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Italy pardons U.S. defendant in CIA case

ROME, April 6 (UPI) -- Italian President Giorgio Napolitano has pardoned a retired U.S. Air Force officer convicted in Italy in the abduction of a Muslim cleric.
Clooney to testify in Italian sex scandal

Clooney to testify in Italian sex scandal

MILAN, Italy, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- An Italian court has cleared the way for U.S. actor George Clooney to testify in the sex scandal trial of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

World angered by al-Shabaab attack

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- World leaders lined up to condemn an al-Shabaab attack on Mogadishu, with the U.S. envoy to the United Nations saying the group has no dignity.
Italian offical targets piracy in Somalia

Italian offical targets piracy in Somalia

ROME, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini says officials are working with the Somali government to free Italian sailors held by pirates.
Libyan rebel flag raised at United Nations

Libyan rebel flag raised at United Nations

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Moammar Gadhafi's flag is no longer flying at the United Nations because it represents violence and repression, the Italian foreign minister said Wednesday.
U.S. recognizes rebels as Libya authority

U.S. recognizes rebels as Libya authority

ISTANBUL, Turkey, July 15 (UPI) -- The United States considers the Benghazi-based rebels Libya's legitimate authority, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Friday.
'Humanitarian' cease-fire urged in Libya

'Humanitarian' cease-fire urged in Libya

ROME, June 22 (UPI) -- Italy's foreign minister has called for a cease-fire in Libya so humanitarian aid can be delivered to the civilians in the war-torn country.

Italy, Libyan rebels sign refugee accord

NAPLES, Italy, June 17 (UPI) -- Italy signed an agreement Friday with a Libyan rebel leader in an effort to reduce the number of refugees from the war-torn North African country.
Libyan tribal leaders to meet in Rome

Libyan tribal leaders to meet in Rome

ROME, June 16 (UPI) -- Libyan tribal leaders will meet in Rome in the next few days to discuss the North African country's future, the Italian foreign minister said Thursday.
Countries pledge aid to Libyan rebels

Countries pledge aid to Libyan rebels

ROME, June 9 (UPI) -- Countries pledged aid packages in various forms to help Libyan rebels fight to oust Moammar Gadhafi from power, diplomats said Thursday.
Bomb injures peacekeepers in Lebanon

Bomb injures peacekeepers in Lebanon

ROME, May 28 (UPI) -- Six Italian soldiers were hurt in a bomb attack targeting United Nations peacekeepers near Sidon in southern Lebanon, Italian officials said.

Eni wary of Libyan sanctions

ROME, May 16 (UPI) -- Imposing sanctions on the Libyan energy sector for Italy would be akin to shooting the country in the foot, the head of Italian energy company Eni said.

Gadhafi jeeringly says he is safe

TRIPOLI, Libya, May 14 (UPI) -- Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi said he was out of reach of NATO forces he called "coward crusaders," in a statement following reports he had been wounded.
Nations talk funding for Libya rebels

Nations talk funding for Libya rebels

ROME, May 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday the international community was lining up financial commitments to assist a new government in Libya.
There is no future for Gadhafi, Italy says

There is no future for Gadhafi, Italy says

ROME, May 4 (UPI) -- Moammar Gadhafi's rule is doomed and Italy must lead in rebuilding Libya, Foreign Minister Franco Frattini told Parliament Wednesday.
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European Union Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security Franco Frattini (R) speaks at a press conference following a Ministerial Troika on security, in Washington on November 6, 2006. Officials from the European Union meet with their U.S. counterparts to discuss global security and the sharing of information. Frattini was joined by U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff. (UPI Photo/Kevin Dietsch)
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Franco Frattini (born 14 March 1957 in Rome) is an Italian politician, currently serving as Italy's Foreign minister in the Berlusconi Cabinet. Before 8 May 2008 he served as European Commissioner for Justice, Freedom and Security and one of five vice-presidents of the 27-member Barroso Commission.

Initially a member of the Italian Socialist Party, Frattini has been a member of Silvio Berlusconi's government since 2001, and Foreign minister of Italy since 14 November 2002; he is also a member of the centre-right party People of Freedom.

On 4 November 2004, he was nominated to take up the Justice and security portfolio in the Commission, in place of the controversial Rocco Buttiglione (who outed Frattini as a Freemason). His resignation from the Italian government took effect on 18 November. Deputy Prime Minister Gianfranco Fini succeeded him as Foreign Minister. Frattini has outlined his key priorities as: fundamental Rights and citizenship; the fight against terrorism and organised crime; immigration and asylum, visa and border issues; closer co-operation between police, judicial and customs authorities; ensuring all EU citizens have the same access to justice; and the Rights of the Child.

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