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Italy: European country
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 Southern Europe, and it is sometimes considered as 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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Italy battered by rain, Venice braces for another 'tough day'

Several Italian cities were on high alert on Sunday after heavy rain overnight, including Venice where residents and tourists were braced for another exceptional high tide.
Reuters - Published

Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik conferred Italian Golden Sand Art Award

Acclaimed sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has become the first Indian to be conferred the Italian Golden Sand Art Award 2019. He was felicitated on Friday evening during the International Scorrana Sand..
IndiaTimes - Published

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Water levels rise again in Venice as state of emergency declared after flooding [Video]Water levels rise again in Venice as state of emergency declared after flooding

Waters have been rising again in Venice, just three days after the Italian lagoon city experienced its worst flooding in more than 50 years. Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said he was forced to ask police to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:10Published

Italy to resume unfinished barrier project that could have stopped Venice floods [Video]Italy to resume unfinished barrier project that could have stopped Venice floods

In 1984, Italy launched a flood barrier project called Mose. It was supposed to protect the lagoon city of Venice from high tides.View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:52Published

Climate change blamed as 85 percent of Venice under water [Video]Climate change blamed as 85 percent of Venice under water

The mayor of Venice is blaming climate change for floods overwhelming the Italian city, saying this will leave a "permanent mark" on the city.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:31Published

The mega project that failed to save Venice [Video]The mega project that failed to save Venice

Project "Mose," like the biblical hero Moses, was supposed to prevent the sort of massive flooding that has hit Venice. But decades after its inception and billions in cost overruns later, the rusting..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:56Published

Italy's Venice flooded by highest tide in 50 years [Video]Italy's Venice flooded by highest tide in 50 years

Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said he would declare a state of disaster after 'exceptional' floods blamed on climate change.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:23Published

Venice flooding hits second highest level ever [Video]Venice flooding hits second highest level ever

Flooding in the Italian city of Venice has hit the second highest level ever recorded. The high-water mark hit 74in late on Tuesday, meaning more than 85% of the city was flooded. The highest level..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:03Published

Despite tourist spectacle, flooding 'real problem' for Venice [Video]Despite tourist spectacle, flooding 'real problem' for Venice

Tourists needed some pretty high boots on Tuesday in Venice as water levels rose flooding central St. Mark's Square, but locals say it's a headache above all else. Gavino Garay reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:30Published

Vodafone lifts outlook as it returns to growth [Video]Vodafone lifts outlook as it returns to growth

Vodafone has upped its earnings outlook after revenues returned to growth. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

8 Most Expensive Cities to Buy a Cappuccino [Video]8 Most Expensive Cities to Buy a Cappuccino

he classic cappuccino was first made in Italy during the early 1900s.

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Celtic fans apprehensive following Rome stabbing [Video]Celtic fans apprehensive following Rome stabbing

Supporters of Glasgow club wary ahead of their team's Europa League clash with Lazio

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Two Celtic FC fans stabbed in Rome ahead of Lazio clash [Video]Two Celtic FC fans stabbed in Rome ahead of Lazio clash

The incident took place outside the Flann O'Brien pub where supporters of the Glasgow club had gathered. Italian police said the pair have been transported to hospital for treatment.View on euronews

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Gravina says there will be no escape for racists in Italian soccer [Video]Gravina says there will be no escape for racists in Italian soccer

The president of the Italian Soccer Federation Gabriele Gravina says that racism "will have no escape" following incidents against Mario Balotelli during a Serie A match on Sunday.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:48Published

Balotelli should not face punishment over racism walkout - Guardiola [Video]Balotelli should not face punishment over racism walkout - Guardiola

Man City boss Pep Guardiola believes Mario Balotelli should not be punished for walking off the pitch after being racially abused.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:32Published

Is it the athlete or the shoe? [Video]Is it the athlete or the shoe?

