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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…

Australian woman free after hours-long bomb scare

SYDNEY (Reuters) – A young Australian woman was freed from a suspected bomb collared around her neck early on Thursday after 10 hours of drama that lasted past midnight and captivated the nation with police saying they were still investigating the incident. The 18-year-old had been trapped for hours in…

Possible bomb strapped to Australian woman’s neck: report

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian police were scrambling Wednesday to remove what local media said was a suspected bomb possibly collared to a young woman’s neck by an intruder into her home in a wealthy neighborhood in Sydney. “It’s a very serious incident where the life of a young lady is…

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