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.
A video shows the moment a panicked crowd caused an iron parapet to collapse, sending multiple people flying, as scared concertgoers caused a deadly stampede during a rap concert at an Italian nightclub on Saturday.
The European Union took the first step on Wednesday toward fining Italy after ruling that the country's spending drive violates the bloc's fiscal rules. Brussels has rejected Rome's budget plan for 2019.