| Nov 13, 2011
New Italian leader: Italy’s president Sunday night named economist Monti Mario to lead the country’s new government. The appointment came almost 24 hours after Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi tendered his resignation amid widespread...
| Nov 15, 2011
A new selling wave swamped government bond markets on the continent Tuesday, driving yields sharply higher in France, Belgium, Austria and Spain, among others....
| Nov 16, 2011
Italy swore in a Cabinet of technocrats on Wednesday as the country scrambled to avoid an economic disaster that could torpedo the Eurozone. Former European Union official Mario Monti, a trained economist, took the oath of office as prime minister,...
| Nov 17, 2011
Italy's former prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, is releasing an album of love songs. It will be the fourth album for Silvio Berlusconi, a former cruise ship crooner....
| 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...
| 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....
| Apr 24, 2009
Today's topic: Is it even possible to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, let alone completely rid the world of them? Are there some countries that should always maintain nuclear arsenals? Andrew Grotto and Gabriel Schoenfeld finish their debate.
| 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 24, 2009
| 4:14 PM
A woman jumped the barriers in St. Peter's Basilica and knocked down Pope Benedict XVI as he walked down the main aisle to begin Christmas Eve Mass on Thursday.
The 82-year-old pope quickly got up and was unhurt, said a Vatican spokesman, the Rev. Ciro...
| 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...
| Apr 7, 2009
| 3:13 PM
The calls from America kept coming but Paolo Paolucci's answer stayed the same:
"Gabriella is dead."
A sigh, a gasp, and in the near distance, the sounds of hands and clawed machines digging at the stone, mortar and splintered wood of broken homes and...