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Channel NewsAsia
EU ships in Libyan waters would undermine Tripoli government - diplomatis that the Seraj government build a national consensus so that it can eventual
EU ships in Libyan waters would undermine Tripoli government - diplomat
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 27 minutes ago
is that the Seraj government build a national consensus so that it can eventually enforce territorial control, and EU training and boats so that it can field its own coastguard fleet, Safar added. (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Gareth Jon... Read more
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The Star
EU ships in Libyan waters would undermine Tripoli government - diplomatis that the Seraj government build a national consensus so that it can eventual
EU ships in Libyan waters would undermine Tripoli government - diplomat
The Star / Posted 35 minutes ago
is that the Seraj government build a national consensus so that it can eventually enforce territorial control, and EU training and boats so that it can field its own coastguard fleet, Safar added. (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Gareth Jon... Read more
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CTV News
Photo of lifeless baby draws attention to thousands drowning in Mediterraneanwere saved. It was one of at least three shipwrecks in three days off the Ital
Photo of lifeless baby draws attention to thousands drowning in Mediterranean
CTV News / Posted 14 hours ago
were saved. It was one of at least three shipwrecks in three days off the Italian coast last week. An estimated 700 died. Steve Scherer, a Rome-based journalist with Reuters, contacted the German rescuer, who did not want to be named. The man is a... Read more
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Swissinfo
Drowned baby picture captures week of tragedy in MediterraneanBy Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - A photograph of a drowned migrant baby in th
Drowned baby picture captures week of tragedy in Mediterranean
Swissinfo / Posted 18 hours ago
By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - A photograph of a drowned migrant baby in the arms of a German rescuer was distributed on Monday by a humanitarian organisation aiming to persuade European authorities to ensure safe passage to migrants, after... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Drowned Baby Picture Captures Week Of Tragedy In MediterraneanBy Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - A photograph of a drowned migrant baby in th
Drowned Baby Picture Captures Week Of Tragedy In Mediterranean
The Huffington Post / Posted 23 hours ago
By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - A photograph of a drowned migrant baby in the arms of a German rescuer was distributed on Monday by a humanitarian organization aiming to persuade European authorities to ensure safe passage to migrants, after... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Pope gives awards to Richard Gere, George Clooney and Salma Hayekvalues can be transmitted by celebrities," said one of the organisers, Lorena B
Pope gives awards to Richard Gere, George Clooney and Salma Hayek
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
values can be transmitted by celebrities," said one of the organisers, Lorena Bianchetti, adding that the actors had agreed to be ambassadors for one of the foundation's arts projects. (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by... Read more
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The Huffington Post
At Least 700 Migrants May Have Died At Sea In Past WeekBy Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - At least 700 migrants may have died at sea t
At Least 700 Migrants May Have Died At Sea In Past Week
The Huffington Post / Posted yesterday
By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - At least 700 migrants may have died at sea this past week in the busiest week of migrant crossings from Libya towards Italy this year, Medecins San Frontieres and the UN Refugee agency said on Sunday. About 14,000... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Between 700-900 migrants may have died at sea this week - NGOsor those of their children in danger," Tommaso Fabri of MSF Italy said. (This
Between 700-900 migrants may have died at sea this week - NGOs
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
or those of their children in danger," Tommaso Fabri of MSF Italy said. (This version of the story has been refiled to add byline.) (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Additional reporting by Reuters TV in Reggio Calabria; Editing by Richard Bal... Read more
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The Star
Between 700-900 migrants may have died at sea this week - NGOsor those of their children in danger," Tommaso Fabri of MSF Italy said. (This
Between 700-900 migrants may have died at sea this week - NGOs
The Star / Posted yesterday
