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Violence against women unacceptable wound for society: Italian President

"Violence against women is a plague still open in Italy, and in the world," Mattarella said in a statement.

Protect dignity of migrants: Italian president

 Italian President Sergio Mattarella has urged nations to protect the dignity of migrants and help improve security and living standards in their countries.

Italian, foreign dignitaries back move to eliminate hunger

Italian President Sergio Mattarella, former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and a handful of agriculture ministers on Friday gave a boost to the UN goal of eliminating world hunger by 2030 by signing the so-called Milan Charter.

Italian president quits before end of tenure

 Italian President Giorgio Napolitano resigned on Wednesday after almost nine years in office, before completion of his second tenure.

Italian president slams politicians at swearing-in ceremony

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano on Monday urged political parties to strike a deal on a new government "without delay".

Europe determined to overcome crisis: Italian president

Europe is determined to overcome its current crisis, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said after meeting his German and Polish counterparts in Italy.

Berlusconi angles for Italian presidency

Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi appears to be angling for the role of Italian president, with enhanced powers.

Obama meets Italian President at the White House

US Prez Barack Obama met his Italian counterpart Giorgio Napolitano and discussed a wide range of bilateral and global issues including Iran, Afghanistan, the ME Peace efforts, counter-terrorism and the global economy recovery.