November 27, 2013 The former premier, who has been convicted of tax fraud and on a charge of paying for sex with an underage prostitute, has survived many threats to his political power. But expulsion from the Senate means he may finally be punished for his crimes and could be arrested on other charges.
October 4, 2013 This means the larger-than-life Italian politician and media mogul, is one step closer to the end of his political career. It is expected the full Senate will follow suit and strip Berlusconi of seat, opening him up to arrest.
June 24, 2013 The court sentenced the former Italian prime minister to seven years in prison and barred him from public office.
May 13, 2013 The former Italian prime minister is accused of having sex with an underage prostitute in a trial that opened in April 2011. Meanwhile, Berlusconi is appealing his sentence in a separate case for tax fraud.
February 25, 2013 The center-left was favored, but there was no clear winner as the ballots were counted. Silvio Berlusconi's center-right coalition was not expected to do well, but was leading in the upper house of Parliament.
October 26, 2012 The appeals process may stretch the case beyond the statute of limitations. Meanwhile, Berlusconi is also on trial for allegedly paying for sex with a teenage girl and trying to cover it up.
November 8, 2011 Saying his resignation was for the good of the country, the Italian leader confirmed he will step aside after Parliament passes a budget that includes tough new austerity measures. Italy's borrowing costs are ballooning as the bond market worries that it hasn't put its financial house in order.
November 7, 2011 The Italian premier is under pressure to go so that a new government can pass needed economic reforms.
November 2, 2011 After a terrible day in the markets, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi called an emergency meeting to move on reforms aimed at keeping the country from a full-blown debt crisis.
October 14, 2011 His latest brush with rejection came after the defeat of his government's spending plan. Meanwhile, the country seems headed into recession and his personal scandals continue to drag down its reputation.
October 7, 2011 Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi is in trouble again, after making an obscene joke at his own ruling party's expense. The quip is the latest in a series of scandals that have nettled the prime minister. And it came at the end of a week that took a deep toll on Italy's economy.
April 6, 2011 There are a handful of explanations of where the term might have come from. But one of the more concrete ones is that it came from Libya's Moammar Gadhafi.
April 6, 2011 Robert Gates visits Saudi Arabia; Italian leader fails to show at trial; Colorado wildfires; Texas A&M wins Women's NCAA basketball championship