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# Bunga Bunga

This year
From AC Milan to 'Bunga Bunga': The controversial and colourful life of Silvio Berlusconi
The former three-time prime minister died today.
Former Italy PM Silvio Berlusconi acquitted in trial related to ‘bunga bunga’ parties
The six-year-old trial is the third in a scandal that made headlines around the world in 2010 when Berlusconi as a sitting prime minister.
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Berlusconi ordered to trial over alleged witness tampering in 'bunga bunga' parties case
The former prime minister is accused of making payments to a pianist who played at parties in his house.
No Bunga Bunga! Silvio Berlusconi cleared of sex charges
The ruling comes after he was described as having a ‘dragon’s passion’ for teenage girls.
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.
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.
Silvio Berlusconi orchestrated 'bunga bunga sessions'
A court report says the 77-year-old tried to pay off witnesses to avoid jail.
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 sentenced to seven years in jail for sex with a minor
The former prime minister is unlikely to serve any time, given his age – but the ruling is a major political blow.
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.
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.
Update: Berlusconi’s jail term cut to one year thanks to amnesty law
The former Italian premier – who only this week ruled out seeking another term – is convicted of a tax fraud scheme.
55 pictures of Silvio Berlusconi looking sad, glum, or generally displeased
The 76-year-old former Italian premier has been sentenced to one year in jail. Here’s his best worst moments.
Berlusconi, 76, to finally step down at next election
The former prime minister says he won’t be looking to take back power next spring, and will retire from his party.
Pregnant German actress: 'Silvio Berlusconi is father of my baby'
Sabina Began, who helped to organise the former Italian premier’s parties, says the 75-year-old is currently “very depressed”.
George Clooney and Cristiano Ronaldo on witness list for Berlusconi trial
There’s a few other names in there too including the man Berlusconi collaborates with on his collection of love songs.
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”.
The Top 7 Silvio moments
The man who made bunga bunga famous – and six other memorable moments from Berlusconi’s career.
Berlusconi uses Facebook to deny resignation rumours
Italian Prime Minister calls the rumours ‘groundless’ on his Facebook page – despite loss of confidence in his ability to lead Italy through economic crisis.
George Clooney's night with Berlusconi
The “astonishing evening” included viewing a bed that was given to the Italian PM by Vladimir Putin. But, says Clooney, there was no bunga bunga involved.
Eight charged with procuring prostitutes for Berlusconi
The Italian leader’s lawyers have said alleged orgies at his home were “nothing but friendly gatherings”.
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In your bank holiday Sunday Fix: Aer Lingus talks back on tonight; the source of the E. coli outbreak is found; Berlusconi’s ‘bunga bunga’ goes on; and did you miss the shuffle of honour for the Queen last month?
Silvio Berlusconi continues to hold 'bunga bunga' parties
A series of leaked wire taps have revealed that the Italian premier has reportedly moved the parties from one villa to another.
Prosecutors reveal photographs of Berlusconi's 'Bunga Bunga' parties
Photographs are found on laptops and cameras seized from guests as part of investigations into the Italian PM’s behaviour.
‘Bunga Bunga’ pizza satirises Berlusconi scandal
The ‘spicy and wild pizza’ is a satirical comment on the alleged sex parties that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is said to have hosted at one of his villas.