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Italy: Republic in Southern Europe
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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Italian soccer federation signs deal with Chinese government

The Italian soccer federation has signed a wide-ranging memorandum with the Chinese government to promote soccer between the two countries
USATODAY.com - Published

Italy home circumcision kills child

italy home circumcision kills child
The five-month-old boy was airlifted to hospital but died after the intervention by his parents.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Italy

World champion ski and snowboarders crowned at Xtreme Verbier competition [Video]World champion ski and snowboarders crowned at Xtreme Verbier competition

Freeriding ski and snowboarders bust out backflips, 360s and other epic stunts at the Xtreme Verbier freeride competition.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:29Published

Schurter and Forster shore up lead in Cape Epic mountain bike race [Video]Schurter and Forster shore up lead in Cape Epic mountain bike race

Nino Schurter and Lars Forster extend their overall lead in the Cape Epic Mountain Bike race with a second-place finish in Stage 6 behind Louis Meija and Johnny Cattaneo.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:28Published

Italy moves toward China as U.S. trade wars continue [Video]Italy moves toward China as U.S. trade wars continue

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with his Italian counterpart Sergio Mattarella as the two discussed a closer relationship. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published

Student Praised After Driver Hijacks Sets Fire To School Bus [Video]Student Praised After Driver Hijacks Sets Fire To School Bus

(CNN)Italian police say a quick-thinking student hid himself and called authorities when a school bus carrying 51 children was hijacked and set on fire by its driver. None of the pupils, aged between..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Comparisons with my dad are great, says Schumacher Jnr [Video]Comparisons with my dad are great, says Schumacher Jnr

Mick Schumacher, son of seven-times Formula One world champion Michael, has revealed he loves being compared to his father.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:08Published

Driver Kidnaps School Bus Full Of Kids & Sets It On Fire [Video]Driver Kidnaps School Bus Full Of Kids & Sets It On Fire

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Driver Abducts 51 Schoolchildren on Bus in Italy [Video]Driver Abducts 51 Schoolchildren on Bus in Italy

A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their chaperones Wednesday, threatening them over a 40-minute ordeal before setting the vehicle on fire when he was stopped by a Carabinieri..

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:05Published

Italy: Land artist ploughs giant portrait of Xi Jinping with tractor [Video]Italy: Land artist ploughs giant portrait of Xi Jinping with tractor

Days before the arrival of the Chinese President, a land artist has used his tractor to plow out a huge portrait of the Chinese leader in a field in northern Italy.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:40Published

Italy medics blame 'anti-vaxxers' for measles outbreak [Video]Italy medics blame 'anti-vaxxers' for measles outbreak

Emergency measures keep vaccinations compulsory while growing movement says it should be personal choice.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:12Published

Watch: Angels of Beauty erase graffiti from famous Italian facades using lasers [Video]Watch: Angels of Beauty erase graffiti from famous Italian facades using lasers

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..

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

'The ports remain closed,' Italy's Matteo Salvini warns migrant rescue NGO [Video]'The ports remain closed,' Italy's Matteo Salvini warns migrant rescue NGO

Matteo Salvini has reiterated Italy's ports are closed to migrant rescue boats after an NGO ship asked to dock.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:52Published

Accused Mob Boss Killer Wrote Pro-Donald Trump Messages On His Palm Prior To Appearing In Court [Video]Accused Mob Boss Killer Wrote Pro-Donald Trump Messages On His Palm Prior To Appearing In Court

Newser reports that the man charged in the killing of reputed mob boss Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali appeared in court on Monday with pro-Donald Trump slogans written on his palms. While waiting for a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:35Published

Cristiano Ronaldo Could Be Fined For Grabbing Crotch [Video]Cristiano Ronaldo Could Be Fined For Grabbing Crotch

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Harley-Davidsons race, slide and crash on snowy slope [Video]Harley-Davidsons race, slide and crash on snowy slope

Austin Teyler speeds up a snow-covered slope on a borrowed Harley-Davidson in record time to win the annual "Race & Snow" event in Italy

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:44Published

Ronaldo to face disciplinary action over celebration gesture [Video]Ronaldo to face disciplinary action over celebration gesture

Cristiano Ronaldo faces disciplinary action from UEFA on Thursday for his celebration in last week's Champions League win over Atletico Madrid

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:32Published

Prosecutors Investigating Alleged Poisoning Of Moroccan Model Who Testified Against Berlusconi [Video]Prosecutors Investigating Alleged Poisoning Of Moroccan Model Who Testified Against Berlusconi

