Italy and China want to revive the spirit of the ancient Silk Road by deepening their trade and investment ties, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Friday during a trip to Rome that has raised eyebrows in Washington.
Italy was hurtling to new elections within months on Monday as the country is mired in political chaos after a bid by two populist parties to form a government collapsed.
Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Monday proposed the formation of a “neutral” government to steer the country until December if bickering political parties fail to form a ruling coalition after inconclusive elections in March. Mattarella called on the warring parties to show “responsibility” and support his as yet unnamed government, without which he said he […]
Italians went to the polls on Sunday in a vote that could bring political gridlock after an election campaign marked by anger over the listless economy, high unemployment and immigration. Pollsters have predicted that former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and his far-right allies will emerge as the largest bloc in parliament, but fall short of […]