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Italy, Greece face off against easterners in EU migration feud | Reuters

Updated : Dec 10, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Italy, Greece face off against easterners in EU migration feud | Reuters

By Gabriela Baczynska | BRUSSELS BRUSSELS Eastern European Union states remain at loggerheads with "frontline" countries such as Greece and Italy over sharing the burden of caring for asylum-seekers reaching EU frontiers, officials said on Friday.Largely uncontrolled arrival of some 1.4 million people from the Middle East and Africa in the past two years, many fleeing Syria's civil war, has triggered bitter EU infighting. Dispute centres on how countries far from the main migration routes should help frontline peers like Greece, Italy and Malta. #India #Africa #Italy #Hungary #Austria
Ghana opposition leader says quietly confident of victory | Reuters

Updated : Dec 09, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Ghana opposition leader says quietly confident of victory | Reuters

ACCRA Ghana's main opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo said on Thursday he was "quietly confident" of victory, one day after elections, and added that his New Patriotic Party had gained 49 seats in parliament to take a majority.The electoral commission is yet to release results from Wednesday's vote but the opposition said it had tabulated results from constituencies and based its confidence on those figures. (Reporting by Matthew Mpoke Bigg; Editing by Joe Bavier and Andrew Roche) #United States #Middle East #markets #Italy #Argentina
Italy president starts talks to seek way out of political crisis | Reuters

Updated : Dec 08, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Italy president starts talks to seek way out of political crisis | Reuters

By Steve Scherer and Francesca Piscioneri | ROME ROME Italy's president began talks with political leaders on Thursday to seek a way out of the political crisis caused by the resignation of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.Sergio Mattarella, a 75-year-old former politician and constitutional court judge, must decide if someone can lead Italy to elections scheduled for 2018, or whether an interim government should serve until a snap vote can be held in spring.Mattarella, a former Christian Democrat with a less interventionist style than his predecessor Giorgio Napolitano, begins talks with institutional leaders at 6 p.m. #Politics #United States #Middle East #Europe #Italy #european #political
Italian PM Matteo Renzi resigns, hints at early election

Updated : Dec 08, 2016

By : AFP

Category : World

Italian PM Matteo Renzi resigns, hints at early election

Matteo Renzi bowed out as Italian prime minister with a combination of jokes, regrets and a strong hint that he wants to lead his party into an early election battle. #NewsTracker #Italy #Democratic Party #Budget #Matteo Renzi #Sergio Mattarella
Italy's PM Matteo Renzi to resign on Wednesday after losing referendum

Updated : Dec 07, 2016

By : AFP

Category : World

Italy's PM Matteo Renzi to resign on Wednesday after losing referendum

Three days after suffering a stinging defeat in a referendum on constitutional change, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, announced he will resign at 1800 GMT #NewsTracker #Italy #Democratic Party #Matteo Renzi #Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
Italian president pushes for new voting law before election | Reuters

Updated : Dec 07, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Italian president pushes for new voting law before election | Reuters

By Giselda Vagnoni and Steve Scherer | ROME ROME Italy's President Sergio Mattarella wants parliament to draft a new electoral law before any ballot is held, a source close to the president said on Tuesday, a move likely to delay any vote after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigns.Renzi said he would step down after losing a referendum on constitutional reform on Sunday, but Mattarella asked him to stay on until parliament passes the 2017 budget, a vote scheduled for Wednesday.. The next parliamentary election is not scheduled until 2018 but on Tuesday there was growing consensus among party leaders for it to be held a year earlier. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said the vote should be held in February.Senior members of Renzi's Democratic Party (PD) will meet on Wednesday to discuss the referendum defeat and the party's future strategy.On the eve of the meeting, two PD sources said the party would support a government of national unity, which would have to include parties that had been in opposition #Politics #United States #Business #Middle East #markets #Italy #United Kingdom
Angela Merkel calls for ban on Muslim veils in Germany

Updated : Dec 06, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Angela Merkel calls for ban on Muslim veils in Germany

Angela Merkel laid out her case for a fourth term as German chancellor on Tuesday, with a call to ban full-face Muslim veils and the promise of a tougher stance on immigration after a record influx of refugees #Donald Trump #Middle East #NewsTracker #Angela Merkel #Germany #Italy #Chancellor #migration #Christian Democratic Union #Muslim #german #burqa ban #veil ban
Italian minister, after talking to Renzi, sees new election in February | Reuters

Updated : Dec 06, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Italian minister, after talking to Renzi, sees new election in February | Reuters

By Gavin Jones | ROME ROME Italy could have an election as early as February, a minister in Matteo Renzi's outgoing government said on Tuesday after speaking with the prime minister.The comments will heighten support for a quick vote as the only way to avoid protracted political limbo in the euro zone's third largest economy following Sunday's "No" vote on Renzi's constitutional reforms.The two largest opposition parties, the eurosceptic, anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing Northern League, are both pushing hard for elections.Renzi announced he would step down after his resounding referendum defeat. President Sergio Mattarella told him to stay on until parliament approves the 2017 budget.Moving quickly, Renzi on Tuesday called a definitive confidence vote on the budget, to be held in the Senate on Wednesday, after which he is expected to return to Mattarella with his resignation #Business #Middle East #Italy #Argentina #United Kingdom #Entertainment #lifestyle
Italy PM Matteo Renzi delays resignation until budget is passed

Updated : Dec 06, 2016

By : AFP

Category : World

Italy PM Matteo Renzi delays resignation until budget is passed

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi formally resigned Monday after a crushing referendum defeat that has sent shockwaves around Europe — though his departure will be delayed by a final task, passing a budget. #Donald Trump #NewsTracker #Europe #Italy #Budget #Matteo Renzi #Brexit