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Silvio Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi is an Italian politician, the current Prime Minister of Italy, as well as an entrepreneur. He is also known under the nickname Il Cavaliere (literally, The Knight), due to the knighthood Order of Merit for Labour which he received in 1977.
He is the second longest-serving Prime Minister of Italy, a position he has held on three separate occasions: from 1994 to 1995, from 2001 to 2006 and currently since 2008. Technically, Berlusconi has been sworn in four times because after a cabinet reshuffle, as happened with Berlusconi in 2005, the new ministry is sworn in and subjected to a vote of confidence. He is the leader of the People of Freedom political movement, a centre-right party he founded in 2009. As of November 2009, he is the longest-serving current leader of a G8 country. As of 2010, Forbes magazine has ranked him as the 74th richest man in the world with a net worth of US$9 billion.
Berlusconi's political rise was rapid and surrounded by controversy. He was elected as a Member of Parliament for the first time and appointed as Prime Minister following the ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Silvio Berlusconi's Son Acquitted in Fraud Trial
2014-07-08
Mediaset's Vice Chairman Pier Silvio Berlusconi and Chairman Fedele Confalonieri were accused, along with other executives, of evading taxes of around €8.2 million ($11.12 million) between 2005 and 2009. According to the prosecutor Fabio De Pasquale, ...
(Wall Street Journal)
  1. REFILE Berlusconi's son cleared of false accounting charges
  2. Court acquits Berlusconi's elder son, executive

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Silvio Berlusconi's Son Acquitted in Fraud Trial
2014-07-08
MILAN—The son of the former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi was acquitted Tuesday of tax fraud charges by a court in Italy. Pier Silvio Berlusconi and Fedele Confalonieri were accused by prosecutors of using Mediatrade, a unit of Italian broadcaster ...
(Wall Street Journal)
  1. Berlusconi's son cleared in Mediaset tax fraud case
  2. Italy court acquits Mediaset executives in Mediatrade case

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Spain's Telefonica Takes Stake in Berlusconi's Mediaset Premium Italian Pay-TV
2014-07-07
ROME – Spanish telecom Telefonica has acquired an 11.1 percent stake in Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset Premium pay-TV operation for Euros 100 million $136 million) in a possible prelude to more international partners joining the Italo paybox that ...
(Variety)
  1. Berlusconi's Mediaset Premium sells 11-pct stake to Spanish Telefonica
  2. UPDATE 1-Telefonica buys 11 pct of Mediaset's pay-TV business
  3. Spanish telecoms group Telefonica buys stake in Mediaset

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Mario Balotelli to Arsenal: Silvio Berlusconi claims poor World Cup display ...
2014-07-04
... will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature. Please read our Legal Terms & Policies. A A A. Email. Controversial AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has claimed he has lost out on £28m because of Mario Balotelli's poor performances at the ...
(The Independent)
  1. Silvio Berlusconi's Mario Balotelli Claim Sparks Arsenal and Liverpool Rumours
  2. Italian Paper Talk: Silvio Berlusconi Admits He Was Ready To Sell Mario Balotelli
  3. Silvio Berlusconi: I almost sold Mario Balotelli to a Premier League club ...

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Berlusconi: Who would buy Balo?
2014-07-03
Milan President Silvio Berlusconi is reported to have said he was on the verge of selling Mario Balotelli to an English club before the World Cup. The 23-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Arsenal throughout this summer's transfer window ...
(Football Italia)
  1. Berlusconi: I was happy to sell Arsenal linked Balotelli
  2. Arsenal had been linked with a move for the former Manchester City man
  3. Berlusconi: I was set to sell AC Milan striker before the World Cup

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Pier Silvio Berlusconi: "Tifo per Renzi, via alle riforme"
2014-07-02
20:06 - "La crisi che stiamo vivendo è troppo lunga. Non c'è più un minuto da perdere: come italiano e come imprenditore tifo per le riforme subito e per la fretta del governo. Renzi ha una chance unica e una grandissima responsabilità". Pier Silvio ...
(TGCOM)
  1. Matteo Renzi vede Silvio Berlusconi a Palazzo Chigi: si parla di Italicum, Senato ...
  2. Incontro Berlusconi-Renzi, il patto del Nazareno tiene. Ma in Forza Italia monta ...
  3. Pier Silvio Berlusconi, spinta a Renzi

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Did Berlusconi's Girlfriend Push Him to Embrace Gay Rights in Italy?
2014-07-01
Taking nearly everyone by surprise, Italy's controversial former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has spoken out in support of gay rights, reports The Local, an English-language Italian news site. “The [fight] for civil rights for homosexuals is a ...
(Advocate.com)
  1. Former Italian Prime Minister comes out in support of LGBT rights
  2. Silvio Berlusconi's Son Supports Political Rival
  3. Mediaset Seeks Spanish Pay-TV Partnership with Telefónica

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Silvio Berlusconi richiamato dal Tribunale di sorveglianza di Milano
2014-07-01
Silvio Berlusconi è stato diffidato da Beatrice Crosti, magistrato del tribunale di sorveglianza di Milano che ha disposto l'affidamento in prova ai servizi sociali dell'ex Presidente del Consiglio come pena alternativa per la condanna a quattro anni ...
(Giornalettismo)
  1. Frasi contro i magistrati a Napoli
  2. Lui si scusa: "Era solo una battuta"
  3. Silvio Berlusconi costretto a scusarsi coi magistrati per le offese a Napoli: "Non ...

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Silvio Berlusconi filmed working in nursing home
2014-06-30
Silvio Berlusconi, 77, was ordered in May to help out at the Sacra Famiglia centre as part of his one year sentence for tax fraud which also saw him thrown out of the Italian parliament. But up until now, doctors had imposed a news black out on how ...
(Telegraph.co.uk)
  1. Berlusconi filmed chatting in hospice

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