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Topic - Matteo Renzi
Italy's president asked the brash young leader of the Democratic Party, Matteo Renzi, to try to form a government Monday after Renzi engineered the sacking of the previous premier in a power grab within their party.
Florence's mayor is defending his city's ownership of Michelangelo's marble masterpiece "David" after the Culture Ministry reportedly asserted that the treasure belongs to the central government in Rome.
Then, on Monday, new Italian Premier Matteo Renzi, a Florentine and avowed Fiorentina fan, presented an autographed Gomez shirt to German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a meeting in Berlin.
Writing at right on screen reads in Italian "+1000 euros net a year to who earns less than 1500 euros, from May 1" is shown as Renzi announced cuts in payroll taxes that he said will put 1,000 euros ($1,400) a year back into the pockets of 10 million Italians who take home 1,500 euros or less a month.