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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...

EU top diplomats in Libya to support interim authorities

Mar. 25, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The foreign ministers of France, Italy and Germany met with Libyan officials Thursday to show support for the country's newly elected transitional authorities, who are expected to lead the war-stricken country through general elections by the end of 2021. ...

Italian minister meets Libya's new Tripoli government

Mar. 21, 2021 20:10 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Italy’s top diplomat on Sunday became the most senior western official to travel to Libya after an interim government took power in the North African County. Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio met with Libya’s Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah in Tripoli...

Italy rejects two-state deal for ethnically divided Cyprus

Mar. 09, 2021 11:48 AM EST

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Italy strongly disapproves of any deal to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus that doesn’t conform to an already agreed-upon federal framework that’s spelled out in United Nations resolutions, the Italian foreign minister said on Tuesday. Luigi...

Italy presses UN for answers on envoy's slaying in Congo

Feb. 24, 2021 07:19 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy on Wednesday pressed the United Nations for answers about the attack on a U.N. food aid convoy in Congo that left a young ambassador and his paramilitary police bodyguard dead. Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio told lawmakers in Rome that Italy has asked...

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...

Draghi forms new govt blending experts, political operatives

Feb. 12, 2021 15:25 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi on Friday accepted the Italian president's bid to form a new government, announcing a Cabinet of experts mixed with experienced political hands, at once seeking to reassure financial markets and tame a potentially unruly coalition...