Italy poised for last-ditch talks to form new government
Italy's president is due to begin a fresh round of talks with discordant political parties on Tuesday aimed at finding a new coalition government and ending a political crisis sparked by the collapse of the ruling populist alliance.
Italian president sets Tuesday deadline to find new coalition
Italian President Sergio Mattarella has set a Tuesday deadline for squabbling political parties to form a workable coalition government, two days after a dysfunctional populist alliance broke up throwing the eurozone...
Italian president to meet PM over disputed government lineup
Italian President Sergio Mattarella will receive prime minister-designate Giuseppe Conte at 7 pm (1700 GMT) after a days-long standoff over the composition of Italy's next cabinet, media reports said Sunday.
Pope, at 80, looks to 'joyous' old age
Pope Francis voiced hope for a "fruitful and joyous" old age at a mass for his 80th birthday on Saturday, as he received messages of congratulations from around the world.
Italy president taps Gentiloni, favourite to be Prime Minister
Italian President Sergio Mattarella summoned Paolo Gentiloni to see him Sunday in what was seen as a signal the current foreign minister will become the country's new prime minister.
President vows rapid moves to end Italy crisis
Italian President Sergio Mattarella indicated Saturday he would move swiftly to appoint a new government, saying the country had pressing issues to address following Prime Minister Matteo......
Italy senate to vote on budget Wednesday
Italy's senate will vote on the 2017 budget on Wednesday, checking off the last task for outgoing Prime Minister Matteo Renzi before he officially resigns, the upper house of parliament said Tuesday.