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Italian parliament votes to scrap hundreds of seats at next election

08 Oct 2019

ROME Italy's parliament voted on Tuesday to cut the number of elected lawmakers by more than a third, approving a reform championed by the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement that could profoundly impact the political landscape.

Former Italian PM Renzi to sue former Trump aide over smear claims

04 Oct 2019

ROME Former Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi, said on Friday he would sue George Papadopoulos, a one-time campaign aide for U.S. President Donald Trump, over allegations that Renzi had tried to undermine Trump's 2016 election campaign.

Italy and France agree migrants must be distributed around the EU

18 Sep 2019

ROME The European Union must introduce a new, automatic system of taking in migrants saved from the Mediterranean, the leaders of Italy and France said on Wednesday, as they sought to patch up bruised bilateral relations.

Italy's Renzi ready to form breakaway party, complicating new government

15 Sep 2019

ROME Former prime minister Matteo Renzi is poised to break away from the ruling Democratic Party (PD) and set up a new centrist force in an effort to claim the middle ground of Italian politics, two allies said on Sunday.

In break with past, Rome lets charity ship head to Italian port

15 Sep 2019

ROME Italy's new government allowed a French charity ship to bring ashore 82 migrants on Saturday in an apparent reversal of the uncompromising, closed-door policy of the previous administration.

Italian coalition wins vote in Senate, letting it take office

10 Sep 2019

ROME Italy's new government won a confidence vote in the upper house Senate on Tuesday allowing it to take office following a stormy debate, with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and his former deputy Matteo Salvini accusing each other of betrayal.

Italian coalition wins vote in Senate, letting it take office

10 Sep 2019

ROME Italy's new government won a confidence vote in the upper house Senate on Tuesday allowing it to take office following a stormy debate, with Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and his former deputy Matteo Salvini accusing each other of betrayal.

Italy's prime minister hopes for EU harmony, economic revival

09 Sep 2019

ROME Italy's prime minister said on Monday his new coalition combining the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the pro-Europe Democratic Party (PD) would usher in a wave of reforms and avoid the rows that stymied his old government.

New Italian coalition sworn in, seeks better ties with Europe

05 Sep 2019

ROME Italy's new government, combining the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and centre-left Democratic Party (PD), was sworn into office on Thursday, promising to reset Rome's often fraught relations with Brussels.

Italy's dapper Conte grows in stature after hesitant start

05 Sep 2019

ROME U.S. President Donald Trump and European Council President Donald Tusk have sharply different political views, but agree on one thing: admiration for Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte.

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