Elite runners gear up for the NYC marathon and talk about Nike's new 'record-breaking' shoe.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:45Published

French President Says 'The Fight Continues To Finally Defeat" The Islamic State [Video]French President Says 'The Fight Continues To Finally Defeat" The Islamic State

French President Emmanuel Macron spoke out about the death of leader from the Islamic State. He said the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was a hard blow for the terrorist organization. Yet he also said..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump Said Islamic State Leader 'Died Like A Dog' [Video]Trump Said Islamic State Leader 'Died Like A Dog'

President Donald Trump announced that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi “died like a dog.” According to Politico, this happened in an overnight U.S. military operation. Trump said: “He..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Trump Suggests Operating Syrian Oil Fields [Video]Trump Suggests Operating Syrian Oil Fields

President Donald Trump suggested a U.S. oil company operate Syrian oil fields. He wants them “to go in there and do it properly” in order to “spread out the wealth.” According to Reuters, Trump..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Severe weather and floods cause deaths across Western Europe [Video]Severe weather and floods cause deaths across Western Europe

Flash flooding in Italy's Piedmont region left two people dead. In Spain's north-eastern region of Catalonia, one person died as the area was hit with their second period of torrential rain in the..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:52Published

Inter's Conte says he wants a match with no regrets against Borussia [Video]Inter's Conte says he wants a match with no regrets against Borussia

Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte says his team will face Borussia Dortmund looking to impose their style on the Germans, giving everything they have.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:58Published

Flash floods bring havoc and destruction to northern Italy [Video]Flash floods bring havoc and destruction to northern Italy

The flash floods occurred on Monday evening (October 21) and forced the town's mayor to temporarily evacuate around 50 people, local media reported

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

Number of children in absolute poverty in Italy has tripled over last ten years [Video]Number of children in absolute poverty in Italy has tripled over last ten years

Save the children in Rome has released its latest edition of the Atlas on At-Risk Children in Italy report on the occasion of the launch of the campaign 'Let's Light Up The Future'.

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

Ronaldo still focused on winning for Juventus after 700 goals [Video]Ronaldo still focused on winning for Juventus after 700 goals

Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo heaps praise on new Juve coach Maurizio Sarri, saying the team plays with more attacking confidence than last season.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:13Published

Sculptor transforms Rome's dead trees into art [Video]Sculptor transforms Rome's dead trees into art

Andrea Gandini, a 22-year-old Roman sculptor, is making a growing name for himself by turning the Eternal City's dead tree stumps into much-admired pieces of art. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:09Published

Erasmus names Springboks team aimed at nullifying ‘much-improved’ Japan threat [Video]Erasmus names Springboks team aimed at nullifying ‘much-improved’ Japan threat

Erasmus names Springboks side for Japan clash

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 03:22Published

 

Italian tenor Bocelli joins with UNESCO to aid children affected by war

Italian opera singer Andrea Bocelli launched a "Voices of the World" musical education program jointly with UNESCO on Wednesday to provide a boost to children affected by armed conflicts.
Reuters - Published

Italian ship attacked by pirates in Mexico, two crew hurt

Pirates attacked an Italy-flagged offshore supply vessel in the southern Gulf of Mexico, injuring two crew members, the Mexican Navy said on Tuesday, in the latest outbreak of robbery and piracy to hit..
Reuters - Published

Blast in northern Iraq injures five Italian soldiers: army

An explosive device was detonated in northern Iraq on Sunday as a vehicle carrying Italian special forces drove nearby, injuring five soldiers, three of them seriously, the Italian military said on..
Reuters - Published

Holocaust survivor given police escort in Italy after threats

Holocaust survivor Liliana Segre has been placed under police protection after she received threats from far-right fanatics, security sources said on Thursday, highlighting concern about rising..
Reuters - Published

Italy police search shipbuilding companies linked to Fincantieri

Italian finance police searched offices of several companies working for state-controlled shipbuilder Fincantieri, as part of an investigation into suspected corruption, fraud and worker exploitation,..
Reuters - Published

Italy to ban flights by Iran's Mahan Air from mid-December

Italy is set to ban flights by Iran's Mahan Air, an Iranian industry official said on Saturday, as the United States seeks action against the airline accused by the West of transporting military..
Reuters - Published

