First lady strays
The week's news at a glance.
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconis wife, Veronica, acknowledged an extramarital relationship in an interview with the London Times this week. The former actress, who married the right-wing premier after he spotted her performing topless, has been bored sitting around Milan with the children while her husband travels the world. I not only get to speak to him on the telephone, she said sarcastically, sometimes I even get to see him on television. So shes been spending time with Massimo Cacciari, a Marxist philosopher who was once mayor of Venice. Berlusconi shrugs off the affair. After a recent meeting with Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Berlusconi said, I think Ill introduce him to my wife, because hes even handsomer than Cacciari.