Keyword: Luigi Di Maio

France recalls ambassador to Italy over diplomatic row

Move came after Italian deputy PM met French 'yellow vest' protesters near Paris and France warned him not to interfere in the country's politics.

French-Italian relations reach new low with 'coloniser' jibes

Already high tensions between Paris and Rome have further escalated after Italian deputy prime minister Luigi Di Maio, leader of the anti-establishment Five-Star Movement, said the EU should 'sanction France and all countries like France that impoverish Africa and make these people leave, because Africans should be in Africa'.