Italy

Italian president starts 48-hour round of talks on post-Renzi crisis

Italian President Sergio Mattarella was starting Thursday the hard slog of lifting his country from a political quagmire, triggered by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation following a...

10 Italian school classes vote "Mein Kampf" among their top books

Ten classes of Italian high-school students included Adolf Hitler's anti-Semitic manifesto "Mein Kampf" among their 10 favourite books, a top official from the Ministry of Education said, as...

ECB meets overshadowed by threat of crisis in Italy

The European Central Bank met on Thursday to consider launching another round of monetary stimulus but the meeting was overshadowed by the threat of a political and banking crisis in Italy.

UniCredit sells stake in Polish bank Pekao to strengthen capital

Italy's biggest bank by assets, UniCredit, said Thursday it was going to sell a 32.8-per-cent stake in Polish subsidiary Pekao to insurance company PZU and state development fund PFR for 2.4...

Renzi quits as prime minister, leaving Italy in political quagmire

Italy was plunged into fresh political turmoil Wednesday, as Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned after complying with a request to oversee the parliamentary passage of key financial legislation...

Reports: AC Milan sale to Chinese group postponed to March

AC Milan's controlling company Fininvest and Sino-Europe Sports have agreed on moving the sale of the Serie A club to the China investors from December to March, Italian media reported Wednesday...

Brexit campaign congratulates Italy on referendum rejection

A campaign that backed Britain's referendum to leave the European Union congratulates Italians on voting against a constitutional reform referendum on Sunday, which ultimately led to Prime...

President tells Italy's Renzi to delay quitting until budget approved

Italian President Sergio Mattarella thwarted Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's plan to quickly resign on Monday by telling the government head to keep doing his job until parliament sorts out the...

Italy coastguard: more than 1,000 migrants saved, 16 bodies recovered

Some 1,022 people were saved and 16 bodies were recovered in recent migrant rescues on the Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard said Monday.

Concerns high as Europe eyes post-Renzi Italy

Chancellor Angela Merkel led German and European leaders on Monday in expressing regret about Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's decision to stand aside after his parliamentary reform...

Italy president set to steer political crisis after Renzi resignation

Italian President Sergio Mattarella called for "calm" on Monday after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation in the wake of losing a crucial referendum on constitutional reforms....

European investors shrug at Renzi resignation after failed referendum

European markets on Monday shrugged off this weekend's failed constitutional reform referendum in Italy with both shares and the euro ending the day higher.

Renzi set to hand in resignation after "clear-cut" referendum defeat

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was due to tender his resignation on Monday after losing a crucial referendum on constitutional reforms that was seen by many as a plebiscite on his popularity...

Italy's Renzi concedes referendum defeat, announces resignation

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has conceded defeat on a referendum battle to approve constitutional reforms and said he would hand in his resignation to President Sergio Mattarella on Monday...

After Renzi - who could be Italy's next prime minister?

Italian President Sergio Mattarella is looking to appoint a new prime minister after Matteo Renzi's resignation on Wednesday, coming three days after a constitutional referendum defeat.