The rest of Europe likes and respects the competant Mario Monti. But to take the reins in Italy, he's changing tone and getting tougher.
Mario Monti's resignation as prime minister of Italy has opened the door to Silvio Berlusconi's return to the office – and he has promised that he will run again in February's elections.
Stocks rose Monday despite concerns about the surprise resignation of Italy's prime minister. A strong sales report from McDonald's pushed stocks higher on Wall Street.
Analysts fear Prime Minister Monti's unexpected resignation could spark a new round of Italian political turmoil and slow efforts to shape up the eurozone's third largest economy.
The next general election in Italy, in the spring, will determine who will lead the country as it struggles to recover from recession and high unemployment. On Sunday, Italy held a primary runoff for center-left candidates.
The media mogul and former prime minister was one of four men convicted for scheming to avoid taxes on a movie-broadcasting deal. Berlusconi will remain free pending appeal.
New research says that a third of adult Italians – and more than 60 percent of young adults – live with their parents. Experts say that hard economic times have exacerbated the cultural phenom.
A magazine owned by former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi published a 26-page spread of topless photos of Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange leaves the High Court in London November 2, 2011.
Farmers lost the battle against a high-speed train they see as serving the economic interests of the Italian elite and causing harm to the environment.