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    1. August 26, 2016

      Renzi promises to rebuild devastated towns of Umbria and Lazio

      Giuseppe Bonanni, 58, drove from Rome on Friday to Sommati, a hamlet down the hill from Amatrice, the hilltop town...

    2. August 25, 2016

      Vivendi sets out to slash €300m of costs at Canal Plus

      Vivendi has launched a €300m cost-cutting plan at Canal Plus as part of efforts to turn round the lossmaking French...

    1. The World

      August 19, 2016

      White House Countdown - Staying, staying, gone

      Another one bites the dust. Two months after firing his first campaign manager and two days after reshuffling his...

    2. August 5, 2016

      Silvio Berlusconi sells AC Milan to Chinese group

      Silvio Berlusconi has agreed to sell AC Milan to a state-backed Chinese group — ending a three-decade-long stewardship...

    3. August 4, 2016

      Berlusconi Jr hits back on Vivendi deal

      Piersilvio Berlusconi, chairman of Mediaset, has hit back at Vivendi over its attempt to renegotiate a deal to buy the...

    4. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      Tensions grow between Vivendi and Berlusconi's Mediaset

      Things are getting tense between French billionaire Vincent Bollore’s Vivendi media and content group and Italy’s...

    5. July 26, 2016

      Vivendi seeks to pull deal with Italy’s Mediaset Premium

      Vivendi is seeking to back out of an agreement with Mediaset to acquire its pay-TV unit, sparking a brutal sell-off of...

    6. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Mediaset to back out of Vivendi deal for pay-TV unit

      Italian broadcaster Mediaset, owned by former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, said it wishes to back out of a deal...

    7. July 17, 2016

      Trump leads the west’s flight from dignity

      This week, Republicans will endorse the first US presidential nominee since the second world war to reject America’s...

    8. July 17, 2016

      Gossip magazine group buys newspaper rival RCS Mediagroup

      A gossip magazine owner and former employee of Silvio Berlusconi has become the owner of Italian national newspaper...

    9. July 5, 2016

      Berlusconi to sell AC Milan to Chinese investors

      AC Milan are set to be the latest top-tier European football team to move into Chinese ownership after long-time owner...

    10. June 9, 2016

      Berlusconi goes from hustings to hospital

      Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s former prime minister and leader of the centre-right Forza Italia party, was smiling and...

    11. June 9, 2016

      Italy's Berlusconi to undergo heart surgery

      Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s former prime minister and leader of the centre-right Forza Italia party, will undergo heart...

    12. June 6, 2016

      Renzi must regain a zeal to reform for Italy’s sake

      Matteo Renzi has long been regarded as one of Europe’s more assured and charismatic leaders, with a tangible record of...

    13. Fast FT

      May 16, 2016

      Corriere della Sera owner at centre of takeover battle

      A takeover battle has broken out for Italy’s RCS Mediagroup, owner national newspaper of record Corriere della Sera. A...

    14. Fast FT

      May 10, 2016

      Berlusconi in talks to sell AC Milan stake to Chinese investors

      Fininvest, the holding company behind Silvio Berlusconi’s media empire, said in a statement it had entered exclusive...

    15. April 10, 2016

      Vivendi-Mediaset tie-up to fuel European deals

      Vincent Bolloré’s deal to take a stake in the TV group of Italian media mogul and former prime minister Silvio...

    16. April 8, 2016

      Vivendi buys stake in Mediaset and takes control of pay-TV unit

      Vivendi is to take a 3.5 per cent stake in Italy’s Mediaset and full control of the Italian broadcaster’s...

    17. March 22, 2016

      Italians kept guessing over Vincent Bolloré’s motives

      For the best part of a year, French industrialist Vincent Bolloré and his Vivendi group have been focused on Telecom...

    18. Fast FT

      March 21, 2016

      Berlusconi confirms talks with Vivendi

      Further twists in the tale amid a shake-up in Italian telecoms and media. Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s former prime...

    19. Fast FT

      March 10, 2016

      Generali to pick French exec Donnet as CEO

      Generali, Italy’s largest insurer, will name Philippe Donnet chief executive, replacing Mario Greco who left in January...

    20. March 7, 2016

      Who is Donald Trump most like?

      It is increasingly likely that Donald Trump will become the Republican party’s presidential candidate, yet he is a...

    21. March 1, 2016

      Donald Trump embodies how great republics meet their end

      What is one to make of the rise of Donald Trump? It is natural to think of comparisons with populist demagogues past...

    22. January 27, 2016

      Donald Trump has a problem with strong women

      Hillary Clinton should be celebrating. Donald Trump’s decision to boycott the Fox News debate was ostensibly about...

    23. Brussels Blog

      January 25, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The Left also rises?

      This is the Monday edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    24. The World

      January 25, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The Left also rises?

      This is the Friday edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    25. December 17, 2015

      Licio Gelli, fascist and masonic chief

      When officers from Italy’s tax police raided a Tuscan business on the outskirts of Arezzo on March 17, 1981, they made...

    26. December 6, 2015

      Tom Mockridge, Virgin Media: the cable assignment

      Tom Mockridge is so habitually late that, when he left his job running Rupert Murdoch’s News International, the staff...

    27. December 4, 2015

      Corruption, economic crisis and impeachment

      Brazil is no stranger to volatility and upset. Even so, the events of the past two weeks — from the imprisonment of a...

    28. November 15, 2015

      Italy’s economic recovery is not what it seems

      Yoram Gutgeld last week made one of the most astonishing economic statements I have heard in a long time. The adviser...

    29. October 2, 2015

      Silvio Berlusconi and Vladimir Putin: the odd couple

      During a tour of a winery in Crimea last month, Vladimir Putin and Silvio Berlusconi were offered a taste of a rare...

    30. FT Alphaville

      September 21, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - Meet the hottest restaurant of 2081. - More on the political economy of permahawkery. - Chanos...

    31. September 14, 2015

      Critics brand Renzi’s latest tax cut a political ploy

      Giovanni Severini, a 58-year real estate agent in the wealthy, lakeside Italian city of Como, should be cheering the...

    32. 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...

    33. June 2, 2015

      A cinematic take on a changing, ageing Italy

      Walter Veltroni, the writer and former mayor of Rome who officiated at the nuptials George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin...

    34. May 19, 2015

      Police raid Italian TV groups in football rights inquiry

      The offices of Italian broadcaster Mediaset and satellite television group Sky Italia have been raided by police...

    35. May 11, 2015

      When opera takes on the big issues

      Big-busted celebrities. The Twin Towers. Nuclear physics. Opera in recent decades hasn’t been afraid to grapple with...

    36. May 1, 2015

      Mediaset: slow dance

      The slow, teasing dance by Mediaset — the Italian media conglomerate owned by Silvio Berlusconi — may soon reach a...

    37. May 1, 2015

      Italy pins hopes for economic revival on Milan Expo

      After a run-up marred by corruption scandals, delays and fights over costs, the Expo 2015 world fair in Milan opened to...

    38. April 30, 2015

      Silvio Berlusconi nears sale of majority stake in AC Milan

      Silvio Berlusconi, the media mogul and Italy’s former prime minister, is in the final stages of agreeing the sale of 51...

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