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The Tiger Hunt by Peter Paul Rubens

Italy’s election was a month ago and the country is still without a government — here’s a snapshot of the chaos

All of the country's major parties held negotiations this week but virtually no agreement was reached on anything.
A Poste Italiane mailbox is seen in central Rome, Italy in this October 9, 2015 file photo.

Italian postal worker found with 880 pounds of undelivered mail said he stopped deliveries because he ‘wasn’t paid enough’

The 33-year-old, who complained he "wasn't paid enough," apparently stopped delivering mail three years before he quit.
Colin Firth and wife Livia Giuggioli.

Colin Firth’s wife has admitted she had an affair with the man she accused of stalking her

She was romantically involved with 55-year-old journalist Marco Brancaccia during a brief separation from Firth years ago.
Colin Firth and his wife, Italian producer Livia Giuggioli.

Colin Firth and his wife say they are ‘living in terror’ because a childhood friend is stalking them

The alleged stalker is 55-year-old journalist Marco Brancaccia, a childhood friend of Firth's wife Livia Giuggioli.
Italy's major party leaders in the election: Luigi Di Maio of the Five Star Movement, former Prime minister Matteo Renzi of the Democratic Party, and four-time Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Forza Italia.

Italy’s hung parliament could produce a nightmare scenario for the EU

The Eurosceptic, anti-immigrant, and anti-establishment Five Star Movement emerged as the single party with the most votes.
Forza Italia party leader Silvio Berlusconi casts his vote at a polling station in Milan, Italy March 4, 2018.

UBS: Italy has 3 options — broad coalition, repeat vote or anti-establishment alliance

Sunday's vote has returned a hung parliament, with the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement the biggest single party.
Extending the flat tax to all Italians is up for debate.

Italy wants to attract super rich people with a low flat tax — but hardly anyone is actually moving there

Italy imposed a flat tax to lure wealthy individuals last year, and Silvio Berlusconi is proposing a flat tax rate for all Italians in the upcoming election.
Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi gestures during EPP European People's Party meeting in Fiuggi.

CITI: ‘Don’t waste your time’ with Italy’s spectacularly complicated election

"Our humble suggestion is to stop reading stuff (apart from this quick note of course) and quietly wait for March 5th," Citi analysts Fordham and Baragiola say.