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Italy: Republic 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. 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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Italy's Renzi faces uphill path to win moderate vote: pollsters

Former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's new party will not find it easy to claim the middle ground of Italian politics, the first polls after its breakaway from the ruling center-left Democratic Party..
Reuters - Published

Marina Schiano, Distinctive Presence in the Fashion World, Dies at 77

Leaving home in Italy as a teenager, she modeled for Vogue and other magazines before carving out a high-profile career as an executive and stylist.
NYTimes.com - Published

Videos for Italy

Women's World Cup winner Ellis ponders switch to men's game [Video]Women's World Cup winner Ellis ponders switch to men's game

United States women's World Cup winning coach Jill Ellis said on Sunday (September 22) she is not ruling out a switch to the men's game after she stands down from her role next mont

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:47Published

Iran has 'assured' women can attend qualifier - Infantino [Video]Iran has 'assured' women can attend qualifier - Infantino

FIFA president Gianni Infantino says that Iranian authorites have 'assured' him that women will be allowed to attend Iran's World Cup qualifier against Cambodia next month.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:43Published

Watch: Fun in the Alpine sun, until the cows come home [Video]Watch: Fun in the Alpine sun, until the cows come home

It's back to work for northern Italy's cows, who are returning from their Alpine summer holidays. The cows spend summer eating mountain grass before returning to their stables for winter.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:20Published

Prada chooses style over fashion at Milan catwalk show [Video]Prada chooses style over fashion at Milan catwalk show

The Italian luxury label chose personal style at its catwalk show on Wednesday (September 18), the first day of Milan Fashion Week. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:30Published

Emmanuel Macron and Giuseppe Conte talk migration policy in Rome [Video]Emmanuel Macron and Giuseppe Conte talk migration policy in Rome

French President Emmanuel Macron met with Italian President Sergio Mattarella and Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Rome on Wednesday.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:39Published

Klopp and Ancelotti disagree on penalty decision as Napoli beat Liverpool [Video]Klopp and Ancelotti disagree on penalty decision as Napoli beat Liverpool

Liverpool’s Juergen Klopp contests penalty awarded to Napoli, while also saying side must “carry on”.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:49Published

Higuain lashes out in Juve training session [Video]Higuain lashes out in Juve training session

Gonzalo Higuain kicks out a team trainer and an advertising hoarding during a Juventus training session on the eve of their Champions League opener against Atletico Madrid.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:13Published

All Blacks 'at a heightened state' ahead of first clash against South Africa [Video]All Blacks 'at a heightened state' ahead of first clash against South Africa

All Blacks' assistant coach Ian Foster says his side are in a "heightened state" for their opening World Cup game against South Africa.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:53Published

Italy's new government allows rescue ship to dock at Lampedusa [Video]Italy's new government allows rescue ship to dock at Lampedusa

In break from Salvini's hardline policies, government authorises Ocean Viking to disembark 82 people in southern island.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:03Published

Migrant rescue boat receives permission to dock at Italian isle [Video]Migrant rescue boat receives permission to dock at Italian isle

Migrants aboard a charity rescue ship celebrated after the vessel received permission Saturday to sail to the Italian island of Lampedusa.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Ocean Viking: Sea change as Italy allows migrant rescue ship to dock [Video]Ocean Viking: Sea change as Italy allows migrant rescue ship to dock

Italy's new government may be poised to end Matteo Salvini's hardline stance on migrants.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published

European stocks head for fourth week of gains post-ECB [Video]European stocks head for fourth week of gains post-ECB

European shares ground out gains for the fourth day running on Friday as signs of progress in U.S.-China trade talks propped up shares after a mixed response to stimulus from the European Central Bank..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:41Published

Car chases and stunts as new James Bond film is shot in Italy [Video]Car chases and stunts as new James Bond film is shot in Italy

Eyewitness footage captured in August, show scenes of a dramatic car chase being filmed in Matera, Italy, for the new James Bond film "No Time to Die".

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published

Sea-Watch captain Carola Rackete honoured for Mediterranean migrant rescue [Video]Sea-Watch captain Carola Rackete honoured for Mediterranean migrant rescue

The German captain of the migrant rescue ship, Sea-Watch 3, which defied an Italian government ban and docked at Lampedusa, has been honoured for her stance by the Catalan Government.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:15Published

Italy's new government can get to work after getting senators' backing [Video]Italy's new government can get to work after getting senators' backing

Senators backed Prime Minister Guiseppe Conte's new government with 169 in favour and 133 against.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:39Published

New TV series New TV series "ZeroZeroZero" looks at cocaine trade in Saviano book adaptation

Stars Andrea Riseborough, Dane DeHaan, writer Roberto Saviano and director/co-creator Stefano Sollima premiere first two episodes at Venice. (Rough cut. No reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:48Published

"In sports, nothing is set in stone", Macron tells France's rugby team

French president Emmanuel Macron visits les Bleus with words of encouragement ahead of their departure for the Rugby World Cup in Japan

