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How the Catholic Church is providing both the main event and many of the accommodations in Rome.
The billionaire’s austerity may include colorful ideas, including a measure aimed at his estranged second wife.
The Italian PM is under siege. Today, he won yet another no-confidence vote. Here's how.
As Italy’s economy melts down, a distracted Berlusconi battles to survive. Can he?
Subsidized misery: Commuters hated service on the Turin-Milan train route. When an entrepreneur tried to change things, the government stepped in.
Rome exploits a national addiction to solve its budget crisis.
Economic Minister Giulio Tremonti returns to Rome to push austerity measures.
Winemakers in Italy plant vines at higher altitudes to compensate for climate change.
Residents of Arcore, home to Berlusconi's bunga bunga parties, elect a housewife as their mayor.
Italian PM's political allies lambaste his support for air attacks on Libya.
Arms sales part of close business ties between Italy and the Gaddafi regime.
Chrysler's new Italian master, Fiat, has battled labor unions and won.
The mysterious Istituto per le Opere di Religione responds to anti-money-laundering laws.
The Catholic Church didn't really change its stance on condoms. Except that it did.
Italy's prime minister survives a vote of no confidence by a razor-thin majority.
As Italian prime minister survives a confidence vote, rioters demand a change in government.
On its 200th birthday, Scuola Normale Superiore struggles to keep the best students from going elsewhere.
Italy looks to job training programs to prevent prison overcrowding.
Inside an exclusive papal "club" shrouded in mystery and scandal.
A crime family's use of a sacred shrine to sanctify its new don provokes outcry.