Italian PM Conte greets S. Sudan President Kiir in Rome

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte greets South Sudanese President Salva Kiir in the Italian capital Rome. IMAGES

Italian PM called ‘a puppet’ after saying EU ‘lost touch’ with people

Italian PM Giuseppe Conte has hit back at claims made by a chief EU lawmaker that he is a “puppet” of his country’s coalition party leaders, after declaring the bloc had ‘lost touch’ with its people.

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Genoa starts demolishing disaster bridge six months on

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte visits the site of the Morandi bridge in Genoa, Italy, which is being demolished after its collapse nearly six months ago left scores dead and dozens injured.

Italian PM Conte arrives at Morandi bridge demolition site

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrives at the site of the Morandi bridge in Genoa, Italy, which is being demolished after its collapse nearly six months ago left 43 people dead and dozens injured. IMAGES of Conte on siteCOMPLETES VID1301274_EN

Conte and Juncker meet in Brussels ahead of EU summit

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is welcomed by EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels as he arrives for a working dinner amid tussle over Italy’s budget. IMAGES

Italian PM Conte shakes hands with Libya’s Haftar

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte greets self-proclaimed Libyan National Army Chief of Staff, Khalifa Haftar on the second day of a conference on Libya in Palermo. Libya’s key political players are meeting with global leaders in the latest bid by major powers to kickstart a long-stalled political process and trigger elections. IMAGES of handshake between Conte and Haftar

Italian PM declares 12-month ‘state of emergency’ in Genoa

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte declares a 12-month state of emergency in Genoa following the collapse of a motorway bridge that killed at least 39 people.

Italian PM Conte meets Donald Tusk in Rome

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte hosts European Council President Donald Tusk in Rome. IMAGES

World leaders arrive for G7 meeting in Canada

British Prime Minister Theresa May, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Italy’s new Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrive in Canada for the G7 summit, as European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk meet Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Italy: Conte officially takes over from Gentiloni

The outgoing Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni symbolically presents the new Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Friday afternoon with the bell used to mark the beginning of the meetings of the Council of Ministers. IMAGES