December 14, 2017

Berlusconi takes Italy to the brink

The Italian government's borrowing rates have hit a poet euro-era high as Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi fends off suggestions he is about to resign. It is feared that Italy, the eurozone's third biggest economy, could become the next victim of the debt crisis. Silvio Berlusconi faces a crunch … [Read more...]

Cameron fends of backbench revolt over EU pullout

UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, has had a rather verbally violent week. Having just returned from an EU summit where he had a massive row with the French President, Nicolas Sarkozy, Cameron is now facing a backbench revolt from Conservatives who want a referendum on pulling out of the European … [Read more...]

Businessman arrested for blackmailing Berlusconi

Italian businessman Giampaolo Tarantini and his wife, Angele Venvenutohave been arrested on charges of blackmailing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi over his use of prostitutes. Giampaolo Tarantini, 36, has admitted he paid for escorts to attend the famous Berlusconi bunga bunga parties. The … [Read more...]

EU moves to tighten border controls

EU governments in the 25 nation, passport-free, Schengen zone would be able to impose border controls when faced with exceptional flows of migrants, according to new European Commission proposals. The Commission has stressed that such border checks should be temporary. But with wide economic … [Read more...]

Silvio Berlusconi spends 500,000 euros on young ladies

Italy's Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi has showered over 500,000 euros on his posse of young ladies, in the past year. Bank details have been leaked from Milan prosecutors investigating his private life which show that Italy's leader spent 34 million euros in the last year. On the receiving … [Read more...]

Berlusconi to stand trial on sex charges

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is to stand trial on charges of paying for sex with an under-age prostitute and abuse of power. Judge Cristina Di Censo said the process would start on 6 April, after prosecutors in Milan asked for an immediate trial. Mr Berlusconi denies paying for sex … [Read more...]

Silvio Berlusconi begs Senate over confidence vote

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has called on the Senate not to jeopardise his government out of narrow political interests. Speaking directly to the Senate, he said Italy needed "operational continuity", and a no vote could mean a "crisis in the dark". The 'vote' he is talking about is … [Read more...]