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Women danced in their underwear at a "bunga bunga party" held by Silvio Berlusconi, a woman testified Monday at the former Italian prime minister's trial on charges of having sex with an underage prostitute, Italian media reported.

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Ruling favors Berlusconi in corruption trial updated: Sat Feb 25 2012 09:49:00

A judge has dismissed the corruption case against former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, saying that the statute of limitations has expired.

Last Look: Berlusconi's new gigupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 12:48:00

What will outgoing Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi do next? CNN's Fareed Zakaria has an idea.

Prosecutors seek jail time for Berlusconiupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 12:48:00

Italian prosecutors Wednesday asked a court to sentence former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to five years in prison if he is found guilty of corruption charges.

Clooney, Ronaldo may be called in Berlusconi trialupdated: Wed Nov 23 2011 07:37:00

Actor George Clooney and soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo could be called as witnesses in the trial of former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on charges of sex with an underage prostitute, the court announced Wednesday.

Out of power, Berlusconi finds 'True Love'updated: Tue Nov 22 2011 07:09:00

His fall from government has not stopped the creativity of the flamboyant former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who has written the lyrics for a new CD out Tuesday.

What's next for Italy's new government?updated: Fri Nov 18 2011 09:42:00

Economics professor Giuseppe Ragusa discusses whether technocrats will be able to run Italy's government.

New Italian premier wins overwhelming vote of confidenceupdated: Thu Nov 17 2011 15:40:00

Italy's new prime minister overwhelmingly won a Senate vote of confidence Thursday evening, hours after presenting his proposal for leading the country out of financial crisis.

Monti takes Italy's top job, aiming to end crisisupdated: Wed Nov 16 2011 12:49:00

Mario Monti, the man tasked with hauling Italy out of the debt crisis that brought down Silvio Berlusconi, took office as prime minister Wednesday.

Italy PM-designate meets Berlusconi party leadersupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 14:26:00

Italy's Prime Minister-designate Mario Monti says he will present a government to the country's president for approval on Wednesday after two days of negotiations with leaders of the country's major political blocs.

CNNMoney: Italy approves austerity, Berlusconi resignsupdated: Sun Nov 13 2011 14:55:00

The Italian lower house of parliament on Saturday approved a series of austerity measures demanded by Europe to shore up confidence in the country's economy. It passed by a vote of 380 for to 26 against.

Monti tipped to lead Italy after Berlusconi quitsupdated: Sun Nov 13 2011 05:01:00

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano was holding talks Sunday aimed at forming a new government following the resignation of Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Berlusconi out as Italy's prime ministerupdated: Sun Nov 13 2011 05:01:00

Silvio Berlusconi officially resigned as Italy's prime minister on Saturday.

Berlusconi leaves Italy with legacy of colorful style, debtupdated: Sat Nov 12 2011 16:31:00

As Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi steps down, the charming billionaire will leave his country with a legacy of colorful brashness and painful debt.

CNNMoney: Italy's Senate passes austerity plansupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 08:29:00

The Italian Senate passed a series of austerity measures Friday demanded by Europe, as it seeks to ward off fears of a debt-driven crisis.

Italy's Senate approves austerity plansupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 07:46:00

The Italian Senate passed a series of austerity measures Friday demanded by Europe, as it seeks to ward off fears of a debt-driven crisis.

Italy a nation unable to unleash its talentupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 13:01:00

The resignation of Silvio Berlusconi as Italy's prime minister does not mark his end, but the beginning of the end.

Berlusconi reported ready to back Monti for PMupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 09:48:00

Silvio Berlusconi, increasingly isolated within his party and counting his last days as Italy's prime minister, is expected to give up his push for early elections and lend his reluctant support to a caretaker government led by Mario Monti, former European commissioner.

CNNMoney: Official: Italy will adopt austerity measuresupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 13:38:00

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said Wednesday that his country in coming days will adopt a series of austerity measures promised to the European Union, as officials try to allay investor fears and head off a eurozone debt crisis.

