Giulio Andreotti, who helped Italy rebuild after World War II, passed away Monday. Andreotti served in the Italian parliament for six decades and as premier for seven terms.
The media mogul and former prime minister was one of four men convicted for scheming to avoid taxes on a movie-broadcasting deal. Berlusconi will remain free pending appeal.
Several Russian contenders are among the favorites for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, to be awarded Friday. But a Russian winner could make for sour relations between Norway and Russia.
Portrait of corrupt Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti is a wild and confusing race through accusations and crimes.