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#Berlusconi

# berlusconi - Friday 18 July, 2014

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 - Friday 20 June, 2014

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.

# berlusconi - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Court to decide if Berlusconi will be placed under house arrest

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

# berlusconi - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

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 - Monday 28 October, 2013

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 - Saturday 19 October, 2013

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.

# berlusconi - Thursday 1 August, 2013

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 - Monday 24 June, 2013

The 5 at 5: Monday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

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.

# berlusconi - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

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.

# berlusconi - Monday 13 May, 2013

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’.

# berlusconi - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

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.

# berlusconi - Thursday 25 April, 2013

From Business ETC Business magazine compares Angela Merkel to Hitler in ad Badvertising

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.

# berlusconi - Monday 25 March, 2013

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.

# berlusconi - Monday 14 January, 2013

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 - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

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 - Saturday 8 December, 2012

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.

# berlusconi - Friday 7 December, 2012

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 - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

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.

# berlusconi - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Lazy Post of the Day: Where do politicians go on holiday? Pols On Hols This post contains images

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

And why doesn’t Bertie Ahern wear sun cream…

# berlusconi - Friday 3 August, 2012

Berlusconi family newspaper calls Merkel the Fourth Reich

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

# berlusconi - Monday 16 July, 2012

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.

# berlusconi - Saturday 25 February, 2012

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.

The 9 at 9: Saturday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know by 9am…

# berlusconi - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Video: 2011 – the year in gaffes Review 2011 This post contains videos

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 - Monday 21 November, 2011

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”.

# berlusconi - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

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.

# berlusconi - Monday 14 November, 2011

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

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.

# berlusconi - Sunday 13 November, 2011

From The Daily Edge The Top 7 Silvio moments Bunga Bunga This post contains videos

The Top 7 Silvio moments

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

From Business ETC Tick tock… All eyes on the euro when markets open on Monday Eurozone

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 - Saturday 12 November, 2011

From Business ETC Berlusconi set to resign as Italian parliament mulls €60bn austerity plan Eurozone

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.

# berlusconi - Friday 11 November, 2011

From Business ETC Italian Senate approves €60bn austerity, as clock ticks on Berlusconi tenure Italy

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 - Wednesday 9 November, 2011

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 - Tuesday 8 November, 2011

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.

Berlusconi facing crucial vote as fears grow over Italy

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

# berlusconi - Monday 7 November, 2011

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.

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