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Is Italy’s Prime Minister Looking for a Backup Job?

ROME — Giuseppe Conte, finding himself in a traditionally precarious job, sought to avoid putting all his eggs in one professional basket by pursuing a fallback position as a teacher in a Rome university. The twist: The basket in question Read more…


Star Athlete Is Injured in Egg Attack, and Italy Debates ‘a Racism Emergency’

“They tell you, ‘Oh, the monster is here, there is a monster, here is the monster, there is the monster,’” Ms. Osakue said. “So you think the first person who comes in that door is a monster, so you attack Read more…


This Italian Town Once Welcomed Migrants. Now, It’s a Symbol for Right-Wing Politics

MACERATA, Italy — At the end of his shooting rampage as the police closed in, Luca Traini climbed the steps of a Fascist-era monument, wrapped himself in an Italian flag and straightened his arm in a Fascist salute. He had Read more…


Italian Minister Moves to Count and Expel Roma, Drawing Outrage

Italian news organizations noted on Tuesday that whenever Mr. Conte was about to step out on the international stage, as he did in Berlin on Monday, Mr. Salvini managed to steal the limelight. The interior minister’s comments on the Roma Read more…


Italy’s New Populist Leaders Vow to Deliver on Campaign Promises

The mayor of Pozzallo, Roberto Ammatuna, disputed Mr. Salvini’s claim that Sicily had become “a refugee camp of Europe.” The mayor retorted, “Here there are beaches” and tourists. The Five Star Movement became Parliament’s largest party thanks in large part Read more…


Italy’s Populists May Give Talks Another Shot, as Uncertainty Lingers

But Paolo Savona, the euroskeptic economics minister Mr. Salvini had insisted on, and whom Mr. Mattarella refused to accept, remained a sticking point. “It is stunning that Paolo Savona, a person of great cultural depth and political sensitivity, still hasn’t Read more…