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Italy's president starts talks to resolve political turmoil

Italy’s president has begun talks with political leaders to find a quick resolution to the political crisis unfolding in the country following the resignation of prime minister Matteo…

Italy’s president has begun talks with political leaders to find a quick resolution to the political crisis unfolding in the country following the resignation of prime minister Matteo…

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Italy readies state bailout for Monte dei Paschi - sources

The world’s oldest operating bank Monte dei Paschi needs to raise five billion euros by the end of this month, and sources say it now looks headed for a state…

The world’s oldest operating bank Monte dei Paschi needs to raise five billion euros by the end of this month, and sources say it now looks headed for a state…

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Markets shiver but don't catch cold over Italian political turmoil

Markets were a little edgy at the opening - the Milan stock exchange fell as much as 2 percent - but most investors don't expect the country will leave the euro zone.

Markets were a little edgy at the opening - the Milan stock exchange fell as much as 2 percent - but most investors don't expect the country will leave the euro zone.

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Five knock-on effects of Renzi's referendum defeat

Italy is today searching for a new prime minister after the resignation of Matteo Renzi, who quit after losing Sunday’s referendum on constitutional reforms.

Italy is today searching for a new prime minister after the resignation of Matteo Renzi, who quit after losing Sunday’s referendum on constitutional reforms.

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Italian PM suffers heavy defeat in constitutional vote

Italians have voted to reject constitutional reforms in a referendum largely seen as a confidence vote in their prime minister.

Italians have voted to reject constitutional reforms in a referendum largely seen as a confidence vote in their prime minister.

Europe

Italy's referendum - what's at stake for the EU?

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is staking his future in Sunday’s referendum on the overhaul of the country’s constitution.

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is staking his future in Sunday’s referendum on the overhaul of the country’s constitution.

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Opinion: a referendum puts Italy's government to the test

Forecast If Italian voters reject a raft of proposed constitutional reforms on December 4, the government will likely resign.

Forecast If Italian voters reject a raft of proposed constitutional reforms on December 4, the government will likely resign.

Business

Italy's referendum: economic background and possible consequences.

Italy's PM Matteo Renzi faces a high-risk referendum vote on Sunday, asking Italians to approve constitutional changes he says will reduce political instability. If voters reject his plan, he has said

Italy's PM Matteo Renzi faces a high-risk referendum vote on Sunday, asking Italians to approve constitutional changes he says will reduce political instability. If voters reject his plan, he has said

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Renzi in Bologna to campaign for constitutional reform

Italian Prime Minister Mateo Renzi has tried to muster support in Bologna for the country’s upcoming referendum on constitutional reform.

Italian Prime Minister Mateo Renzi has tried to muster support in Bologna for the country’s upcoming referendum on constitutional reform.

Business

Post-truth era

Economic stagnation and the emergence of populist politics.

Economic stagnation and the emergence of populist politics.

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Why Donald's success might Trump Matteo Renzi

The US billionaire's surprise victory in the US presidential election seems to be a factor behind the widening lead for the "No" camp in Italy's upcoming referendum.

The US billionaire's surprise victory in the US presidential election seems to be a factor behind the widening lead for the "No" camp in Italy's upcoming referendum.

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Five-Star's Beppe Grillo corrects Vatican gaffe in Euronews interview

The founder and unofficial leader of Italy’s anti-establishment Five-Star movement has had to backtrack over comments he made in an interview with Euronews.

The founder and unofficial leader of Italy’s anti-establishment Five-Star movement has had to backtrack over comments he made in an interview with Euronews.

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Violent scenes on the streets of Florence

Police used shields to block young men who were charging them in an attempt to reach a building where Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was at a political meeting.

Police used shields to block young men who were charging them in an attempt to reach a building where Prime Minister Matteo Renzi was at a political meeting.

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Dario Fo dies at the age of 90

The Nobel prize-winning Italian playwright and actor Dario Fo has died at the age of 90. Fo, famous for his cutting political satire in plays such

The Nobel prize-winning Italian playwright and actor Dario Fo has died at the age of 90. Fo, famous for his cutting political satire in plays such

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Rome to quit race to host 2024 Olympics

Rome’s mayor Virginia Raggi will withdraw the city’s backing for a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games in the Italian capital, a city hall official said on…

Rome’s mayor Virginia Raggi will withdraw the city’s backing for a bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games in the Italian capital, a city hall official said on…