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China's Xi says new Silk Road runs both ways as Italy signs up

Mar 22, 2019 - 11:16 PM

Italy has rolled out the red carpet for Xi Jinping, who will on March 23 sign a memorandum of understanding for Rome to join the $1 trillion Belt and Road Initiative

NEW SILK ROAD. This photo taken and handout on March 22, 2019 by the Quirinale Presidential Press Office shows Italy's President Sergio Mattarella (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shaking hands after addressing a press conference following their meeting at the Quirinale presidential palace in Rome, as part of a two-day visit to Italy. AFP PHOTO / QUIRINALE PRESS OFFICE

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

Italy to probe creation of anti-Mattarella Twitter accounts

Aug 05, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Where did these nearly 400 Twitter accounts come from?

ITALIAN LEADER. Italy's President Sergio Mattarella (L) attends a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the Italian Republic (Republic Day) on June 2, 2018, in Piazza Venezia in Rome. Photo by Alberto Pizzoli/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

Showdown looms in Italy as caretaker PM assembles team

May 29, 2018 - 3:46 PM

Fresh elections are now looming as the most likely outcome of the long-running political saga sparked by an inconclusive poll in March

CARETAKER. Carlo Cottarelli addresses a press conference at the Qurinale presidential palace on May 28, 2018 in Rome after Italian President gave him mandate to form a government. Photo by Andreas Solaro/AFP

Gentiloni named as Italy's new prime minister

Dec 11, 2016 - 7:00 PM

UPDATED Gentiloni now has to put together his own government team ahead of a parliamentary approval vote

Italy's Foreign Affairs Minister Paolo Gentiloni speaks during a joint press conference with Russia's counterpart Sergei Lavrov on December 2, 2016 in Rome. / AFP PHOTO / Tiziana FABI

Race for new Italy government enters final stage

Dec 10, 2016 - 12:11 PM

Representatives of Italy s main parties are headed to the presidential palace their task to agree on a new government made even more urgent by fears of a banking crisis in the eurozone s third largest economy

NEW GOVERNMENT. A general view taken at night shows the Quirinale Presidential Palace on December 7, 2016 in Rome. File photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Italy's Renzi to quit after budget is passed

Dec 06, 2016 - 7:39 AM

UPDATED The departure of the center left premier plunges Italy into political uncertainty and casts a shadow over the future of the eurozone s third largest economy

This file photo taken on November 20, 2016 shows Italy's President Sergio Mattarella (R) speaking with Italys' Prime Minister Matteo Renzi before a ceremony for the closing of the Jubilee of Mercy, on November 20, 2016 at St Peter's basilica in Vatican. Tiziana Fabi/Pool/AFP

Iran's return to the fold sparks business bonanza for Europe

Jan 26, 2016 - 1:09 PM

Hassan Rouhani says he has come to Europe with an open for business message in his first trip overseas since Tehran s nuclear deal with the West came into force

WELCOME TO ROME. President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani (L) and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi attend a press conference following their meeting at Campidoglio Palace in Rome, Italy, January 25, 2016. Giuseppe Lami/EPA

Iran's Rouhani kicks off first post-sanctions tour in Italy

Jan 25, 2016 - 2:00 PM

The 3 day trip comes a week after Tehran s deal with world powers came into force

In this file photo, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani, (C) during his meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Ufa, the capital of Bashkortostan republic, Russia, July 9, 2015. SCO Photohost/RIA Novosti/EPA

Italy affirms support for PH fight in South China Sea row

Dec 03, 2015 - 5:19 PM

President Benigno Aquino III and Italian President Sergio Mattarella also express solidarity in the fight against terrorism

ROME VISIT. Italian Republic President Sergio Mattarella welcomes President Benigno S. Aquino III at the Sala del Bronzino of the Quirinal Palace on December 02, 2015. Photo by Joseph Vidal/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Kerja Sama Indonesia-Italia siap hasilkan kontrak baru senilai 1,055 miliar dolar AS

Nov 09, 2015 - 9:32 PM

Kontrak tersebut berupa kerja sama baru terutama di bidang logistik energi dan infrastruktur serta ekspansi dari kerja sama yang telah terjalin sebelumnya di bidang otomotif

JOKOWI DAN MATTARELLA. Presiden Joko Widodo (tengah) bersama Presiden Republik Italia Sergio Mattarella (kanan) melakukan inspeksi pasukan saat upacara penyambutan di halaman Istana Merdeka, Jakarta, Senin, 9 November. Kunjungan kehormatan Presiden Republik Italia tersebut dalam rangka memperkuat kerja sama bilateral Indonesia-Italia. Foto oleh Antara Foto

Sicilian judge Sergio Mattarella elected Italian president

Feb 01, 2015 - 9:43 AM

Mattarella a constitutional court judge from Sicily who has come to symbolize Italy s battle against organized crime is elected the country s president

MR PRESIDENT. Sergio Mattarella arrives at Constitutional Court in Rome, Italy, 31 January 2015.   ( Alessandro di Meo/EPA )

Sicilian judge Sergio Mattarella elected Italian president

Jan 31, 2015 - 10:46 PM

The 73 year old Sicilian who was backed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi s center left Democratic Party PD succeeds the hugely popular Giorgio Napolitano who is stepping down because of his advanced age

NEWLY ELECTED PRESIDENT. Renowned for his integrity, Sergio Mattarella entered politics after his elder brother was murdered by the Sicilian Mafia. Photo by AFP