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    1. October 31, 2014

      Med becomes a no-man’s land for migrants

      Mohanad Luthon was in good spirits when he called his uncle on the evening of September 7, a day into the crossing from...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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,...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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,...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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....

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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,...

    38. 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...

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