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“Berlusconi attack gays”, headlines La Repubblica. Subject to national and international scrutiny after revelations about yet another underage mistress, the Italian PM has landed in even hotter water with one of his trademark jokes: “It’s better to look at cute girls than to be gay”. In the midst of protests from homosexual associations, another escort girl involved in a drug trafficking investigation has told prosecutors she had sex for cash with Berlusconi. She alleges thatthe premier invited her to a party at his villa where she and other girls were offered drugs and money and had a hydromassage bath with their host. While the PM’s aides deny all of these circumstances, Berlusconi is threatening to tighten his controversial wire-tapping law even further, with offending media subject to closures of up to 30 days.