67-year-old Maurizio Palmulli brave the chilly waters of the River Tiber in Rome in the traditional New Year's Day event.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:28Published

Pope To Faithful: Put The Phones Away And Start Talking To Each Other [Video]Pope To Faithful: Put The Phones Away And Start Talking To Each Other

Pope Francis on Sunday urged people to talk to each other at mealtimes instead of using their mobile phones. According to Reuters, the Holy Father cited Jesus, Mary and Joseph as an example for..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Italy PM Giuseppe Conte warns of Russian and Turkish involvement in Libya [Video]Italy PM Giuseppe Conte warns of Russian and Turkish involvement in Libya

Conte also said his government will launch an ambitious programme to tackle tax evasion. amid a stagnant economy.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:45Published

Five Trips To Take In Europe Before You Die [Video]Five Trips To Take In Europe Before You Die

1. Lagos, Portugal has stunning beaches. 2. Amsterdam, Netherlands is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world. 3. Santorini, Greece has views you will never forget. 4. Ibiza, Spain is known..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Lazio beat Juventus again to win Italian Supercup [Video]Lazio beat Juventus again to win Italian Supercup

Inzaghi happy with win, receives praise from Sarri

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:36Published

Italy's 'sardines' have bigger fish to fry [Video]Italy's 'sardines' have bigger fish to fry

They call themselves the sardines, and have taken to the streets of Italy in mass protets. We find out who they are and where they are heading.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 08:00Published

Italy's Di Maio holds talks with Libya's rival leaders [Video]Italy's Di Maio holds talks with Libya's rival leaders

Italy's Di Maio holds talks with Libya's rival leaders

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:01Published

How to avoid putting water in your wine [Video]How to avoid putting water in your wine

Food fraud in Europe amounts to several millions of euros. One of the agricultural products most affected by counterfeiting is wine. Thanks to sophisticated techniques it is possible to verify the..

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 04:00Published

Italy: 54,000 Brindisi residents evacuated as WWII bomb defused [Video]Italy: 54,000 Brindisi residents evacuated as WWII bomb defused

Italy: 54,000 Brindisi residents evacuated as WWII bomb defused

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 00:55Published

Goals and focus don't change for Royal wedding cellist [Video]Goals and focus don't change for Royal wedding cellist

Sheku Kanneh-Mason hits the road with his pianist sister, Isata, ahead of new album release.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:42Published

 

Salvini seeks redemption in Italian regional elections

Voters in two Italian regions, Emilia Romagna in the north and Calabria in the south, went to the polls on Sunday in local elections that could help propel far-right opposition leader Matteo Salvini to..
Reuters - Published

AP Top Stories January 25 P

Here's the latest for Saturday, January 25th: Trump lawyer: Dems want to overturn last election; Xi chairs politburo meeting; Astronauts, NASA's Andrew Morgan and Italy's Luca Parmitano; Mouse museum..
USATODAY.com - Published

Pence weighs in on impeachment from Italy.

He told reporters on Friday in Rome that he expected a speedy acquittal in the Senate.
NYTimes.com - Published

Anti-Jewish graffiti sparks anger in Italy ahead of Holocaust day

Anti-Semitic graffiti was found scrawled on the door of the son of a Holocaust survivor in the northwestern Italian town of Mondovi on Friday, triggering outrage from politicians and rights groups.
Reuters - Published

New Atlantia CEO apologizes for bridge disaster, seeks talks with government

The new CEO of Italy's Atlantia signaled a fresh approach on Friday to the crisis caused by the deadly collapse of a bridge operated by its motorway arm in 2018, apologizing for the disaster and..
Reuters - Published

Italian PM Conte pulls out of Davos trip amid political turmoil

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte canceled a planned trip to the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos on Thursday, a day after the head of the co-governing 5 Star Movement resigned, piling..
Reuters - Published

Italy's Di Maio quits as 5-Star leader in blow to government

Luigi Di Maio stepped down on Wednesday as leader of Italy's co-governing 5-Star movement, as it seeks to stem a wave of defections that threatens the government's parliamentary majority.
Reuters - Published

Italy's Di Maio says resigns as head of 5-Star Movement

Luigi Di Maio stepped down on Wednesday as leader of Italy's co-ruling 5-Star Movement, in a move that underlines the deep divisions in the party and adds to uncertainty for the fractious governing..
Reuters - Published

