Paolo Gentiloni

Trump's advisers reportedly pulled a fast one on him to prevent another international blow-up at the NATO summit

• <b>Ahead of the NATO summit in July, President Donald Trump's advisers were worried about another clash like the one that took place at the G7 in early June.</b>• <b><br>To head off a potential showdown, White House advisers pushed NATO officials to finish a final agreement before the summit even began.</b>• <b><br>Trump was</b> …

Donald Trump

Controversial Turin-Lyon railway divides Italy

The controversial high-speed railway line proposed between Lyon and Turin has returned to the centre of Italy's poliical debate.<p>A new tunnel being built on the western side of the Alps, from now until 2029, is dividing opinion amongst the new Italian coalition Government.<p>Far-right party Lega Nord …

Italy

Italy may head back to election as soon as July 29 - sources

ROME, May 29 (Reuters) - Italy’s Prime Minister-designate Carlo Cottarelli is considering giving up his mandate to form a government to open the way for an election as early as July 29, two party sources said on Tuesday.<p>Such a move would require President Sergio Mattarella to dissolve parliament in …

Italy

Italy's PM says Iran nuclear deal should be maintained

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy’s Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Tuesday the Iran nuclear agreement must be preserved, after President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the 2015 accord and to reimpose economic sanctions on Tehran.<p>FILE PHOTO: Italy's Prime Minister Paolo …

World News

Migration must be top EU priority: Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni

By IANS<p>BUCHAREST: Italy has tried hard to manage migration from Africa, the Middle East and Asia -- a "long-term" phenomenon that must be a top …

Middle East

Italy will not take part in any military action in Syria - statement

ROME (Reuters) - Italy will not have any direct role in an eventual Western military attack against the Syrian government, but it will provide logistical support to its allies, the prime minister’s office said on Thursday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Italy’s Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni arrives at a European …

Middle East

Bank of Italy sees economic growth slowing slightly in first quarter

ROME (Reuters) - The Bank of Italy said on Friday economic growth and industrial output probably slowed during the first three months of the year compared with the end of 2017.<p>“During the first quarter of this year, gross domestic product probably continued to expand, though at a slower rate than …

Economics

Italy elects parliament speakers, kicks off govt transition

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni formally resigned Saturday following the election of new parliament speakers, but was immediately asked …

Europe

The Latest: Merkel keen to avoid harmful trade 'spiral'

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Union's summit of leaders (all times local):<p>3:35 p.m.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel says it's important …

Business

The Latest: EU recalls envoy for consultations on spy attack

MOSCOW (AP) — The latest on the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain (all times local):<p>3:30 a.m.<p>The European Union is recalling its ambassador …

Russia

Sen. Thad Cochran to resign April 1

Sen. Thad Cochran, a Republican from Mississippi and the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has announced his intent to resign April 1, …

Politics

Trump admin. to consider elephant trophy imports on 'case-by-case' basis

The Trump administration plans to grant and deny permits for importing trophies of elephants hunted in Zimbabwe and Zambia on a case by case basis, …

Politics

Coming this fall: "nutrition labels" for news

The Baltimore Sun is the alma mater of some of history's most famous political journalists, and had its agenda-setting coverage featured on "The …

Business

Reddit says U.S. users "unwittingly" shared Russian propaganda

Though it's largely remained outside the spotlight on this topic, Reddit said on Monday that Russian propaganda related to the last presidential …

Politics

Video game group ahead of Trump meeting: "Video games are plainly not the issue"

President Trump and the video game industry's trade group, the Entertainment Software Association, will be meeting on Thursday to discuss gun safety …

Politics

Saudi tech chief lauds U.S. carbon tax credit

HOUSTON -- A recently passed U.S. law supporting projects capturing carbon emissions from fossil-fuel facilities will drive development of the …

Energy

Topless protester confronts Silvio Berlusconi during Italian election

A topless activist has confronted former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi at a polling station during the national election.<p>As Mr Berlusconi …

Silvio Berlusconi

As Italy votes, Europe fears populist, euroskeptic gains

Italians were voting Sunday in one of the most uncertain elections in years and one that could determine if Italy succumbs to the populist, euroskeptic and far-right sentiment that has swept through Europe.<p>Many waited in line for more than an hour to vote, only to then be baffled by confusing …

World News

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Business<p>Terry Davidson expects to be farming long after the US-China trade tariffs that took effect Friday become a distant memory. The Illinois …

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Italy's League, 5-Star vie for power after inconclusive vote

ROME (Reuters) - Two anti-establishment leaders made early plays to govern Italy on Monday, triggering concern in the euro zone following an inconclusive election where voters shunted mainstream parties to the sidelines.<p>With the euro zone's third-largest economy seemingly facing prolonged political …

Europe

Italy Populists Break Establishment Grip, Quest for Power Opens

Italy’s anti-establishment groups surged in Sunday’s election as voters punished the mainstream parties for years of economic decline, rising taxes …

Europe

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Science<p>Scientists create embryos, hope to save near-extinct rhinoMonths after the death of Sudan, the world's last male northern white rhino, …

Europe

The Latest: Brexiteer Farage notes anti-EU showing in Italy

ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italy's national election on Sunday (all times local):<p>5:20 a.m.<p>British politician Nigel Farage, a driving force behind his …

World News

Obama chief: McConnell wanted "watered down" Russia response

Denis McDonough, Barack Obama's former chief of staff, told Chuck Todd in a "Meet the Press" interview that Mitch McConnell blocked a more robust …

Politics

Putin denies ordering meddling, says he'll "never" extradite Russians

Russian President Vladimir Putin, interviewed by Megyn Kelly for NBC's "Meet the Press", said the 13 Russians who have been indicted by Special …

Politics

Mueller's wide scope: how money flows in D.C.

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's interviews with George Nader — adviser to the UAE, and White House visitor in Bannon days — show the probe may …

Politics

Surge in Democratic midterm candidates, by the numbers

Here's the number of candidates who had filed with the FEC by Dec. 31 to run for Congress (House and Senate), via WashPost's Paul Kane.<p><b>2017:</b> 1,218 …

Politics

Gridiron jokes from Tom Cotton and Mitch Landrieu

The white-tie Gridiron Club dinner traditionally has a speaker from each party, and both of last night's headliners are future presidential …

Politics

Stage set for Xi's power grab

Above is a fisheye-lens view of the opening ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) at the Great Hall of the …

Geopolitics

Election projections point to euroskeptic shift in Italy

ROME (AP) — A rival pair of populist and stridently anti-European Union political forces surged in Italy's election for Parliament, but without …

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