Early returns give center-left parties led by Pier Luigi Bersani a slim lead in parliamentary elections. Silvio Berlusconi's conservatives appear to headed for close victory in the Senate.
Heart surgeons plan to operate on former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi next week to replace a defective aortic valve. The 79-year-old was admitted to hospital in Milan last Sunday.
Anti-establishment candidate Virginia Raggi has taken the lead in the first round of the Italian capital's mayoral race. Rome has been without an elected mayor since October when the disgraced center-left mayor resigned.
Italy's famous comedian-turned-protest politician, Beppe Grillo, joked about Sadiq Khan being a suicide bomber. Italian lawmakers have criticized his stand-up routine as racist and offensive.
After 30 years, former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has confirmed that he is ready to sell the Serie A giants. The billionaire says a price has been agreed but did not name the buyer.
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