Why Republicans are elated by ‘triumph’ of Italy’s Giorgia Meloni | Politics News

Washington, DC – The election victory of Italy’s Giorgia Meloni this week has been met with cheers from the US Republicans, who are heaping praise on the right-wing European leader despite concerns that she heads a political party with neo-fascist roots. The affinity for Meloni in the United States, experts say, is part of a … Read more

President Joe Biden Has No Ambassador in Italy as It Flirts With Fascism

With the election of Italy’s most right-wing government since World War II, diplomats are increasingly concerned by the Biden administration’s decision not to fill the US ambassador post in the country—a move that they feel leaves it without the influence necessary to keep a vital European partner in the fold. The victory of a right-wing … Read more

5 things to know for September 26: Hurricane Ian, Ukraine, NASA, Energy bills, Italy

CNN — If a hurricane is headed your way, don’t panic. There are many steps you can take to protect yourself, your loved ones and your property. To help you get started, CNN created this downloadable checklist for those who may end up in the path of a dangerous storm. Here’s what else you need … Read more

European markets open to close; sterling slumps against the dollar

Brent crude slides below $85 a barrel as dollar surges Brent crude fell below $85 a barrel Monday, as recession fears mount and the US dollar surged. Brent futures for November settlement were trading down over 1% around $84.92 at 8 am London time. West Texas Intermediate futures also fell to trade around $77.93. Central … Read more

5 things to know on September 25, 2022: Start your week smart: Hurricane Fiona, Tropical Storm Ian, Iran, Putin, Italy

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins at sundown tonight. Rosh Hashanah means “head of the year” in Hebrew, and it’s one of the holiest days of the year for Jews around the world. Here’s what else you need to know to Start Your Week Smart. • Fiona ripped through Canada’s eastern seaboard at hurricane … Read more

Italians vote in election that could take far-right to power

ROME (AP) — Italians were voting on Sunday in an election that could move the country’s politics sharply toward the right during a critical time for Europe, with war in Ukraine fueling skyrocketing energy bills and testing the West’s resolve to stand united against Russian aggression. Polls opened at 7 am (0500GMT). The counting of … Read more

The conditions are perfect for a populist resurgence in Europe

CNN — On Sunday night, it is widely expected that Giorgia Meloni will become Italy’s first female prime minister. Her victory would be historic not just because of her gender, but because she leads a party that is further to the right than any mainstream political movement Italy has seen since the days of its … Read more

‘Crucial’ vote could move Italy to right; many might boycott

ROME (AP) — Italians will vote on Sunday in what is being billed as a crucial election as Europe reels from repercussions of Russia’s war in Ukraine. For the first time in Italy since the end of World War II, the election could propel a far-right leader into the premiership. Soaring energy costs and quickly … Read more

Italy turns to the right with FDI’s Georgia Meloni

Atmosphere during Giorgia Meloni’s rally in Cagliari to launch her campaign for Italy’s next general election at Cagliari on September 02, 2022 in Cagliari, Italy. Italians head to the polls for general elections on September 25, 2022. Emanuele Perrone | Getty Images News | Getty Images Italy’s voters head to the polls on Sunday in … Read more

Europe’s evaporating rivers wreak havoc for food and energy production

France’s Loire River is at its lowest level as Europe experiences what is thought to be its worst drought in at least 500 years. Guillaume Souvant | afp | Getty Images Europe’s rivers are running dry after an extended period of extremely hot weather, ratcheting up fears over food and energy production at a time … Read more