Italy http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23345/all en Berlusconi signs up for community service http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/berlusconi-signs-community-service <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italian former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi officially signed up to his community service Wednesday, agreeing to a court document which lays down the rules for his punishment for tax fraud.</p> <p>"I signed the document," the 77-year-old billionaire tycoon told crowds of journalists at a court office in Milan after finding out the details of his imminent community service in a Catholic Church-run old people's home.</p> <p>The punishment is due to last around 10 months.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140423/berlusconi-signs-community-service" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A.C. Milan Italy Silvio Berlusconi Silvio Berlusconi AFP Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:42:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6128809 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Juventus still on course for record http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/football-juventus-still-course-record-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Juventus remain on course for a record-breaking points haul as they closed in on the Serie A title with a 1-0 win over struggling Bologna on Saturday.</p> <p>A 64th minute goal from French starlet Paul Pogba was enough to give the Turin giants all three points and take them to 90 for the season.</p> <p>With four matches remaining, and having lost only twice in the league all season, Juventus can reasonably expect to become the first club to break the 100-points barrier.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/football-juventus-still-course-record-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Italy Serie A AFP Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:35:37 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125709 at http://www.globalpost.com Football: Juventus still on course for record http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/football-juventus-still-course-record-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Juventus remain on course for a record-breaking points haul as they closed in on the Serie A title with a 1-0 win over struggling Bologna on Saturday.</p> <p>A 64th minute goal from French starlet Paul Pogba was enough to give the Turin giants all three points and take them to 90 for the season.</p> <p>With four matches remaining, and having lost only twice in the league all season, Juventus can reasonably expect to become the first club to break the 100-points barrier.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140419/football-juventus-still-course-record-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Human Interest Italy Serie A AFP Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:34:34 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6125703 at http://www.globalpost.com Still stuck in economic crisis, Italy again sets back date to balance budget; now aim is 2016 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140417/still-stuck-economic-crisis-italy-again-sets-back-date-balan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROME - Italy has again pushed back its balanced-budget goal, now aiming for 2016.</p> <p>Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan wrote to the European Commission this week, saying that because of Italy's stubborn economic crisis, it's now aiming for a balanced structural budget in 2016. In 2011, then-Premier Silvio Berlusconi had promised that Italy would balance its budget by 2013. But with the country mired in recession, in 2012, during economist Mario Monti's government, the date was rolled back to 2015.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140417/still-stuck-economic-crisis-italy-again-sets-back-date-balan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Italy Political geography The Canadian Press Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:22:13 +0000 The Canadian Press 6124379 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-premier Berlusconi says he's happy court ordered him to aid elderly after fraud conviction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140417/ex-premier-berlusconi-says-hes-happy-court-ordered-him-aid-e <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ROME - Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says he's glad a Milan court ordered him to help the elderly as part of his punishment for a tax fraud conviction.</p> <p>The 77-year-old media mogul spoke to reporters Thursday about a court order earlier in the week that he must spend four hours assisting at a centre for the elderly in northern Italy. His four-year sentence for the conviction had earlier been reduced to one year under an amnesty to reduce prison overcrowding. Because of his age, the court had the option of giving him a year's house arrest or ordering community service.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140417/ex-premier-berlusconi-says-hes-happy-court-ordered-him-aid-e" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A.C. Milan Italy Silvio Berlusconi Silvio Berlusconi The Canadian Press Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:22:02 +0000 The Canadian Press 6124377 at http://www.globalpost.com Berlusconi 'pleased' to do community service with needy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/berlusconi-pleased-do-community-service-needy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italy's former premier and billionaire tycoon Silvio Berlusconi said Thursday he was happy to do his community service in a centre for disabled and elderly people and would do his best to be helpful.</p> <p>"The court has obliged me to dedicate part of my time to people in need. I'm actually pleased because in my life I have always helped people," Berlusconi told journalists at a press conference in Rome to launch his centre-right party's EU election campaign.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/berlusconi-pleased-do-community-service-needy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> A.C. Milan Business Italy Labor Law Silvio Berlusconi Silvio Berlusconi AFP Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:52:02 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6124242 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey may clinch bid to dismantle Italy shipwreck http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/turkey-may-clinch-bid-dismantle-italy-shipwreck-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Turkey may clinch a bid to dismantle the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship, Italy's civil protection agency said Thursday, adding that the decision on which port will be used will be taken in May. </p> <p>Italian ports are fighting off competition from ports in Britain, France, Norway and Turkey for the contract to scrap the carcass of the vast Concordia, which sank off Italy in 2012, leaving 32 people dead.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/turkey-may-clinch-bid-dismantle-italy-shipwreck-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arcipelago Toscano National Park Disaster Italy Watercraft AFP Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:08:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6123776 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey may clinch bid to dismantle Italy shipwreck http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/turkey-may-clinch-bid-dismantle-italy-shipwreck <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Turkey may clinch a bid to dismantle the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise ship, Italy's civil protection agency said Thursday, adding that the decision on which port will be used will be taken in May. </p> <p>Italian ports are fighting off competition from ports in Britain, France, Norway and Turkey for the contract to scrap the carcass of the vast Concordia, which sank off Italy in 2012, leaving 32 people dead.