World News | Reuters | Monday February 17, 2014
Centre-left leader Matteo Renzi was set to be nominated as Italy's youngest prime minister in a matter of days after a party coup forced Enrico Letta to resign as premier of the euro zone state struggling to pull out of recession.
World News | Reuters | Sunday January 19, 2014
Silvio Berlusconi has returned to the political scene after a tax fraud conviction, striking a deal with the leader of the largest centre-left party on electoral reform that could give Italy badly needed stability.
World News | 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 News | Agence France-Presse | Saturday April 13, 2013
Four Italian journalists who were being held hostage in Syria have been freed, Prime Minister Mario Monti said in a statement on Saturday.
India News | Press Trust of India | Tuesday April 9, 2013
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today told his Italian counterpart Mario Monti that a view on specific aspects of the case involving two marines facing murder charges in the country cannot be taken pending investigations.
World News | 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.
India News | Press Trust of India | Thursday March 28, 2013
Outlining the reasons for sending back to India the two marines accused of killing Indian fishermen, Italy's outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti said Rome faced serious risk of being isolated internationally and could have opened a crisis of "serious proportions" with New Delhi.
World News | Reuters | Thursday March 28, 2013
Caretaker Prime Minister Mario Monti, looking tired and distraught, said on Wednesday he was ready to leave office a day after a prominent member of his government resigned over the handling of a dispute with India.
World News | Associated Press | Thursday March 28, 2013
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti addressed his country's parliament on Wednesday, a day after Italy's foreign minister resigned to protest against his government's decision to send two marines back to India to face trial in the deaths of two fishermen.
World News | Written by Noopur Tiwari, Edited by Mala Das | Wednesday March 27, 2013
As Italy's Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi resigned in protest over the sending back of two marines to face murder charges in India, it brought to fore serious differences within the government over an issue that has sparked a furore in the country.
India News | Reuters | Friday March 22, 2013
A decision to return two Italian marines accused of murdering fishermen to stand trial in India stirred anger in Italy on Friday and calls for Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi to resign.
World News | 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 News | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday February 26, 2013
Italy was at an impasse on Tuesday after an election seen as crucial for the eurozone failed to produce a clear winner and provided a shock debut for a populist anti-austerity party, rattling world markets.
World News | Reuters | Sunday February 24, 2013
Italians began voting on Sunday in one of the most closely watched elections in years, with markets nervous about whether it will produce a strong government to pull Italy out of recession and help resolve the euro zone debt crisis.
Thursday February 21, 2013
Worries about Europe's economic health sent shares, commodities and the single currency lower on Thursday, extending losses caused by growing uncertainty over the US Federal Reserve's future monetary policy.
World News | Associated Press | Friday February 15, 2013
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has said that his government would "guarantee the correct governance" of Italian defence and aerospace company Finmeccanica, after its Chief Executive Officer Giuseppe Orsi was arrested on suspicion of corruption.
Monday February 4, 2013
President Francois Hollande said on Sunday France was keen to agree the European Union's 2014-2020 budget at a summit in Brussels next week, but there was still much work to be done.
World News | Associated Press | Sunday February 3, 2013
Media mogul Silvio Berlusconi is promising Italians if they vote him back into office that he will not only abolish an unpopular tax on primary residences, but he'll refund property taxes Premier Mario Monti's government made them pay in 2012.
Saturday February 2, 2013
German chancellor Angela Merkel urged her European Union partners on Saturday to work together to get a deal on the 27-member bloc's budget at a summit this week, warning that agreement was far from certain.
Tuesday January 22, 2013
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany and the president of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi, are being credited rather than pilloried these days for saving the euro from disaster. Together with Prime Minister Mario Monti of Italy and the International Monetary Funds managing director, Christine Lagarde, they will be among the keynote speakers ...
World News | Agence France Press | Sunday December 23, 2012
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti said Sunday he was ready to govern the country again as head of a pro-reform coalition in favour of change in Italy and Europe but would not be a candidate in the February election.
World News | Reuters | Sunday December 23, 2012
Italy's head of state dissolved parliament on Saturday and opened the way to a February election, with doubts growing over whether outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti will participate in what promises to be a bitter campaign.
World News | Reuters | Saturday December 22, 2012
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti tendered his resignation to President Giorgio Napolitano on Friday, the president's office said, paving the way for national elections in February.
Friday December 14, 2012
European leaders agreed on Friday to press on with further steps to tackle their debt crisis but German Chancellor Angela Merkel threw out a proposal to boost risk-sharing with a fund to help euro zone states in trouble.