Silvio Berlusconi

politics

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.
Eve Peyser
3.6.18
italy

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.”
Tim Hume
3.5.18
Vice News Tonight

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
VICE News
4.21.17
game changers

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."
Daniel Storey
3.2.16
ukraine

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.
Hilary Pollack
9.22.15
Europe

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.
VICE News
7.8.15
Europe

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.
VICE News
6.4.15
Europe

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.
Nick Panzarella
3.10.15
Europe

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.
Nick Panzarella
3.9.15
RACISM

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.
Zito Madu
2.20.15
soccer

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.
Colin McGowan
11.24.14
Berlusconi

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.
Alice Speri
4.15.14
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