Berlusconi gets community service for tax conviction

Apr 16, 2014

Berlusconi gets community service for tax conviction

A court has ordered former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to serve a tax fraud sentence by doing community service with the elderly, in a ruling that restricts his movements but not his political activity. The court ruled Tuesday that Berlusconi, one of Italy’s richest ...

Las Vegas shoe tosser targets Hillary at event

Apr 12, 2014

Las Vegas shoe tosser targets Hillary at event

Hillary Rodham Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in front of a Las Vegas convention audience. An Arizona woman accused of throwing a shoe some 60 feet (18 ...

Poll success puts Afghans on track — for now

| Apr 9, 2014

Poll success puts Afghans on track — for now

In a nation more associated with calamity than consensus, the initial results of Saturday’s Afghan presidential election are startling. Despite Taliban threats to attack polling stations nationwide, the same percentage of Afghans turned out to vote — roughly 58 percent — as did Americans ...

Apr 9, 2014

Kim "re-elected" as North Korean leader

Kim Jong Un was Wednesday “re-elected” as North Korea’s leader, state media said, as parliament opened a session expected to endorse personnel changes after the shock execution of his once-powerful uncle. Kim was reaffirmed as First Chairman of the powerful National Defence Commission (NDC) ...

India hopeful seeks 'Thatcherite' revolution

Apr 7, 2014

India hopeful seeks 'Thatcherite' revolution

When Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi gave a speech on the virtues of smaller government and privatization on April 8 last year, supporters called him an ideological heir to former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, who died that day. Modi, favorite to form India’s ...