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Silvio Berlusconi Expelled From Italian Senate

The right-wing Forza Italia politician who controlled Italian politics for the past two decades has been banned from the country’s parliament. Berlusconi, however, claims the Wednesday vote responsible for ridding him of his seat is a “vendetta by the left.”

Posted on Nov 27, 2013 READ MORE



Greenwald Blasts Critics, Dodd-Frank Under Attack, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including some major new developments in the IRS targeting scandal and President Obama’s take on whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

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Berlusconi Convicted of Tax Fraud in Italy

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was convicted of tax fraud and sentenced to four years in prison Friday. Meanwhile, he awaits trial on charges that he paid for sex with an underage prostitute.

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Italy Gives Berlusconi the Boot

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Berlusconi Shown the Door

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has powered his way through political crises with all the subtlety and grace of a battering ram, but in the end, he couldn’t fix Italy’s foundering economy. So, Il Cavaliere (The Knight) is about to lose his occupazione (job).

Posted on Nov 8, 2011 READ MORE


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So Long, Silvio?

Either Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is in serious denial mode or he’s about to pull off a recession-defying stunt of unprecedented proportions, as pressure is mounting for the embattled PM to follow the fresh example of his Greek counterpart ... (more)

Posted on Nov 7, 2011 READ MORE



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EU Leaders Hold Emergency Huddle

Greece is hanging by a thread, and its European neighbors scrambled to avoid a similar fate, and stave off even harder times for the Greeks, by holding a summit in Brussels on Wednesday. Here’s a look at a couple of action items on the busy agenda for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon … (more)

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 READ MORE


‘Colbert Report’: Bunga-Bunga, Egyptian Style

Always in deft command of the many nuances of international relations, Stephen Colbert suggests, in this clip from Tuesday’s “Colbert Report,” that Italy’s beleaguered Berlusconi ought to take his bunga-bunga show on the road ... to Egypt.

Posted on Feb 16, 2011 READ MORE



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Berlusconi Indicted on Underage Sex Charge

The Italian prime minister will face trial for allegedly paying a 17-year-old girl for sex, among other charges. If convicted, Berlusconi could get up to 15 years in prison, which might please the hundreds of thousands of Italian women protesting his behavior toward women.

Posted on Feb 15, 2011 READ MORE



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Berlusconi Under Investigation

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has officially been placed under investigation for allegedly paying for sex with a 17-year-old girl, providing even more fodder for criticism of the scandal-addicted Italian executive.

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Berlusconi Allegedly Bought Votes

Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi’s political rap sheet is already quite appalling, from alleged under-age sexcapades to anti-Semitic jokes. But new allegations by state prosecutors have added another blotch on the billionaire’s bill: He’s accused of buying votes to stay in power.

Posted on Dec 10, 2010 READ MORE



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Moore: 1, Berlusconi: 0

So, as per usual, Italy’s own media baron and embarrassment-in-chief Silvio Berlusconi is embroiled in another sex scandal involving another teenage girl. This time, however, he’s made it worse with homophobic commentary that didn’t fly with actress Julianne Moore.

Posted on Nov 3, 2010 READ MORE


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Berlusconi’s Under Pressure

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been asked to resign by opposition lawmakers after the media reported that he had asked police to free a detained 17-year-old called “Ruby.” The Moroccan girl allegedly attended wild parties in Berlusconi’s home and has become yet another figure in the prime minister’s scandal catalog.

Posted on Oct 30, 2010 READ MORE



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Berlusconi Condemned for ‘Deplorable’ Jokes

Although one can’t expect class from Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, is it too much to ask that he just not talk? After making a crack about Hitler, and another about Jews, even the Vatican’s official newspaper has publicly decried his jokes as “deplorable.”

Posted on Oct 3, 2010 READ MORE


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Italian Journalists Strike Against Gag Law

TV, radio and newspaper journalists across Italy are on a 24-hour strike, shutting down news around the country Friday in response to a so-called “gagging law” that intends to shield politicians, like playboy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, by restricting the capacity of investigators to eavesdrop on suspects and blocking journalists from publishing the results.

Posted on Jul 9, 2010 READ MORE


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Berlusconi vs. the Mafia

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is cracking down on organized crime in his homeland, or so he said Thursday, creatively linking that issue with immigration and criticizing media depictions of the Mafia and other crime conglomerates for hurting Italy’s image.

Posted on Jan 28, 2010 READ MORE



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Notable Quotable: Berlusconi Is Lucky

Italian journalist Beppe Severgnini made this observation on the BBC’s “Newshour” program: “If we were in America, where madmen carry guns, [Silvio] Berlusconi would be dead. We are in Italy. Madmen carry souvenir replica of the Duomo.”

Posted on Dec 14, 2009 READ MORE


Berlusconi Bloodied by Attack

From the BBC: “Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been hit in the face and knocked to the ground after a political rally in Milan.” Update: Video

Posted on Dec 13, 2009 READ MORE


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Newsweek Tells Italy to ‘Dump Berlusconi’

It’s not clear whether the editors of Newsweek believe they hold any diplomatic power, but they’ve gone ahead and told Italy to “dump” its scandal magnet of a prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, in the magazine’s European edition this week. Let’s see whether Time can top this.

Posted on Oct 15, 2009 READ MORE


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Berlusconi Suing European Media Outlets for Libel

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is aiming to do some serious image rehab after taking a beating in the European press this summer for his alleged sexual indiscretions. To that end, Berlusconi is pulling out the legal big guns and going after publications in France, Italy, Spain and Britain for besmirching his reputation.

Posted on Aug 28, 2009 READ MORE


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Women Push Boycott of Berlusconi

Three Italian women academics have called upon the wives of world leaders attending the G-8 summit in Italy next month to boycott the gathering in a stance against Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi’s “sexist” and “offensive” attitude toward women. Could they be referring to his harem of call girls, his rumored affair with an 18-year-old, or his nominations of ex-showgirls to the European Parliament?

Posted on Jun 23, 2009 READ MORE


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Lo Scandalo: Italian PM in Hot Water

Bill Clinton’s got nothing on Silvio Berlusconi, if the Italian prime minister’s estranged wife’s claims are proved true. Rumors that the 72-year-old Berlusconi had improper relations with a minor, and invited some 40 young women to his villa for a New Year’s Eve party, aren’t significant for their titillation value so much as for the threat they may pose to his position as Italy’s head of state.

Posted on May 29, 2009 READ MORE


Berlusconi and Wife
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Hell Hath No Fury Like an Italian Woman Scorned

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi lost his job thanks to his support of the Iraq war and alleged abuses of power, but he had another headache altogether this week. In a letter that appeared on the front page of a major newspaper, Berlusconi’s wife browbeat him for his public flirtations and demanded an apology—which she got.

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Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi Resigns

Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi officially resigned today after weeks of refusing to concede defeat in April 9-10 elections. Berlusconi, the largest media owner in Italy, has had a stranglehold on the country’s media, but even an all-out television blitz could not convince the public to ignore a failing economy, which the new center-left government must now revive.

Posted on May 2, 2006 READ MORE


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