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Silvio Berlusconi underage prostitute conviction overturned
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Silvio Berlusconi underage prostitute conviction overturned

Jul 18th 2014, 12:52 PM 7,103 Views 0 Comments

The former Italian PM has been acquitted of charges of paying for sex with an underage prostitute and of abuse of power.

Berlusconi's 'bunga bunga' trial appeal begins, but he can't go as he's working in a hospice
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Berlusconi's 'bunga bunga' trial appeal begins, but he can't go as he's working in a hospice

Jun 20th 2014, 11:50 AM 4,136 Views 10 Comments

The billionaire is doing community service for a separate conviction.

Court to decide if Berlusconi will be placed under house arrest
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Court to decide if Berlusconi will be placed under house arrest

Apr 10th 2014, 12:01 PM 3,410 Views 7 Comments

The former Italian Prime Minister was convicted of tax fraud last year.

Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
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Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday

Nov 27th 2013, 10:52 PM 17,490 Views 6 Comments

Today everyone’s been talking about the sentencing of Liam Adams, the body found in Kerry and hospital staff top-ups.

Silvio Berlusconi expelled from Italian Parliament but vows to "fight on"
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Silvio Berlusconi expelled from Italian Parliament but vows to "fight on"

Nov 27th 2013, 7:14 PM 4,546 Views 22 Comments

Motions put forward by Berlusconi’s allies in the Senate in an attempt to block the expulsion procedure were rejected one by one.

Berlusconi is fighting HOW many court cases?
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Berlusconi is fighting HOW many court cases?

Oct 28th 2013, 11:00 AM 5,929 Views 7 Comments

As another trial looms for the Italian tycoon – this time over allegations of bribing a senator – we look at the legal woes still dogging Silvio.

Berlusconi slapped with two-year ban from politics
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Berlusconi slapped with two-year ban from politics

Oct 19th 2013, 1:23 PM 8,776 Views 18 Comments

The 77-year-old former prime minister wasn’t in court today when the ban was announced.

Italy's top court upholds Silvio Berlusconi's prison term
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Italy's top court upholds Silvio Berlusconi's prison term

Aug 1st 2013, 8:47 PM 6,682 Views 20 Comments

The former Italian prime minister is likely to face house arrest or community service because of his age after the court upheld his conviction for tax fraud.

Berlusconi: the four cases against him
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Berlusconi: the four cases against him

Jun 24th 2013, 1:15 PM 3,885 Views 4 Comments

From Mediaset fraud to wiretap appeal to Ruby Gate – the former Italian PM has been nothing if not controversial.

Italy court rejects Berlusconi bid to block trial
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Italy court rejects Berlusconi bid to block trial

Jun 19th 2013, 7:52 PM 2,858 Views 5 Comments

Italy’s constitutional court has rejected a claim by former premier Silvio Berlusconi which he had hoped would block a trial against him which could see him booted out of politics.

Verdict near in 'bunga bunga' Berlusconi sex trial
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Verdict near in 'bunga bunga' Berlusconi sex trial

May 13th 2013, 11:11 AM 4,746 Views 14 Comments

The hearing is one of the last in a trial that began two years ago and revolves around alleged raunchy ‘bunga bunga’ parties’.

Court upholds Berlusconi's tax fraud sentence, seven years after trial first started
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Court upholds Berlusconi's tax fraud sentence, seven years after trial first started

May 8th 2013, 8:14 PM 7,639 Views 8 Comments

The former Italiam Premier is now expected to appeal the ruling in Italy’s highest court.

Business magazine compares Angela Merkel to Hitler in ad
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Business magazine compares Angela Merkel to Hitler in ad

Apr 25th 2013, 10:55 AM 11,037 Views 54 Comments

Mercado magazine invites viewers to visualise Merkel as the Greeks, Spanish and Germans might see her.

Italian court confirms Berlusconi ally guilty in mafia case
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Italian court confirms Berlusconi ally guilty in mafia case

Mar 25th 2013, 7:22 PM 5,020 Views 3 Comments

Dell’Utri, 71, was accused of playing the middle man between Berlusconi and the criminal association.

Star witness arrives for Berlusconi sex trial
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Star witness arrives for Berlusconi sex trial

Jan 14th 2013, 10:36 AM 8,775 Views 33 Comments

Karima El-Mahroug – better known by her nickname as “Ruby the Heart Stealer” – has arrived to testify for the first time in court.

Berlusconi tells Italy: 'You need me, and I always help people in need'
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Berlusconi tells Italy: 'You need me, and I always help people in need'

Dec 18th 2012, 9:25 PM 5,601 Views 26 Comments

The flamboyant former prime minister is on a media blitz as he prepares his attempt to return to power for a fourth time, warning of civil war if Italy continues on its current course.

Berlusconi announces fresh run for prime minister
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Berlusconi announces fresh run for prime minister

Dec 8th 2012, 4:06 PM 5,502 Views 36 Comments

This will be the the politician’s sixth bid to become prime minister, a post he has held three times already.

Monti clings to power as Berlusconi's party goes on the attack
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Monti clings to power as Berlusconi's party goes on the attack

Dec 7th 2012, 3:32 PM 3,163 Views 4 Comments

Berlusconi’s supporters are arguing that Italy is economically far worse off than before.

Berlusconi's accountant held hostage for €35 million ransom
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Berlusconi's accountant held hostage for €35 million ransom

Nov 20th 2012, 10:15 AM 4,804 Views 4 Comments

Armed intruders demanded the ransom from the former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi after holding his accountant hostage for a night.

