Gulf Times - Luigi-di-Maio
French minister hopes for closer ties with new Italy government

French minister hopes for closer ties with new Italy government

With the arrival of a new government in Rome, France and Italy have a unique chance to strengthen their ties through joint projects and closer cooperation on European matters

France summons Italian envoy after Di Maio's comments on Africa

France summons Italian envoy after Di Maio's comments on Africa

France's foreign ministry on Monday summoned Italy's ambassador following comments by Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio accusing Paris of making Africa poorer and suggesting the European Union should slap sanctions on France.

Italy heads to polls with centre-right ahead but stalemate likely

Italy heads to polls with centre-right ahead but stalemate likely

Italians went to the polls on Sunday in a vote that could bring political gridlock after an election campaign marked by anger over the listless economy, high unemployment and immigration.

Italian populists to unveil 5-Star candidate for PM

Italian populists to unveil 5-Star candidate for PM

Italy's populist 5-Star Movement (M5S) announces its candidate for prime minister Saturday as it braces to attempt a revolutionary shift from protest to ruling party.

Great outdoors beckon for Ethiopia’s Dibaba

Great outdoors beckon for Ethiopia’s Dibaba

Born into athletics royalty in Ethiopia, middle distance runner Genzebe Dibaba is poised to win more glory .