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# Berlusconi

This year
Thousands gather in Milan for state funeral of Silvio Berlusconi
The former Italian prime minister died on Monday aged 86.
AC Milan pay tribute to 'unforgettable' owner Silvio Berlusconi as he passes away
Famous owner, media mogul and politician dies at the age of 86.
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Silvio Berlusconi underage prostitute conviction overturned
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
The billionaire is doing community service for a separate conviction.
Court to decide if Berlusconi will be placed under house arrest
The former Italian Prime Minister was convicted of tax fraud last year.
Here’s What Happened Today: Wednesday
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"
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Dell’Utri, 71, was accused of playing the middle man between Berlusconi and the criminal association.
Star witness arrives for Berlusconi sex trial
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'
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
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
Berlusconi’s supporters are arguing that Italy is economically far worse off than before.
Berlusconi's accountant held hostage for €35 million ransom
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?
And why doesn’t Bertie Ahern wear sun cream…
Berlusconi family newspaper calls Merkel the Fourth Reich
Today’s Il Giornale headline “Quarto Reich” is accompanied by a picture of the German Chancellor.
Is Berlusconi planning a comeback?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Will the ECB step in tomorrow or try to wait things out?
Berlusconi set to resign as Italian parliament mulls €60bn austerity plan
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
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
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?
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
The flamboyant Italian premier has offered his conditional resignation today – agreeing to step aside once the country’s new budget is passed by parliament.