World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 13, 2014
Italy's chronic political instability could soon be consigned to history after a deal between Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and Silvio Berlusconi was hailed on Thursday as a breakthrough for radical electoral reform.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday July 22, 2014
Silvio Berlusconi's acquittal in a high-profile sex-for-hire case has boosted the former Italian prime minister's determination to revive his political career, despite his growing isolation in the corridors of power.
World | Associated Press | Friday July 18, 2014
An Italian appeals court on Friday acquitted former Premier Silvio Berlusconi in a sex-for-hire case, reversing a lower court conviction that had carried a seven-year prison sentence and a lifetime ban on holding political office.
World | Reuters | Friday July 18, 2014
An Italian appeals court on Friday 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 prime minister. The Milan court unexpectedly threw out the guil...
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday May 9, 2014
Italy's Silvio Berlusconi began community service for tax fraud on Friday in a spectacular fall from grace for the flamoboyant ex-premier, who will likely seek political gain from the punishment.
World | Associated Press | Sunday May 4, 2014
Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says his eldest daughter would be a perfect leader but adds that he hopes she won't go into politics.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday April 29, 2014
Italy's Silvio Berlusconi insisted he is a friend of Jewish people and Germany on Monday in a bid to quell international outrage sparked by his controversial remarks about the Holocaust.
World | Agence-France Presse | Sunday April 27, 2014
Officials in Berlin expressed outrage on Sunday over remarks by Italy's former premier Silvio Berlusconi claiming that Germans denied the existence of Nazi concentration camps.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday April 27, 2014
Italy's gaffe-prone former premier Silvio Berlusconi enraged his political opponents on Saturday by saying Germans do not believe World War II concentration camps existed.
World | Reuters | Tuesday April 15, 2014
An Italian court on Tuesday ordered former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to serve a tax fraud sentence by doing community service and set travel restrictions that will limit his ability to campaign for next month's European Parliament elections.
World | Reuters | Friday April 11, 2014
Both the prosecution and defence have asked a Milan court to order former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to serve a one-year sentence for tax fraud doing community service, judicial sources said on Thursday.
World | Reuters | Wednesday April 9, 2014
An Italian government agency has asked a court whether former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi can serve a one-year sentence for tax fraud by working in a centre for the elderly, judicial sources said on Tuesday.
World | Associated Press | Friday April 4, 2014
Italy's Corriere della Sera daily reported on Friday, that 77-year-old Silvio Berlusconi was under observation at San Raffaele hospital in Milan, where he was treated last year for an eye inflammation.
World | Agence-France Presse | Wednesday March 19, 2014
Italy's supreme court on Tuesday upheld a two-year ban from public office against former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi who had filed an appeal with the country's top court.
World | Agence-France Presse | Tuesday February 25, 2014
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi called for a "radical and immediate change" in recession-hit Italy as he outlined his new government's reform agenda before winning a crucial confidence vote in the Senate early on Tuesday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Wednesday February 19, 2014
Italy's billionaire 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 reported on Wednesday.
World | Reuters | Monday February 17, 2014
Centre-left leader Matteo Renzi was set to be nominated as Italy's youngest prime minister in a matter of days after a party coup forced Enrico Letta to resign as premier of the euro zone state struggling to pull out of recession.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday February 11, 2014
Silvio Berlusconi's political corruption trial has opened in the southern city of Naples, presenting yet another legal challenge for the three-time former Italian premier.
World | Reuters | Thursday January 23, 2014
Milan prosecutors have opened a new investigation against Silvio Berlusconi over accusations he corrupted witnesses in a trial in which he was convicted of paying for sex with a minor.
World | Reuters | Sunday January 19, 2014
Silvio Berlusconi has returned to the political scene after a tax fraud conviction, striking a deal with the leader of the largest centre-left party on electoral reform that could give Italy badly needed stability.