Supreme Court rules out prison for journalists who defame
Rome, March 13 - Italy's supreme Court of Cassation ruled Thursday that journalists cannot be imprisoned for defamation without "exceptional circumstances".
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Well-wishers congratulate pope on anniversary
Rome, March 13 - As messages of congratulations and good wishes flowed in Thursday, the first anniversary of his election, Pope Francis spent the day in prayer at a Lenten retreat near Rome.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Confidence in Renzi government drops, survey says
Rome, March 7 - After a surge in confidence last week in the new government of Premier Matteo Renzi, a new survey published on Friday by polling institute Ixe' showed that trust in the premier has dropped over the past week to 55%, down seven percentage points.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Napolitano says tensions must be 'defused' in Ukraine
Tirana, March 5 - President Giorgio Napolitano on Wednesday said that tensions in Ukraine "must be defused".
Tue Mar 04, 2014
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Pompeii risks falling apart, warns UNESCO
Naples, March 3 - United Nations cultural organisation UNESCO on Monday warned Italy that the world-famous ancient Roman site of Pompeii risked falling apart after the latest in a string of rain-related collapses.
Mon Mar 03, 2014
Italy cheers Oscar return but critics remain
Italy celebrated Monday after "The Great Beauty" ended the country's 15-year hiatus and won the Oscar for best foreign-language film.
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Italy cheers Oscar return amid funding angst
Paolo Sorrentino, left, poses with the award for best foreign language film of the year for "The Great Beauty" with Toni Servillo at the Governors Ball after the Oscars on Sunday, March 2, 2014, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
Strike averted at Rome opera house, opening night saved
Rome, February 27 - Threats of a strike at Rome's Teatro dell'Opera, which would have prevented Thursday's opening night performance of Puccini's Manon Lescaut and damaged the company's account books, were averted at the last minute.
Italians allowed to adopt from Belarus again
Rome, February 26 - Italy's new foreign minister, Federica Mogherini, announced on Wednesday that Italians would once again be able to adopt children from Belarus after a suspension on procedures was lifted.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
News Analysis: Hopeful business leaders taking wait-and-see attitude toward new Italian PM
Matteo Renzi's program as Italy's new prime minister focuses on all the issues Italian companies would like it to.
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Italian media obsess about female ministers' appearance
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Italian President Giorgio Napolitano posing with the female members of the new Italian cabinet : Economic Development Minister Federica Guidi, Education and Research Minister Stefania Giannini, Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin, Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti, Foreign Affairs Minister Federica Mogherini, ... (more)
Mon Feb 24, 2014
New Italian PM Renzi's leadership to be put to the test
As Matteo Renzi moves from the process of becoming prime minister to actually governing, observers who have followed his career closely say his experience as an effective mayor of a mid-sized city may present some growing pains as he moves into his new job.
Sun Feb 23, 2014
White House On Swearing-In Of Prime Minister Renzi Of Italy
On behalf of the American people, President Obama warmly congratulates Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy and the new Italian government on their swearing-in.
Sat Feb 22, 2014
Italy: Renzi to be sworn in as Prime Minister
Matteo Renzi will be sworn in Saturday as Italy's new Prime Minister, a step many hope will bring much-needed political stability to the country.
Italy: Renzi to be sworn in as Prime Minister
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Fri Feb 21, 2014
Italy's Renzi close to naming new cabinet: source
Italian centre-left leader Matteo Renzi is close to naming the members of his government and is expected to meet President Giorgio Napolitano on Friday to confirm his cabinet list, a source in Renzi's Democratic Party said.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
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News Analysis: Italy's Renzi faces obstacles in forming new gov't
Matteo Renzi's efforts to gauge support in parliament before forming a new Italian government ran into its first major obstacles Wednesday in a meeting with comic-turned-activist Beppe Grillo.
Tue Feb 18, 2014
Renzi starts govt talks, faces cabinet headaches
Rome, February 18 - Premier-Designate Matteo Renzi kicked off consultations with Italian parties on Tuesday in an effort to forge a governing majority, while obstacles in staffing a cabinet appeared to be surfacing.
European Markets Slip; Data Eyed
European markets opened lower Tuesday ahead of a key reading on economic sentiment and conditions in the region's largest economy, Germany.