CNNMoney: European markets slump as Italy's yields surgeupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 13:28:00

European markets sold off Wednesday as Italian bond yields hit record highs, raising worries of just how deep the crisis would spread.

What's next for post-Berlusconi Italyupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 12:55:00

CNN's Matthew Chance discusses what's next for Italy after Silvio Berlusconi plans to steps down.

Berlusconi: Parliament is paralyzedupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 18:56:00

Silvio Berlusconi provides his first comments since news of his resignation; he says the Greek parliament is paralyzed.

Italy's Berlusconi to resign as prime ministerupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 18:56:00

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Tuesday that he would resign after Parliament approves a new budget that includes austerity measures sought by international lenders.

CNNMoney: Stocks pop on Berlusconi's pending resignationupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 16:33:00

U.S. stocks rallied Tuesday, finishing near the highs of the day, after Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi agreed to resign.

CNNMoney: Berlusconi resignation adds to debt dramaupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 15:12:00

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi agreed to resign Tuesday, adding to the drama surrounding Greek and Italian sovereign debt issues.

CNNMoney: Italy's Berlusconi to resign as prime minister, president saysupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 15:02:00

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has said he will resign after the next budget is approved by parliament, a statement from the president's office said Tuesday.

CNNMoney: Berlusconi denies resignation rumorsupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 12:50:00

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi denied rumors Monday that he might resign.

Silvio Berlusconi's colorful career drawing to an end?updated: Tue Nov 08 2011 10:59:00

In an era of bland technocratic leaders, Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi always stands out. Massively rich, charming and outspoken, and not a little vain, he has long been a compelling presence on the world stage. But speculation is now growing that his career is drawing to a close.

CNNMoney: Stocks poised to edge higherupdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 08:44:00

U.S. stocks were set to edge higher Tuesday, ahead of a parliamentary confidence vote for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Italy protesters rally against Berlusconiupdated: Sat Nov 05 2011 13:51:00

Tens of thousands of demonstrators have gathered in Rome Saturday to voice their opposition to the government of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and its reforms.

Italy protesters rally against Berlusconiupdated: Sat Nov 05 2011 13:51:00

CNN's Matthew Chance explains the troubles Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi is facing.

Leaders to meet on eurozone debt crisisupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 15:57:00

European political leaders to meet Wednesday on how to fix the debt crisis. CNN's Charles Hodson reports.

Italian PM cleared in tax fraud caseupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 08:35:00

A Milan judge on Tuesday cleared Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of charges of tax fraud and misappropriation of funds related to his commercial broadcast company, Mediaset, a prosecutor said.

Prosecutors: Businessman got women for Berlusconiupdated: Sat Sep 17 2011 14:56:00

Prosecutors in Italy allege that a businessman supplied Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi with about 30 women, or escorts, in order to win favor with him.

Berlusconi rant caught on tapeupdated: Sat Sep 03 2011 05:48:00

Journalist Nick Pisa talks about a phone tap that caught Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi disparaging Italy using expletives.

Berlusconi under fire for controversial comments about Italyupdated: Sat Sep 03 2011 05:48:00

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has stirred controversy in Italy after investigators said they recorded him describing Italy as a "sh--ty" country that "sickened" him.

Who is 'Ruby'?updated: Thu Sep 01 2011 22:21:00

Italian politician Nicole Minetti tells CNN's Dan Rivers about the woman at the center of the Berlusconi scandal.

Two accused of blackmailing Italian Prime Minister Berlusconiupdated: Thu Sep 01 2011 22:21:00

A businessman and his wife were arrested on charges of blackmailing Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, Italian police said Thursday.

The Berlusconi sex scandal explainedupdated: Thu Aug 25 2011 08:58:00

For the past eight months, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been engulfed in a sex scandal that has him accused of paying for sex with a minor.

Judge rejects Berlusconi objections in sex caseupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 11:01:00

The judge in Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's trial on charges of sex with a minor rejected all defense motions Monday and scheduled the next hearing for October 3.

Italy's borrowing costs soarupdated: Wed Jul 13 2011 06:20:00

Italy's borrowing costs soared to their highest level in over a decade amid highly volatile trading as market contagion from Greece forced Silvio Berlusconi to appeal for national unity and "sacrifices" to cut the nation's debt mountain.

