Silvio Berlusconi.

Life Imitates Art: Pope Recreates The Kiss Which So Enraged The Vatican (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK

Pope Francis was pictured locking lips with Israeli president Shimon Peres this weekend – in an image reminiscent of an advertising campaign that su...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 23 May 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 21.07.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

The inept clairvoyant of news This week has proven that in a land of lily-livers, the man who doesn't look that yellow is king. So it is for Nigel Fa...

Berlusconi: 'I Did Not Call Merkel An Unf*ckable Lard-Arse'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.05.2014 | UK

Outgoing Newsnight stalwart Jeremy Paxman locked horns with former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi outside his villa in Milan for an intervie...

Newsnight: Paxman Asks Berlusconi If He Called Angela Merkel An 'Unf*ckable Lard-Arse' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK

On Tuesday, Newsnight will air an interview with former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in which Jeremy Paxman asked the ageing lothario whet...

Who Throws A Shoe? Hillary Clinton Gets The George Bush Treatment (VIDEO, PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Politics

Hillary Clinton managed to dodge being hit by a shoe as she addressed a crowd in Las Vegas. The former Secretary of State cracked jokes after the ...

'Renzie', Italy's New Premier, Grabs the Reins - Can a Young Man Run a Country Dominated By the Old?

Marco Morosini | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Politics
Marco Morosini

With a new and disruptive coalescence of young voters on the rise, who fully oppose the iron grip of the elderly, the fragile and illusive reins of power may well slip from Renzi's grasp...

What Kind Of Week Has It Been? 4 October, 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

Drunkenly eating the popcorn of news The week giveth, and the week taketh away. On the give side, Alastair Campbell administered the sort of arse who...

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...

'The EU's Second Political Assassination'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Politics

Silvio Berlusconi considered pulling Italy out of the euro in late 2011 before European financial officials brought about his removal from office, an ...

'Young Man, There's No Need To Feel Down': Berlusconi Guard Busts Out Village People Dance Moves (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK

"Sing like no one's listening, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth," wrote Mark Twain w...

Berlusconi Isn't Taking His Tax Fraud Conviction Lying Down

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 02.08.2013 | UK

Silvio Berlusconi has railed against his prison sentence for tax fraud, saying it was "founded on absolutely nothing." Italy's former Prime Ministe...

Wimbledon, Burgers, DOMA And More: Funny Tweets Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Comedy

It was, we think it's safe to say, a good week for Kevin Rudd, Byron burgers and gay marriage in America. It wasn't such a good week for Julia Gill...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 28 June 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

From one sunglasses-wearing singer to another now and Silvio Berlusconi has, after years of antics shadier than a coconut tree, finally got conked on the head. He's been sentenced to jail for sex with a minor, although in a particularly grimy irony, he's unlikely to serve any actual prison time because of his advanced age.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: 'No Blanket Ban On Farage'

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Politics

The ten things you need to know on Tuesday 25 June 2013... 1) 'NO BLANKET BAN ON FARAGE' Want to understand Ed Miliband? Then you need to unde...

Berlusconi Guilty Of Sex With Underage Teen Prostitute

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK

Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to seven years in jail and banned from holding public office, in a prostitution scandal involving the former Ital...

Australian PM Attacked With Vegemite Sandwich...& 15 Other Politicians Hit By Assorted Missiles (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Politics

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has narrowly avoided being struck with a Vegemite sandwich. The 51-year-old was targeted with the yeasty s...

The Most Insensitive Advert Ever?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2013 | UK

Car manufacturer Ford has been accused of undermining attempts to tackle violence against women in India with an advert showing three gagged and bound...

A Message From the Voters of Italeigh

Robin Lustig | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Politics
Robin Lustig

What significant numbers of voters in Italeigh have in common is a profound sense that conventional politicians have let them down. They lie, they cheat, they make promises that they have no intention of keeping - and, most seriously, they preside over a collapse in living standards that throws thousands of people out of work and creates real, palpable misery.

The Italian Election Is a Game Changer for Governments of the Left and Right

Jonny Mulligan | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jonny Mulligan

This is a potential game changer and a warning for austerity politicians from the third biggest economy in Europe. Watch the fear spread throughout the political classes.

Italian Elections: A Fellinesque World

Georgi Kantchev | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Politics
Georgi Kantchev

Even though Fellini was not around to direct them, the recent general elections certainly look like they are following his scripts.

Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right, We're Stuck in the Middle

Tom Wadsworth | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Politics
Tom Wadsworth

This triumph of pragmatism and realism over vision means the two major parties are essentially advocating minor variations of the same sorts of policies. A major economic upswing might still save the Tories, just as a 'Black Wednesday' style catastrophe could catapult Labour to a majority - but neither is that likely in the 26 months before voters go to the polls.

Charlie Thomas

FTSE Fall: A Market Correction Or Something More Serious?

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

The FTSE experienced its first major fall for weeks on Tuesday after the Italian election results failed to produce a clear winner. Italy, as Europ...

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...