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Italy's Berlusconi in hot water again with judiciary
Italy's Berlusconi in hot water again with judiciary

Italy's Silvio Berlusconi is in hot water with the justice system again after mocking the community service he has been ordered to do for tax fraud, media reports said.

Italy's Berlusconi in hot water again with judiciary
Italy's Berlusconi headed for community service
Italy's Berlusconi headed for community service

Italian prosecutors on Thursday approved a request by Silvio Berlusconi's lawyers for the three-time prime minister to do community service rather than face house arrest following a tax fraud conviction.

Italy's Berlusconi headed for community service
Italy's Letta wins parliament vote, vowing to fight 'chaos'
Italy's Letta wins parliament vote, vowing to fight 'chaos'

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta on Wednesday won a parliamentary confidence vote triggered by the fall of Silvio Berlusconi, promising to push through a pro-European reform agenda and fight populism.

Italy's Letta wins parliament vote, vowing to fight 'chaos'
Berlusconi drops bid to oust govt in shock U-turn
Berlusconi drops bid to oust govt in shock U-turn

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi abandoned his bid to topple Enrico Letta's government in a humiliating climbdown after key allies rebelled against his leadership.

Berlusconi drops bid to oust govt in shock U-turn
Italy's Letta tipped to defeat Berlusconi challenge
Italy's Letta tipped to defeat Berlusconi challenge

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta is tipped to win a nail-biting parliamentary confidence vote Wednesday which would deal a major blow to Silvio Berlusconi but could leave Italy more frail than ever.

Italy's Letta tipped to defeat Berlusconi challenge
PDL (People of Freedom party) members. ©Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi
Berlusconi's party MPs threaten mass resignation if he is expelled

Lawmakers from Silvio Berlusconi's party threatened late Wednesday to resign en bloc if a senate committee votes to oust the former prime minister from parliament over a tax fraud conviction.

Berlusconi's party MPs threaten mass resignation if he is expelled
Crunch week for Italy as Berlusconi battles sanction
Crunch week for Italy as Berlusconi battles sanction

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta has warned against instability as a parliamentary committee prepares for a debate starting Monday on Silvio Berlusconi's expulsion from the Senate following his criminal conviction.

Crunch week for Italy as Berlusconi battles sanction
Italy government 'must forge ahead': Berlusconi
Italy government 'must forge ahead': Berlusconi

Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi said Sunday the government "must forge ahead" amid high tension on the political scene after he was handed his first definitive conviction by the country's highest court.

Italy government 'must forge ahead': Berlusconi
Italy's Berlusconi loses final appeal in landmark case
Italy's Berlusconi loses final appeal in landmark case

Italy's ex-leader Silvio Berlusconi has lost his final appeal against a tax fraud sentence in a ruling that jolted the political establishment on Friday but left the government in place for now.

Italy's Berlusconi loses final appeal in landmark case
Berlusconi's fate in the balance in key trial hearings
Berlusconi's fate in the balance in key trial hearings

Italy's top court begins crucial hearings for former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Tuesday that will decide whether to confirm a one-year prison sentence and a five-year ban from politics.

Berlusconi's fate in the balance in key trial hearings
Italian former premier Silvio Berlusconi. ©REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
Verdict expected in Berlusconi sex trial

An Italian court is expected to deliver its verdict Monday on whether former premier Silvio Berlusconi paid for sex with an underage prostitute and abused his official powers.

Verdict expected in Berlusconi sex trial
Berlusconi affirms loyalty to coalition government
Berlusconi affirms loyalty to coalition government

Silvio Berlusconi affirmed over the weekend his centre-right movement's loyalty to the grand coalition government of Prime Minister Enrico Letta at a rally in a northern city which attracted noisy support and dissent.

Berlusconi affirms loyalty to coalition government
Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. ©REUTERS/Yara Nardi
Berlusconi says could support leftist president

Italy's Silvio Berlusconi said he could consider supporting a candidate for president from his rivals on the left but only on condition that they form a grand coalition government with him.

Berlusconi says could support leftist president
Berlusconi paid for sex with cash and favours: prosecutor
Berlusconi paid for sex with cash and favours: prosecutor

Silvio Berlusconi hosted a "prostitution system" at his villa near Milan, where he paid women for sex with cash and favours.

Berlusconi paid for sex with cash and favours: prosecutor
Berlusconi vows to refund money from unpopular tax
Berlusconi vows to refund money from unpopular tax

Former premier Silvio Berlusconi vowed Sunday to refund the money Italians have had to fork out for an unpopular property tax if his coalition wins this month's elections.

Berlusconi vows to refund money from unpopular tax
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Austerity carnival mocks Italy's elections

Carnival workers in central Italy dusted off their Silvio Berlusconi masks and put the finishing touches to an anti-austerity float.

Austerity carnival mocks Italy's elections
Outrage as Berlusconi praises Mussolini on Holocaust Day
Outrage as Berlusconi praises Mussolini on Holocaust Day

Italy's gaffe-prone former premier Silvio Berlusconi sparked outrage Sunday with remarks praising wartime dictator Benito Mussolini despite Il Duce's persecution of Jews and allowing thousands to be deported to Auschwitz.

Outrage as Berlusconi praises Mussolini on Holocaust Day
Berlusconi closing in with month to go to Italy vote
Berlusconi closing in with month to go to Italy vote

Former premier Silvio Berlusconi's zealous campaigning is closing the gap between the centre-right and left a month before the Italian general elections.

Berlusconi closing in with month to go to Italy vote
'You need me': Berlusconi on new election run
'You need me': Berlusconi on new election run

Italy's indefatigable former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi appeared on television Tuesday for the third time in as many days to vow a return to political life.

'You need me': Berlusconi on new election run
Italy faces vote as Monti leaves, Berlusconi returns
Italy faces vote as Monti leaves, Berlusconi returns

Italy was preparing prepared for early elections Sunday after Prime Minister Mario Monti said he would soon resign and Silvio Berlusconi announced he would run for the top job for the sixth time in two decades.

Italy faces vote as Monti leaves, Berlusconi returns