Silvio Berlusconi

    105 days ago

    Berlusconi acquitted in teen prostitution case

    An Italian appeals court has acquitted former premier Silvio Berlusconi in a sex-for-hire case.

    105 days ago

    Court considers Berlusconi appeal in teen prostitute case

    An Italian court has begun considering former premier Silvio Berlusconi’s appeal against a conviction of paying for sex with a teenager at so-called bunga-bunga party at his private villa.

    176 days ago

    Berlusconi 'pained' as former aide arrested

    Italian prosecutors say they have arrested a former Silvio Berlusconi aide for allegedly helping a businessman convicted of Mafia association.

    240 days ago

    Berlusconi told: You can't go to Dublin

    Silvio Berlusconi's request to travel to Dublin this week has been denied.

    336 days ago

    Berlusconi 'paid off' witnesses

    An Italian court has accused ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi and his lawyers of tampering with evidence by paying off witnesses in a trial related to his notorious “bunga bunga” parties.

    338 days ago

    Berlusconi declares 'day of mourning for democracy' as he awaits expulsion vote

    Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has declared a “day of mourning for democracy” as the Senate prepared to vote on whether to kick him out of parliament following his tax fraud conviction.

    340 days ago

    Berlusconi in last-ditch bid for reprieve

    Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has begged senators not to kick him out of parliament, claiming new evidence proves he did not commit tax fraud, in a last-ditch bid to stave off a vote that could keep him out of public office for years.

    373 days ago

    Berlusconi facing another legal battle

    Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi is to stand trial in February on a political corruption charge, a judge has ruled.

    377 days ago

    Berlusconi banned from politics for two years

    Italian ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi has been given a two-year political ban by a Milan appeals court following his tax fraud conviction.

    401 days ago

    I've admired Berlusconi since I was a teenager, says lover

    Silvio Berlusconi’s 28-year-old girlfriend says she is now just waiting for him to agree to marry her after chasing the 76-year-old relentlessly for years.

    453 days ago

    Berlusconi tells 'so-called judges': I am innocent

    A defiant Silvio Berlusconi has told a cheering crowd of thousands that he is innocent of tax fraud despite a ruling by Italy’s high court confirming his guilt and four-year jail term.

    454 days ago

    Berlusconi aides seeking pardons

    Top Silvio Berlusconi aides are manoeuvring to win a presidential pardon so the ex-premier can avoid a prison term and ban on holding office, with one loyalist warning of possible “civil war” unless punishment for his tax-fraud conviction is lifted.

    455 days ago

    Berlusconi fraud conviction upheld

    Italy’s highest court has upheld ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi’s tax fraud conviction but ordered a review of a five-year ban on public office that was part of the lower court’s sentence.

    469 days ago

    Three former Berlusconi aides convicted of procuring prostitutes

    Three former aides of Italy’s ex-premier, Silvio Berlusconi, have been convicted of procuring prostitutes for the media mogul’s infamous “bunga bunga” parties.

    494 days ago

    Berlusconi found guilty in sex case

    Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi has been convicted of paying for sex with an under-age prostitute during “bunga bunga” parties at his villa and then using his influence to try to cover it up.

    532 days ago

    Ruby tells of Berlusconi's 'bunga bunga' parties

    The Moroccan woman at the centre of a sex scandal involving former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi has testified that a young woman attending one of his “bunga bunga” parties dressed up like a nun, danced provocatively and stripped down to her underwear for the then-premier at his in-house disco.

    536 days ago

    Prosecutors want six years in jail for Berlusconi

    Prosecutors have demanded six years in jail and a lifetime ban from public office for former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi in his sex-for-hire trial.

    540 days ago

    Berlusconi loses appeal against tax fraud conviction

    An Italian court has upheld the tax fraud conviction against ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi and sentenced him to four years in prison.

    599 days ago

    Court grants delay in Berlusconi trial

    Silvio Berlusconi has won a delay in his sex-for-hire trial after pleading he was too ill to attend court. He had been seeking to have two Milan trials postponed due to an eye condition for which he has been hospitalised since Friday.

