Early returns give center-left parties led by Pier Luigi Bersani a slim lead in parliamentary elections. Silvio Berlusconi's conservatives appear to headed for close victory in the Senate.
An Italian court has acquitted former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of paying for sex with an underage prostitute. This overturned a conviction in which the former premier was barred from seeking political office.
Silvio Berlusconi's appeal against a conviction for hiring an underage sex worker has opened. Busy doing community service for a separate tax fraud conviction, the former Italian premier missed the trial's first day.
Italian voters snubbed the old guard and no clear winner emerged from the fray, even though a protest movement did capitalize on voters turning their backs on the ruling class. Now, could new elections be on the cards?
Silvio Berlusconi has accused Germans of denying the existence of concentration camps. Observers interpret the remark made during campaigning as a last gasp in Berlusconi's political struggle for survival.
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