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Parcels Containing Bullets, Explosives Found in Italy, France

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian authorities said Monday police in Rome discovered two suspicious packages mailed to Italy’s justice minister and the mayor of Rome, in the latest cases of threatening letters sent across Europe in recent days. Authorities said the packages, discovered at Rome postal facilities, contained bullets. They said a group named after a slain Red Brigades […]

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Bullets Mailed to Italy’s Justice Minister, Rome’s Mayor

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian authorities say packages containing bullets have been mailed to Italy’s justice minister and the mayor of Rome, in the latest cases of threatening letters sent to European government and banking offices in recent days. Italian police, on the alert for suspicious mail, discovered two packages containing the bullets at Rome postal facilities on Monday. […]

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Bullets Mailed to Italy’s Justice Minister, Rome’s Mayor

Posted December 12th, 2011 at 1:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian authorities say packages containing bullets have been mailed to Italy’s justice minister and the mayor of Rome, in the latest cases of threatening letters sent to European governments and banking offices in recent days. Italian police, on the alert for suspicious mail, discovered two packages containing the bullets at Rome postal facilities on Monday. […]

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German Police: Italian Group Claims Responsibility for Letter Bomb

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 3:10 pm (UTC-5)
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German police say an Italian far-left group has claimed responsibility for sending a letter bomb to Deutsche Bank chief Josef Ackermann that was intercepted. State police in Hesse say they have obtained a letter written in Italian from the group that speaks of three explosions against banks, bankers, and “bloodsuckers.” Police say the group calls […]

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Police: Deutsche Bank Letter Bomb ‘Operational’

Posted December 8th, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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Police and prosecutors in Germany say a letter addressed to Deutsche Bank chief Josef Ackermann was a fully-functional letter bomb. Officials released a statement Thursday, but did not give additional details. The bank’s security personnel intercepted the letter Wednesday at the bank’s headquarters in the city of Frankfurt. The New York City Police Department said […]

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German Police Investigate Suspected Letter Bomb to Deutsche Bank

Posted December 7th, 2011 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Germany are investigating a suspected letter bomb addressed to Deutsche Bank chief Josef Ackermann. Police say the letter was intercepted Wednesday at the bank’s headquarters in the city of Frankfurt before reaching Ackermann and is being examined by forensic experts. The bank’s security personnel detected an unusual letter in the mailroom and called […]

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Prince William Writes Owners of Store Destroyed in London Riots

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Britain’s Prince William has sent a handwritten letter of support to the owner of a historic furniture store destroyed during the London riots in August. The burnt-out House of Reeves furniture store was one of the defining images that came to symbolize the riots, which started in London and spread to several other cities. The […]

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Suu Kyi Urges Talks to End Burma’s Ethnic Conflicts

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has issued what she calls an “earnest appeal” for the government and ethnic groups to begin immediate peace talks. In an open letter made available to VOA’s Burmese service Thursday, Aung San Suu Kyi also says she is prepared to assist the peace process to the best of […]

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