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ITALY POLITICS: Veneto, Lombardy Go to Polls Over Autonomy

ITALY POLITICS: Veneto, Lombardy Go to Polls Over Autonomy

The results of the referenda are legally non-binding even if the majority of people in both regions vote ‘yes’ to greater autonomy. It is however thought that they will help Veneto and Lombardy – governed by the euroskeptic, anti-immigrant Northern League right-wing party – have more leverage in negotiations with Rome.

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ITALY POLITICS: 80-Year-Old Convicted Berlusconi Plans Last Political Comeback

ITALY POLITICS: 80-Year-Old Convicted Berlusconi Plans Last Political Comeback

“Berlusconi sees this as the last challenge of his career,” said Renato Brunetta, a close ally for over 20 years and Forza Italia’s lower house leader. “He feels he has suffered many injustices and deserves one last shot. Who can deny him that?”

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ITALY POLITICS: Federica Mogherini Biography

ITALY POLITICS: Federica Mogherini Biography

Federica Mogherini was born in Rome on June 16, 1973. I am married to Matteo and have two daughters, Caterina and Marta. Read Federica Mogherini Biography.

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ITALY POLITICS: Silvio Berlusconi Takes Center Stage in Court

ITALY POLITICS: Silvio Berlusconi Takes Center Stage in Court

Silvio Berlusconi’s political career has been dogged by non-stop legal battles. He was barred from office following a 2013 conviction for tax fraud

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ITALY POLITICS: Court Ruling Paves Way For 2017 Election

ITALY POLITICS: Court Ruling Paves Way For 2017 Election

Italy’s constitutional court on Wednesday threw out aspects of an electoral law approved by former prime minister Matteo Renzi.

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ITALY POLITICS: Pope Francis Intervenes in Knights of Malta

ITALY POLITICS: Pope Francis Intervenes in Knights of Malta

The pope asked Grand Master Matthew Festing, 67, to step down at a meeting on Tuesday, a spokesperson for the Rome-based Catholic institution said. Grand masters usually rule for life. Festing’s resignation was the first in recent history.

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ITALY POLITICS: Constitutional Court Blocks Referendum to Scrap Renzi’s Labour Reform

ITALY POLITICS: Constitutional Court Blocks Referendum to Scrap Renzi’s Labour Reform

CGIL union, which opposed most aspects of the Jobs Act from the start, asked the court to approve a referendum on re-introducing the rule and extending it to smaller companies.

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ITALY POLITICS: Police To Take ‘Extraordinary Action’ To Deport Irregular Foreigners

ITALY POLITICS: Police To Take ‘Extraordinary Action’ To Deport Irregular Foreigners

Italy will seek to deport more migrants who have no right to be in the country and will open new detention centres to hold them before their expulsion, according to a written directive and a ministry source.

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ITALY POLITICS: Suspect Killed! Anis Amri Berlin Market Attacker Dies In Shootout

ITALY POLITICS: Suspect Killed! Anis Amri Berlin Market Attacker Dies In Shootout

“The man killed was without a shadow of doubt Anis Amri,” Marco Minniti said, referring to the 24-year-old Tunisian who is suspected of driving the truck that smashed through a Berlin market on Monday killing 12 people.

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ITALY POLITICS: Renzi Defeated In Referendum, Resigns As PM

ITALY POLITICS: Renzi Defeated In Referendum, Resigns As PM

Renzi said he would be visiting President Sergio Mattarella on Monday to hand in his resignation following a final meeting of his cabinet.

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ITALY POLITICS: Renzi Launches Final Frantic Referendum Campaign

ITALY POLITICS: Renzi Launches Final Frantic Referendum Campaign

“Think of your future and the future of your children,” Renzi said in an interview, the first of numerous media events and public rallies planned.

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ITALY POLITICS: Romano Prodi To Vote ‘Yes’ On Renzi Reform

ITALY POLITICS: Romano Prodi To Vote ‘Yes’ On Renzi Reform

Romano Prodi backs Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s flagship constitutional reform and said he would vote in favor of it in a referendum this weekend.

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ITALY POLITICS: Matteo Renzi Congratulates Trump On Win

ITALY POLITICS: Matteo Renzi Congratulates Trump On Win

“I wish him well. The Italo-American friendship is solid,” Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi congratulates Trump at the start of a speech in Rome.

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