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    1. March 29, 2015

      EU’s southern flank is exposed, Italy’s foreign minister warns

      Europe risks perilously overlooking threats from its southern flank as the Ukraine crisis dominates attention and reawakens...

    2. March 25, 2015

      The American century will survive the rise of China

      In 1941 Time editor Henry Luce proclaimed “the American century”. Some now see this coming to an end as a result of the...

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    1. March 22, 2015

      To Russia with love, from Europe’s far-right fringe

      Russians have grown accustomed over the past year to hearing, through local media, of the disdain of western leaders towards...

    2. March 19, 2015

      Libya: A divided land

      This time it was the guards from an Austrian-run gas facility in Libya’s Saharan southwest. They were shown beheaded in a...

    3. FT Alphaville

      March 19, 2015

      One very predictable consequence of the fall in EURUSD: hordes of American tourists

      You know that the rise in the dollar is having an impact when US newspapers write trend pieces about how great it will be to...

    4. March 17, 2015

      Enel pledges to tackle climate change

      Enel has pledged to phase out new investments in coal and lead the charge among global energy companies for a global climate...

    5. FT Photo Diary

      March 16, 2015

      Roman baggage

      A man stands between two trolleys loaded with bags containing his clothes and personal belongings outside the entrance of...

    6. March 13, 2015

      The German chef who became an ambassador for Italian cuisine

      Chef Heinz Beck clears his throat and curls his lip: he smells fried fish, and it’s not coming from his kitchen. The...

    7. February 20, 2015

      Our world will end with the slow death of civilised behaviour

      Sir, The team from Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute and the Global Challenges Foundation mistakenly focus on sudden...

    8. February 19, 2015

      Dutch football fans rampage through Rome

      Hundreds of fans of Feyenoord, the Dutch football club, clashed with armed Italian riot police in one of Rome’s most...

    9. February 11, 2015

      Sterling strength underpinned by BoE policy

      Brits fancying a trip to Paris, Rome or Madrid are quids in. At one point on Wednesday, it took less than 74 pence to buy...

    10. February 8, 2015

      Accelerating car sales raise hopes for Italy’s fragile upturn

      At a Volkswagen dealer in eastern Rome, Bruno Buonavoglia senses that something is changing. Valentino Automobili, the...

    11. February 5, 2015

      Finmeccanica CEO seeks to shrink company to revive its fortunes

      Finmeccanica, Italy’s aerospace, defence and transport conglomerate, will see annual sales shrink by close to 20 per cent...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      February 3, 2015

      Marching for President Mattarella

      Cuirassier presidential guards line up at the Vittoriano (Unknown Soldier) monument prior to the arrival of Italy’s new...

    13. FT Photo Diary

      February 3, 2015

      Welcoming Sergio Mattarella

      Italy’s new President Sergio Mattarella and Prime Minister Matteo Renzi arrive for a welcoming ceremony, at the Quirinale...

    14. January 31, 2015

      Sergio Mattarella to be Italy’s next president

      Sergio Mattarella, a Sicilian judge, has been chosen to be Italy’s next president, in an overwhelming display of political...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      January 28, 2015

      A starling sky

      Starlings fly in the sky of Rome at sunset ...

    16. January 26, 2015

      Renzi faces political test over choice of next Italian president

      Italy’s presidential contenders Matteo Renzi is facing the biggest test of his political power and acumen since taking over...

    17. January 23, 2015

      Mystic chords of memory binding all Italians

      Sir, John Lloyd struck a surprisingly balanced tone in reviewing John Hooper’s The Italians (“Italy uncovered”, Life & Arts,...

    18. January 8, 2015

      The Last of the Unjust — film review

      Claude Lanzmann’s The Last of the Unjust is a quiet cataclysm of a documentary, clocking in at three and a quarter hours and...

    19. January 8, 2015

      UN’s food price index drops to a 4-year low

      Global food prices fell to the lowest level in four years in 2014, as plentiful supplies of cereals, dairy products, sugar...

    20. The World

      January 1, 2015

      Italian president pulls no punches

      By Rachel Sanderson in Milan In his ninth end of year address to Italians and the last before he retires this year, Italy’s...

    21. December 30, 2014

      Mario Sironi 1885-1961, Il Complesso del Vittoriano, Rome — review

      Today, the name of Mario Sironi (1885-1961) is barely known outside Italy. Even there, his reputation as an artist has been...

    22. December 29, 2014

      A year in a word: Populism

      Populism noun — political ideology that claims to speak for the common people; a brand of politics hostile to elites and...

    23. December 21, 2014

      Renzi’s reform dream comes up against a corruption nightmare

      Matteo Renzi was hoping to end the year on a high note. The contentious labour market reforms that had preoccupied the...

    24. FT Photo Diary

      December 17, 2014

      Tango at the Vatican

      Couples dance a tango in front of Saint Peter’s basilica at the Vatican on Wednesday. At the rear edge of the square more...

    25. December 15, 2014

      Renzi goes for gold with Rome’s Olympic bid

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s young and reformist prime minister, on Monday revealed a brazenly bold goal: to bring the Olympic...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      December 12, 2014

      Pinocchio Renzi

      Balloons featuring Italian Prime minister Matteo Renzi as Pinocchio are displayed during a general strike called by several...

    27. December 12, 2014

      Italy hit by general strike against labour reforms

      Italy suffered widespread disruption to public services and transport on Friday as unions staged an eight-hour general...

    28. December 10, 2014

      Italy’s Renzi vows to take tougher stand against corruption

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s reformist prime minister, has pledged to take a tougher stand against corruption and make the guilty...

    29. FT Photo Diary

      December 3, 2014

      Fighting reform in Rome

      Italian Police prepare to face up to demonstrators in Rome, Italy on Wednesday during a a demonstration in Rome against the...

    30. December 2, 2014

      Italy’s new political star: Northern League leader Matteo Salvini

      A youthful Italian politician is making waves by promising to upend the status quo. It is not Matteo Renzi, the prime...

    31. November 27, 2014

      Do the Jesuits hold the answer for misfiring multinationals?

      Any ambitious entrepreneur seeking to lay the foundations of a 21st-century multinational would start with some of the...

    32. November 25, 2014

      Pietro Perugino, Maître de Raphael, Musée Jacquemart-André, Paris – review

      In his self-portrait in the Uffizi, Perugino paints himself without vanity as a workaday craftsman: plump face framed by a...

    33. November 20, 2014

      Italy accuses Brussels of ‘shaky’ accounting

      Italy has accused the EU of using “shaky” methodology to evaluate countries’ fiscal policies, raising the stakes ahead of...

    34. November 14, 2014

      Michael Pye: Europe’s secret history

      There’s a fine, white beach at Domburg: huts and dunes, kids and ice-cream and gentle summer waves. The English used to love...

    35. FT Photo Diary

      November 14, 2014

      Rome strike

      Filippo Monteforte/AFP Demonstators hold flares during a demonstration as part of a general strike in central Rome on Friday ...

    36. November 6, 2014

      Italy has ‘atomic bomb’ to revive economy, says Renzi aide

      Yoram Gutgeld pulls out a white sheet of paper and starts scribbling, true to his roots as a management consultant. It is...

    37. October 31, 2014

      In the pink: the colourful life of Elsa Schiaparelli

      1890 Elsa Schiaparelli born September 10 in Rome. 1911 Publishes a volume of sensual poems that so outrages her family she...

    38. October 28, 2014

      Brussels clears France and Italy’s budgets

      The European Commission on Tuesday decided not to send the French and Italian budgets back to their governments for big...

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