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Giuseppe Conte: as well as his New York University claims he also said he enhanced his legal studies at Yale University in New Haven, Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, the Sorbonne in Paris and Cambridge University in the UK

The nomination of Giuseppe Conte to serve as prime minister of the incoming populist government of Italy was hit by doubts after questions arose about(...)

Matteo Salvini (left), leader of the far-right League party, and Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella in Rome in April. Photographs:  Tiziana Fabi and Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Eleven weeks after an inconclusive election, Italy is close to having a new government that will bring upheaval at home and inject new tensions into t(...)

The nascent Italian coalition parties proposed Giuseppe Conte (above), a little-known 53-year-old professor who  hardly any political experience, as prime minister for the alliance.

Italian bond markets were hit hard in heavy trading volumes on Monday as investors prepared for heightened political uncertainty while the nascent coa(...)

Giuseppe Conte, a civil lawyer and academic, who has been proposed by the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right League as Italy’s new prime minister.

Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right League have proposed Giuseppe Conte, a civil lawyer and academic, as the country’s new(...)

Anti-establishment  Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio and   far-right League party leader Matteo Salvini: expected to meet President Sergio Mattarella on Monday. Photographs: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

Italy’s two anti-establishment parties on Friday promised to ramp up spending in a programme for a new coalition government, putting them on a collisi(...)

epaItaly’s Five Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio is surrounded by the media as he leaves  the parliament building   in Rome on Wednesday. Photograph: Giuseppe Lami/EPA

Italy’s two anti-establishment parties agreed the basis for a governing accord on Thursday that would slash taxes, ramp up welfare spending and pose (...)

Five-Star Movement leader Luigi Di Maio: with League leader Matteo  Salvini he denied disagreements over who should be premier were to blame for the delay in reaching a coalition pact. Photograph: Riccardo Antimiani/ANSA via AP

Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right League won more time on Monday to put together a government, amid suggestions they wer(...)

  Five-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio arrives to address the media after a meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella  .Photograph: Angelo Carconi/EPA

For years, debt investors have feared a populist government taking power in a large European country. Now, with a deal likely to be struck in Italy (...)

Matteo Salvini, leader of Eurosceptic party League and Silvio Berlusconi, leader of the Forza Italia party: “We will evaluate the government that is created, supporting any measures that are useful for Italians,” tweeted Mr Berlusconi. Photograph: Giulio Napolitano/Bloomberg

The anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the far-right League have moved closer to forming a Eurosceptic government in Italy after Silvio Berlusc(...)

Matteo Renzi, then Democratic Party (PD) leader, waves during the party’s final rally, in Florence, ahead of the March 4th general election. Photograph:  Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Matteo Renzi had remained conspicuously silent in the immediate aftermath of the bruising election defeat that populist rivals inflicted on his centre(...)

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