Berlusconi

Berlusconi's Breakdown In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK

These pictures show the moment Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi unexpectedly dropped his bid to topple the Italian government in a last...

Berlusconi Conviction Threatens Fragile Italian Government

Alex Rickets | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Politics
Alex Rickets

Few politicians have cast such a long shadow over a country, across an extended period of time, as Silvo Berlusconi. Palpable relief greeted the politician and media tycoon's resignation as Italian PM in November 2011, against a backdrop of severe doubt regarding his commitment to implementing economic reforms necessary to tackle the nation's debt crisis.

Comedians Who've Turned To Politics

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Politics

As Italy's election debacle thundered and Silvio Berlusconi unashamedly attempted to slither back into politics, a surprise victor stepped into the ri...

Berlusconi and the Piazza Italia Adverts

Giulia Zecchini | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Giulia Zecchini

Italy's political situation has been on the radar for quite some time now, and the recent announcement of Silvio Berlusconi's return to politics has not allowed the country to leave the spot light. On a recent trip back to my hometown, Milan, a couple of adverts by the clothing line Piazza Italia caught my eye.

Bunga No Longer

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK

Silvio Berlusconi is hanging up his Bunga-Bunga heels to take his 27-year-old fiance down the aisle, announcing an engagement which makes him feel "le...

Berlusconi 'To Run For Prime Minister Again'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Politics

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi could run for office again next year, his party has indicated. Berlusconi said he has been "besieg...

Could Berlusconi Topple Italian Government?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK

Silvio Berlusconi has threatened to topple the Italian government a day after the former prime minister was given a four-year jail sentence for tax fr...

French Police Raid Closer Offices Over Topless Kate Pics

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK

Police have raided the offices of the French magazine Closer, looking for details of the photographer who took the topless pictures of Duchess Kate, a...

French Court Bans Further Publication Of Kate Topless Photos

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK

A French court has granted an injunction banning media from re-publishing topless photos of the Duchess of Cambridge. Closer magazine in France, wh...

Court Will Rule On Kate Topless Snaps Ban

PA | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK

A French court is expected to later announce whether it will order a halt to further publication of topless photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge. ...

Irish Daily Star Editor Suspended Over Duchess Of Cambridge Photos

Posted 17.09.2012 | UK

The editor of the Irish Daily Star has been suspended from his role at the newspaper over the publication of topless photographs of the Duchess of Cam...

'I Don't Sell Artichokes And Carrots, I Sell Photographic Scoops'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK

The editor of the Italian gossip magazine which published topless photographs of the Duchess of Cambridge has warned that the royal couple have no leg...

Felicity A Morse

Royal Couple 'Sending Clear Message To Editors' With Court Action

HuffingtonPost.com | Felicity A Morse | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK

Royal experts have said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's decision to file a criminal complaint over the publication of topless pictures is a symbol...

Royal Lawyers Launch Legal Action In France Over Topless Photos

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK

Lawyers acting for the Duchess of Cambridge have lodged a complaint against French Closer magazine, as an Italian gossip magazine published a 26-page ...

Italy Turns Left

Matt Carr | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK
Matt Carr

Berlusconi's People of Liberty party has taken a hammering, and so too has the corruption-tainted Northern League, which lost in all seven of the mayoral races in which it had candidates. All this represents another stake in the dark heart of Berlusconism and a shift leftwards, of which the traditional centre-left Democratic Party (PD) has been the primary beneficiary.

'We May Have Schettino But You Have Auschwitz' Media Feud Between Italy And Germany Escalates

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse and Cosima Ungaro | Posted 28.01.2012 | UK

A row has broken out between Spiegel Online and Italian weekly Il Giornale after the German publication said "it was hardly surprising" that an Italia...

VIDEO: Italy's Welfare Minister Breaks Down Explaining Austerity Measures

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 05.12.2011 | UK

Italy’s welfare minister Elsa Fornero burst into tears as she revealed the impact of austerity measures that Italy hopes will tackle its financial c...

VIDEO: It's 'True Love' For Berlusconi As Fourth Album Of Ballads Released

zoomin.tv | Posted 22.11.2011 | UK

Silvio Berlusconi has released an album of love songs just in time for Christmas. The former prime minister, and cruise ship crooner, has penned a num...

The Long-Overdue Demise of Silvio Berlusconi

Frederic Whyte | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK Politics
Frederic Whyte

If the British press is to be believed, Italy has - thanks to the benign intervention of the IMF - been liberated from the clutches of a modern-day, w...

Silvio Berlusconi: 'I Will Not Run For Office At Next Elections'

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said he will not run for office in the country's next elections after agreeing to stand down pending financia...

Silvio Berlusconi To Resign Following Approval Of Austerity Measures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

Silvio Berlusconi will resign as Italian prime minister once austerity measures currently making their way through parliament have been approved, it h...

Berlusconi Wins Budget Vote But Loses Majority As Pressure To Resign Mounts

Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.01.2012 | UK

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has won a vote on the country's budget but has lost his majority in the lower house of parliament, it has bee...

PICTURES: Berlusconi's Changing Faces: Bunga Bungle, Ballads And Bribery

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK

Silvio Berlusconi: the politician, property and media tycoon who allegedly brought 'bunga bunga' to Britain's shores, has also been one of Italy's lon...

Sarkozy And Merkel Caught Smirking At Berlusconi's Expense

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK

Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy couldn’t resist sharing a knowing smile when they were asked if they thought Silvio Berlusconi would come up with ...

Italian Parliament Gives Vote Of Confidence For Austerity Bill

Olivia Williams | Posted 14.11.2011 | UK

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's government won a vote of confidence on Wednesday in parliament, on a 54-billion-euro austerity package aime...