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:34Published

Influencer Chiara Ferragni gets emotional as she premieres documentary [Video]Influencer Chiara Ferragni gets emotional as she premieres documentary

Fashion came to the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday (September 4) when Instagram star Chiara Ferragni took to the red carpet for the premiere of a documentary about her rise to global stardom as a..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:50Published

Italy's new coalition: Conte PM & Di Maio foreign minister as government sworn in [Video]Italy's new coalition: Conte PM & Di Maio foreign minister as government sworn in

It relegates Matteo Salvini's far-right League movement to the opposition.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:48Published

Zombies disembark in Venice for film premiere [Video]Zombies disembark in Venice for film premiere

A horde of zombies disembarked at the Venice Film Festival on Tuesday ahead of the world premiere of Simone Scafidi's "Fulci for Fake". Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Italy's new coalition: 5-Star Movement approves pact with left-wing Democratic Party [Video]Italy's new coalition: 5-Star Movement approves pact with left-wing Democratic Party

A new ruling coalition is being shaped in Italy after the 5 Star Movement approved a pact with their former political foes, the Democratic Party. In an online poll yesterday, nearly 80 per cent of the..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:27Published

Last ditch effort: Italy's Conte pushes for populist-left wing alliance [Video]Last ditch effort: Italy's Conte pushes for populist-left wing alliance

Populist 5-Star supporters are voting today on whether to hook up with their long-time foe, the centre-left Democratic Party.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:27Published

Migrants disembark from German rescue ship seized in Italy [Video]Migrants disembark from German rescue ship seized in Italy

Migrants disembark from German rescue ship seized in Italy

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:23Published

 

Egypt orders trial for Italian ex-honorary consul charged with smuggling artefacts

Egypt has ordered Italy's former honorary consul to stand trial in absentia over charges of attempting to smuggle thousands of artefacts out of the country, the public prosecutor's office said on..
Reuters - Published

Malta, Italy clash over migrant rescue operation

Malta refused on Tuesday to accept 90 migrants rescued by an Italian Coast Guard vessel in its search and rescue zone, setting up a potential standoff with the new Italian government.
Reuters - Published

Former Italy PM Renzi leads breakaway from PD, still backs government

Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced on Tuesday he was leaving the center-left Democratic Party (PD) to set up a new party, in a move that raised tensions in the new ruling coalition..
Reuters - Published

Italy's former PM Renzi breaks away from ruling PD, claims loyalty to government: press

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 country, but claimed his move would not..
Reuters - Published

Italy arrests three men suspected of torturing migrants in Libya

Italian prosecutors on Monday ordered the arrest of three people suspected of torturing migrants in a detention center in north-west Libya.
Reuters - Published

Kessie and Lukaku subjected to more racism in Italy

AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie and Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku reportedly have been subjected to more racism in Italy
USATODAY.com - Published

Italy's Renzi ready to form breakaway party, complicating new government

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 ground of Italian politics, two allies..
Reuters - Published

League leader Salvini promises referendums to counter new Italy government

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, denouncing his former coalition allies..
Reuters - Published

In break with past, Rome lets charity ship head to Italian port

Italy's new government allowed a French charity ship to head to the island of Lampedusa on Saturday and bring ashore some 82 migrants, reversing the uncompromising, closed-door policy of the previous..
Reuters - Published

Germany ready to take one in four migrants rescued off Italy: minister

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 goodwill gesture to a southern neighbor ahead..
Reuters - Published

Get $27,000 to move to Italy: That's this region's plan to attract newcomers

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.
USATODAY.com - Published

This Italian region is offering $27,000 for you to move there

Newcomers will be given a monthly stipend, but it comes with a catch
CBS News - Published

Ancient "lovers" buried holding hands identified as men

Italy's "Lovers of Modena" could have actually been two soldiers who were close and died together in war
CBS News - Published

New Italian government reaches EU deal on migrant rescue boat

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 may be repeated episodes that will test..
Reuters - Published

Today in History for September 12th

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; Student leader Steven Biko killed in..
USATODAY.com - Published

Hillary Clinton flips through her emails at an Italian art exhibit about them

The former Democratic presidential candidate flipped through thousands of her emails at the art exhibit in Venice, Italy. Afterward, Clinton told an Italian media outlet: "And anyone can go in and look..
USATODAY.com - Published

Italy to join Britain's Tempest fighter jet project

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 for the Eurofighter Typhoon program.
Reuters - Published

Stunning view of dangerous Alps ridges

A 360-degree camera shows how dizzying and stunning the view from the Alps ridges in Italy look.
USATODAY.com - Published

Italian coalition wins vote in Senate letting it take office

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 Conte of betraying voters by shunning..
Reuters - Published

Captain who broke Italy's migrant ban says ready to rescue more people at sea, raps EU

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 Mediterranean, even though her ship Sea-Watch 3..
Reuters - Published