or those of their children in danger," Tommaso Fabri of MSF Italy said. (This version of the story has been refiled to add byline.) (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Additional reporting by Reuters TV in Reggio Calabria; Editing by Richard Bal... Read more
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Swissinfo
Between 700-900 migrants may have died at sea this week - NGOs900 had died during the week. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Between 700-900 migrants may have died at sea this week - NGOs
Swissinfo / Posted yesterday
900 had died during the week. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said more than 700 had drowned. (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Additional reporting by Reuters TV in Reggio Calabria; Editing by Richard Balmforth) reuters_tick... Read more
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Reuters
Between 700-900 migrants may have died at sea this week: NGOsthat allow these people to come without putting their own lives or those of the
Between 700-900 migrants may have died at sea this week: NGOs
Reuters / Posted yesterday
that allow these people to come without putting their own lives or those of their children in danger," Tommaso Fabri of MSF Italy said. (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Additional reporting by Reuters TV in Reggio Calabria; Editing by Richard Balmfo... Read more
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Swissinfo
Rescued migrants say ship sank off Italy with hundreds aboard - NGOsaid. Pope Francis met with children at the Vatican earlier in the day to talk
Rescued migrants say ship sank off Italy with hundreds aboard - NGO
Swissinfo / Posted 2 days ago
said. Pope Francis met with children at the Vatican earlier in the day to talk about migration, urging them to welcome migrants because they "are not dangerous, but in danger." (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Paul Simao) reuters_... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Rescued migrants say ship sank off Italy with hundreds aboard - NGOthe coast guard said. Pope Francis met with children at the Vatican earlier in
Rescued migrants say ship sank off Italy with hundreds aboard - NGO
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
the coast guard said. Pope Francis met with children at the Vatican earlier in the day to talk about migration, urging them to welcome migrants because they "are not dangerous, but in danger." (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Pau... Read more
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The Star
Rescued migrants say ship sank off Italy with hundreds aboard - NGOthe coast guard said. Pope Francis met with children at the Vatican earlier in
Rescued migrants say ship sank off Italy with hundreds aboard - NGO
The Star / Posted 2 days ago
the coast guard said. Pope Francis met with children at the Vatican earlier in the day to talk about migration, urging them to welcome migrants because they "are not dangerous, but in danger." (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Pau... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Italian marine arrives home after four years in custody in Indiamonth. Italy argues that the case should not be heard in India because the inc
Italian marine arrives home after four years in custody in India
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
month. Italy argues that the case should not be heard in India because the incident occurred in international waters. India has said it remains confident the tribunal will decide in its favour. (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Helen Po... Read more
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Swissinfo
Italian marine arrives home after four years in custody in Indiathat the case should not be heard in India because the incident occurred in int
Italian marine arrives home after four years in custody in India
Swissinfo / Posted 2 days ago
that the case should not be heard in India because the incident occurred in international waters. India has said it remains confident the tribunal will decide in its favour. (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Helen Popper) reuter... Read more
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Swissinfo
More than 2,000 boat migrants rescued off Italy, 45 deadBy Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - At least 45 migrants died in a shipwreck and
More than 2,000 boat migrants rescued off Italy, 45 dead
Swissinfo / Posted 3 days ago
By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - At least 45 migrants died in a shipwreck and more than 2,000 were rescued from boats in the Mediterranean on Friday, the coastguard said, as the number of immigrants coming to Europe via Italy soared again. Around... Read more
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Reuters
Italy navy recovered 45 bodies near half-sunken migrant boatreported a sharp rise in the number of people trying to cross to Europe as the
Italy navy recovered 45 bodies near half-sunken migrant boat
Reuters / Posted 3 days ago
