Silvio Berlusconi was officially indicated yesterday on charges of paying for sex with an under-aged prostitute and abusing the power of his office to cover it up. We talk with Duncan Kennedy, BBC reporter in Rome, for the latest.
In 2006 a video posted to Google-owned YouTube showed footage of a teenager with Down syndrome being bullied in school. A court in Italy ruled the video infringed on privacy rights and that Google was responsible. Three executives were sentenced to jail.
The Italian shopkeepers' association says that Mafia clans are increasingly preying on businesses that can't get loans from banks. It says around 180,000 firms have already been forced to get the cash they need from organized crime groups.
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