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140417/turkey-may-clinch-bid-dismantle-italy-shipwreck" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Arcipelago Toscano National Park Disaster Italy Watercraft AFP Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:07:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6123769 at http://www.globalpost.com Detained Berlusconi ally in Beirut hospital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140416/detained-berlusconi-ally-beirut-hospital <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Italian ex-senator and ally of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi who was arrested in Lebanon at the weekend was hospitalised in Beirut on Wednesday, his lawyer said.</p> <p>Marcello Dell'Utri "was transferred to the Al-Hayat hospital on the prosecutor's orders because he suffers from heart problems", lawyer Nasser al-Khalil said.</p> <p>The 72-year-old, who is on the run over charges of mafia ties, was being guarded by police at the hospital in southeastern Beirut.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140416/detained-berlusconi-ally-beirut-hospital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ancient history Italy Marcello Dell'Utri AFP Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:03:05 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6123207 at http://www.globalpost.com Finmeccanica shares drop sharply after Italian government announces new CEO http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140415/finmeccanica-shares-drop-sharply-after-italian-government-an <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MILAN - Investors signalled concern Tuesday at a change of leadership at the scandal-plagued Finmeccanica defence contractor as part of sweeping management changes announced by Italian Premier Matteo Renzi at four strategic state-backed firms.</p> <p>Renzi swept aside current executives at oil giant Eni, the Enel power company, the Italian postal service and Finmeccanica, in a bid for renewal. He also placed more women on the company boards, raising the quotient to almost one-third, although none was placed in charge of operations as CEO.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#cp">Copyright 2014 Canadian Press.</a></p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/140415/finmeccanica-shares-drop-sharply-after-italian-government-an" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Enel Energy Italy The Canadian Press Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:46:49 +0000 The Canadian Press 6121820 at http://www.globalpost.com Berlusconi ordered to do community service for tax conviction http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140415/court-says-berlusconi-must-do-community-service-center-elderly <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 Ilaria Polleschi and Silvia Aloisi</p> <p>MILAN (Reuters) - A court on Tuesday ordered former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to serve a tax fraud sentence by doing community service with the elderly, in a ruling that restricts his movements but not his political activity.</p> <p>The Milan court ruled Berlusconi, one of Italy's richest men, must spend at least four hours a week in an old people's home for one year.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140415/court-says-berlusconi-must-do-community-service-center-elderly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Politics of Europe Silvio Berlusconi Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:03:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6121959 at http://www.globalpost.com Italian court delays ruling for Berlusconi ally http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/italian-court-delays-ruling-berlusconi-ally-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italy's top court on Tuesday said it was delaying a ruling for a key political ally of Silvio Berlusconi, after both the lawyers of former senator Marcello Dell'Utri said they were sick.</p> <p>The judge said the Dell'Utri hearing -- which concludes a legal case that has lasted for more than two decades -- will now be held on May 9.</p> <p>The hearing is the ex-senator's second and final appeal in a case in which he was accused of serving as a mediator between Italy's former prime minister and the Sicilian Mafia.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/italian-court-delays-ruling-berlusconi-ally-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Marcello Dell'Utri Politics of Europe Silvio Berlusconi AFP Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:48:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6122223 at http://www.globalpost.com Italian court delays ruling for Berlusconi ally http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/italian-court-delays-ruling-berlusconi-ally <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Italy's top court on Tuesday said it was delaying a ruling for a key political ally of Silvio Berlusconi, after both the lawyers of former senator Marcello Dell'Utri said they were sick.</p> <p>The judge said the Dell'Utri hearing -- which concludes a legal case that has lasted for more than two decades -- will now be held on May 9.</p> <p>The hearing is the ex-senator's second and final appeal in a case in which he was accused of serving as a mediator between Italy's former prime minister and the Sicilian Mafia.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/italian-court-delays-ruling-berlusconi-ally" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Marcello Dell'Utri Politics of Europe Silvio Berlusconi AFP Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:43:26 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6122113 at http://www.globalpost.com Berlusconi lawyers pleased with community service ruling http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140415/berlusconi-lawyers-pleased-community-service-ruling <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 (Reuters) - An Italian court ruling ordering former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to do community service once a week at a center for the elderly is "satisfactory" given the center-right politician's need to carry out political activity, his lawyers said.</p> <p>"The decision of the Milan court appears to be balanced and satisfactory with regards to Berlusconi's political activity needs," lawyers Franco Coppi and Niccolo Ghedini said in a statement on Tuesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140415/berlusconi-lawyers-pleased-community-service-ruling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Italy Politics of Europe Silvio Berlusconi Thomson Reuters Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:03:45 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6122049 at http://www.globalpost.com Italian court orders Berlusconi to do community service http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140415/italian-court-orders-berlusconi-do-community-service-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Italian court on Tuesday ordered former prime minister and billionaire tycoon Silvio Berlusconi to do a year of community service following his conviction for tax fraud, Italian media reported.</p> <p>Berlusconi will have to respect a curfew and will be limited in his movements in a further humiliation for the 77-year-old, who has been expelled from parliament and is banned from running in elections for six years.</p> <p>dt/cc</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div 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Milan Italy Silvio Berlusconi Silvio Berlusconi AFP Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:55:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6121902 at http://www.globalpost.com