A 34-year-old Moroccan model — who was a key witness in the trial against former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi over allegations that he paid for sex with an underage woman while in office..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Italy Looks To Impose 'Flip-Flop Fines' On Tourists After String Of Rescues [Video]Italy Looks To Impose 'Flip-Flop Fines' On Tourists After String Of Rescues

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:55Published

Mob Boss May Have Been Lured Outside By Staged Accident [Video]Mob Boss May Have Been Lured Outside By Staged Accident

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..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

S&P 500 dips amid trade uncertainty [Video]S&P 500 dips amid trade uncertainty

The S&P 500 slipped on Thursday, snapping a three-day streak of gains. Fred Katayama reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Italian Court Ruling That a Woman Was Too Ugly to Be Raped Sparks Outrage [Video]Italian Court Ruling That a Woman Was Too Ugly to Be Raped Sparks Outrage

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..

Credit: Time     Duration: 01:16Published

Fashion, an escape for female inmates in Italy [Video]Fashion, an escape for female inmates in Italy

Four women prisoners turned designers from Venice had their work showcased at the launch of ethical fashion brand About A Worker's second collection in Paris. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published

Juve better than us, admits Atletico's Simeone [Video]Juve better than us, admits Atletico's Simeone

SHOWS: TURIN, ITALY (MARCH 12, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) ATLETICO MADRID COACH, DIEGO SIMEONE, SAYING: "Honestly, I feel calm because the guys in the field have tried to do

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:37Published

Allegri delighted with Ronaldo and Juve's performance [Video]Allegri delighted with Ronaldo and Juve's performance

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri praises three-goal Cristiano Ronaldo after his side knock Atletico Madrid out of the Champions League.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:17Published

 

Ronaldo is indirectly helping Italy's national team

ronaldo is indirectly helping italy's national team
Cristiano Ronaldo's move to Juventus isn't just helping raise the profile of Serie A. It's also helping Italy's national team to recover from its failure to qualify for last year's World Cup...
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •USATODAY.com

Italy signs deals worth 2.5 billion euros with China

Italy signed a preliminary accord with China on Saturday that makes it the first country of the Group of Seven industrialized nation to join the Chinese Belt and Road infrastructure project.
Reuters - Published

Spain, Italy start Euro 2020 qualifying with wins

Spain and Italy both started their campaigns to qualify for the 2020 European Championships with wins over Scandinavian visitors on Saturday
USATODAY.com - Published

Italy, China will sign up to $23 billion of deals, official says

italy, china will sign up to $23 billion of deals, official says
Rome: Chinese and Italian companies will sign 10 accords potentially worth as much as 20 billion euros ($23 billion) at a ceremony with Chinese...
WorldNews - Published

Italy joins China's New Silk Road project

italy joins china's new silk road project
Italy is the first G7 country to sign up to China's global investment programme, despite Western concerns.
BBC News - Published

Italy endorses China's Belt and Road plan in first for a G7 nation

Italy endorsed China's "Belt and Road" infrastructure project on Saturday, the first Group of Seven industrialized power to do so, as Rome brushed off worries among its Western allies in a bid to..
Reuters - Published

Italy signs contested Belt and Road accord with China

Italy on Saturday became the first member of the Group of Seven industrialized powers to endorse China's "Belt and Road" infrastructure project, with Rome brushing off the worries of Western allies as..
Reuters - Published

Italy pulls out red carpet for Xi Jinping in trade charm offensive

italy pulls out red carpet for xi jinping in trade charm offensive
Rome gave a lavish welcome to the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, his wife and entourage on Friday as Italy and China controversially pledged to strengthen trade and investment ties. Xi is in the..
WorldNews - Published

China's Xi looks to strengthen Italian ties, evokes ancient trade routes

Italy and China want to revive the spirit of the ancient Silk Road by deepening their trade and investment ties, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday during a trip to Rome that has raised..
Reuters - Published

Italian Driver Abducts 51 Schoolchildren, Sets Bus On Fire

italian  driver abducts 51 schoolchildren, sets bus on fire
A bus driver in northern Italy abducted 51 children and their school chaperones Wednesday, threatening the hostages' lives for 40 minutes and setting the bus on fire at a Carabinieri blockade, The..
WorldNews - Published

Chinese president lands in Italy, set to sign Belt and Road deal

chinese president lands in italy, set to sign belt and road deal
ROME (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Rome on Thursday at the start of a three-day visit during which he will sign an accord drawing Italy into his giant "Belt and Road"..
WorldNews - Published

Chiesa pulls out of Italy squad, Florenzi a doubt

Fiorentina forward Federico Chiesa has left the Italy training camp with injury, while Alessandro Florenzi is also a doubt for the upcoming European Championship qualifiers
USATODAY.com - Published

