Latest Italian armed forces News

Correction: EU-Italy-Highway-Explosion story

Aug. 7, 2018 7:32 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — In a story Aug. 6 about the explosion of a tanker truck in Italy, The Associated Press reported erroneously that two people had died, based on incorrect information from the Italian carabinieri. On Tuesday, the carabinieri referred questions about the accident's death toll to highway...

Italian officer assumes command of UN force in Lebanon

Aug. 7, 2018 7:28 AM EDT

NAQOURA, Lebanon (AP) — An Italian army officer has assumed the command of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Lebanon that's tasked with keeping a fragile peace along the Lebanon-Israel frontier. Maj.-Gen. Stefano Dal Col takes over from outgoing Irish army Maj.-Gen. Michael Beary as the new head of the...

Sergio Marchionne, who saved Fiat and Chrysler, has died

Jul. 25, 2018 7:11 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Sergio Marchionne, a charismatic and demanding CEO who engineered two long-shot corporate turnarounds to save carmakers Fiat and Chrysler from near-certain failure, died Wednesday. He was 66. The holding company of Fiat's founders, the Agnelli family, announced Marchionne had died after...

Italian antique desk once displayed in NYC's Met recovered

Jul. 24, 2018 1:07 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italian police said Tuesday they had recovered an 18th-century ebony desk that was illegally taken abroad after World War II and ended up for a time on display in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. The desk, made with ivory and mother of pearl inlays, is considered a masterpiece of Pietro...

EU: Italy complaints about EU navy mission can be discussed

Jul. 9, 2018 1:09 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy's request to modify the terms of a Mediterranean naval mission focused on disrupting human trafficking can be discussed during an ongoing strategic review, European Commission officials said Monday. Operation Sophia, an EU military operation, is in Italy's crosshairs after one of its...

The Latest: Migrant ship passengers represent 31 countries

Jun. 17, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 4:00 p.m. The United Nations refugee agency is warning against a repeat of the standoff that left a private rescue ship carrying 629 migrants at sea for a week. A convoy consisting of the aid ship Aquarius and two...

Sea convoy reaches Spain as migration debate roils Europe

Jun. 17, 2018 3:47 PM EDT

VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — An aid group's ship and two Italian military vessels docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the Mediterranean Sea only to become pawns in a European political fight. The Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo...