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Former Prime Minister and president of Italian right-wing party Forza Italia, Silvio Berlusconi, speaks during a convention of his party on October 14, 2017 at Ischia. / AFP PHOTO / Eliano IMPERATO (Photo credit should read ELIANO IMPERATO/AFP/Getty Images)

Italy Lifts Ban on Silvio Berlusconi Holding Political Office

A Milan court has rehabilitated media magnate and former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, releasing him from his “lifetime ban” on holding public office and paving the way for a possible return to active politics.

TOPSHOT - Migrants wait to be rescued by the Aquarius rescue ship run by non-governmental organisations (NGO) 'SOS Mediterranee' and 'Medecins Sans Frontieres' (Doctors Without Borders) in the Mediterranean Sea, 30 nautic miles from the Libyan coast, on August 2, 2017. Italy on August 2, 2017 began enforcing a controversial …

Vast Majority of Under-35 Italians Now Oppose Mass Migration

A poll has revealed that 65 per cent of Italians under the age of 35 are against mass migration with some wanting to limit the number of migrants flowing into the country while others want the rate reduced to zero.

ROME, ITALY - NOVEMBER 27: Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gestures as he attends a rally outside his house, Palazzo Grazioli, on November 27, 2013 in Rome, Italy.

Politico: Donald Trump Is the ‘American Silvio Berlusconi’

As the U.S. presidential primaries rage on and Donald Trump holds onto a healthy lead in the Republican showdown, Politico has drawn a parallel between the American magnate and Italy’s resilient but often embarrassing populist leader, Silvio Berlusconi. Politico writer


Italy’s Berlusconi Calls for Elections, Vows to Oust Renzi

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi pledged to relaunch his Forza Italia party this year and force out the centre-left government of Matteo Renzi, according to an interview with daily Il Giornale on Saturday. Berlusconi, 79, has kept a low

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Italian Senators Suspended For Miming Oral Sex In Parliament

Two Italian senators said to have made gestures suggestive of oral sex to an opposing female colleague during a debate in parliament have been suspended by the Senate’s speaker. Speaker Pietro Grasso took the action against Lucio Barani and Vincenzo d’Anna after receiving complaints about

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Putin Meets Berlusconi in Italy While Claiming Sanctions Hurt Rome

Russian President Vladimir Putin used his trip to Italy to attempt to persuade Italian officials to end the sanctions against his country, which he claims hurt Italian businesses. He also snuggled close with disgraced politician Silvio Berlusconi.