reported a sharp rise in the number of people trying to cross to Europe as the seas turn warmer and calmer. Since Monday, more than 14,000 migrants have been rescued from the sea between Libya and Italy, authorities say. (Reporting by Steve Scher... Read more
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Swissinfo
More than 2,000 boat migrants rescued off Italy, more deaths fearedBy Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - More than 2,000 migrants were rescued from b
More than 2,000 boat migrants rescued off Italy, more deaths feared
Swissinfo / Posted 3 days ago
By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - More than 2,000 migrants were rescued from boats in the Mediterranean on Friday, Italy's coastguard said, as numbers soared for the third year running in the build up to summer. Around 14,000 people were taken off... Read more
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The Star
Italy says another migrant boat capsized, some 80 feared deadcity of Porto Empedocle, where the migrants will get food and clothing. Officia
Italy says another migrant boat capsized, some 80 feared dead
The Star / Posted 4 days ago
city of Porto Empedocle, where the migrants will get food and clothing. Officials will try to identify them before sending them to shelters. (Reporting by Steve Scherer in Rome and Ahmed Elumami in Tripoli; Editing by Isla Binnie and Lar... Read more
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Swissinfo
Italy says migrant boat capsized, second in two daysLibya in this handout picture courtesy of the EUNAFVOR MED released on May 26,
Italy says migrant boat capsized, second in two days
Swissinfo / Posted 4 days ago
Libya in this handout picture courtesy of the EUNAFVOR MED released on May 26, 2016. EUNAVFOR MED/Handout via REUTERS By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - A migrant boat capsized in the Mediterranean on Thursday and about 100 of its passengers have... Read more
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Swissinfo
Italy says migrant boat capsized, second in two daysare scheduled to arrive in the Sicilian city of Porto Empedocle later on Thursd
Italy says migrant boat capsized, second in two days
Swissinfo / Posted 4 days ago
are scheduled to arrive in the Sicilian city of Porto Empedocle later on Thursday, including the five dead bodies recovered by the Italian navy on Wednesday. (Reporting by Steve Scherer, editing by Isla Binnie and Ralph Boulton) reuters... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Italy says migrant boat capsized, second in two days650 migrants are scheduled to arrive in the Sicilian city of Porto Empedocle la
Italy says migrant boat capsized, second in two days
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
650 migrants are scheduled to arrive in the Sicilian city of Porto Empedocle later on Thursday, including the five dead bodies recovered by the Italian navy on Wednesday. (Reporting by Steve Scherer, editing by Isla Binnie and Ra... Read more
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Swissinfo
Italy says migrant boat has capsized, number of dead unknownfive were confirmed to have died when a large fishing boat flipped over in the
Italy says migrant boat has capsized, number of dead unknown
Swissinfo / Posted 5 days ago
five were confirmed to have died when a large fishing boat flipped over in the sea on Wednesday. (There is official correction to say number of possible dead unknown, not 80) (Reporting by Steve Scherer, editing by Isla Binnie) reuters... Read more
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Reuters
Italy says migrant boat has capsized, number of dead unknownwere confirmed to have died when a large fishing boat flipped over in the sea o
Italy says migrant boat has capsized, number of dead unknown
Reuters / Posted 5 days ago
were confirmed to have died when a large fishing boat flipped over in the sea on Wednesday. (This version of the story has been officially corrected to say number of possible dead unknown, not 80) (Reporting by Steve Scherer, editing by Isla Binn... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Italy says another migrant boat capsized, some 80 feared deaddrowned while 24 have been rescued by coastguard vessels. It is the second dea
Italy says another migrant boat capsized, some 80 feared dead
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
drowned while 24 have been rescued by coastguard vessels. It is the second deadly incident in two days, after five were confirmed to have died when a large fishing boat flipped over on Wednesday. (Reporting by Steve Scherer, editing by Isla Bin... Read more
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The Star
Italy says another migrant boat capsized, some 80 feared deaddrowned while 24 have been rescued by coastguard vessels. It is the second dea
Italy says another migrant boat capsized, some 80 feared dead
The Star / Posted 5 days ago
drowned while 24 have been rescued by coastguard vessels. It is the second deadly incident in two days, after five were confirmed to have died when a large fishing boat flipped over on Wednesday. (Reporting by Steve Scherer, editing by Isla Bin... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Italy industry lobby backs PM Renzi on constitutional reformwas once a formidable force in Italian industry, but lost some of its clout whe
