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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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