Italy’s minister for integration Cecile Kyenge. Photograph: AFP

    An Italian politician has likened the country’s first black minister, Cecile Kyenge, to a prostitute in the latest of a ba(...)

Mario Borghezio, who was expelled from the Eurosceptic Europe of Freedom and Democracy group of the European Parliament yesterday. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

An Italian member of the European Parliament was expelled from the Eurosceptic Europe of Freedom and Democracy group yesterday for what its co-leader(...)

Italian minister for integration Cecile Kyenge who said yesterday she would not let racist insults and hostile reaction to her appointment distract her from her goals to foster a greater sense of community and integration. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

Italy’s first black minister has responded to a barrage of sexist and racial insults by saying she is proud to be black and that Italy is not r(...)