Berlusconi firm ordered to pay more than $800 million to rivalupdated: Sat Jul 09 2011 10:00:00

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's financial holding company, Fininvest, was ordered Saturday to pay more than 560 million euros ($801 million) in damages to the rival media group CIR.

Italian PM Berlusconi says he will not seek another termupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 07:29:00

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Friday he will not run again when his term expires in 2013.

February: Losing faith in Berlusconiupdated: Fri Jul 08 2011 07:29:00

CNN's Diana Magnay takes a look at how Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi could lose the Catholic vote.

Italian Cabinet OKs 47 billion-euro austerity packageupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 20:59:00

The Italian Cabinet approved an austerity budget package Thursday aimed at saving €47 billion ($68 billion) over four years.

Berlusconi economic reform package gets vote of confidenceupdated: Tue Jun 21 2011 11:08:00

Italian lawmakers approved a vote of confidence for Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's economic reform package Tuesday, a victory for a politician who is losing popularity.

Berlusconi appears in court on corruption chargesupdated: Mon Apr 11 2011 09:35:00

Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi arrived in court in Milan, Italy, on Monday, to face financial corruption charges related to his media empire.

Italian leader visits island jammed by migrantsupdated: Sat Apr 09 2011 22:31:00

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi visited a small Mediterranean island Saturday to press home his message that European countries must help deal with a "human tsunami" of North African migrants.

Silvio Berlusconi on trialupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 11:09:00

The embattled Italian prime minister is embroiled in a sex scandal. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.

Profile: Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's embattled leaderupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 11:09:00

On the face of it, Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has led a charmed life, with a vast business empire spanning media, construction and football, and a political career that has seen him become Italy's longest serving post-war prime minister.

Q&A: Silvio Berlusconi's legal woesupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 08:22:00

The trial of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on charges of sex with an underage nightclub dancer and abuse of power opened Wednesday in Milan.

Berlusconi trial opens; adjourns after 10 minutesupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 04:13:00

The long-awaited trial of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on charges of sex with an underage prostitute and abuse of power to get her out of jail opened Wednesday.

Berlusconi had sex with 'Ruby' 13 times, prosecutors allegeupdated: Thu Mar 17 2011 05:59:00

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had sex 13 times with underage dancer Karima el Mahroug, nicknamed "Ruby the heart-stealer," prosecutors say in legal papers seen by CNN.

Berlusconi lawyer seeks probe of new angle in sex scandalupdated: Tue Mar 15 2011 13:04:00

A lawyer for Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has asked Rome prosecutors to investigate an alleged attempt to falsify the birth records of the woman at the center of a sex scandal embroiling the prime minister.

Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi to attend all his court hearingsupdated: Sat Mar 05 2011 14:53:00

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will attend his court hearings as he faces an indictment for paying for sex with an underage prostitute, his attorney, Niccolo Ghedini, told Italian media on Saturday.

Transcript: Party girl on Berlusconi scandalupdated: Thu Feb 17 2011 15:15:00

One of the women who partied with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has told CNN how she became a key figure in the scandal that is enveloping Italy.

Who is 'Ruby Heartbreaker?'updated: Thu Feb 17 2011 08:51:00

An Italian sex scandal that spawned nationwide demonstrations over the premier's alleged abuse of power and paying an underage girl for sex began at a dinner party in Milan with a Moroccan-born dancer nicknamed "Ruby Heartbreaker."

Who is 'Ruby Heartbreaker'?updated: Thu Feb 17 2011 08:30:00

An Italian sex scandal that spawned nationwide demonstrations over the premier's alleged abuse of power and paying an underage girl for sex began at a dinner party in Milan with a Moroccan-born dancer nicknamed "Ruby Heartbreaker."

Party girl denies pimping for Berlusconiupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 09:28:00

One of the women who partied with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has told CNN how she became a key figure in the scandal that is enveloping Italy.

