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EU Parliament president David Sassoli dies aged 65

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President of the European Parliament David Sassoli has died at the age of 65. Sassoli died early Tuesday morning in a hospital in the north-eastern Italian municipality of Aviano, his spokesman confirmed to dpa. On Monday the EU parliament confirmed he had been admitted to hospital in Italy on December 26 “because of a serious complication due to a dysfunction of the immune system.” The Italian centre-left politician spent several days in hospital in September with pneumonia. He also had to skip the legislature’s October plenary session due to illness. The Centro di Riferimento Oncologico hosp…

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