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18 bodies found as Italy rescues 3,500 migrants

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Italian authorities have discovered 18 bodies in a boat of migrants as rescue operations went into overdrive this weekend, with 3,500 would-be refugees picked up at sea.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Italian court acquits Berlusconi in sex case

Italy's former Premier Silvio Berlusconi waves as he leaves the 'Sacra Famiglia' institute in Cesano Boscone, Italy, Friday, July 18, 2014. An Italian appeals court has acquitted former Premier Silvio Berlusconi in a sex-for-hire case. The court's decision Friday also throws out his seven-year-prison sentence and lifetime ban on holding political office that were given to him by a lower court when it convicted him last year. Berlusconi had been accused of of paying for sex with an underage prostitute and then using his influence to cover it up. AP

An Italian appeals court on Friday acquitted former Premier Silvio Berlusconi in a sex-for-hire case, reversing a lower court conviction that had carried a seven-year prison sentence and a lifetime ban on holding political office.

Posted: July 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Operation starts to refloat ill-fated Italian cruise ship

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An unprecedented operation to refloat the shipwrecked Costa Concordia began Monday in Italy, with salvage workers attempting to raise the rusty liner from its watery grave on the shores of a rugged Tuscan island.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

NYC mayor heading to Italy for 10-day vacation

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, waves while standing with his wife Chirlane McCray, second from right, and children Dante de Blasio, second from left, and Chiara de Blasio, after being sworn in as the mayor of New York City at the start of the new year, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014 in New York. De Blasio took the oath of office moments after midnight at his home in Park Slope, Brooklyn. His inauguration will be celebrated at noon Wednesday on the steps of City Hall when he takes the oath again, which will be administered by former President Bill Clinton. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, Pool)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday that he will leave next week for a 10-day trip to Italy, the longest vacation by a city mayor in recent memory.

Posted: July 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

EU’s united front on Russia falling amid gas needs

The headquarters of Russia's state-run natural gas giant Gazprom is seen during the company's annual shareholders' meeting in Moscow, Russia, Friday, June 27, 2014. Gazprom halted supplies to Ukraine last week amid a dispute over Ukraine’s mounting debts, raising fears of disruption in Russian gas supplies to Europe. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

A clutch of countries is breaking ranks with the EU’s efforts to put economic and diplomatic pressure on Russia over Ukraine and building a pipeline meant to carry huge amounts of Russian gas to their doorstep.

Posted: July 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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