Don't close ports to migrants, pope says after Salvini case

Pope Francis on Wednesday said politicians should not close ports to desperate migrants, speaking after a court got a green light to pursue an investigation of Matteo Salvini, Italy's anti-immigrant..
Reuters - Published

Italy's Di Maio has resigned as 5-Star leader: party source

Luigi Di Maio has resigned as leader of Italy's co-ruling 5-Star Movement, a party source said on Wednesday, underlining the deep divisions in the party and adding to uncertainty for the fractious..
Reuters - Published

Italy's PM says would respect Di Maio's decision to quit as 5-Star leader

Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Wednesday that he would respect a decision by Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio if he were to decide to step down as leader of the co-ruling 5-Star Movement.
Reuters - Published

Italy's Di Maio to step down as leader of 5-star movement on Wednesday: source

Italy's Luigi di Maio will step down as leader of the co-ruling 5-Star Movement on Wednesday, a senior 5-Star source said.
Reuters - Published

Seeking path back to power, Salvini targets Italian left's fiefdom

In a country where governments have a life expectancy of barely a year, the northern Italian region of Emilia Romagna has been a beacon of stability, run non-stop by the left for almost 75 years.
Reuters - Published

Italy Senate panel says Salvini kidnapping probe should go ahead

An Italian Senate committee on Monday approved a court's request to pursue an investigation into far-right League leader Matteo Salvini, a move that could give rise to a trial for alleged kidnapping of..
Reuters - Published

Italian Sardines square off against Salvini ahead of crucial vote

The "Sardines" grassroots movement protesting against the populism of far-right Italian leader Matteo Salvini staged a mass rally in the northern city of Bologna on Sunday ahead of a regional vote that..
Reuters - Published

Italy's constitutional court rejects League's bid to change electoral law

Italy's Constitutional Court on Thursday rejected a request by the hard-right League party to hold a referendum to introduce a first-past-the-post electoral system, triggering the ire of League chief..
Reuters - Published

Person in southern Italy has miraculous close call with fast-moving landslide

A person walking on a rainy day in Cetara, Italy, had a miraculous escape after a landslide hit the spot they had been standing at.
USATODAY.com - Published

Italy's upcoming regional vote will not decide future of government: paper

The results of an upcoming regional vote will not decide the future of Italy's national government and ruling parties will meet at the end of the month to set the executive's agenda, Prime Minister..
Reuters - Published

Italy's Prysmian says Western Link submarine power cable currently unavailable

The Western Link high-voltage submarine power cable between Scotland and England is currently unavailable after tripping on Friday, Italian cablemaker Prysmian, which built the link, said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Autostrade and Italian motorway lobby say highway tunnels are safe

The main Italian motorway lobby group AISCAT and Atlantia's toll road unit, Autostrade per l'Italia, said on Friday that highway tunnels in the country were safe, denying media reports that 200..
Reuters - Published

Italian foreign policy flounders amidst Libyan blunders

Italy scrambled to salvage diplomatic credibility on Thursday after its bid to play a central role in resolving Libya's long-running conflict came off the rails, revealing failures at the heart of the..
Reuters - Published

Italy's 5-Star say fining Autostrade not a solution, concession must be revoked

Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement said on Thursday it did not consider a fine as a possible solution for Italian motorway operator Autostrade per l'Italia to avoid a revocation of its operating license..
Reuters - Published

Italy, Autostrade exploring ways to resolve concession stand-off: sources

The Italian government and Atlantia's motorway unit are exploring ways to break a stand-off over the group's road concession which some members of the ruling coalition want to revoke, two sources close..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: Stripping Italy's Atlantia of motorway concession may not be easy

Leading members of Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement have called for Atlantia's motorways unit to be stripped of its concession following the deadly 2018 collapse of a bridge it operated in the northern..
Reuters - Published

Libyan PM Serraj to meet Italian PM: Italian government source

The head of Libya's internationally recognized government Fayez al-Serraj will meet Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday evening, an Italian government source, said as efforts to agree a..
Reuters - Published

European powers condemn Turkish plans to send troops to Libya

The European Union's top diplomat and the foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany and Italy condemned on Tuesday Turkey's plans to send military experts and trainers to Libya, saying foreign..
Reuters - Published

