Silvio Berlusconi

Soccer: AC Milan ex-owner under investigation by Milan prosecutors - sources

MILAN (Reuters) - Chinese businessman Li Yonghong, the former owner of Serie A soccer club AC Milan, is under investigation in Italy for alleged false accounting, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.<p>One of the source said that Italian tax police had asked the soccer club and its …

Soccer

Mediaset to pay up to €452M in Ei Towers bid

Mediaset (OTCPK:MDIUY) is set to pay as much as €452.4M in a joint bid for the rest of Ei Towers, Bloomberg says.<p>The company, controlled by former …

Business

AC Milan go to court to fight UEFA ban

Managing director Marco Fassone, chief financial officer Valentina Montanari and a team of lawyers were set to lobby the Court of Arbitration for …

AC Milan

From Berlusconi to Maduro, foreign politicians at Erdoğan’s inauguration

More than 50 foreign leaders, including Russia’s Dmitry Medvedev and Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro, as well as a number of former prime ministers, like …

Turkey

Italy's Mediaset CEO says time for deal with Telecom Italia is passed

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Mediaset's Chief Executive Pier Silvio Berlusconi looks on after media conference at the headquarter in Cologno Monzese, near …

Free-to-air

The time Barack Obama made Silvio Berlusconi wait for LeBron James

Way back in 2009, when LeBron James had a much better relationship with the White House, President Barack Obama once made another head of state wait while he finished a meeting with LeBron.<p>This new anecdote comes to us from a great retrospective of moments in LeBron’s career from ESPN’s Dave …

Lebron James

Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's former Prime Minister, cleared to run for office years after tax fraud conviction

<b>Rome (CNN) —</b> Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, whose flamboyant presence has long dominated the nation's politics, will be allowed to stand for political office again, an Italian court has ruled.<p>The Court of Milan on Friday granted Berlusconi "rehabilitation," effectively lifting the …

Italy

Silvio Berlusconi: Ban on former PM holding office scrapped

<b>An Italian court has lifted a ban on former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi holding public office.</b><p>He was barred in 2013 after receiving a four-year sentence for tax fraud, although he never spent time in prison.<p>The court decision comes just days after the 81-year-old agreed to his right-wing ally, …

Human Rights

Silvio Berlusconi can run for office in Italy again, thanks to his “good conduct”

He’s back!<p>An Italian court has overturned a ban that would have kept Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi from seeking office until at least late 2019. Berlusconi, who resigned as prime minister in 2011, was expelled from parliament in November 2013 following a conviction for tax fraud. …

News

Another Silvio Berlusconi Drama Is in the Works (EXCLUSIVE)

Emmy-nominated producer Steve Lee Jones is developing an English-language film about Silvio Berlusconi and a questionable real-estate deal involving …

Selling

Italy's Berlusconi Open to Five Star-League Government – Bloomberg

Italy's Berlusconi Open to Five Star-League Government<p>Italy's Berlusconi Open to Five Star-League Government<p>Italy's Berlusconi Open to Five …

Italy

Silvio Berlusconi stands aside in Italy and markets don’t like it

The yield on Italian government 10-year bonds rose to a seven-week high Thursday, while stocks sold off, following news that former Prime Minister …

Italy

Berlusconi Praises Partner Salvini Amid Rift in Italian Right

Silvio Berlusconi sought to mollify League chief Matteo Salvini after a rift opened up between the two Italian center-right party leaders.<p>The …

Elections

Trump’s Amazon Tweets Politicize U.S. Markets

Almost a quarter-century ago, on arrival in Italy as the new bureau chief for AP-Dow Jones, I was in for a big surprise. It wasn’t that billionaire …

Italy

Italy president taps Berlusconi ally to try to break impasse

ROME (AP) — Italy's president on Wednesday tapped the Senate president, a longtime supporter of ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi, to explore possible …

World News

Italy's ongoing political deadlock: Here's what you need to know

The Five Star Movement has ruled out talks with Silvio Berlusconi. CNBC's Willem Marx walks us through the situation as Italy again attempts to form …

Italy

Italy's 5-Star insists government not possible with Berlusconi

ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s 5-Star Movement reiterated on Thursday that Silvio Berlusconi and his Forza Italia party were an obstacle to forming a government after last month’s inconclusive election.<p>Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi speaks following a talk with Italian President Sergio Mattarella …

News

Italy opens political talks on forming new government

Italian President Sergio Mattarella is opening formal consultations to see if any party or coalition can muster support to form a government after the country's inconclusive March 4 elections.<p>Consultations open Wednesday with the parliament speakers followed by parties with the least political …

Europe

Ghassan Charbel - Men Who Do Not Know the World

The world is changing at a remarkable pace and time is merciless. It eliminates old ideas, books and methods and replaces them with new ones, before …

Middle East

How Close Is Donald Trump to a Psychiatric Breakdown?

Last fall, prominent psychiatrists broke with the American Psychiatric Association to warn that President Trump is dangerous and mentally unstable. A …

Donald Trump

Italy's election: A lesson for Europe

Italy’s general elections have produced the results that the Western world feared so much in France’s elections last year — the triumph of …

Five Star Movement

Italy's Berlusconi accuses League of betrayal over Senate vote

ROME (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia (Go Italy!) party on Friday accused the far-right League of breaking ranks with its conservative allies during a vote to select the speaker of the upper house Senate.<p>Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi gestures during a meeting in Rome, Italy, …

European Union

In The Heat Of A Moment

If you stop and think about it, quietly, rationally, one of the ways you win at the Great Game is by taking advantage of other people's silliness. …

Business

Global Economic Perspective: March

<i>By Christopher J. Molumphy, CFA Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group, David Zahn, CFA, FRM Head</i> …

Economy

Italy's Berlusconi wants center-right to form government with center-left support: Senator

ROME (Reuters) - Italian center-right leader Silvio Berlusconi wants to convince his coalition allies to try to form a minority government with support from the center-left Democratic Party, a senator from his Forza Italia (Go Italy!) party said on Wednesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Forza Italia leader Silvio …

World News

5-Star head firm on being Italian premier, vague on details

ROME (AP) — The leader of Italy's populist 5-Star Movement is sticking to his insistence on becoming the country's next premier, saying Tuesday that …

World News

Duterte to miss ASEAN summit in Sydney

Malcolm Turnbull will be wondering how many more will drop out of next weekend’s love-in in Sydney with the leaders of the Association of South-East …

Aung San Suu Kyi

Italian election: Intricate dish

Italy will struggle to get a new government, after its 4 March general election, as no party or coalition managed to win a majority. The party that …

European News

Berlusconi backs far-right ally for Italy PM

Italy

Mario Balotelli condemns Italy's first black senator

<b>Italian footballer Mario Balotelli has attacked the country's first black senator in an online post.</b><p>Toni Iwobi was elected on Sunday for the anti-immigration Lega party.<p>"Maybe I'm blind or perhaps they have not told him yet that he is black. But shame!!!" the footballer posted on Instagram.<p>Born in …

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