    613 days ago

    Disappointment for Berlusconi as exit polls show lead for centre-left

    Exit polls show Pier Luigi Bersani’s centre-left coalition leading in an Italian election that is testing the country’s resolve to maintain painful economic reforms.

    655 days ago

    Berlusconi loses bid to delay pay-for-sex trial

    Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has lost a legal attempt to halt his pay-for-sex trial so he can concentrate on a general election campaign.

    655 days ago

    Woman at centre of Berlusconi sex scandal to give evidence

    The young woman at the centre of ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi’s sex-for-hire trial is preparing to give evidence for the first time.

    660 days ago

    Berlusconi blames 'feminist, communist' judges for divorce payout

    Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has blamed “feminist, communist” judges for a €200,000-a-day divorce settlement following the break up of his second marriage.

    924 days ago

    Berlusconi appears at vice trial

    Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi is making a rare appearance at his trial in Milan to face charges he paid for sex with an under-age prostitute and then used his office to try to cover it up.

    989 days ago

    Prosecutors want five-year jail term for Berlusconi

    Italian prosecutors have demanded a five-year prison sentence for former premier Silvio Berlusconi in his trial on corruption charges.

    1071 days ago

    Berlusconi fails to win court order in UK

    Silvio Berlusconi has failed in an emergency bid to obtain a High Court order preventing evidence being taken in a UK court relating to corruption allegations.

    1073 days ago

    Clooney tops Berlusconi trial list

    Actor George Clooney is among more than 200 witnesses accepted by a Milan court in the trial of former Premier Silvio Berlusconi for allegedly paying for sex with an underage prostitute.

    1124 days ago

    Court refuses to postpone Berlusconi sex trial

    An Italian court has today rejected a bid to postpone the trial of the Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on sex charges.

    1230 days ago

    Ally puts pressure on Berlusconi

    Beleaguered premier Silvio Berlusconi has come under pressure on two fronts: his crucial coalition ally demanded tax cuts or early elections, and Italy's credit rating appeared in danger due to high public debt and a laggard economy.

    1236 days ago

    Voters snub Berlusconi's law proposals

    Italians have dealt Premier Silvio Berlusconi a serious political blow, overturning laws passed by his government to revive nuclear energy, privatise the water supply and help him avoid prosecution.

    1293 days ago

    Berlusconi: I will live to be 120

    Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi today vowed not to quit, promising to hang in there as long as he's needed. And that could be a long time. He boasted playfully he'll live to 120.

    1299 days ago

    Berlusconi makes flying trial visit

    Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi made a rare appearance in open court at one of his four current trials today, but left soon after claiming the case was a waste of time.

    1299 days ago

    Berlusconi in rare court appearance

    Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi made a rare court appearance today at his trial on a tax fraud charge.

    1299 days ago

    Berlusconi to face tax fraud charge

    Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi is due to make a rare court appearance to defend himself against a tax fraud charge.

    1311 days ago

    Berlusconi trial team to call on actor Clooney

    Silvio Berlusconi’s defence lawyers have named Hollywood star George Clooney, the Italian foreign minister and a bevy of showgirls as witnesses at the premier’s upcoming prostitution trial.

    1311 days ago

    Clooney listed as witness in Berlusconi trial

    George Clooney has been listed as a defence witness in Silvio Berlusconi's upcoming trial.

    1313 days ago

    Berlusconi attends tax fraud court case

    Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi made a rare court appearance today, greeting supporters who gathered outside a closed-door hearing in a tax fraud case.

    1325 days ago

    I'm too old for 33 girls in two months, claims 'little brat' Berlusconi

    Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi claims he is too old to have had all the sexual encounters he is accused of by prosecutors.

    1325 days ago

    Berlusconi 'paid for sex with underage girl 13 times'

    Italian prosecutors have said Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi paid for sex with an under-age Moroccan teenager 13 times.

