Italians are split over Sunday's referendum. Supporters say the proposed constitutional reforms will slim down bureaucracy and speed up lawmaking. Opponents say the changes would give too much power to prime ministers.
Voters in Lombardy and Veneto have overwhelmingly supported nonbinding referendums seeking greater autonomy. Italy's wealthy north has long called for greater control over finances and security.
The rich northern regions had voted for greater autonomy in two separate referendums on Sunday. Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has said talks will not undermine Italy's unity.
The Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto are holding referendums on Sunday in a bid for more autonomy from Rome. But has the crisis in Catalonia put a damper on their aspirations? Megan Williams finds out.
Results of a two-month nationwide survey show a majority of the public supports lifting a ban on same-sex marriage. The result is set to intensify a divisive debate about how to enshrine marriage equality into law.
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