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Berlusconi awaits his judgment

FLORENCE (Reuters) - Waiting for the judgment on Silvio Berlusconi is more nerve-racking than waiting for Godot, but should be over sooner. Full story

Ruling expected soon in Berlusconi tax fraud case

Silvio Berlusconi's lawyers urged Italy's highest court on Wednesday to overturn a tax fraud conviction that threatens to halt the three-time former premier's 20-year political career. Full story

Italy's top court hears crucial Berlusconi appeal

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's supreme court on Tuesday began hearing Silvio Berlusconi's last appeal against a jail sentence and ban from public office in a case which could endanger the country's shaky coalition government if the conviction is confirmed. Full story

Berlusconi won't seek 'exile' if tax fraud conviction upheld

ROME (Reuters) - Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said he would not flee Italy and was ready to go to jail rather than face house arrest or community service if a court upholds his conviction for tax fraud next week. Full story

Berlusconi associates found guilty on sex charges

MILAN (Reuters) - Three associates of Silvio Berlusconi were sentenced to jail terms on Friday by an Italian court that found them guilty of aiding and abetting prostitution by procuring girls for paid sex with the former prime minister. Full story

Italy government survives vote on Kazakh case

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano survived a no-confidence vote on Friday, averting a political crisis that could have brought down the fragile coalition government of Prime Minister Enrico Letta. Full story

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Italy's Letta calls coalition meeting to smooth tensions

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  Silvio Berlusconi sentenced to 7 years in prison

The former Italian prime minister was convicted of paying a minor for sex and declared guilty of abusing his office. But is it likely he will serve prison time? NBC’s Michelle Kosinski reports.

  Berlusconi guilty of paying for sex with minor

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to a seven year jail sentence for abuse of office and paying for sex with a minor.  Berlusconi does not have to serve any jail time before he has exhausted an appeals process  -- that could take years.  ITV’s James Mates reports.   

  Tasteless mock-up ad has Ford apologizing

A series of ad mock ups that depict crying women bound, ball-gagged and stuffed into the back of a Ford hatchback have the car company and its Indian ad agency heads apologizing. This, as violence against women dominates the news coming out of India. Alex Wagner has the story.

  Italy vote stuns establishment

An Italian TV comedian and blogger, Beppe Grillo, has reached 25 percent of the vote -- more than Silvio Berlusconi and double the vote of the present Prime Minister Mario Monti. ITV’s James Mates reports from Rome.

  Berlusconi Plans to Run for Italian PM

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi sat down with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera over the weekend.

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Silvio Berlusconi's girlfriend Francesca Pascale kisses a dog at Grazioli palace in downtown Rome July 31, 2013. Lawyers for Berlusconi asked the supreme court on Wednesday to throw out a tax fraud conviction against the former prime minister in a case that may decide not only his future but that of

Berlusconi's girlfriend Pascale holds a dog at Grazioli palace in downtown Rome
Berlusconi's girlfriend Pascale holds a dog at Grazioli palace in downtown Rome

Silvio Berlusconi's girlfriend Francesca Pascale holds a dog at Grazioli palace in downtown Rome July 31, 2013. Italy's supreme court on Tuesday began hearing Berlusconi's last appeal against a jail sentence and ban from public office in a case which could endanger the country's shaky coalition gove

Berlusconi's girlfriend Pascale looks on at Grazioli palace in downtown Rome
Berlusconi's girlfriend Pascale looks on at Grazioli palace in downtown Rome

Silvio Berlusconi's girlfriend Francesca Pascale looks on at Grazioli palace in downtown Rome July 31, 2013. Italy's supreme court on Tuesday began hearing Berlusconi's last appeal against a jail sentence and ban from public office in a case which could endanger the country's shaky coalition governm