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  1. May 12, 2014

    Italy calls for EU aid as 14 die in migrant ship tragedy

    Italian navy and merchant ships have rescued more than 200 migrants and recovered 14 bodies after a boat sank while trying...

  2. February 19, 2014

    Italy: Matteo Renzi says coalition government nearly ready

    Matteo Renzi, the leader of Italy’s centre-left Democrats, says he hopes to have his new government ready this weekend after...

  1. February 16, 2014

    Matteo Renzi faces first delays in forming Italy’s next government

    Efforts to install Italy’s next coalition government as quickly as possible have run into their first setback after Matteo...

  2. December 23, 2013

    Italy’s economy out of ‘emergency room’, says PM

    Italy is out of the “emergency room” and benefiting from a “stability dividend” that has reduced costs of funding its...

  3. December 10, 2013

    Rome’s revolution

    Ten months ago Italy’s general elections saw the then 61-year-old Pier Luigi Bersani pitched against the 76-year-old Silvio...

  4. December 3, 2013

    Letta needs to start governing – or call an election

    The Italian political scene keeps changing, yet all could stay the same. It is an old story. The biggest centre-right party...

  5. November 25, 2013

    Silvio Berlusconi in last-minute fight to keep Senate seat

    Silvio Berlusconi presented fresh evidence on Monday that the former Italian premier said would overturn a tax fraud...

  6. November 18, 2013

    Italy’s leader warns Germany of rise of anti-European sentiment

    Enrico Letta, Italy’s centre-left prime minister, has urged Germany to spur economic growth in Europe rather than be left...

  7. November 17, 2013

    Silvio Berlusconi to lead divided party into opposition

    Silvio Berlusconi is preparing to take his resurrected Forza Italia party into opposition but at the cost of a bitter...

  8. November 16, 2013

    Weakened Berlusconi relaunches Forza Italia

    Deserted by key allies, a weakened Silvio Berlusconi relaunched his centre-right party under its founding name of Forza...

  9. November 16, 2013

    Berlusconi says he does not have numbers to bring down government

    ROME, Nov 16 - Silvio Berlusconi said on Saturday his centre-right party could not support Italian Prime Minister Enrico...

  10. October 24, 2013

    Berlusconi loses direction as he tackles crises on all fronts

    The net is closing in on Silvio Berlusconi. Another trial looms, this time in Naples on charges of bribing a former senator,...

  11. October 10, 2013

    Enrico Letta tries to end Italy’s 20-year ‘Groundhog Day’

    Just days before confronting a threat by Silvio Berlusconi to bring down their coalition government, Enrico Letta, prime...

  12. October 9, 2013

    Brussels denies border agency funds to deal with refugees

    As civil war raged in Syria, the head of the EU’s border agency last year went to the authorities in Brussels with a request...

  13. October 8, 2013

    Brussels seeks extra funds to bolster sea patrols

    Brussels has asked EU member states to allocate extra funds to bolster sea patrols across the Mediterranean in an effort to...

  14. October 6, 2013

    Italy’s chance to realign – or mess things up further

    The political right in the US has become progressively more radical, more powerful and more reckless over the past three...

  15. October 4, 2013

    Italy calls for increased EU aid to deal with migrant issue

    Italy vowed on Friday to press for increased help with protecting the EU’s southern border as Europe confronted one of the...

  16. October 4, 2013

    Embattled Berlusconi approaches ‘end of the road’ as schism nears

    “Silvio Berlusconi is dead. He is at the end of the road. One of his greatest fears now is ending up in prison.” Italy’s...

  17. October 2, 2013

    Angelino Alfano: Berlusconi loyalist who ‘betrayed’ his mentor

    Until a week ago, Angelino Alfano was seen as one of Silvio Berlusconi’s most devoted loyalists, even if he no longer bore...

  18. October 2, 2013

    Italy’s coalition government survives as Berlusconi retreats

    Silvio Berlusconi abandoned his efforts to bring down Italy’s coalition government in parliament on Wednesday, staging a...

  19. October 1, 2013

    Italian markets soar as Berlusconi threat to government fades

    Silvio Berlusconi is facing a growing revolt from his own centre-right party over his attempts to bring down Enrico Letta’s...

  20. September 28, 2013

    Italian coalition in disarray after Berlusconi’s ministers quit

    Italy’s left-right coalition government was on the edge of collapse on Saturday night after former prime minister Silvio...

  21. August 29, 2013

    Italy’s premier gives in to Berlusconi tax cut demands

    Enrico Letta, Italy’s beleaguered prime minister, has bought time for his fragile coalition by agreeing to demands by Silvio...

  22. August 25, 2013

    Italy’s PDL closes ranks around Silvio Berlusconi

    Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right party has closed ranks around its leader, setting the stage for a potential threat to the...

  23. August 22, 2013

    Italy’s coalition hit by internal rifts

    The stability of Italy’s ruling coalition led by Enrico Letta has been hit by widening rifts over the political future of...

  24. July 19, 2013

    Italy’s interior minister survives vote over Kazakh deportations

    Italy’s interior minister has survived a parliamentary vote to dismiss him after a furore over the illegal deportations of a...

  25. July 18, 2013

    Rome’s imbroglio

    Italy’s law-enforcement agencies are not famous for their efficiency. Yet police in Rome were surprisingly swift in May in...

  26. July 18, 2013

    UN condemns Italy’s deportation of mother and child

    UN human rights experts have condemned Rome’s “unlawful ” deportations of the wife and child of a fugitive Kazakh dissident,...

  27. July 17, 2013

    Italian PM faces growing revolt over Kazakh deportations

    Enrico Letta, Italy’s prime minister, is facing a growing revolt from within his own centre-left party over the crisis...

  28. July 16, 2013

    Italian official resigns over Kazakh deportations

    A senior official in Italy’s interior ministry has resigned over the controversial deportation of the wife and daughter of a...

  29. July 10, 2013

    Italy PM orders probe into deportation of Kazakh oligarch’s wife

    Enrico Letta, Italy’s prime minister, has ordered an investigation into the deportation in May of the wife and daughter of...

  30. June 6, 2013

    Italian minister urged to explain deportations to Kazakhstan

    Italy’s interior minister is under pressure from opposition parliamentarians to explain the deportation to Kazakhstan last...

  31. May 17, 2013

    Italy’s new government takes first economic steps

    Italy’s new coalition government has adopted its first measures since taking office last month to stimulate the...

  32. April 28, 2013

    Italy: Two police hurt in shooting near prime minister’s office

    A man opened fire with a pistol outside the office of the Italian prime minister on Sunday morning, wounding two policemen....

  33. February 28, 2013

    Berlusconi camp anger at corruption probe

    Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right party has reacted furiously to reports that the former prime minister was the subject of a...

  34. February 26, 2013

    Bersani opens talks to break deadlock

    Leaders of Italy’s two main parties have made their opening gambits towards forming a new government after an election...

  35. February 26, 2013

    Berlusconi secures key regional triumph

    Silvio Berlusconi defied critics to lead the centre-right to victory in Lombardy, Italy’s biggest region, handing his...

  36. January 7, 2013

    Berlusconi in pact with rightwing League

    Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi says he has agreed on an electoral pact with the rightwing Northern League,...

  37. January 6, 2013

    Berlusconi close to Northern League pact

    Italy faces the risk of no outright winner emerging from general elections next month following reports that Silvio...

  38. December 10, 2012

    Q&A: Italy’s turbulent politics

    Mario Monti, appointed technocrat prime minister in November 2011, sent shockwaves through Italy’s already uncertain...

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