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    1. February 26, 2013

      Boost for Berlusconi in Lombardy race

      Silvio Berlusconi was close to making another political gain on Tuesday night as poll projections indicated his centre-right...

    2. February 6, 2013

      Election focuses on Lombardy battleground

      It is Saturday night in a snowstorm in northern Italy and Roberto Maroni, head of the rightwing Northern League party, is on...

    1. January 7, 2013

      Berlusconi fights back with rightwing alliance

      Silvio Berlusconi, former Italian prime minister, is planning “guerrilla warfare” in parliament after elections next month,...

    2. January 7, 2013

      Berlusconi in pact with rightwing League

      Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi says he has agreed on an electoral pact with the rightwing Northern League,...

    3. January 6, 2013

      Berlusconi close to Northern League pact

      Italy faces the risk of no outright winner emerging from general elections next month following reports that Silvio...

    4. October 25, 2011

      Italy’s coalition government in fight for life

      Italy’s prime minister was fighting on Tuesday night to stave off a collapse of his centre-right coalition government over...

    5. July 20, 2011

      Berlusconi loses vote to save MP from prison

      After a day of high drama in Italy’s parliament, Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right party lost a vote to save one of its MPs...

    6. The World

      April 17, 2011

      The European Union in deep trouble

      What do the following stories have in common? 1. France has started to block trains from Italy to intercept illegal migrants...

    7. April 12, 2011

      Italy’s release of migrants strains EU ties

      Belgium and France have threatened to bring back border controls for travellers from Italy after Rome said it would give...

    8. April 7, 2011

      France steps up efforts to block migrants

      France has stepped up its efforts to block north African migrants from entering its territory from Italy, which is seeking...

    9. April 6, 2011

      Migrant boat sinks off Italian island

      As many as 250 people fleeing the war in Libya, including women and children, are missing and feared drowned after their...

    10. April 4, 2011

      Berlusconi seeks deal with Tunis on migrants

      Silvio Berlusconi has failed in a mission to Tunis to secure a deal to stop boatloads of north African migrants from...

    11. March 30, 2011

      Rome fears fresh wave of migrants from Libya

      Beneath the snow-capped crater of Mount Etna, yachts and ferries fill Catania’s placid harbour. Yet Italy’s government fears...

    12. March 29, 2011

      Italian island struggles with wave of immigrants

      Italy’s small island of Lampedusa – a remote patch of Europe closest to Libya and southern Tunisia – is struggling to cope...

    13. March 15, 2011

      Italy blocks ship of migrants fleeing Libya

      A Moroccan ferry carrying 1,800 people fleeing Libya was reported to be standing off Sicily on Tuesday after the Italian...

    14. February 25, 2011

      EU ministers cool to Italy’s call for aid

      Italy’s request for assistance to cope with what it called a possible “invasion” of North African migrants drew a tepid...

    15. February 13, 2011

      Italy appeals for help with Tunisian flotilla

      An exodus of desperate Tunisians heading on small boats across the Mediterranean has prompted Italy to appeal to the...

    16. February 2, 2011

      Bossi sees federal vote as key to new Italy

      The firebrand leader of Italy’s Northern League enters a fog-bound town near Milan to the usual cheers and organ music that...

    17. December 23, 2010

      Parcel bombs in Rome injure embassy staff

      Two embassy workers handling Christmas mail were wounded in separate explosions caused by parcel bombs sent to the Swiss and...

    18. December 17, 2010

      Minister blames Rome riots on ‘professionals of violence’

      Roberto Maroni, Italy’s hardline interior minister, has accused “professionals of violence” of instigating the worst rioting...

    19. November 5, 2010

      Italy plans expulsion law

      Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right government is proposing a controversial draft law that would provide for the expulsion of...

    20. September 14, 2010

      Anti-mafia police make largest asset seizure

      Italian anti-mafia police have made their largest seizure of assets as part of an investigation into windfarm contracts in...

    21. September 10, 2010

      Italy pushes law driven by Roma influx

      Italy’s centre-right government is pressing ahead with controversial legislation driven by an influx from Romania of...

    22. August 4, 2010

      Poll gamble nearer for Berlusconi

      Silvio Berlusconi, prime minister, talks to Angelino Alfano, justice minister, during the debate Italy has moved a step...

    23. March 22, 2010

      Berlusconi struggles to rally supporters ahead of polls

      Silvio Berlusconi failed to muster the numbers he had hoped for at a weekend rally of his centre-right People of Liberty...

    24. February 9, 2010

      Tuscan town turns against Chinese immigrants

      When the Italian police, firefighters and assorted inspectors banged on the factory door, launching their latest raid on...

    25. February 8, 2010

      Tuscan town turns against Chinese migrants

      A textiles worker in Prato, where Chinese factories can produce up to 1m items a day When the Italian police, firefighters...

    26. January 18, 2010

      Rome tested by violence in south

      Rioting by migrant African crop-pickers and the violent backlash by local people in the southern Italian town of Rosarno has...

    27. January 17, 2010

      Mafia and migrants test Berlusconi

      Rioting by migrant African crop-pickers and the violent backlash by local people in the southern Italian town of Rosarno has...

    28. January 11, 2010

      Berlusconi returns to work with tax pledge

      Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s prime minister, returned to work on Monday, four weeks after he was attacked on the street by a...

    29. January 8, 2010

      Italy steps up fight against Calabrian Mafia

      The Italian government has stepped up its fight against the Calabrian Mafia by promising more magistrates and police...

    30. January 8, 2010

      Immigrants protest over racial abuse in Italy

      At least 34 people have been injured in two days of racially motivated violence in a town in southern Italy after an attack...

    31. December 15, 2009

      Bloodied Berlusconi says love conquers all

      Declaring from his hospital bed that “love always defeats envy and hatred”, Silvio Berlusconi on Tuesday issued his first...

    32. June 16, 2009

      Italy to accept inmates from Guantánamo

      Lingering doubts among European Union members on whether to take former Guantánamo Bay detainees appeared to be softening on...

    33. October 15, 2008

      Mafia strike under nose of paratroopers

      Even Italy's crack Folgore paratroopers could not save 60-year-old Stanislao Cantelli from the Mafia. Two days after Silvio...

    34. October 14, 2008

      Mafia strike under nose of paratroopers

      Even Italy’s crack Folgore paratroopers could not save 60-year-old Stanislao Cantelli from the Mafia.Two days after Silvio...

    35. August 25, 2008

      Italian party seeks to block new mosques

      Italy's Northern League, the populist, xenophobic, sometimes separatist movement that is a key component of Silvio...

    36. August 25, 2008

      Italy's Northern League seeks to block new mosques

      Italy's Northern League, the populist, xenophobic, sometimes separatist movement that is a key component of Silvio...

    37. July 11, 2008

      Italy denies finger-printing of Gypsies is racist

      Italy's centre-right government yesterday rejected accusations of racism from European parliamentarians over its...

    38. May 22, 2008

      Berlusconi reveals crackdown on crime

      Pledging to erase "citizens' fears" and guarantee their security, Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's newly elected prime minister,...

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