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Feuding within Italian coalition intensifies amid recriminations

19 Apr 2019

ROME Italy's coalition partners clashed angrily on Friday over mutual allegations of corruption, with relations between the League and 5-Star Movement at their lowest ebb since they formed a government last May.

Vultures circle Berlusconi's Forza Italia as support ebbs away

14 Apr 2019

ROME Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi could suffer mass defections from his Forza Italia group if it performs badly in next month's EU elections, putting the very future of the group at risk, party politicians said.

Salvini plans rally to unite Europe's far-right ahead of vote

05 Apr 2019

ROME Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday he would host a major rally of European nationalist and far-right parties to promote a shared political vision ahead of May's EU parliamentary elections.

League might not hook up again with Forza Italia: party grandee

02 Apr 2019

ROME Italy's ruling League party might not forge any more electoral pacts at a national level with its traditional ally Forza Italia, a senior League politician said on Tuesday, signaling the possible end of an era.

Italy's Pompeii offers new glimpses of life before calamity

30 Mar 2019

POMPEII, Italy Nearly 2,000 years after Pompeii was destroyed by a volcanic eruption, the ancient Roman city is still giving up its long-buried secrets. | Video

Italy's centre-right triumphs in Basilicata while 5-Star falls back

25 Mar 2019

ROME Italy's centre-right has won power in the southern region of Basilicata, ousting the centre-left after almost a quarter of a century in charge, while the 5-Star Movement lost traction, results showed on Monday.

China's Xi looks to strengthen Italian ties, evokes ancient trade routes

22 Mar 2019

ROME Italy and China want to revive the spirit of the ancient Silk Road by deepening their trade and investment ties, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday during a trip to Rome that has raised eyebrows in Washington. | Video

Chinese president lands in Italy, set to sign Belt and Road deal

22 Mar 2019

ROME Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Rome on Thursday at the start of a three-day visit during which he will sign an accord drawing Italy into his giant "Belt and Road" infrastructure plan, despite U.S. opposition.

Chinese president lands in Italy, set to sign Belt and Road deal

22 Mar 2019

ROME Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in Rome on Thursday at the start of a three-day visit during which he will sign an accord drawing Italy into his giant "Belt and Road" infrastructure plan, despite U.S. opposition.

Italy's 5-Star hit as Rome party figure arrested for graft

20 Mar 2019

ROME A senior figure in Italy's ruling 5-Star Movement was arrested on Wednesday on suspicion of corruption, dealing an embarrassing blow to group that has always tried to project a squeaky clean image.

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