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Berlusconi’s sexist quips spark feminist backlash in Italy


October 29th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 29 (ANI): A petition against Silvio Berlusconi's chauvinistic quips has attracted more than 100,000 signatures.The Italian PM's frequent demeaning comments to women have not been received well by the females ... Read more...

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Dan Brown says he would jump on a plane if invited to meet the Pope


October 25th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 25 (ANI): Author Dan Brown has said that he has no problems meeting the Pope, even though he has been hugely criticized by the Vatican for his controversial works.The writer ... Read more...

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Berlusconi ’snubs Jordan King in favour of Putin birthday party’


October 22nd, 2009 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Rome (Italy), Oct. 22 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi apparently snubbed Jordan King Abdullah in favour of a birthday party with Russian Prime Minister and old friend Vladimir Putin.Opposition politicians ... Read more...

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Juventus still in touch despite poor form


October 5th, 2009 - 7:16 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Oct 5 (DPA) A sound 2-0 beating away to Palermo late Sunday was a worrisome eye-opener for Juventus fans who must have asked themselves how their team can sit just ... Read more...

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Screenings of film ‘insulting’ Benito Mussolini’s granddaughter postponed


September 7th, 2009 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 7 (ANI): The screenings of a film that allegedly contains insulting remarks about Benito Mussolini's granddaughter has been postponed.The distributors of 'Francesca' have agreed to cancel screenings pending a court ... Read more...

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Now, Silvio Berlusconi’s attempt to gag press comes under fire


September 1st, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 1 (ANI): Umberto Eco, an Italian novelist and philosopher, has blasted Silvio Berlusconi's moves to sue newspapers for their investigation of the sex scandals which have dogged him.Eco is among ... Read more...

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Barrichello puts heat on Button as Brawns gain edge


August 24th, 2009 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
Valencia, Aug 24 (DPA) Rubens Barrichello has emerged as the biggest threat to teammate Jenson Button in an all-Brawn duel following his victory in the European Grand Prix in Valencia Sunday. Barrichello was ... Read more...

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Ex-ally calls Berlusconi “real pig” with “whoring attitude of contempt towards women”


August 6th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 6 (ANI): Move over Silvio Berlusconi's private life, as his approach to politics has now come under fire.A former senator from his party has publicly branded the 72-year-old "a real ... Read more...

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Naomi Campbell rubbishes snapper assault reports


August 4th, 2009 - 2:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): British supermodel Naomi Campbell has rubbished reports claiming she assaulted a photographer in Italy last year.Gaetano Di Giovanni claims Campbell slapped him and hit him with her ... Read more...

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Italian TV actress with “SB” tattoo takes centre stage in Berlusconi row


July 29th, 2009 - 5:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 29 (ANI): A TV actress, who is known as the 'Queen Bee' and has a tattoo dedicated to "SB" on her ankle, has become the latest star of the 'Silvio ... Read more...

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Berlusconi sex scandal deepens, newspaper editor defends action


July 24th, 2009 - 5:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) The editor of a leading Italian newspaper dubbed "subversive" by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has defended its series of exposures about alleged sex scandals involving the Italian ... Read more...

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Italian newspaper that carried vice girl’s recordings sues Berlusconi


July 23rd, 2009 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): Silvio Berlusconi has been issued with a writ following his attacks on the newspaper group, which published a series of audiotapes made by a prostitute of her alleged ... Read more...

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Berlusconi on sex scandal: I’m no saint


July 23rd, 2009 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 23 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has laughed off juicy allegations surrounding his private life by simply saying "I am no saint".The business tycoon's comments follow the release of ... Read more...

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Escort girl was promised gift if she stayed with Berlusconi for a night


July 22nd, 2009 - 5:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Patrizia D'Addario, the Bari prostitute who claims to have recorded footage that proves her encounters with Silvio Berlusconi, was apparently paid 1,000 euros to attend one of the ... Read more...

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The mystery of Berlusconi, sex tapes and Putin’s bed


July 22nd, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Besides Silvio Berlusconi and his alleged sexcapades, another mysterious element which emerged from the sex tapes was his reference to Putin's bed.The audiotapes of the Italian Prime Minister's ... Read more...

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New sex tape reveals Berlusconi ‘doesn’t like using condoms’


July 22nd, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 22 (ANI): Silvio Berlusconi spurns a condom - at least that's what new tapes of a hooker's alleged dealings with the Italian PM which hit the internet suggest.The Sun reports, ... Read more...

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Tapes reveal Berlusconi’s steamy night with escort girl in “Putin’s bed”


July 21st, 2009 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 21 (ANI): Silvio Berlusconi's private life is again in the spotlight after audiotapes of the Italian Prime Minister's alleged encounter with an escort girl at his Rome residence were posted ... Read more...

