Silvio Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi defends Italy's banks as borrowing rates hit a record high

ITALIAN premier Silvio Berlusconi vowed yesterday to complete his five-year term and focus his government policies on growth to calm the market turmoil that threatens to plunge one of Europe's biggest economies into the debt crisis.

Silvio Berlusconi too busy to attend trial

A LAWYER for Italian prime minster Silvio Berlusconi last night said that the premier would appear at his trials as his officials duties allowed.

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Silvio Berlusconi: '33 women would be too much even for someone half my age'

ITALIAN leader Silvio Berlusconi has told an opposition newspaper that he is too old to have had all the sexual encounters he is accused of by prosecutors.

Silvio Berlusconi told he must stand trial on sex charges

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.

Berlusconi's 'disgust' at sex trial call while backers claim it's persecution

BELEAUGURED Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi yesterday hit back at prosecutors' "disgusting" demands he be tried immediately over accusations he paid for sex with a 17-year-old Moroccan girl and used his influence to try to cover it up.

Silvio Berlusconi wants licence fees withheld from state television

EMBATTLED Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has urged millions of Italians to break the law and not pay their television licence following a series of shows which have criticised him.

Silvio Berlusconi kept paying party girl after sex scandal broke

A TV weather girl was paid €115,000 (about £98,000) by Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi after attending his infamous sex parties, it emerged yesterday.

Pope enters Berlusconi sex furore

ITALIAN Premier Silvio Berlusconi came under mounting criticism yesterday from the Catholic Church over his dalliances with young women as the girl accused of having under-age sex with him appeared on Italian television.

Silvio Berlusconi faces new probe into his links to belly dancer Ruby, aged 17

Prosecutors are investigating whether premier Silvio Berlusconi paid an under-aged belly dancer for sex and then abused his power in a bid to cover up their encounters, officials said yesterday.

Silvio Berlusconi in ring gift to MPs

Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has splashed out £44,000 on specially made rings for women MPs in his party - days after being accused of buying opposition votes.

Thousands of protesters take to streets as Silvio Berlusconi faces fight for survival

THOUSANDS protested in Rome against prime minister Silvio Berlusconi ahead of a no-confidence motion next week that could sink his government.

Garbage row piles pressure on Silvio Berlusconi

SILVIO Berlusconi won the Italian national elections in 2008 largely by clearing up rubbish that had been piling up on the streets of Naples. With much fanfare he called in the army, opened new dumping sites, built a waste treatment plant and declared victory.

Catholic Church and chief of Fiat unite to condemn Silvio Berlusconi

Prime minister Silvio Berlusconi came under fire from large sections of the Italian establishment this weekend as his government struggled to re-establish its authority after narrowly surviving a confidence vote in parliament last week.

Berlusconi survives vital vote

ITALIAN Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi yesterday survived his first test in parliament since the break-up with a powerful ally, a victory that leaves his conservative government safely in place at least until after the summer.

Berlusconi's popularity slumps

ITALIAN Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's popularity rating has hit fresh lows, an opinion poll showed yesterday, ahead of a confidence vote on his government's austerity budget.

Silvio Berlusconi appears on TV advert urging Italians to take staycation

ITALY'S Silvio Berlusconi has become the first serving prime minister to make a television advert encouraging people to take their holidays at home.

Rift in Berlusconi's coalition expands

ITALIAN prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is facing trouble from within his coalition.

Minister's ex-husband has bribery conviction quashed

THE estranged husband of Olympics minister Tessa Jowell said last night he was "very relieved" following the decision by Italy's highest court to quash his bribery conviction.

Silvio Berlusconi to use attack photos in campaign

ITALIAN prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is to launch an advertising campaign for his People of Freedom Party using posters showing his battered face.

Weapon of choice for the man who mugged Italian premier in front of 30 security guards

SILVIO Berlusconi, who suffered a fractured nose and two broken teeth after a mentally disturbed man hit him in the face with a statuette, was expected to remain in hospital until at least today.

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