The former midfielder returned last week as manager
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Saturday 07 January 2012
Mirko Tremaglia was the last remaining human link between Italy's present-day political world and the Fascist regime of Benito Mussolini.
Saturday 31 December 2011
The German chancellor Angela Merkel pressed for the removal of the former premier Silvio Berlusconi “in order to save the Euro”, according to a report that has caused a political storm in Italy.
Friday 16 December 2011
The fall of the ultimate leader of a state – his execution, conviction or simply humiliation – is a dangerous thrill. The citizens who cheered the decapitations of Charles I and Louis XVI knew all about it, the surging, anarchic sense of power and vindication. The Egyptians who this year saw a supine, inert Mubarak wheeled into court, the Libyans who saw the Brother Leader butchered in the street like a rabid dog, knew that mood of wild elation.
Wednesday 14 December 2011
Struggling Italy was forced to pay through the nose to borrow €7bn (£6bn) for a year yesterday, as financial markets delivered a downbeat verdict on the Brussels summit.
Monday 12 December 2011
Former Cabinet minister Tessa Jowell has accepted £200,000 in damages after her phone was targeted by the News of the World.
Friday 09 December 2011
For complicated reasons, I found myself on a ferry in rural northern Italy this week. I struck up a conversation with a friendly middle-aged Italian lady who was travelling the same route as me and after small talk about the weather, the region and where we were both headed, the conversation turned to politics.
Friday 02 December 2011
Italy's best-known anti-mafia judge yesterday declared war on corrupt state officials, politicians and even the Vatican, for allowing the country's most feared crime group to colonise the country's industrial heartland.
Thursday 01 December 2011
Rory Bremner wishes, as do many of us, that someone would commission a new series of ‘Bremner, Bird, and Fortune’, but meanwhile he’s found a more oblique conduit for his talents.
Thursday 24 November 2011
“Advertising slogans stick with me” says Chris Addison. The comedian isn't, however, talking about why he took on a series of much-maligned adverts for a certain insurance company, but is paraphrasing David Cameron's defence of the catchphrase “calm down, dear”, aimed at Labour's Angela Eagle, during PMQs this April.
Friday 18 November 2011
Italian Premier Mario Monti insisted he intended to govern until elections in 2013, urging lawmakers not to "pull the plug" before then no matter how politically painful the measures in his plan to save the country from its debt crisis.
Thursday 17 November 2011
Italy will today embark on a controversial 18-month gamble to turn around its finances and rescue the euro by handing over control to an administration of entirely unelected technocrats with strong links to Brussels and international finance.
Thursday 17 November 2011
Italy will embark on a controversial 18-month gamble today to improve its finances and rescue the euro by handing control to an administration of unelected technocrats with strong links to Brussels and international finance.
Wednesday 16 November 2011
Mario Monti formed a new technocrat government in Italy today to tackle a major debt crisis threatening the entire eurozone and said he hoped it would placate financial markets.
Monday 14 November 2011
The real surprise is the muted manner in which his political career has come to a close.
Monday 14 November 2011
"Victory in Italy Day" as some are calling it, saw celebrations spring up across the country. In Rome delirious crowds chucked coins at an outgoing premier, just as people had done to the disgraced former Prime Minister – and Berlusconi patron – Bettino Craxi 25 years ago.
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