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'Ruby the Heart Stealer' testifies at pimping trial

'Ruby the Heart Stealer' testifies at pimping trial

The woman alleged to have had sex for money with Silvio Berlusconi when she was just 17 and he was the prime minister testified in court for the first time on Friday at a trial of three people accused of pimping for the billionaire tycoon.

Italy freezes home tax as Berlusconi gets his way

Italy freezes home tax as Berlusconi gets his way

Italy's coalition government on Friday adopted draft laws to boost funding for redundancies and freeze a property tax, partly fulfilling an election promise by Silvio Berlusconi's People of Freedom party that threatened to split the cabinet.

Ten tips for Italian dining etiquette

Ten tips for Italian dining etiquette

"Buon Appetito" is one of the first expressions you learn in Italian. It's also one of the first you should forget, warns Italian etiquette expert Alberto Presutti. Read his ten tips for Italian dining etiquette.