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Rights group blasts Italy's migrant stance

STRASBOURG, France, May 11 (UPI) -- The Council of Europe says it hopes Italy abandons its policy of turning back would-be immigrants intercepted in the Mediterranean Sea.

Alleged mob leader arrested

ROME, April 29 (UPI) -- Police in Italy Wednesday arrested a senior member of the crime syndicate Camorra and alleged leader of the Casalesi clan, officials said.

Cost of Italian quake put at $15 billion

ROME, April 15 (UPI) -- The governor of the quake-stricken Italian province of Abruzzo put the cost of rebuilding Wednesday at $15 billion, with more needed for economic recovery.

Human trafficking No. 3 criminal business

LYONS, France, March 3 (UPI) -- One in five victims of human trafficking are children, Italian Interior Minister Roberto Maroni told a group of international police officials Tuesday.

Italy, Nigeria sign immigrant patrol pact

ROME, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Italy and Nigeria Tuesday agreed to carry out a joint policing effort to combat human trafficking and illegal immigration, government officials said.

Italian minister: Use chemical castration

ROME, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- An Italian Cabinet minister has called for rapists to be chemically castrated, local media reported.
Prosecutor probes wildcat airline strike

Prosecutor probes wildcat airline strike

ROME, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- The Rome prosecutors' office opened a formal probe Tuesday into a strike a day earlier by some Alitalia employees, which led to the cancellation of 150 flights.

Italy seeks changes in EU asylum rules

PARIS, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Italy says it wants other European nations to help with the burden of processing requests from incoming asylum-seekers.

Call for more troops in Italy

ROME, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- Italian officials are trying to boost the number of soldiers in major cities as part of an ongoing campaign to increase security around the country.

Italy illegal immigrant numbers increasing

ROME, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Italian officials say the number of illegal immigrants to their nation has doubled over one year ago.

Italy deploys soldiers in city streets

ROME, July 29 (UPI) -- The Italian government Tuesday said it is deploying 3,000 military troops on the streets of Rome and other cities, responding to calls to fight crime.

Italian-EU leaders discuss gypsy issue

ROME, July 7 (UPI) -- A top Italian minister says that "misunderstandings" with the European Union over a census of gypsy camps have been cleared up.

Italian military to help police cities

NAPLES, Italy, June 14 (UPI) -- The Italian government plans to deploy 2,500 soldiers on police patrols in major cities, officials said.

New Berlusconi regime has familiar faces

ROME, May 8 (UPI) -- Silvio Berlusconi is loading his new Italian government with familiar faces from his previous administrations.

Italian leader admits to pirating music

ROME, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A right-wing Italian parliamentarian admitted he downloads music illegally from the Internet, sparking a debate on piracy.

Italian minister wants lira back

ROME, June 3 (UPI) -- Italy's labor minister called for a referendum on reintroducing the lira as the country's currency.

Italy mixed on airline breakup

ROME, April 9 (UPI) -- Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi denies a breakup of Alitalia Airlines is in the works, despite what some colleagues say.
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