Cannes jewel heist saw $53 million in diamonds and other precious gems stolen from a hotel on the French Riviera. The Cannes jewel heist is the latest in a series of several brazen jewelry thefts in Europe in recent years.
Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's infamous former premier, was sentenced to seven years in prison and banned from politics for life for paying an underage Moroccan prostitute for sex during so-called 'bunga bunga' parties.
Italy earthquake: Italy's Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology said the quake occurred at 12:33 p.m. in a mountainous region near the Tuscan coast between the provinces of Massa e Carrara and Lucca.
Showgirls dressed as Obama, Brazilian footballer Ronaldinho, as well as nuns and nurses at former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's parties. Karima El Mahroug testified about showgirls dressing up at a prostitution trial in Italy.
Missoni founder dies: The patriarch of the iconic fashion brand of zigzag-patterned knitwear, Ottavio Missoni, passed on. The Missoni fashions have a reputation for wearability and for surviving many seasons of changing fashion whims