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Far-right leader Giorgia Meloni installed as Italy's premier

Oct. 22, 2022 14:54 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Giorgia Meloni, whose party with neo-fascist roots finished first in recent elections, was sworn in Saturday as Italy's first far-right premier since the end of World War II, pledging to work to help Europe and the United States with common challenges. Meloni, 45,...

Italy's far-right leader Meloni forms new government

Oct. 21, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Giorgia Meloni on Friday formed Italy’s new ruling coalition, assembling the country's first far-right-led government since the end of World War II and becoming the first woman to obtain the premiership. A presidential palace official announced that Meloni and her...

Italy's feuding right-wing leaders aim somehow to govern

Oct. 20, 2022 14:36 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Formal consultations began on Thursday aimed at giving Italy a new government within days, but feuding between right-wing campaign allies over Russia and Ukraine risks undermining the prospective governing coalition's pro-NATO, pro-Europe pledges. President Sergio...

After days of acrimony, Italy's Meloni and Berlusconi meet

Oct. 17, 2022 15:04 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s presumed next premier, Giorgia Meloni, and former Premier Silvio Berlusconi sought to put days of acrimony behind them Monday by meeting privately and presenting a united front as they seek to form Italy’s first far-right-led government since World War II. ...

Holocaust survivor opens Senate as far-right to govern Italy

Oct. 13, 2022 11:20 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s Fascist past and its future — which will governed by a party with neo-fascist roots — came to an emotional head Thursday when a Holocaust survivor presided over the first seating of Parliament since last month's general election. Liliana Segre, a...

EXPLAINER: Rituals play role in creating Italian government

Oct. 13, 2022 09:04 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — With its dozens of “revolving door” governments, Italy might give the impression that carving out new ruling coalitions is quick work. But the process can take weeks, even months. On Thursday, when newly elected lawmakers took their seats, the work of giving the...

First female premier poised to take helm of Italy government

Sep. 26, 2022 22:45 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A party with neo-fascist roots won the most votes in Italy’s national election, setting the stage Monday for talks to form the country's first far right-led government since World War II, with Giorgia Meloni at the helm as Italy’s first female premier. Italy’s...

Italy shifts to the right as voters reward Meloni's party

Sep. 26, 2022 04:01 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A party with neo-fascist roots, the Brothers of Italy, won the most votes in Italy’s national elections, looking set to deliver the country’s first far-right-led government since World War II and make its leader, Giorgia Meloni, Italy's first woman premier, near-final results...

EXPLAINER: Italian election only part of forming government

Sep. 24, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Sunday parliamentary election will determine who governs next in Italy. But it might take weeks before a coalition government is actually in place to run the major industrial economy and key NATO member. Opinion polls indicate that voters might elect the first...

Live updates: Queen's coffin arrives at Buckingham Palace

Sep. 13, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

LONDON — The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II has arrived at Buckingham Palace in London after the 96-year-old monarch’s death in her beloved Scotland last week. The military C-17 Globemaster carrying the monarch’s casket touched down at RAF Northolt, an air force base west of the...