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Long-serving Italian politician Roberto Maroni dies at 67

Nov. 22, 2022 07:13 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Roberto Maroni, a longtime leader of the right-wing Northern League party and a cabinet minister in ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi’s three governments, died Tuesday at age 67, League leaders and the premier said. State-run RAI television cited a family statement saying...

Meloni tells NATO it can count on Italy in Ukraine

Nov. 10, 2022 08:33 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni pledged Italy’s “strong commitment” to NATO and efforts to end Russia's invasion of Ukraine, taking a firm pro-alliance stance Thursday following the pro-Russia sentiments expressed by one of her governing coalition partners. Meloni...

Italy's far-right leader visits EU: "We are not Martians"

Nov. 03, 2022 17:00 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — New far-right Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni used her first visit to European Union headquarters in Brussels Thursday to declare that Italy will be a force to reckon with in EU affairs, leaving it unclear whether that was a promise or a threat from one of the bloc's powerful...

Thousands commemorate Italy's fascist dictator Mussolini

Oct. 30, 2022 14:10 PM EDT

PREDAPPIO, Italy (AP) — Several thousand black-clad fascist sympathizers chanted and sang in praise of the late Italian dictator Benito Mussolini on Sunday as they marched to his crypt, 100 years after Mussolini entered Rome and completed a bloodless coup that gave rise to two decades of fascist...

Soccer player injured in knife attack released from hospital

Oct. 30, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Soccer player Pablo Marí was released from hospital on Sunday, three days after being injured in a knife attack at an Italian shopping center. Five people were stabbed Thursday, including Marí, and one died after a man grabbed a knife from a supermarket shelf. Police...

Physical fitness helped soccer player in Italy knife attack

Oct. 28, 2022 13:56 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Being in top physical form helped Spanish soccer player Pablo Marí avoid life-threatening injuries in a knife attack at an Italian shopping center, the surgeon who operated on his wounded back said Friday. “The surgery was a relatively simple one. Luckily there were...

Italy's Meloni easily wins 2nd and final confidence vote

Oct. 26, 2022 15:30 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s first far-right-led government since the fall of fascism in World War II can get down to business after new Premier Giorgia Meloni easily won the second of two required confidence votes in Parliament on Wednesday. Ahead of the Senate vote, Meloni responded to...

Italy's Meloni easily wins confidence vote in parliament

Oct. 25, 2022 21:29 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s new far-right-led government of Premier Giorgia Meloni on Tuesday night easily won the first of two required confidence votes in Parliament by a comfortable margin. The vote in the lower Chamber of Deputies was 235 in favor of her coalition government and 154...

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,...

EXPLAINER: Is Meloni a far-right firebrand or moderate?

Oct. 22, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — As Giorgia Meloni becomes Italy’s first female premier, the world is watching closely to see whether she will emerge as a firebrand leader of a far-right party with neo-fascist roots or the more moderate right-wing politician who succeeded in capturing 26% of the vote. ...