- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- RUSSIA : Siberian Cult Leader Rudnev Jailed For Raping Dozens Of Followers.
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- AUSTRALIA / USA : USA Navy Resumes Ship Sinking Exercises.
- COLOMBIA : Top Pop Singer Shakira...Sued By Ex-Novio...For $100 Million.
- UKRAINE : Thousands Protest In Kyiv For Yulia, Against Yanukovych; Some Injured In Clashes.
- ANIMALS / HUMOR / IMAGES : Cats: Love Them Or Hate Them; Website Now Lets Owners Shame Them.
- COSTA RICA / PERU / COLOMBIA : 17 May UPDATE : 2 More Aides Resign After Prez. Chinchilla Comes Under Fire For Free Flights On Alleged Narco Jet; Key Minister Resigns Over Flight From Bogus Person.
- MEXICO : Shocking Details Emerge About Mayor's Abduction Before Execution; 19 Bodies Found In Chihuahua State.
- MEXICO: Telenovela Star's Assistant Charged With 4 Counts Of Attempted Murder.
16 March 2013
ITALY : Parliament Opens...With Deadlock; Silvio Heckled.
Italian politics...is at an impasse again as it parliament opens.
It augurs a return to the polls....and more trouble for the Eurozone...and Italian sovereign debt.
The upstart populist 5 Star Movement/M5S party...which controls 30% of the lower house... again rejected forming a coalition with left center Pier Luigi Bersani's party.
Its members...The Grillini...named after their angry reformist leader...comic blogger Beppe Grillo...took seats in the back of the chamber.
The newcomers agreed to wear ties...and grabbed seats 'neither right nor left...but above and beyond'...to 'breathe down the necks of other partys' members.'
Disgraced 3-time ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi made his first appearance since being hospitalized with an eye problem.
He was mocked by whistling and jeering protesters as he entered the chamber...along with shouts of Buffone!/Clown!
Slippery Silvio called his detractors...'poor, stupid fools.'