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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.