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Italian judges consider Berlusconi immunity law

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Italy’s constitutional court has begun a hearing that could decide whether Silvio Berlusconi faces trial over corruption and tax fraud charges.

The case against the prime minister is linked to his Mediaset broadcasting empire.

The constitutional court will consider the legality of a law passed last year that gives the prime minister and cabinet members immunity from trial.

Berlusconi’s government just scraped through a no-confidence vote in parliament last month.

A decision on the immunity law is expected on Thursday.