UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 10, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 10, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 10, 2014
By United Press International

Italian Senate joins Berlusconi prosecution as civil plaintiff

ROME, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The Italian Senate received permission Wednesday to get involved in the prosecution of former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for allegedly bribing a senator.

Ex-Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi on trial for trying to bribe senator

NAPLES, Italy, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A trial into allegations former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi bribed a former senator to switch political sides began Tuesday in Naples.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Jan. 24, 2014.
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Burkina Faso alert raised by British government

LONDON, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The British government issued a travel alert Thursday for Burkina Faso, warning of the possibility of violence on a Jan. 18 national day of protest.
Berlusconi to stand trial for bribery

Berlusconi to stand trial for bribery

ROME, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- An Italian judge has ordered former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to stand trial on allegations he bribed a senator to join his party in 2006.

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U.N. says reconcilaition needed in Mali

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Malian President-elect Ibrahim Boubacar Keita needs to work to ensure reconciliation is at the forefront of a national agenda, a U.N. special envoy said.

ICRC: Mali not yet out of the woods

BAMAKO, Mali, June 28 (UPI) -- The International Committee of the Red Cross said Friday it was working overtime to help the people of northern Mali deal with a series of compounding crises.

Ignore Sahel at your own risk, envoy warns

UNITED NATIONS, June 27 (UPI) -- The international community risks another crisis like the one in Mali if it loses focus on turmoil in parts of North Africa, a U.N. special envoy said.

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Prosecutors urge trial for Berlusconi on bribery charges

NAPLES, Italy, May 9 (UPI) -- Italian prosecutors said Thursday ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi should be tried on allegations he paid a former senator to switch political allegiances.

Parts of Mali still chaotic

TIMBUKTU, Mali, April 22 (UPI) -- Authorities in Timbuktu and other parts of northern Mali are operating in a state of chaos because of the lack of formal authority, a civil servant said.

Berlusconi: PD reneged on presidential agreement

ROME, April 19 (UPI) -- Italy's Democratic Party broke an agreement to support Senate Speaker Franco Marini for president, former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi says.

Rights group sees abuse signs in Mali

NAIROBI, Kenya, April 11 (UPI) -- Malian soldiers are suspected of mistreating two ethnic Tuareg men who died at a detention center in Bamako, Human Rights Watch said.
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Romano Prodi
Former Italian prime minister Romano Prodi poses for photographers during a visit of Dowlatabad garden in Yazd city, 795Km (495 Miles) southeast of Tehran, birthplace of reformist ex-president Mohammad Khatami in Iran on October 15, 2008.(UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)

Romano Prodi (Italian pronunciation:  ( listen); born 9 August 1939) is an Italian politician and statesman. He served as the Prime Minister of Italy, from 17 May 1996 to 21 October 1998 and from 17 May 2006 to 8 May 2008. He was also the tenth President of the European Commission from 1999 to 2004.

Prodi ran in 1996 as The Olive Tree center-left coalition candidate, winning the general election and serving as Prime Minister of Italy until 1998. Following the victory of his coalition The Union (L'Unione) over the House of Freedoms (Casa delle Libertà) led by Silvio Berlusconi in the April 2006 Italian elections Prodi was in power again. On 24 January 2008, he lost a vote of confidence in the Senate house, and consequently tendered his resignation as prime minister to Italian President Giorgio Napolitano, but was in office for almost four months for the routine business, until early elections were held and a new government was formed.

On 14 October 2007, he became the first President of the Democratic Party upon foundation of the party.

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