What's shakin', Italy? "Silvio Berlusconi, the former Italian prime minister, has been sentenced to a year in prison over the publication of leaked transcripts from a police wiretap in a newspaper he owns." And? "The verdict carries no impact on Mr Berlusconi's eligibility to participate in a new government." Also? "Italian sentencing guidelines indicate that people aged over 75 and with sentences of less than two years do not have to actually go to prison. Mr Berlusconi is 76." Okay, carry on.