Italian parliament debates Berlusconi expulsion

Italy`s parliament today began debating the expulsion of Silvio Berlusconi in a momentous move that will rattle but not bring down the government and leave the billionaire tycoon more at risk of arrest.

Italy PM Letta faces showdown in Parliament after Berlusconi crisis

Silvio Berlusconi fought to hold his fractious center-right party together on Tuesday a day before a showdown in the Italian parliament that will decide whether Prime Minister Enrico Letta can survive in office.

Italy`s ex-premier Giulio Andreotti dies at 94

Giulio Andreotti was one of postwar Italy`s most powerful men: He helped draft the country`s constitution after World War II, served as its premier seven times and spent 60 years in Parliament.

Italian Parliament dissolved, elections to be held in February

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has dissolved the country`s Parliament, the latest development in the ongoing political crisis.

Italian Parliament backs anti-graft bill

The Italian Parliament has approved the government`s anti-corruption bill that seeks to increase jail terms in graft cases, among other measures.

Italy's Monti to face key final vote on austerity today

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti will face a confidence vote on Thursday that he called to speed up final approval of a 33-billion-euro (27.5 billion pound) austerity package aimed at restoring market confidence in the eurozone's third-biggest economy.

Berlusconi to face crunch vote today, pressure to quit

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, under massive pressure to resign, faces a crucial vote on public finances in parliament on Tuesday which could sink his government if enough party rebels desert him.

Italian parliament passes austerity package

The Italian parliament gave final approval on Wednesday to a 54 billion euro package of austerity measures the centre-right government has put forward to balance the budget by 2013.

Italian Parliament Commission approves burqa ban

A draft law banning women from wearing veils was approved in Italy.