Italy

Country Italy
Capital Rome
Continent Europe
Currency Euro(EUR)
Languages Italian

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Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the regional states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI established a Fascist dictatorship. His alliance with Nazi Germany led to Italy's defeat in World War II. A democratic republic replaced the monarchy in 1946 and economic revival followed. Italy was a charter member of NATO and the European Economic Community (EEC). It has been at the forefront of European economic and political unification, joining the Economic and Monetary Union in 1999. Persistent problems include illegal immigration, organized crime, corruption, high unemployment, sluggish economic growth, and the low incomes and technical standards of southern Italy compared with the prosperous north.

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Italy's Debt Rating Is Cut to One Level Above Junk - New York Times

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Italy's Debt Rating Is Cut to One Level Above Junk
New York Times
The rating on Italy's debt was slashed on Friday by Moody's Investors Service to one level above junk in a reaction to the Italian government's decision to accept higher budget deficits in coming years. Moody's also highlighted the fact that higher ...
Italy Cut to One Step Above Junk by Moody's in Wake of Bond RoutBloomberg
Moody's downgrades Italy credit rating on debt, deficit concernsChannel NewsAsia
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The Latest: EU official tries to calm Italian budget dispute - Miami Herald

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The Latest: EU official tries to calm Italian budget dispute
Miami Herald
The Latest on Italy's spat with the European Union over its budget (all times local):. 4:50 p.m.. The EU's budget chief says that the European Commission won't interfere with Italy's economic policies and called for disagreements over the draft budget ...
EU seeks to defuse Italy budget tension amid slowdown | Financial ...Financial Times
Euro falls towards two-month low after EU confronts Italy over budgetEconomic Times
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A ratings downgrade for Italy is now forecast to happen within days - CNBC

CNBC

A ratings downgrade for Italy is now forecast to happen within days
CNBC
A single move lower would take Italy's credit status to one notch above a "junk" rating.
Dollar slides; euro finds footing as EU softens Italy criticismMarketWatch

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One of Italy's Last 'Story Singers' Is Briefly Left Speechless - New York Times

New York Times

One of Italy's Last 'Story Singers' Is Briefly Left Speechless
New York Times
MILITELLO, Sicily — For one of the few times in his life, Franco Trincale was speechless. The man who had spent some 60 years belting out song after song about the exploitation of workers, sundry social injustices and Italy's political and criminal ...



Matteo Salvini: Italy's far-right leader hints at run for European Commission president - The Independent (blog)

The Independent (blog)

Matteo Salvini: Italy's far-right leader hints at run for European Commission president
The Independent (blog)
Italy's far-right interior minister Matteo Salvini has hinted that he may run for the European Commission presidency. The 45-year-old hardline politician was quoted as saying that he was eyeing up Jean-Claude Juncker's job, adding that the move would ...
EU SHOCK as Italy's populist leader Salvini says he may run to replace JUNCKERExpress.co.uk
Italy's Salvini says may run for EU Commission presidency: paperReuters
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Former Eurogroup President Dijsselbloem on Italy: 'It's pretty worrisome' - CNBC

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Former Eurogroup President Dijsselbloem on Italy: 'It's pretty worrisome'
CNBC
An Italian crisis would be an "implosion" and have severe consequences for the country's banking system, the former chief of the Eurogroup told CNBC Friday. Financial markets have fretted about Italy's 2019 budget, amid new plans to increase public ...



A trip to one of Italy's most romanticized regions - TheChronicleHerald.ca

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A trip to one of Italy's most romanticized regions
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CORTONA, Italy — After my breast cancer diagnosis and as I was going through what would be more than a year of treatments that included chemotherapy and radiation, I vowed I would return to Italy. Both sets of my grandparents emigrated from there, and ...

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Stocks bounce back despite Italy angst; dollar dips - Kitco News

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Stocks bounce back despite Italy angst; dollar dips
Kitco News
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks rose across the world on Friday with a global index aiming to avoid a fourth consecutive weekly loss, but concerns over Italy's budget weighed on its stocks and bonds. The benchmark Italian bond yield rose to 4-1/2 year ...
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Italy budget crisis: Italy's budget risks PERMANENT damage on ... - Express.co.uk

Express.co.uk

Italy budget crisis: Italy's budget risks PERMANENT damage on ...
Express.co.uk
ITALY's economic projections at the heart of its budget are overly optimistic, and the populist coalition government is putting growth before stability, a former ...

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An innovative plan to save Italy's ghost towns - BBC News

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An innovative plan to save Italy's ghost towns
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