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Italy ex-PM Renzi says leaving Democratic Party

Rome - Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi announced Tuesday that he was leaving the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) to form his own party, potentially destabilising the days-old ruling coalition.

Italy ex-premier Renzi returns to take on 'the other Matteo'

Rome - Matteo Renzi, one-time darling of the Italian centre-left, has made a relatively humble but significant return to politics to take on "the other Matteo", far-right leader Matteo Salvini.

Recession if Italy holds snap elections: ex-PM Renzi

Rome - Snap elections called for by far-right leader Matteo Salvini would plunge Italy into recession, former Democratic Party (PD) premier Matteo Renzi warned Tuesday, calling instead for a transitional government.

Renzi: Italian left's down and out former darling

Rome - Former Italian prime minster Matteo Renzi was once the darling of Italian politics but on Monday announced his resignation as head of the ruling centre-left Democratic Party after an embarrassingly low result in Sunday's election.

Steady hand Gentiloni rises above Italy firebrands and his old boss

Rome - Unflashy Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni has conquered the centre ground so coveted by former premier Matteo Renzi, becoming more popular than the anti-immigrant firebrands dominating the headlines in the general election campaign -- and even hi...

Matteo Renzi, the politician Italians love to hate

Rome - Matteo Renzi, Italy's outspoken former premier has succeeded in rubbing almost everyone in the country up the wrong way, an alarming change in fortune for a man who just a few years ago was considered the darling of Italian politics.

Matteo Renzi, a reformer ready to seize a second chance

Rome - Matteo Renzi, the former Italian premier who regained control of his centre-left ruling party on Sunday, appears ready to live up to his reputation as an ambitious leader trying to revamp Italy's gridlocked political system.

Italy's leftwing rebels abandon Renzi for new party

Rome - Rebels from Italy's ruling party, who quit in defiance of former prime minister Matteo Renzi, struck out on their own on Saturday founding a movement they hailed as a "renewal" for left-wing politics.

Italy's Renzi triggers party leadership contest

Rome - Italy's ex-prime minister Matteo Renzi resigned as head of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) on Sunday, triggering a leadership battle as the country's ruling party grapples with the threat of a split.

Italy's Renzi triggers party leadership contest

Rome - Italy's ex-prime minister Matteo Renzi resigned as head of the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) on Sunday, kicking off a leadership battle as the country's ruling party grapples with the threat of a schism.

Renzi launches comeback bid with party leadership move

Rome - Former Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Monday launched a comeback bid with a move to reassert his authority over his fractious Democratic Party before an election due in the next year.

Italy's Renzi admits referendum mistakes

Rome - Italy's former prime minister Matteo Renzi said Sunday he made a mistake by "politicising" a referendum on constitutional reform that saw him bundled out of office last week.

Political lifer Matteo Renzi is unwilling to let go

Rome - Start spreading the news: like Frank Sinatra during his extended swansong, Matteo Renzi is saying farewell with no intention of going anywhere.

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi formally resigns

Rome - Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi formally resigned Wednesday, a spokesman for the president said, stepping down after a bruising referendum defeat and kicking off a period of political uncertainty in the eurozone's third largest economy.

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.

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.

Renzi says he will quit if 'No' wins in referendum

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Thursday he would not head a technical government tasked with preparing a snap election if the "No" vote wins in a constitutional referendum next month.

Renzi sees no 'major disasters' if Italy reform referendum fails

Washington - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Tuesday he did not anticipate any "major disasters" if a December 4 referendum on constitutional reform were to fail.

Italian Prime Minister dismisses Rome 2024 chances

Milan - Italy Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said he believes Rome's hopes of relaunching their ailing bid to host the 2024 Olympics are over, two days after a resounding 'No' by the city's mayor.

EU cuts Italy 'unprecedented' slack on budget rules

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Tuesday claimed victory in his budget battle with Brussels after the EU granted Rome "unprecedented" leeway on the application of deficit rules for 2016.

Italy clouds overshadow Renzi's second anniversary

Rome - Bullish and boyish in equal measure, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is not shy about blowing his own trumpet.

Italian PM Renzi compares EU to sinking ship

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has stepped up his war of words with Brussels by comparing the European Union to the orchestra that kept on playing as the Titanic sunk to the bottom of the Atlantic.

Italy approves electoral law to end revolving door governments

Rome - Italy's parliament on Monday approved a radical new electoral law designed to ensure the country's elections always produce governments with working majorities.

Italy set to vote on radical overhaul of electoral system

Rome - Italy's parliament was set Monday to approve a radical new electoral law designed to end decades of political instability by ensuring that elections always produce governments with working majorities.

Italy PM says riots will not ruin Milan Expo

Milan - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi warned Saturday that stone-throwing protesters who clashed with police in Milan during the Expo 2015 opening would not ruin the world fair.

Renzi calls critics' bluff with Italy electoral reform move

Rome - Amid chaotic scenes in parliament, Italy's centre-left government on Tuesday announced a confidence vote over proposals for a radical overhaul of the electoral system aimed at producing stable governments.

A happy first anniversary for Italy's baby-faced PM

Rome - In football terms, Matteo Renzi looks more like a scuffling midfielder than a predatory striker.Politically, Italy's baby-faced prime minister knows exactly where the goal is and how to find it.

McCain Campaign Co-Chair Joins Statistic of Scandals Within GOP

Republican Representative Rick Renzi of Arizona joins the statistics of scandals that have surrounded the Republican Party ever since 2006 where a list of scandals was discovered. Renzi is charged for wire fraud and money laundering.
 

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