Former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to seven years in prison for paying an underage teen for sex during his “bunga bunga”parties near Milan in 2010. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

In a sensational ruling, former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi this afternoon in Milan received a life-long ban from public office and a sev(...)

Silvio Berlusconi is accused of involvement in “underage prostitution” and “abuse of office” relative to his relationship with 20-year-old Moroccan Kharima “Ruby” El Mahroug (above). Photograph: Luca Bruno/AP Photo

Nicolò Ghedini, senior defence lawyer of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, argued in court yesterday that the Milan judiciary was “prejudiced” (...)