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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...