Italy: High court confirms Prodi's victory

A top Italian court on Wednesday confirmed the slim electoral victory of center-left leader Romano Prodi over Premier Silvio Berlusconi, Italian Sky TV news said. The reported confirmation by the Court of Cassation, a top Italian court in Rome, came after the review of some 5,200 ballots that were not immediately included in the overall count as the voting intentions were not clear. The court said an official announcement would not be made until later in the day.