- EU / CROATIA : Zagreb Now Set To Become EU Member #28...In 2013.
- 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.
04 April 2013
ITALY : Ruby 'Heartstealer'...Protests Outside Silvio's Trial; "I Am Not A Prostitute."
Proclaiming that she is...and was...no whore...Karima El-Mahroug...aka infamous 'Ruby the Heartstealer'...protested outside the Milano courtroom where disgraced ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi, 76...is being tried for allegedly having paid sex with her...at age 17.
After 2 court requests...that she ignored...the court decided not to hear her testimony.
The 19-year-old Moroccan 'dancer'...and recent mother...read a 6-page statement...and said: 'I am not a prostitute. I've never had sex with Silvio Berlusconi.'
But...she admitted that she had lied about her ancestry...being related to Egypt's leader Hosni Mubarek.
Milano prosecutors claim she and slippery Silvio had sex 13 times.
The BBC described her tearful protest...as a 'media scrum.'