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President says Italy must combat uncertain climate
Rome, December 10 - President Giorgio Napolitano said Tuesday that Italy had to combat its negative social and political climate as the country emerges from its longest recession in over two decades.
Pope Francis: the new King of Italy
In a country with little faith in politics, the 'people's pontiff' has become Italy's de facto head of state.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Italian president criticises pessimism about the south
Rome, December 6 - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano encouraged people to look at the ''positive side of the situation'' in Naples and southern Italy in an interview published Friday.
CIA snatch imam sentenced to six years for terrorism
Milan, December 6 - A Muslim cleric whose extraordinary rendition by the CIA from Milan almost 11 years ago led to the world's first judicial examination of the controversial practice in the so-called war on terror got a jail term of six years for international terrorism Friday.
Italy looks to replace unconstitutional election law
Rome, December 5 - Italy is looking to replace its widely criticised Porcellum or 'pig-sty' election law after the Constitutional Court struck it down Wednesday.
Mandela showed 'fairer world possible', says Napolitano
Rome, December 6 - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said Friday that Nelson Mandela had shown that "a fairer, more supportive world" was possible" in a message to South African President Jacob Zuma after the death of the anti-apartheid leader.
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Florence Mayor Renzi prepares to shake up Italian centre-left
Italy's center-left Democratic Party is expected to elect as its leader the charismatic mayor of Florence, Matteo Renzi, an outsider who promises both a chance of renewal and a threat to Prime Minister Enrico Letta 's already fragile coalition.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Italian president calls for legal working conditions after factory fire
Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on Wednesday stressed the need to ensure legal, safe working conditions after a fire killed seven Chinese workers at a factory in central Italy.
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Italy's top court says electoral law breaches constitution
Italy's top court ruled on Wednesday that the current electoral law was unconstitutional, piling pressure on political parties to push through a reform of the system that they have promised for years.
Napolitano issues ultimatum over prison amnesty
Rome, December 4 - President Giorgio Napolitano gave parliament an ultimatum on Wednesday, saying it had to either pass an "amnesty measure" to combat chronic overcrowding in Italian prisons or "clearly say it is not necessary" despite a ruling against Rome by the European Court of Human Rights.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
Letta prepares to tackle Italy's voting law stalemate
With Silvio Berlusconi now out of parliament, Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta is under pressure to overhaul a voting law blamed for dragging Italy into political and economic stalemate after the last election.
Fri Nov 29, 2013
House Speaker to meet woman attacked by acid
Urbino, November 29 - Italian House Speaker Laura Boldrini said Friday she was looking forward to meeting Lucia Annibali, a woman attacked with acid by two hitmen hired by her ex-boyfriend.
Italian Prime Minister to call new confidence vote
PanARMENIAN.Net - Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta said on Friday, Nov 29, he will call a new confidence vote in parliament to confirm his government's majority after the withdrawal of Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia party from the ruling coalition, according to Reuters.
Thu Nov 28, 2013
Berlusconi loses seat in Italy's senate
Silvio Berlusconi lost his seat in Italy's Senate late Wednesday, marking the culmination of nearly four months of political furor following his August conviction for tax fraud and dealing a body blow to the man who has dominated Italian politics for nearly two decades.
Wed Nov 27, 2013
Awards: Guidance in adversity
The Italian winners of this year's Nature mentoring awards found a way to inspire in a sometimes difficult funding environment.
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Berlusconi fights desperate battles to retain Senate seat
With a vote that could decide his political fate looming, three-time Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is showing he will not go down without a fight.
Putin meets pope and Berlusconi in Italy
Russian President Vladimir Putin had a busy first day in Rome on Monday, going from the pope to a "Pussy Riot" protest to dinner at the palazzo of his old friend, Silvio Berlusconi.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Napolitano says has 'nothing to report' to State-Mafia trial
Palermo, November 25 - President Giorgio Napolitano has said in a letter to a Palermo court that he has no useful input for a trial into alleged negotiations between the Italian State and the Mafia two decades ago after the head of State was called as a witness.
Vote looms to expel Italy's Berlusconi from parliament
Italy's Silvio Berlusconi is in for a tumultuous week that will likely see him booted out of parliament and shift into opposition to a government where he is still formally a coalition partner.
Pope Meets Putin At The Vatican
Pope Francis has met with Russian President Vladimir Putin. It was the first time the Russian leader has met with the pontiff.