Silvio Berlusconi: He's back

World / Politics | FOCUS Nov 8, 2017

Silvio Berlusconi: He's back

In a post-Harvey Weinstein world, logic would dictate that Silvio Berlusconi, who hosted wild parties with young women and brags about his sexual prowess, would have zero chance at political resurrection. But logic and Italian politics have never been synonymous. On Monday, the four-time former prime ...

Berlusconi gets community service for tax conviction

World / Politics Apr 16, 2014

Berlusconi gets community service for tax conviction

A court has ordered former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to serve a tax fraud sentence by doing community service with the elderly, in a ruling that restricts his movements but not his political activity. The court ruled Tuesday that Berlusconi, one of Italy's richest men, ...

World / Politics Jan 9, 2013

Berlusconi, Northern League tie up

Italy's playboy former prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, announced a deal Monday with the rightwing Northern League ahead of next month's national elections, potentially opening up a tighter contest in a race being closely watched by financial markets. "We have a pope," the 76-year-old billionaire — ...