Judge orders Berlusconi to face trialupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 10:23:00

A criminal trial is ordered for Italy's prime minister, accused of paying an underage woman for sex and abuse of power.

Berlusconi to face trial on abuse of power, sex chargesupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 10:23:00

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will be tried on charges of sex with an underage prostitute and abuse of power, an Italian judge ruled Tuesday.

Prosecutors seek Berlusconi trialupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 07:47:00

Italian prosecutors want Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to face trial on abuse of power charges. Dan Rivers reports.

Silvio Berlusconi's legal woes explainedupdated: Tue Feb 15 2011 07:47:00

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is to be tried on charges of having sex with an underage prostitute and abuse of power..

Italy judge to decide on Berlusconi trialupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 05:53:00

A judge in Italy is set to announce whether Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will face an immediate trial on charges of abuse of power and sex with an underage prostitute.

Italians rally against Berlusconiupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 05:53:00

CNN's Dan Rivers reports as thousands protest Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's alleged behavior toward women.

Rallies across Italy protest Berlusconi's sex scandalupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 05:52:00

Thousands of Italians took to the streets in some 200 cities across the country Sunday in protest of Prime Minister's Silvio Berlusconi's alleged behavior toward women.

Italian prosecutors seek trial of Berlusconiupdated: Thu Feb 10 2011 03:29:00

Italian prosecutors Wednesday formally requested a trial of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for alleged abuse of power and sex with an underage prostitute, they said.

Italian lawmakers rule against search of prime minister's houseupdated: Thu Feb 03 2011 16:03:00

The lower house of Italy's parliament voted Thursday against allowing Milan prosecutors to search property belonging to Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, as part of their investigation into charges that he paid for sex with a minor.

Prosecutors say 2nd minor stayed at Berlusconi's homesupdated: Fri Jan 28 2011 06:15:00

Prosecutors in Milan allege that a second underage girl was at Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's private residences on more than one occasion, according to a 227-page court document submitted to a parliament commission Wednesday.

Italian women mixed on sex scandalupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 12:15:00

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is no stranger to controversy -- and he is now battling a sex scandal that could end up in the criminal courts. But he is nothing if not a political survivor.

Berlusconi mouths offupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 11:00:00

Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is under fire after spewing insults at a radio host.

Berlusconi lashes out over TV sex scandal talkupdated: Wed Jan 26 2011 11:00:00

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi called into a television talk show Monday night during an episode discussing claims that he had paid prostitutes for sex, lashing out at the program's host for running a "television brothel."

Italians split on accusations against prime ministerupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 15:54:00

Prosecutors in Milan, Italy, are investigating allegations that Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi paid for sex with a minor, a case that has stirred scandal, but not in every quarter.

Charges, pressures add up for Berlusconiupdated: Thu Jan 20 2011 15:54:00

Italians demand the resignation of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi over allegations he had sex with a minor.

Berlusconi denies ever paying for sexupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 15:42:00

Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is being investigated for abuse of power and paying a minor for sex.

Transcript: Teen admitted sex with Berlusconiupdated: Wed Jan 19 2011 15:42:00

A teenager that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi helped get released from prison, triggering allegations he abused his power, had sex with the premier, the girl's former roommate said in transcripts printed in court documents.

2010: Berlusconi survives votesupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 18:50:00

In December 2010, Italy's prime minister won both no confidence votes in Parliament. CNN's Dan Rivers reports.

Berlusconi denies ever paying for sexupdated: Mon Jan 17 2011 18:50:00

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said Monday he has never paid for sex, "not even once in my life," as Italian prosecutors investigate allegations that he had sex with prostitutes.

Berlusconi rejects teen sex accusation as 'mud'updated: Sun Jan 16 2011 09:33:00

Allegations that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had sex with a teenage prostitute are "mud" thrown on him by political opponents who want to get rid of him, the scandal-prone politician said.

Berlusconi probed in prostitution caseupdated: Fri Jan 14 2011 11:14:00

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is under investigation for allegedly having sex with a teen-ager, say prosecutors in Milan, who are linking the case to prostitution activity.

