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    1. July 8, 2015

      Silvio Berlusconi found guilty in political bribery case

      Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has been found guilty of bribing a senator and sentenced to three years in...

    2. March 11, 2015

      Berlusconi acquittal backed by Italy’s highest court

      Italy’s highest court handed Silvio Berlusconi a big legal victory, confirming his acquittal on charges of sex with an...

    1. March 10, 2015

      Silvio Berlusconi faithful hope for political revival

      Silvio Berlusconi was uncharacteristically restrained as he served his last day of a year-long sentence of community...

    2. December 2, 2014

      Italy’s new political star: Northern League leader Matteo Salvini

      A youthful Italian politician is making waves by promising to upend the status quo. It is not Matteo Renzi, the prime...

    3. November 24, 2014

      Italy regional elections deliver warning to Renzi

      A resurgence of the populist Northern League and a sharp fall in turnout in Italy’s regional elections pointed to a...

    4. October 9, 2014

      Victory for Matteo Renzi as Italy’s Senate backs labour reforms

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, sought to mend fences within his own party after scoring his biggest...

    5. July 18, 2014

      Berlusconi sex conviction overturned

      Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has had his conviction for paying for sex with an underage prostitute...

    6. June 13, 2014

      Corruption scandals undermine Italy’s investment drive

      Venice, ruled by a Council of Ten for 500 years, has a long history of secretive government by a cosy nexus of...

    7. June 12, 2014

      Berlusconi’s party faces financial crisis

      Reeling from heavy defeat in European and local elections, Silvio Berlusconi’s opposition Forza Italia faces a serious...

    8. The World

      May 26, 2014

      Renzi wins big but bad just got worse for Hollande

      Now that most of the results have come in from the European parliament elections, let’s take a family photograph of...

    9. May 26, 2014

      Italy bucks the eurosceptic trend with Renzi triumph

      A landslide victory for Matteo Renzi’s centre-left Democrats has bucked the anti-EU trend across much of Europe, giving...

    10. May 25, 2014

      Syriza triumphs in Greece

      Greece’s leftwing Syriza triumphed over the governing New Democracy in Sunday’s European vote, marking the...

    11. May 25, 2014

      Italian projections point to victory for premier’s centre-left Democrats

      Matteo Renzi’s centre-left Democrats were already celebrating on Sunday night as projections on partial results pointed...

    12. May 12, 2014

      Corruption claims appear normal for Italian business and politics

      Some things never change in Italy, the headlines say. More than 20 years after Milan’s “clean hands” magistrates...

    13. May 9, 2014

      Berlusconi starts community service at Milan care home

      Silvio Berlusconi entered the green sliding doors of a care home for the elderly and dementia sufferers on Friday...

    14. May 8, 2014

      Politicians and executives with links to Expo 2015 arrested

      A senior manager for Milan’s Expo 2015 trade fair has been arrested along with six businessmen and politicians...

    15. May 8, 2014

      Italy’s Beppe Grillo battles to sustain anti-establishment message

      Beppe Grillo, the crowd-pulling leader of Italy’s protest Five Star Movement, revels in his black humour and rouses...

    16. April 29, 2014

      Berlusconi launches European election campaign

      Silvio Berlusconi, has taken a swipe at the judiciary for his tax fraud conviction as Italy’s former prime minister...

    17. April 22, 2014

      Italy’s right calls for end to navy’s rescue of African migrants

      Rightwing parties in Italy have called for the suspension of the EU-backed mission to rescue migrants who make the...

    18. April 15, 2014

      Silvio Berlusconi faces community service for tax fraud

      Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s former prime minister, is to serve his one-year sentence for tax fraud by performing...

    19. April 11, 2014

      Mystery around ex-senator Marcello Dell’Utri deepens

      Italian police are on the hunt for a former senator and business partner of Silvio Berlusconi, who has been declared a...

    20. April 10, 2014

      Silvio Berlusconi looks set to be spared prison cell

      The day his supporters called the “death of democracy” arrived on Thursday as a Milan court convened to consider how...

    21. April 8, 2014

      Renzi cuts Italy growth forecasts to 0.8% but repeats tax cut pledge

      Matteo Renzi has lowered Italy’s 2014 growth forecasts but says he intends to maintain his pledge to cut income taxes...

    22. February 19, 2014

      Italy: Matteo Renzi says coalition government nearly ready

      Matteo Renzi, the leader of Italy’s centre-left Democrats, says he hopes to have his new government ready this weekend...

    23. February 16, 2014

      Matteo Renzi faces first delays in forming Italy’s next government

      Efforts to install Italy’s next coalition government as quickly as possible have run into their first setback after...

    24. February 6, 2014

      Berlusconi said to be planning to stand in European elections

      Silvio Berlusconi is not giving up. Despite a conviction for tax fraud and a ban on running for office, the billionaire...

    25. The World

      January 28, 2014

      Why the Renzi-Berlusconi deal is no panacea for Italy

      Matteo Renzi (Getty) Outside Italy there is an understandable enthusiasm for the constitutional and electoral reform...

    26. January 26, 2014

      Renzi faces a hard road but he is Italy’s best hope

      There was a moment last week when Matteo Renzi looked the part of an Italian prime minister. The new leader of the...

    27. January 20, 2014

      Italy’s centre-left approves sweeping political reforms

      Matteo Renzi, leader of Italy’s centre-left Democratic party, has laid out his plan for sweeping reforms of the...

    28. December 23, 2013

      Italy’s economy out of ‘emergency room’, says PM

      Italy is out of the “emergency room” and benefiting from a “stability dividend” that has reduced costs of funding its...

    29. December 11, 2013

      Italy’s premier calls for support of parliament

      Enrico Letta, centre-left prime minister, has appealed to Italy’s parliament to back his coalition government with its...

    30. December 3, 2013

      Letta needs to start governing – or call an election

      The Italian political scene keeps changing, yet all could stay the same. It is an old story. The biggest centre-right...

    31. December 1, 2013

      Comic-activist Beppe Grillo blasts Italy’s fragile coalition

      Italy’s anti-establishment Five Star Movement has delivered a stark reminder to the country’s fragile coalition...

    32. November 27, 2013

      Silvio Berlusconi expelled from Italy’s Senate

      Silvio Berlusconi delivered a defiant speech to his supporters in central Rome, declaring “a day of mourning for...

    33. November 26, 2013

      Silvio Berlusconi withdraws support from Italy’s government

      Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right party said on Tuesday it would withdraw from Italy’s coalition government led by...

    34. November 25, 2013

      Silvio Berlusconi in last-minute fight to keep Senate seat

      Silvio Berlusconi presented fresh evidence on Monday that the former Italian premier said would overturn a tax fraud...

    35. November 17, 2013

      Silvio Berlusconi to lead divided party into opposition

      Silvio Berlusconi is preparing to take his resurrected Forza Italia party into opposition but at the cost of a bitter...

    36. November 16, 2013

      Weakened Berlusconi relaunches Forza Italia

      Deserted by key allies, a weakened Silvio Berlusconi relaunched his centre-right party under its founding name of Forza...

    37. October 4, 2013

      Embattled Berlusconi approaches ‘end of the road’ as schism nears

      “Silvio Berlusconi is dead. He is at the end of the road. One of his greatest fears now is ending up in prison.”...

    38. October 2, 2013

      Angelino Alfano: Berlusconi loyalist who ‘betrayed’ his mentor

      Until a week ago, Angelino Alfano was seen as one of Silvio Berlusconi’s most devoted loyalists, even if he no longer...

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