Italy's Di Maio says Europe must do more to help stabilize Libya

Libya poses a security risk to Europe that the European Union must address, Italy's Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Tuesday following a meeting with his British, French and German counterparts.
Reuters - Published

European powers to weigh Libya crisis in Brussels after calling off visit

The European Union's top diplomat and the foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany and Italy planned to meet on Tuesday in Brussels to discuss Libya's crisis after postponing a trip to the..
Reuters - Published

EU, Italy, Britain, France, Germany to discuss Libya in Brussels on Tuesday

The European Union's top diplomat and the foreign ministers of Britain, France, Germany and Italy will meet on Tuesday afternoon in Brussels to discuss Libya, an EU spokesman said.
Reuters - Published

Italy PM says 'serious negligence' found in bridge collapse: paper

An investigation by Italy's transport ministry into the deadly collapse of a bridge operated by Atlantia has shown "serious and unforgivable acts of negligence", Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte was..
Reuters - Published

Six German tourists killed by suspected drunk driver in Italy

Six German tourists were killed on Sunday after a suspected drunk driver crashed into a group of people in a town in northern Italy, police said.
Reuters - Published

Italy's Atlantia slips further into 'junk' status on concession risks

Italian infrastructure group Atlantia on Friday suffered its second debt downgrade in a month, slipping further into junk territory, as the government considers revoking the group's motorway concession..
Reuters - Published

Italy's Salvini looks to avoid trial over migrant standoff

Italy's far-right League leader Matteo Salvini, looking to avoid trial for alleged kidnapping, has defended his decision to detain migrants on a coastguard boat last July, saying the move had been..
Reuters - Published

Italy moves closer to stripping Atlantia of road concession

Italy's government appeared to move closer to revoking Atlantia's lucrative concession to operate part of the country's motorways, with a cabinet decision expected in coming days.
Reuters - Published

Atlantia's motorway concession must be revoked: deputy minister

Atlantia's motorway concession must be revoked and the Italian government will make the decision in the coming days, Italy's Deputy Transport Minister Giancarlo Cancelleri said in an interview on..
Reuters - Published

Italy's 5-Star expels senator further reducing slim government majority

Italy's ruling anti-establishment 5-Star Movement has expelled a senator from its ranks on disciplinary grounds, in a fresh blow to the government's already small majority in the upper house of..
Reuters - Published

Italian PM Conte names new ministers, sets policy agenda for 2020

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte named two new ministers on Saturday to replace his education minister who resigned this week and outlined an ambitious agenda for next year including reform of the..
Reuters - Published

Italy transport ministry, Atlantia's motorway unit discuss road safety

The Italian transport ministry and officials from motorway operator Autostrade per L'Italia discussed safety issues on the road network on Friday, the ministry said.
Reuters - Published

Italy court rules home-growing cannabis is legal, reigniting dispute

Italy's Supreme Court has ruled that small-scale domestic cultivation of cannabis is legal, in a landmark decision triggering calls for further legalization from weed advocates and anger from the..
Reuters - Published

Russia and Italy call for peaceful solution to Libya crisis

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte agreed on Thursday that the situation in Lybia must be resolved in a peaceful way, the Kremlin said.
Reuters - Published

Italy education minister resigns over lack of funds for ministry

Italian Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti told Reuters on Wednesday he had resigned after failing to obtain from the government billions of euros he insisted were needed to improve the country's..
Reuters - Published

The most-anticipated 2020 hotel openings around the world

From the U.S. to Italy to China, hotels and resorts will be offering all kinds of experiences for travelers.
USATODAY.com - Published

Italian right-to-die activist acquitted of assisting suicide

A Milan court on Monday acquitted right-to-die activist Marco Cappato of aiding suicide, following a landmark constitutional court ruling which breached Italy's traditional rejection of helping..
Reuters - Published

Italian government is split over norms to revoke motorway concessions

Italy's government failed to agree on Saturday on a law that would make it easier and less costly to revoke concessions to operate motorways, a sign of division among the ruling parties on how to..
Reuters - Published

Italy prepares to make revoking motorway concessions easier: document

The Italian government is preparing a decree to make revoking concessions to operate the country's motorways easier and less costly, a draft document seen by Reuters showed on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

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