Italy government to stick with citizen's income scheme: PM

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 Monday.
Reuters - Published

Atlantia falls on fresh doubts over Italy motorway concession

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 motorway concession.
Reuters - Published

Italy could still revoke Atlantia's motorway concession: PD lawmaker

The Italian government could still decide to revoke Atlantia's motorway concession, Graziano Delrio, a senior lawmaker from the ruling Democratic Party, said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Italy's prime minister hopes for EU harmony, economic revival

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 rows and rancor and usher in a new wave of..
Reuters - Published

Italy's prime minister says new government will bicker less

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Monday his new coalition, which combines the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and pro-Europe Democratic Party (PD), would do more and bicker less.
Reuters - Published

Italian PM Conte says Italy wants a key role in EU reform process

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Monday his new government would play a key role in reforming the European Union, including supporting the completion of a banking union and revising budget..
Reuters - Published

Italian PM Conte says new government will be more respectful, less argumentative

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 less argumentative and more respectful..
Reuters - Published

French minister hopes for closer ties with new Italy government

With the arrival of a new government in Rome, France and Italy have a unique chance to strengthen their ties through joint projects and closer cooperation on European matters, French Finance Minister..
Reuters - Published

Daredevil flies through narrow mountain range

French daredevil Vincent Martinod used a wingsuit to fly through a narrow mountain range in Italy.
USATODAY.com - Published

France hopes new Italian government will help boost ties: Le Maire

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Saturday he hoped the arrival of a new Italian government would strengthen bilateral ties between Rome and Paris as well as their cooperation on European..
Reuters - Published

Italy struggles to condemn racism, deep concerns in England

England and Manchester United forward says "things have been going backwards rather than forwards" in soccer's attempt to eradicate racism
USATODAY.com - Published

Russia to U.S: Cancel extradition request for executive held in Italy

Russia has demanded that the United States cancel a request to extradite a Russian state executive from Italy where he was arrested last month at Washington's request on suspicion of industrial..
Reuters - Published

Putin slams Italy's arrest of Russian executive at U.S. request

Russian President Vladimir Putin complained on Thursday about Italy's arrest of a Russian state executive on suspicion of industrial espionage at Washington's request, saying the move would harm ties..
Reuters - Published

New Italian coalition sworn in, seeks better ties with Europe

Italy's new government, combining the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and center-left Democratic Party (PD), was sworn into office on Thursday, promising to reset Rome's often fraught relations with..
Reuters - Published

Italy swears in new coalition, seen bolstering EU ties

A new Italian government was sworn into office on Thursday, with the pro-European Democratic Party (PD) flanking the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement in an unlikely alliance that has been cheered on..
Reuters - Published

Italian PM sets seal on new government, unveils cabinet

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte unveiled his new cabinet on Wednesday, uniting two rival political parties in an unlikely coalition that is expected to improve ties with the European Union and..
Reuters - Published

Italian PM Conte to meet president on Wednesday afternoon: statement

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte will meet head of state Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday afternoon, a presidential statement said, suggesting Conte was ready to announce he can form a new government and..
Reuters - Published

EU parliament commission head proposed as Italy's new Finance Minister: source

Roberto Gualtieri, chairman of the European Parliament's economic affairs commission, has been proposed by the Democratic Party (PD) as economy minister in a new government with the 5-Star Movement, a..
Reuters - Published

How Italy's 'Captain' Salvini steered his ship onto the rocks

At a closed-door meeting on Aug. 6, Matteo Salvini's advisers told the populist Italian politician he was trapped in an unproductive coalition government and should bring it down.
Reuters - Published

Italy's 5-Star votes in favor of PD coalition, opening way for government

Members of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement overwhelmingly backed a proposed coalition with the center-left Democratic Party (PD) on Tuesday, opening the way for a new government to take office..
Reuters - Published

Italy's Di Maio to speak at 16:30 GMT after 5-Star online voting ends

Luigi Di Maio, the head of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, will hold a news conference at 6.30 p.m. (1630 GMT), a 5-Star spokesman said on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Explainer: Now for the finale - Italy's new coalition deal faces an online vote

Efforts to form a new Italian government could be dashed later on Tuesday, depending on the outcome of an online vote.
Reuters - Published

Italian parties agree agenda to form new government; 5-Star votes on deal

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and Democratic Party (PD) unveiled a shared policy program on Tuesday to serve as the basis of a new coalition government, putting an expansionary 2020 budget..
Reuters - Published

Italian PM Conte appeals to 5-star members to back new government

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Monday urged members of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement to back a new coalition with the opposition Democratic Party (PD), saying the planned government could..
Reuters - Published

Migrants disembark from German rescue ship seized in Italy

More than 100 migrants aboard a German migrant rescue ship that had been stranded at sea for a week were allowed to disembark in Sicily on Monday after Italian police confiscated the boat.
Reuters - Published

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