A Milan court has sentenced Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi to seven years in prison for paying for sex with a minor.
Polls in Italy opened for the second day of voting in one of the most closely watched and unpredictable elections in years.
A Milan court has rejected a bid by former premier Silvio Berlusconi to halt his sex-for-hire trial because of Italy's general election campaign.
A number of showgirls who allegedly took part in "bunga bunga" sex parties have said Silvio Berlusconi is giving them around 2500 euros a month.
Berlusconi's warning that his party could withdraw its support for the government has been seen as a declaration of war against the Prime Minister.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has denied there had ever been sex games at parties in his villa.
Magistrates have launched an investigation against a senator on suspicion that he tried to blackmail Silvio Berlusconi over alleged mafia links.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, politicians and newspaper editors have been sent letters containing bullets and threats over austerity measures.
The Arab Spring, eurozone crisis and looming US elections has thrown the global political landscape into turmoil in 2011.
George Clooney and Christiano Ronaldo will testify in the trial of Italy's ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi, charged with paying for sex with an underage girl.
Whatever will the Italians talk about now, now that their randy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has finally left the building?
Members of the Italian prime minister's party have been turning against him for weeks.
Silvio Berlusconi has dominated Italy with a mix of talent and brazen behaviour but in the end, the born showman was humiliatingly jeered from office.
Italy's head of state began talks on Sunday to appoint an emergency government to succeed outgoing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
A chorus of Handel's Alleluia rang out Saturday as Silvio Berlusconi resigned as Italian premier, ending a tumultuous 17-year political era.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is set to resign after a parliamentary revolt and a wave of market panic that has shaken the eurozone.
As their country's debt crisis situation worsens, Greek politicians have remained deadlocked around who to appoint as their new prime minister.
Italian borrowing costs reached breaking point after Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's insistence on elections instead of an interim government.
Abandoned by MPs ahead of a bid to save Italy from Greece's fate, Silvio Berlusconi will step down as PM -- leaving Rome mired in political chaos.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has agreed to resign following the adoption of key economic reforms promised to the European Union.