Silvio Berlusconi - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Silvio Berlusconi Italy court upholds lavish award for Berlusconi's ex-wife MILAN (AP) — A ruling by Italy's highest court is going to cost former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi millions. Italy's Cassation Court on Tuesday upheld a lower court's decision to award 2 million euros ($2.2 million) a month to Berlusconi's ex-wife for the period of the couple's 2010-2014 legal separation. In making its determinatio... Tue, 16 May 2017 19:09:00 GMT 2017-05-16T19:09:00Z Czechs rally against country's president, finance minister PRAGUE (AP) — Tens of thousands of people rallied on Wednesday in the Czech Republic's capital and other major cities against President Milos Zeman and Finance Minister Andrej Babis. The protesters gathered at Wenceslas Square in downtown Prague demanded Babis' firing and Zeman's resignation in the latest development of the Czech political crisis. ... Wed, 10 May 2017 21:21:00 GMT 2017-05-10T21:21:00Z Dzeko scores 2 as Roma wins 4-1 at beleaguered AC Milan MILAN (AP) — Edin Dzeko scored twice to help Roma to a 4-1 victory at AC Milan on Sunday and keep the capital side's title chances mathematically alive. It was his 27th league goal of the season and the Bosnia-Herzegovina forward needs just two more to equal Rodolfo Volk as the Roma player with the most goals in a Serie A season. Volk set the target as far back as the 1930-3... Sun, 07 May 2017 22:08:00 GMT 2017-05-07T22:08:00Z Italy to loan Alitalia $650 million as it seeks a new buyer MILAN (AP) — Struggling Italian air carrier Alitalia entered its second period of bankruptcy protection in a decade on Tuesday with the government approving a 600 million-euro ($650 million) bridge loan to keep the airline operating as it seeks a new buyer. The move came after the Alitalia board acknowledged the failure of a government-brokered relaunch p... Tue, 02 May 2017 22:17:00 GMT 2017-05-02T22:17:00Z Czech prime minister announces government resignation PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's prime minister unexpectedly announced on Tuesday that his government will resign over unexplained business dealings of the country's finance minister. Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka said that he would meet President Milos Zeman this week to formally submit the government's resignation. Sobotka's move ... Tue, 02 May 2017 16:03:00 GMT 2017-05-02T16:03:00Z Lazio wins 3-1 at Roma as Napoli closes gap to 1 point MILAN (AP) — Lazio won 3-1 at Roma in a controversial derby in Serie A on Sunday to leave its neighbors in the capital looking nervously over their shoulders. Roma remained second, nine points behind Juventus with four rounds left, and third-place Napoli closed the gap to just one point. "Ugly incidents led to an ugly Roma," Roma coach ... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 21:08:00 GMT 2017-04-30T21:08:00Z Berlusconi released after receiving stitches due to fall MILAN (AP) — Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi received stitches to his upper lip after falling outside a restaurant where he was celebrating his elder son's birthday, the news agency ANSA reported Saturday. TV images showed Berlusconi holding a cloth over his mouth as he left the Madonnina clinic Saturday afternoon. The 80-year-old, three-time for... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:12:00 GMT 2017-04-29T12:12:00Z Alitalia faces bankruptcy after employees vote down plan ROME (AP) — The risk of bankruptcy looms for Italy's flagship airline, Alitalia, after employees resoundingly rejected proposed salary cuts and layoffs that were aimed at securing investments and keeping the carrier afloat. It's the latest twist in the decades-long saga of decline for the loss-making company, which has been through multiple bailouts and r... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:01:00 GMT 2017-04-25T16:01:00Z Napoli misses chance to move 2nd after 2-2 draw at Sassuolo MILAN (AP) — Arkadiusz Milik scored his first goal since his lengthy injury layoff but it wasn't enough to prevent Napoli from drawing 2-2 at Sassuolo on Sunday and missing the chance to move second in Serie A. Milik scored two minutes after coming off the bench to rescue a point for Napoli and move it to within one point of second-placed Roma, which visi... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 20:43:00 GMT 2017-04-23T20:43:00Z Late leveler sees Milan snatch 2-2 draw at Inter in new era MILAN (AP) — Cristian Zapata's stoppage-time equalizer prevented the new era at AC Milan from getting off to a losing start on Saturday as the Rossoneri fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 at city rival Inter Milan. Antonio Candreva and Mauro Icardi scored in the first half but Alessio Romagnoli reduced the deficit in the 83rd minute before Zapata... