Lazio players have been the subject of death threats in the run up to the Italian Cup final against Rome rivals AS Roma. Photograph:  Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters

Today’s Italian Cup final derby between city cousins AS Roma and Lazio was always going to be a hot and heavy affair but the pre-match climate has (...)

Italian prime minister-designate and deputy leader of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) Enrico Letta arrives to speak with reporters at the Quirinale Palace. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Italy’s two month long political stalemate appears to have finally ended following the announcement this evening that Democratic Party (PD) No (...)