Italian lawmakers elect Judge Sergio Mattarella as presidentAfter three initial rounds of voting this week, Italian lawmakers on Saturday elected constitutional court judge and centre-left politician Sergio Mattarella as president on…
Italy's Five Star Movement facing internal collapseJust two years ago, a new political force emerged in Italy. The anti-establishment Five Star Movement, headed by Beppe Grillo, was riding high, returning 163 MPs after the…
Mexican attorney general sparks online controversyIn this edition: Mexico's Attorney General under fire, an Italian tabloid slammed for sexual innuendo, and an extreme sportsman doing a headstand on a cliff edge.
Berlusconi begins community service with Alzheimer's patientsFormer Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi began his community service sentence for tax fraud at a hospice for Alzheimer's patients near Milan on Friday.
Elysée dinner was 'disgusting', says French ministerA dinner at the Elysée in honour of Chinese premier Xi Jinping was "disgusting", says a French minister, whose words were picked up on camera outside the presidential palace.…
Italy’s Grillo given four-month sentence over train protestThe head of Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star party (M5S), Beppe Grillo, was sentenced on Monday to four months in prison for breaking a police seal on a building during a…
In the Papers
Who drinks the most wine?Live from the newsroom, Florence Villeminot provides an exhaustive overview of world's newspaper headlines.
New Italian PM backed in second crucial voteItalian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi won a second crucial confidence vote in parliament on Tuesday night when lower-house MPs voted 378 to 220 in favour of his leadership.
Matteo Renzi sworn in as Italy’s new prime ministerMatteo Renzi, 39, became Italy’s youngest-ever prime minister after being sworn in on Saturday. Renzi unveiled his new cabinet on Friday.
Profile: Italy’s ‘Scrapper’ Renzi faces his toughest scrapAt 39, Italy's youngest-ever prime minister is no doubt a radically new force on the political stage. But the manner of his rise to power is more akin to the all-too-familiar…
Italy’s Renzi asked to form new governmentItalian President Giorgio Napolitano asked centre-left leader Matteo Renzi (pictured) to form a new government on Monday, following former prime minister Enrico Letta’s…
IN THE WORLD PAPERS
Why you'll become obsessed with curlingINTERNATIONAL PRESS – Fri. 14.02.14: International papers focus on the political upheaval in Italy, a prisoner release in Afghanistan that has upset the US and why you’ll become…