Italy http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23345/BF_WIDGET_SRC en UPDATE 1-Venezuela searches for fashion boss Missoni's plane http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/update-1-venezuela-searches-fashion-boss-missonis-plane <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <p>CARACAS/MILAN, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Venezuelan emergency services mounted a sea and air rescue mission on Saturday after a plane carrying fashion executive Vittorio Missoni went missing off the coast of <a href="http://www.globalpost.com/internal/section-config/venezuela">Venezuela</a>.</p> <p>The plane carrying Missoni, 58, his wife, Maurizia Castiglioni, another couple and two Venezuelan crew members disappeared after taking off from the resort of Los Roques, an archipelago off the coast of Venezuela, Italian media said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130105/update-1-venezuela-searches-fashion-boss-missonis-plane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Clothing Employment Relation Family Relation Fashion Italy Missoni Person Attributes Person Career Person Location Person Relation Quotation Vittorio Missoni Thomson Reuters Sat, 05 Jan 2013 15:30:33 +0000 5731228 at http://www.globalpost.com ANALYSIS-Italy's real election battle is Monti vs Berlusconi http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/analysis-italys-real-election-battle-monti-vs-berlusconi <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>* Berlusconi aims to block centre-left in parliament</p> <p>* Centre-left almost certain to win election</p> <p>* However, real battle is in uncertain Senate vote</p> <p>* Berlusconi success could bring paralysis and instability</p> <p>By Barry Moody and Paolo Biondi</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/analysis-italys-real-election-battle-monti-vs-berlusconi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Politics of Europe Politics of Italy Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 17:15:38 +0000 5731709 at http://www.globalpost.com Berlusconi slams "feminist" judges for huge divorce settlement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/berlusconi-slams-feminist-judges-huge-divorce-settlement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROME, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Tuesday slammed a panel of three "feminist and communist" female judges for ruling that he owed his estranged wife 200,000 euros ($260,000) per day as part of a divorce settlement.</p> <p>On Dec. 28, the newspaper Corriere della Sera said the divorce ruling had been deposited just before Christmas, and that Berlusconi had been ordered to pay Veronica Lario, whom he married in 1990, about 100,000 euros per day.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130108/berlusconi-slams-feminist-judges-huge-divorce-settlement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A.C. Milan Entertainment Italy Silvio Berlusconi Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 22:30:17 +0000 5731879 at http://www.globalpost.com Berlusconi seen falling short in Italy election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/berlusconi-seen-falling-short-italy-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Predictions suggest Berlusconi cannot succeed</p> <p>* Based on regional opinion poll and projections</p> <p>* Sticking point could be Monti's demand for premiership</p> <p>By Barry Moody</p> <p>ROME, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi has little chance of destabilising a centre-left government after Italy's February election and outgoing premier Mario Monti is the most likely to become kingmaker, one of Italy's top experts on voting trends said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/berlusconi-seen-falling-short-italy-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Mario Monti Politics of Italy Prime Ministers of Italy Silvio Berlusconi Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:45:21 +0000 5732141 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Berlusconi seen falling short in Italy election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-berlusconi-seen-falling-short-italy-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Predictions suggest Berlusconi cannot succeed</p> <p>* Based on regional opinion poll and projections</p> <p>* Sticking point could be Monti's demand for premiership</p> <p>By Barry Moody</p> <p>ROME, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi has little chance of destabilising a centre-left government after Italy's February election and outgoing premier Mario Monti is the most likely to become kingmaker, one of Italy's top experts on voting trends said on Wednesday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130109/update-2-berlusconi-seen-falling-short-italy-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Mario Monti Politics of Europe Politics of Italy Silvio Berlusconi Technology Thomson Reuters Wed, 09 Jan 2013 17:30:04 +0000 5732233 at http://www.globalpost.com Italians see instability after election, lose faith in Monti http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/italians-see-instability-after-election-lose-faith-monti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Monti loses popularity after entering race</p> <p>* Only 14 percent of Italians expect stable government</p> <p>* Grillo's populists lose ground under Berlusconi/Monti assault</p> <p>By Barry Moody</p> <p>ROME, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Only one in seven Italians believe a stable government will emerge from elections next month and outgoing Prime Minister Mario Monti's popularity has dropped to a new low since his entry into the race, an opinion poll said on Friday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/italians-see-instability-after-election-lose-faith-monti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Mario Monti Politics Politics of Europe Prime Ministers of Italy Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:30:46 +0000 5733165 at http://www.globalpost.com Key witness in Berlusconi sex trial set to testify Monday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/key-witness-berlusconi-sex-trial-set-testify-monday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MILAN, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The nightclub dancer who is the main witness in the sex trial of Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi will testify at a hearing in Milan on Monday, her lawyer said on Saturday.</p> <p>Karima El Mahroug, better known by her stage name "Ruby the Heartstealer", was due to give evidence in the case last December but failed to show up, telling her lawyer she was on holiday in Mexico.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/key-witness-berlusconi-sex-trial-set-testify-monday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Politics of Europe Silvio Berlusconi Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:45:04 +0000 5733548 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Key witness in Berlusconi sex trial to testify Monday http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-1-key-witness-berlusconi-sex-trial-testify-monday <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Adds lawyer considering asking for suspension, paragraph 7)</p> <p>MILAN, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The nightclub dancer who is the main witness in the sex trial of Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is to testify on Monday, her lawyer said on Saturday.