Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister-designate, talks to reporters after a meeting with President Giorgio Napolitano at the Quirinale Palace in Rome. Mr Renzi said on Monday he would begin official consultations to form a new government in the next 24 hours and expected to lay out a programme of reforms to be completed in the next few months
Ahmet Uzümcü, director-general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, holds a press conference in Rome. Mr Uzümcü voiced concern about reports from the Syrian government of attacks on two chemical facilities but said they could not be independently verified. A UN-backed plan to destroy Syria‘s 1,290-tonne declared chemical weapons arsenal has been delayed by the fighting raging across the country
Firemen take part in a demonstration of Italian trade unions Cobas and Usb against austerity measures and European politics. Thousands of people protested against economic austerity in Rome today as partial transport strikes across the country cancelled dozens of flights and snarled buses and trains.
Italian center-right leader Silvio Berlusconi attends a Senate meeting as Italy’s Prime Minister Enrico Letta calls for a confidence vote in Rome. Letta said on Wednesday that the government’s survival must be separated from the legal troubles of Berlusconi and that its collapse could be “fatal” for the country.
A bride poses for photos in front of the Pantheon in Rome, Italy on Friday. Read more
A biker rides his motorcycles in front of St. Peter’s square during the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary event in Rome. Read more
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The coffin of seven-time Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti is carried inside the church during his private funeral on Tuesday in Rome. Andreotti, a Machiavellian seven-time Italian prime minister who dominated the political scene for decades, died on Monday aged 94
A man lies on the ground detained by police after a shootout outside the prime minister’s office at Palazzo Chigi, in Rome on Sunday. Reports say two paramilitary police officers were shot and wounded as new leader Enrico Letta was sworn in about 1km away. Read more