Italy's former PM Silvio Berlusconi had been sentenced to jail -- yet he's already discussing his political comeback. And he's got some supporters, writes Josephine McKenna from Rome.
So Europe remains stuck in a common currency whose structural flaws it cannot resolve -- and certainly cannot resolve without major reform in Italy, where the breathing space offered by the appointment of Mario Monti has been resisted.
Just when it seemed there was nothing else he could do to surprise us, the s-x scandal that has dogged Silvi Berlusconi for the past two years was explosively reignited, writes Josephine McKenna from Rome.
People partied into the wee hours after the unbelievable drubbing dished out to the Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi in the Milan’s local elections, writes Josephine McKenna in Rome.
Silvio Berlusconi has nothing to celebrate after this week’s local elections delivered a devastating blow to his leadership, writes Jo McKenna, a freelance journalist in Rome.
The prostitution trial against Italian PM Silvio "bunga bunga" Berlusconi, in which the prosecution alleges Berlusconi paid an underage woman for sex then used dodgy techniques to try and cover it up, has officially began in Milan, with Berlusconi predicted to emerge victorious.
Back in the early 90s, Italy's political institutions were in ruin and power was there fore the taking. Mark Colvin, an ABC journo in Italy during that time, explains how bad boy Berlusconi took control.
Reports of orgies at Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi's villa -- dubbed bunga bunga sessions by Berlusconi -- has thrilled the Italian press. The term supposedly come from Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi. But what does bunga bunga mean?