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.
A bus full of schoolchildren was hijacked and set on fire by its own driver on Wednesday in an apparent protest against migrant drownings in the Mediterranean, Italian authorities said. Reuters - Published
A senior figure in Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of corruption, dealing an embarrassing blow to group that has always tried to project a squeaky clean image. Reuters - Published
Newser reports a bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children on Wednesday! The driver set the vehicle on fire before being stopped by a police blockade. Officers broke the glass in the back door..
Generations of visitors to cities such as Florence have left their mark. But this unwanted legacy is being erased thanks to lasers which remove graffiti from historic buildings without damaging their..
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Cristiano Ronaldo has been charged with improper conduct by UEFA after his crotch-grabbing celebration in a Champions League match last week. The second-leg tie between Juventus and Atletico Madrid saw..
According to a report by Mother Nature Network, travelers should leave their flip-flops at home if they are planning on hiking the network of cliffside trails connecting the picturesque Mediterranean..
According to Newser, the investigation into the shooting death of reputed crime boss Francesco "Frank" Cali has turned up new information. NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea told reporters that Cali..
Italy’s Justice Ministry has ordered a preliminary inquiry into an appeals court ruling that overturned a rape verdict in part by arguing that the woman who was attacked was too ugly to be a credible..
China is ready to strengthen its "global strategic partnership" with Italy, Chinese President Xi Jinping wrote in an Italian daily on the eve of his visit to the euro zone's third-largest economy. Reuters - Published
Misunderstandings over China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) are "hard to avoid", a senior Chinese diplomat said on Wednesday ahead of a trip to Europe by President Xi Jinping during which Italy is.. Reuters - Published
An Italian charity ship was escorted into the port of Lampedusa by police on Tuesday after rescuing 49 Africans in the Mediterranean, with Interior Minister Matteo Salvini calling for the crew to be.. Reuters - Published
Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday he would not let an Italian-flagged charity ship disembark 49 Africans rescued in the Mediterranean, setting up a fresh confrontation with humanitarian.. Reuters - Published
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 country was widely criticized, including by.. Reuters - Published
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 the situation in Venezuela, diplomats.. Reuters - Published
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 EU states, adding he could not rule out.. Reuters - Published
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 WWII; Terri Schiavo's feeding tube.. USATODAY.com - Published
A top Vatican official says China's government should not fear "distrust or hostility" from the Roman Catholic Church, writing amid speculation over whether President Xi Jinping will meet Pope Francis.. Reuters - Published
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 perspective on gun culture. Now, a push for a.. CBS News - Published
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is due to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week endorsing Beijing's ambitious "Belt and Road" investment program. Reuters - Published
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday criticized judges who granted mitigating circumstances to murderers of women on the grounds they were blinded by jealousy or disappointment. Reuters - Published
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 reports suggesting that the order would be.. Reuters - Published
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 Giuseppe Conte said in an interview.. Reuters - Published
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 Tuesday in a bid to soothe U.S. concerns. Reuters - Published