Silvio Berlusconi

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

Italian Parliament Getty

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