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Berlusconi seeks delay of hearing

ROME, April 16 (UPI) -- Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi asked Tuesday for a court hearing to be postponed so he can vote in the presidential election.
Berlusconi says he would support center-left candidate to end deadlock

Berlusconi says he would support center-left candidate to end deadlock

ROME, April 12 (UPI) -- Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says he may back a Democratic Party presidential candidate if the center-left party teams up with his party.

Italy pardons U.S. defendant in CIA case

ROME, April 6 (UPI) -- Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has pardoned a retired U.S. Air Force officer convicted in Italy in the abduction of a Muslim cleric.

Italy: Napolitano not stepping down early

ROME, March 30 (UPI) -- Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, whose term expires in May, said Saturday he will not step down early as a way to end a political deadlock in his country.
Berlusconi calls for coalition

Berlusconi calls for coalition

ROME, March 29 (UPI) -- Italian center-right leader Silvio Berlusconi called on center-left President Giorgio Napolitano to form a ruling coalition between the two leaders' parties.
Italy's Parliament deadlocked on leaders

Italy's Parliament deadlocked on leaders

ROME, March 15 (UPI) -- The three largest parties in Italy failed to agree on candidates for speakers of the Parliament at the opening of the legislative session Friday.

Napolitano seeks new government for Italy

ROME, March 8 (UPI) -- Italy urgently requires a new government due to its economic crisis, President Giorgio Napolitano said Friday.

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Stomach bug cancels Queen's trip to Wales

Stomach bug cancels Queen's trip to Wales

LONDON, March 2 (UPI) -- Queen Elizabeth II canceled a visit to Wales Saturday after she came down with gastroenteritis, Buckingham Palace says.

Napolitano: Italy not without a govemment

BERLIN, March 1 (UPI) -- The president of Italy said Friday the country is not without a government despite the mixed results of this week's parliamentary elections.

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Pope on retreat before stepping down

VATICAN CITY, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI will be on a spiritual retreat and not receiving visitors until five days before he steps down as pontiff, the Vatican said Monday.
Obama: Italy's Napolitano 'visionary'

Obama: Italy's Napolitano 'visionary'

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Friday called Italian President Giorgio Napolitano "a visionary leader" who has helped promote "greater unification" for Europe.

Vatican says change Italy citizenship law

ROME, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- The Vatican supports proposed changes in Italian law to allow automatic citizenship to children born to immigrant parents in Italy, a church official said.

Monti says 'complaining doesn't help'

ROME, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Outgoing Italian Premier Mario Monti took to Twitter to tell people that "complaining does not help," and instead they need to "engage in politics."

Report: Monti set to resign

ROME, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti was set to resign upon approval of the country's 2013 budget law, ANSA reported.

Italian P.M. Monti resigns

ROME, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, who lost the blessing of Silvio Berlusconi's PDL party, announced his resignation Saturday .

Italian leader lauds U.S. national pride

ROME, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Italians should use the United States as a model on the importance of a strong national identity and pride, President Giorgio Napolitano said Wednesday.

Manslaughter verdict in earthquake trial

L'AQUILA, Italy, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Six Italian scientists have been sentenced to prison over a deadly 2009 earthquake, with prosecutors arguing they made falsely reassuring statements.

Italian lawmaker admits anonymous libel

ROME, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- A conservative Italian lawmaker admitted Thursday that he wrote an anonymous anti-abortion article that led to an editor receiving a 14-month prison sentence.
Berlusconi: President should be elected

Berlusconi: President should be elected

ROME, May 25 (UPI) -- Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said the country's president should be elected by citizens rather than be appointed by Parliament.

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Economy and political parties pressured

ROME, April 17 (UPI) -- Amid concern over the Milan stock market, Italy's political parties have been come under fire following a spate of corruption uncovered by the government.

Italy angered by botched British rescue of Nigeria hostages

ROME, March 9 (UPI) -- A botched British rescue of two European hostages in Nigeria that led to the deaths of both captives has angered Italy and sparked a war of words between Rome and London.

Rome's Chinese immigrants demand security

ROME, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- The slaying of a bar owner and his infant daughter in Rome illustrates increasing security risks for Chinese immigrants living in Italy, advocates say.
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