Italy is a European country. Its capital and largest city is Rome. It is a founding member of the EU. It is also a UN and WTO member. Italy plays a prominent role in international political, economic and cultural affairs.
The Roman delicacies spent 1,800 years on the bottom of the Mediterranean to become a true ‘feast’ for the archeologists, who said that they’ve stumbled upon one of the best preserved shipwrecks from the period.
A US base and an Italian military convoy have come under attack in Somalia where foreign troops are stationed to support the government. In both cases the Al-Qaeda-linked Islamist group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility.