Italian Senate votes to expell Silvio Berlusconi. The former prime minister has lost his immunity from prosecution. But he vowed to seek reelection.
Lawyers representing Italy's ex-premier Berlusconi have told the European Court of Human Rights that he should be cleared to run for parliament next May. Currently, his public office ban over tax fraud runs until 2019.
The 81-year-old veteran of Italian politics is on course for a stunning political comeback in next year's national general election. His center-right bloc may not have much to fear from the ruling Democratic Party.
Both co-deputies of the Australian Greens have resigned within a week of each other for holding foreign citizenship. The progressive environmental party has been thrown into disarray.
Russia's Foreign Ministry has told the US to cut the number of its diplomats in Russia, responding to anti-Russian sanctions endorsed by the US Senate. Moscow accused the US of hiding behind "exceptionalism."
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