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Three Bodies Found in Italian Cruise Ship Wreck

Posted March 22nd, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian searchers have found three more bodies in the wreckage of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that capsized off the coast of southern Italy. A civil protection agency spokesman says the bodies were found by a remote-controlled robot which was searching inaccessible parts of the ship. It is unclear when they will be recovered. A […]

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Italian Police Arrest Man Suspected of Planning Terror Attack

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 12:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of planning an attack on a Milan synagogue. Italy’s counter-terrorism unit says the 20-year-old man, who grew up in Italy, was arrested early Thursday in the northern city of Brescia. Authorities say they found evidence on his computer detailing the synagogue’s security, including the number of guards […]

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Italian Police Arrest Terror Suspect

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Italian police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of planning an attack on a Milan synagogue. Italy’s counter-terrorism unit says the 20-year-old man, who grew up in Italy, was arrested early Thursday near the Sardinian city of Cagliari. Authorities say they found evidence on his computer detailing the synagogue’s security, including the number of guards […]

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Thousands of Anti-Government Demonstrators March in Rome

Posted March 9th, 2012 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of protesters with banners and flags have converged on the center of Rome, protesting government cutbacks and reforms. They are upset over labor reforms introduced by Prime Minister Mario Monti as part of new austerity measures to pay down the Italy’s debt and improve the country’s solvency. Mr. Monti has promoted reforming the labor […]

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Italian Court Dismisses Bribery Charges Against Berlusconi

Posted February 25th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A bribery case against Italy’s former prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, was dismissed on Saturday, ending the threat of a five-year jail term for the man who has dominated Italian politics for nearly two decades A judge in Milan ruled that the case involving payments alleged to have been made by Mr. Berlusconi to British lawyer […]

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Court: Italy Must Compensate Somali, Eritrean Migrants

Posted February 23rd, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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A European court says Italy must pay a group of African migrants more than $22,000 each for illegally returning them to Libya. The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that Italy violated the rights of 11 Somali and 13 Eritrean migrants who it intercepted in the Mediterranean in May 2009 and quickly handed over […]

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Eight More Bodies Found on Stricken Italian Cruise Ship

Posted February 22nd, 2012 at 6:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian divers have discovered eight more bodies on the Costa Condordia, the cruise ship that last month ran around and capsized off the Italian coast. Among the discoveries was the body of a five-year-old Italian girl. It is now confirmed that 25 people died in the cruise ship disaster. Seven people remain missing and are […]

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Workers Begin Removing Fuel From Italian Shipwreck

Posted February 12th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Salvage workers have begun pumping fuel from the cruise ship that ran aground last month off the coast of Italy. Italian officials say it will take 28 consecutive days of pumping to empty the 15 fuel tanks. Since the Costa Concordia ran aground on January 13, there have been fears of fuel leaks and resulting […]

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Workers Begin Removing Fuel From Italian Shipwreck

Posted February 12th, 2012 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Salvage workers have begun pumping fuel from the cruise ship that ran aground last month off the coast of Italy. Italian officials say it will take 28 consecutive days of pumping to empty the 15 fuel tanks. Since the Costa Concordia ran aground on January 13, fears have swirled about fuel leaks and resulting contamination […]

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US Praises Italian PM’s Economic Plan

Posted February 9th, 2012 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama says Italy has made a “strong start” toward cutting its deficit and restoring fiscal health under new Prime Minister Mario Monti. Speaking after a meeting at the White House Thursday, Mr. Obama said the “very effective measures” Mr. Monti is promoting show the world Italy “has a plan” that takes seriously […]

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