| Oct 26, 2011
| 1:13 PM
Italian deputies exchanged blows in parliament on Wednesday as tensions over a tough economic reform program came to a head.
At least two deputies from the Northern League, a member of the ruling center-right coalition, fought with members from the...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 2:38 PM
ATHENS, Greece -- Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou will step down as his government's leader, the country's president announced Sunday night -- agreeing to do so on the condition that the controversial 130 billion euro bailout deal is approved.
| Nov 5, 2011
In Athens, meanwhile, Greece's prime minister survived a confidence vote in parliament, calming a revolt in his Socialist party with a pledge to seek an interim government that would secure a vital new European debt deal.
In the end, only vague offers to...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 7:54 AM
One message from financial markets has become quite clear: attempts by the euro zone to ring-fence Greece and stop contagion to other, more significant economies has failed.
The job now in Berlin, Brussels and Paris is not to worry about Greece, which is...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 10:17 AM
MILAN, Italy -- Actor George Clooney and soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo could be called as witnesses in the trial of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on charges of sex with an underage prostitute, the court announced Wednesday....
| Nov 30, 2011
| 6:11 AM
Lately, Italy's exports have been lacking a bit. Smooth leather goods seem to have given way to slick prime ministers-cum-songwriters (Google it; I wish I was kidding), and the Italian economy looks as though it's about to drag the ball, the boot, and the...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 7:15 PM
It's amazing how the chemicals in your brain, especially the ones running the pleasure center can really screw up your life and especially the ones that control your sex drive!
They make people do crazy, perverted things. Everyone has their own thing...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 5:46 PM
"Charles Dickens at Home"
Published in time for the bicentennial of Charles Dickens' birth next year, this handsome and richly illustrated book is a must for Dickens aficionados. Author Hilary Macaskill captures the details of Dickens' remarkable life...
| Oct 21, 2011
| 11:28 AM
SIRTE, Libya -- Muammar Gaddafi made his final dash for freedom shortly before dawn prayers. Libya's leader, a few dozen loyal bodyguards and the head of his now non-existent army Abu Bakr Younis Jabr, broke out of the two-month siege of his hometown...
| Feb 7, 2012
A thumbnail sketch of some foreign thumbnails:
Syria: Voting in the U.N. to support the thug Bashar al-Assad, Russia and China see only his good side. The two countries rationalize that if they can kick their old mass-murder habit, so can Syria.
| Jan 21, 2012
| 3:36 PM
Europe's Leftist elites championed the introduction of the euro to "increase political cohesion" by building on the "cultural, religious and humanist inheritance of Europe." But according to Evans-Ambrose Pritchard of the London Telegraph, as a result...
| 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...