Lazy Post of the Day: Where do politicians go on holiday?
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Lazy Post of the Day: Where do politicians go on holiday?

Aug 16th 2012, 8:30 PM 15,345 Views 27 Comments

And why doesn’t Bertie Ahern wear sun cream…

Berlusconi family newspaper calls Merkel the Fourth Reich
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Berlusconi family newspaper calls Merkel the Fourth Reich

Aug 3rd 2012, 11:36 AM 6,684 Views 86 Comments

Today’s Il Giornale headline “Quarto Reich” is accompanied by a picture of the German Chancellor.

Is Berlusconi planning a comeback?
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Is Berlusconi planning a comeback?

Jul 16th 2012, 2:30 PM 2,843 Views 11 Comments

The former Italian Premier has suggested he will attempt a return to power, and said he is often asked to step back into the political ring.

Italian court throws out bribery case against Berlusconi
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Italian court throws out bribery case against Berlusconi

Feb 25th 2012, 2:51 PM 1,560 Views 13 Comments

Berlusconi’s lawyers successfully argued that the case should be thrown out because the statute of limitation had run out.

Verdict expected in Berlusconi corruption trial
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Verdict expected in Berlusconi corruption trial

Feb 25th 2012, 10:15 AM 877 Views 0 Comments

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi stands accused of bribing a British lawyer David Mills to lie in two trials that occurred in the 1990s.

Video: 2011 - the year in gaffes
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Video: 2011 - the year in gaffes

Dec 28th 2011, 10:00 AM 3,415 Views 2 Comments

From the government’s €3.6bn ‘accounting error’, to confusing a Hollywood actor with a serial killer, here are this year’s most memorable gaffes.

Berlusconi blames foreign media for downfall ahead of trials
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Berlusconi blames foreign media for downfall ahead of trials

Nov 21st 2011, 12:09 PM 1,439 Views 10 Comments

As he faces accusations of fraud, bribery, abuse of power and paying for sex with a minor, Silvio Berlusconi has claimed that his image “has been ruined by things that are absolutely untrue”.

Monti announces Italian cabinet - and will be his own finance minister
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Monti announces Italian cabinet - and will be his own finance minister

Nov 16th 2011, 1:59 PM 1,152 Views 12 Comments

The new Italian cabinet is made up mostly of independent technocrats, and will see Monti double up as PM and finance minister.

Monti set to announce new Italian government
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Monti set to announce new Italian government

Nov 16th 2011, 8:02 AM 479 Views 2 Comments

Mario Monti completes two days of tense negotiations, and is set to present his new government to the president this morning.

Italy offloads €3bn in bonds after appointment of ‘Super Mario’ Monti
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Italy offloads €3bn in bonds after appointment of ‘Super Mario’ Monti

Nov 14th 2011, 10:32 AM 571 Views 12 Comments

Mario Monti’s designation as prime minister appears to soothe investors, who are lowering the interest rate Italy must pay for loans.

The Top 7 Silvio moments
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The Top 7 Silvio moments

Nov 13th 2011, 5:09 PM 2,288 Views 19 Comments

The man who made bunga bunga famous – and six other memorable moments from Berlusconi’s career.

Tick tock... All eyes on the euro when markets open on Monday
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Tick tock... All eyes on the euro when markets open on Monday

Nov 13th 2011, 1:14 PM 813 Views 28 Comments

Will the ECB step in tomorrow or try to wait things out?

Berlusconi set to resign as Italian parliament mulls €60bn austerity plan
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Berlusconi set to resign as Italian parliament mulls €60bn austerity plan

Nov 12th 2011, 12:29 PM 230 Views 10 Comments

The Italian prime minister is expected to resign once the lower house passes the austerity plan aimed at reduced pressure on both Italy and the eurozone.

Italian Senate approves €60bn austerity, as clock ticks on Berlusconi tenure
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Italian Senate approves €60bn austerity, as clock ticks on Berlusconi tenure

Nov 11th 2011, 4:39 PM 130 Views 1 Comment

The Italian senate passes the budgetary measures needed to bring the curtain down on Silvio Berlusconi’s time as prime minister.

Mario Monti favourite to become Italy's next prime minister
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Mario Monti favourite to become Italy's next prime minister

Nov 11th 2011, 4:06 PM 588 Views 3 Comments

Italy already has a Super Mario (in the new ECB president) but could Monti be the country’s anti-Berlusconi? We profile the man who looks set to take over this weekend.

Berlusconi to go but what now for Italy?
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Berlusconi to go but what now for Italy?

Nov 9th 2011, 7:28 AM 360 Views 6 Comments

He survived more than 50 confidence votes but the end is nigh for the 75-year-old.

Berlusconi vows to step down as Italy's Prime Minister
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Berlusconi vows to step down as Italy's Prime Minister

Nov 8th 2011, 9:26 PM 859 Views 22 Comments

The flamboyant Italian premier has offered his conditional resignation today – agreeing to step aside once the country’s new budget is passed by parliament.

Berlusconi facing crucial vote as fears grow over Italy
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Berlusconi facing crucial vote as fears grow over Italy

Nov 8th 2011, 7:44 AM 226 Views 10 Comments

A normally procedural vote will be closely scrutinised as Italian borrowing costs hit new highs.

Berlusconi uses Facebook to deny resignation rumours
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Berlusconi uses Facebook to deny resignation rumours

Nov 7th 2011, 12:28 PM 686 Views 6 Comments

Italian Prime Minister calls the rumours ‘groundless’ on his Facebook page – despite loss of confidence in his ability to lead Italy through economic crisis.

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