Italian president Sergio Mattarella, left, meets League leader Matteo Salvini in Rome. Photograph: Paolo Giandotti/Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters

The leader of Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) has said he is striving for “a solid majority” with the centre-left Democratic Party(...)

Marine Le Pen at a meeting in Saint-Ebremond-de-Bonfosse. Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images

With the party’s history returning to haunt Le Pen, the RN leader talks about anti-Semitism, the gilets jaunes and her plan to undermine Brussels f(...)

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte speaks at the end of a night of negotiation on migration during an European Council summit in Brussels.Photograph: EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

Patrick Smyth and Pat Leahy in Brussels Following marathon talks last night in Brussels EU leaders finally signed off on a compromise package of migr(...)