</p> <p>Karima El Mahroug, better known by her stage name "Ruby the Heartstealer", was due to testify in the Milan court in December but failed to show up, telling her lawyer she was on holiday in Mexico.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-1-key-witness-berlusconi-sex-trial-testify-monday" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Politics of Europe Silvio Berlusconi Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 22:15:15 +0000 5733674 at http://www.globalpost.com Vatican denies flaws that led to credit card block http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/vatican-denies-flaws-led-credit-card-block <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Italy central bank took action against Vatican in early January</p> <p>* Cited lack of "effective anti-money-laundering regime"</p> <p>* Vatican says has made great strides against money laundering</p> <p>By Philip Pullella</p> <p>VATICAN CITY, Jan 13 (Reuters) - The Vatican insisted on Sunday that it had taken adequate measures to combat money laundering and so could not understand why the Bank of Italy had blocked the use of credit and debit cards inside Vatican City.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/vatican-denies-flaws-led-credit-card-block" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of Vatican City Europe Italy Technology Vatican Radio Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 16:00:14 +0000 5733828 at http://www.globalpost.com Berlusconi group leads in key region ahead of Italy vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/berlusconi-group-leads-key-region-ahead-italy-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROME, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right coalition is leading in a vital battleground region ahead of next month's Italian election, making it harder for left-wing rivals to form a stable parliamentary majority, according to a poll on Sunday.</p> <p>Whoever wins the Feb. 24-25 vote will have to tackle a deep recession and rising unemployment in the euro zone's third-largest economy as well as keeping strained public finances under control.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/berlusconi-group-leads-key-region-ahead-italy-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Italy Politics of Italy Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 17:15:25 +0000 5733863 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Berlusconi gains in Italy polls, leads in key region http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-berlusconi-gains-italy-polls-leads-key-region <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Centre-right alliance starting to close wide gap, one poll shows</p> <p>* Another puts centre right ahead in Lombardy</p> <p>* "Berlusconi President" logo unveiled (Adds Tecne survey, Berlusconi name on party logos)</p> <p>By Catherine Hornby</p> <p>ROME, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right coalition is gaining ground ahead of next month's elections, which could make it harder for Italy's left to form a stable parliamentary majority, polls showed on Sunday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/update-1-berlusconi-gains-italy-polls-leads-key-region" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Politics of Europe Politics of Italy Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 21:00:33 +0000 5733932 at http://www.globalpost.com Berlusconi lawyers request suspension of sex trial as "Ruby" appears http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/berlusconi-lawyers-request-suspension-sex-trial-ruby-appears <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Silvia Aloisi</p> <p>MILAN, Jan 14 (Reuters) - The young nightclub dancer at the centre of Silvio Berlusconi's sex trial arrived in court to testify on Monday but the former Italian premier's lawyer asked for the case to be suspended until after elections next month.</p> <p>Karima El Mahroug, 20, and better known by her stage name "Ruby the Heartstealer", fought her way through a jostling scrum of photographers as she arrived at the court in central Milan where Berlusconi is on trial on charges of paying for sex with a minor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/berlusconi-lawyers-request-suspension-sex-trial-ruby-appears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Politics of Europe Silvio Berlusconi Silvio Berlusconi Technology Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:15:39 +0000 5734059 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy court rejects Berlusconi bid to suspend sex trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/italy-court-rejects-berlusconi-bid-suspend-sex-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MILAN, Jan 14 (Reuters) - A court in Milan on Monday rejected a request by Silvio Berlusconi's lawyers that the former Italian prime minister's trial for paying for sex with a juvenile prostitute be suspended until after national elections on Feb. 24-25.</p> <p>The 76 year-old media billionaire's legal team had argued that his position as leader of a centre-right coalition fighting the election constituted a legitimate impediment to his appearing in court.</p> A.C. Milan Italy Silvio Berlusconi Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:45:28 +0000 5734137 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 1-Italy's Berlusconi fails to have sex trial suspended http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-italys-berlusconi-fails-have-sex-trial-suspended <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ex-premier asked for trial to be halted until after election</p> <p>* Key witness "Ruby" makes brief appearance, no testimony (Updates with judges rejecting bid to suspend trial)</p> <p>By Silvia Aloisi</p> <p>MILAN, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Judges in Milan rejected a request by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Monday to halt his sex trial until after a national election next month, but allowed the key witness to avoid giving testimony in open court.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/update-1-italys-berlusconi-fails-have-sex-trial-suspended" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Politics of Europe Silvio Berlusconi Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 16:15:03 +0000 5734222 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy's Berlusconi closing gap ahead of vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/italys-berlusconi-closing-gap-ahead-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Centre-left lead still wide but clearly shrinking</p> <p>* Berlusconi support buoyed by strong TV showing</p> <p>* Poll commissioned by Berlusconi puts him just 4.5 points behind</p> <p>* Monti calls Berlusconi "Pied Piper" and "old illusionist"</p> <p>By Gavin Jones</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130114/italys-berlusconi-closing-gap-ahead-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Entertainment Italy Politics of Europe Prime Ministers of Italy Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:45:30 +0000 5734344 at http://www.globalpost.com