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‘Winds of change’ after Berlusconi defeat

It was smiles and jubilation all round in many parts of Italy on Monday, as the second round of local elections confirmed a ‘wind of change’ in Italian society and politics with crushing defeat of Berlusconi’s PdL candidates in most … Continue reading

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Milan Mayor Moratti falls for pratical joke on Twitter

The current Mayor of Milan, Letizia Moratti (pic. right), is again the subject of ridicule among Italian net-users again this week after falling for a practical joke on micro-blogging site Twitter. User @Orghl launched a tweet directly to @LetiziaMoratti denouncing … Continue reading

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Immigrant row continues

Tense relations between Italy and France over illegal immigrants continued yesterday as French border controls blocked trains coming into France via the Italian border. Thousands of immigrants have been arriving on the south Italian island of Lampedusa since civil unrest … Continue reading

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Opposition calls for resignation on Women’s Day

It was a busy martedi grasso in Italy yesterday, although traditional carnival celebrations were very much in second, or even third, place with political events at home and abroad very much to the fore. President of the main opposition party … Continue reading

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PM announcement leaves Italians guessing

In a  surprise video announcement via major TV news programmes, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi candidly announced that since separating from his wife Veronica he has been enjoying a stable relationship with a woman, and it would therefore be absurd … Continue reading

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Berlusconi adds insult to injury

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi continued to ‘joke’ about the latest scandal concerning his involvement with a 17-year-old Moroccan girl today. Speaking at the opening of the EICMA International Motor cycle show in Milan he addressed the audience saying that he … Continue reading

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Italy richer than Great Britain claims Mr B.

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi claimed in a recent Cabinet meeting that with an increase in the country’s GDP (PIL, in Italian) Italy has become the sixth richest nation in the world, effectively overtaking and becoming ‘richer than’ Great Britain. … Continue reading

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