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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 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, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland 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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Charity ship says migrants' safety at risk; minors allowed to disembark

A charity that operates a rescue ship carrying more than a hundred migrants off the coast of Italy said on Saturday that it could not guarantee their security after the boat had spent more than two..
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Italy's Salvini dismisses fears for health of stranded migrants

A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, was stranded off the coast of Italy on Friday as a political battle in Rome stopped it from docking and even the medical conditions of..
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Videos for Italy

Rescue vessel still blocked from Italy's shores [Video]Rescue vessel still blocked from Italy's shores

A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, remained stranded off the coast of Italy on Friday as a political battle in Rome stopped it from docking and even the medical conditions of..

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Six EU nations to take in migrants: Italy's PM [Video]Six EU nations to take in migrants: Italy's PM

The Italian prime minister has also accused Interior Minister Matteo Salvini of being obsessed with blocking immigration.

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Open Arms rescue ship 'needs emergency medical evacuation' says Head of Mission [Video]Open Arms rescue ship 'needs emergency medical evacuation' says Head of Mission

The head of the Open Arms charity organisation has said its namesake rescue ship in the Mediterranean Sea needs an emergency medical evacuation. The vessel, containing 147 migrants, has arrived in..

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Genoa bridge anniversary: expert warns of maintenance issues for other Italian bridges [Video]Genoa bridge anniversary: expert warns of maintenance issues for other Italian bridges

On the anniversary of the Genoa bridge collapse, an expert has told Euronews that maintaining similar older, longer bridges is "not easy" and expensive.

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More than 500 migrants remain stranded on ships in the Mediterranean [Video]More than 500 migrants remain stranded on ships in the Mediterranean

Two boats carrying more than 500 migrants remain stranded in the Mediterranean after Italy and Malta refused to allow them to dock.

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Italian government crisis: What is going on and what happens next? [Video]Italian government crisis: What is going on and what happens next?

The coalition government of Italy, which has been teetering on the brink of collapse for weeks, may have finally toppled over.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:33Published

Markets jolted by Hong Kong unrest, Argentine peso crash [Video]Markets jolted by Hong Kong unrest, Argentine peso crash

Shares fell on Tuesday, as negative news from around the globe including Italy and Argentina's political uncertainty and persistent unrest in Hong Kong, compelled investors to take refuge in safe..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:40Published

Opponents hit out at Salvini's call for snap Italian election [Video]Opponents hit out at Salvini's call for snap Italian election

Lega Nord party leader Matteo Salvini is waging an unofficial election campaign from the beach, according to some political commentators in Italy.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:35Published

Italy wakes up to unexpected government crisis [Video]Italy wakes up to unexpected government crisis

Italians voiced their doubts after the leader of Italy's ruling League party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, declared the governing coalition is unworkable and said the only way forward was to..

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Italy's Salvini pulls plug on government, calls for elections [Video]Italy's Salvini pulls plug on government, calls for elections

The leader of Italy's ruling League party, Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, has said the governing coalition is unworkable, as he called for fresh elections. Rough cut (no..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:26Published

'Useless to go ahead with daily quarrels': Italy's coalition government on brink of collapse [Video]'Useless to go ahead with daily quarrels': Italy's coalition government on brink of collapse

'Useless to go ahead with daily quarrels': Italy's coalition government on brink of collapse

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Lukaku arrives in Italy ahead of Inter move [Video]Lukaku arrives in Italy ahead of Inter move

Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku arrived in Milan on Thursday (August 8) to have a medical with Inter Milan ahead of a proposed move from Manchester United.

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BA flights hit again by IT failures [Video]BA flights hit again by IT failures

Problems with British Airways' IT systems left thousands of passengers facing flight cancellations, delays and long queues at airports in the airline's third major computer failure in a little more..

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British Airways cancels some flights due to IT failure [Video]British Airways cancels some flights due to IT failure

Problems with British Airways' IT systems left thousands of passengers facing flight cancellations, delays and long queues at airports. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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Italy migrants: New law targets rescue ships [Video]Italy migrants: New law targets rescue ships

The decree is seen as a victory for Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini and his far-right League party.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:19Published

Italian Senate debates 5-Star motion to block Lyon-Turin high-speed rail link [Video]Italian Senate debates 5-Star motion to block Lyon-Turin high-speed rail link

Italian Senate debates 5-Star motion to block Lyon-Turin high-speed rail link

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Moise Kean: Team and manager made me feel at home straight away [Video]Moise Kean: Team and manager made me feel at home straight away

Everton have signed teenage Italy striker Moise Kean from Juventus. The 19-year-old Italy forward has signed a five-year deal with the Toffees, to become the club’s fifth summer signing. The..

