Out of the government, but not out of the picture: The far-right League Party's charismatic leader Matteo Salvini has been the dominant figure in Italian politics in recent months, but he may be more powerful still in the opposition.
Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio has confirmed plans for a new coalition with the Democratic Party. But, before it can happen, Italy's president must agree to it.
A failure to reach a consensus improves Matteo Salvini's chances of getting his wish of new elections.
Italy's president has extended the time envisaged for a new government to be formed.
Italy's firebrand interior minister could be pushed out of government
Almost 100 migrants from Spanish charity ship Open Arms finally disembarked on the Italian island of Lampedusa after nearly three weeks at sea.
Médecins Sans Frontières says of the 103 children under the age of 18 now onboard, only 11 of them are accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Michele Sodano and Lia Quartapelle
It wasn't just his "irresponsible", "reckless" and "alarming" behaviour as a politician that earned Matteo Salvini the ire of Giuseppe Conte in his resignation speech Tuesday.
Italy's president, Sergio Mattarella, is beginning two days of consultations with political parties in the hope of finding a majority for a new government.
Italy's 5-Star Movement appears to have closed the door on any possibility of resurrecting the country's ruling coalition.
Migrants have been jumping from Open Arms and attempting to swim ashore and scuffles have broken out as the vessel remains barred from Italy.
EU welcomes six European countries accepting migrants from Open Arms ship, calls situation in Mediterranean 'untenable'
The European Commission welcomed the news that six member states are going to take some migrants from the Open Arms rescue ship.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte called Matteo Salvini "disloyal" and "obsessed with immigration" in an open letter.
Italian Prime Minister Giseuppe Conte says six EU countries have offered to take the stranded Open Rescue migrants as the head of the charity aiding them says the shipneeds an emergency medical evacuation.
The League has presented a no-confidence motion in the government but the Senate rejected its request for it to be debated on Wednesday, and instead decided that Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte should address the upper house over the crisis on August 20.
Lega Nord party leader Matteo Salvini is waging an unofficial election campaign from the beach, according to some political commentators in Italy.
Italy's ruling League Party to present no-confidence motion in Senate
Italian Senate backs Lyon-Turin high-speed rail link, widening coalition rift
Six people including five teenagers and a 39-year-old woman who had accompanied her daughter to the Lanterna Azzurra nightclub in Corinaldo, were killed in the stampede on December 8, 2018.
Italian social media users have said Interior Minister Matteo Salvini is "out of control" following a recent Twitter post in which he referred to a Romani woman as a "dirty gypsy".
Matteo Salvini has banned another rescue ship carrying forty migrants from entering Italian waters. The Alan Kurdi is run by German charity Sea-Eye and is heading towards Lampedusa.
An Italian coastguard ship carrying migrants rescued at sea was given permission to dock but not to disembark in Sicily last weekend. Medical staff allowed to tour the ship found that the 116 people on board had to share a single toilet.
Germany says it is ready to take some migrants, refused permission to disembark from an Italian coastguard vessel in Sicily.
Italy's prime minister Giuseppe Conte has stood by Matteo Salvini's League party amid accusations it sought illicit funds from Russia.