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Italian populist leader Bossi resigns
Umberto Bossi, leader of the oppositon Northern League, steps down as financial scandal engulfs the party.
Last updated: 05 Apr 2012 19:28 GMT
Italy adopts urgent anti-crisis measures
Mario Monti's cabinet votes in favour of package of tax hikes and pension reforms worth $32bn in a rush to ease crisis.
Last updated: 06 Dec 2011 03:49 GMT
EU leaders strike deal on eurozone debts
"Three-pronged" agreement reached in Brussels entails a 50 per cent cut in private banks' Greek bond holdings.
Last updated: 27 Oct 2011 11:03 GMT
EU leaders meet to thrash out debt deal
European leaders say progress made on bank recapitalisation but major sticking points remain at Brussels crisis summit.
Last updated: 27 Oct 2011 01:34 GMT
Berlusconi's coalition on verge of collapse
Threat of government collapse comes with Italy squeezed by eurozone partners over its $2.5 trillion debt pile.
Last updated: 25 Oct 2011 19:17 GMT
Italy PM asked to quit over new sex scandal
Silvio Berlusconi faces fresh calls to step down over phone transcripts in which he boasts of his popularity with women.
Last updated: 17 Sep 2011 23:16 GMT
US loses AAA credit rating from S&P
Standard and Poor's downgrades rating to AA+ for the first time, as China says US must "cure its addiction to debts".
Last updated: 06 Aug 2011 04:21 GMT
Italian prime minister wins confidence vote
Victory could boost a beleagured Berlusconi, still smarting under two recent electoral defeats.
Last updated: 21 Jun 2011 14:38 GMT
Key dates in Berlusconi's career
The turbulent political and personal life of Italy's prime minister at a glance.
Last updated: 15 Feb 2011 16:58 GMT
Italian PM survives crucial vote
Berlusconi wins no-confidence vote but result exposes weakness of ruling coalition.
Last updated: 04 Aug 2010 19:28 GMT
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