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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 and Mediterranean 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, 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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Leaving home in Italy as a teenager, she modeled for Vogue and other magazines before carving out a high-profile career as an executive and stylist.
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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..
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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..
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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..
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Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will lead a breakaway from the ruling Democratic Party (PD) this week and set up a new centrist force, he was quoted..
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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..
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Italian prosecutors on Monday ordered the arrest of three people suspected of torturing migrants in a detention center in north-west Libya.
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AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie and Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku reportedly have been subjected to more racism in Italy
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Former prime minister Matteo Renzi is poised to break away from the ruling Democratic Party (PD) and set up a new centrist force in an effort to claim the middle..
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Italy's far-right League will unleash a battery of referendums to try to sink reforms planned by the new government, party leader Matteo Salvini said on Sunday,..
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Italy's new government allowed a French charity ship to head to the island of Lampedusa on Saturday and bring ashore some 82 migrants, reversing the..
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Germany is ready to take in a quarter of migrants who reach Italy by sea, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said in remarks published on Friday, signaling a..
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Molise, a region in Italy where towns are afflicted with underpopulation, will launch a program that will pay newcomers a monthly stipend for three years.
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Newcomers will be given a monthly stipend, but it comes with a catch
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Italy's "Lovers of Modena" could have actually been two soldiers who were close and died together in war
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Italy said on Thursday it had done a deal with EU countries to share out migrants aboard a charity ship at sea in the Mediterranean, resolving the first of what..
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Highlights of this day in history: America faces the aftermath of the Sept. 11th attacks; Nazis rescue Italy's Mussolini; JFK confronts critics of his religion;..
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The former Democratic presidential candidate flipped through thousands of her emails at the art exhibit in Venice, Italy. Afterward, Clinton told an Italian..
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