An Italian Explains Berlusconi and the Rise of Italian Populism to Me, an American
After insurgents cleaned up in the Italian election, the disgraced three-time prime minister is somehow relevant again.
Anti-immigrant populists just cleaned up in Italy's election
"What we’re seeing is profound political change driven by groups of voters who feel very anxious about the identity issues of immigration, national security, and terror.”
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Shane Smith talks to Silvio Berlusconi about Trump, Putin, and European politics
Berlusconi, the media-savvy real estate mogul turned populist campaigner, essentially wrote the Donald Trump playbook
Game Changers: Arrigo Sacchi & AC Milan
Arrigo Sacchi led AC Milan to successive European Cups in 1989 and 1990. "I didn't do it because I wanted to write history," he later recalled. "I did it because I wanted to give 90 minutes of joy to people."
Putin Drank a 240-Year-Old Bottle of Crimean Wine and Ukrainians Are Pissed
The Massandra winery’s director Yanina Pavlenko popped a bottle of wine for Putin and Italian media kingpin Silvio Berlusconi that was from 1775 and considered historically significant.
Silvio Berlusconi Found Guilty on Corruption Charges, but Won't Serve Any Time
The former Italian Prime Minister won't serve his prison sentence despite bribery conviction.
One-Eyed Italian Mob Boss' Alleged Cohorts Arrested in Rome
Authorities arrested more than 40 suspects in connection with a criminal network that profited off corrupt public contracts for services like garbage collection and running migrant reception centers.
Berlusconi’s Acquittal Upheld In ‘Ruby the Heart Stealer’ Trial
Former Italian President Silvio Berlusconi's 2014 acquittal from charges of underage prostitution and abuse of power has been upheld.
Berlusconi Finishes Community Service Early — But Faces Final Chapter in 'Ruby the Heartstealer' Saga
The three-time prime minister was let off the last 45 days of his sentence for good behavior in a move many believe could pave the way for a comeback. But first, he must return to court yet again.
Italian Soccer is Full of Racism, Same as Everywhere Else
Recent racist comments by an Italian soccer legend illuminate the racism present throughout Italian society and the world as a whole.
Draws, Death, and Beauty: What's Left of the Milan Derby
Once a touchstone event in soccer, the Milan Derby is a shadow of what it once was thanks to UEFA regulations.
Too Old for Jail, Berlusconi Gets Sentenced to Community Service in a Senior Home
The former Italian prime minister's four-year sentence for tax fraud turned into a few days of service at a home for elderly citizens.