Latest Italian armed forces News

US Army 'returns' cake to Italian woman for 90th birthday

Apr. 28, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — With a round of “Happy Birthday” in Italian and English, the U.S. Army toasted an Italian woman with a birthday cake Thursday to replace the one that U.S. soldiers ate as they entered her hometown during one of the final battles of World War II. Meri Mion, who turns...

Italian leader, coalition partner clash on military spending

Mar. 29, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Italian Premier Mario Draghi has met with Italy’s president after a key party in Italy's governing coalition has put in question its support for Italy’s commitment to raise its military spending in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine. A government official...

Italian lawmakers probe Russian pandemic mission's motives

Mar. 24, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — An Italian Parliament committee that deals with intelligence matters summoned former Premier Giuseppe Conte on Thursday over growing concerns that a Russian military and medical team sent to help Italy early in the COVID-19 pandemic was really on a spying mission. ...

Italian court trims US men's jail time in officer's slaying

Mar. 17, 2022 12:20 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — An Italian appeals court on Thursday reduced the sentences of two young American men serving life terms over the multiple stabbing death of a Carabinieri police officer while they were on vacation in Rome in 2019. After just over three hours of deliberations, the court...

Albania sends 1st troops to NATO-led mission in Kosovo

Feb. 25, 2022 09:19 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania said on Friday it is sending a military contingent as part of the NATO-led peacekeeping mission in neighboring Kosovo. A Defense Ministry statement said that a contingent of 30 commandos of Albania’s armed forces would join Italian and Croatian KFOR...