Court strikes down key parts of Berlusconi lawupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 11:57:00

Italy's Constitutional Court Thursday struck down key parts of a law that would protect Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi from prosecution.

Italy PM Berlusconi's immunity law faces court challengeupdated: Tue Jan 11 2011 07:26:00

Italy's Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi will learn the fate of a controversial law that would shield him from prosecution on Thursday, the country's Constitutional Court said Tuesday.

Italy's Berlusconi retains position after votes of confidenceupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 08:11:00

Embattled Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi retained his position by a narrow margin Tuesday after the nation's upper and lower houses of parliament voted in favor of him in a confidence vote.

Berlusconi opponents take to streetsupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 18:11:00

Berlusconi's survival as Italian Prime Minister spurs riots by Romans opposed to his tenure.

Violence erupts after Berlusconi survives confidence votesupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 10:19:00

Angry protesters threw rocks and bottles and police lobbed tear gas canisters Tuesday in Rome's streets in the wake of lawmakers' confidence votes, narrowly in favor of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Italy's Berlusconi fights for his political lifeupdated: Tue Dec 14 2010 03:34:00

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi fought for his political life in a speech to lawmakers Monday, a day before a vote that could see him dumped as head of the government.

WikiLeaks: Italian PM's partying left him 'a complete mess'updated: Thu Dec 02 2010 22:28:00

The partying lifestyle of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi had left him "a complete mess" by the fall of 2009, according to a Berlusconi confidant quoted in a U.S. diplomatic cable.

Resignations heap pressure on Berlusconiupdated: Mon Nov 15 2010 11:50:00

Four Italian government ministers resigned Monday, they said, escalating a confrontation between Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and a former ally turned opponent.

Berlusconi must resign, Italian political rival saysupdated: Sun Nov 07 2010 12:14:00

A former ally-turned-rival of Silvio Berlusconi called on the Italian prime minister to resign Sunday, threatening to prompt a government crisis if he does not.

Italy widens tax fraud probe linked to Berlusconi's companyupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 10:14:00

Italian prosecutors Friday broadened an investigation into alleged tax fraud involving Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset company, the largest commercial broadcaster in that country.

Vatican slams Berlusconi over anti-Semitic, sexist jokesupdated: Tue Oct 05 2010 02:16:00

The Vatican's official newspaper strongly criticized Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Sunday, calling it "deplorable" that he tells blasphemous, anti-Semitic and sexist jokes.

Italy's Berlusconi wins confidence voteupdated: Wed Sep 29 2010 15:48:00

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi survived a vote of confidence Wednesday, winning majority backing in the lower house of parliament for his plans for the next three years.

Politics, power and players: Berlusconi's AC Milan election engineupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 14:12:00

When Robinho completed his dramatic deadline-day transfer from Manchester City to AC Milan last month, he became the latest in a long line of flamboyant big-name players to move to the San Siro.

SI.com: Gabriele Marcotti: Splashy moves restore buzz to AC Milanupdated: Thu Sep 02 2010 12:10:00

Six weeks can be an eternity in soccer and in politics. On July 20, AC Milan owner Silvio Berlusconi showed up at the opening of the club's training camp and made one blunder after the other. For a man who is usually such a natural and effective communicator, it was an all-out debacle. Witness his pronouncements:

Italy's Berlusconi survives critical voteupdated: Wed Aug 04 2010 17:27:00

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi survived a critical vote in parliament Wednesday which could have brought down his government if it had succeeded.

Cannes film slams Berlusconiupdated: Wed May 26 2010 13:40:00

A clip from the documentary about the Italian PM's handling of the L'Aquila earthquake that's making waves at Cannes.

Italian PM Berlusconi slammed in provocative filmupdated: Wed May 26 2010 13:40:00

She's been called Italy's answer to Michael Moore, and she doesn't pull any punches -- even when the subject she's taking to task is Italian leader Silvio Berlusconi.

Milan coach Leonardo admits 'difficult' relationship with Berlusconiupdated: Fri Apr 30 2010 10:46:00

AC Milan coach Leonardo has admitted his relationship with club owner and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is "difficult."

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