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Italy's League seeks to trigger elections, files censure motion

10 Aug 2019

ROME Italy's League filed a no-confidence motion to bring down its own governing coalition on Friday, a move that the party's populist chief, Matteo Salvini, hopes will trigger snap elections and install him as the nation's new leader.

Italy's Salvini pulls plug on government, calls for elections

09 Aug 2019

ROME The leader of Italy's ruling League party, Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, declared the governing coalition to be unworkable on Thursday after months of internal bickering and said the only way forward was to hold fresh elections. | Video

Rechte Lega stellt Machtfrage - Italien vor Bruch von Koalition

09 Aug 2019

Rom Italien steht vor dem Bruch seiner Regierungskoalition von rechter Lega und populistischer Fünf-Sterne-Bewegung.

Italian Senate backs train link with France, widening coalition rift

07 Aug 2019

ROME The Italian Senate on Wednesday rejected a motion by one of the ruling coalition parties, the 5-Star Movement, to block an alpine rail link with France, paving the way for the long-contested project to continue.

Italian Senate backs train link with France, widening coalition rift

07 Aug 2019

ROME The Italian Senate on Wednesday rejected a motion by one of the ruling coalition parties, the 5-Star Movement, to block an alpine rail link with France, paving the way for the long-contested project to continue.

Italy's Salvini says budget deficit must not fall in 2020

06 Aug 2019

ROME Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Tuesday that Italy must not reduce its budget deficit next year as a proportion of gross domestic product, in order to allow space to cut taxes and stimulate the economy.

Italy and EU end latest standoff on African asylum seekers

31 Jul 2019

ROME The European Union ended a standoff with Italy over African immigration on Wednesday, agreeing to take 116 asylum-seekers rescued at sea last week but denied permission to go ashore by the country's right-wing interior minister.

Italy's Salvini to see Di Maio with government's fate hanging in balance

19 Jul 2019

ROME Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday he would meet coalition partner and leader of the 5-Star Movement Luigi Di Maio amid speculation that the increasingly unwieldy government might collapse.

Italy to drop emergency legislation on 5G golden powers

18 Jul 2019

ROME Italy has bowed to pressure from Chinese telecoms equipment makers Huawei Technologies and ZTE and will drop emergency legislation strengthening state powers to intervene in the development of 5G services, lawmakers said on Wednesday.

Italy committed to issuing dollar bond this year: debt management chief

10 Jul 2019

ROME Italy is strongly committed to issuing its first dollar bond since 2010 before the end of this year and is also eyeing private placements in other currencies, the head of the Treasury's debt management office told Reuters.

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