World News

Berlusconi Sentenced for Publishing Wiretap Transcript

VOA News
An Italian court has sentenced former Italian prime minister and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi to one year in prison for publishing the leaked transcripts of a police wiretap.

A court handed down the sentence on Thursday. Berlusconi can appeal the verdict if he chooses, which would suspend the sentence.

The decision involves the publication of a wiretapped call that was part of an investigation of an attempted bank takeover.

He faces two more verdicts this month, for charges of tax fraud and sex with an underage prostitute.

Feature Story

A sign requesting people to come have their temperature taken is seen at the entrance to the Canton Fair in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, Oct. 26, 2014.

In China, Mixed Signals on Ebola Controls

How authorities are monitoring at-risk individuals remains unclear, including whether there are quarantines for Chinese health workers returning from West Africa More

Special Reports