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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. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. May 1, 2015

      Mediaset: slow dance

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

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. April 10, 2015

      Friars join Berlusconi to attack Italy’s Forest Police shake-up

      The friars at the Sacred Convent of Saint Francis of Assisi, who pursue lives of “poverty, chastity and obedience” in...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. February 1, 2015

      Presidential coup returns Florentine swagger to Matteo Renzi

      Operation “Mattarella” could not have gone any better for Matteo Renzi, Italy’s youthful, reform-minded, centre-left...

    10. December 18, 2014

      Italy’s Giorgio Napolitano says departure is ‘imminent’

      Giorgio Napolitano announced his “imminent departure” as Italy’s president on Thursday, bringing a new dose of...

    11. December 10, 2014

      Italy’s Renzi vows to take tougher stand against corruption

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s reformist prime minister, has pledged to take a tougher stand against corruption and make the...

    12. The World

      December 2, 2014

      Putin and Erdogan: not quite kindred spirits

      One of the most compelling of international relationships was on display in Ankara this week when Russian President...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. November 21, 2014

      Cheshire Cat smiles mask danger in UK politics

      Look carefully at the photos from Thursday’s by-election victory of the UK Independence party in Rochester, or those of...

    16. November 12, 2014

      Renzi and Berlusconi announce deal on electoral reform

      Matteo Renzi and Silvio Berlusconi took a big step towards revamping Italy’s electoral laws on Wednesday, cementing an...

    17. The World

      November 11, 2014

      Napolitano stands tall among Italy's selfish politicians

      For the past 15 years, there has been little good to say about Italy’s economic performance, and even less about the...

    18. October 17, 2014

      Putin’s nightcap with old pal Berlusconi dims focus on Ukraine

      The most hotly-anticipated event at a summit in Milan this week was a carefully-brokered meeting between Vladimir Putin...

    19. 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...

    20. September 28, 2014

      Matteo Renzi faces battle over labour reform

      Matteo Renzi, Italy’s reform-minded prime minister, was greeted with a stern warning on his arrival in Italy after a...

    21. September 12, 2014

      Italy’s Northern League looks to Scotland vote for separation push

      Italy’s anti-immigrant, anti-euro Northern League party is seizing on the Scottish vote for independence as an...

    22. 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...

    23. The World

      July 4, 2014

      Rome and Berlin lock horns

      Today Germany and France will meet in their World Cup quarter final in Rio de Janeiro, the latest episode in one of...

    24. June 23, 2014

      Luca Cordero di Montezemolo backs Etihad to save Alitalia

      Seven years ago, when Alitalia was heading towards bankruptcy, Luca Cordero di Montezemolo, then head of Italy’s main...

    25. June 13, 2014

      Berlusconi ally extradited to Italy from Lebanon

      Former senator Marcello Dell’Utri, one of Silvio Berlusconi’s closest business partners and political allies, was...

    26. 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...

    27. May 28, 2014

      Berlusconi’s empire faces a tricky future without him

      One of the bigger losers of last weekend’s European elections was Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi, whose political party...

    28. 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...

    29. May 15, 2014

      Lacklustre Berlusconi campaign has risks for Renzi

      Banners were waving and the basement ballroom in a luxury Rome hotel was packed with supporters when Silvio Berlusconi...

    30. May 11, 2014

      How the euro was saved - FT series

      To the astonishment of almost everyone in the room, Angela Merkel began to cry. “Das ist nicht fair.” That is not fair,...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      May 9, 2014

      Berlusconi begins community service for tax fraud

      Giuseppe Cacace/AFP Italian former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi arrives at the Catholic hospice in Cesano Boscone,...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. Brussels Blog

      April 29, 2014

      Candidates spar in live EU TV debate

      With flashes of wit, much earnestness and a certain reluctance to go for the jugular of their opponents, four...

    36. April 18, 2014

      Obituary: Inquisitor who paved the path to a new Italy

      In the new age of Matteo Renzi, Italy’s youngest and least ideological prime minister, when headlines are dominated by...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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