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 League leader Matteo Salvini in the Italian Senate in Rome on Wednesday. Photograph: Riccardo Antimiani/EPA

Italy’s senate has voted to strip Matteo Salvini, leader of the right-wing League party, of his legal immunity, paving the way for the former interior(...)

The leader of Italy’s far-right Lega party, Matteo Salvini. File photograph: Flavio Lo Scalzo/Reuters

The Italian coalition which took office in 2018, bringing together Luigi Di Maio’s populist Five Star Movement (M5S) and Matteo Salvini’s far-right Le(...)

Leader of Italy’s far-right League party Matteo Salvini in Bologna on Monday. He said he was happy to have run a competitive campaign in a region that has voted for the left since the end of the second World War. Photograph: Flavio Lo Scalzo/Reuters

Matteo Salvini’s attempt to trigger a crisis for Italy’s coalition government by seizing control of the left-wing region of Emilia-Romagna has failed (...)

Luigi di Maio’s unintentional legacy may have been to channel voters towards the far-right League party, led by Matteo Salvini. Photograph: Guglielmo Mangiapane/Reuters

Luigi Di Maio, the youthful but stern-looking face of the Five Star Movement, propelled the grassroots movement to power by capitalising on anti-estab(...)

Josep Borrell, the EU’s high representative for foreign and security policy, attends a foreign affairs meeting at the EU headquarters in Brussels. Photograph: John Thys/AFP  via Getty Images

EU foreign ministers have agreed to EU military and naval missions to war-torn Libya to help implement Sunday’s Berlin landmark peace agreement. The (...)

League party leader Matteo Salvini during an anti-government demonstration in Rome last October. Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

When Alan Fabbri was growing up near the northern Italian city of Ferrara in the 1990s he engaged in an act of teenage rebellion that surprised his fr(...)

 A ‘sardines’ supporter is seen during a rally by the grassroots movement in Rome, Italy. Photograph: Angelo Carconi/EPA

Tens of thousands of people joined a demonstration in central Rome on Saturday organised by a grassroots movement known as “the sardines”, launched on(...)

A man sits on steps of Museo Correr as water floods into St Mark’s Square. Photograph: Alberto Lingria/Reuters

For Simone Tagliapietra, climate change is personal. Yes, climate change is about disappearing islands in the Pacific, the desertification of Africa, (...)

Matteo Salvini said recently that the euro was “absolutely irreversible”. The leader of Italy’s League party is not the only populist in Europe to hav(...)

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Thirteen former bankers from Monte dei Paschi di Siena, Nomura and Deutsche Bank were sentenced to jail on Friday after a case that shook Italy’s esta(...)

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