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    1. April 5, 2013

      Football’s little problem on the right wing

      In Paolo Di Canio’s autobiography, published in 2000, the Italian footballer says he is “fascinated by Benito Mussolini”....

    2. December 23, 2012

      Monti ready to lead next government

      Mario Monti, Italy’s technocrat prime minister, has ended weeks of speculation over his future by declaring his readiness to...

    1. July 30, 2012

      ‘New model’ rocks Italian politics

      Wealthy and outwardly tranquil yet seething with discontent below the surface, the northern town of Parma has become the...

    2. October 31, 2011

      ‘Baby pensioners’ face a beating

      “All politics is local.” That favourite cliché may well apply in the US where Tip O’Neill, former speaker of the House, is...

    3. January 19, 2011

      Pressure on Berlusconi heats up after documents leaked

      Resignation calls: speculation is mounting that Silvio Berlusconi will be forced to exit the political arena Silvio...

    4. December 16, 2010

      Berlusconi saga is far from over

      From Mr Sebastiano Rizzo. Sir, I am afraid the Silvio Berlusconi saga is far from over (“Berlusconi clings on to power after...

    5. December 16, 2010

      ‘Third pole’ to challenge Berlusconi

      Having narrowly failed in their efforts to unseat Silvio Berlusconi’s coalition government in parliament, several opposition...

    6. December 15, 2010

      Italy’s great survivor clings to power

      Silvio Berlusconi must have strong fingernails. Amid violence on Rome’s streets and fisticuffs in its parliament, Italy’s...

    7. December 14, 2010

      Italy’s bruised politicians set for next battle

      Italy’s political crisis leaves no clear winners, only wounded survivors stumbling towards the next battle in what promises...

    8. December 14, 2010

      Timeline: PM’s electoral record

      March 1994 Shortly after founding Forza Italia, Silvio Berlusconi is elected prime minister, but his coalition government...

    9. December 14, 2010

      Berlusconi hangs on to power as riots hit Rome

      Silvio Berlusconi, Italian prime minister, during the parliamentary no-confidence debate Silvio Berlusconi’s coalition held...

    10. December 14, 2010

      Berlusconi’s fate on a knife edge

      Italy’s two houses of parliament reassembled on Tuesday morning for final speeches before voting on the future of Silvio...

    11. December 13, 2010

      Italy faces prolonged political uncertainty

      Farewell wave? Silvio Berlusconi acknowledges the crowds as he leaves the senate after delivering an address on Monday in...

    12. December 13, 2010

      Berlusconi given pregnant pause for thought

      The survival of Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right government could come to rest on the health of three heavily pregnant...

    13. December 13, 2010

      Berlusconi appeals to moderates to save him

      Silvio Berlusconi has appealed to moderates to save his centre-right government from collapse and Italy from possible market...

    14. December 12, 2010

      Berlusconi under attack before confidence vote

      Gianfranco Fini, leader of an internal revolt against Silvio Berlusconi, has launched a bitter attack against the Italian...

    15. December 7, 2010

      Berlusconi in struggle to survive vote

      Italy’s politicians have started scrambling for votes ahead of a parliamentary session next week that could bring an early...

    16. November 28, 2010

      Irish crisis could strengthen Berlusconi

      Ireland’s crisis and fears of contagion are concentrating minds in Italy where Silvio Berlusconi’s scandal-hit government is...

    17. November 16, 2010

      Opposition seeks quick budget before ousting Berlusconi

      Italy’s opposition leaders have called for speedy passage of the government’s 2011 budget bill so they can get on to the...

    18. November 15, 2010

      Former ally quits Berlusconi government

      Gianfranco Fini, a former neo-fascist and key supporter of Silvio Berlusconi for the past 16 years, has made a decisive move...

    19. November 12, 2010

      Berlusconi faces desperate fight for survival

      Silvio Berlusconi returns to Italy from the G20 summit this weekend fighting for his political survival, with his...

    20. November 11, 2010

      Berlusconi’s crisis hits his media empire

      A widening political crisis in Italy is driving investors away from Silvio Berlusconi’s media empire on the Milan stock...

    21. November 9, 2010

      Parliament hears how Berlusconi helped detained dancer

      Silvio Berlusconi personally phoned the Milan police chief to inquire about the detention of a 17-year-old disco dancer, one...

    22. November 7, 2010

      Berlusconi thrown a lifeline

      Weakened by the latest disclosures surrounding his unconventional private life and with his coalition riven by infighting,...

    23. November 7, 2010

      Italy can liberate its pulsing heart

      Forza, Italia: come ripartire dopo Berlusconi ((Courage, Italy: how to start again after Berlusconi) By Bill Emmott Rizzoli...

    24. November 4, 2010

      Berlusconi challenges rivals over latest scandal

      Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s beleaguered prime minister, blamed the media, the leftwing opposition and even the mafia for...

    25. November 2, 2010

      Berlusconi resists calls to quit over sex scandal

      past scandals linking him to prostitutes and questionable relationships with young women, but the latest case of a teenage...

    26. October 25, 2010

      Fiat chief slams Italy’s lack of competitiveness

      An attack on Italy’s lack of competitiveness by Sergio Marchionne, Fiat’s chief executive, has fuelled a national debate on...

    27. October 12, 2010

      Berlusconi vulnerable to rivals

      With opinion polls confirming that Silvio Berlusconi’s fractured government is losing its grip, party leaders are gearing up...

    28. September 29, 2010

      Berlusconi survives vote, but dependant on rebels

      Under pressure: Silvio Berlusconi reflects after his speech to parliament in Rome Silvio Berlusconi won some breathing space...

    29. September 29, 2010

      Berlusconi warns of risk of instability

      Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s prime minister, who is battling to hold his centre-right coalition together, appeared on course...

    30. September 26, 2010

      Berlusconi looks to win confidence vote

      Silvio Berlusconi is set to celebrate his 74th birthday this week with a speech to parliament followed by a vote of...

    31. September 7, 2010

      Berlusconi raises stakes in battle with Fini

      Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s prime minister weakened by the fracturing of his coalition, has raised the stakes in his battle...

    32. September 7, 2010

      Puglia’s governor taunts Berlusconi

      Nichi Vendola: ridicules the ‘fable of Berlusconismo’ As a communist, Catholic and openly gay, Nichi Vendola defies easy...

    33. September 6, 2010

      Dissident leader offers lifeline to Berlusconi

      Gianfranco Fini, leader of breakaway dissidents from Italy’s ruling party, on Sunday night launched a scathing attack on...

    34. September 3, 2010

      Squabbling aside, Italy has achieved remarkable results

      From Mr Simone Urbani Grecchi. Sir, The FT berates “Italy’s fading bella figura” (Lex, August 31) but again fails to see...

    35. August 30, 2010

      Italy

      It is one of the glories of Europe that Italy’s economic model survives its catastrophic politics. Government after...

    36. August 30, 2010

      Gaddafi seeks EU funds to curb illegal migrants

      Muammer Gaddafi, Libya’s leader, urged the European Union on Monday to give €5bn a year to his country to fight illegal...

    37. August 29, 2010

      Italy’s hot autumn

      Silvio Berlusconi has often been written off in the past by people wrongly predicting his imminent demise. But at the start...

    38. August 22, 2010

      Early Italian election draws closer

      A call for an early election in Italy drew closer as Gianfranco Fini, speaker of the lower house and former ally of Silvio...

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