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Italy’s Populist Parties Win Approval to Form Government

Italy’s Populist Parties Win Approval to Form Government Image The Italian law professor Giuseppe Conte, center, was surrounded by members of the media as he arrived at the Italian Parliament in Rome on Thursday.CreditAngelo Carconi/EPA, via Shutterstock By Jason Horowitz May 31, 2018 ROME — After 88 days of impasses ...

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Italy’s New Government Will Challenge the E.U. at Its Heart

Italy’s New Government Will Challenge the E.U. at Its Heart Image Giuseppe Conte was given the mandate to become prime minister of Italy by President Sergio Mattarella on Wednesday.CreditEttore Ferrari/EPA, via Shutterstock By Steven Erlanger May 23, 2018 BRUSSELS — As Italy’s new populist leaders prepare to form a government, ...

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Spain Dismisses Catalonia Government After Region Declares Independence

BARCELONA, Spain — Spain’s leader fired the government of the rebellious Catalonia region Friday, dissolved the regional parliament and ordered new elections after Catalan lawmakers illegally declared an independent nation. The showdown escalated the biggest political crisis in decades to hit Spain, which is just emerging from a prolonged economic ...

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Government Spying Allegations in Mexico Spur Calls for Inquiry

MEXICO CITY — After reports this week that sophisticated government-owned surveillance software was used to spy on some of Mexico’s most prominent journalists and activists, victims and others have demanded an independent inquiry into the allegations. The calls came in response to an article by The New York Times and ...

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Their Government in Chaos, Brazilians Fear the Joke Is on Them

RIO DE JANEIRO — Cartoonish depictions of Brazil’s president are so popular that his office is trying to restrict access to his pictures — so they don’t get turned into lampoons on social media. Some Brazilians joke that a bold outsider — like Tite, the coach turning around the fortunes ...

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