Tuesday

24th Jan 2017

Ticker

Italy's new leader pledges radical changes in 100 days

Italian PM Matteo Renzi Tuesday won his first confidence vote in the upper house by 169 votes to 139. He promised to overhaul the electoral system and reform tax and labour laws within his first 100 days in office. Renzi's new cabinet is largely formed of people unknown outside Italy.

News in Brief

  1. EU parliament committee backs EU-Canada deal
  2. UK MPs must vote on Brexit trigger, court rules
  3. Greek island mayors plead for the transfer of migrants
  4. Tzipi Livni cancels Brussels trip amid war crimes probe
  5. Romania's president plans referendum on prisoner pardons
  6. Sweden to host EU social summit
  7. US Congress may Trump-proof Russia sanctions
  8. Fury over UK 'cover up' of failed missile test

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