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Berlusconi: 'It's an embarrassment'

Prosecutors in Italy have requested an immediate trial for Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, over allegations that he paid for sex with a 17-year-old girl and then used his influence to cover it up.

Prosecutors in Italy have requested an immediate trial for Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, over allegations that he paid for sex with a 17-year-old girl and then used his influence to cover it up.

Mr Berlusconi denies any wrongdoing but the impact on his centre-right government could be immense.

Duncan Kennedy sent this report from Rome.

  • 09 Feb
  • From the section Europe