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 21:10:00 GMT 2017-04-15T21:10:00Z New owners want Milan in Champions League by 2018 MILAN (AP) — AC Milan's new owners are aiming to make the team a force in European soccer once more, and they want to do so with a mix of star signings and talented young players such as teenage goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma. The takeover of Milan by a Chinese-led consortium was finally completed on Thursday, after several delays, ending Silvio Berlusco... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 14:33:00 GMT 2017-04-14T14:33:00Z AC Milan sold to Chinese consortium MILAN (AP) — Silvio Berlusconi's 31-year reign at AC Milan is over. Italy's most successful club was finally sold by the former Italian prime minister to a Chinese-led consortium after several delays over the past few months. Berlusconi's holding company, Fininvest, released a statement Thursday announcing that it had completed the tran... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:57:00 GMT 2017-04-13T15:57:00Z AC Milan sale moves closer to completion as Li arrives MILAN (AP) — The delayed sale of AC Milan moved a step closer to completion after the leader of the group buying the club arrived in the Italian city. Yonghong Li flew in on Wednesday to complete the purchase of Milan by Rossoneri Sport Investment Luxembourg. The transfer of the final 190 million euros ($202 million) — in addition to th... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:23:00 GMT 2017-04-12T09:23:00Z Slaying of thief fuels Italy's debate on legitimate defense ROME (AP) — Italian opposition politicians from the far right populist parties and other conservative forces on Sunday demanded a new law quickly on legitimate defense to protect law-abiding citizens. The debate was fueled after a restaurant owner was put under investigation for allegedly fatally shooting a thief in the back during a middle-of-the-night b... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 17:00:00 GMT 2017-03-12T17:00:00Z SES "strongly committed" to buying AC Milan despite delay MILAN (AP) — The group of Chinese investors buying AC Milan said it is still "strongly committed" to completing the deal after the sale was again delayed on Friday. The completion of the deal was originally scheduled for December, but Silvio Berlusconi's holding company Fininvest and Sino-Europe Sports agreed to a three-month delay, postponing the closing to Friday. ... Fri, 03 Mar 2017 17:18:00 GMT 2017-03-03T17:18:00Z AC Milan announces shareholders' meeting ahead of sale MILAN (AP) — AC Milan has announced a shareholders' meeting for Friday to complete the sale of the club. Closing the sale to a group of Chinese investors has been scheduled for Friday since a postponement was agreed at the end of last year by Silvio Berlusconi's holding company and Sino-Europe Sports. The meeting is a formality as Berlu... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 14:22:00 GMT 2017-02-28T14:22:00Z 'Gabigol' finally starts to pay off transfer in Inter win ROME (AP) — Gabriel "Gabigol" Barbosa began repaying his 30 million euro ($32 million) transfer fee by scoring his first goal for Inter Milan in a 1-0 win at Bologna on Sunday. Barbosa tapped in a cross from Danilo D'Ambrosio in the 81st minute to secure fourth-placed Inter its ninth win in 10 Serie A matches. Barbosa had been hailed as... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:57:00 GMT 2017-02-19T21:57:00Z Milan's never-say-die attitude saving Montella from the axe MILAN (AP) — AC Milan's last-gasp goals are keeping coach Vincenzo Montella from getting axed. Milan snapped a run of three straight Serie A losses by beating Bologna last week, with Mario Pasalic netting in the 89th minute despite playing for more than half an hour with nine men. After the exertions of that match, few expected Milan to... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:00:00 GMT 2017-02-16T13:00:00Z New Italian trial set for Berlusconi in a corruption case ROME (AP) — A Milan judge on Saturday ordered Silvio Berlusconi to be tried on corruption charges, damping the former Italian premier's hopes of running soon for office again after being sidelined by a tax-fraud conviction. The Italian news agency ANSA, reporting from Milan, said Judge Carlo Ottone De Marchi, after a hearing on an indictment request by pr... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 19:00:00 GMT 2017-01-28T19:00:00Z Tajani elected president of European Parliament BRUSSELS (AP) — Antonio Tajani of the EPP Christian Democrat group was elected president of the European Parliament on Tuesday in a daylong polling series during which he defeated his socialist opponent. Before the first round of voting, the EPP, the largest group in the European Union's legislature, and the ALDE liberals, the fourth-largest, announced a ... