Italy is FINALLY set to form a coalition government after two months of argumentDemocratic Party deputy leader Enrico Letta asked to form governmentHe will be Italy's youngest Prime Minister in a quarter of a centuryThe new government could take office within a matter of days By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 13:14 GMT, 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:53 GMT, 25 April 2013 Enrico Letta looks set to become the new Italian Prime Minister after being asked to form a government by president Giorgio Napolitano.
How did Berlusconi let this one get away Italian showgirl turned MP, 26, takes to the sunbeds on Miami beach holidaySunbathing Nicole Minetti shows Italy's former PM what he's been missingPolitician greets photographers on the beach by sticking her tongue out | UPDATED: 19:22 GMT, 30 December 2012 Showgirl turned Italian MP Nicole Minetti shows the country's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi what he has been missing as she enjoys a sun-filled break away from politics. Mr Berlusconi's former girlfriend is on a Christmas holiday in Miami Beach, Florida, and was pictured over the weekend relaxing during a day's sunbathing in a multi-coloured bikini
Who were you least likely to see topless this year A laugh-out-loud news quiz by Steve Punt of Radio 4's The Now Show8. What reached an all-time low in mid-SeptemberWho was the shock recipient of the Nobel Peace PrizeWhat French headline summed up Bradley Wiggins' popularity in FranceHarry Redknapp's Monaco bank account was held in whose name | UPDATED: 02:26 GMT, 29 December 2012 Quiz master: The Now Show's Steve Punt has come up with his own news quiz of 2012 1.
Prosecutors call for Silvio Berlusconi to be jailed for one year for ‘passing on wire-tapped phonecall details’Prosecutors are seeking a one-year jail sentence for Italy's former PM Berlusconi is accused of revealing confidential details of an investigation into a financial scandal to a newspaper owned by his family | UPDATED: 07:51 GMT, 21 December 2012 Italian prosecutors are seeking a jail sentence for the country's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi for allegedly revealing confidential information about an investigation into a financial scandal. The case relates to a judicial inquiry into an attempt by insurer Unipol to take over bank BNL, now owned by BNP Paribas, in 2005. Berlusconi is accused of obtaining details of a wire-tapped phone conversation about the deal and passing them to Il Giornale, the newspaper owned by his brother Paolo.
Italian stock market takes huge hit as 2% is wiped off following shock resignation of Prime Minister Monti | UPDATED: 18:48 GMT, 10 December 2012 Mario Monti, the unelected Italian Prime Minister, credited with restoring the country's financial credibility shocked the markets by announcing he will stand down once the 2013 budget is approved, probably later this month Italy was hammered in the financial markets today in reaction to the imminent exit of prime minister Mario Monti. The stock market lost more than two per cent, while Italy’s 10-year bond yield – how much the government pays to borrow – soared to 4.8 per cent. Mr Monti has been credited with restoring financial stability to Italy and expected to remain in office until next April
Disgraced Silvio Berlusconi has confirmed he will stand for Italian Prime Minister again The flamboyant 76-year-old quit as premier in November last year He faces possible jail time for tax fraud and a trial for having sex with an underage prostitute He declared he would not allow Italy to spiral into recession He has hinted for months that he might make a comeback | UPDATED: 20:17 GMT, 8 December 2012 Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian Prime Minister, has confirmed that he will stand in next year’s election, a year after being forced to resign amid a sex scandal and a debt crisis.