Thousands protest against austerity in Italy
Labour unions urge new Prime Minister Enrico Letta to focus on job growth instead of further spending cuts.
100,000 Protest to 'Turn Up Heat' on Rome Gov't
Demonstrators applaud during the left-wing Italian metalworkers' union FIOM rally in downtown Rome Piazza San Giovanni on May 18, 2013. (Filippo Monteforte) Roughly 100,000 protesters marched through Rome on Saturday to say they are fed up with Italy's austerity heavy policies and climbing unemployment.
Nightclub dancer tells of Berlusconi parties
Woman at centre of "bunga bunga" sex trial gives sensational account of how guests partied at villa of Italy's ex-PM.
Salacious and Sober Collide, Illustrating Hurdles for Italy’s Government
On the same day, a young Moroccan woman testified in a sex scandal involving former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, and Italy’s new prime minister announced the suspension of a reviled tax.
Italy Outlines New Economic Steps
Italy's new government took its first concrete steps, announcing $3.86 billion in economic measures aimed at offering relief to households and workers amid the country's longest postwar recession.