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Italy's populists ride wave of rage to Genoa tragedy

Rome (AFP) – Following the catastrophic collapse of the bridge over the Morandi Bridge in Genoa last week, Italy's populist government has encountered a wave of public indignation – a move that could fail. Although Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte was only hours after the disaster on the ground, his two deputies Matteo Salvini of the right-wing league and Luigi Di …

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Bannon hosts European populists in London prior to Trump's visit

LONDON – One day before the arrival of President Donald Trump, the leaders of the rude, populist movement went to a five-star hotel in London's Mayfair district, unnoticed by summer tourists enjoying their clotted cream. Louis Aliot, a far-right French politician and friend of the French populist firearm Marine Le Pen, walked through the lobby to a conference room hidden …

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Migrant Crisis Could Sink Merkel as Populists Boycott EU Summit, Italy Threatens to Vote Down Migrant Deal

Anti-mass migration national leaders in Central Europe and Italy are openly defying Germany's Angela Merkel, who is facing political oblivion amid an asylum scandal and threats by Bavarian conservatives. The German chancellor was Donald Trump ascended to the presidency of the United States on an anti-globalist platform, but has been stumbling from crisis to catastrophe ever since. This started with …

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Europe's populists follow the Steve Bannon Playbook

Bannon, once Donald Trump's ideological buddy, has found the perfect partner in Matteo Salvini, Italy's Interior Minister and Leader of the League, one of two parties in the new coalition government in Rome. Salvini is an admirer of Vladimir Putin, prefers social media to mainstream media, trumps economic nationalism and makes controversial remarks about foreigners and migrants. He has torn …

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Italy populists a step ahead of power in the final vote

Italy's new Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has faced the second of two parliamentary elections on Wednesday, the final hurdle before his populist government can officially take the reins. The Alliance of the Anti-Establishment Five-Star Movement (M5S) The right wing party of the League is likely to win the vote in the Chamber of Deputies, in which the two parties have …

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Italy's populists may give yet another shot, as Linger's uncertainty

Central to Populist demand for a mandate from Mr Mattarella is their claim that they never wanted to leave the euro. "If markets are worried that Italy will leave the euro, then because someone spreads the rumor that this government wants to leave the euro, but it has never been our will," Mr Di Maio said yesterday evening. But the …

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Italy bonds worry about Populists Cabinet Choices

Italian bonds made gains as investors worried over the populist coalition's candidates to lead the euro area's third largest economy. The papers slipped back to reach its highest level since 2015 after the Leader of the League Party, Matteo Salvini, wanted him confirmed that Paolo Savona, after earlier speculation about a less European candidate, became the next Minister of Economy …

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Italy's populists are flirting with a deal to create a government

ROM – Will they or will not they? The formerly competing populists and anti-establishment parties, who had won the most votes in the Italian elections two months ago, have come together in the past few days, seemingly close to stagnation. On Monday, they met separately with the Italian president, and expectations were high that the country could have a new …

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Italian populists signal progress towards the formation of a government

Leader of the League Party, Matteo Salvini, sits in the rostrum during the Italian Cup Final football match between Juventus and AC Milan at the Olympic Stadium Rome Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (Angelo Carconi / ANSA via AP) (Associated Press by Associated Press by Associated Press May 10 at 6:22 pm ROME – The populist leaders of the 5-star movement …

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