Italian president faces impeachment call

Italy is mired in fresh political turmoil, with the president facing impeachment calls after he vetoed a choice for finance minister. President Sergio Mattarella said he could not appoint Paolo Savona, a strong eurosceptic, citing concerns from investors at home and abroad. The move ended a bid by Italy's two populist parties to form a coalition.

Mr. Mattarella may now appoint a stop-gap prime minster with early elections looking increasingly likely. Italy has been without a government since elections in March because no political group can form a majority.