Latest Politics of Italy Stories

2009-04-16 17:12:15

The hometown of World War II-era Italian dictator Benito Mussolini has banned public display of Fascist symbols and slogans as a tourism-boosting measure. The Predappio town council voted unanimously Wednesday to ban stores from displaying swastikas, cudgels and Fascist slogans in their windows or other

2009-04-03 15:32:12

The Queen of England has become a YouTube sensation after footage from Buckingham Palace appeared to show her lose her temper with Italy's prime minister. The video, from an official photo call at the end of the Group of 20 summit, depicts Queen Elizabeth asking: What is it? Why does he have to shout? after Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi yells a booming greeting to U.S.

2006-07-07 14:50:01

By Emilio Parodi and Sophie Hardach MILAN (Reuters) - An Italian judge on Friday ordered ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to stand trial for alleged fraud at broadcaster Mediaset, the latest in a string of court cases involving the country's richest man.

2006-07-07 11:13:22

By Emilio Parodi MILAN (Reuters) - A judge on Friday ordered Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to stand trial over alleged fraud at his family's broadcaster Mediaset.

2006-06-26 08:10:35

ROME (Reuters) - Italian voters appear to have rejected constitutional reforms that would have strengthened the prime minister's powers and given regions greater autonomy, according to television opinion poll.

2006-05-10 06:22:05

ROME (Reuters) - Italian lawnmakers elected Giorgio Napolitano, an ex-communist 80-year-old life senator, to be the country's new head of state on Wednesday, lower house speaker Fausto Bertinotti announced to parliament. Napolitano won 543 votes, 38 more than the absolute majority needed.

2006-04-29 13:22:42

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - With a nickname like "The Knight," Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi could hardly have been expected to simply surrender.

2006-04-28 12:59:20

ROME (Reuters) - A highly-charged vote to elect a speaker for Italy's upper house of parliament, which handed victory to an ally of prime-minister-in-waiting Romano Prodi, was annulled on Friday and a fresh ballot was ordered.

2006-04-12 15:12:42

By Giuseppe Fonte ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Wednesday denounced Italy's general election as fraudulent and said official results giving victory to his center-left rival Romano Prodi had to be overturned.

2006-04-11 18:35:26

By Robin Pomeroy ROME (Reuters) - Romano Prodi pushed ahead on Wednesday with preparations to become Italy's next leader, in defiance of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's refusal to concede defeat in the closest election in post-war history.

Word of the Day
  • Emitting flashes of light; glittering.
The word 'coruscant' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to flash' or 'to sparkle'.