- CHINA / ENVIRONMENT: Beijing Sets New Standard For...Dense Deadly Smog.
- SERBIA / LIBYA : Are Serbian Mercenary Pilots Bombing Protestors In Tripoli?
- BRASIL: More Headaches For Dilma : Her VP's In-Law On Playboy Cover...And Chief Aide's Dubious Payment.
- MEXICO/ USA : 11 Oct. UPDATE: Navy Admits Killing Top Zetas Leader Lazcano...Was Accident; 'La Ardilla' Smirks Over His Arrest For Falcon Lake Murder; Analysis Of Calderon's 'Kill The Capos' Plan.
- POLAND: C.Bank To Strengthen Zloty By Selling Euros.
- BRASIL / ITALY / GUATEMALA / USA / RUSSIA: 1 Dead, 7 Injured In Rio Fuel Tanks Fires/ Blasts; Ruby Heartstealer Admits Lying About Silvio's Sex Parties, Money; Ex-Prez Alfonso Portillo Extradited To USA For Money Laundering; Moscow Bans VKontakte By 'Mistake.'
- USA / SOCIAL MEDIA / GUN CULTURE: Santa Leaves Heat As Xmas Treats.
- BRASIL: Documentary About Rio Garbage Dump... Up For Oscar.
- GUATEMALA : Court Throws Out Rios Montt Genocide Conviction; Trial Restart Ordered.
- 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.
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.'