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  1. News - World - ITALY

    Italian police arrest mayor of Venice in corruption investigation

    Posted Jun 04th 2014, 04:30pm by AP

    ... arrest, accused of illegally financing political parties. The others were accused of illicit party financing, corruption and fiscal fraud, among other charges. Orsoni's lawyer released ... and more than 30 other people have been arrested in a corruption scandal in which politicians allegedly financed election campaigns with €25 million (HK$264 million) in bribes from the consortium ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1525280/italian-police-arrest-mayor-venice-corruption-investigation
  2. News - World - ITALY

    Italy sells off 52 luxury state cars on eBay for HK$4m

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 02:27pm by Agence France-Presse in Rome

    ... as highly symbolic, an attempt to reduce the costs of the political class which has been tainted by corruption scandals. More than one million people had visited eBay to view the cars which had been ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1486842/italy-sells-52-luxury-state-cars-ebay-hk4m
  3. News - World - ITALY

    Seven-time former Italian prime minister Giulio Andreotti dies, 94

    Posted May 07th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... power in the space of a generation. But many Italians believed he was the quintessential back-room wheeler-dealer, overseeing a political system riddled with cronyism and corruption. He held ... seven-time Italian prime minister who dominated the political scene for decades, died on Monday at the age of 94. Andreotti, a key figure in the once-dominant Christian Democratic party, died at his ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1231879/seven-time-former-italian-prime-minister-giulio-andreotti-dies-94
  4. News - World - ITALY

    Bersani leads after Italy centre-left primary

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... economic orientation, and rising star Renzi, who at just 37 is a new face in politics, inspired by US President Barack Obama. The primary is being held at a time of deep economic crisis and political uncertainty in Italy, with a series of corruption scandals within the main parties sparking voter apathy and disgust with traditional leaders. Both men have said they will follow the broad ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1091390/bersani-leads-after-italy-centre-left-primary
  5. News - World - ITALY

    Italian voters shun 5-Star as coalition gets needed electoral boost

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... by winning a quarter of the national vote as Italians turned their backs on traditional political parties, who they blamed for corruption, waste and mismanaging the economy. Pessato said the 5-Star ... Reuters in Rome Letta and Berlusconi's parties top local elections but comic's movement pays for political rebuff Voters shun 5-Star as coalition gets a boost Italian voters gave ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1248565/italian-voters-shun-5-star-coalition-gets-needed-electoral-boost
  6. News - World - ITALY

    Berlusconi court ruling 'like fall of Berlin Wall'

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... or investigations involving the former Italian premier. Corruption: In February this year, Berlusconi was put under investigation for corruption and illegal financing of political parties by the public ... court to reject a final appeal against his conviction, protesting his innocence and accusing magistrates of persecuting him since his entry into politics 20 years ago. The ruling, confirming ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1293982/berlusconi-court-ruling-fall-berlin-wall
  7. News - World - ITALY

    Italy’s former prime minister Berlusconi back in court for bribery in new trial

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 11:11am by Agence France-Presse in Naples

    ... political party in 2006 Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi faces his latest trial starting on Tuesday in Naples for allegedly bribing a senator to join his party’s ranks, even as he attempts to retain a leading political role. The billionaire tycoon, who lost his parliamentary immunity when he was ejected from the Senate last year over a tax fraud conviction, is not expected ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1425891/italys-former-prime-minister-berlusconi-back-court-bribery-new-trial
  8. News - World - ITALY

    Beppe Grillo's party no longer a standing joke in Italian politics

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Beppe Grillo adds a new dynamic after his party wins a quarter of the lower house votes Comedian's party no longer the standing joke in politics ... elections," said Roberto D'Alimonte, a politics professor at Rome's LUISS university. Grillo will play a decisive role. He has to decide whether to strike a limited agreement with the left ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1159342/beppe-grillos-party-no-longer-standing-joke-italian-politics
  9. News - World - ITALY

    Silvio Berlusconi faces trial for bribing ex-senator De Gregorio to switch sides

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 05:08am by AFP

    ... investigators and was granted a 20-month sentence under a plea bargain by the hearing in Naples. The trial is due to start on February 11, 2014. "I urge Silvio Berlusconi to leave the political ... Berlusconi's People of Freedom party. "I think Italians fully understand that what has been happening in the past few years is an attack against a political leader who was freely ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1338394/silvio-berlusconi-faces-trial-bribing-ex-senator-de-gregorio-switch-sides
  10. News - World - ITALY

    Gay, centre-left, anti-mafia Rosario Crocetta voted governor of Sicily

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 12:00am by The Guardian in Rome

    ... Sebastiano Musumeci with 25 per cent, robbing the latter of what was once the centre-right's stronghold on the Mediterranean island. The outsiders, the anti-politics Five Star Movement, surprised observers by garnering 18 per cent amid rising sentiment against the established parties and anger over rampant corruption, particularly in the Mafia stronghold. Crocetta, a devoted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1073401/gay-centre-left-anti-mafia-rosario-crocetta-voted-governor-sicily

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