Italy's highest court is hearing Silvio Berlusconi's final appeal against his tax fraud conviction. If the judges confirm the verdict, the 76-year-old ex-prime minister could face a year in jail.
The Lega Nord chief has said he has a "right" to govern after winning 17 percent of the vote in national elections. DW looks at the man who unseated the twenty-year leader of Italy's far-right party.
Lawyers representing Italy's ex-premier Berlusconi have told the European Court of Human Rights that he should be cleared to run for parliament next May. Currently, his public office ban over tax fraud runs until 2019.
Italy's former prime minister said that "women are happy if a man tries to seduce them." The 81-year-old was previously put on trial for sleeping with an underage nightclub dancer.
Ex-Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been ordered to stand trial over judicial corruption, Italian media reports. The charge relates to a 2013 case, in which he was accused of having sex with a minor.
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