Italy’s prime minister Mario Draghi during his end-of-year address in Rome on Wednesday. Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Italian prime minister Mario Draghi has admitted that Europe has few tools to deter Russia from a military confrontation with Ukraine as tension mount(...)

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi: Analysts believe he will find it hard to muster the broad support needed for election. Photograph: Piero Cruciatti/AFP

Undeterred by health woes, sex scandals and advanced age, former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is doggedly pursuing a promise he once made (...)

Mario Draghi’s supporters  say, as a technocrat who has not and will not compete in elections, he can make difficult decisions that will pay off in the long term. Photograph: Alessia Pierdomenico/ Bloomberg

In late October Italy’s prime minister, Mario Draghi, took to the stage of a technical institute in southern Italy and told the audience of students t(...)

Children wear face masks in class in a Junior School in Jerusalem. Israel reopened schools, almost two months after they were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Abir Sultan/EPA

Israel lifted many of its coronavirus restrictions and started reopening its economy on Sunday as the country’s vaccination drive and third nationwide(...)

Mario Draghi has said he will make the coronavirus vaccine programme a priority. File photograph: Getty

Former head of the European Central Bank (ECB) chief Mario Draghi took charge of Italy’s new government on Friday and unveiled a cabinet that mixed un(...)

Mario Draghi. Photograph: Angelo Carcon/EPA

Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement said on Monday it would consult members on whether it should back a government led by former European Ce(...)

Head of the Lega Nord (Northern League) party and senator Matteo Salvini. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP via Getty

Italy’s League leader Matteo Salvini said the right-wing party would decide next week whether to back a government led by Mario Draghi but common grou(...)

Former head of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi looks on at the Quirinal palace after a meeting with the Italian president in Rome on Wednesday. Photograph: Alessandra Tarantino/ AFP via Getty Images

It is both its strength and fundamental weakness that the technocratic government which Mario Draghi is attempting to form in Italy will be “above” po(...)

Former president of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi called for national unity ahead of consultations with Italy’s political parties. Photograph:   Alessandra Tarantino/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Former president of the European Central Bank Mario Draghi has accepted a request from Italy’s president to form a new coalition government as the cou(...)

 Giuseppe Conte: Few observers expected him to last in a country famed for its unstable coalitions.  Photograph:  Italian prime minister’s press office/AFP via Getty Images

Italy’s prime minister Giuseppe Conte has resigned in an escalation of the political instability that has enveloped the country as it battles both the(...)

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