ST CATHERINE, Jamaica – Cops assigned to the Linstead Police station in St Catherine say they seized a firearm and several rounds of ammunition in the town on Thursday.
Reports are that between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm police personnel conducted operations in the Clarkes area of the town, During the process an unfinishe ...more »
ROME, Italy (AFP) — An Italian Senate committee on Friday approved a motion for Silvio Berlusconi to be expelled from parliament following his criminal conviction, dealing a further humiliating blow to the embattled billionaire tycoon.
The senators, most of them leftist opponents of the three-time former premier, voted 15 for and eight against and the motion now goes to the full Senate for final approval expected later this month.
After hours of talks, the head of the committee, Dario Stefano, said it had "decided by a majority to propose that the Senate assembly debate invalidating the election of senator Berlusconi".
The procedure could add to the political tensions in Italy that threatened to topple the uneasy coalition government earlier this week and sent shock waves through the financial markets.
Ejection from the Senate would mean Berlusconi being out of parliament for the first time since 1994, when the media and construction magnate first burst onto Italy's political scene.
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