New Silk Road: Will Italy be China's Trojan horse?

new silk road: will italy be china's trojan horse?
To the dismay of some, Italy is due to become officially the first G7 country to support China’s controversial $1-trillion Belt and Road trade infrastructure programme on Friday when Chinese leader..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •France 24

Italy bus attack thwarted by 'hero' teenager who contacted police

italy bus attack thwarted by 'hero' teenager who contacted police
He hid his phone and called for help after the driver allegedly threatened to kill 51 children.
BBC News - Published

Italian Deputy Prime Minister saved from migrant kidnapping probe

italian deputy prime minister saved from migrant kidnapping probe
The Italian parliament has blocked prosecutors from pursuing an investigation into Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini for abuse of power and kidnapping migrants. Mr Salvini, who is interior minister..
WorldNews - Published

Driver hijacks, sets ablaze school bus in Italy, children flee unharmed

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

Italy's 5-Star hit as Rome party figure arrested for graft

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

Italy rattles US and EU with likely support for China's Belt and Road

italy rattles us and eu with likely support for china's belt and road
Leaders set to endorse Italy’s role in ‘Silk Road’ trade network during Xi Jinping’s visit this week Italy has signalled its determination to play a central role in China’s grand plan to..
WorldNews - Published

Xi says China ready to take ties with Italy into new era

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

As Xi heads to Italy, China takes Belt and Road controversy in its stride

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

Italy's Intesa discusses possible Nord Stream 2 investment

Italian bank group Intesa is considering to invest in the controversial German-Russian pipeline project....
WorldNews - Published

Italian police escort migrant boat, open trafficking probe

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

Italy's Salvini in new migrant boat stand-off

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

Manchester United flop Sanchez offered escape route by Juventus

manchester united flop sanchez offered escape route by juventus
Bengaluru, March 19: Serial Serie A champions Juventus prepared to offer Manchester United flop Alexis Sanchez an escape route from Old Trafford as they look to bolster their squad in the summer,..
WorldNews - Published

Italy's La Scala opera house to return Saudi millions

italy's la scala opera house to return saudi millions
Milan's famous La Scala scraps a partnership plan with Saudi Arabia after a public outcry.
BBC News - Published

Italian Charity Defies Rome By Rescuing 50 Migrants Off Libyan Coast

An Italian charity ship rescued 50 migrants who were at sea off the coast of Libya, bringing a warning from the Italian government which said it was prepared to "stop once and for all" the private..
WorldNews - Published

Italy's La Scala returns Saudi cash over human rights concerns

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

Commerzbank-Deutsche deal doesn't herald wider M&A wave: Intesa chairman

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 retail lender Intesa Sanpaolo said on..
Reuters - Published

Russian and U.S. diplomats to hold Venezuela talks in Italy this week

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

Brexit delay not uncontroversial among EU: Merkel's chief of staff

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

As Xi heads to Italy, Vatican says China should not fear Church

as xi heads to italy, vatican says china should not fear church
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A top Vatican official says China's government should not fear "distrust or hostility" from the Roman Catholic Church, writing amid speculation over whether..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Today in History for March 18th

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

Maurizio Sarri: Have Chelsea reached their limit under Italian manager?

maurizio sarri: have chelsea reached their limit under italian manager?
Maurizio Sarri says reaching the top four is not impossible for Chelsea, despite the 2-0 loss at Everton exposing some familiar failings.
BBC News - Published

Migliozzi wins Kenya Open for 1st European Tour title

Italian golfer Guido Migliozzi won his first European Tour title with a one-stroke victory at the Kenya Open on Sunday
USATODAY.com - Published

Six Nations Shuffle: Champions crowned, an astonishing draw & pain for Parisse

six nations shuffle: champions crowned, an astonishing draw & pain for parisse
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 agony for Italy's Sergio Parisse.
BBC News - Published

Italian leaders push for change in gun laws

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

Quagliarella scores again as Sampdoria wins 5-3 at Sassuolo

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
USATODAY.com - Published

Italian gun laws change as leaders push "legitimate defense"

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
CBS News - Published

Italy opens probe into death of ‘bunga bunga’ witness

italy opens probe into death of ‘bunga bunga’ witness
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 opened an investigation into the death..
WorldNews - Published

'Bunga bunga' model Imane Fadil's death investigated

'bunga bunga' model imane fadil's death investigated
Imane Fadil, a guest at ex-Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi's sex parties, had said she was poisoned.
BBC News - Published

AP Photos: Nets for soccer goals made on an Italian island

AP Photos: Nets for soccer goals made the old-fashioned way on a picturesque Italian island
USATODAY.com - Published

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