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".

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.