Ex-PM in court over murder


ROME - Former Italian prime minister, Mr Giulio Andreotti, already involved in a corruption trial in Palermo, is to appear in a Perugia criminal court today accused of ordering the murder of a journalist.

Mr Andreotti (77), seven times prime minister, is charged along with a former Christian Democrat senator, Mr Claudio Vitalone, "of having ordered with premeditation" on March 20th, 1979, the murder of journalist, Mino Pecorelli, in Rome.