Foreign News: Recess

Racing on from climax to climax in a Roman courtroom, the unfolding story of Italy's sensational Montesi affair seemed more and more to be leaving behind its protagonists: obscure young Wilma Montesi, whose dead body was found on a beach near Ostia nearly a year ago, and Silvano Muto, the editor who stood on trial for spreading "false and adulterated news" about her death. To the millions gobbling up each day's revelations of debauchery in high places, the fate of Wilma and Muto seemed of secondary importance compared to the speculations swirling about...

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