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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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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..
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A charity that operates a rescue ship carrying 134 migrants off the coast of Italy said on Saturday that it could not guarantee their security, after the boat..
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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..
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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..
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday accused his far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, of disloyalty and being obsessed with blocking..
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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..
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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..
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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday that six EU countries had agreed to take in some 150 migrants who have been blocked from docking in Italy,..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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A Rome administrative court ruled on Wednesday that a Spanish rescue ship carrying 160 migrants should be allowed to enter Italian territorial waters in defiance..
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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..
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Grieving relatives asked bosses of Italy's biggest motorway operator to leave a ceremony held on Wednesday to remember victims of the bridge collapse in the port..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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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..
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Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte met President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday to discuss the political situation as rumors swirled of an imminent government..
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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..
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