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#Silvio Berlusconi

# silvio-berlusconi - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

"I may be a little brat, but I'm too old for that much sex"

Italian premier Berlusconi insists his volume of sexual exploits is nowhere near as high as prosecutors claim.

# silvio-berlusconi - Tuesday 15 March, 2011

Prosecutors: Berlusconi slept with teenager 13 times

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been accused of paying for sex with an underage girl during an investigation against three of his aides, accused of procuring prostitutes for the premier.

# silvio-berlusconi - Monday 7 March, 2011

Surgery for Berlusconi after 2009 statuette attack

Meanwhile, lawyers for the Italian premier say he plans to defend himself against allegations of paying for underage sex at next month’s trial.

# silvio-berlusconi - Monday 28 February, 2011

Silvio Berlusconi faces tax fraud charges as trial resumes

The Italian prime minister faces four trials – with charges including fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion and paying for sex with an underage prostitute.

# silvio-berlusconi - Monday 21 February, 2011

Berlusconi presented £200,000 in gifts to teenage dancer

Dancer at the centre of under-age prostitution allegations against Silvio Berlusconi claims she received expensive gifts from the Italian prime minister.

# silvio-berlusconi - Thursday 17 February, 2011

So try me, Berlusconi tells prosecutors in Italy

Berlusconi says he’s not worried about his upcoming trial – and he’s got plenty of reason to be confident.

# silvio-berlusconi - Wednesday 16 February, 2011

Three women to preside over Berlusconi sex trial

The Italian prime minister is accused of paying an underage girl for sex, and then intervening when she was arrested.

# silvio-berlusconi - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

Take 5: Tuesday

Five things you really should need know as you wrap up work this Tuesday evening…

Berlusconi to stand trial on charges of paying for underage sex

The Italian premier will go on trial in April following a court ruling in Milan today.

# silvio-berlusconi - Sunday 13 February, 2011

Italian women call for Berlusconi to resign over sex allegations

Women hold rallies across Italian cities today to push for Berlusconi’s resignation amid an ongoing sex scandal involving the PM.

# silvio-berlusconi - Thursday 10 February, 2011

Berlusconi condemns prosecutors following indictment request

The Italian Prime Minister described the prosecutors’ attempts to have him indicted as “a farce”.

# silvio-berlusconi - Wednesday 9 February, 2011

Prosecutors request indictment of Berlusconi on sex-related offences

Prosecutors will seek a fast-track trial that could potentially put the Italian Prime Minister on trial within months

# silvio-berlusconi - Monday 7 February, 2011

Bidding war to secure 'naked' photographs of Silvio Berlusconi

Italian magazines and pic agencies are vying over shots that purportedly show the Italian prime minister in the altogether at ‘bunga bunga’ party: but do we want to see them?

# silvio-berlusconi - Monday 17 January, 2011

Italian prosecutors claim Berlusconi slept with several prostitutes

Investigation into allegations the Italian premier had sex with a 17-year-old dancer widens as new claims brought forward.

# silvio-berlusconi - Thursday 13 January, 2011

Italian court peels back Berlusconi's legal immunity

The embattled Italian premier will now face charges in three criminal cases relating to his Mediaset media empire.

# silvio-berlusconi - Saturday 18 December, 2010

From The Daily Edge Twitter embarrassment for Berlusconi over #Euco insults EUCO

Twitter embarrassment for Berlusconi over #Euco insults

EU staff thought it’d be a good idea to have a public ‘wall’ of tweets at a Brussels summit… until the insults start coming.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: more ‘secret’ bank bonuses, the return of the cold snap, and growing threats of war in Korea.

# silvio-berlusconi - Tuesday 14 December, 2010

Berlusconi scrapes through parliament confidence vote

The under-fire prime minister prevails by just 3 votes in the lower house, after a more comfortable Senate victory.

# silvio-berlusconi - Monday 13 December, 2010

Berlusconi makes plea ahead of crucial confidence vote

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi says a vote of no confidence in him would topple the government and throw Italy into political and economic turmoil.

# silvio-berlusconi - Friday 3 December, 2010

WikiLeaks: 'Complete mess' Berlusconi took kickbacks from Putin

The Italian PM was profiting “personally and handsomely” from Russian energy deals – while partying himself ragged.

# silvio-berlusconi - Wednesday 1 December, 2010

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: no sign of a thaw in icy conditions, John Gormley compares being a government minister to being “in asylum” and Fruitbatgate lecturer claims he was not given a fair hearing.

# silvio-berlusconi - Friday 26 November, 2010

Students occupy Colosseum, Leaning Tower of Pisa to protest cuts

Italian students occupy the country’s most iconic tourist attractions to protest proposed cuts to college funding.

