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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...

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...

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 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....

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.

Renzi set for crushing referendum defeat, under pressure to resign

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi looked likely Sunday to make good on a promise to resign after early data suggested he had comprehensively lost a referendum on constitutional reforms sponsored...

Italian voters reject Renzi's constitutional reforms, exit polls show

Italians have rejected reforms proposed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, exit polls from a referendum show.

Hero to zero? Italy's Renzi puts career on the line in referendum

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi risks becoming Europe's youngest political has-been if Sunday's constitutional referendum does not go his way.

Ten facts about Italy's constitutional referendum

Italians will vote Sunday on a constitutional referendum that could result in major institutional changes or trigger Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation. Here are 10 facts about the proposed...

Italy votes on constitutional referendum that could topple government

Italy was voting Sunday on a constitutional referendum that could increase political stability or topple Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, triggering a government crisis with risky consequences.

Italy referendum campaign ends amid claims of postal vote fraud

Italy's political leaders entered their final hours of campaigning on Friday in a constitutional referendum whose latest controversy was a dispute about possible tampering with postal votes...