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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

Italy's president begins talks aiming to solve political crisis

Aug 21, 2019 - 7:40 PM

(UPDATED) Political maneuvering to form a new coalition has already started with Democratic Party leader Nicola Zingaretti saying that party members are 'united' in making a deal with Five Star Movement

Italy PM to resign as political crisis comes to a head

Aug 20, 2019 - 10:07 PM

'It is irresponsible to initiate a government crisis,' Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says after Interior Minister Matteo Salvini began his efforts to bring down the government in the hope of snap elections

RESIGNATION. Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte delivers a speech at the Italian Senate, in Rome, on August 20, 2019, as the country faces a political crisis. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

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

Italy coalition in crisis after Salvini calls for snap polls

Aug 09, 2019 - 9:21 PM

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who has held several rounds of talks to try to ease the crisis in the 14-month-old government, angrily calls on Matteo Salvini to justify his move

SNAP POLLS? Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini holds a press conference in Moscow on July 16, 2018. File photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Italy to release stranded migrants after EU deal reached

Jul 31, 2019 - 8:02 PM

(UPDATED) An EU Commission spokeswoman says France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, and Portugal will join the Italian Roman Catholic church in caring for the migrants

EU. A European flag flutters in the wind in front of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels on March 14, 2018. File photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

Europe's once biggest migrant center closes in Italy

Jul 10, 2019 - 12:04 AM

Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini says the future is 'in smaller and more controlled centers,' after the final inhabitants were removed last week to be sent to another center in Calabria

MINEO. A view of the 24-hectare complex of the Cara Mineo, a hosting center for asylum seekers. File photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

Situation 'incredibly tense' in Sea-Watch standoff

Jun 28, 2019 - 9:29 PM

'It's very difficult for them all (the migrants) psychologically,' says 31-year old Carola Rackete, who has become a symbol of defiance and a left-wing hero in Italy for challenging Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's 'closed-ports' policy

MEDICAL RESCUE. This handout photo taken on June 27, 2019 and released on June 28, 2019 by NGO Sea Watch shows rescuers evacuating a young migrant lying on a stretcher for medical reason from the Sea Watch 3 rescue ship off the coast of Lampedusa. Handout photo by Sea Watch/AFP

Migrants in limbo off Italy as world marks Refugee Day

Jun 20, 2019 - 5:26 PM

The rescue boat Sea-Watch 3 remains stuck in the Mediterranean since rescuing 53 migrants drifting in an inflatable raft off the coast of Libya on June 12

MIGRATION. An alleged work by British street artist Banksy depicting a migrant child wearing a lifejacket holding a pink flare, is painted on the outer wall of a house overlooking the canal Rio de Ca Foscari, in Venice, on May 21, 2019. Photo by Marco Sabadin/AFP

Far-right League victory in EU vote strains Italy coalition

May 27, 2019 - 5:54 PM

With over 99% of ballots counted, the League wins 34.3%, compared to just 6% in the 2014 EU elections, and 17% in the Italian general election in 2018

AFTER EU ELECTIONS. Italian Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini arrives to deliver a press conference after the announcement of initial results during the election-night event for European parliamentary elections on May 26, 2019,in the Lega headquarters northern Milan. Photo by Miguel Medina/AFP

Rescued migrants allowed to disembark in Malta, go on to Europe – PM

Apr 13, 2019 - 7:52 PM

All 62 migrants on the Alan Kurdi ship will be disembarked and redistributed between Germany, France, Portugal, and Luxembourg

Maltese military seizes tanker hijacked by migrants

Mar 28, 2019 - 8:58 PM

'AFM Patrol Vessel P21 stopped the tanker from entering the Maltese territorial waters,' the Armed Forces of Malta says in a statement

An armed policeman stands guard after migrants disembarked from the Motor Tanker El Hiblu 1 that was hijacked by migrants in Valletta's Grand Harbour on March 28, 2019, after Maltese armed forces took control of the vessel. Photo by Jonathan Borg/AFP

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)

Thousands protest in Rome over Italy's 'anti-migrant' decree

Nov 11, 2018 - 1:50 PM

The protest was launched against anti-migrant policies by Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini

POLICY PROTEST. People, including employees of the country's social and reception centers and members of anti-racism associations, march during a demonstration against the government's social politics, its recent decree restricting the right to asylum, and against racism on November 10, 2018 in downtown Rome. Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/AFP

France-Italy tensions as ministers meet on immigration

Oct 09, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Italian leader Matteo Salvini has singled out French President Emmanuel Macron for criticism in recent weeks, as well as other EU leaders he considers too soft on immigration