Vatican, Jews criticize Italy's right for snubbing anti-Semitism committee

The Roman Catholic Church and Rome's Jewish community expressed dismay on Thursday after rightist parties refused to back the creation of a parliamentary commission to investigate hate, racism and..
Reuters - Published

Italy to let French NGO migrant ship dock after 11 days at sea

Italy said on Tuesday it would let a French charity rescue ship disembark 104 migrants after the vessel spent 11 days at sea waiting for authorization to dock.
Reuters - Published

Italy PM says Umbria defeat must not impact government

A landslide victory for the opposition centre-right in a regional election in Umbria must not impact the work of the Italian government, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Italy's Salvini triumphs in Umbria as government alliance slumps

League leader Matteo Salvini led the opposition center-right to a crushing victory in the Italian region of Umbria, results on Monday showed, raising questions about how long the national government in..
Reuters - Published

Italy's Salvini triumphs in regional elections in Umbria

A right-wing coalition scored a net victory in a local election in the central Italian region of Umbria, official data from the Interior Ministry showed on Monday, giving a boost to Matteo Salvini's..
Reuters - Published

Italy's Salvini set for victory in Umbria local vote: exit poll

A right-wing coalition is set for victory in an election on Sunday in the central Italian region of Umbria, according to an exit poll, giving a boost to Matteo Salvini's League party.
Reuters - Published

Ex-CIA spy flees from Italy to U.S. fearing for her safety: paper

A former U.S. spy, pardoned by Italy in connection with the CIA kidnapping of a terrorism suspect in Milan, has fled from Italy to the United States fearing for her safety, Italian newspaper Il..
Reuters - Published

Salvini eyes victory in central Italy after government heartache

After 50 years governing the green heart of Italy, the center-left looks set to lose control of Umbria in a regional vote on Sunday that is expected to revitalize far-right League leader Matteo..
Reuters - Published

Ancient Roman home reopens in Herculaneum after 36-year wait

One of Italy's most beautiful ancient Roman houses, which was buried under tonnes of ash when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79, has reopened to the public 36 years after it was shuttered in disrepair.
Reuters - Published

Italy PM says Barr's meetings with Rome intelligence were legitimate

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday confirmed that U.S. Attorney General William Barr held two secret meetings with Italian intelligence officers in Rome and described the encounters as "legal..
Reuters - Published

Italy's Enel says Chile operations not impacted by unrest

Italy's biggest utility Enel said on Monday its business in Chile had not been impacted by the unrest which has hit the country and prompted the government to declare a state of emergency.
Reuters - Published

Salvini's right rallies in Rome to protest against Italy government

Tens of thousands of supporters of Italy's right-wing opposition parties, spearheaded by Matteo Salvini's League which was ousted from power two months ago, gathered in central Rome on Saturday to..
Reuters - Published

EU looking to compensate sectors for U.S. tariffs: Italian PM

The European Union is working on measures to compensate sectors hit by tariffs imposed by the United States over illegal EU subsidies to the aircraft industry, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte..
Reuters - Published

EU talks over enlargement to Balkans should restart in November: Italy's PM

Italy's Prime Minister said Rome would propose that the European Union restarts talks on enlarging the bloc to include Albania and North Macedonia in November, after the EU blocked the beginning of..
Reuters - Published

Italy retrieves seven bodies from October 7 migrant shipwreck

Italy has recovered the bodies of a child and six other people from the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, more than a week after a crowded migrant boat capsized off the coast of the island of Lampedusa.
Reuters - Published

Despite Tunisia's vote for change, enduring miseries drive youth exodus

It only took 10 minutes for Fakher Hmidi to slip out of his house, past the cafes where unemployed men spend their days, and reach the creek through the mud flats where a small boat would ferry him to..
Reuters - Published

Italy to decide on Atlantia concession revocation 'in a few weeks': minister

Italy's government will decide on a possible revocation of Atlantia's motorway concession in a few weeks after concluding a probe into the deadly collapse of a bridge operated by the infrastructure..
Reuters - Published

Italy condemns Turkey's offensive in Syria: president

Italian President Sergio Mattarella said on Wednesday his government was concerned by Turkey's offensive in Syria and he discussed the topic during a White House meeting with U.S. President Donald..
Reuters - Published

