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RPT-Chestnuts, swagger and good grammar: how Italy's "Captain" builds his brand

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* Salvini has 3.2 million Facebook "likes", engagement levels high

Chestnuts, swagger and good grammar: how Italy's 'Captain' builds his brand

Oct 18 2018

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 digs in over budget plan as pressure rises

Oct 10 2018

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.

Italy dismisses concern the EU will reject its budget plan

Oct 04 2018

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.

Italy dismisses concern the EU will reject its budget plan

Oct 04 2018

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.

Italy's closure to rescue ships drives up sea deaths: think tank

Oct 01 2018

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.

Growth to help curb Italy debt despite higher deficit: Tria

Sep 30 2018

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.

Italy president, central banker warn government over deficit plan

Sep 29 2018

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.

Italy's populists challenge EU with plans to boost deficit

Sep 28 2018

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

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