Catalan separatist leader Puigdemont due in court after Italy arrest

Exiled former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont was awaiting a court hearing in Italy Friday after being arrested four years after fleeing Spain in the aftermath of an independence referendum that…

Italy moves to reduce number of lawmakers from 945 to 600

Italy’s parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved slashing the number of lawmakers, a move the left-leaning government hopes will help keep the far-right from power. Reducing the number of MPs and…