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Italy to outline youth jobs plan as government struggles
Italy's new government, already sinking in opinion polls and riven by internal disputes, on Wednesday lays out its plans to address one of the main causes of public anger - soaring unemployment among young people.
Tue May 21, 2013
La Dolce Vita plays out with Italian films at Cannes
Paolo Sorrentino's "The Great Beauty," a nostalgic, melancholic ode to the eternal city Rome, is one of several films that touch on the unraveling of contemporary Italy in official selection at the Cannes film festival this year.
The Beaumont Enterprise
The women of Italy's 'Rubygate'
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's 2010 relationship with Moroccan Karima El Mahroug, nicknamed Ruby Rubacuori ,' has led to underage prostitution charges for the Italian leader, who as Europe's most famous 'creepy old man,' is no stranger to scandal.
Sun May 19, 2013
Protests against austerity in Rome
THOUSANDS of people have protested in Rome against austerity policies and high unemployment, urging new Prime Minister Enrico Letta to focus on creating jobs to help pull the country out of recession.
Sat May 18, 2013
Inside Berlusconi's bunga bunga parties
Silvio Berlusconi's private disco featured not only aspiring showgirls performing striptease acts as sexy nuns and nurses, but one woman dressed up as President Barack Obama and a prominent Milan prosecutor whom the billionaire media mogul has accused of persecuting him, according to the first public sworn testimony by the Moroccan woman at the ... (more)
Thousands rally to oppose Italy cuts
Thousands of protesters, led by trade unionists, have rallied in the Italian capital Rome against the policies of the new coalition government.
Fri May 17, 2013
Berlusconi's 'Bunga Bunga' Parties Reportedly Featured Showgirl Dressed As Obama
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi 's parties featured showgirls stressed as nuns and nurses - and also those dressed as President Obama.
'Ruby the Heart Stealer' takes the stand
The woman alleged to have had sex for money with Silvio Berlusconi when she was just 17 and he was the prime minister began testifying on Friday at a trial of three people accused of pimping for him.
Thu May 16, 2013
Italy on 'razor's edge with EU', says Napolitano
Rome, May 16 - Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has praised Italy's main political parties for making Premier Enrico Letta's left-right government possible but warned that elements in the political class have not realised the country is on the "razor's edge". Letta's centre-left Democratic Party and ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi's People of ... (more)
Unpopular IMU property tax to be debated by cabinet Friday
Rome, May 15 - Italy's cabinet will consider whether to suspended a hated property tax on primary homes during meetings on Friday, sources said Wednesday.
Tue May 14, 2013
Mediaset reports flat Q1 profits as revenues drop
Milan, May 14 - Italian television giant Mediaset on Tuesday reported flat first-quarter profits on the back of declining revenues.
Berlusconi allies point to 'political attack' in Ruby ruling
Milan, May 14 - Allies of Silvio Berlusconi on Tuesday came out in force against a Milan prosecutor's request Monday the former premier be sentenced to a combined six-year jail term for abuse of power and for having sex with an alleged underage prostitute known as Ruby.
Prosecutors demand six years prison for Silvio Berlusconi during 'Bunga Bunga' trial
London, May 14 : Prosecutors have said there is 'no doubt' former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had paid for sex with underage prostitute and abused his office to cover it up.
Mon May 13, 2013
Inferno: Bilge, but one hell of a page turner. Inspired by Dante,...
The publication of a new thriller by Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, is always bound to attract huge media attention.
A new road for Finnish cuisine
Perhaps spurred on by the success of what is being dubbed "new Nordic cuisine" and the trailblazing kitchen of Rene Redzepi and his Copenhagen restaurant Noma, or perhaps influenced by the locavore movement sweeping the restaurant world, the cuisine from the far northern reaches of continental Europe is experiencing a revolution.
Berlusconi sex-for-hire trial reaches final stage
Berlusconi is accused of paying for sex with an underage Moroccan prostitute at a lavish party he hosted while he was premier and then trying to cover it up.
The Daily Star
Berlusconi sex-for-hire trial reaches final stage
People of Freedom party member Silvio Berlusconi gestures as he makes an address on stage in Brescia May 11, 2013.
Berlusconi sex-for-hire trial reaches final stage after 2 months of delays
Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi's sex-for-hire trial entered the final stretch Monday with a Milan prosecutor making long-delayed closing arguments.
Sun May 12, 2013
Italy PM Letta warns coalition allies as tension mounts
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta warned his center-right coalition partners on Sunday that the future of the government was at risk following a furious row over Silvio Berlusconi's attacks on magistrates in a rally at the weekend.
Sat May 11, 2013
The Star Online
Italy's Berlusconi attacks judges but backs Letta government
Silvio Berlusconi launched a fierce attack on magistrates at a stormy political rally on Saturday, accusing them of trying to eliminate him politically but he pledged to keep supporting the fragile coalition of centre-left Prime Minister Enrico Letta.