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Italy interior minister and League party leader Matteo Salvini: said there was “no alternative majority” that could work in the Italian parliament. Photograph: Angelo Carconi/EPA

Tensions between Italy’s ruling populist parties have broken out into public recrimination in the run-up to this month’s European elections, rippling (...)

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte, who has told transport minister Armando Siri to  stand down over allegations of graft. Photograph: Zoubeir Souissi/Reuters

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte has intervened in a corruption scandal that has threatened to split the country’s populist coalition. Mr Conte (...)

Mafia boss Marco Di Lauro, pictured in a 2017 Europol brochure, was arrested in Naples, Italy. Photograph: Europol

An Italian mafia “super fugitive”, Marco Di Lauro, has been arrested in Naples after over 14 years on the run. Di Lauro (38) was arrested without a f(...)

Theresa May makes a statement to the House of Commons in London on Brexit on Tuesday. Photograph: Getty Images

British prime minister Theresa May has promised to give MPs a vote on extending Brexit negotiations or withdrawing from the EU without a deal if her p(...)

Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi: “I think the news of the death of Europe at the hand of populism has been greatly exaggerated.”  Photograph: Maurizio Brambatti

Matteo Renzi’s office, in a 16th-century Roman palazzo opposite Italy’s senate, is incongruously decorated with mementos of his time as a jet-setting (...)

 Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte at European Council in Brussels in June, 2018. Photograph: EPA/ Julien Warnand

Leaders of the seven EU Mediterranean countries will gather in Cyprus on Tuesday for a summit on migration, European energy, security, euro zone refor(...)

Davos: the World Economic Forum opens on Tuesday. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty

Monday Indicators: German consumer confidence (Feb), PPI (Dec); US imports and exports (Nov), construction spending (Nov), factory orders (Nov). Tue(...)

Some of the 49 migrants who had been stranded on the ‘Sea-Watch 3’ react towards the media as they disembark from a Maltese patrol boat on Wednesday. Photograph:  Matthew Mirabelli/AFP/Getty Images

The Government has agreed to welcome five unaccompanied minors to Ireland out of a group of migrants who were rescued in recent weeks from the Mediter(...)

A Banca Carige bank branch in Rome.

Italy’s populist leaders just blinked again. Faced with a potential bank failure that could wipe out thousands of depositors in deputy prime minister (...)

Cairn Homes fell 2.2 per cent on the Iseq to €1.18.

European shares rallied on Wednesday as investors welcomed conciliatory talk from US president Donald Trump on trade and became more convinced that Br(...)

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