Why Did the Pollsters Miss Beppe Grillo?

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jamie Bartlett

Grillo causes a big problem for polling companies. While mainstream candidates tend to end up close to predictions, new, populist, and radical parties often confound them.

Is It Finally All Over For Berlusconi?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

The seemingly unstoppable political force that is billionaire mogul Silvio Berlusconi, who emerged from his latest political foray neck-and-neck with ...

Silvio Berlusconi Ambushed By Topless FEMEN Activists

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK

Legendary ladies man Silvio Berlusconi was on the receiving end of a topless ambush as he arrived at a polling station in Milan on Sunday to vote in I...

Can Social Media Win an Election? The Case of Beppe Grillo

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 25.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jamie Bartlett

For a pollster this election will be something of a litmus test. Will social media campaigning and support translate into actual votes? I think it will. He won't have the curtain bonus of stigmatised far-right parties and candidates, and inside the booth some voters might think again about voting for an unknown is too risky.

British Murder Suspect Arrested In Rome

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK

A British man has been arrested in italy has been arrested in Italy for the murder of a tour guide and the attempted killing of another man. Police...

Horse Meat Tainted With Bute Enters Food Chain In France

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK

Horse meat contaminated with veterinary drug bute is believed to have entered the food chain in France, the French ministry confirmed. Six carcass...

Schoolgirl Dies On Skiing Trip To Italy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK

Tributes have been paid to a schoolgirl who has died on a skiing trip to Italy. Poonam Bhattal died in a "tragic accident", her school said. The...

How Europeans Are Reacting To The Horse Meat Scandal

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK

More than a month after equine DNA blighted burgers in British and Irish supermarkets, the horse meat scandal has now hit the continent. Nestlé h...

On Pope Benedict XVI: Fact From Fiction

Carl Packman | Posted 21.04.2013 | UK
Carl Packman

The uncomfortable issue for many Catholics is that for the current Pope to get the attention he deserves for dealing with abuse, he may in turn tarnish the reputation of former Pope John Paul II.

Spice Up Spring: Enjoy Holidays With A Difference | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

With each sunny - but snow-laden - morning we greet, we know that Spring will soon be rolling round. If you're lucky enough to have that long weekend to yourself, why not treat your friends or family to an Easter break?

A Movie Lover's Guide to Tuscany

Andrew Matthews | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Come with as we explore Tuscany through the movies that have been shot there.

The Pope, the Duchess and a Real Italian Pizza

Cordelia Kretzschmar | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK
Cordelia Kretzschmar

Some thoughts over pizza at a restaurant in Rome after a 14 hour day on three hours sleep. I'm in Italy reporting on the Pope when another story breaks. Pictures of the royal baby bump appear in an Italian gossip magazine. Back to work for me, I'll never get to finish that pizza now.

Pope Benedict XVI Resigns: What Is The Pope Going To Do with All Those Presents? (PICTURES)

Elliot Wagland | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK

Over the years Pope Benedict XVI has received more than his fair share of gifts from world leaders, including presents from Queen Elizabeth, Barack Ob...

Pope In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK

Pope Benedict XVI is to resign as the head of the Catholic Church on February 28, the Vatican said on Monday. It will be the first time the pontif...

WATCH: Italian Driver Attempts U-Turn, Causes Havoc

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2013 | UK Comedy

No, this isn't a scene from a Hollywood comedy set in Italy. But it could be. Because it shows a driver trying to turn their car around in a narro...

Six Nations 2013, Italy beats France Episode Two

Stefania Mattana | Posted 05.04.2013 | UK Sport
Stefania Mattana

It comes the time, in the life of a young lady, when crying in front of the TV becomes a rite of passage. It's not about Titanic or Bridget Jones's Diary movies. It's when Italy beats France during Six Nations rugby tournament.

LOOK: Venice Carnival 2013

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK

It's hard enough to write about Venice without becoming engulfed in a landslide of cliches - and near enough impossible when you factor in the city's ...

Ten Holidays to Take Before You Turn 30

Vikki Geary | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Vikki Geary

The sights and sounds of our trip - all lost in a blur of alcohol, sweat and after-sun. Not that there isn't a place for the 'don't-remember-it' holiday - but while you're young, free and full of energy, now is the time to see the world, not just the floor of your hotel bathroom. Make sure you experience these ten holidays before your 30th birthday.

Green Energy - Who Are the Big Players in the Six Nations?

Alun James | Posted 02.04.2013 | UK Sport
Alun James

"Good at rugby, lousy at renewable energy". OK, that's not an adage that many supporters will mutter in the upcoming Six Nations as the opposing team scores a try. But, at the moment, it's sort of true.

The Carnival of Venice Unmasked

Andrew Matthews | Posted 29.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Matthews

Something very special that happens every year without fail and without any doom nor gloom, just plenty of elegance, colour and tradition. It is the event of the year in Venice's calendar and it explains why you'll find rows and rows of masks in the souvenir shops and how you will find the magic of Venice is still alive.

'Awful News For The UK'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.01.2013 | UK Politics

Europe's nations may seem deeply divided, but on Britain's membership of the EU, opinion is united. Europe's Foreign Ministers have lined up to call t...

Grieving Dog Attends Daily Church Mass As He Mourns Late Owner

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

A dog whose owner died two months ago visits the church where her funeral was held every day in the hope she will return. Ciccio, a 12-year-old Ge...

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.

PHOTOS: Enter 'Ruby The Heartstealer'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK

The nightclub dancer "Ruby The Heartstealer" at the centre of the Silvio Berlusconi sex scandal has arrived to testify in court, where the former Prim...

Brain Vacations: Stress, Boredom and Travel

Professor Ian Robertson | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Ian Robertson

Curiosity exposes you to novelty, and curious people live longer and healthier lives, research shows. And one way of stimulating curiosity is to vacation with a purpose.