Berlusconi still haunts Italy`s political scene thanks to Renzi

 Silvio Berlusconi`s political career was declared all but over earlier this year as legal woes and poor voting figures took their toll, but the media magnate continues to haunt Italy`s corridors of power thanks to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. 

Italian court acquits Berlusconi in sex case

An Italian appeals court on Friday acquitted former Premier Silvio Berlusconi in a sex-for-hire case, reversing a lower court conviction that had carried a seven-year prison sentence and a lifetime ban on holding political office.

Berlusconi`s under-age sex appeal trial opens

Silvio Berlusconi`s appeal trial against a conviction for paying for sex with an underage prostitute opened Friday without the former premier, who was doing community service for a separate tax fraud conviction.

Italian court upholds sentence of key Berlusconi ally

Italy`s top court on Friday confirmed a seven-year sentence against a key political ally of Silvio Berlusconi accused of serving as a mediator between Italy`s former prime minister and the Sicilian Mafia.

Berlusconi begins community service for tax fraud

Italy`s three-time former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi on Friday arrived at a hospice for Alzheimer`s patients near Milan to begin his year of community service following a conviction for tax fraud.

Ex-Italian minister held over mafia links

Claudio Scajola, a former Italian economic development and interior minister, was detained Thursday on charges of helping a fugitive convicted for mafia links, prosecutors said.

Berlusconi minister arrested for aiding mafia fugitive

Italian police arrested a scandal-hit former minister with close ties to ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi today, accusing him of attempting to aid and abet a fugitive businessman convicted of mafia ties.

Silvio Berlusconi`s daughter on a career in politics: "Never say never!"

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi`s eldest daughter gave her first public indication on Wednesday that she may consider a future in politics as her father prepares to begin a community-service sentence for tax fraud.

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 Tuesday.

Germans outraged by Berlusconi concentration camps claim

Officials in Berlin expressed outrage today over remarks by Italy`s former premier Silvio Berlusconi claiming that Germans denied the existence of Nazi concentration camps.

Germans deny existence of concentration camps: Silvio Berlusconi

Italy`s gaffe-prone former premier Silvio Berlusconi enraged his political opponents Saturday by saying Germans do not believe World War II concentration camps existed.

Berlusconi `pleased` to do community service with needy

Italy`s former premier and billionaire tycoon Silvio Berlusconi today said he was happy to do his community service in a centre for disabled and elderly people and would do his best to be helpful.

Berlusconi`s income fell in 2012 after company`s share plummeted

Silvio Berlusconi`s annual income went down from 46 million dollars to 6 million dollars from 2011 to 2012.

Berlusconi ally arrested in Lebanon ahead of mafia ruling

An ex-senator friend of former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been arrested in Lebanon where he was on the run over charges of mafia ties, the Italian interior ministry announced.

Silvio Berlusconi ally declared fugitive

A long-time ally of Silvio Berlusconi has been declared a fugitive days before Italy`s highest court hears his final appeal of his conviction for Mafia association.

Italian court mulls community service for Berlusconi

An Italian court began a sentencing hearing against Silvio Berlusconi which could see the three-time former prime minister and billionaire tycoon forced to do community service for nine months.

Berlusconi hospitalised with inflamed knee

Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi has been hospitalised with an inflamed knee.

Pet adoptions is Berlusconi`s latest political strategy

Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has unveiled a scheme to boost his flagging popularity: finding homes for hundreds of thousands of stray dogs and cats.

Berlusconi`s latest political strategy: Pet adoptions

Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has unveiled a scheme to boost his flagging popularity: finding homes for hundreds of thousands of stray dogs and cats to win the hearts of animal lovers, media reports said on Sunday.

Berlusconi says his children won`t replace him in EU polls

Italy`s former prime minister and media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi today dismissed rumours that one of his children would fly his party`s colours in the European Union`s May elections.