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Can Italian PM Berlusconi survive the scandals?


A corruption trial involving Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been suspended until 27 February.

Mr Berlusconi, 73, is accused of bribing his former tax lawyer to lie in two court cases in the 1990s on his behalf. He denies the charges.

Gavin Hewitt reports on the challenges Mr Berlusconi faces to stay in power despite recent scandals.

Roland Buerk reports.


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