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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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Painting found in Italian museum wall is stolen Klimt

painting found in italian museum wall is stolen klimt
Piacenza (Italy) (AFP) - A painting found stashed inside a wall at an Italian museum has been confirmed as the stolen "Portrait of a Lady" by Austria's Gustav Klimt, prosecutors said on Friday, two..
WorldNews - 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

Videos for Italy


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

Italy's 'Sardines' pack Rome for anti-far-right rally [Video]Italy's 'Sardines' pack Rome for anti-far-right rally

Tens of thousands join rally organised by grassroots movement as part of their campaign to battle right-wing populism.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:49Published

Thousands of Italy's anti-Salvini "sardines" protest in Rome [Video]Thousands of Italy's anti-Salvini "sardines" protest in Rome

They have no party symbols, mottos or flags. They are mainly young people, and in only a month they have filled Italy's major squares to protest against far-right leader Matteo Salvini.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:34Published

Rome 'sardines' cram together to take on Salvini [Video]Rome 'sardines' cram together to take on Salvini

Tens of thousands of people on Saturday filled Rome's Piazza San Giovanni as part of a grassroots movement known as the "sardines" against League's leader Matteo Salvini's politics. Emer McCarthy..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published

Napoli sack Ancelotti despite 4-0 Champions League victory [Video]Napoli sack Ancelotti despite 4-0 Champions League victory

Italian club Napoli sack coach Carlo Ancelotti shortly after leading the team to a 4-0 win over Genk and ensure qualification to the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 02:39Published

Messi rested as Barcelona prepare for Inter clash [Video]Messi rested as Barcelona prepare for Inter clash

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde on Monday (December 9) explained Messi was left out of squad against Inter because of his side's busy calendar.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:04Published

Inter must give everything against Barcelona, says Conte [Video]Inter must give everything against Barcelona, says Conte

Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte on Monday (December 9) said he expects a tough match as his side bids to reach the last 16 against Barcelona.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:37Published

"Worst front page I’ve ever seen" - Solskjaer [Video]"Worst front page I’ve ever seen" - Solskjaer

Manchester United manager brands Italian sports daily Corriere dello Sport's "Black Friday" headline as the "worst" has has seen.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:40Published

 

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 offers to organise Libya peacekeepers

italy offers to organise libya peacekeepers
Italy is considering the creation of a peacekeeping mission in Libya in an effort to preserve a shaky ceasefire in the conflict-ridden country. Defence Minister Lorenzo Gueini said on Wednesday recent..
WorldNews - Published

Jennifer Lopez Would Love To Live In Somewhere Other Than The US

jennifer lopez would love to live in somewhere other than the us
Singer-actress Jennifer Lopez has admitted that she wants a more "simple and organic" kind of life and that she would love to live in a small town in Italy, or on the other side of the world. In an..
WorldNews - Published

Talks between Libyan warring leaders in Moscow go positively: Erdogan

talks between libyan warring leaders in moscow go positively: erdogan
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) shakes hands with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte in Ankara, Turkey, on Jan. 13, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua] Negotiations between Libya's warring leaders in..
WorldNews - 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

Romelu Lukaku: Outscoring Cristiano Ronaldo and leading Inter's title charge

Outscoring Cristiano Ronaldo and leading Inter's Serie A title challenge, former Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku is a player reborn in Italy.
BBC News - 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

Lukaku double keeps Inter top after Ronaldo's first Serie A hat-trick

lukaku double keeps inter top after ronaldo's first serie a hat-trick
Inter's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring during the Serie A soccer match between Napoli and Inter Milan at the San Paolo stadium Naples, Italy, Monday. / AP-Yonhap Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Inter..
WorldNews - 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

Lukaku double gives Inter impressive win at Napoli

lukaku double gives inter impressive win at napoli
NAPLES, Italy (Reuters) - Inter Milan forward Romelu Lukaku scored twice, the first from a run which started inside his own half, to lead his side to a 3-1 win at Napoli which kept them top of Serie A..
WorldNews - Published

