ROME-- For a brief moment, the helterskelter is in a trough, calm and waiting for the next climb to be followed inevitably by another downward hurtle.
ROME -- Italian President Giorgio Napolitano was re-elected for a second term as head of state Saturday, becoming the first politician to serve twice leading the republic at the Quirinal Palace.
ROME-- New information is emerging about the Capaci massacre which killed Judge Giovanni Falcone, his wife Francesa Morvillo and three bodyguards as the Anti-Mafia Investigation launches a fresh series of probes and searches.
ROME-- One of the plagues afflicting Italy at the moment is a dramatic increase in betting – scratch cards, the lottery and on line Texas Hold’em. But despite the national gambling obsession, no one is putting any money on who is going to form the next government, or when it will be formed.
ROME-- Italy’s delicately poised political crisis faces an unexpected and destabilizing new threat: the comic incursions of radio impersonators.
ROME-- Electronic tumbrils begin to roll -- Five Star Movement’s Chamber of Deputies spokeswoman Roberta Lombardi upbraided her Senate opposite number Friday for
ROME – President Giorgio Napolitano Saturday appointed 10 “wise men” to study ways of resolving Italy’s political crisis following the election of a hung parliament.
ROME -- Centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani told President Napolitano Tuesday he found "no resolution" in efforts to form a Government and asked the head of state to break the political stalemate
ROME-- As every English schoolkid knows Oh, The grand old Duke of York, He had ten thousand men; He marched them up to the top of the hill,
ROME-- Yesterday consultations began to see if it will be possible for Pierluigi Bersani or someone else to form a government.
ROME – Italian President Giorgio Napolitano gave centre-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani a mandate Friday to try and form a Government, the Quirinal Palace said.
ROME-- Until yesterday, it looked very much as if Italy’s elected representatives were playing chicken with their country. In the original version of the game, two drivers drive at each on a straight road and the one that blinks and swerves is chicken. If neither yield, both die.