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Italy Convicts Tunisian over Sinking that Killed Almost 700 Migrants

By Antonio Parrinello CATANIA, Sicily, Dec 13 – A Tunisian man accused of being the captain of a migrant boat that sank killing almost 700 people was found guilty of multiple manslaughter and people-smuggling on Tuesday and sentenced to 18 years in jail. Only 28 people survived the disaster in April last year, when the

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UniCredit to Raise 13 bln Euros in Italy’s Biggest Share Issue

By Stephen Jewkes, Gianluca Semeraro and Pamela Barbaglia MILAN/LONDON, Dec 13 – Italy’s largest bank, UniCredit, plans to raise 13 billion euros ($13.8 billion) in the country’s biggest-ever share issue to shore up its balance sheet and shield itself from a broader banking crisis. The plans announced on Tuesday, which also include 14,000 job cuts,

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Italy Convicts Tunisian Over Sinking that Killed Almost 700 Migrants

CATANIA, Sicily, Dec 13 – A Tunisian man accused of captaining a migrant boat that sank in 2015 killing almost 700 people was found guilty of multiple manslaughter on Tuesday by an Italian court and sentenced to 18 years in jail. Mohammed Ali Malek, 28, had denied being the boat’s captain, saying he had paid

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Record Number of Boat Migrants Reach Italy this Year

By Steve Scherer ROME, Nov 28 – The number of migrants who have reached Italy by boat from North Africa this year has already topped a previous record set two years ago, official data show, as pressure on Italy’s shelter and asylum systems grows. Italy has borne the brunt of new arrivals since the implementation

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The Art of Food: Artisan Dubai

A three Michelin star chef brings her experience to Dubai By Meera Pattni Florence was one of the many cities I had hoped to visit when I lived abroad. Everyone always talked about the food there. The dessert, they would say, ‘it feels like everything suddenly makes sense, and nothing else matters. And no, it

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Italian Prosecutor in Egypt to Discuss Probe Into Student’s Killing

CAIRO, Nov 1  – Italy’s deputy chief prosecutor arrived in Cairo on Tuesday to discuss developments in the investigation into the killing of Italian student Giulio Regeni, sources at Cairo airport said. Regeni, who was doing postgraduate research into Egyptian trade unions, was last seen by his friends on Jan. 25. His body, showing signs

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Daesh, Refugees Top Agenda for Italy PM’s Visit to White House

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Oct 18  – President Barack Obama will welcome Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Tuesday for an official visit in which they will discuss the shared fight against Daesh and the future of Europe which faces slow growth and a refugee crisis. Italy has been an ally in Washington’s efforts in

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Nearly 11,000 Migrants Rescued in Last 48 Hours off Libya

By Crispian Balmer ROME, Oct 5  – More than 4,650 migrants were saved on Tuesday off the Libyan coast and 28 bodies recovered, bringing the total number of people rescued in the last 48 hours to nearly 11,000, Italy’s coast guard said on Wednesday. More than 20 people were reported to have suffocated in the

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Italian Prosecutors Drop Case Against Erdogan’s Son

BOLOGNA, Sept 21  – Italian prosecutors have dropped a money laundering case against the son of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, their office said on Wednesday. The decision, which has yet to be confirmed by a senior judge – usually a formality – came six weeks after Erdogan complained in a television interview that his son

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