World | Associated Press | Sunday April 21, 2013
Italy's Parliament on Saturday re-elected Giorgio Napolitano to an unprecedented second term as president, after party leaders persuaded the 87-year-old to serve again in hopes of easing the hostility that has thwarted formation of a new government.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday April 20, 2013
Voting for a new Italian president headed towards a fifth round Saturday, after the political deadlock claimed another victim, with centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani saying he will step down.
World | Reuters | Thursday April 4, 2013
Italy's political crisis, already a month old, could drag on for at least several more weeks and is now inextricably tied up with the vote for a successor to President Giorgio Napolitano, the man in charge of finding a solution.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday March 29, 2013
With no government in sight more than a month after elections which produced no clear winner, Italian political analysts have struggled to predict the possible outcome of the latest negotiations.
World | Reuters | Thursday March 7, 2013
An alliance between Beppe Grillo's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and Italy's centre-left could pave the way for tough conflict of interest rules, forcing Silvio Berlusconi to choose between politics or his vast media empire.
Wednesday March 6, 2013
European stock markets rose to their highest since the 2008 financial crisis on Wednesday, helped by signs the US economy is improving and expectations of more pledges of support for growth from major central banks.
Tuesday March 5, 2013
US stocks closed higher on Monday as investors staged a late-day rebound, extending a recent trend of buying on dips and pushing major indexes near all-time highs despite concerns about growth and China's housing market.
World | Reuters | Wednesday February 27, 2013
Italy's stunned political parties searched for a way forward on Tuesday after an inconclusive election gave none of them a parliamentary majority and threatened prolonged instability and a renewal of the European financial crisis.
World | Reuters | Monday February 25, 2013
Italy voted on Sunday in one of the most unpredictable elections in years, with many voters expressing rage against a discredited elite and doubt that a government will emerge strong enough to combat a severe economic crisis.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday February 24, 2013
Italians head to the polls on Sunday and Monday for their first general election since the ousting of Silvio Berlusconi in a climate of economic crisis and amid fears of fresh political instability.
Wednesday June 27, 2012
If time is called on the euro one day, austerity fatigue could be the catalyst.