Italy election: Gains by populist, far-right parties could result in hung Parliament as anger against immigration dominates polls
A surge for populist and far-right parties in Italy's election could result in a hung Parliament with a right-wing alliance likely to win the most votes but no majority.
Italy went to the polls in one of the country's most uncertain elections ever with far-right and populist parties expected to make major gains and Silvio Berlusconi set to play a leading role as voter turnout heads towards a new low
Italy parliament dissolved ahead of 4 March general elections; prime minister Paolo Gentiloni to remain in office till polls
Italy's President Sergio Mattarella has dissolved parliament as the country prepares for knife-edge general elections on 4 March
Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni was chosen on Sunday to be the country's next premier and pledged to get straight to work on forming a new coalition with the same Democrat Party-led majority.
Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni was set on Sunday to become Italy's new prime minister following reformist leader Matteo Renzi's resignation in the wake of a crushing referendum defeat.
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.
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
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.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Tuesday threatened to veto the EU's budget over a lack of solidarity from European neighbours as it struggles with a huge influx of migrants.
The sound of herald trumpets and a full dose of pomp and pageantry on the South Lawn were orchestrated to welcome Renzi, one of the few world leaders to receive such a reception from the White House.
Italian playwright and actor Dario Fo, who won the Nobel prize for literature in 1997, has died at the age of 90, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced Thursday.
The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy rose to 250 on Thursday as rescuers continued a grim search for corpses and powerful aftershocks rocked the devastated area.
The death toll from a powerful earthquake that shook central Italy rose to 247 on Thursday, officials said, as rescuers desperately searched for survivors in the rubble of devastated mountain villages.
IOC president Thomas Bach slammed Russia's contemptuous doping system blamed on the Moscow government as athletes' appeals against bans pile up.
The official death toll from Italy's train crash stood at 23, but the prefect of Barletta said relatives reported another four people unaccounted-for.
Italy's premier, Renzi, said the train crash "is a moment of tears" and pledged not to stop investigating until a cause was determined.
Ten people were killed in a head-on collision between two trains in the southern Italian region of Puglia on Tuesday
Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi had earlier prepared the nation for bad news, saying the country was "like a family which has suffered a painful loss."
PM Renzi did not say how many Italians were among the casualties in the Dhaka attack, but local media reported 11 were taken hostage, one of whom escaped.
'Rou've gotta be kidding! Italy covers up nude statues in museum to protect Iran Prez Rouhani's sentiments
Rouhani went to Italy on Monday and as a sign of respect for Islamic traditions, Italy covered up a few "racy" exhibits in the Capitoline Museum.