Italy P.M. Renzi earns backing from Obama

Mar 27, 2014, 4:42 PM EDT
resident Barack Obama (L) and Italian Premier Matteo Renzi hold a joint press conference at Villa Madama on March 27, 2014 in Rome, Italy.
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Praise could boost young premier's cred, one month after taking leadership of cross-party ruling coalition. Renzi, who is Italy's young prime minister, campaigned on a platform of agressive reforms destined to pull the country out of its deep recession. 

Background:

Obama and Renzi hail Italian-U.S. ties [Euronews]

Europe's recovery depends on Renzi's Italy [CNBC]

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