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Once More, With Feeling: Heidi Klum Marries Tom Kaulitz For The Second Time [Video]Once More, With Feeling: Heidi Klum Marries Tom Kaulitz For The Second Time

Supermodel and 'Project Runway' host Heidi Klum and Tom Kaulitz reportedly tied the knot on Saturday. According to Business Insider, their second ceremony took place in Capri, Italy on the Christina O..

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Italy stands firm as two migrant rescue ships seek safe harbour [Video]Italy stands firm as two migrant rescue ships seek safe harbour

Italy stands firm as German and Spanish rescue ships seek safe port for dozens of migrants.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:20Published

Tour de France champ Bernal to race San Sebastian [Video]Tour de France champ Bernal to race San Sebastian

: 2019 Tour de France winner Egan Bernal needs more time to fully process that he just won his first Tour de France title, the cyclist said on Friday.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:28Published

Adviser Sandro Gozi jumps ship and stokes France-Italy tensions [Video]Adviser Sandro Gozi jumps ship and stokes France-Italy tensions

Italian politician Sandro Gozi is being branded a traitor by the leader of the 5-star movement for taking a post as advisor to the French government.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:11Published

Salvini bans new migrant rescue boat from entering Italian waters [Video]Salvini bans new migrant rescue boat from entering Italian waters

Matteo Salvini has banned another rescue ship carrying forty migrants from entering Italian waters. The Alan Kurdi is run by German charity Sea-Eye and is heading towards Lampedusa.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 02:10Published

Euro zone growth halves in spur for ECB [Video]Euro zone growth halves in spur for ECB

Euro zone economic growth halved in the second quarter and inflation slowed sharply in July, reinforcing market expectations that the European Central Bank will further ease monetary policy in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:35Published

Rome strikes deal with five EU nations over stranded migrants [Video]Rome strikes deal with five EU nations over stranded migrants

An Italian coastguard ship carrying migrants rescued at sea was given permission to dock but not to disembark in Sicily last weekend. Medical staff allowed to tour the ship found that the 116 people on..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 05:46Published

 

Italian political standoff keeps rescued migrants stranded at sea

A charity rescue ship carrying 134 migrants, mostly Africans, waited off the coast of Italy on Friday as a battle between former political allies in Rome stopped it docking at the southern island of..
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Italian PM blasts immigration-'obsessive' Salvini as League's election bid falters

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday accused his far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, of disloyalty and being obsessed with blocking immigration, intensifying the open warfare in..
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Italy's 5-Star not interested in new deal with League: Di Maio

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement is not interested in patching up its ruling coalition with the right-wing League, party leader Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday.
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Italy says six EU states will take in Open Arms migrants

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday that six EU countries had agreed to take in some 150 migrants from a rescue ship that Italy had blocked from docking, resolving the latest..
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Spain to take some Open Arms migrants, seeks EU deal

Spain is willing to take some of around 150 migrants on a rescue ship that has been blocked from docking in Italy, under a broader deal being negotiated with other European nations, authorities in..
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Italy's League risks 'looking stupid' over government crisis, says party official

Italy's ruling League party could end up in opposition and risks looking stupid over its bid to bring down the coalition and trigger an early election, a senior League official said.
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Spain to take some migrants on Open Arms ship, says Italy

Spain has offered to take some of around 150 migrants on board a rescue ship that has been blocked from docking in Italy, the government in Rome said on Thursday.
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Rome court says migrant ship can enter Italy's waters, overriding Salvini

An administrative court in Rome ruled on Wednesday that a Spanish rescue ship carrying around 150 migrants should be allowed to enter Italian territorial waters in defiance of a ban imposed by Interior..
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Mourners ask Italian road chiefs to leave bridge memorial ceremony

Grieving relatives asked bosses of Italy's biggest motorway operator to leave a ceremony on Wednesday honoring victims of last year's bridge collapse in Genoa that killed 43 people.
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Parts of collapsed Italian bridge lacked maintenance for 25 years: prosecutor

A technical report showed some parts of a bridge that collapsed last year in northern Italy had lacked maintenance for 25 years, a local prosecutor said on Wednesday.
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Explainer: Italy's Salvini snarled in political crisis of his own making

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, who heads the far-right League party, announced last Thursday that he would file a motion of no-confidence in the government and wanted early elections.
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Italian toll-road execs told to leave disaster ceremony

Top executives of Italy's biggest motorway operator made an early exit from a ceremony held on Wednesday to remember victims of a deadly bridge collapse in the port city of Genoa, after some grieving..
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Italy marks anniversary of bridge collapse amid political crisis

Italy's warring political leaders suspended hostilities on Wednesday, gathering in the port city of Genoa to mark the first anniversary of a bridge collapse that killed 43 people.
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Italy's Salvini says citizen's income scheme needs reviewing: paper

