Poverty in Italy stops growing for first time since 2015

Homeless man and woman read newspapers as they sit in front of church in downtown Rome, Italy September 15, 2018. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

ROME (Reuters) – The number of Italians living in absolute poverty held steady in 2018 after three straight years of growth, though the problem remains at a record high, data showed on Tuesday. About 5 million people or 8.4% of the population live in absolute poverty, defined as those unable to buy goods and services […]

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