The jobless rate among young people in Italy is high and many university graduates are also out of work. Some are now turning to traditional handicrafts and artisanal trades.
Italy's banks struggle with bad loans and the state itself is saddled with massive debt — but the voters don't seem to care, and the finance minister is demonstratively relaxed about it all.
Both the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the right-wing League have claimed victory after the first elections held under the new electoral system. Italy's neighbors are looking for stability.
The Five Star protest party is riding high in the polls ahead of next week's election in Italy. Their anti-establishment, anti-immigrant message is resonating with frustrated Italians. Megan Williams reports from Rome.
From nationalism to NATO spending, the trans-Atlantic relationship under US President Donald Trump is worse than it has been in decades. But, note practitioners and scholars, it doesn't have to stay that way.
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