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The world’s ‘G’ order - G5, G8, G14, G20


July 10th, 2009 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
By Jaideep Sarin L'Aquila (Italy), July 10 (IANS) It can be termed as the new 'G' order of the world where the presence of nations proclaims their international political and economic status. The ... Read more...

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Michelangelo’s self-portrait found hidden in his final painting


July 2nd, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 2 (ANI): A self-portrait by renowned Italian Renaissance mastermind Michelangelo has been found hidden in his final painting, the Crucifixion of Saint Peter, believe experts.According to Maurizio De Luca, the ... Read more...

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The 10 questions that are making Berlusconi’s life a living hell


June 27th, 2009 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 27 (ANI): The ongoing saga involving Silvio Berlusconi and his alleged sexcapades has taken a fresh turn after a leading Italian newspaper asked the Prime Minister ten questions about his ... Read more...

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30 women hired for Berlusconi’s parties to be questioned


June 23rd, 2009 - 2:56 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 23 (ANI): Up to 30 young women are to be questioned by Italian prosecutors in connection with parties thrown by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, it has been reported.Prosecutors will begin ... Read more...

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Scandal hit Berlusconi tipped to get comfortable majority in Italian polls


June 8th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 8 (ANI): The centre-Right party of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi seems like getting a comfortable majority in the European elections according to a poll, which shows that voters have ... Read more...

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18-year-old’s ex-flame blames Berlusconi for stealing his girlfriend


May 26th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 26 (ANI): The ex-boyfriend of Noemi Letizia, the 18-year-old aspiring model at the heart of Silvio Berlusconi's divorce row, has blamed the Italian Prime Minister for the breakdown of his ... Read more...

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Berlusconi to address Parliament about alleged relationship with teen girl


May 25th, 2009 - 12:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 25 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is likely to address Parliament over his alleged relationship with one 18-year-old Noemi Letizia.Letizia, who affectionately calls Berlusconi "Papi", came under media glare ... Read more...

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New pics deepen mystery of Berlusconi-aspiring teen model relationship


May 23rd, 2009 - 3:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 23 (ANI): Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's reputation received another blow when pictures of him and Noemi Letizia, the 18-year-old accused of being at the heart of his divorce, ... Read more...

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Berlusconi becomes “Mr. Not-so-popular” after divorce, ‘Papi’ scandals


May 14th, 2009 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
London May 14 (ANI): A very public divorce and allegations of being an aspiring teenage model's "Papi" have put a dent in Silvio Berlusconi's popularity ratings, says a new poll.Italian Prime Minister's ... Read more...

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Berlusconi retracts criticism of coach Ancelotti


May 13th, 2009 - 10:18 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 13 (DPA) AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi Wednesday seemingly recanted his criticism of coach Carlo Ancelotti over an unsuccessful Serie A season. La Repubblica quoted the media magnate turned politician, ... Read more...

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‘Berlusconi wants teenage lingerie model to be MP’


May 10th, 2009 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 10 (IANS) The teenage lingerie model who appears to have brought Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to the brink of divorce, says the controversial Italian leader wants her to be ... Read more...

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18-year-old girl says ‘Papi’ Berlusconi will ‘fix her’ career in politics


May 10th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 10 (ANI): Noemi Letizia, the 18-year-old accused of being at the heart of Silvio Berlusconi's divorce, has claimed that the Italian prime minister will launch her into a career in ... Read more...

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Lap dancer-turned-nun to perform for cardinals, bishops


April 4th, 2009 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 4 (ANI): An Italian lap dancer-turned-nun will be performing a religious dance in front of an audience of Roman Catholic cardinals and bishops.Anna Nobili, 38, who has spent years working ... Read more...

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No deal yet with Beckham: AC Milan


March 7th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 7 (DPA) AC Milan have refused to confirm reports that a deal has been reached with Los Angeles Galaxy to extend the loan contract of England football star David Beckham. "We ... Read more...

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After 2000 years, gladiators all set to return to the Colosseum


January 7th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Fascinated by gladiators? Well, then heres your chance to get close and personal with the Roman fighters, for they are soon going to return to Rome''s Colosseum ... Read more...

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Rome considers return of gladiators to Colosseum


December 20th, 2008 - 7:09 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 20 (DPA) Centuries after their blood-sport was banned, duelling gladiators in full combat gear could soon be making a comeback in the most famous fight arena of all - Rome's ... Read more...

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Victoria stops sexy presenter from interviewing Beckham


December 20th, 2008 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
London, Dec 19 (IANS) Former Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham has reportedly refused Italy's sexiest sports presenter permission to interview her husband David Beckham.The Beckham's are due to arrive in Milan Saturday ... Read more...

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Berlusconi slammed for ’suntanned Obama’ remark


November 7th, 2008 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 7 (IANS) Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been criticised after he praised American President-elect Barack Obama - for his “suntan". The 72-year-old media tycoon Berlusconi, on a visit to ... Read more...

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