Silvio Berlusconi.

Can a Young Italian Premier Run a Country That's Dominated By the Old?

Marco Morosini | Posted 08.01.2014 | Canada Politics
Marco Morosini

To be a Senator, one must be 40 or more and Renzi himself would not qualify for another year. Prime Minister perhaps, even President of the United States if he were born there, but not yet the hallowed nether-world of the Italian Senate. "We do not have the age" must also be said by 4.3 million adult Italians. No other country requires its citizens to wait until 25 to achieve full political rights.

Berlusconi Defends Mussolini's Support Of Hitler

AP | Frances D'Emilio | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada

ROME -- Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi praised Benito Mussolini for "having done good'' despite the Fascist dictator's anti-Jewish laws, imm...

Silvio Berlusconi a une nouvelle (jeune) fiancée

Le HuffPost | Le HuffPost | Posted 02.10.2013 | Canada Politics

PEOPLE - Après avoir fait la Une en annonçant son retour en politique, Silvio Berlusconi fait à nouveau parler de lui en Italie. Et cette fois-ci l...

Europe Boots Out its Political Morons

Diane Francis | Posted 01.21.2012 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

The party that calls itself Europe is over. The sovereign debt crisis afflicting its weakest members has ended the eurozone's political Ponzi scheme -- the proclivity to hand out entitlements today and run up a tab due tomorrow.

Party Asked Monti Not To Run Says Berlusconi

CP | Frances D'Emilio, The Associated Press | Posted 01.20.2012 | Canada Business

ROME - Silvio Berlusconi revealed in an interview Sunday that his party had asked new Premier Mario Monti not to run for office beyond his present ter...

Berlusconi Ally Won't Back Mario Monti Leadership

CP | Posted 11.13.2011 | Canada

ROME - Economist Mario Monti won some pledges of support Sunday to lead a new technocratic government to rescue Italy from financial disaster, but not...

Sunday Roundup: Berlusconi a Loss for Comedians Everywhere

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 01.13.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

Yesterday's resignation of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is a loss to comedians everywhere. Which other world leader can possibly fill the void? It was easy to bid "avtio" to George Papandreou earlier this week. Aside from his comically large moustache, there was nothing very funny about the way he drove Greece into bankruptcy, while threatening to take the whole rest of the EU down with him. But give Berlusconi this: the guy steered his country to ruin with, well, not style exactly -- maybe chutzpah. It's one thing simply to overpay state workers -- quite another to host "Bunga Bunga" sex parties while your country burns.

'Super' Mario Monti To Form New Italian Government

CP | Frances D'Emilio, The Associated Press | Posted 01.13.2012 | Canada Business

ROME - Economist Mario Monti accepted the monumental task Sunday of trying to form a new government that can rescue Italy from financial ruin, express...

Berlusconi To Resign

CP | Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press | Posted 01.12.2012 | Canada Business

ROME - Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi resigned Saturday after parliament's lower chamber passed European-demanded reforms, ending a 17-year politic...

Why Italy Is Key To Stabilizing The Eurozone Crisis

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.12.2012 | Canada Business

TOKYO - The chief of the International Monetary Fund said Saturday that Italy's financial reform is key to reducing the impact of the eurozone crisis,...

Greece Is Ungovernable

Diane Francis | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada Business
Diane Francis

The evidence of anti-governance is there: Greek people have staged debilitating strikes, violent rampages and tax revolts. Greece, for its part, will be well-advised to simply leave and let the IMF help it pick up the pieces.

Stock Markets Plummet On Italy Fears

CP | Malcolm Morrison, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.09.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Toronto stock market tumbled more than 300 points Wednesday and commodity prices retreated amid a fresh wave of anxiety about Europe's d...

Berlusconi Faces Crucial Test

CP | Victor L. Simpson, The Associated Press | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada

Update: CBC is reporting that Silvio Berlusconi has survived his confidence vote 316-301. ROME - Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi faces a confiden...

Italy's Largest Union Mulls Strike Over 'Inequity' In Budget Cuts

AP | Posted 10.22.2011 | Canada Business

ROME (AP) - The leader of Italy's largest union is threatening a general strike against an austerity package that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's g...

Italy Austerity Plan Sets Up Showdown WIth Labour

CP | Alessandra Rizzo, The Associated Press | Posted 10.14.2011 | Canada Business

ROME - The leader of Italy's largest union is threatening a general strike against an austerity package that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's govern...

'Our Financial System Has Become A Madhouse'

The Guardian | Posted 10.06.2011 | Canada Business

What we have witnessed is a mass global flight from risk and an accompanying hoarding of cash on a huge scale. It was the worst week in the financial ...

Italy Moves Towards A Ban On The Burqa

CP | Posted 10.02.2011 | Canada

ROME - An Italian parliamentary commission Tuesday approved a draft law banning women from wearing veils that cover their faces in public. The draf...