Paolo Gentiloni

Merkel to Speak on Europe at Davos in Sign of German Return

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will attend the annual World Economic Forum in Davos, returning to the world stage after months of political …

Angela Merkel

Italian who survived Auschwitz as a child given top honor

ROME (AP) — A Jewish woman who was one of the few Italian children to survive deportation to a Nazi death camp has been made a senator-for-life in …

Italy

Merkel, Macron map out Europe's future

EPA-EFE/CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON<p>Click for full view<p>French President Emmanuel Macron (L) welcomes German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) prior to their …

European News

Libya’s Eastern-Based House of Representatives Condemns Italy's Decision to Deploy More Troops

Clashes between armed militias ravaging the Libyan capital Tripoli forced the head of the United Nations Mission in Libya Ghassan Salamé to brief the …

North Africa

Davos 2018: Why do 3,000 of the world's most powerful people flock to a Swiss town?

If you're not a Swiss ski bum, a trip to Davos means just one thing: You're going to the World Economic Forum.<p>The annual meeting of the world's wealthy and powerful begins Monday in a frigid mountain ski town two hours outside Zurich. Sure, the scenery in the Swiss Alps hamlet is gorgeous, but the …

Scott Gottlieb

Italy marks one year since deadly Rigopiano avalanche

The disaster was the deadliest avalanche in Italy in almost 100 years.<p>On Thursday victims' relatives, local residents and representatives of the …

Italy

Italy approves military mission in Niger, more troops to North Africa

ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s parliament approved on Wednesday an increased military presence in Libya and the deployment of up to 470 troops in Niger to combat migration and the trafficking of people towards Europe, many of whom wash up on Italian shores.<p>At the end of last year, Prime Minister Paolo …

Italy

Italian Lawmakers Pass Anti-terror Military Mission to Niger

Italian lawmakers have approved sending a military mission to Niger to combat human trafficking and terrorism. The vote in the Chamber of Deputies on …

Italy

Matteo Renzi fights to save Italy (and himself)

ROME — Matteo Renzi had his game-face on as he told his Democratic Party he was prepared to go “house-to-house” to win back power in Italy’s general …

Democratic Party

Migrant Figures, Migrant Futures: IOM Paris Forum Demonstrates How Data Help Manage Human Mobility

The World Economic Forum’s 48th Annual Meeting will take place on 23-26 January 2018 in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, bringing together a record …

Yemi Osinbajo

Italy approves Niger mission to slow migrant flow

“This is a training mission in response to a request from Niger, not a combat mission,” said Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti, elaborating on …

Refugees

Trump to Arab Gulf Countries: Cool Your Jets

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Business

European leaders, facing growing public unease, toughen up on immigration

slideshow<p>Thousands of migrants packed into Greek island<p>As the E.U. struggles to find a solution to waves of migrants coming into the continent from the Middle East and Africa, migrants are being held in limbo on a Greek island.<p>As politicians in America and across the globe lined up last week up to …

Refugees

Immigration thrust to fore of Italy's election campaign as politician says 'white race' could face extinction

Immigration has been thrust to the fore of Italy’s election campaign after a politician from a right-wing party warned that “the white race” was in danger of dying out.<p>The debate over race, integration and multiculturalism is shaping up as one of the key issues in the March 4 election, in a country …

News

What's up with Italy's Renzi, asks Fiat chief Marchionne

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's center-left leader Matteo Renzi is no longer the politician he once was, the chief executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Tuesday, indicating their once strong ties had withered.<p>Renzi resigned as prime minister in 2016 after losing a referendum on electoral reform. …

World News

Trump Anxiety, Harassment Fallout to Dominate Davos Forum

The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, next week will host its usual line-up of industry titans, globe-trotting financiers …

Economics

The success or failure of Brexit hinges on the next two and a half months

<b>By Anastassia Beliakova</b><p>In terms of Brexit, 2018 starts with a sense of cautious optimism. The confidence and bluster that prevailed in early 2017 was …

Brexit

The Leader of Italy's Next Government May Not Even Be on the Ballot

With polls showing Italy could be paralyzed by a divided parliament after its March election, stand-in Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni may be set for …

Business

How does Italy’s new electoral law actually work?

When the current prime minister, Paolo Gentiloni, was appointed in December 2016, he was the fifth new PM in as many years, and the fourth in a row …

Italy

Italian Populists Are Backing Away From Euro Exit: QuickTake Q&A

Arrivederci euro? Italy’s populist parties have been flirting with the idea of dropping the single currency ahead of a general election on March 4. …

Business

Spanish and Dutch Agree to Seek Soft Brexit Deal

Spanish and Dutch finance ministers have agreed to push for a Brexit deal that keeps Britain as close to the European Union as possible, according to …

Brexit

Renzi's Comeback Hopes Fade as Italy's 'Demolition Man' Sinks in Polls

ROME—In 2014, 39-year-old Matteo Renzi electrified Italy’s voters, sweeping to power on promises to “demolish” the country’s discredited political establishment and revive an economy still badly bruised from the sovereign-debt crisis.<p>Now, more than a year after he was forced to resign as prime …

World News

France tries to stem damage from failed baby milk recall

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government is scrambling to save face after the alarming failure of a mass recall of baby milk prompted by a salmonella scare.<p>The baby products were still available in hospitals, day cares, pharmacies, and leading supermarkets well after last month's …

Business

At Rome 'Club Med' summit, Greece gets a line on TAP gas to Italy

Click for full view<p>Author<p>By Kostis Geropoulos Energy & Russian Affairs Editor, New Europe<p>Read Next<p>Germany is heading towards another GroKo after …

European News

The Number of Refugees and Migrants Coming to Europe is Now Dropping. Here's Why

By: Joanne Lu on January 11, 2018<p>Two years after sparking an unprecedented humanitarian and political crisis, the largest influx of refugees and …

Refugees

Our 2018 Investment Outlook

An election is taking place in Italy on March 4. We believe this will ultimately turn out to be a non-event.<p>We believe interest rates are heading …

Economy

British press gears up for second Brexit vote

<b>UK</b><p>Several British newspapers were abuzz with the news former UKIP leader Nigel Farage backed another Brexit vote. The Guardian wrote of “hopes raised …

Brexit

Macron tries to sway Trump on Iranian nuclear accord

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron is trying to play world peacemaker, using a phone call with President Donald Trump to insist on the importance of the Iranian nuclear accord and efforts to calm tensions with North Korea.<p>Macron's office said Thursday that Macron stressed to Trump that …

World News

Why Europe will be closely watching Italy’s election

Fans of wild and nasty election campaigns will enjoy the spectacle of Italians going to the polls on March 4. The wide-open election could see the comeback of Silvio Berlusconi, the former prime minister whose outlandish mix of politics and "bunga bunga" partying almost landed him in prison. The …

News

Macron sings praises of Italian prime minister ahead of election

ROME (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron heaped praise on Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Rome on Thursday, less than two months before national elections in Italy that opinion polls say the ruling center-left government will lose.<p>Macron told reporters at the end of a two-day visit to …

World News