Italian teenagers force ambulance staff to treat friend

They forced hospital staff in Naples to attend a 16-year-old with a minor knee sprain, doctors say.
BBC News - Published

U.S. troops spread around Middle East

u.s. troops spread around middle east
Iran has promised severe revenge for the United States' killing of Qassem Soleimani, the country's powerful military commander. Across the Middle East, these threats of confrontation have put on high..
WorldNews - 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

US troops are stationed across the Middle East and now could be a target

us troops are stationed across the middle east and now could be a target
Iran has promised severe revenge for the U.S.’s killing of Qassem Soleimani, the country’s powerful military commander. Across the Middle East, these threats of confrontation have put on high alert..
WorldNews - 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

Leaders of Greece, Israel, Cyprus to sign gas pipeline deal

leaders of greece, israel, cyprus to sign gas pipeline deal
ATHENS - Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades were set Thursday to sign an agreement for a huge pipeline project..
WorldNews - 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

'If not India, where will Hindus go?' Union Minister G Kishan Reddy on CAA protests

Amid protests over the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Union Minister G Kishan Reddy on Wednesday said Hindus facing religious persecution in Pakistan and Bangladesh will naturally "come..
DNA - Published

Frenchman Alexis Pinturault rules slalom to take World Cup combined event

frenchman alexis pinturault rules slalom to take world cup combined event
Alexis Pinturault used his slalom skills to come from behind and win a men's World Cup Alpine combined event on Sunday in Bormio, Italy. The 2019 world champion beat Aleksander Aamodt Kilde of Norway..
WorldNews - Published

Italian alps avalanche kills woman and two girls

The victims, believed to be German, were skiing on the Val Senales glacier in South Tyrol.
BBC News - Published

Avalanche on Italian glacier kills woman, two children

avalanche on italian glacier kills woman, two children
ROME — An avalanche killed a woman and two children who were skiing on a glacier in the Italian Alps on Saturday. One of the children,...
WorldNews - 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’s premier: Squabbling coalition will last 3 more years

italy’s premier: squabbling coalition will last 3 more years
Italy's premier insists his squabbling coalition will last three more years, even after a minister recently quit in protest. Premier Giuseppe Conte also told reporters Saturday that his government will..
WorldNews - Published

Growing cannabis for personal use not illegal, Italy supreme court rules

growing cannabis for personal use not illegal, italy supreme court rules
Italy’s Supreme Court has ruled growing small quantities of cannabis at home for private usage is legal in a landmark verdict. The farming and selling of marijuana was barred under legislation which..
WorldNews - 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

Zlatan Ibrahimovic set for AC Milan return: Reports

zlatan ibrahimovic set for ac milan return: reports
MILAN: Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has reached agreement to join AC Milan on an initial six-month contract, according to multiple reports in Italy on Thursday. Ibrahimovic has accepted Milan's..
WorldNews - 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

Rising Star Giovanni Morassutti: “Never take it personally; It is part of the business”

You are a person of great influence. If you could start a movement that would bring the most amount of good to the most amount of people, what would that be? You never know what your idea can trigger...
WorldNews - 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

More than 160 migrants rescued off Libyan coast disembark in Italy

more than 160 migrants rescued off libyan coast disembark in italy
More than 160 migrants rescued from the Libyan coast have disembarked in Italy on the same day the EU urged warring sides in the North African country to cease fighting. The NGO SOS Mediterranee on..
WorldNews - Published

When the Monkey Chants Are for You: A Soccer Star's View of Racist Abuse

when the monkey chants are for you: a soccer star's view of racist abuse
MILAN — Romelu Lukaku was planning on a relaxing evening in front of the TV. He might now find himself playing in Italy, but he was looking forward to following the fortunes of two of his former..
WorldNews - 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

Sardinia dramatic storm rescue as cargo ship hits cliff

A helicopter winches the crew of a large cargo vessel to safety off the Italian island of Sardinia.
BBC News - Published

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