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:Milan to enforce teen drink ban
Rising binge drinking is forcing changes to Italy's relationship with alcohol
Milan has banned the consumption and sale of alcohol to young teenagers in an effort to curb binge-drinking.
:Berlusconi's 'sex orgy' flats found, say prosecutors
Prosecutors are investigating whether Mr Berlusconi paid for sex with the then 17-year-old girl, Karima El Mahroug Photo: REUTERS
By Nick Squires, Rome 5:20PM GMT 16 Jan 2011
The claims, contained in 300 pages of legal documents, provide details for the first time of the so-called "bunga-bunga" parties that a teenage Moroccan nightclub dancer said she witnessed last year at the prime minister's mansion at Arcore, outside Milan.
Prosecutors are investigating whether Mr Berlusconi paid for sex with the then 17-year-old girl, Karima El Mahroug, who gave herself the stage name of Ruby Rubacuori, or Ruby the Heart Stealer. Paying for sex with a woman under the age of 18 is a crime in Italy and Mr Berlusconi faces a prison sentence of up to three years if the allegations are proved. Prosecutors want to interview him this week and insist that he face trial immediately.
The 74-year-old prime minister allegedly kept up to 14 women in apartments in Milano II, a housing estate he built on the outskirts of Milan in the 1970s. Police allegedly found sex toys, gifts of expensive jewellery and envelopes stuffed with 20,000 euros (£16,800) in cash in the flats. Mr Berlusconi, who defeated a parliamentary no confidence vote last month, said at the weekend that the investigation was a politically-motivated attempt to destroy him by Left-wing prosecutors.