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
April 1, 2011 Amnesty International says Italy's government allowed the living conditions of Tunisian migrants to reach a crisis point, with only minimal amounts of water available, and little access to basic sanitary facilities.
March 3, 2011 Karima El-Mahrough, the Moroccan teenager linked to the sex scandal involving Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, will attend the highlight event of Vienna's social season Thursday night, along with a millionaire who is reportedly paying her $55,000 for the trip.
February 28, 2011 Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is back on trial for tax fraud today, after Italy's Constitutional Court stripped the embattled leader of immunity from prosecution. That decision also allows three other cases to move forward, as well, on charges ranging from abuse of power to sex with a minor.
February 15, 2011 Protests in Bahrain and Iran; Italian Prime Minister to face sex crime trial; NFL labor dispute worsens