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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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QATAR POLITICS: Qatar Buys Seven Warships Worth 5 Billion Euro from Italy Amid Diplomatic Row With Saudi Arabia

QATAR POLITICS: Qatar Buys Seven Warships Worth 5 Billion Euro from Italy Amid Diplomatic Row With Saudi Arabia

“We have signed a contract on behalf of the Qatar navy to acquire seven warships from Italy for five billion euros ($5.9 billion),” media outlets quoted the Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani as saying.

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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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EUROPE POLITICS: EU Leaders Renew Fraying Union’s Vows On 60th Anniversary

EUROPE POLITICS: EU Leaders Renew Fraying Union’s Vows On 60th Anniversary

“Today we renew reaffirm our commitment to undivided and indivisible Union,” Juncker said urging EU not to get bogged down in details that alienated voters.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Credited By Ex-CIA Spy Sabrina de Sousa For Saving Her From Italian Jail

USA POLITICS: Trump Credited By Ex-CIA Spy Sabrina de Sousa For Saving Her From Italian Jail

“This administration has been absolutely awesome… If the Trump didn’t didn’t do anything, I’m I’d be in an Italian jail,” Sabrina de Sousa said.

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FRANCE POLITICS: U.S. ‘Populism’ Not Good For Europe: Hollande Warns

FRANCE POLITICS: U.S. ‘Populism’ Not Good For Europe: Hollande Warns

Hollande said, “We have to stand together in Europe. What is at stake is populism. The kind of discourse now coming from United States encourages populism and even extremism.”

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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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LIBYA POLITICS: Libya-Italy Now Migrants’ Main Route Into EU

LIBYA POLITICS: Libya-Italy Now Migrants’ Main Route Into EU

Most of those taking the Libya-Italy route are regarded as economic migrants with no chance of winning asylum in the EU.

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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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USA POLITICS: Sabrina De Sousa Ex-CIA Agent to Be Extradited to Italy Begs Trump to Save Her From Prison

USA POLITICS: Sabrina De Sousa Ex-CIA Agent to Be Extradited to Italy Begs Trump to Save Her From Prison

Sabrina De Sousa, 60, is scheduled to be extradited from Portugal today to serve four years in jail for her role in the Bush-era US extraordinary renditions program.

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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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GERMANY POLITICS: Anis Amri’s Movements Show Open Borders Must Go – Marine Le Pen

GERMANY POLITICS: Anis Amri’s Movements Show Open Borders Must Go – Marine Le Pen

“This escapade in at least two or three countries is symptomatic of the total security catastrophe that is the Schengen agreement,” said Marine Le Pen.

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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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