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Italy: Officer held for spying says he had no sensitive info

Apr. 02, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — An Italian Navy captain accused of passing classified documents to Russia says he didn’t have access to any information that would have compromised the security or strategic operations of Italy or NATO, his lawyer said Friday. Attorney Roberto De Vita met...

In Italy spy story, Navy captain struggled with mortgage

Apr. 01, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s spy thriller took a decidedly mundane turn Thursday with indications that the Italian Navy captain accused of passing classified documents to Russia was desperate for extra money to pay his mortgage and support his four children. Walter Biot, an...

Italy orders 2 Russian Embassy officials expelled for spying

Mar. 31, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy ordered two Russian Embassy officials expelled Wednesday and arrested an Italian Navy captain on spying charges after police caught the officer allegedly giving classified documents to one of the Russians in exchange for money. Foreign Minister Luigi...

US youth testifies he stabbed Italian officer in defense

Mar. 04, 2021 10:05 AM EST

ROME (AP) — A young American on trial in Rome for the slaying of an Italian police officer has told the court that he stabbed the victim because he feared he was being strangled by a thug. Finnegan Lee Elder, 21, and a friend from California, Gabriel Natale-Hjorth, 20,...

Congo, Italy, UN probe ambassador's killing amid questions

Feb. 23, 2021 14:51 PM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Italian Carabinieri experts were joining U.N. and Congolese authorities in investigating the killings of the Italian ambassador, his bodyguard and their driver in eastern Congo amid questions about the dynamics of the attack and security precautions taken for the...

Italian ambassador among 3 killed in attack on Congo convoy

Feb. 22, 2021 17:05 PM EST

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Italian ambassador to Congo, an Italian Carabinieri police officer and their Congolese driver were killed Monday when gunmen attacked a U.N. convoy traveling to a school in eastern Congo, the Italian Foreign Ministry and residents said. Luca...

Italy says its ambassador to Congo and a carabinieri police officer have been killed while traveling in a U.N. convoy.

Feb. 22, 2021 06:15 AM EST
ROME (AP) — Italy says its ambassador to Congo and a carabinieri police officer have been killed while traveling in a U.N. convoy.

Italy probes vaccine scams even as officials court offers

Feb. 19, 2021 14:48 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian police investigating fake COVID-19 drugs and vaccines have interviewed a Veneto regional official who reported receiving offers to buy 27 million doses of Pfizer shots outside the European Union procurement system. Even though the EU anti-fraud...