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Italian parliament saves Salvini from migrant kidnapping probe

Mar 20 2019

ROME The Italian parliament on Wednesday blocked prosecutors from pursuing an investigation into Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini for abuse of power and kidnapping migrants.

Stop justifying women-killers, Italy PM tells judges

Mar 14 2019

ROME Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Thursday criticized judges who granted mitigating circumstances to murderers of women on the grounds they were blinded by jealousy or disappointment.

Italy coalition chiefs clash as rail-link row escalates

Mar 08 2019

ROME A dispute in Italy's coalition over the future of a high-speed rail link with France escalated suddenly on Thursday and raised the risk of a government collapse, with one party chief accusing his partner of acting irresponsibly. | Video

No light at end of tunnel in Italy rail link dispute

Mar 08 2019

ROME Italy's ruling coalition made no progress on Friday in defusing a dispute over a high-speed rail link to France that threatens the government's future, ahead of a looming deadline when tenders for the infrastructure are due to be launched.

Italy industry output unexpectedly surges in January after four consecutive declines

Mar 08 2019

ROME Italian industrial output was much stronger than expected in January, jumping 1.7 percent from the month before after four consecutive declines, data showed on Friday.

Italy's welfare revolution kicks off as 'citizens' income' goes live

Mar 06 2019

ROME Italy's flagship welfare reform kicked off in busy but orderly fashion on Wednesday as thousands of poor and unemployed people applied in post offices and tax assistance centers for the "citizens' income" scheme.

Italian GDP and services data show chinks of light in recession

Mar 05 2019

ROME Italy's economy may be slightly less sickly than previously thought, data suggested on Tuesday, as gross domestic product posted a smaller drop than expected at the end of last year and the service sector returned to growth in February.

Italy's 5-Star confronts taboos to stem slump in support

Feb 26 2019

ROME The leader of Italy's 5-Star Movement began on Tuesday to try to stem a steady slide in support since the anti-establishment party stormed to power last year, pledging to reconsider some of its hallmarks and founding principles.

League drafts terms for possible sale of Italy's gold reserves

Feb 11 2019

ROME Italy's ruling League party has drafted a law proposal which would eventually allow the government to sell the country's gold reserves through a change to the constitution.

IMF warns Italy over plans to lower retirement age

Feb 06 2019

ROME The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday criticised Italy's plans to lower the retirement age, saying they would cut the country's growth potential and add to an already high pension bill.

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