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Silvio Berlusconi: La Dolce Viagra | Politics | Vanity Fair

On trial for his relationship with 17-year-old Ruby Rubacuori, Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi may be facing real trouble for the first time since he started re-writing the country’s laws to suit him. But he’s not going down without a fight. Drawing on official wiretaps of Berlusconi’s girls, alleged procurers, and …

Corruption in India: A rotten state | The Economist

Graft is becoming a bigger problem—and the government should tackle it INDIANS’ anger over rising corruption has reached feverish levels. What people are calling a “season of scams” includes the alleged theft of billions by officials behind last year’s Commonwealth games in Delhi; $40 billion in revenues lost from the …

India: Can Manmohan Singh Solve the Nation’s Problems?

The missiles and the men in uniform were already out for days on the broad avenues of central New Delhi, practicing for India’s Republic Day, the country’s annual display of pageantry and weaponry. On Jan. 26, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh reviewed the troops in a grand parade and honored India’s …

Multibillion-Dollar Telecom Scandal Ignites Fury in India

NEW DELHI, India — This year, India has been badly hit by its old vice of corruption, which currently involves politicians, judges and possibly even the media. People have been outraged by a series of scandals that have exposed the theft of billions of dollars. “The public trust has been …