Italy industry lobby backs PM Renzi on constitutional reform
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 5 days ago
was once a formidable force in Italian industry, but lost some of its clout when carmaker Fiat renounced its membership in 2010. (Reporting by Antonella Cinelli and Stefano Bernabei; Writing by Isla Binnie; Editing by Steve Scherer and Tom Heneg... Read more
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The Star
Italy industry lobby backs PM Renzi on constitutional reformwas once a formidable force in Italian industry, but lost some of its clout whe
Italy industry lobby backs PM Renzi on constitutional reform
The Star / Posted 5 days ago
was once a formidable force in Italian industry, but lost some of its clout when carmaker Fiat renounced its membership in 2010. (Reporting by Antonella Cinelli and Stefano Bernabei; Writing by Isla Binnie; Editing by Steve Scherer and Tom Heneg... Read more
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Swissinfo
Italian navy says migrant boat flipped, five deadBy Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - A large wooden fishing boat overcrowded with
Italian navy says migrant boat flipped, five dead
Swissinfo / Posted 5 days ago
By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - A large wooden fishing boat overcrowded with migrants capsized off the coast of Libya, the Italian navy said on Wednesday, with some 562 people rescued and five found dead. Photographs show the blue fishing boat... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
EU naval force can train Libyan coastguard in 14 weeks - admiraloperate in their territory, he said. For the EU force to intervene directly in
EU naval force can train Libyan coastguard in 14 weeks - admiral
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
operate in their territory, he said. For the EU force to intervene directly in Libya or to impose a weapons embargo, a United Nations resolution and more resources would be needed, he said. (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Richard Balmfo... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Migrants set fire to Lampedusa migrant shelter in protestmust stay in the country where they first enter the bloc, and that is determine
Migrants set fire to Lampedusa migrant shelter in protest
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 13 days ago
must stay in the country where they first enter the bloc, and that is determined by where they give their fingerprints, prompting protests by asylum seekers who do not want to stay in Italy. (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Cynthia Oste... Read more
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The Star
Migrants set fire to Lampedusa migrant shelter in protestmust stay in the country where they first enter the bloc, and that is determine
Migrants set fire to Lampedusa migrant shelter in protest
The Star / Posted 13 days ago
must stay in the country where they first enter the bloc, and that is determined by where they give their fingerprints, prompting protests by asylum seekers who do not want to stay in Italy. (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Cynthia Oste... Read more
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Swissinfo
Migrants set fire to Lampedusa migrant shelter in protestcountry where they first enter the bloc, and that is determined by where they g
Migrants set fire to Lampedusa migrant shelter in protest
Swissinfo / Posted 13 days ago
country where they first enter the bloc, and that is determined by where they give their fingerprints, prompting protests by asylum seekers who do not want to stay in Italy. (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Cynthia Osterman) reuters_ti... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Italy seeks 18 years for alleged captain in migrants shipwreckthe side of the boat which had struck the merchant ship, the vessel capsized an
Italy seeks 18 years for alleged captain in migrants shipwreck
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 13 days ago
the side of the boat which had struck the merchant ship, the vessel capsized and sank within minutes. The defence will present their arguments in hearings scheduled for July 19 and Oct. 4. (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Alison Wi... Read more
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The Star
Italy seeks 18 years for alleged captain in migrants shipwreckthe side of the boat which had struck the merchant ship, the vessel capsized an
Italy seeks 18 years for alleged captain in migrants shipwreck
The Star / Posted 13 days ago
the side of the boat which had struck the merchant ship, the vessel capsized and sank within minutes. The defence will present their arguments in hearings scheduled for July 19 and Oct. 4. (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Alison Wi... Read more
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The Star
