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- PHILIPPINES /USA : Stranded US Naval Warship Finally Dismantled.
- COSTA RICA: Currency Intervention Predicted As Colon Surges Vs USD.
- ITALY: 12 Dec UPDATE: Is Silvio's 'Friend'...Key Sex Trial Witness Ruby The Heart Stealer...On The Run? Ruby Finally Surfaces...In Mexico!
- PERU: Sand Fly Bite...Morphs Into Horror Story For American.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- BRASIL : Dilma Wins Port Privatization Approval From Congress.
- MUSIC FOR MONDAY: From SWEDEN / AZERBAIJAN : Eurovision Winner Loreen Sings "Euphoria."
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- VENEZUELA :6 March UPDATE: Shooting At Caracas Opposition Rally Wounds Capriles Supporter.
08 February 2013
ITALY : Competing PM Pols...Silvio And Mario...Adopt Pooches; Bersani Needs Monte In Coalition.
It's a officially a dog-eat-dog world...in Italy's race to elect a PM.
Silvio Berlusconi has adopted a 2-month old half wolf/golden retriever stray (foto) allegedly from the streets of Sicily.
Slippery Silvio named the bitch...Vicky.
Not to be left behind...current technocrat PM Mario Monte adopted a purebred maltese in Milano...that he named Empatia/Empathy.
Both dogs may prove to be more popular than the 2 pols.
: Final polling shows that because of a recent Silvio surge to 29%...left leaning candidate Pier Luigi Bersani needs Mario Monte's 13.6% support to win control...after a Tuscan bank scandal weakened Bersani's party.
But the Catholic Church has finally abandoned Berlusconi...and now backs devout follower Monte.