World | Agence France-Presse | Friday December 12, 2014
Italy began an eight hour general strike Friday at the call of two large unions to protest the rapid pace of economic and social reform introduced by Premier Matteo Renzi.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 13, 2014
Italy's chronic political instability could soon be consigned to history after a deal between Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Silvio Berlusconi was hailed on Thursday as a breakthrough for radical electoral reform.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 22, 2014
Silvio Berlusconi's acquittal in a high-profile sex-for-hire case has boosted the former Italian prime minister's determination to revive his political career, despite his growing isolation in the corridors of power.
World | Associated Press | Friday July 18, 2014
An Italian appeals court on Friday acquitted former Premier Silvio Berlusconi in a sex-for-hire case, reversing a lower court conviction that had carried a seven-year prison sentence and a lifetime ban on holding political office.
World | Reuters | Friday July 18, 2014
An Italian appeals court on Friday overturned Silvio Berlusconi's conviction on charges of abuse of office and paying for sex with a minor, in a significant legal victory for the former prime minister. The Milan court unexpectedly threw out the guil...
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday May 9, 2014
Italy's Silvio Berlusconi began community service for tax fraud on Friday in a spectacular fall from grace for the flamoboyant ex-premier, who will likely seek political gain from the punishment.
World | Associated Press | Sunday May 4, 2014
Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says his eldest daughter would be a perfect leader but adds that he hopes she won't go into politics.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday April 29, 2014
Italy's Silvio Berlusconi insisted he is a friend of Jewish people and Germany on Monday in a bid to quell international outrage sparked by his controversial remarks about the Holocaust.
World | Agence-France Presse | Sunday April 27, 2014
Officials in Berlin expressed outrage on Sunday over remarks by Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi claiming that Germans denied the existence of Nazi concentration camps.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday April 27, 2014
Italy's gaffe-prone former premier Silvio Berlusconi enraged his political opponents on Saturday by saying Germans do not believe World War II concentration camps existed.
World | Reuters | Tuesday April 15, 2014
An Italian court on Tuesday ordered former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to serve a tax fraud sentence by doing community service and set travel restrictions that will limit his ability to campaign for next month's European Parliament elections.
World | Reuters | Friday April 11, 2014
Both the prosecution and defence have asked a Milan court to order former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to serve a one-year sentence for tax fraud doing community service, judicial sources said on Thursday.
World | Reuters | Wednesday April 9, 2014
An Italian government agency has asked a court whether former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi can serve a one-year sentence for tax fraud by working in a centre for the elderly, judicial sources said on Tuesday.
World | Associated Press | Friday April 4, 2014
Italy's Corriere della Sera daily reported on Friday, that 77-year-old Silvio Berlusconi was under observation at San Raffaele hospital in Milan, where he was treated last year for an eye inflammation.
World | Agence-France Presse | Wednesday March 19, 2014
Italy's supreme court on Tuesday upheld a two-year ban from public office against former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi who had filed an appeal with the country's top court.
World | Agence-France Presse | Tuesday February 25, 2014
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi called for a "radical and immediate change" in recession-hit Italy as he outlined his new government's reform agenda before winning a crucial confidence vote in the Senate early on Tuesday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday February 19, 2014
Italy's billionaire former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is officially divorced, paving the way for a possible future marriage with a woman almost 50 years his junior, the Italian media reported on Wednesday.
World | Reuters | Monday February 17, 2014
Centre-left leader Matteo Renzi was set to be nominated as Italy's youngest prime minister in a matter of days after a party coup forced Enrico Letta to resign as premier of the euro zone state struggling to pull out of recession.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday February 11, 2014
Silvio Berlusconi's political corruption trial has opened in the southern city of Naples, presenting yet another legal challenge for the three-time former Italian premier.
World | Reuters | Thursday January 23, 2014
Milan prosecutors have opened a new investigation against Silvio Berlusconi over accusations he corrupted witnesses in a trial in which he was convicted of paying for sex with a minor.