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  • Italy's oft-squabbling lawmakers try to pick a new president in test of Renzi's leadership

    Italian lawmakers were casting ballots Thursday for a new president in a test of Premier Matteo Renzi's ability to rally his fractured party behind a candidate who would also be palatable to opposition leader Silvio Berlusconi, whose support is needed for the government's ambitious reform agenda.
  • Italy's president resigns, setting off search among squabbling politicians

    Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano has resigned as promised, less than two years after accepting an unprecedented second term as head of state because squabbling lawmakers couldn't agree on a successor. The Quirinal presidential palace said...

    Italy president resigns; voting on successor to start on Jan. 29

    ROME A presidential election race was opened in Italy on Wednesday, as incumbent Giorgio Napolitano, 89, cut short his current mandate, which came at the tail end of a record-length tenure. His decision formalized a move he announced two weeks ago,...

    Italy to look for new president as Napolitano resigns

    ROME A presidential election race was opened in Italy on Wednesday, as incumbent Giorgio Napolitano cut short his mandate after a record-length tenure, formalizing a move he announced two weeks ago citing the strains of old age. Letters of resignation...

    Draghi: Risk of ECB failing its mandate higher than 6 mths ago - paper

    European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the risk of the central bank not fulfilling its mandate of preserving price stability was higher now than half a year ago, and reiterated its readiness to act early this year should it become necessary....