Berlusconi rips magistrates over divorce deal

Former Premier Silvio Berlusconi has infuriated Italy's legal establishment by blasting a group of female magistrates as "feminist" and "communist" for what he said was a 200,000 euro ($260,000-) a-day divorce settlement.


The comments - and the backlash - have added to the drama surrounding Berlusconi's return to public life amid his continued sexual and legal scandals and his new role as the leader of a center-right coalition campaigning in Italy's Feb. 24-25 election. (AP)