Italy judge acquits future Chelsea coach Conte in match-fixing casemore than 50 players banned for up to five years and a number of clubs, includi
Italy judge acquits future Chelsea coach Conte in match-fixing case
The Star / Posted 14 days ago
more than 50 players banned for up to five years and a number of clubs, including Atalanta and Siena, having points deducted. (Reporting by Valentina Accardo, writing by Gavin Jones and Steve Scherer, editing by Crispian Balmer and Richard Balmfor... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Italy judge acquits future Chelsea coach Conte in match-fixing caseown investigation into the case, with more than 50 players banned for up to fiv
Italy judge acquits future Chelsea coach Conte in match-fixing case
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 15 days ago
own investigation into the case, with more than 50 players banned for up to five years and a number of clubs, including Atalanta and Siena, having points deducted. (Reporting by Valentina Accardo, writing by Steve Scherer; Editing by Crispian Balm... Read more
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The Star
Italy judge acquits future Chelsea coach Conte in match-fixing caseown investigation into the case, with more than 50 players banned for up to fiv
Italy judge acquits future Chelsea coach Conte in match-fixing case
The Star / Posted 15 days ago
own investigation into the case, with more than 50 players banned for up to five years and a number of clubs, including Atalanta and Siena, having points deducted. (Reporting by Valentina Accardo, writing by Steve Scherer; Editing by Crispian Balm... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Italy ups migrant controls at Alpine pass to stop Austrian checksdropped 90 percent in April, the European Union border agency said on Friday, a
Italy ups migrant controls at Alpine pass to stop Austrian checks
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 17 days ago
dropped 90 percent in April, the European Union border agency said on Friday, after an agreement was reached with Turkey to control the flow. (Additional reporting by Francois Murphy in Vienna; writing by Steve Scherer; editing by Andr... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Italy breaks up people-smuggling ring that imprisoned migrantscountries in Europe's worst migration crisis since World War Two. More than 320
Italy breaks up people-smuggling ring that imprisoned migrants
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 20 days ago
countries in Europe's worst migration crisis since World War Two. More than 320,000 came to Italy by boat in 2014-15, fleeing poverty and persecution at home and seeking a better life in Europe. (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Mark Heinr... Read more
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The Star
Italy breaks up people-smuggling ring that imprisoned migrantscountries in Europe's worst migration crisis since World War Two. More than 320
Italy breaks up people-smuggling ring that imprisoned migrants
The Star / Posted 20 days ago
countries in Europe's worst migration crisis since World War Two. More than 320,000 came to Italy by boat in 2014-15, fleeing poverty and persecution at home and seeking a better life in Europe. (Reporting by Steve Scherer; Editing by Mark Heinr... Read more
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Reuters
Italy's Marcegaglia says has bid for Ilva steel plant with Arcelor Mittale Prestiti to join in. A spokesman for Arcelor Mittal declined to comment. La
Italy's Marcegaglia says has bid for Ilva steel plant with Arcelor Mittal
Reuters / Posted 22 days ago
e Prestiti to join in. A spokesman for Arcelor Mittal declined to comment. Last year, the Italian state took over administration of loss-making Ilva. (Reporting by Gianluca Semeraro, additional reporting by Steve Scherer, writing by Isla B... Read more
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Swissinfo
Italy struggles to house migrants in third year of mass arrivalsBy Steve Scherer CALTAGIRONE, Italy (Reuters) - When police arrested Lamin Dar
Italy struggles to house migrants in third year of mass arrivals
Swissinfo / Posted 1 months ago
By Steve Scherer CALTAGIRONE, Italy (Reuters) - When police arrested Lamin Darboe's father two years ago, the 16-year-old had to quit his studies and work on his uncle's farm in Gambia. Desperate to go back to school, he stole his uncle's bull to... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Berlusconi ditches Rome mayoral candidate as his influence fadescandidate, Virginia Raggi, who hopes to benefit from a string of corruption sca
Berlusconi ditches Rome mayoral candidate as his influence fades
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 1 months ago
candidate, Virginia Raggi, who hopes to benefit from a string of corruption scandals that have hit the city in recent years, sapping support from the traditional parties. (Reporting By Gavin Jones, editing by Steve Scherer and Mark... Read more

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