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Italy's president gives parties to Tuesday to build majority

9:22pm BST

ROME President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday gave Italy's bickering parties five days to clinch a deal to resolve a political crisis and avoid a snap election.

The comic, the captain and the lawyer - who's who in Italy's political crisis

21 Aug 2019

ROME Italy is struggling to form its 67th government since World War Two. The fate of its latest political crisis will be determined by five politicians and a comedian, an eclectic group riven by personality clashes as well as deep political differences.

The comic, the captain and the lawyer - who's who in Italy's political crisis

21 Aug 2019

ROME Italy is struggling to form its 67th government since World War Two. The fate of its latest political crisis will be determined by five politicians and a comedian, an eclectic group riven by personality clashes as well as deep political differences.

The comic, the captain and the lawyer - who's who in Italy's political crisis

21 Aug 2019

ROME Italy is struggling to form its 67th government since World War Two. The fate of its latest political crisis will be determined by five politicians and a comedian, an eclectic group riven by personality clashes as well as deep political differences.

The comic, the captain and the lawyer - who's who in Italy's political crisis

21 Aug 2019

ROME, Aug 21 Italy is struggling to form its 67th government since World War Two. The fate of its latest political crisis will be determined by five politicians and a comedian, an eclectic group riven by personality clashes as well as deep political differences.

Italy president begins talks to seek way out of government crisis

20 Aug 2019

ROME, Aug 21 Italian President Sergio Mattarella begins two days of talks with parties on Wednesday to seek a way out of a political crisis that will lead to formation of the country's 67th government since World War Two or early elections.

Italian PM resigns, denounces Salvini for sinking government

20 Aug 2019

ROME Italy's prime minister resigned on Tuesday after launching a blistering attack on his own interior minister, Matteo Salvini, accusing him of sinking the ruling coalition and endangering the economy for personal and political gain. | Video

Spain makes new offer to charity boat with migrants on board

18 Aug 2019

MADRID/ROME Spain on Sunday offered to allow a charity boat situated off the coast of Italy with more than 100 people on board to dock at the nearest Spanish port after the Open Arms charity rejected a plan to dock in Algeciras because it was too far away. | Video

Italy's 5-Star says Salvini no longer a credible partner

18 Aug 2019

ROME/LUCCA Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement said on Sunday that Matteo Salvini, leader of the far-right League, was no longer a credible partner, apparently closing the door on any possibility of resurrecting the ruling coalition.

Italy says six EU states will take in Open Arms migrants

15 Aug 2019

ROME/MADRID Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Thursday that six EU countries had agreed to take in some 150 migrants from a rescue ship that Italy had blocked from docking, resolving the latest standoff over immigration to Europe across the Mediterranean.

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