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Italy to Apple: Remove "Mafia, Pizza" App

Italy's tourism minister has taken offense with how Apple's "What country" app describes her nation.

Minister Michela Vittoria Brambilla is complaining that a description of Italy as "mafia, pizza, pasta and scooter" is both "offensive and unacceptable."

A ministry spokesman, Andrea Bianchi, said Tuesday that Italy is asking state lawyers to request that Apple Inc. remove the application from its online store.

An Apple spokesman in Italy had no immediate comment.

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