23 May 2021
Fourteen people died including five Israelis on Sunday when a cable car slammed into the side of a mountain in northern Italy, emergency services said.
5 Sep 2019
President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday swore in Italy's new pro-European government, heralding a fresh start for the eurozone's third-largest economy as the far-right falls from power.
29 Aug 2019
Italian President Sergio Mattarella gave prime minister Giuseppe Conte a mandate to form a new government on Thursday, following a deal to stave off snap elections.
28 Aug 2019
Italy faces further fraught negotiations Wednesday to form a new government or risk fresh elections in the eurozone's third-largest economy.
25 Aug 2019
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.
22 Aug 2019
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...
22 Aug 2019
Italy's president will hold a second day of talks aimed at solving the political crisis shaking the country on Thursday after the disintegration of the populist government.
27 May 2018
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.
17 Dec 2016
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.
12 Dec 2016
Gentiloni, 62, was asked by President Sergio Mattarella on Sunday to form a new centre-left government that will guide Italy to elections due by February 2018, following the resignation of outgoing Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
11 Dec 2016
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.