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EXPLAINER: Who gains or loses, what's next in Italy crisis

Jul. 21, 2022 16:32 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Mario Draghi’s decision to resign Thursday, barely 12 hours after his “unity” coalition broke apart dramatically in Parliament, was the latest step in a political limbo that will likely last for months before a new government is solidly in place to lead the...

Italy enters into political uncertainty after 5-Stars balk

Jul. 15, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy entered into days of political and financial uncertainty Friday as political leaders calculated their options and Premier Mario Draghi weighed his after populist ally the 5-Star Movement sparked a crisis by withholding support on a government-sponsored bill. On...

Italy's Draghi meets with president amid 5-Star tensions

Jul. 11, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Mario Draghi met Monday with Italy’s president to discuss the future of his government amid simmering tensions with coalition member the 5-Star Movement. Five-Star lawmakers abstained from a vote in the lower Chamber of Deputies on Monday, signaling a...

Italian govt staves off immediate prospect of early election

Jul. 06, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Mario Draghi's government on Wednesday staved off the immediate prospect of an early election after a key ally indicated he would remain in the coalition for now. Draghi met with former Premier Giuseppe Conte, now the leader of the populist 5-Star...

Live updates | Trudeau: Canada to up Latvia troop presence

Jun. 30, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the final day of the NATO summit in Madrid: ___ Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will increase Canada's troop presence in Latvia as part of NATO’s commitment to strengthen its deterrence measures along...

Italy's Draghi brushes off concerns his coalition could fold

Jun. 30, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Mario Draghi brushed off concerns for his government’s survival on Thursday, a day after he returned early to Rome from the NATO summit in Madrid amid tensions boiling up among his key coalition allies. "The government doesn't risk (collapse), because...

Italy's 5-Stars in chaos as Di Maio splits, forms new group

Jun. 22, 2022 14:47 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s political landscape shifted Wednesday after Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio formalized his departure from the 5-Star Movement, splitting with the party he helped found over its Ukraine policy and other differences. Di Maio announced his departure after Premier...

Italy's Draghi gets backing for government line on Ukraine

Jun. 21, 2022 13:55 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Premier Mario Draghi secured Senate backing Tuesday to continue supporting Ukraine against Russia, following calls from the 5-Star Movement leadership for Italy to stop sending weapons and focus more on diplomacy. Draghi outlined Italy’s Ukraine policy, and briefed...

Live updates | Ukraine says Russia pounding Sievierodonetsk

Jun. 08, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — An adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s office says Russian troops have changed their tactics in the battle for Sievierodonetsk. Oleksiy Arestovych said Wednesday that Russian soldiers have retreated from the city and are now pounding it with...

Live updates | Kyiv theater reopens with soldout performance

Jun. 06, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — A theater in Ukraine’s capital has reopened for the first time since Russian forces invaded the country, and tickets sold out for Sunday's performance. Theater on Podil was the latest cultural institution in Kyiv to resume operations. Movie theaters and the...