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:34:00 GMT 2017-01-17T20:34:00Z AC Milan faces Juventus in Italian Super Cup MILAN (AP) — Two days before the match, AC Milan is already playing catch-up with Juventus. The Italian Super Cup, usually between the Serie A and Italian Cup champions, will be played Friday in Doha, Qatar, but Milan was forced to postpone its trip by a day to Wednesday because its charter flight had technical problems. "We've suffered... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 14:01:00 GMT 2016-12-21T14:01:00Z France's Vivendi buying 30 percent of Berlusconi's Mediaset PARIS (AP) — French media group Vivendi says it is acquiring up to 30 percent of Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset empire in what the Italian company fears is aa hostile takeover attempt. Vivendi, whose holdings include Universal Music and Canal+ pay-TV operator, said its board agreed Monday to boost its share of the Mediaset television and publishing empire through share purchases. Mon, 19 Dec 2016 20:16:00 GMT 2016-12-19T20:16:00Z Murdoch's 21st Century Fox gets Sky backing for bid LONDON (AP) — Rupert Murdoch took a big step toward consolidating his power base in British media after his U.S. media group Twenty-First Century Fox agreed Thursday to buy the shares it doesn't already own in Sky PLC for 11.7 billion pounds ($14.6 billion). The 10.75 pound-a-share offer values Sky, which broadcasts Premier League football and top film an... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 16:52:00 GMT 2016-12-15T16:52:00Z Berlusconi media empire looking to fend off French takeover ROME (AP) — Shares in Silvio Berlusconi's Mediaset empire were volatile Thursday after the Italian government suggested it wouldn't accept a hostile takeover by France's Vivendi media group. Trading in Mediaset was halted twice on the Milan stock exchange Thursday morning for losses that reached nearly 8 percent before shares recovered around midday. ... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 12:10:00 GMT 2016-12-15T12:10:00Z France's Vivendi boosts stake in Berlusconi's media empire ROME (AP) — French media company Vivendi says it has acquired a 20 percent stake in Italy's Mediaset in what the media company of former Premier Silvio Berlusconi says is a hostile takeover bid. Vivendi made the announcement in a one-line statement Wednesday. As Vivendi increased its stake in recent days, Mediaset accused it of taking a... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 19:20:00 GMT 2016-12-14T19:20:00Z Sino-Europe puts up another 100 million euros for AC Milan MILAN (AP) — The group of Chinese investors buying AC Milan has put up another 100 million euros ($107 million) for the purchase of the Serie A club. The completion of the deal had been scheduled for Tuesday, but last week Silvio Berlusconi's holding company and Sino-Europe Sports agreed to a three-month delay, postponing the closing until March 3. ... Tue, 13 Dec 2016 12:48:00 GMT 2016-12-13T12:48:00Z Italy's new government looks much like just-ended one ROME (AP) — Italy's latest government was formed and rapidly sworn in Monday, a center-left coalition headed by new Premier Paolo Gentiloni and strikingly similar in makeup to the just-ended one that Matteo Renzi quit after a humiliating loss. Economist Pier Carlo Padoan remains as finance minister of the new government, which inherits the same deteriorat... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 22:38:00 GMT 2016-12-12T22:38:00Z Italian president: We need a new government urgently ROME (AP) — Italy's president promised Saturday he'll decide "in the next hours" about who to tap as the next premier, saying the country needs a new government as soon as possible to tackle problems, like troubled banks and quake-struck towns needing reconstruction. Matteo Renzi has been staying on as a caretaker premier following his resignation Dec. 7 ... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 18:58:00 GMT 2016-12-10T18:58:00Z Italian populists renew anti-euro stance while eyeing power ROME (AP) — A leader of Italy's populist 5-Star Movement is pressing for a vote on whether the country should keep the euro as its official currency, a pitch for support as the party eyes national power for the first time. Alessandro Di Battista, one of the populist party's several leaders, said in comments published Thursday in La Repubblica newspaper th... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:16:00 GMT 2016-12-08T20:16:00Z Berlusconi agrees to 3-month delay for sale of AC Milan MILAN (AP) — Silvio Berlusconi's holding company and a group of Chinese investors have agreed on a three-month delay to complete the sale of AC Milan. A joint statement from Fininvest and Sino-Europe Sports says the parties have agreed to complete the closing by March 3. The deal requires Sino-Europe to provide another 100 million euros... Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:03:00 GMT 2016-12-07T12:03:00Z