Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been asked to resign by opposition lawmakers after the media reported that he had asked police to free a detained 17-year-old called “Ruby.” The Moroccan girl allegedly attended wild parties in Berlusconi’s home and has become yet another figure in the prime minister’s scandal catalog. –JCL


Opposition lawmakers demanded that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi resign after a paper on Saturday published what it said were details of him asking police to free a 17-year-old Moroccan girl detained for theft.

The saga of the girl, a dancer who goes by the stage name “Ruby,” and her ties to the 74-year-old center-right prime minister have exploded into the latest scandal over Berlusconi’s private life.

Newspapers have been awash with details of parties she allegedly attended at the media tycoon’s residence.

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