ROME—Although the senate has taken the first steps toward ousting the ex-prime minister from public office, Silvio Berlusconi has no intention of leaving politics.
VENICE --The gondolier involved in last Saturday's fatal Grand Canal accident has tested positive for both cocaine and hashish and is in police custody. He now faces charges of manslaughter.
ROME--A German tourist has been killed in a gondola crash while vacationing with his family, calling attention to Venice's increasing boat traffic.
ROME -- Silvio Berlusconi threatened Saturday to bring down the Italian Government unless President Giorgio Napolitano pardons him from his tax fraud conviction, political sources say.
ROME-The supreme court handed Silvio Berlusconi a 4 year prison term for tax fraud but his political future evidently hangs on a new trial to determine how long he is banned from public office.
ROME -- The Court of Cassation confirmed Thursday Silvio Berlusconi's tax fraud conviction and a 4 year prison term but ordered a new trial to decide how long he will be banned from public office.