Italy’s anti-mafia author Saviano on trial for ‘defaming’ PM
17 November 2022 | 10:13 am
A trial pitting Italy's far-right Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni against writer Roberto Saviano started in Rome. It follows an outburst two years ago by Saviano over Meloni's stance on migrants.
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Algeria will supply "very big volumes of gas" to Italy through a $4 billion deal, President Abdulmadjid Tebboune said on Monday, hailing a "strategic partnership" with Rome during a visit by Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi.
Ships in the Mediterranean Sea rescued stranded migrants trying to reach Europe, with the Italian island of Lampedusa facing a surge in new arrivals. Five migrants have been found dead, however.
Many farmers in the north are on the brink of financial ruin as the region suffers from the worst drought in 70 years. Italy's so-called "golden rice triangle" accounts for half of Europe's rice production. DW's Max Zander reports.
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The Italian and Spanish leagues have lagged behind others in western Europe, until very recently. Italy's top flight is now professionalized while Spain are breaking records. But a referees' strike is a black cloud.
Charismatic right-wing populist Giorgia Meloni is reaching for power in Italy, scoring points with simple messages and nationalist slogans. Her party’s fascist legacy has progressives worried.
With Russia in retreat on the battlefield, Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the stakes on Wednesday with the announcement that Russian reservists would be mobilised and referendums held in areas of Ukraine on joining Russia, all while he made threats to the West.
At the head of a right-wing coalition, far-right Brothers of Italy leader Giorgia Meloni is gearing up to become Italy's new head of government. On the economic front, she'll be faced with rising consumer prices as well as the ongoing issue of national debt.
Giorgia Meloni, leading a center-right coalition, is on track to become Italy's first woman prime minister ever and its first far-right leader since Benito Mussolini. The main center-left group has conceded defeat.
Giorgia Meloni, whose far-right Brothers of Italy triumphed in Sunday’s general election, has succeeded in channelling both the aspirations of conservative voters and resentment of Mario Draghi’s unelected government, without fully renouncing her party’s neo-fascist roots.
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