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Berlusconi says sees Feb elections; won’t run for office

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who has promised to resign after parliament passes urgent budget reforms, has said he sees Italy holding...

Berlusconi plays last cards, denies will resign

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi defied huge pressure to resign desperately playing his last cards to save his crumbling government as fears over...

Gaddafi begged Italy’s help in letter: Paris Match

Deposed Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi wrote to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in August begging him to halt a NATO-led intervention that...

Berlusconi faces confidence vote; seen surviving for now

Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is expected to scrape through a vote of confidence despite the scandals, economic stagnation and intense...

Italy to use military to guard merchant ships against pirates

Italy is to station military forces on its merchant vessels to guard against attacks by Somali pirates, shipping sources said the day...

Italy downgraded, IMF says Europe behind the curve

Standard & Poor's cut Italy's credit rating in a surprise move that increased strains on the debt-stressed euro zone, and the International...

Libyan forces fire missile at Italian ship

Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi have fired a missile at an Italian warship sailing off the Libyan coast near the...

Finmeccanica posts weak results, cuts 2011 forecasts

Italy's biggest defence company Finmeccanica reported that first-half operating profit fell 25 percent and cut its revenue forecast for the year, citing...

Italy, Libya rebels agree to security cooperation

Italy has agreed to help Libya's rebel government develop its security apparatus, Italian interior minister Roberto Maroni after meeting his counterpart from...

Blasts hit Tunisia gas pipeline, still working

A pipeline that delivers gas from Algeria to Italy via Tunisia was hit by two explosions in northern Tunisia but is still...


Joint Standing Committee on Defence shows short memory span

Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Defence (JSCD) publicly acknowledged the “exceptional leadership” of outgoing SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Chief General Solly Shoke last...