Spotlight: Silvio Berlusconi

When the G-8 summit begins in Italy on July 8, it will undoubtedly garner a flood of attention for its host. But while Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was planning to bask in the results of his bold, last-minute decision to switch the site of the meeting from La Maddalena on Sardinia to L'Aquila, the central city still reeling from April's deadly earthquake, it is the stories of Berlusconi as a party guy that are capturing the imagination.

Since April, the coverage of the 72-year-old billionaire mogul turned 
 politico has read like something between an airport romance novel...

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