Italian deputy prime  minister Matteo Salvini addresses a news conference in Rome earlier this week. File photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

Italian deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini said on Friday he would meet coalition partner and leader of the Five Star Movement Luigi Di Maio amid sp(...)

The Autostrade per l’Italia headquarters, in Rome. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP Photo

Italy’s sovereign debt may swell by as much as €9.4 billion if the government goes ahead with plans to nationalise the toll roads run by Atlantia’s un(...)

A general view of the collapsed Morandi Bridge the day after the disaster in Genoa, Italy. Photograph: Alessandro Di Marco/EPA

Rescue workers combed through the rubble of Italy’s bridge collapse on Wednesday as the death toll climbed to 39 and the government blamed the bridge’(...)

A general view of the collapsed Morandi Bridge in  Genoa, Italy. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

At least 35 people were killed when a bridge collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa, police said on Wednesday after firemen worked through the ni(...)

A migrant child gets assistance after the arrival of the MV Lifeline  in the harbour of Valletta, Malta. Photograph: Matthew Mirabelli/AFP/Getty Images

A humanitarian ship that has had about 230 rescued migrants on board for almost a week docked in Malta on Wednesday, ending a standoff with Italy, wh(...)

Workers with the NGO SOS Mediterranee talk to rescued migrants aboard the ship Aquarius on Monday. Photograph: AFP/Karpov/SOS Mediterranee

Italy forged ahead with plans to send hundreds of migrants to Spain in a small naval convoy on Tuesday after shutting its own ports to them, sparking (...)

Search and rescue: some of the migrants picked up in the Mediterranean Sea. Photograph: SOS Mediterranée/AFP

A bitter standoff between Italy and Malta over a boat carrying hundreds of migrants that neither country would allow to dock was resolved on Monday af(...)

5-Star Movement founder Beppe Grillo  addresses the party’s congress last month in Rimini. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Italy’s traditional political parties have pledged to back a new electoral law this week that is seen penalising the anti-establishment 5-Star Movemen(...)