Marco Bertacche and Andrew Frye Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has had his one-year prison sentence commuted to community service caring for the elderly.
Stephanie Anderson Australia’s obsession with the sex scandals of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi pushed coverage of the country to increasing levels, new research has found.
Italy’s senate stripped Silvio Berlusconi of his parliamentary seat, a dramatic and humiliating expulsion, even as other troubles loom on his horizon.
Italy's top court has confirmed a prison sentence for former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi in the first ever definitive conviction in a tumultuous career for the billionaire tycoon.
Silvio Berlusconi's 28-year-old girlfriend says she courted the 76-year-old former premier relentlessly until he finally surrendered and is now just waiting for him to agree to marry her.
A furious Silvio Berlusconi has called into a TV talk show about the prostitution investigation that has targeted him, shouting, trading insults with the host and calling the program a "brothel".
George Clooney and Cristiano Ronaldo to be called as witnesses in Silvio Berlusconi prostitute trial
An Italian court has ruled that George Clooney and Cristiano Ronaldo can be called as witnesses in ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi's trial for having sex with an underage prostitute.
Peter Baker A dour Vladimir Putin glares ever so frostily, full of menace, free of mirth, ready to annex any passer-by unwise enough to get too close.
Nicole Winfield As the anniversary of his election sees new stamps, coins, DVDs, and even My Pope, a gossip magazine devoted entirely to him, Pope Francis says he is a normal person.
Italy's highest appeals court on Tuesday confirmed a two-year ban from public office over a conviction for tax fraud.
Nick Squires Silvio Berlusconi is free to marry his 28-year-old fiancee after an Italian court finalised his divorce settlement, five years after his wife said she could no longer tolerate his "consorting with...
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta has announced his resignation after the leadership of his centre-left Democratic Party voted in favour of an urgent change of government to push through reform.
Stephanie Carvin Everyone knows people are supposed to be moral, to do unto others as you'd have them do unto you, and so on. But what about states - do they need to be moral, too?
Silvio Berlusconi is apparently planning a "dynastic succession".
A senator from Italy's anti-immigration Northern League has come under fire for saying Cecile Kyenge, the country's first black minister, resembles an orangutan.
Tom Kington The vice-president of the Italian Senate is facing calls to resign after he compared Italy's first black minister to an orang-utan.
Law makers from Silvio Berlusconi’s party have threatened to resign en bloc if a senate committee votes to oust the former prime minister from parliament over a tax fraud conviction.
Italy's Silvio Berlusconi will do time behind bars if found definitively guilty of tax fraud, rather than take advantage of lenient punishment for the over 70s, he says
Silvio Berlusconi, the 76-year-old billionaire and former Italian prime minister, found guilty of paying a minor for sex.
Italian lawmakers have elected President Giorgio Napolitano to an unprecedented second term in office to attempt to end a two-month deadlock on forming a new government.