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Scenic Gaddafi-Owned Hotel Seized On Sicilian Island

CORRIERE DELLA SERA (Italy)

MILAN - Police have seized a seaside hotel complex on the Sicilian island of Pantelleria believed to have belonged to the family of former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

Valued at 20 million euros, the resort and adjoining terrain is part of some 1.3 billion euros worth of Italian property held by the ex Libyan strongman, reports Corriere della Sera. Overthrown and killed last year by pro-democracy rebels, Gaddafi had holdings that included stakes in Italian bank Unicredit, energy giant Eni, Fiat automaker and Turin's soccer team Juventus, which was just crowned champion of Italy's Serie A league.

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A Writer's Advice For How To Read The Words Of Politics

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Colombian President Gustavo Petro, speaks during a press conference in the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) Summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on January 24, 2023.

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BOGOTÁ — Don't concentrate on his words, I was once advised, but look at what he's doing. I heard the words so long ago I cannot recall who said them. The point is, what's the use of a husband who vows never to beat his wife in January and leaves her with a bruised face in February?

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