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Wednesday the citizen's income scheme introduced earlier this year would need reviewing if the League won elections.
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Italy Senate slows down government crisis, frustrating Salvini

The Italian Senate decided on Tuesday to delay to next week further debate of an ongoing government crisis, frustrating a push by Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League party, for new elections
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Italy's Salvini accepts cutting lawmakers, if followed by instant vote

Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday he would accept a proposal by ruling coalition partner the 5-Star Movement to slash the number of members of parliament, as long as..
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In new migrant standoff, Italy's Salvini blocks two NGO boats

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday he was working to prevent two rescue ships operated by French and Spanish charities from bringing more than 500 migrants to Italy in the latest..
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Italian Senate called to set debate on Salvini's election bid

Right-wing League leader Matteo Salvini's drive for early elections in Italy hit a road bump on Monday with parliamentary party leaders failing to decide when the Senate should debate his no-confidence..
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Italy's 5-Star says not seeking deal with PD to delay elections

Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement is not seeking a deal with the opposition to delay new elections, but the timing of the vote must be decided by the head of state, party chief Luigi Di Maio..
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Italy's PD says president to decide on government crisis, Salvini must quit as minister

Italy's center-left Democratic Party (PD) is open to discuss various solutions to the current government crisis and the way forward will be set by the head of state Sergio Mattarella, PD Senate Leader..
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Italy parties meet as Salvini's election bid meets resistance

Italian parties were due to meet on Monday to decide whether to reconvene parliament immediately, with signs that some are trying to thwart far right League leader Matteo Salvini's attempt to force a..
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Salvini's quest for snap Italian election faces hurdles

League chief Matteo Salvini's call for snap Italian elections after he turned on his own coalition partner faced mounting resistance on Sunday, with both his former 5-Star ally and the center-left..
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Richard Gere, Italy's Salvini clash over migrant ship

Hollywood star Richard Gere on Saturday urged the Italian government to stop "demonising people" and instead help migrants who have been stranded on a Spanish charity boat in the Mediterranean for more..
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Italy not thinking about leaving euro: Salvini

The leader of Italy's League Matteo Salvini, who this week pulled the plug on his own governing coalition and called for a snap election, said on Saturday leaving the euro was not an option on the..
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Hollywood star Gere speaks out to support migrants on Spanish rescue ship

Hollywood star Richard Gere on Saturday called on the Italian government to stop "demonising people" and instead help migrants who have been stranded on a Spanish charity boat in the Mediterranean for..
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Italy Senate to decide on Monday when to hold no-confidence vote in government

The heads of political groups in Italy's Senate will meet on Monday to set a date to hold a no-confidence vote in the government, the upper house press office said in a statement on Friday.
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Italy's League seeks to trigger elections, files censure motion

Italy's ruling League party filed a no-confidence motion against the prime minister on Friday, a move that the party's populist chief, Matteo Salvini, hopes will trigger snap elections and install him..
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Italy's Salvini warns against 5-Star/PD government

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League party, said on Friday that any attempt to install a new ruling coalition would be unacceptable and reiterated his calls for..
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Italy's League presents no confidence motion in government

Italy's ruling League party said on Friday it will present a no confidence motion in the Senate to bring down the government and it hopes the country will go quickly to snap elections.
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Italy's Salvini pulls plug on government, calls for elections

The leader of Italy's ruling League party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, declared the governing coalition to be unworkable on Thursday after months of internal bickering and said the only way..
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Italy's ruling coalition breaks down. What comes next?

The leader of Italy's ruling League party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, has declared that the governing coalition has broken down after months of internal bickering and that the only way..
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Italy PM Conte says Salvini must explain why he is sinking government

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday that the leader of the ruling League party, Matteo Salvini, must explain to Italians why he wants to bring down the coalition government.
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Italy's Di Maio says 5-Star is ready for elections

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio said on Thursday his 5-Star Movement did not fear fresh elections, after its coalition partner, the right-wing League, announced the government had broken..
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Italy's Salvini says government is finished, wants elections

The leader of Italy's ruling League party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, said on Thursday the governing coalition had broken down and the only way forward was to hold new elections.
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Italy aide linked to Russia funding accusations frequented Moscow: BuzzFeed

An aide to Italy's deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini, at the center of accusations the ruling League party sought millions of euros via a secret Russian oil deal, flew back-and-forth to Moscow last..
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Italy PM meets president as coalition close to collapse

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte met President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday to discuss the political situation as rumors swirled of an imminent government collapse, while investors sold off Italian..
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Italy's Salvini yet to indicate plans for government's future: source

The leader of Italy's ruling League party, Matteo Salvini, has yet to inform his coalition partner or the nation's president of his plans for the future of the government, a source said on Thursday,..
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