A Bad Week for … , April 7, 2013

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 07 April, 2013, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 07 April, 2013, 1:42am


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Paolo Di Canio

The former Italian soccer star achieved his ambition to manage in the Premier League with Sunderland - and immediately stepped into a row about his past statements on politics. Di Canio professed in 2005 to be "a fascist" - albeit not a racist. His appointment to the hot seat at the Stadium of Light prompted former British politician David Miliband to quit the club's board. Di Canio, for his part, denied any fascist sympathies - despite his past statements.


Princess Cristina

The daughter of Spain's King Juan Carlos became the first Spanish royal to be called to appear in court on suspicion of wrongdoing. The princess is suspected of corruption as part of a graft and influence peddling case against her husband, former Olympic handball player Diego Torres, and his former business partner. An appeal has been lodged against the summons.



The American gadget giant was forced into humiliating apology after going from hero to zero with mainland consumers. The firm faced a barrage of complaints from state media for offering mainland consumers warranties shorter than those it offers in other countries. Apple chief Tim Cook admitted the company has "many things to learn" about operating in China.