Rail and bus strikes disrupt Italy's public transport

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Berlusconi government to be sworn in

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Italian president set to ask Berlusconi to form government

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UN calls on world leaders to attend food summit in Rome

New York - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on world leaders to attend a food summit in Rome next month armed "with fresh ideas" to combat the global food crisis.

Berlusconi's conservatives complete parliament "double"

Rome  -  Italy's lower house of parliament elected Wednesday as speaker Gianfranco Fini, a close ally of prime minister-elect Silvio Berlusconi.

Italy's parliament convenes to the new Berlusconi era

Rome  -  Italy's two houses of parliament convened Tuesday for the first time since the centre-right led by Silvio Berlusconi convincingly won parliamentary elections two weeks ago.