Italy’s Berlusconi defeated

Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s coalition suffered a humiliating defeat in mayoral elections in Milan and Naples yesterday, casting doubt over the controversial Italian leader's future. The defeat in Milan – Italy's economic capital – was seen as the most symbolically significant and a bellwether for anti-Berlusconi sentiment. Berlusconi, 74, is currently facing charges ranging from having sex with an underage prostitute to corruption and perverting the course of justice.