Giorgia Meloni

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 Italian prime minister  Giuseppe Conte in the Senate in Rome on Tuesday. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/EPA

Italy’s prime minister has narrowly survived a crunch vote of confidence in his fragile coalition government as the country grapples with twin health (...)

Italy’s prime minister Giuseppe Conte needs to win the support of a majority of Italian senators ahead of a confidence vote in the upper house on Tuesday. Photograph:  Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte will face a crunch parliamentary vote on his future next week as he scrambles to find enough lawmakers to prop u(...)

Italian premier Giuseppe Conte: attacked for his statement over the weekend that the measures would allow Italians to have a “serene” Christmas. Photograph: Roberto Monaldo/LaPresse via AP

A year ago Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte was facing multiple domestic crises and in charge of an unstable government made up of two parties th(...)

League party leader Matteo Salvini addresses the media  in Milan on Monday. Photograph:  Piero Cruciatti/AFP via Getty Images

Matteo Salvini’s anti-migration opposition League party suffered a disappointing round of regional election results in Italy as it failed to win in th(...)

Supporters of proposed legislation that would explicitly recognise discrimination against women and LBGT people demonstrate in Rome on July 16th. Photograph:  Simona Granati/Corbis/Getty Images

Three weeks on from the brutal attack in the Italian city of Pescara that left a young gay man needing reconstructive facial surgery, Lorenzo has join(...)

William Ackman, founder and chief executive officer of Pershing Square, made trades that reaped $2.6bn of profits during March’s coronavirus sell-off. File photograph: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Coronavirus has wreaked havoc on international stock markets in recent months, but some investors – think short-sellers, hedge funds, bargain-hunting (...)

Italy’s deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini. Photograph: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters

Italy’s deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini has condemned as “disgusting” restrictions imposed on women hoping to see the final of the Italian Superc(...)

Leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy party, Giorgia Meloni, arrives  to attend a political rally in Rome on  January 23rd. Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

When Giorgia Meloni was searching for a location to launch her campaign for Italy’s general election, she chose the city of Latina, founded by the fas(...)

Five Star Movement  candidate Virginia Raggi is expected to  win  Sunday’s first round as well as the run-off vote in two weeks’ time. Photograph:  Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

Rome goes to the ballot box this weekend for what may prove to be a landmark mayoral contest. Not only is it probable that this election will mark ano(...)

Enduring  irony: Silvio Berlusconi has managed to turn the forthcoming mayoral contest in Rome on its head, causing problems for his centre-right “rivals” and potentially doing favours to his centre-left “allies”. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images

So, you all thought that media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi was just toast at this stage, not so much yesterday’s man as the day before yesterday’s man? W(...)