“Italy is in turmoil and is dabbling with fascism and that should worry everyone,” the “Last Week Tonight” host says. “The last time they did that, they wound up with Mussolini.”
European governments, preparing for a round of major summits with Donald Trump, are wary.
The right-wing Forza Italia politician who controlled Italian politics for the past two decades has been banned from the country's parliament. Berlusconi, however, claims the Wednesday vote responsible for ridding him of his seat is a "vendetta by the left."
To gain insight into the workings of American society, it may be productive to focus on the 1 percent's erratic behavior; Japan's prime minister has asked for international assistance to deal with the Fukushima leaks; meanwhile, is Speaker John Boehner the Berlusconi of the States? These discoveries and more after the jump.
A look at the day's political happenings, including some major new developments in the IRS targeting scandal and President Obama's take on whistle-blower Edward Snowden.
At the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai, governments are trying to get their hands and handcuffs on the Internet; some scientists have posited that homosexuals inherit the trait from their opposite-sex parent; meanwhile, Italy's disgraced Silvio Berlusconi prepares to run again. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Following a long-standing tradition of creative Italian resistance, activists are planning to adorn Silvio Berlusconi’s villa with condoms, as well as performing parodies set to the soundtrack of “Grease,” to protest the prime minister’s most recent alleged sexual escapades.
Although one can't expect class from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, is it too much to ask that he just not talk? After making a crack about Hitler, and another about Jews, even the Vatican's official newspaper has publicly decried his jokes as “deplorable."
Italian authorities arrested 300 alleged Mafia members Tuesday in a nationwide crackdown involving 10 police officers for every suspect. The ’Ndrangheta Mafia may not be as famous as the Cosa Nostra, but it is estimated to do about $56 billion a year in illegal business.