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  • Anger in Italy as statues covered to save Iranian blushes

    January 26, 2016 | 11:00 am

    Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi came under fire on Tuesday after ancient nude statues in Rome's Capitoline museum were covered up to avoid any possible offense to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who is visiting the country.

    Italy and Iran will sign up to 17 billion euros of...

  • Berlusconi stresses support for Israel, Jews in wake of Hitler comparison

    November 7, 2013 | 11:30 am

    Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi stressed his support for Israel and Jewish causes after sparking outrage by comparing his family to Jews under Hitler.

    In an excerpt of a book to be released Friday, the eve of the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, Berlusconi was...

  • As Berlusconi exits, new report shows rising anti-Semitism in Italy

    November 15, 2011 | 11:51 am

    Crowds on the streets of Rome jeered and cheered when their long-serving, scandal-plagued prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, stepped down over the weekend. A choir even sang Handel’s “Hallelujah Chorus” in front of the presidential palace as he handed in his resignation.