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# silvio-berlusconi - Friday 28 September, 2018

From The42 Former Italian PM Berlusconi returns to football after selling AC Milan Back In The Game

Former Italian PM Berlusconi returns to football after selling AC Milan

The 81-year-old has bought Serie C side Monza.

# silvio-berlusconi - Sunday 4 March, 2018

Italians go to the polls today in an election which is too close to call

The result should be known tomorrow morning.

# silvio-berlusconi - Saturday 3 March, 2018

Oblivious to past scandals, Silvio Berlusconi barrels forward ahead of Italy's election

Although the former Prime Minister is barred from public office, he could play an important role in the next government.

# silvio-berlusconi - Tuesday 11 April, 2017

Some people in Italy are very upset about Silvio Berlusconi hugging and kissing this lamb

A scrolling text on the ad informs viewers that Berlusconi had adopted five lambs.

# silvio-berlusconi - Saturday 19 September, 2015

Outrage as Putin and Berlusconi drink $100,000 bottle of 240-year-old wine

The Russian leader and former Italian PM consumed a 1775 Jeres de la Frontera during a visit to a winery in the region.

# silvio-berlusconi - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

3 Must-Read Longreads: "Be there one day and the next, disappear"

Bookmark or get stuck in.

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 - Saturday 1 November, 2014

From The42 Silvio Berlusconi is a bona fide tactical genius Insight

Silvio Berlusconi is a bona fide tactical genius

The former Italian Prime Minister gave astute advice to his AC Milan team.

# silvio-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.

# silvio-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.

# silvio-berlusconi - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Paxman to Berlusconi: "Is it true you called Merkel an un-f***able lard-arse?" Newsnight This post contains videos

Paxman to Berlusconi: "Is it true you called Merkel an un-f***able lard-arse?"

Here’s what the former Italian Prime Minister said in response…

# silvio-berlusconi - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Silvio Berlusconi is not allowed to come to Dublin

He had applied for a permit to come to the European Popular Party conference this week by a Milan court has rejected his application.

# silvio-berlusconi - Monday 17 February, 2014

Italy is about to pick 'The Fonz' as its third successive unelected prime minister

Matteo Renzi, nicknamed ‘Fonzie’ for his leather-and-jeans dress sense, is expected to form a government in the coming day.

# silvio-berlusconi - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

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 - Friday 22 November, 2013

Silvio Berlusconi orchestrated 'bunga bunga sessions'

A court report says the 77-year-old tried to pay off witnesses to avoid jail.

# silvio-berlusconi - Saturday 16 November, 2013

Silvio Berlusconi invites former allies into alliance

Berlusconi reached out to the Deputy Premier Angelino Alfano to try to forge a political alliance to oppose his enemies on the left.

# silvio-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.

# 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.

# silvio-berlusconi - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Italian crisis intensifies as rebels begin deserting Berlusconi

Members of his party are considering splitting from the former premier after he urged his ministers to pull out of the Government at the weekend.

# silvio-berlusconi - Monday 30 September, 2013

Italian PM calls confidence vote after Berlusconi pulls his ministers out of government

The crisis was sparked when scandal-hit Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right People of Freedom (PDL) party pulled its ministers out of the barely five-month-old coalition government.

# silvio-berlusconi - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Political crisis in Italy as Berlusconi's ministers resign

The five ministers stepped down yesterday after what’s been called a ‘crazy act’ of encouragement from the former leader.

# silvio-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.

# silvio-berlusconi - Monday 24 June, 2013

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.

The Evening Fix... now with added memes and genes

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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.

# silvio-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.

# silvio-berlusconi - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

Support for anti-establishment party collapses in Italy's local elections

Beppe Grillo’s ‘Five Star Movement’ has lost many of the votes it won in the general election earlier this year.

# silvio-berlusconi - Saturday 11 May, 2013

Thousands attend rally for Berlusconi - despite his conviction for tax fraud

The ‘Everyone for Silvio’ rally was held to support the former premier, after a court upheld a five-year ban from public office.

# silvio-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.

# silvio-berlusconi - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

After two months, Italy's finally getting a new government

The Chamber of Deputies has passed a motion of confidence in the broad coalition led by new premier Enrico Letta.

# silvio-berlusconi - Saturday 27 April, 2013

# silvio-berlusconi - Friday 26 April, 2013

Berlusconi wants new government to 'confront' EU's austerity agenda

The 76-year-old former premier is set to join a new grand coalition – and says he’s hoping to be made the Minister for Finance.

# silvio-berlusconi - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Italy's next PM drives to nomination meeting in his own Fiat minivan

Enrico Letta looks set to form a new government next week amid opposition in his own party and from the Five Star Movement led by ex-comedian Beppe Grillo.

# silvio-berlusconi - Thursday 18 April, 2013

As Italian MPs fail to agree on president some cast prank ballot for Trapattoni

Others voted for the actress Sophia Loren and a famous Italian porn star as lawmakers failed to reach a required two-thirds majority on a candidate for president.

# silvio-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.

# silvio-berlusconi - Friday 22 March, 2013

Leftist leader Bersani asked to form new government in Italy

Pier Luigi Bersani may need to turn to the members of rival Silvio Berlusconi’s centre-right party in order to prevent another election being held.

# silvio-berlusconi - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Ireland's Italians dump Berlusconi and vote for anti-establishment comedian

Italy allows expatriates abroad to vote in parliamentary elections – with Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement leading here.

Second election likely in Italy as Bersani fails to seal grip on power

Silvio Berlusconi’s strength in key regions means Pier Luigi Bersani cannot claim power, with another election now due.

# silvio-berlusconi - Monday 25 February, 2013

Early results show no clear winner in Italian election

Pier Luigi Bersani’s coalition wins the house, but Silvio Berlusconi takes enough Senate support to mean no clear winner.

# silvio-berlusconi - Sunday 24 February, 2013

Italians go to the polls as eurozone’s third largest economy hangs in the balance

Voting it to take place today and tomorrow, with over 47 million Italian’s eligible to vote.

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