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 takes baby steps towards a Five Star-Democratic Party government - The Local Italy

The Local Italy

Italy takes baby steps towards a Five Star-Democratic Party government
The Local Italy
Progress appeared possible after M5S leader Luigi Di Maio slammed the door on Matteo Salvini's League, which is partnered with Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia and minor far-right party Brothers of Italy, and said that he would sit down with the PD if ...
Italy's PD signals openness to talks with 5StarsPOLITICO.eu
Italy's 5-Star seeks talks with PD, closes door on center-rightReuters
Italy's 5-Star seeks talks with PD, slams door on the LeagueEURACTIV
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Strong earthquake reported in central Italy - The Local Italy

The Local Italy

Strong earthquake reported in central Italy
The Local Italy
An earthquake measuring 4.6 hit the same province two weeks ago, damaging buildings and prompting schools to close. No one was reported injured, but Italy's seismic experts said judged it "fairly likely" that more tremors would follow. Marche was hit ...



UK judge rejects bid to take sick toddler Alfie Evans to Italy for treatment. Pope had tried to intervene - Los Angeles Times

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UK judge rejects bid to take sick toddler Alfie Evans to Italy for treatment. Pope had tried to intervene
Los Angeles Times
Tom Evans speaks to the media on April 24, 2018, outside Liverpool's Alder Hey Children's Hospital, where his 23-month-old son, Alfie, has been at the center of a legal fight over life-support treatment in England. (Peter Byrne / Associated Press). A ...
Alfie Evans: Parents to appeal against ruling that he cannot go to Italy for treatmentSky News
Alfie Evans parents to appeal against Italy travel ban rulingBBC News
Why can't Alfie Evans go to Italy after being granted citizenship?Metro
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'Like being in a Stephen King story' – Italian press on Liverpool v Roma - The Guardian

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'Like being in a Stephen King story' – Italian press on Liverpool v Roma
The Guardian
“Come on Roma, you can do it.” Corriere dello Sport's front-page headline somehow came across as more desperate than optimistic. Thirty-four years the Giallorossi had waited to play in another European Cup semi-final, only to be ripped apart by a ...
Liverpool 5 Roma 2: Super Reds blitz Italians to all-but seal spot Champions League final… but Roma leave door open ...The Sun

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Italian court rules Iuventa rescue vessel will remain impounded - Aljazeera.com

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Italian court rules Iuventa rescue vessel will remain impounded
Aljazeera.com
Rome - Italy's Supreme Court has rejected an appeal against the seizure of an NGO rescue ship, the Iuventa, impounded in August 2017 following an investigation initiated by the Italian authorities into NGOs in the Mediterranean. Evidence collected as ...
Italy's top court rejects German NGO's request to release its migrant rescue boatThe Local Italy

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4.2-magnitude quake shakes Italy - NEWS.com.au

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4.2-magnitude quake shakes Italy
NEWS.com.au
Italian news agency ANSA reported that tremors could be felt in several parts in the nearby region of Abruzzo. No damage has been reported so far. Between August 2016 and January 2017, four earthquakes of magnitude between 5.4 and 6.5 struck an area of ...

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Sadhvi Pragya Thakur calls Sonia Gandhi 'Italy Wali Bai' - Economic Times

Economic Times

Sadhvi Pragya Thakur calls Sonia Gandhi 'Italy Wali Bai'
Economic Times
AHMEDABAD: Sadhvi Pragya Thakur on Tuesday visited Surat for the first time since she got bail in the Malegaon blast case last year. Thakur, who spent several years in jail before she was released on bail, continued her tirade against Congress and ...



Watch: Daniel Leyva beat host Italy at U-15 Torneo delle Nazioni - Soccer America

Watch: Daniel Leyva beat host Italy at U-15 Torneo delle Nazioni
Soccer America
Watch: Daniel Leyva beat host Italy at U-15 Torneo delle Nazioni. by Paul Kennedy @pkedit, 6 hours ago. Daniel Leyva (Seattle Sounders FC academy) scored in the 28th minute to give the USA a 1-0 win over host Italy in the opening game of the U-15 ...



When Family-Owned Gelato Shops in Italy Almost Went Extinct - Atlas Obscura

Atlas Obscura

When Family-Owned Gelato Shops in Italy Almost Went Extinct
Atlas Obscura
As Luciana Polliotti, curator of the Carpigiani Gelato Museum in Bologna, Italy, puts it: “These were important years because it was like David versus Goliath, and David won.” Although gelato had been invented several hundred years before the 1950s, it ...



Italy grants citizenship to terminally ill British boy Alfie Evans - The Local Italy

The Local Italy

Italy grants citizenship to terminally ill British boy Alfie Evans
The Local Italy
On Monday, the director of Bambino Gesu, Mariella Enoc, and an anaesthetist went to the Alder Hey hospital where Alfie is being treated in Liverpool, northwest England, but the establishment's management did not want to meet with them, Italian agency ...
Alfie Evans granted Italian citizenship in life support legal rowBBC News
Italy grants citizenship to terminally-ill British toddlerAsiaOne
Alfie Evans update: Will Alfie Evans go to Italy? Italian hospital offer lifelineExpress.co.uk
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