Asian markets slip on Italy uncertainty

2013-02-26 07:59

Asian markets fell, with dealers spooked by an election in Italy that left no clear winner, leading to political uncertainty and fresh fears about eurozone stability.

Beppe Grillo shaking up Italian politics

2012-10-30 19:50

Comedian-turned-politician Beppe Grillo is the man of the moment in Italy after his internet-based movement made big gains in an election in Sicily.

Slow vote in Italy

2012-05-06 21:02

Italy is voting in the 1st election since Mario Monti took over, which is expected to gauge voter anger at austerity measures.

Berlusconi loses in local polls

2011-05-30 20:10

Silvio Berlusconi's mayoral candidates has lost elections in the premier's stronghold of Milan and in the southern city of Naples in outcomes that could undermine his government's stability and his leadership.

Italian army to clear Naples rubbish

2011-05-09 22:30

The Italian army has been ordered to clear tons of uncollected garbage from the rubbish-strewn streets of Naples a week before local elections.


Berlusconi will refund property tax

2013-02-03 22:43

Silvio Berlusconi has pledged an immediate refund of the property tax of his successor Prime Minister Mario Monti if Italy's conservative coalition wins elections this month.

Berlusconi calls it a day

2012-10-24 22:35

Italy's Silvio Berlusconi says that he will not run in elections early next year and will hand his People of Freedom party over to a successor.

Berlusconi sex trial resumes

2011-05-31 22:29

Italy's playboy premier Silvio Berlusconi has shrugged off a crushing political setback joking that it was too early for his funeral, as his trial for sex with an under age call girl resumed.

All eyes on Milan as Italy votes

2011-05-29 22:25

As Italians go to the polls in the second round of local elections, all eyes are on Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's hometown of Milan, which the centre-left threatens to take.

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