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Italy's Renzi to quit after budget

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi formally resigned after a crushing referendum defeat that has sent shockwaves around Europe -- though his departure will be delayed by a final task, passing a budget.

Italy's Matteo Renzi falls as swiftly as he rose

Rome - In the end, Matteo Renzi's fall was even quicker than his remarkably rapid rise to the summit of Italian politics.

Eurosceptics delight as Italy's Renzi quits

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi prepared to hand in his resignation Monday after suffering a ruinous referendum defeat cheered by populist leaders but sparking fresh jitters in Europe.

Populists cheer as Italy's Renzi packs his bags

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said his goodbyes Monday after a ruinous referendum defeat that was cheered by populist leaders and sent shockwaves rippling around Europe.

Italy's Renzi quits after crushing referendum defeat

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation on Monday, hours after it was confirmed he had suffered a crushing defeat in a referendum on constitutional reform.

Renzi facing exit as polls point to Italy referendum defeat

Rome - Matteo Renzi's time as Italy's prime minister appeared to be over Sunday as exit polls indicated voters had overwhelmingly rejected constitutional reform proposals on which he had staked his future.

Massive turnout as Italy referendum battle enters final hours

Rome - Italians voted in huge numbers Sunday in a high-stakes constitutional referendum that will decide the fate of Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and has left the rest of Europe braced for the fallout.

Media silence on eve of Italy's crunch referendum

Rome - Media silence was imposed across Italy Saturday on the eve of a constitutional referendum crucial for Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who has staked his future on the government reforms.

Final pitches as Italy referendum battle heads to wire

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi headed into a constitutional referendum this weekend insisting he could still win his fight for political survival.

Italy's referendum: facts

Rome - Key facts behind Italy's referendum on constitutional changes this Sunday:- What is proposed?

Italy's Renzi next to be swept aside by 2016 populist wave?

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi heads into a career-defining constitutional referendum this weekend hoping a last-minute turnaround in voter sentiment will help him hold on to power.

The economy, stupid: how growth woes shape Italy referendum

Rome - The way Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tells it, there is no economic case for him to quit, as he has vowed to do if he loses Sunday's referendum on constitutional reform.

Renzi seeks to ease meltdown fears in referendum countdown

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi attempted Monday to calm fears of a financial meltdown after an upcoming referendum on which he has staked his political future.

Italy's top chef, celebrities back Renzi on referendum

Rome - Italy's top chef and over 80 other celebrities including tenor Andrea Bocelli and Oscar-winning director Paolo Sorrentino backed PM Matteo Renzi's constitutional reform bid on Sunday.

Head of Italy's Northern League says candidate for PM

Rome - The leader of Italy's populist Northern League declared his candidacy Saturday for prime minister, a month before a constitutional referendum which has put the government on the line."If I am asked, I am there.

Italy referendum pits nostalgia against the future

Florence - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Sunday described next month's constitutional referendum as a battle between "nostalgia and the future".

New Dutch referendum looms targeting EU-Canada pact

Den Haag - Dutch activists said Saturday they have garnered nearly two-thirds of the signatures needed to force the government to hold a referendum on the new EU-Canada trade pact, in what may prove a fresh setback to the deal.

I.Coast constitutional referendum passes, opponents cry foul

Abidjan - An opposition-boycotted referendum to change Ivory Coast's constitution has easily passed, electoral officials said, but opponents swiftly dismissed the vote as fraudulent.

Scuffles as I.Coast votes on divisive constitution

Abidjan - Ivorians voted Sunday to determine the fate of constitutional changes the president says will help end years of unrest but which have alarmed the opposition, with scuffles erupting at dozens of polling stations.The package put to the country's 6.

Ivory Coast votes on divisive new constitution

Abidjan - Ivory Coast goes to the polls on Sunday to vote on constitutional changes that President Alassane Ouattara says will help to end years of instability and unrest linked to the vexed issue of "Ivorian-ness".

Iceland seeks 'closure' over stalled EU membership talks

Reykjav - A possible victory for Iceland's leftwing and centrist opposition in Saturday's snap election has brought the issue of stalled European Union membership talks back to life.

Maduro, opponents trade 'coup' charges in Venezuela crisis

Caracas - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused the opposition-majority legislature Tuesday of staging a "parliamentary coup" after lawmakers voted to put him on trial amid a tense political and economic crisis.

Venezuela opposition challenges govt dialogue plan

Caracas - Venezuela's government proposed talks to ease the country's political crisis after Pope Francis intervened, but an opposition leader branded it a ploy by President Nicolas Maduro to cling to power.

Venezuela opposition challenges govt dialogue plan

Caracas - Venezuela's government proposed talks to ease the country's political crisis after Pope Francis intervened, but an opposition leader branded it a ploy by President Nicolas Maduro to cling to power.

Venezuela opposition challenges govt dialogue plan

Caracas - Venezuela's government proposed talks to ease the country's political crisis after Pope Francis intervened, but an opposition leader branded it a ploy by President Nicolas Maduro to cling to power.

Venezuela rivals agree to crisis talks

Caracas - Venezuela's government and opposition agreed Monday to launch talks in the hope of settling the political crisis in a volatile country stricken by food shortages.

Venezuela rivals agree to crisis talks

Caracas - Venezuela's government and opposition agreed Monday to launch talks in the hope of settling the political crisis in a volatile country stricken by food shortages.

Venezuela rivals agree to crisis talks

Caracas - Venezuela's government and opposition agreed Monday to launch talks in the hope of settling the political crisis in a volatile country stricken by food shortages.

Venezuelan assembly declares 'coup' by Maduro govt

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition-majority legislature declared Sunday that President Nicolas Maduro's government had committed a coup d'etat by blocking a referendum on removing him from power, vowing mass protests and international pressure.

Venezuela opposition resists as recall vote nixed

Caracas - Venezuela's opposition Friday urged "resistance" after the government blocked its efforts to force a recall vote on President Nicolas Maduro, but vowed peaceful action to keep a political crisis from erupting into violence.
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