Islamic State, refugees top agenda for Italy PM's visit to White House
President Barack Obama will welcome Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Tuesday for an official visit in which they will discuss the shared fight against Islamic State and the future of Europe which faces slow growth and a refugee crisis.
Italy has been an ally in Washington's efforts in the Middle East, sending troops to support Iraq's fight against Islamic State and becoming a founding member of an international group seeking a political solution in Syria's civil war.
Obama will host a shimmering state dinner, his last before he leaves office on Jan. 20, for Renzi and his wife Agnese... read more
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