Italy says will block weapon exports to Turkey

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio confirmed on Tuesday that Rome will ban arms export to Turkey, after Ankara launched a military attack against Kurdish fighters in the northern part of Syria.
Reuters - Published

Italy's euroskeptic leader Salvini says euro is 'irreversible'

League leader Matteo Salvini said on Monday the euro was here to stay and he hoped that nobody in his far-right, euroskeptic party would ever again raise doubts over Italy's membership of the single..
Reuters - Published

EU seeks Italian support for Turkey arms embargo

Spain, Austria and Belgium joined Germany and France on Monday in backing an arms embargo on Turkey over its Syrian offensive but top exporter Italy had yet to declare its position, leaving an-EU wide..
Reuters - Published

Trump to host Italian President Mattarella at the White House on Thursday

U.S. President Donald Trump will host Italian President Sergio Mattarella at the White House on Oct. 16, the White House said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

EU cannot accept Turkish 'blackmail': Italian prime minister

The European Union must not bow to threats from Turkey to push millions of Syrian refugees into EU countries, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Friday, adding that Ankara should stop its..
Reuters - Published

Italy summons Turkish ambassador to protest over Syria operation

The Italian foreign ministry has summoned Turkey's ambassador to protest over Ankara's decision to send troops into northern Syria to attack a Kurdish militia, a ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Italian businessman De Benedetti acquitted in asbestos deaths case

Italy's highest appeals court has acquitted one of the country's best-known businessmen, Carlo De Benedetti, of charges in a long-running case over the asbestos-related deaths of former workers of..
Reuters - Published

Europe court says Italy's hard prison regime breaches human rights

A European court ruled on Tuesday that Italy's tough prison regimes for mobsters and convicted terrorists who refused to cooperate with the justice system violated human rights and needed to be..
Reuters - Published

Italian parliament votes to scrap hundreds of seats at next election

Italy's parliament voted on Tuesday to cut the number of elected lawmakers by more than a third, in a reform championed by the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement which could have a profound impact on..
Reuters - Published

Parents of former Italian PM Renzi convicted for issuing false invoices

An Italian court on Monday found the parents of former prime minister Matteo Renzi guilty of issuing false invoices, and handed them suspended prison terms of one year and nine months.
Reuters - Published

At least nine die, 22 rescued from migrant boat off Sicily

At least nine people died when a boat carrying dozens of migrants sank off the coast of the island of Lampedusa, south of Sicily, Italy's coastguard said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Italy presents plan to accelerate expulsion of migrants

Italy presented a scheme on Friday to accelerate the expulsion of migrants who have no right to stay in the country, cutting the time it takes to decide on whether an asylum seeker must return home.
Reuters - Published

Former Italian PM Renzi to sue former Trump aide over smear claims

Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi said on Friday he would sue George Papadopoulos, a one-time campaign aide for U.S. President Donald Trump, over allegations that Renzi had tried to undermine..
Reuters - Published

Italy PM backs intelligence over reported U.S. attorney general visits

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is not concerned about reports that U.S. Attorney General William Barr held secret meetings with Italian intelligence agencies, Conte's office said on Thursday.
Reuters - Published

Pompeo says U.S. wants to be partner of Italy but not at cost of security: Sky TV

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the U.S. wanted to be a partner of Italy but not at the cost of its own national security if there were risks associated with Rome's stance on..
Reuters - Published

Italy's ruling parties call for lowering voting age to 16

Italy's coalition parties said on Monday they were in favor of reducing the minimum voting age to 16, in a move which analysts said would increase the electorate by about 1 million people.
Reuters - Published

Italy investigates wife of Eni's CEO in Congo graft probe: document

Italian prosecutors are investigating the wife of Eni's chief executive as part of a wider probe into allegations of corruption involving the oil and gas major in Congo Republic, a prosecution document..
Reuters - Published

Italy's Conte calls on Delta to commit more to Alitalia

Delta Air Lines should consider increasing its planned investment in the rescue of Alitalia, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Saturday as talks over the relaunch of the Italian flagship..
Reuters - Published

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

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

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