Dec 10, 2012 11:51 EST
An Italian court ordered police on Monday to track down "Ruby the Heart Stealer", the young Moroccan call-girl at the heart of Silvio Berlusconi's sex trial, after she skipped a court hearing and told her lawyer she had left the country, media reports said.
Dec 10, 2012 10:04 EST
Italian financial markets plunged on Monday after Prime Minister Mario Monti announced he will step down ahead of a general election, as European leaders urged Italy to stay the course on reforms.
Dec 10, 2012 05:18 EST
European stock markets sank on Monday, with Milan shares plunging after Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti announced his intention to resign, in the latest twist in the fast-moving eurozone debt crisis.
Dec 10, 2012 05:11 EST
Italy's stock market plunged over three percent on Monday after a weekend of political drama in which Prime Minister Mario Monti announced his intention to resign and Silvio Berlusconi launched a comeback bid.
Dec 09, 2012 23:37 EST
Italy waited to see how markets would react Monday after a weekend of political drama in which Prime Minister Mario Monti announced his resignation and Silvio Berlusconi launched a comeback bid.
Dec 09, 2012 16:18 EST
Italian officials on Sunday readied for early elections after Prime Minister Mario Monti said he would soon resign and his predecessor Silvio Berlusconi announced he would run for the top job for the sixth time in two decades.
Dec 08, 2012 23:56 EST
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti is stepping down, the president's office announced, just hours after the man he replaced, Silvio Berlusconi, said he would run again for head of government.
Dec 08, 2012 16:57 EST
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti is stepping down, the president's office announced Saturday, just hours after the man he replaced, Silvio Berlusconi, said he would run again for head of government.
Dec 08, 2012 14:34 EST
Silvio Berlusconi on Saturday ended weeks of speculation and announced he would run again for Italy's prime minister, the post he was forced out of a year ago.
Dec 08, 2012 14:08 EST
Italy's irrepressible Silvio Berlusconi, who has announced his candidacy for premier in the 2013 election, is a larger-than-life billionaire who has shrugged off scandal to score political triumphs time and again.
Dec 08, 2012 10:20 EST
AC Milan don't have the money to bid for Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli in the January transfer window, the Serie A club's owner Silvio Berlusconi said on Saturday.
Dec 08, 2012 09:48 EST
Silvio Berlusconi on Saturday ended weeks of speculation by announcing he would again run for the job of prime minister, which he was forced out of last year.
Dec 07, 2012 12:37 EST
La Scala opera house in Milan on Friday celebrated the start of its 2012/2013 season with Richard Wagner's "Lohengrin" -- a disputed choice ahead of the bicentenaries of the famous German composer and his Italian rival Giuseppe Verdi.
Dec 07, 2012 05:51 EST
Speculation over Mario Balotelli's possible exit from Manchester City intensified Friday a day after the striker's daughter was born in his native Italy.
Dec 05, 2012 14:10 EST
French-Tunisian producer and financier Tarak Ben Ammar announced in Milan on Wednesday that he will buy the ONTV Egyptian television network which belongs to Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris.
Dec 05, 2012 13:36 EST
Mario Balotelli's agent has upped the ante for potential suitors, including AC Milan, by claiming the unsettled Manchester City striker is like the Mona Lisa, virtually unaffordable.
Nov 25, 2012 23:11 EST
Italian centre-left Democratic Party chief Pier Luigi Bersani is set for a run-off vote next week against young pretender Matteo Renzi, after millions of supporters chose their nominee for next year's general election.
Nov 25, 2012 17:49 EST
AC Milan produced their best performance of the season to secure a 1-0 win over Juventus thanks to a fortunate first-half penalty which handed the champions only their second defeat of the campaign.
Nov 25, 2012 15:22 EST
Millions of Italian centre-left voters cast their ballots on Sunday to select a nominee for prime minister ahead of a general election next year as the country suffers through a painful recession.
Nov 19, 2012 08:25 EST
Silvio Berlusconi's accountant was taken hostage in his home last month by armed intruders who demanded a 35 million euro ($44 million) ransom from the former Italian premier, police said on Monday.