Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni's house raided by police

Magistrates are investigating claims that house staff of Liliane Bettencourt, heiress to the L'Oréal cosmetics empire and France's richest woman, handed over brown envelopes stuffed with cash to Mr Sarkozy and his aides to finance his suc


Italy's exclusive Billionaire club to close

In contrast, the exclusive nightclub in Porto Cervo flourished under Silvio Berlusconi, who has a large villa just along the coast and is a friend of Mr Briatore.


Buffett charity lunch auctioned for $3.46 million

That is how much an as-yet unknown bidder paid in the annual online charity auction for the right to lunch with the "Oracle of Omaha" and seven friends at the Smith & Wollensky steakhouse in Manhattan.