Italy came second-last in a ranking on youth employment released on Wednesday by the OECD. The Paris-based organization said the employment rate for Italians aged 15-29 dropped from 64.33% in 2007 to 52.
Premier Matteo Renzi on Wednesday dismissed talk of so-called "unpresentable' candidates at this weekend's elections in seven Italian regions, saying his centre-left Democratic Party (PD) stood for law and order.
A Perugia court on Wednesday reduced to 20 years the jail term of a man who killed his wife by stabbing her 36 times.
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