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Convicted hunger-striking anarchist in Italy wins transfer

Jan. 30, 2023 11:16 AM EST

ROME (AP) — After some 15 weeks on a hunger strike to protest particularly harsh prison conditions, an Italian man convicted in attacks claimed by anarchists was being transferred on Monday to another prison in Italy for medical care. Sky TG24 TV quoted Alfredo Cospito’s lawyer...

Italy, Libya sign $8B gas deal as PM Meloni visits Tripoli

Jan. 28, 2023 13:07 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Italy’s prime minister held talks in Libya on Saturday with officials from the country’s west-based government focusing on energy and migration, top issues for Italy and the European Union. During the visit, the two countries' oil companies signed a gas deal worth $8 billion —...

Italian diplomatic property vandalized in Germany, Spain

Jan. 28, 2023 04:17 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — Italy’s premier said in a statement Saturday that Italian diplomatic property had been the target of vandalism in Germany and Spain. Premier Giorgia Meloni said that the car of diplomat Luigi Estero had been set ablaze in Berlin, while the Italian consulate in...

Auschwitz anniversary marked as peace again shattered by war

Jan. 27, 2023 17:28 PM EST

OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Auschwitz-Birkenau survivors and other mourners commemorated the 78th anniversary Friday of the Nazi German death camp's liberation, some expressing horror that war has again shattered peace in Europe and the lesson of Never Again is being forgotten. The...

US, Germany to send advanced tanks to aid Ukraine war effort

Jan. 25, 2023 16:42 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany and the United States announced Wednesday that they will send advanced battle tanks to Ukraine, offering what one expert called an “armored punching force” to help Kyiv break combat stalemates as the Russian invasion enters its 12th month. The announcement...

Algeria, Italy look to broaden ties beyond coveted energy

Jan. 23, 2023 12:25 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Italy and Algeria moved to broaden ties through a series of memorandums signed Monday during a two-day visit by Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni, who said the two countries are in the process of building “an extraordinary bridge” that would hopefully transform Italy into...

Italy's Meloni eyes boost in strong energy ties with Algeria

Jan. 22, 2023 14:35 PM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni arrived Sunday in Algeria for a low-key two-day visit as the two nations look to build up a strategic partnership and Italy works to further wean itself off Russian energy with help from the gas-rich North African country. ...

Italy's FM meets with Egyptian officials on migration, Libya

Jan. 22, 2023 11:23 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Italy’s chief diplomat held talks Sunday with Egyptian and Arab League officials in Cairo that focused on regional security and the conflict in neighboring Libya, as well as sensitive bilateral issues. Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani said he raised with Egypt's...

Western envoys visit Kosovo, Serbia to defuse tensions

Jan. 20, 2023 12:55 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Western envoys on Friday visited Kosovo and Serbia as part of their ongoing efforts to defuse tensions and help secure a reconciliation agreement between the two former war foes. Envoys from the United States, the European Union, France, Germany and Italy...

Rio Holocaust Memorial remembers Jewish victims - and others

Jan. 19, 2023 15:45 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro on Thursday opened the doors to a Holocaust Memorial that honors not only Jewish victims, but also lesser-known groups likewise persecuted by the Nazi regime. Curators hope that the memorial, perched atop one of Rio’s shapely hills with a view...