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Italian marines ‘unjustly’ held in India: President


June 8th, 2012 - 10:07 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, June 8 (IANS) The two Italian marines held in India are being detained "unjustly", Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said Friday. Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone have been charged with ... Read more...

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Italian singer dies while on tour


March 2nd, 2012 - 5:03 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, March 2 (IANS/AKI) Italian singer Lucio Dalla died of a heart attack Thursday while on tour in Montreaux, Switzerland. He would have turned 69 Sunday."He died this morning after ... Read more...

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Man kills two, wounds three in Florence


December 14th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 14 (IANS) An Italian author belonging to a far-right political group killed himself after gunning down two Senegalese traders and injuring three in Florence, a media report said. ... Read more...

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Mario Monti sworn in as Italian premier


November 17th, 2011 - 8:46 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 17 (IANS) Mario Monti took over as Italy's new premier Wednesday after leading the newly selected cabinet ministers who were sworn in at the presidential palace here.Monti's ... Read more...

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Italian president holds talks on new government


November 13th, 2011 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Italian President Giorgio Napolitano started consultations Sunday with parliamentary leaders to agree on an emergency government after Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi resigned Saturday.Berlusconi, 75, Italy's ... Read more...

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Italy approves economy stabilisation law


November 13th, 2011 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 12 (IANS) Italian lawmakers Saturday gave their approval to austerity measures demanded by the European Union (EU), paving the way for the resignation of Italian Prime Minister Silvio ... Read more...

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Don’t stone Iranian woman: Italian president


September 8th, 2010 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Sep 8 (IANS/AKI) Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has asked Iran to spare an Iranian woman who faces death by stoning for adultery. Italy is mobilised to prevent "such a deeply harmful ... Read more...

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Italy’s former president dies at 82


August 18th, 2010 - 5:14 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 18 (IANS/AKI) Italy's former president Francesco Cossiga died Tuesday at a Rome hospital aged 82. Cossiga was admitted to Rome's Gemelli hospital Aug 9 with cardio-respiratory problems, and his condition ... Read more...

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Italian president honours UAE businessman


June 9th, 2010 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, June 9 (IANS/WAM) Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has honoured UAE businessman Obeid Saleh Al Nuaimi with the "Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity" for his contribution in strengthening trade ... Read more...

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One billion people suffer from hunger worldwide


February 18th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 18 (IANS) The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has said the number of hungry people exceeds one billion worldwide. IFAD president Kanayo Nwanze made the remarks during his organisation's 33rd ... Read more...

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Italy mourns quake victims in Good Friday ceremony


April 11th, 2009 - 2:39 am ICT by IANS
L'Aquila (Italy), April 11 (DPA) A state funeral for many of the victims of Monday's earthquake in Italy began Friday with a message from Pope Benedict XVI and also included prayers offered ... Read more...

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Italy recalls ambassador from Brazil


January 28th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 28 (Xinhua) The Italian government announced that it has recalled the country's ambassador in Brazil, Michele Valensise, after the Brazilian government maintained its decision to grant refugee status ... Read more...

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Bush disagrees with Supreme Court ruling on Guantanamo


June 13th, 2008 - 7:30 am ICT by IANS
DPA Rome, June 13 (DPA) US President George W. Bush criticized Thursday a US Supreme Court ruling that allows Guantanamo detainees to challenge their detention in federal courts. "We'll abide by the court's ... Read more...

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Italy, US presidents discuss terrorism, Middle East


June 12th, 2008 - 11:49 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Rome, June 12 (Xinhua) Visiting US President George W. Bush met with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano Thursday to discuss various issues, including terrorism and Middle East peace process, a media report said. ... Read more...

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