Italy's prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi has been accused of paying for sex with underage women as well as abuse of power for getting the police to release one of the women who was being held for theft. Berlusconi has long been accused of being corrupt; however, there hasn't been a move to oust him from office.
Robert Sargent Shriver Junior, brother-in-law to president John F. Kennedy, died yesterday in Bethesda, Md. He was 95.The man best known as Sargent was wife to Eunice Kennedy Shriver, who died in 2009, and father to Maria Shriver. Shriver was the founding director of the Peace Corps, and served as U.S. ambassador to France from 1968 to 1970. Sargent also ran for vice president in 1972, with Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2003.Here to talk with us about Sargent Shriver's legacy is Douglas Brinkley, Professor of History at Rice University.
BBC Rome correspondent, Duncan Kennedy, reports from Italy on the severity of the charges.
The story you just read is freely available and accessible to everyone because readers like you support The World financially.
Thank you all for helping us reach our goal of 1,000 donors. We couldn’t have done it without your support. Your donation directly supported the critical reporting you rely on, the consistent reporting you believe in, and the deep reporting you want to ensure survives.