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Italy's 5-Star, PD make early progress in talks on new government

1:03pm EDT

ROME The first day of talks between the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party (PD) to form a new Italian government ended on Friday with both sides reporting progress and 5-Star pushing the agenda.

Italy's 5-Star plays hardball with PD as government talks begin

11:46am EDT

ROME The anti-establishment 5-Star Movement sought to gain the initiative as it began formal talks on Friday with the opposition Democratic Party (PD) to try to form a coalition to end Italy's government crisis.

Italy's 5-Star plays hardball with PD as govt talks begin

10:45am EDT

* President gave parties 5 days to end crisis and avoid elections

Italy's president gives parties to Tuesday to build majority

Aug 22 2019

ROME President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday gave Italy's bickering parties five days to clinch a deal to resolve a political crisis and avoid a snap election.

The comic, the captain and the lawyer - who's who in Italy's political crisis

Aug 21 2019

ROME Italy is struggling to form its 67th government since World War Two. The fate of its latest political crisis will be determined by five politicians and a comedian, an eclectic group riven by personality clashes as well as deep political differences.

The comic, the captain and the lawyer - who's who in Italy's political crisis

Aug 21 2019

ROME Italy is struggling to form its 67th government since World War Two. The fate of its latest political crisis will be determined by five politicians and a comedian, an eclectic group riven by personality clashes as well as deep political differences.

The comic, the captain and the lawyer - who's who in Italy's political crisis

Aug 21 2019

ROME Italy is struggling to form its 67th government since World War Two. The fate of its latest political crisis will be determined by five politicians and a comedian, an eclectic group riven by personality clashes as well as deep political differences.

The comic, the captain and the lawyer - who's who in Italy's political crisis

Aug 21 2019

ROME, Aug 21 Italy is struggling to form its 67th government since World War Two. The fate of its latest political crisis will be determined by five politicians and a comedian, an eclectic group riven by personality clashes as well as deep political differences.

Italy president begins talks to seek way out of government crisis

Aug 20 2019

ROME, Aug 21 Italian President Sergio Mattarella begins two days of talks with parties on Wednesday to seek a way out of a political crisis that will lead to formation of the country's 67th government since World War Two or early elections.

Italian PM resigns, denounces Salvini for sinking government

Aug 20 2019

ROME Italy's prime minister resigned on Tuesday after launching a blistering attack on his own interior minister, Matteo Salvini, accusing him of sinking the ruling coalition and endangering the economy for personal and political gain. | Video

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