ON IMMIGRATION. French Prime Minister  Edouard Philippe urges far-right Italian leader Matteo Salvini to drop his 'posturing' on immigration. File photo from Philippe's Twitter account

Italian minister faces probe into treatment of stranded migrants

Sep 08, 2018 - 10:33 AM

Prosecutors confirms that Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini refused to allow more than 100 rescued Diciotti migrants off a coastguard ship in August

FAR RIGHT. Italy's Interior Minister and deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini holds a press conference in Moscow on July 16, 2018. File photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Italy's far-right interior minister faces probe over stranded migrants

Aug 26, 2018 - 12:57 PM

Italy Interior Minister faces an investigation over 'illegal confinement, illegal arrest and abuse of power'

FAR RIGHT. Italy's Interior Minister and deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini holds a press conference in Moscow on July 16, 2018. File photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Search for survivors as anger mounts over Italy bridge collapse

Aug 17, 2018 - 3:16 PM

The chance of finding survivors at this stage is slim and the unstable mountains of debris make the search operation dangerous

RESCUE ONGOING. This handout picture taken and released by the Vigili del Fuoco, the Italian fire and rescue service, on August 15, 2018, shows rescuers at work amid rubble and wreckage after the collapse of a section of the Morandi motorway bridge in Genoa. Handout photo by Vigili del Fuoco/AFP

Anger grows in Italy as bridge toll rises to 38

Aug 15, 2018 - 3:14 PM

(UPDATED) The government says it intended to revoke the contract of Autostrade per l'Italia, a private sector company owned by Atlantia, and slap it with a fine of 150 million euros ($170 million)

RUBBLE. Rescuers look at the rubble and wreckages by the Morandi motorway bridge in background after a section collapsed earlier in Genoa on August 14, 2018. Photo by Federico Scoppa/AFP

EU trying to 'swindle' UK in Brexit talks

Jul 29, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Italy's far right deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini urges prime minister Theresa May to take a harder stance in negotiations to sever ties with the trading bloc

FAR RIGHT. Italy's Interior Minister and deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini holds a press conference in Moscow on July 16, 2018. File photo by Vasily Maximov/AFP

Italy defiant as migrant ship stranded in Mediterranean

Jun 23, 2018 - 9:41 PM

Malta – which is also refusing to take in the boat in a new diplomatic standoff with Italy – nevertheless says it had sent in humanitarian supplies

MIGRANTS. This handout picture obtained on June 22, 2018 from the German NGO 'Mission Lifeline' shows migrants on an inflatable boat boarding the Lifeline sea rescue boat at sea on June 21, 2018. Photo by Hermine Poschmann/Mission Lifeline/AFP

Italy, Malta in diplomatic spat over migrant arrivals

Jun 09, 2018 - 5:41 PM

"The good God put Malta closer to Africa than Sicily," said the nationalist Salvini, as a new wave of migrants rescued in the Mediterranean prepared to land in Italy.

WAITING. Migrants sit aboard rescue ship MV Aquarius, off the coast of Sicily on May 14, 2018. Some 73 migrants of various nationalities, including women and children were rescued by MV Aquarius on May 12. Photo by Louisa Gouliamaki / 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

Migrant weary northerners put faith in Italy's League

Mar 10, 2018 - 3:42 PM

Though the country was plunged into uncertainty on election night, with no party or coalition obtaining the votes to form a government, the far-right League surged in the polls.

CELEBRATION. A man hangs a flag of far-right party Lega at a balcony on March 7, 2018 in Varese where Lega's supporters celebrate the national election results. Photo by Marco Bertorello / AFP

'Europe will wake up in 2017', Le Pen says in Germany

Jan 21, 2017 - 9:06 PM

Speaking at a gathering of right wing populists the French presidential hopeful also rails against migration the euro and open borders

'COUNTER-SUMMIT.' French National Front (FN) leader Marine Le Pen gives a speech to open a meeting on January 21, 2017 in Koblenz, western Germany. Roberto Pfeil/AFP

World leaders take stock of shock Trump win

Nov 09, 2016 - 5:55 PM

UPDATED Politicians from around the world offer both praise and cautious welcome to the new President elect Donald Trump

TRUMP. Republican presidential elect Donald Trump arrives for an election night party at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. Photo by Mandel Ngan/ AFP

Euroskeptics cry victory, demand Nexit, Frexit votes

Jun 24, 2016 - 8:00 PM

There are growing fears the British vote could trigger a domino effect threatening the core of the European project

The Union Flag (L) next to the EU flag (R) near Westminster in London, Britain, 26 May 2015. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA