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Italy's League seeks to trigger elections, files censure motion

09 Aug 2019

ROME Italy's League filed a no-confidence motion to bring down its own governing coalition on Friday, a move that the party's populist chief, Matteo Salvini, hopes will trigger snap elections and install him as the nation's new leader. | Video

Salvini sprengt Italiens Regierung und will rasch Neuwahl

09 Aug 2019

Rom Italiens Vize-Regierungschef Matteo Salvini sprengt die rechtspopulistische Koalition mit den 5 Sternen und will durch eine rasche Neuwahl selbst Ministerpräsident werden.

Italian bonds sink on fresh fears that government could fall

08 Aug 2019

ROME, Aug 8 Italian bonds fell on Thursday on concerns that renewed tensions within the country's ruling coalition could lead to its collapse or a cabinet reshuffle that would see the departure of the finance minister, who is well regarded by investors.

Exclusive: Italy drops a customary spring sale of retail bond for the first time since 2012

31 May 2019

MILAN Italy's Treasury has decided to skip the spring offering of its "BTP Italia" bond for the first time since it started selling this type of inflation-linked debt to small savers in 2012, a source with knowledge of the matter said.

Italy's Salvini says vote win is mandate to change EU budget rules

27 May 2019

MILAN/ROME Victory for Italy's League in European elections gives the far-right party a mandate to push through tax cuts and fight for changes to the EU's budgetary rules, its leader, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, said on Monday.

Italy's Salvini says EU vote will lead to big changes in Europe

17 May 2019

MILAN This month's European Parliament election will shake up the continent, leading to a relaxation of budget rules and influencing the choice of the next central bank chief, Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday.

UPDATE 3-Italy's Berlusconi to leave hospital in coming days after bowel operation

30 Apr 2019

MILAN, April 30 Italy's elderly former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi will be released from the hospital in the coming days after undergoing an operation due to a bowel obstruction, his political party said in a statement on Tuesday.

China must not 'colonize' Italian business: ruling League

11 Mar 2019

MILAN Italy's ruling League party gave hesitant backing on Monday to government plans to endorse China's "Belt and Road" initiative, saying the venture had to boost local businesses and not threaten national security.

Italian police seize assets from four banks in diamonds probe: sources

19 Feb 2019

MILAN Italy's tax police have carried out a seizure order for more than 700 million euros ($794 million) as part of a probe targeting the country's top four banks over alleged fraudulent diamond sales, two sources close to the matter said on Tuesday.

Chailly's "Attila" seduces La Scala audience at season opening

07 Dec 2018

MILAN An opera based on the 5th century conquest of Italy drew wild applause on the opening night of La Scala's 2018-19 season on Friday - not least for President Sergio Mattarella.

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