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Italian government collapses in chaos as Berlusconi’s party withdraws

Centre-right ministers in Italy’s fragile coalition government resigned Saturday, throwing the country into a fresh political crisis after Prime Minister Enrico Letta issued what they called an “unacceptable” ultimatum. All five ministers of the People of Freedom (PDL) party took the decision at the urging of leader Silvio Berlusconi, said…

Berlusconi faces new scandal as Italy debt crisis deepens

ROME (Reuters) – Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi faced new accusations on Friday over a prostitution scandal that has added a fresh distraction as Italy struggles to avert a debt crisis which could tear the euro zone apart. Berlusconi is reported to have told Valter Lavitola, a shadowy consultant now wanted…

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