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Berlusconi Refuses to Be Questioned in Milan Prostitution Probe

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi refused to be questioned by prosecutors probing him for alleged involvement with an underage prostitute, as Pope Benedict XVI urged politicians to return to “moral roots.”

“Berlusconi’s not going today and we’ll have to wait and see how the situation evolves to see whether he will appear at all,” Piersilvio Cipolotti, one of the prime minister’s defense lawyers, said by phone today.