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Italian Politicians

BOOK (14th century)

Inferno by Dante Alighieri

In English, the word 'inferno' has become associated with fiery destruction - most famously when twinned with 'towering'' in 1974's disaster movie classic starring Paul Newman and Steve McQueen.

Sunday, 8 July, 2012, 12:00am

Dante's Invention

Dante's Invention by James Burge History Press HK$240

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Europe's comeback king

In spite of Silvio Berlusconi's dubious economic track record, unconvincing plan to save Italy from its fourth recession in a decade and legal problems, Italians this week handed back the reins of power to the billionaire's centre-right alliance.

19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Observers rate Prodi as bland, but tough

Romano surely is the finest Christian name possible for an Italian prime minister - the word is so Latin that the country's best political scientists would struggle to come up with one better.

15 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Rome or Death: The Obsessions of General Garibaldi

Rome or Death: The Obsessions of General Garibaldi

by Daniel Pick

Jonathan Cape, $246

28 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

Discovering the world of Columbus

Christopher Columbus' home town, Genoa, was a seedy and run-down port with insufferable traffic and the omnipresent risk of crime at the beginning of this decade.

12 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

Dreams of independence

Heaving a sigh of relief that the breakup of Yugoslavia did not turn into an all-out Balkan war, it might be thought the last thing Europe needed was more regionalism, more small states crying about what makes them different.

But enter the Republic of Padania, the Italian Northern League's vision of an independent state formed from prosperous northern Italy.

26 Sep 1996 - 12:00am

Falling stars

WAX figures removed from London gallery Madame Tussaud's since 1990: Pele John McEnroe Fatima Whitbread David Owen Geoffrey Howe Nigel Lawson Larry Hagman Nastassja Kinski Charles Dance Lyndon B. Johnson Jane Seymour Bettino Craxi Paul Daniels Terry Wogan Roy Hattersley Bob Hawke Daley Thompson Lord Carrington

27 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Italy reshuffle

ROME: Italy's Prime Minister Mr Giuliano Amato reshuffled three key government posts. Budget minister Mr Franco Reviglio will take over as finance minister, Mr Beniamino Andreatta will be appointed to the budget ministry, and Mr Raffaele Costa, a minister without portfolio, will take over the health ministry.

22 Feb 1993 - 12:00am

Italian threat

ROME: Italy's tiny Liberal party added to the woes of Prime Minister Mr Giuliano Amato yesterday by threatening to quit his coalition unless he publicly supports beleaguered Health Minister Mr Francesco De Lorenzo.

19 Feb 1993 - 12:00am