Early returns give center-left parties led by Pier Luigi Bersani a slim lead in parliamentary elections. Silvio Berlusconi's conservatives appear to headed for close victory in the Senate.
An Italian court has acquitted former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of paying for sex with an underage prostitute. This overturned a conviction in which the former premier was barred from seeking political office.
Silvio Berlusconi's appeal against a conviction for hiring an underage sex worker has opened. Busy doing community service for a separate tax fraud conviction, the former Italian premier missed the trial's first day.
Silvio Berlusconi has accused Germans of denying the existence of concentration camps. Observers interpret the remark made during campaigning as a last gasp in Berlusconi's political struggle for survival.
More than 30 people, including the Mayor of Venice, have been arrested in a corruption probe over the Italian city's flood protection project. It is the latest arrest in investigations throughout Italy.
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