9 Aug 2019
Italy plunged into uncharted political waters Friday after Interior Minister Matteo Salvini pulled support for the government coalition and called for snap elections while parliament was on summer recess.
24 Jul 2019
New British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was congratulated on Wednesday by friend and foe alike, led by Russian President Vladimir Putin who said he hoped for an improvement in current icy ties with London.
6 Jul 2019
A charity rescue vessel vowed Saturday to bring 41 shipwrecked migrants into port in Lampedusa in defiance of far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini who has tried to close Italian ports to the ships.
6 Jul 2019
A fresh standoff brewed Saturday between charity rescue vessels and Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini after two boats carrying shipwrecked...
4 Jul 2019
Vladimir Putin on Thursday praised Italy's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for having a "welcoming attitude" to Russia, in an interview ahead of a visit to Italy which will include talks with the pope and former premier Silvio Berlusconi.
5 Jun 2019
The European Commission formally put Italy on notice Wednesday for its deteriorating deficit and huge debt, re-opening a battle with populist-led Rome.
25 May 2019
Voters were called out for a third day in EU parliamentary elections on Saturday as the far right hoped to win a major breakthrough and deny a pro-Europe...
19 May 2019
Political tensions soared in France on Sunday a week before tightly-contested European elections, with the ruling party of President Emmanuel Macron expressing unease over the presence of Donald Trump's controversial ex-strategist Steve Bannon. The elections for the European Parliament on May 26 in France will see Macron's centrist party face a tough challenge from Marine…
15 Apr 2019
Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Monday he was once more under investigation for alleged false imprisonment after refusing to let migrants disembark from a rescue ship.
31 Mar 2019
Several tens of thousands of people marched in support of the ultra-Conservative World Congress of Families on Sunday, on the final day of their conference in northern Italy. Participants in the city of Verona carried pink and blue balloons and placards with slogans such as "Yes to life, not to abortion", an AFP correspondent saw.…
6 Feb 2019
The economic policies of Rome's populist government make Italy vulnerable to a crisis of market confidence, with the poorest likely to suffer the most, the IMF warned Wednesday. "The authorities’ policies could leave Italy vulnerable to a renewed loss of market confidence," an International Monetary Fund annual report on the country said. "Italy could then…
28 Jan 2019
Italy's interior minister Matteo Salvini on Monday branded Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain a "mercenary" for leaving AC Milan for Premier League club Chelsea.