    1334 days ago

    Berlusconi has face surgery

    Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi has undergone four hours of face surgery to repair damage he suffered when a man hurled a statuette at him in 2009.

    1337 days ago

    'Berlusconi girl' stuns high-society ball

    The TV cameras were told to ignore her and Austria's rich and powerful sought to avoid her.

    1353 days ago

    Berlusconi dismisses sex trial

    Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi today shrugged off the looming prostitution trial which could end his political career.

    1354 days ago

    Berlusconi must face sex trial

    Veteran political survivor Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi faced his biggest challenge yet today when he was ordered to stand trial on prostitution and abuse of power charges.

    1354 days ago

    Date set for Berlusconi trial

    An Italian judge today ordered premier Silvio Berlusconi to stand trial on charges he paid for sex with a 17-year-old girl and then tried to cover it up.

    1354 days ago

    Berlusconi to face trial, judge rules

    An Italian judge has ordered premier Silvio Berlusconi to stand trial on charges he paid for sex with a 17-year-old girl and then tried to cover it up.

    1359 days ago

    Berlusconi claims plot to topple his government

    Scandal-plagued premier Silvio Berlusconi defiantly accused prosecutors of trying to topple his government by seeking to put him on trial on charges he had sex with a 17-year-old girl and then tried to cover it up.

    1360 days ago

    Court asked to put Berlusconi on trial

    Italian prosecutors today formally requested that premier Silvio Berlusconi stand trial over accusations he paid for sex with a 17-year-old girl and then used his influence to try to cover it up.

    1361 days ago

    Berlusconi could face trial

    Italian prosecutors want to put premier Silvio Berlusconi on trial over accusations he paid for sex with a 17-year-old girl and then used his influence to cover it up.

    1373 days ago

    Second underage girl suspected of attending Berlusconi parties

    Italian prosecutors say a second underage girl allegedly took part in parties at a villa owned by Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, receiving jewels and other gifts in exchange.

    1375 days ago

    TV show stings Berlusconi into action

    Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi rang a TV show discussing his alleged prostitution scandal, exchanged insults with the host and said the programme was like a “brothel”.

    1387 days ago

    Court ruling weakens Berlusconi's immunity

    A top court has rejected as unconstitutional an immunity law shielding Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi from trial but has maintained some room for immunity.

    1417 days ago

    Violence greets Berlusconi votes victory

    Violent protests erupted in Rome today after Premier Silvio Berlusconi won back-to-back confidence votes in parliament, narrowly surviving one of his toughest political challenges yet.

    1417 days ago

    Berlusconi edges through on confidence vote

    Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi today won back-to-back votes of confidence in parliament but was left with a wafer-thin majority that will make it hard for him to govern effectively.

    1459 days ago

    Outrage over Berlusconi's 'anti-gay' remarks

    Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi today dismissed calls to resign over his involvement with a runaway under-age Moroccan girl and created new uproar by claiming it was better to love beautiful girls than gays.

    1585 days ago

    Berlusconi attacker not fit to stand trial

    The man who hurled a statuette at Silvio Berlusconi, leaving the Italian premier with a broken nose and two broken teeth, is not fit to stand trial, a judge ruled today.

    1779 days ago

    Bandaged Berlusconi leaves hospital

    Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, his face bandaged, left hospital today four days after being attacked by a mentally ill man at a political rally.

    1779 days ago

    Berlusconi 'calm' after attack

    Silvio Berlusconi’s spokesman said today the Italian leader spent a better night in hospital, four days after he was hit in the face by a mentally ill man.

    1779 days ago

    Berlusconi still in hospital after attack

    Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi is in pain, having trouble eating and remains in hospital following an attack by a mentally ill man that broke his nose and two teeth, doctors said.

    1782 days ago

    Berlusconi spends night in hospital

    Officials say Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi spent a quiet night at the hospital after being hit in the face with a statuette hurled by a man at a rally.

    1782 days ago

    Berlusconi bloodied in attack by protestor

    Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi was recovering from a broken nose and teeth after being hit in the face by a statue thrown by a protester at a rally.