| Apr 6, 2009
L'AQUILA, Italy - A powerful earthquake in mountainous central Italy knocked down whole blocks of buildings early Monday as residents slept, killing more than 70 people in the country's deadliest quake in nearly three decades. Tens of thousands were...
| Apr 6, 2009
L'AQUILA, Italy - More than 90 people have been killed in an earthquake in central Italy and 1,500 were injured, Fox News Channel reported.
Premier Silvio Berlusconi and civil protection chief Guido Bertolaso spoke to reporters after reaching the...
| May 8, 2009
Need help in the sack?
Sarah Gold, a senior reviews editor at Publishers Weekly, said relationship advice books used to pile up on her desk only before Valentine's Day. Now she gets a steady barrage year-round.
With book sales down 2.8 percent last...
| Nov 8, 2008
BRUSSELS—Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Friday defended his description of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama as "young, handsome and even tanned," and said critics who saw the remark as racist were "imbeciles."...
| Sep 10, 2009
Italian quiz show host
Mike Bongiorno, 85, a TV host who popularized quiz shows for generations of Italians, died Tuesday of a heart attack at his home in Monte Carlo, Italian news media reported.
Nicknamed "The Quiz King," Bongiorno was...
| Sep 11, 2009
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has spent a lot of time this week talking about one of his favorite subjects: Silvio Berlusconi. On Thursday, he called himself the best prime minister "that Italy has had in its 150-year history." Earlier in the...
| Dec 2, 2009
| 9:15 AM
BRUSSELS -- European and other U.S. allies will contribute more than 5,000 new troops to the international force in Afghanistan, NATO's chief said Wednesday, declaring that the war is not America's alone.
Still, aside from Poland, the pledges came in...
| Dec 13, 2009
| 2:22 PM
The embattled Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi, was struck in the face by a mentally disturbed man Sunday at a campaign rally in Milan.
According to authorities, the 73 year-old Berlusconi will stay in a hospital overnight for observation after...
| Dec 16, 2009
| 11:06 AM
ROME -- A young man with mental problems managed on Wednesday to reach the hospital floor where Premier Silvio Berlusconi was recovering from an attack, and police were questioning him, authorities said.
A Milan anti-terrorism police official said the...
| Dec 14, 2009
The weekend assault on Silvio Berlusconi has highlighted how deeply polarizing a figure the Italian prime minister is, as friends and foes dug in even more firmly Monday to their respective positions on his leadership.
Critics declared that, although...
| Jun 15, 2009
| 10:26 AM
(WGN-AM)- President Barack Obama called the cost of health care a "ticking time-bomb" that threatens to slow the nation's economic recovery as he pushed a massive reform plan during an appearance in Chicago before the nation's largest doctors group....