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Italy's new pro-European cabinet sworn in

Sep 05, 2019 - 6:24 PM

'We're ready to give our utmost for the country,' Five Star Movement head Luigi Di Maio, Italy's new foreign minister, says

NEW CABINET. Italy's Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio (L) shakes hand with Italy's President Sergio Mattarella as Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte (R) looks on after signing an oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony of the new Cabinet at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome on September 5, 2019. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

Conte to lead 'more united' Italy after far-right's fall from power

Aug 29, 2019 - 6:40 PM

(UPDATED) The anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party, once bitter foes, have agreed to govern in coalition in order to stave off snap elections in the eurozone's third largest economy

Talks revived as clock ticks on new Italy government deal

Aug 28, 2019 - 12:02 PM

Italy's President Sergio Mattarella had on Monday allowed an extra day for negotiations, interpreted by some as a hopeful sign that a deal may be in the works

NEW GOVERNMENT. File photo of Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte. By Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock.com

Italy recalls Senate as government crisis intensifies

Aug 13, 2019 - 8:53 PM

While the government is still in place, the Senate must decide whether to initiate a no-confidence vote in the 14-month-old administration of Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte

RECALL. Policemen stand in front of Palazzo Madama, the Italian Senate, on August 12, 2019 in Rome. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

France recalls Italy envoy as relations plumb new depths

Feb 07, 2019 - 10:36 PM

The latest spat has erupted after Italy's deputy prime minister and Five Star chief Luigi Di Maio said he had met with 'yellow vest' anti-government protesters outside Paris

TENSION. This file photo shows Italy's Labor and Industry Minister and deputy PM Luigi Di Maio during a session for a Parliament vote of confidence on Italy's revised 2019 budget, on December 29, 2018 in Rome. File photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

France won't enter a 'stupidity contest' with Italy – minister

Jan 23, 2019 - 11:23 PM

France's Nathalie Loiseau says the government will not wage a war of words or otherwise seek to retaliate against Rome, but working meetings and visits between the two countries are largely out of the question for now

TENSION. In this file photo, French Minister attached to the Foreign Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau addresses media representatives after the weekly cabinet meeting at The Elysee Palace in Paris on October 3, 2018. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Italy health czar blames resignation on 'anti-science' government

Jan 02, 2019 - 6:56 PM

National Health Institute's Professor Walter Ricciardi says members of the populist government 'have endorsed unscientific or frankly anti-scientific positions on many issues'

RESIGNATION. Italy's National Health Institute president Walter Ricciardi resigns following the government's anti-evidence-based stance. Photo from World Federation of Public Health Association/Twitter

The world in 2018

Dec 19, 2018 - 10:00 AM

A look back at some of the major events that marked 2018

Central American migrants -mostly Hondurans- moving in a caravan towards the United States in hopes of a better life, head to Tijuana in Mexico's Baja California State, after leaving Mexicali on November 19, 2018. - US President Trump has sent about 5,800 troops to the border to forestall the arrival of large groups of Central American migrants travelling through Mexico and towards the US, in a move critics decry as a costly political stunt to galvanize supporters ahead of midterm elections earlier this month. (Photo by PEDRO PARDO / AFP)

Italy moves into new territory after populist gov't formally takes reins

Jun 07, 2018 - 3:34 PM

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte's first task after winning the confidence of parliament is to travel to the G7 summit in Canada, where he will make his debut in international politics barely a fortnight after arriving on the domestic scene

NEW GOVERNMENT. Italian premier Giuseppe Conte (C) speaks at the Lower House, ahead of a confidence vote on the government program, in Rome on June 6, 2018. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

Italian populists reach last-ditch deal to take power

Jun 01, 2018 - 2:23 PM

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte – a little known lawyer and political novice – announces his picks for the country's future cabinet after meeting with President Sergio Mattarella

CONTE. Italy's newly appointed Prime minister Giuseppe Conte leaves after announcing the list of his government at the Quirinale presidential palace on May 31, 2018 in Rome after a meeting with Italian President. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Italy court lifts ban on Berlusconi running for public office

May 12, 2018 - 10:02 PM

It means that Berlusconi would be able to again run for prime minister if coalition negotiations fail and new elections are called. However, it may be too late for him.

BERLUSCONI. In this file photo, Silvio Berlusconi listens to Matteo Salvini (unseen), leader of the far-right party Lega, speaking to the press after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella as part of consultations of political parties, on May 7, 2018 at the Quirinale palace in Rome. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Renzi's future on the line as Italy votes on his fate

Dec 04, 2016 - 11:13 AM

UPDATED Whatever the outcome of a vote being anxiously watched in capitals across Europe and carefully scrutinized on trading floors around the world it will lead to change

Polling station officers prepare ballots on the eve of a crucial referendum on constitutional reforms, on December 3, 2016 in Rome. Andreas Solaro/AFP

Populist surge hits Renzi as Italy puts women in charge

Jun 20, 2016 - 8:32 AM

UPDATED I will be a mayor for all Romans I will restore legality and transparency to the city s institutions after 20 years of poor governance says Virginia Raggi

MADAM MAYOR. Newly elected mayor of Rome, Five Star Movement's candidate Virginia Raggi, gives a press conference after winning the mayoral election on June 19, 2016 at her campaign headquarters in Rome. Tiziana Fabi/AFP