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Revellers dance, march and sing through the tear gas at Sicilian anti-G7, anti-Trump protest

Revellers dance, march and sing through the tear gas at Sicilian anti-G7, anti-Trump protest

Matthew ClayfieldMay 29, 20173 Comments

They marched without masks. They marched without bandanas. Freelance journalist Matthew Clayfield. reports.

It's hard out there for a populist: Italy's comedian-led political party struggles to find its feet

It's hard out there for a populist: Italy's comedian-led political party struggles to find its feet

Charles RichardsonJan 11, 20172 Comments

Populist parties love to represent themselves as rule-breaking mavericks. But wherever they win office, they find themselves invariably having to work with established actors in order to get anything done.

Spectre of right-wing populism haunts Europe as Italy, Austria went to the polls

Spectre of right-wing populism haunts Europe as Italy, Austria went to the polls

Charles RichardsonDec 6, 20165 Comments

Like many other signs this year, particularly last month's US election, these twin events warn of a rising tide of xenophobic right-wing populism.

The bad old days: mafiosos and corrupt cops

Alex MitchellJan 27, 20165 Comments

A new book about the Italian mafia is a must-read for cops, pollies and anyone with an interest in true crime.

G20 fails to deliver -- but not for lack of Australia trying

G20 fails to deliver -- but not for lack of Australia trying

Bernard Keane and Glenn DyerNov 17, 20148 Comments

The government was right to push for growth at the G20 summit but the minds of international leaders are no longer focused on the forum, write Bernard Keane and Glenn Dyer.

Playtime in parliament: meet the world's youngest leaders

Playtime in parliament: meet the world's youngest leaders

Luca ZuccaroMar 4, 20142 Comments

At 39, Italy's new prime minister is the youngest in Europe. But as Crikey intern Luca Zuccaro discovers, the baby-faced PM is not even in the top five youngest leaders in the world.

The bluff of Matteo: can the demolition man rebuild Italy?

The bluff of Matteo: can the demolition man rebuild Italy?

Josephine McKennaFeb 24, 20143 Comments

Italy has sworn in its youngest prime minister, and Mattew Renzi has big plans. But Rome reporter Josephine McKenna asks: can the former Wheel of Fortune winner now win over a disaffected nation?

Vladimir v Vladimir: meet the Italian transgender ex-MP who took on Putin

Vladimir v Vladimir: meet the Italian transgender ex-MP who took on Putin

Crikey InternFeb 20, 2014

An Italian gay rights activist went to Sochi -- and got thrown in jail. Crikey intern Luca Zuccaro profiles the former MP, who has had a colourful life -- and more than one brush with Russian homophobes.

Matteo Renzi, Italy's next leader, a young man in a hurry

Matteo Renzi, Italy's next leader, a young man in a hurry

Charles RichardsonFeb 14, 20141 Comment

Italy's new prime minister, until two months ago the 38-year-old mayor of Florence, is ambitious and models himself on Tony Blair. But he'll have huge challenges ahead of him as he tackles Italy's economic and electoral woes, and no parliamentary majority to aid his rule.

Richard Farmer's chunky bits

Richard Farmer's chunky bits

Richard FarmerNov 6, 20131 Comment

Australia is in the top 20% of performers among OECD countries in terms of well-being, but the GFC has had a profound effect. Plus other political snippets of the day.

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