Italian court clears Berlusconi in sex trial

2014-07-18 14:08

An Italian appeals court has overturned Silvio Berlusconi's conviction on charges of abuse of office and paying for sex with a minor, in a significant legal victory for the former PM.

Berlusconi: Germans deny camps' existed

2014-04-26 22:06

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, about to begin a sentence for tax fraud, provoked fresh outrage from his political opponents by suggesting that Germany did not acknowledge the existence of World War II concentration camps.

Ex-Berlusconi official arrested for mafia collusion

2014-04-03 20:54

Italian police arrested a former member of Silvio Berlusconi's government, accusing him of colluding with the mafia to quash competition against his family's petrol distribution business.

Berlusconi secretary caught with 24kg cocaine

2014-03-13 21:14

Italian police have arrested Federica Gagliardi, a woman who acted as Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's secretary at two international summits in Canada in 2010, on suspicion of smuggling 24 kg of cocaine.

Berlusconi investigated for witness tampering

2014-01-23 21:23

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is being investigated for tampering with witnesses in a trial that saw him sentenced to jail for having sex with an underage prostitute.

Berlusconi: Jail will lead to 'revolution'

2013-12-12 16:22

Scandal-tainted Italian former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, sentenced to a year in prison for tax fraud, has claimed there will be a "revolution" in Italy if he is jailed. .

Italy's parliament expels defiant Berlusconi

2013-11-28 10:00

Italy's parliament has expelled Silvio Berlusconi over a tax fraud conviction, in a vote that will not be the last act of the tycoon's tumultuous career as he vowed to "fight on".

Berlusconi wavers ahead of vote on Italy budget

2013-11-26 16:59

Silvio Berlusconi says his party is still undecided on whether to withdraw its support for Italy’s Prime Minister Enrico Letta's government, just hours before a confidence vote over the 2014 budget.

Vote to expel Berlusconi looms

2013-11-25 09:43

Italy's Silvio Berlusconi is in for a tumultuous week that will likely see him booted out of parliament and shift into opposition a government where he is still formally a coalition partner.

Italian PM sees govt lasting till 2015 amid tensions

2013-11-01 16:43

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta says his government could last until 2015 despite escalating tensions in the left-right coalition ahead of a Senate vote.

Italy court bans Berlusconi from public office

2013-10-19 12:21

A Milan court has ruled that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi should be barred from holding public office for two years following a conviction for tax fraud.

Berlusconi allies deserting him

2013-10-01 22:53

In a rare rebuke, Berlusconi allies have started deserting him in his bid to collapse the Italy government.

Berlusconi says to stay in politics

2013-09-18 22:05

Silvio Berlusconi has insisted that he will stay in Italian politics even if his fellow senators strip him of his Senate seat after his tax fraud conviction.

Berlusconi conviction breeds uncertainty

2013-08-02 12:59

A supreme court ruling upholding a tax fraud conviction against former centre-right leader Silvio Berlusconi has left the fate of Italy's fragile ruling coalition in the balance.

Berlusconi's fate unsure in trial hearing

2013-07-30 13:02

Italy's top court has started hearings for former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi that could end the tycoon's parliamentary career and risk upsetting the country's fragile coalition.

'Bug' found in Berlusconi judges' offices

2013-07-19 14:00

An electronic bug has been found in the offices of the Italian judges due to hear a final appeal this month by former premier Silvio Berlusconi against a tax fraud conviction, say reports.

Italy's interior minister urged to quit

2013-07-15 15:07

A leading Italian newspaper has urged the deputy of head of Italy's fragile ruling coalition to resign over the expulsion of the wife and daughter of dissident Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov.

Berlusconi's 'wild' days may be numbered

2013-06-24 12:53

Italy's Silvio Berlusconi is a flamboyant billionaire and political wizard whose taste for pretty young women has led to a costly divorce and a trial which could see him jailed.

Berlusconi wanted Gaddafi dead: Sources

2013-06-13 15:03

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi wanted to resolve the Libyan civil war in 2011 with a covert operation to kill his friend Muammar Gaddafi, says a high-ranking diplomatic source.

Berlusconi's prosecutor receives threats

2013-05-23 19:13

The prosecutor in former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's sex trial has received a series of anonymous letters of threats, including one with two bullets.

Italian politics: Bunga bunga to pianists

2013-05-17 08:57

An encyclopaedia of Italian political slang has shone a light on a colourful world where lawmakers and journalists speak a language you won't find in any ordinary dictionary.

PM warns ministers after Berlusconi rally

2013-05-13 12:01

A rally by Silvio Berlusconi in Italy has heightened tensions in the new coalition government, with Prime Minister Enrico Letta demanding that his ministers stay away from such gatherings.

Shooting as new Italy cabinet sworn in

2013-04-28 15:51

An man has opened fire on police outside the Italian government headquarters in Rome just as the country's new coalition cabinet was being sworn in.

