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Italy's Renzi suggests next election be synchronized with Germany's

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MILAN Former prime minister Matteo Renzi suggested on Sunday that Italy's next election be held at the same time as Germany's, saying this made sense "from a European perspective".

Italy still isolated in shouldering migration crisis after G7

TAORMINA, Italy Italy chose to host a Group of Seven summit of wealthy nations on a hilltop overlooking the Mediterranean, looking to draw attention to the migrant crisis that has seen hundreds of thousands of people set sail from Africa in search of a better life in Europe.

World, May 27 2017

Rescuers save 2,300 migrants in Mediterranean, two die

ROME Rescuers saved around 2,300 migrants from rubber and wooden boats in the central Mediterranean on Thursday, but also recovered two dead bodies, the Italian coastguard said.

World, United Nations, May 25 2017

Italian culture minister to fight court ousting of museum heads

ROME Italy's culture minister promised on Thursday to fight a court ruling that removed the directors of five museums credited with helping boost revenues after years of poor management.

World, May 25 2017

U.S. government sues Fiat Chrysler over excess emissions

WASHINGTON The U.S. government filed a civil lawsuit on Tuesday accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV of illegally using software to bypass emission controls in 104,000 diesel vehicles sold since 2014. | Video

Environment, May 24 2017

Italian minister says no case for early elections

ROME Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said on Wednesday that Italy had plenty of work to do before it could hold an election, making clear his opposition to an early vote in the autumn of this year.

World, May 24 2017

Trump arrives in Italy to meet Pope Francis, Italian leaders

ROME U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in Italy on Tuesday ahead of meetings with Pope Francis and Italian leaders, on the third leg of his first international trip since taking office.

World, Pope, May 23 2017

Italy and France call for more integrated EU action on migrants

PARIS France's new President Emmanuel Macron called on Sunday for deeper European Union integration to tackle the migration crisis, saying bloc members had not paid enough heed to Italy's warnings about the growing burden.

World, France, Euro Zone May 21 2017

Pope names five new cardinals, all from outside Italy and the Vatican

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis is to elevate five Roman Catholic prelates from outside Italy and the Vatican to the rank of cardinal, the elite group of churchmen who are his closest advisers and can enter a conclave to choose his successor.

World, Pope, May 21 2017

Italy opens corruption probe into Sicily government head; junior minister quits

ROME Italian prosecutors are investigating the president of Sicily's regional government, a junior minister in the central government and other politicians for alleged corruption involving Sicilian ferry services, legal sources said on Friday.

World, May 19 2017