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Italy's Berlusconi loses final appeal

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Italy's former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has lost his final appeal against a tax fraud sentence in a ruling that jolted the political establishment on Friday but left the government in place for now. 

A man holds a poster and a champagne bottle as people celebrate in Rome, on August 1, 2013 after the Supreme Court handed former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi his first ever definitive conviction in a 20-year political career that has been dogged by legal woes and sex scandals.

The country's highest court on Thursday handed the billionaire tycoon his first ever definitive conviction in a 20-year political career that has been dogged by legal woes and sex scandals.

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