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Drunk US soldier kills boy in Italy

Julia Bravo – the 20-year-old American airwoman who hit 15-year-old Giovanni Zanier with her car while driving drunk in Porcia – must stand trial in Italy and not be sent back to the US, the child’s mother, Barbara Scandella, told La Repubblica on Tuesday. “That woman must be tried in …

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Italy points finger at Russia over government crisis

The ongoing government crisis in Italy is playing into the Kremlin’s hands, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio has claimed. The turmoil is hampering Rome’s ability to provide military support to Ukraine, as well as to secure new energy contracts, the minister told POLITICO in an interview on Friday. Critics of …

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Italy responds to claim it tracked figures with ‘pro-Kremlin’ views

Italy has rejected a media report that it was investigating public figures suspected of spreading pro-Russian views. Additionally, the government chose on Friday to publish a declassified document about “pro-Kremlin” activities on social media, parts of which were previously leaked to the press, sparking an outcry. Franco Gabrielli, the state …

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‘World war for bread’ underway – Italy

If the military conflict in Ukraine does not come to an end soon, the resulting famine could trigger political instability in Africa, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi di Maio warned during a press conference on Saturday. He also suggested “the proliferation of terrorist organizations and coups d’etat” may be on the …

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Russian gas embargo would dent Italy’s GDP – analysis

An embargo on Russian gas could lead to a serious shortage of fuel crucial for Italy’s industrial and service sectors, according to a study published on Saturday by the association of Italian industrialists Confindustria. “A possible blocking of natural gas imports from Russia, Italy’s main supplier in recent years, could …

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Germany, Italy agree to pay for Russian gas in rubles – media

Germany and Italy have allowed national companies to open ruble accounts in Russia’s Gazprombank to comply with the new natural gas payment scheme and avoid a supply cut-off, Reuters reported on Friday, citing sources. The move comes after Poland, Bulgaria and most recently Finland refused to accept Russia’s new payment …

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Italy proposes peace plan for Ukraine – media

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio has presented a peace plan for Ukraine to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, La Repubblica reported. The plan, which would see Ukraine and Russia declare a ceasefire and resolve their territorial disputes under the supervision of international monitors, faces several stumbling blocks, including Kiev’s insistence …

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Germany takes Italy to UN’s highest court

Germany is suing Italy in the top UN court in the latest round of long-standing dispute over Nazi compensation claims, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) revealed on Friday. In its application Germany claims that Rome has continued to allow Nazi war crime victims to file requests for compensation from …

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Talking to Russia a ‘waste of time’ – Italy

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi has apparently all but given up on a negotiated solution to the Ukraine crisis, saying he suspects that it’s a “waste of time” to negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin about ending the conflict.  “I am beginning to think those people are right when they …

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