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Ex-Italian premier Enrico Letta quits parliament

Former Italian prime minister Enrico Letta announced Sunday he will resign from parliament for a job heading up the international affairs school at the elite Sciences-Po university in Paris.

Italy`s Renzi wins confidence vote on cost-cutting bill

Italy`s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi won a confidence vote on Wednesday called to force the Senate to push through a cost-cutting bill aimed at wiping out the country`s provincial governments.

Italy`s Renzi pledges to slash red tape, "revolutionise" economy

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi pledged on Tuesday to slash red tape and "revolutionise" the economy, ahead of a lower house vote of confidence to fully empower his new government.

Matteo Renzi sworn in as Italy`s youngest PM

Matteo Renzi, was sworn in as Italy`s youngest Prime Minister on Saturday along with the newly-named members of his cabinet.

Italy`s Matteo Renzi arrives to accept PM job

Italy`s Matteo Renzi arrived on Friday at the presidential palace in Rome, where he is expected to formally accept the role of prime minister and unveil his new cabinet.

Italy`s PM nominee Renzi races to form coalition

Italy`s new prime minister designate Matteo Renzi began talks on Tuesday to try to form a coalition, a day after promising quick reforms to get the eurozone`s third biggest economy moving again.

Italy`s Renzi readies for power but faces daunting task

Matteo Renzi is one step from becoming Italy`s youngest-ever prime minister after swiftly dispatching Enrico Letta in a party coup, but the manner of his political triumph could make it harder to carry out the bold reforms needed to resurrect the economy.

Italy tipped to get its youngest PM as talks on to form new govt

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano began consultations to form a new government Friday, following resignation of Prime Minister Enrico Letta.

Italy`s Letta holds last cabinet meeting before resignation

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta held his last cabinet meeting before resigning on Friday in a lightning political crisis that paves the way for his 39-year-old rival Matteo Renzi to succeed him.

Italian government in crisis as PM Letta fights calls to go

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta faces a showdown with his own centre-left party that could lead to his resignation.

Italy blasts India`s handling of marines case as `contradictory`

Ahead of hearing of the case in India’s apex court, Italy has blasted India’s handling of the case of the two Italian marines as "contradictory and disconcerting”.

Italian marines` case may impact ties with India: EU

The president of the European Commission has said the issue of the Italian marines in India may have an "impact" on the European Union-India relations and "will be assessed carefully".

Italy`s agriculture minister resigns, blow to govt

Italian state TV says the country`s agriculture minister has resigned from Premier Enrico Letta`s tense coalition government.

Italy sentences government headquarters shooter

An Italian court on Tuesday sentenced to 16 years in prison a man who opened fire on police guarding Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta`s office in Rome on the day of his swearing-in ceremony last year.

Italy transfers migrants from scandal-hit centre

Italy on Tuesday transferred migrants from a centre on the tiny island of Lampedusa at the heart of a controversy over unsanitary conditions and mistreatment, as protests continued in other facilities.

Italian PM Enrico Letta wins confidence votes, vows reforms

Italy`s Prime Minister Enrico Letta won a confidence vote in the Senate on Wednesday, confirming his government`s majority after promising sweeping reforms and urging lawmakers to back him or risk chaos.

Italy`s Letta wins parliament vote, vowing to fight `chaos`

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta won a parliamentary confidence vote triggered by the fall of Silvio Berlusconi.

Italy marks end of an era after Berlusconi ouster

Italy entered a period of political transformation today after Silvio Berlusconi`s historic ouster from parliament, with the billionaire tycoon humiliated and assailed by legal woes but now a force in opposition.

Berlusconi`s children rally round after Senate exit

Silvio Berlusconi`s children have rallied around their father, after he was expelled from the Italian Senate in a humiliating coda to his 20-year parliamentary career.

Berlusconi faces expulsion from Parliament over tax fraud sentence

Italian centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi faces one of the heaviest blows of his 20-year political career on Wednesday when the Senate votes on stripping him of his seat in Parliament over a conviction for tax fraud.