Aug 5, 2016

Chinese investors to buy AC Milan

Silvio Berlusconi agreed on Friday to sell more than 99 percent of AC Milan to a group of Chinese investors, announced Fininvest, the holding company of the Berlusconi family. A preliminary agreement after months of negotiations sets the value of the Italian giants at ...

Italian lawmakers elect top judge Mattarella as president

/ Feb 1, 2015

Italian lawmakers elect top judge Mattarella as president

Sergio Mattarella, a Constitutional Court justice widely considered to be above the political fray, was elected Saturday as Italy’s president in the third day of balloting by lawmakers. He quickly set as priorities attention to his country’s moribund economy and the need for unity ...

Berlusconi seeks resurrection of political power

/ Jul 22, 2014

Berlusconi seeks resurrection of political power

Silvio Berlusconi’s acquittal in a high-profile sex-for-hire case has boosted the former Italian prime minister’s determination to revive his political career, despite his growing isolation in the corridors of power. The 77-year-old’s conviction to seven years in jail for paying for sex with an ...

/ Jul 18, 2014

Appeals court reverses conviction, acquits Berlusconi in sex case

An Italian appeals court Friday acquitted former Prime Minister 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. The case revealed details of raunchy, sex-fueled so-called bunga-bunga ...

Berlusconi: from sex appeal to legal appeal

/ Jun 18, 2014

Berlusconi: from sex appeal to legal appeal

As Silvio Berlusconi braces for the start of his appeal trial Friday against a conviction for paying for sex with an underage prostitute, analysts say the career of the man who upended Italian politics is dead. The three-time former prime minister was sentenced last ...