Kidnappers kill Briton, Italian in Nigeria

SOKOTO, Nigeria, March 9 (UPI) -- A British man and an Italian man kidnapped in Nigeria last May were killed by their kidnappers as British forces began a rescue attempt, officials said.

Diplomat opposes EU post for D'Alema

BRUSSELS, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A Polish diplomat said Thursday his country might take issue with former Italian Premier Massimo D'Alema assuming a European Union post.

U.N. calling for Somalia reconciliation

UNITED NATIONS, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- The U.N. Security Council is urging leaders in Somalia to forge a national reconciliation to avoid the further deterioration of security.

Italian foreign minister visits Egypt

CAIRO, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D’Alema said Tuesday during a visit to Egypt that it is time “to think about a peace accord and not just a peace process.”

Italian minister visits Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, June 12 (UPI) -- Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema, in Turkey for two days of talks, urged the government to refrain from cross-border incursions into Iraq.

Italy shies away from Afghan combat role

ROME, May 22 (UPI) -- Italian troops in Afghanistan are unlikely to take on combat responsibilities, Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema said Tuesday.

Italy minister blasts Saddam death penalty

BERLIN, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Italy's Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema said the death sentence against toppled Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein may destabilize Iraq.

Italian FM in Iraq to plan troop pull-out

BAGHDAD, June 7 (UPI) -- Italian Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema is visiting Iraq to discuss a pull-out of all Italian troops by the end of the year.
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Italian Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema (L) greets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on his first official visit to the West Bank. D'Alema is also scheduled to visit Tel Aviv. (UPI Photo/Omar Rashidi)
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