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‘Goodbye President’: Berlusconi fans pay tribute to late leader

‘Goodbye President’: Berlusconi fans pay tribute to late leader

SUPPORTERS of former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi gathered outside his villa near Milan on a rainy Tuesday morning to honour the billionaire who dominated Italy's politics, business and soccer world for nearly three decades. Berlusconi died on Monday aged 86, three days after his readmission to the San Raffaele hospital in Milan, where he had spent a month and a half in April-May to treat a lung infection and a chronic form of leukaemia. He was a highly divisive figure who set the mould for other businessmen-turned-politicians like former U.S. President Donald Trump. Berlusconi was convicted of tax fraud in 2013 and temporarily…
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China mourns former leader Jiang Zemin with bouquets, black front pages

China mourns former leader Jiang Zemin with bouquets, black front pages

CHINESE newspapers turned their front pages black and flags were put at half mast in mourning for the death of former president Jiang Zemin, while well-wishers laid piles of bouquets outside his childhood home. Jiang died in his home city of Shanghai just after noon on Wednesday of leukaemia and multiple organ failure, aged 96. His death has prompted a wave of nostalgia for the relatively more liberal times he oversaw. A date has yet to be set for his funeral. The front page of the ruling Communist Party's official People's Daily devoted its whole front page to Jiang and carried a…
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