* Salvini has 3.2 million Facebook "likes", engagement
TURIN, Italy Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has doubled support for his far-right party in just seven months by cultivating a savvy social media presence that any politician would envy - including his inspiration, Donald Trump. | Video
ROME Italy's ruling coalition said on Wednesday it would not "backtrack" on plans to increase deficit spending, digging in against financial market and EU pressure and brushing off criticism from parliament's budgetary office.
ROME The Italian government on Thursday dismissed concerns that the European Commission would reject its plan to raise deficit spending next year and signaled that it would not backtrack, even under market pressure.
ROME, Oct 4 Italy's populist government on
Thursday dismissed concerns that the European Commission will
reject its plan to hike deficit spending next year and signalled
that it would not backtrack, even under market pressure.
ROME Italy's closing of its ports to rescued migrants is driving up deaths at sea, an Italian think tank said on Monday, using calculations based on numbers collected by U.N. agencies.
ROME Investments will fuel Italian economic growth over the next two years and the debt level will be put on a downward path despite a significant increase in the budget deficit, Economy Minister Giovanni Tria said on Sunday.
ROME Italy's president and its central bank governor on Saturday warned that the country's debt must remain sustainable after the populist government unveiled plans to significantly raise deficit spending next year.
ROME Italy's populist government brushed off protests from its own economy minister to back a significant rise in deficit spending next year, spooking financial markets and setting up a battle with Brussels. | Video