Cartagena: A prostitution scandal involving US security personnel in Colombia and an unprecedented regional push to end the isolation of Cuba threatened on Saturday to eclipse President Barack Obama's charm offensive to Latin America.
In a major embarrassment for Washington at the Summit of the Americas attended by more than 30 heads of state, 11 US Secret Service agents were sent home and five military servicemen grounded over "misconduct" allegations in a hotel.
Prostitutes were taken to the hotel, according to a Colombian police source.
The widening controversy was overshadowing a host of weightier topics at the two-day summit that began on Saturday....more
09:56 AM, Apr 15, 2012
Rome: Italy's beleaguered Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, facing trial for having sex with a teenaged prostitute, has called for an overhaul in the judicial system and said political leaders should be free from prosecution. Arguing that he has been targeted by the "socialist judges" for political motives, the prime minister said the judiciary should be reformed and the immunity law - similar to the one rejected by the constitutional court...
09:23 AM, Feb 19, 2011
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has denied the charges saying they are politically motivated. ...
10:04 AM, Feb 16, 2011
Milan: An Italian judge has ordered Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to stand trial in April on a charge that he paid an underage girl for sex, though there seemed no immediate risk the scandal would force him from office. Following weeks of scandal that have shaken his struggling centre-right government, trial was set on Tuesday to start in a criminal court in Milan on April 6, according to a statement...
07:50 AM, Feb 16, 2011