Prosecutors asked that Francesco Leone receive 16 years in prison for holding captive ex-Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's accountant and wife in 2012.
The woman at the center of the sex abuse trial against former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says he invited her to his home and offered his help.
UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 16, 2013.
A prosecutor in Italian media magnate and three-time premier Silvio Berlusconi's trial on sex charges in Milan has asked for a six-year jail term.
Italian prosecutors said Thursday ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi should be tried on allegations he paid a former senator to switch political allegiances.
An Italian court Monday denied former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's request to relocate prostitution and tax evasion trials due to judicial bias.
Italian police intercepted an envelope addressed to former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that contained bullets and suspicious powder, officials said.
A consensus is gathering pace in Europe against the controversial and painful austerity policies that are being driven by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
U.S. President Barack Obama sent his congratulations to Enrico Letta, who was sworn in Sunday as prime minister of Italy.
Italian leaders said they've finally formed a government after a deal between the two leading parties coming out of elections held two months ago.