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Angelo Amante

Half of Italians want "strongman" in power, survey shows

06 Dec 2019

ROME Almost half of Italians are in favour of having a "strongman" in power who does not care about parliament and elections, a survey showed on Friday, casting doubts on the strength of democracy in a major European nation.

Italy places more migrants round Europe, Salvini focuses on economy

04 Dec 2019

ROME Italy has increased relocation of migrants around Europe, official figures showed on Wednesday, reducing frictions around the issue and enabling far-right leader Matteo Salvini to steer his focus more onto the economy.

Trial reform looms as new threat for Italy's fractious government

02 Dec 2019

ROME Italy's ruling parties are on a collision course over a proposal to relax time limits on the prosecution of crimes, threatening the future of the fractious, three-month old government.

Italy to restart talks with ArcelorMittal over ailing Ilva steel plant

23 Nov 2019

ROME Steelmaker ArcelorMittal has agreed to immediately restart talks with the Italian government over the future of the Ilva plant, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said after a four-hour meeting with the company.

Italy's 5-Star rejects leader's call to snub upcoming elections

21 Nov 2019

ROME Members of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement on Thursday rejected a call from party chief Luigi Di Maio to pull out of upcoming regional elections, in a surprise move that underlines Di Maio's difficulties as leader.

Italy's eurosceptic leader Salvini says euro is 'irreversible'

14 Oct 2019

ROME League leader Matteo Salvini said on Monday the euro was here to stay and he hoped that nobody in his far-right, eurosceptic party would ever again raise doubts over Italy's membership of the single currency.

EXPLAINER-The missing Maltese academic at the heart of Washington intrigue

09 Oct 2019

ROME, Oct 9 In recent weeks, U.S. Attorney General William Barr, with backing from President Donald Trump, has stepped up an inquiry into the origins of an FBI investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Europe court says Italy's hard prison regime breaches human rights

08 Oct 2019

ROME A European court ruled on Tuesday that Italy's tough prison regimes for mobsters and convicted terrorists who refused to cooperate with the justice system violated human rights and needed to be changed.

Italy presents plan to accelerate expulsion of migrants

04 Oct 2019

ROME Italy presented a scheme on Friday to accelerate the expulsion of migrants who have no right to stay in the country, cutting the time it takes to decide on whether an asylum seeker must return home.

Italy scales back privatisation plans after dismal 2019 effort

01 Oct 2019

ROME, Oct 1 Italy's ambitious privatisation programme for 2019 has proved a flop, with the new coalition government also now scaling back sell-off plans for the coming years.

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