Giorgia Meloni on Sunday formally took office as Italy’s first woman prime minister, four weeks after her far-right party swept to victory in general elections.
For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app.
In a ceremony in Rome, she held 90 minutes of private talks with outgoing premier Mario Draghi before he symbolically handed over to Meloni a small bell used in cabinet debates.
Biden ‘looks forward’ to working with new Italian PM Meloni on Ukraine
A look at Italy's first far-right-led government since World War II
Italy’s Berlusconi blames Ukraine’s Zelenskyy for Russian invasion