Security guards protect Finnish Prime Minister from knife-wielding man

Jyrki Katainen, the National Coalition Party chairman and current Prime Minister of Finland, is currently campaigning for the municipal elections which will be held on 28 October. During his campaign he came very close to being stabbed by a man with a knife that quickly approached the Conservative leader.

  • Written by James Mahoney
  • Category: Europe

Former Italian prime minister was sentenced to jail for tax fraud

Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced to 4 years in jail for tax fraud this Friday. The former Italian prime minister was investigated for tax evasion and fraud. The court's ruling concluded that Berlusconi has a "natural capacity for crime". Berlusconi's lawyers do not agree with the verdict and call it "politically motivated".

  • Written by Jed E. Robinson
  • Category: Europe