Mario Monti Accepts Job as Italy’s Premier

Photo Mario Monti, the new Italian prime minister, held a news conference following a meeting with Giorgio Napolitano, the Italian president. Credit Pier Paolo Cito/Associated Press ROME Mario Monti, a former member of the European Commission, conditionally accepted a mandate on Sunday to form a new government in Italy whose main task You could try here will be to keep the country from being dragged under by Europes debt crisis.

Mr. Monti, 68, a respected economist who has promised