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Elections in Lazio and Lombardia saw record low turnout. Italian premier Giorgia Meloni’s right-wing coalition has won decisive victories in regional elections held in the regions around Rome and Milan over the past two...
Italian government stresses its support for Ukraine. Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi is at the centre of a fresh controversy over his stance on Ukraine after saying that if he were still head of government he w...
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Right tipped to win in Lazio and Lombardia. The two Italian regions centred around Rome and Milan go to the polls on Sunday and Monday in what is the first electoral test of Giorgia Meloni's right-wing government since...
Two MPs from premier Meloni's party face calls to quit over Cospito row. The Italian government is embroiled in a controversy over the jailed anarchist Alfredo Cospito who has been on hunger strike for more than 100 day...
Controversy mounts in Italy over Zelensky broadcast during nation's main song festival. A planned appearance by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky as a guest at Italy's top music festival Sanremo is attracting criti...
Meloni ranked fourth in Global Leader Approval Tracker. Italian prime minister Giorgia Meloni has an approval rating of 48 per cent, the fourth-highest among the 22 world leaders monitored by Morning Consult, a US-based...
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni on Saturday hailed ex-pope Benedict XVI as a "giant of faith and reason" following his death at the age of 95. She said she had told current Pope Francis that she and her government...
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni will head to Iraq on Thursday evening for a pre-Christmas visit to Italian troops posted there, her office said. NATO-member Italy has up to 650 people deployed to Iraq and Kuwait...
Italy issues stamp dedicated to Sassoli. David Sassoli, the Italian politician and former European Parliament president who died on 11 January aged 65, has been honoured with a new stamp issued by Italy's postal service...
Italian President Sergio Mattarella is excluding the Russian and Belarus ambassadors to Rome from an annual event with the entire diplomatic corps on Friday, his office told AFP. Ambassadors posted to Rome are traditi...
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Monza owner Silvio Berlusconi said he has promised his players a "busload" of prostitutes if they win one of their upcoming clashes with Serie A's leading lights, including his old club AC Milan. Speaking at a Christm...
Waste-to-energy plant set to open in 2026. Rome mayor Roberto Gualtieri is moving ahead with his plans to build a giant incinerator south of the capital, calling for expressions of interest to construct the plant, the c...
Rome's environment councillor, Sabrina Alfonsi, says city looks worse than it is in reality. Sabrina Alfonsi, Rome's councillor with responsibility for the environment, responds to Wanted in Rome’s questions about the c...
Valditara had called for public humiliation of violent school students. Italy's new education minister Giuseppe Valditara apologised on Thursday for saying that students who are violent in school should be "humiliated"...
Has Mayor Gualtieri found the silver bullet for Rome’s never-ending rubbish crisis or is the planned €700 million incinerator just a quick fix? Rome’s waste crisis is hard to miss, but its causes are far from obvious....
M5S leader Conte threatens to stage protests against move. Italy's new right-wing government is set to toughen the terms for the welfare benefit payment for the poor and unemployed in 2023 as part of a draft €35 billion...
Senior leghista politician had been battling illness. Roberto Maroni, former Italian interior minister and leader of the federalist Lega Nord - the precursor to the Lega - has died aged 67. Maroni, who served as Ital...
Palazzo Chigi says move is not under consideration. A proposal by five deputies from the right-wing Lega party to offer couples up to €20,000 to get married in church provoked a backlash in Italy on Sunday. After opp...
Musk acknowledges Salvini's "kind" offer on Twitter. Twitter owner Elon Musk on Friday acknowledged indirectly an invitation to invest in Italy by the nation’s deputy premier and infrastructure minister Matteo Salvini....
Protests are taking place across Italy on Friday. Student protests against the education policies of Giorgia Meloni's government are being held in cities across Italy on Friday, including Rome and Milan. Under the sl...
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