Sergio Mattarella

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...

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....

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.

Italy bishop at state funeral: Blame man, not God for quake tragedy

God cannot be blamed for the deadly earthquake that has devastated central Italy, a Catholic bishop said Tuesday, as he officiated a state funeral in Amatrice, the remote hilltop town worst hit by...

Italy's Mattarella, US President Obama discuss Libya, Islamic State

US President Barack Obama thanked Italian President Sergio Mattarella Monday for Italy's contributions in the international fight against Islamic State, including work to keep the terrorist...