# silvio-berlusconi - Friday 19 November, 2010

From The Daily Edge Penis envy? Berlusconi slammed for replacing statue body parts Obsession

Penis envy? Berlusconi slammed for replacing statue body parts

What is it about the male appendage that keeps getting the Italian PM in such hot water?

# silvio-berlusconi - Wednesday 10 November, 2010

Berlusconi taking flak over teen dancer's arrest case

Italian minister confirms Berlusconi called police in Milan to enquire about the arrest of an underage woman.

# silvio-berlusconi - Monday 8 November, 2010

Berlusconi blasted after Pompeii house collapses

A 2,000 year-old Roman gladiator house collapses in Pompeii – prompting calls for the Unesco world heritage site to be taken out of Berlusconi’s control.

# silvio-berlusconi - Thursday 4 November, 2010

Berlusconi's private jet 'supplied dope to sex parties'

Silvio Berlusconi: the gift that (allegedly) keeps on giving. Especially if you’re after marijuana in a mid-flight orgy.

# silvio-berlusconi - Wednesday 3 November, 2010

Greece halts foreign postal service over mail bombs

Police search for group behind bomb campaign after several suspicious packages were sent to embassies, politicians and organisations across Europe.

# silvio-berlusconi - Tuesday 2 November, 2010

Berlusconi: Passion for beautiful girls is better than being gay

Italy’s Prime Minister tries to talk his way out of the latest scandal to befall him… The words ‘shovel’ and ‘hole’ spring to mind.

# silvio-berlusconi - Sunday 31 October, 2010

Bellydancer, 17, says Silvio Berlusconi gave her €7,000

The teenager admits that 74-year-old Berlusconi gave her jewellery and cash but denies sleeping with him.

# silvio-berlusconi - Friday 15 October, 2010

Rome court launches Berlusconi fraud probe

…But the Italian Prime Minister insists the investigation is politically motivated.

# silvio-berlusconi - Tuesday 5 October, 2010

Vatican attacks Berlusconi over offensive jokes

The Italian prime minister just can’t catch a break – especially after making anti-Semitic jokes.

# silvio-berlusconi - Wednesday 4 August, 2010

ITALIAN PRIME MINISTER Silvio Berlusconi survived a critical vote in the parliament today.

A vote of no confidence in one of Berlusconi’s ministers, Giacomo Caliendo, was proposed but defeated by 229 votes to 299, with 75 abstaining.

If the no confidence vote had passed it could have brought down Berlusconi’s government.

The government is already on shaky ground after another minister (and co-founder of Berlusconi’s ruling party), Gianfranco Fini, recently defected – prompting a flurry of predictions regarding the future of the government.

The crisis began last week after Berlusconi announced plans to expel Fini and three of his supporters from the party.

Fini had called for a lifting of  restraints regarding how the media are allowed to gather information on politicians – and he also launched a thinly veiled attack on Berlusconi, following claims the 72-year-old premier was involved in a string of sex scandals.

Meanwhile, Giacomo Caliendo the Justice under-secretary was subjected to the no-confidence motion by those in the opposition today: he is currently under investigation for allegedly playing a part in role in trying to influence the Italian Constitutional court’s decision on Berlusconi’s Immunity Law – amongst other things.

He denies the allegations.

# silvio-berlusconi - Friday 30 July, 2010

THE RELATIONSHIP between former allies Silvio Berlusconi and Gianfranco Fini has been suffering of late.

The two men, who set up Italy’s ruling People of Liberty Party together, have started a very public war of words that is threatening to tear the governmnet apart.

Prime Minister Berlusconi previously announced that he would not run for the presidency again, essentially leaving the spot open to two possible successors: Gianfranco Fini and Umberto Bossi.

The three men each represent a different face of Italian politics. Fini, (originally a neo-Facist) has moved towards a central ideology; Bossi runs the hard-line xenophobic Northern League; Berlusconi is populist and right-of-centre.

It was hoped that the succession would be a dignified affair – but the transition is shaping up to be a little more interesting.

Fini launched an stinging attack on Berlusconi on live television last week, an event that comes after other loosely veiled attacks on the premiere and a significant withdraw of support on policies.

Fini has of late been calling for “greater morality” in government and the resignations of officials who have been implicated in judicial investigations.

Berlsconi has recently been accused of involvement in a string of corruption and sex scandals.

He has also called for a revision Berlusconi’s new bill, which would prevent the police and the media from using wiretaps on politicians’ phones.

The future of the government is now hanging in the balance, as the seemingly irreversible weakening of the coalition party may force early elections: Fini commands the support of 50 members of parliament – he chooses, or is forced, to leave the party he could bring enough MPs with him to require early elections.

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