Italy charges

The former Italian health minister, Francesco De Lorenzo, and three other outgoing MPs were ordered to stand trial for corruption, Reuter reports from Naples. An examining judge determined there was sufficient evidence to proceed with charges against the four, whose trial was set for 7 June. All deny charges that they either solicited or accepted bribes for their parties from Gennaro Corsicato, an entrepreneur, in return for a public contract to build car parks in Naples.