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Topic - Angelino Alfano
Angelino Alfano (born October 31, 1970, in Agrigento) is an Italian politician who served as Italy's Minister of Justice between 2008 and 2011, as part of the Berlusconi Cabinet. Since July 2011 he has been the Secretary of the centre-right party People of Freedom. - Source: Wikipedia
An unemployed bricklayer shot two Italian policemen in a crowded square outside the premier's office Sunday just as the nation's new government was being sworn in, investigators said.
Former President Nicolas Sarkozy's conservative party held emergency meetings Sunday to try to figure out who's in charge, after a disputed election for its new leader that could reshape French politics.
Italy's Prime Minister-designate Mario Monti held crucial meetings Tuesday with the leaders of the country's biggest political parties as he worked to put together a Cabinet that can win parliamentary backing and steer the eurozone's third-biggest economy through its debt crisis.
Italy's new premier-designate economist Mario Monti says he will get to work quickly to try to form a new government, assuring the nation that it can heal its disastrous finances.
Italy's new premier-designate economist Mario Monti said Sunday he will get to work quickly to try to form a new government, assuring the nation that it can solve its financial crisis.
Financial markets pounded Italy on Wednesday as investors hoped that Premier Silvio Berlusconi would not linger in office and delay reforms. Italy's president responded by declaring there was no doubt that Mr. Berlusconi would leave soon, appearing to soothe investors.