New Italian premier named

2013-04-24 20:19

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has asked centre-left politician Enrico Letta to form a new government, signalling the end of a damaging two-month stalemate since elections.

Berlusconi could form coalition with left

2013-04-12 13:00

Italy's Silvio Berlusconi has said he would consider supporting a candidate for president from his leftist rivals but only on condition that they form a coalition government with him.


Ex-Berlusconi cabinet minister arrested

2014-05-08 12:22

Italian police have arrested a cabinet minister in the last government of ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi, on suspicion of helping a former party colleague convicted of mafia association to flee justice.

Berlusconi's 2-year political ban upheld on appeal

2014-03-19 14:03

Italy’s highest court has upheld a two-year political ban against Silvio Berlusconi stemming from his tax fraud conviction.

Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi is finally divorced

2014-02-19 18:26

Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is officially divorced, paving the way for a possible future marriage with a woman almost 50 years his junior, the Italian media report.

Berlusconi left stranded without passport

2013-12-18 22:13

Silvio Berlusconi has lost a legal bid to reclaim his passport, leaving the scandal-hit former prime minister stranded in Italy while fellow conservatives travel to a conference near Brussels.

Berlusconi 'bribed' sex trial witnesses

2013-11-29 22:30

An Italian court has accused former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of bribing witnesses to give false testimony in a trial linked to a sex case

Parliament debates Berlusconi expulsion

2013-11-27 15:45

Italy's parliament has begun debating the expulsion of Silvio Berlusconi in move that will rattle the government and leave the billionaire tycoon more at risk of arrest.

Berlusconi fights to the end to keep Senate seat

2013-11-25 17:45

Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi is fighting to the very end, claiming that newly recovered documents from the US will exonerate him from a devastating tax fraud conviction.

Salacious Bunga Bunga details revealed

2013-11-21 20:53

A Milan court says there is no need to prove sex with Ruby at Bunga Bunga fests to convict Berlusconi.

Marina Berlusconi eyed as next leader

2013-10-28 18:31

Silvio Berlusconi's oldest daughter Marina has denied speculation within her father's party that she could replace him as leader due to his legal difficulties.

Berlusconi drops bid to topple govt

2013-10-02 18:35

Italy's Silvio Berlusconi has abandoned his bid to topple Prime Minister Enrico Letta, saying he would vote to support the government after key allies rebelled.

Italy govt in crisis as ministers quit

2013-09-28 22:07

Italy's fragile coalition government has been pushed into a full-fledged crisis after ministers from former Premier Silvio Berlusconi's political party announced their resignations.

Berlusconi will appeal over court case

2013-08-28 20:12

Italy's billionaire former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has said he will appeal to the European Court of Human Rights over a tax fraud conviction delivered this month.

First definitive conviction for Berlusconi

2013-08-02 08:13

Italy's former premier, Silvio Berlusconi, has been definitively convicted of tax fraud and sentenced to prison by the nation's highest court.

Silvio Berlusconi 'pimps' convicted

2013-07-19 18:19

A Milan court has convicted 3 ex-aides of Silvio Berlusconi of procuring prostitutes for his parties.

Italy struggles to adapt to immigration

2013-07-19 11:00

From monkey chants in football stadiums to threats against the first black minister, racial outbursts in Italy reflect the profound social change taking place in a country relatively new to immigration.

Berlusconi gets 7 years for sex

2013-06-24 17:52

A Milan court has sentenced former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi to seven years in jail and banned him from public office, after finding him guilty of paying for sex with a minor.

Verdict expected in Berlusconi sex trial

2013-06-24 11:14

An Italian court is expected to deliver its verdict on whether former premier Silvio Berlusconi paid for sex with an underage prostitute and abused his official powers.

Right and left parties fight for Rome

2013-05-24 12:11

Local elections in hundreds of towns across Italy will this weekend test the popularity of the main right and left forces in the new grand coalition led by Prime Minister Enrico Letta.

Berlusconi underage 'call-girl' testifies

2013-05-17 14:54

The woman alleged to have had sex for money with Silvio Berlusconi when she was just 17 and he was the prime minister has testified in court for the first time.

State wants 6 years' for Berlusconi

2013-05-13 21:55

Italian prosecutors have called for a six-year jail sentence and a lifetime ban on holding public office for former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Berlusconi sentence won't shake Italy

2013-05-09 15:03

Italy's governing coalition will not fall because of a decision by an appeals court to uphold a four-year jail term against Silvio Berlusconi for tax fraud, a minister says.

Italy poised to final get new govt

2013-04-27 18:31

Italy appears poised to finally get a new government, a broad coalition which brings media mogul Silvio Berlusconi's forces back to power.

Italy president calls centre-left official

2013-04-24 15:03

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has called Enrico Letta, deputy head of the centre-left Democratic Party, indicating he is likely to be asked to form a new coalition government.

India: Sexist Ford ads spark outrage

2013-03-26 14:00

A series of car ads, including one showing women bound and gagged in the trunk of a Ford driven by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, has prompted internet outrage in India.

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