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Berlusconi to be investigated for perjury

ROME, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, fighting to maintain his Senate seat, will face a perjury probe related to his recent trial, prosecutors said.

Court says Berlusconi pressured police, paid witnesses during trial

MILAN, Italy, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Ex-Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi paid witnesses during his trial on charges of having sex with an underage prostitute, judges in Milan said Thursday.

Berlusconi relaunches Forza Italia party

ROME, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has reformed his old party Forza Italia following a split in his center-right People of Freedom.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013.
By United Press International

Seven charged in Berlusconi hooker scandal

BARI, Italy, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Seven people were indicted in Italy Tuesday on charges they set former premier Silvio Berlusconi up with hookers for sex parties.

Poll: Most Italians still prefer euro to the old lira

ROME, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- One in five Italians wants to return to the country's former currency, the lira, and give up on the euro, a poll found.
Berlusconi: Kids feel like Jews under Hitler because of judiciary

Berlusconi: Kids feel like Jews under Hitler because of judiciary

ROME, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Ex-Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says his children told him they feel like Jews in Adolf Hitler's Germany because of alleged judicial persecution.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013.
By United Press International
Vote on Berlusconi ejection from Italian Senate set

Vote on Berlusconi ejection from Italian Senate set

ROME, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A vote on stripping ex-Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of his parliamentary seat after his tax fraud conviction will be Nov. 27, party officials said.

Berlusconi: Voters have ultimate judgment

ROME, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said he will remain active in politics even if he's booted out of the Italian Senate.
Italian senators to vote in public on Berlusconi ouster

Italian senators to vote in public on Berlusconi ouster

ROME, Oct. 30 (UPI) -- Italian senators will vote in the open on whether former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi should be expelled for his tax fraud conviction, officials said.
Berlusconi to stand trial for bribery

Berlusconi to stand trial for bribery

ROME, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- An Italian judge has ordered former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to stand trial on allegations he bribed a senator to join his party in 2006.

Teen with IQ higher than Einstein to attend ball

ESSEX, England, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- A 17-year-old British girl with an IQ of 161 says she is preparing for a ball in Paris for high-achieving young women that she hopes will be like a "fairytale."

Court bans convicted Berlusconi from holding office for two years

MILAN, Italy, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been banned from holding public office for two years because of his conviction for tax fraud.
Berlusconi asks to switch house arrest for community service

Berlusconi asks to switch house arrest for community service

ROME, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has asked to perform community service to complete his four-year sentence for tax fraud, officials say.

Berlusconi inches toward political eclipse

ROME, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi faced political demise and possible imprisonment after a Senate panel recommended the billionaire politician's expulsion from parliament.

Panel votes to recommend Berlusconi be ousted from parliament

ROME, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi could be ousted from the Italian Parliament after a Senate panel Friday said it had voted to strip him of his seat.

Italy's coalition survives confidence vote after Berlusconi switch

ROME, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta's coalition government won a confidence vote Wednesday with reluctant support from former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Berlusconi's revenge

ZURICH, Switzerland, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Italy has rung the bell to launch the next round of the euro crisis.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Sept. 29th, 2013.
By United Press International

Italian PM threatens to quit over Berlusconi ejection controversy

ROME, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Members of an Italian political party headed by Silvio Berlusconi resigned Saturday in an objection to a planned tax increase, officials said.

Daughter of late Mafia chief who had Berlusconi ties arrested in sting

MILAN, Italy, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The daughter of a late mafia chieftain who once worked for former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was arrested this week in an organized crime sting.

Berlusconi says he will stay active in Italy's politics

ROME, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Convicted former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Wednesday he plans to stay in politics even if he is expelled from the Senate.

Silvio Berlusconi appeals potential ouster to European court

ROME, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has appealed his potential expulsion from the Italian Senate to a European court.

Judges say Berlusconi created 'game of mirrors'

ROME, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Ex-Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi devised a system for his media empire to avoid taxes even after he gave up active control, judges said Thursday.
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