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Italy's Berlusconi rebounds again to run for EU parliament

World / Politics Jan 18, 2019

Italy's Berlusconi rebounds again to run for EU parliament

Silvio Berlusconi is back. Again. The three-time Italian prime minister, who has made a career out of rebounding from legal woes, personal scandal, heart trouble and political setbacks, announced Thursday he is running for the European Parliament in May elections. The 82-year-old Berlusconi said he wanted ...

North Korean diplomat seeking asylum in Italy: report

Asia Pacific / Politics Jan 3, 2019

North Korean diplomat seeking asylum in Italy: report

North Korea's top diplomat in Italy has sought asylum, a newspaper said Thursday, in what would be another high-profile defection by one of Pyongyang's envoys. Jo Song Gil, the acting North Korean ambassador to Rome, applied for asylum to an unidentified Western country with his ...