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Italy’s Government Faces a Confidence Vote Where Nothing Is Certain

ROME — Earlier this month, Matteo Salvini, the surging leader of Italy’s anti-migrant League party, announced…

Salvini’s Standoff at Sea Highlights Italy’s War on Rescue Ships

ROME — It has become a ritual under Italy’s anti-migrant government. A rescue ship packed with…

Italy’s Most Powerful Populist Rules From the Beach

SABAUDIA, Italy — Like a nationalist gone wild, Matteo Salvini took off his shirt, picked up…

Italy’s Parliament Backs Rail Link as Nationalist League Party Comes Out on Top

ROME — The construction of a high-speed rail link between Italy and France — an issue…

U.S. Student Said to Confess to Killing Italian Policeman

ROME — A 19-year-old American student has confessed to killing a policeman in central Rome, in…

As Extreme Heat Becomes New Normal in Europe, Governments Scramble to Respond

PARIS — In France, a once uncommon word is increasingly on people’s lips: “canicule,” or heat…

About 150 Migrants Drown in Shipwreck Off Libya

ROME — About 150 migrants seeking to reach Europe drowned in a shipwreck off the coast…

65 Migrants Picked Up in the Mediterranean. Then the Political Games Began.

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Italy’s Government Parties Are Feuding, but Leaders Agree to Talk

After days of mounting political tension, the leading players in Italy’s bickering coalition government tried to…

Audio Suggests Secret Plan for Russians to Fund Party of Italy’s Salvini

ROME — Over clanking coffee cups at Moscow’s luxurious Metropol hotel in October last year, a…

Ship Captain Who Landed Migrants in Italy Sails Into Political Storm

As she guided a ship carrying 40 rescued, increasingly desperate migrants into port on the island…

Italy Arrests Captain of Ship That Rescued Dozens of Migrants at Sea

ROME — A protracted standoff between a ship carrying rescued migrants and the Italian government ended…

As Pope Francis Champions Migrants, Some Cardinals Court the Far Right

VATICAN CITY — When the far-right Italian politician Matteo Salvini declared that despite being a first-class…

European Union Warns Italy to Reduce Spending and Borrowing

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s impatience with the populist government of Italy and its free-spending ways…

Italy’s Prime Minister Delivers Ultimatum to Warring Coalition Partners

Italy’s leading political powers may not have Giuseppe Conte to push around anymore. That was the…