Italy said Wednesday it arrested seven alleged Iran weapons smugglers and charged that some are Iranian intelligence agents. The move comes as momentum builds for fresh sanctions over Iran's nuclear program.
Women runners, including eventual winner Melissa Moon (front row c.), of Wellington, New Zealand, start the 33rd Annual Empire State Building Run-up in New York City on Tuesday.
Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi changed the anthem of his political party, which sang his individual praises, in an effort to make himself appear more of a team player and uniter.
Italian craftsmen carve wooden nativity figures that offer a window on the top stories and public figures of 2009. This year, the figures include Italian prime minster Silvio Berlusconi, George Clooney, and Michael Jackson.
In Italy, sympathy for embattled Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi after a Dec. 13 attack could prove a useful means of dividing the opposition, rebuilding his popularity, and manipulating the judicial system.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi left the hospital on Thursday, four days after an assault left him bloody and bruised. The aftermath of the incident has revealed a rising level of rancor in Italian politics.
Aides to Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Tuesday that social networking sites like Facebook helped inspire the man who attacked the Italian leader earlier this week, and proposed limiting free speech on the internet.
The attack that broke Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's nose and teeth Sunday is causing Italians to worry about a return to political violence not seen since the 1970s when extremist groups attacked each other and the state.
An angry attacker struck Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi in Milan Sunday night with what witnesses desribed as a miniature metal replica of the famous Duomo cathedral.
In Italy, Fabrizio Corona and his paparazzi team took unflattering photos of high-profile Italians – and offered to let the targets buy them before the press could.