Massimiliano Di Giorgio

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12 Sep 2018 | 10:21 PM

Italy's 5-Star denies threatening economy minister over budget

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's 5-Star Movement denied on Wednesday that it had threatened to demand Economy Minister Giovanni Tria's resignation unless he approved billions in spending next year for its flagship campaign promise.

14 Jun 2018 | 7:50 PM

Italy and France try to patch up migrant row, draw papal rebuke

ROME (Reuters) - Italy and France tried to patch up a row over immigration on Thursday as Pope Francis urged politicians everywhere to work together on helping refugees and respect their dignity.

14 Jun 2018 | 12:14 AM

Italy prosecutors make arrests over new Roma soccer stadium

ROME (Reuters) - Luca Lanzalone, chairman of Italian utility Acea, was put under house arrest on Wednesday in an inquiry into the construction of a long-delayed new soccer stadium for AS Roma.

1 Jun 2018 | 11:28 PM

Italy's Conte sworn in as PM of anti-establishment government

ROME (Reuters) - Giuseppe Conte was sworn in on Friday as Italy's prime minister, heading western Europe's first anti-establishment government bent on overhauling European Union rules on budgets and immigration.

24 May 2018 | 7:15 PM

Italian PM-designate Conte taking his time to assemble cabinet

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister-designate Giuseppe Conte began putting together his cabinet team on Thursday, with party leaders pushing for an 81-year eurosceptic economist to be given the pivotal post of economy minister.

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23 May 2018 | 11:13 PM

Italian president calls in contested candidate for prime minister

ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Sergio Mattarella summoned on Wednesday a political novice who has been put forward by the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and far-right League as their candidate to lead a coalition government.

21 May 2018 | 10:16 PM

Italian president hesitates as novice put forward as premier

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the far-right League on Monday proposed Giuseppe Conte, a little-known law professor, as prime minister to lead their big-spending coalition government.

19 May 2018 | 12:05 AM

Government proposal leaves markets gasping -- and Italians vaping

ROME (Reuters) - While Italy's 5-Star Movement and League party left financial markets gasping on Friday with promises to raise government spending dramatically, users and producers of electronic cigarettes were breathing more easily.

14 May 2018 | 2:24 AM

Italy's 5-Star, League talks progress, PM may be in sight

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the far-right League spent the weekend locked in talks to forge a common policy programme and called the head of state on Sunday to report on their progress towards naming a prime minister.

2 May 2018 | 5:10 PM

Italy president rules out June elections, wants stopgap govt - source

ROME (Reuters) - President Sergio Mattarella has ruled out calling early national elections in June and wants to unblock Italy's political logjam with a short-term government, a presidential source said on Wednesday.