Silvio Berlusconi

Berlusconi takes comeback bid to Europe rights court

Italy`s scandal-plagued former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Wednesday takes his comeback bid to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, asking it to weigh in on his ban from holding elected office.

Nov 22, 2017, 10:27 AM IST
Berlusconi's centre-right leads narrowly in Sicily election: Exit polls

Berlusconi's centre-right leads narrowly in Sicily election: Exit polls

The outcome of the Sicilian vote could mark a striking comeback for the 81-year-old and four-time prime minister of Italy.

Nov 06, 2017, 09:35 AM IST

Italy's centre-right wins mayoral elections in blow to Matteo Renzi

Italy`s centre-right parties hammered their centre-left rivals in mayoral elections, official results showed on Monday.

Jun 26, 2017, 16:38 PM IST
New era for Italian 'calcio' as Chinese buy seven-time European champions AC Milan

New era for Italian 'calcio' as Chinese buy seven-time European champions AC Milan

The seven-time European champions who are Italy's most successful club in international competition, have been owned by former three-time Italy prime minister Silvio Berlusconi since 1986.

Apr 13, 2017, 22:00 PM IST
AC Milan deal closing pushed to April 14 after further payment: Source

AC Milan deal closing pushed to April 14 after further payment: Source

The Chinese consortium which has committed to buying AC Milan has, in exchange for the delay, paid 50 million euros in cash to Berlusconi`s family investment vehicle Fininvest this week, the first source said.

Mar 24, 2017, 23:49 PM IST

'Bunga bunga' bribes trial on hold, Silvio Berlusconi ruling nears

 Silvio Berlusconi will learn by the end of this month if he is to stand trial for allegedly buying the silence of call girls and others who attended his infamous "bunga bunga" sex parties.

Jan 11, 2017, 18:49 PM IST
Sex and power, a career-ruining combination

Sex and power, a career-ruining combination

Claims of sexual misconduct against US presidential candidate Donald Trump are grabbing headlines worldwide, but it`s nothing new in a world where sex and politics are all too frequent bed-fellows.

Oct 15, 2016, 01:21 AM IST
Italian football giants AC Milan prepare to sell 99 percent shares to Chinese investors

Italian football giants AC Milan prepare to sell 99 percent shares to Chinese investors

The buyers will invest 350 million euros over three seasons into the once mighty club, who struggled to a seventh-placed finish in Serie A last season.

Aug 05, 2016, 19:07 PM IST

Berlusconi has open-heart surgery after near miss attack

Berlusconi`s young companion, Francesca Pascale, was seen at his window, clutching a handkerchief.

Jun 14, 2016, 14:10 PM IST

Italy''s former Prime Minister Berlusconi to have heart surgery

Italy`s former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will undergo a four-hour operation on Tuesday.

Jun 14, 2016, 03:15 AM IST

Former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi to undergo urgent heart surgery

Controversial former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, 79, will undergo heart surgery to replace an aortic valve after suffering an attack his doctor said could have killed him.

Jun 09, 2016, 22:30 PM IST
Former Italy coach, AC Milan player Cesare Maldini dies

Former Italy coach, AC Milan player Cesare Maldini dies

Maldini won four Serie A titles during his time with Milan.

Apr 03, 2016, 15:48 PM IST

Italy sexism row over `mayor no job for a mamma` claims

Silvio Berlusconi sparked fury on Tuesday by claiming that being mayor of Rome was "no job for a mother" while backing a male candidate who advised a pregnant rival to stick to breastfeeding.

Mar 15, 2016, 19:28 PM IST
Putin, Berlusconi in Ukraine probe for drinking Crimea wine

Putin, Berlusconi in Ukraine probe for drinking Crimea wine

Ukrainian prosecutors are reportedly preparing charges against the director of a winery in Russian-occupied Crimea for uncorking a 240-year-old bottle for Russian President Vladimir Putin and former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi.

Sep 18, 2015, 18:04 PM IST
Serie A: AC Milan look set to put years of mediocrity behind them

Serie A: AC Milan look set to put years of mediocrity behind them

With a new coach, a new investor and possibly a new stadium on the way, AC Milan look as if they can finally put several years of confusion and mediocrity behind them in Serie A this season.

Aug 20, 2015, 12:40 PM IST
Will welcome Zlatan Ibrahimovic with open arms: AC Milan

Will welcome Zlatan Ibrahimovic with open arms: AC Milan

 Italian football giants AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi on Tuesday said French club Paris Saint-Germain's star forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic will always be welcomed back.

Aug 18, 2015, 15:59 PM IST
Silvio Berlusconi agrees AC Milan stake sale by end September

Silvio Berlusconi agrees AC Milan stake sale by end September

Italy`s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has signed a pre-sale agreement to sell 48 percent of his AC Milan soccer club to a group led by Thai businessman Bee Taechaubol by the end of September, a spokesman for holding company Fininvest said on Sunday.

Aug 02, 2015, 22:36 PM IST
Italy's Silvio Berlusconi to finalise AC Milan stake sale after summer: Source

Italy's Silvio Berlusconi to finalise AC Milan stake sale after summer: Source

Italian former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is to sign a binding pre-accord to sell 48 percent of his AC Milan soccer club to Thai businessman Bee Taechaubol in the next few days with a final deal to be inked after the summer, a source close to the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

Jul 30, 2015, 18:35 PM IST
Are calls for N Srinivasan's resignations justified?

Are calls for N Srinivasan's resignations justified?

When the Indian Premier League betting scandal was unravelling last year, with exposures of Sreesanth of Rajasthan Royals and Gurunath Meiyappan of the Chennai Super Kings colluding with syndicates in the UAE, then Board president N.Srinivasan's, (who was also owner of the CSK, and Meiyappan's father-in-law) response to calls for him to resign was that he himself had "done no wrong".

Jul 24, 2015, 15:22 PM IST

Vladimir Putin wants me for economy minister: Silvio Berlusconi

Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to give Silvio Berlusconi Russian citizenship -- and the job of economy minister -- the disgraced Italian billionaire politician was quoted as saying on Thursday.

Jul 23, 2015, 21:10 PM IST