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2006-05-02 11:49:40

By Wladimir Pantaleone PALERMO, Sicily (Reuters) - The Mafia's "boss of bosses" went on trial on Tuesday via a video-link from a high-security prison three weeks after his arrest ended 43 years as a fugitive.

2006-04-12 08:18:23

By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - The arrest of the Mafia's top boss, Bernardo Provenzano, after 43 years on the run is not a mortal blow to the mob and may spark a bloody war of succession unless heirs-in-waiting keep the peace, investigators say.

2006-04-11 12:50:19

By Wladimir Pantaleone PALERMO, Sicily (Reuters) - Bernardo Provenzano, the undisputed chief of the Sicilian Mafia who had been on the run for more than four decades, was arrested on Tuesday while hiding in a farmhouse near Corleone in Sicily. "Thank God.

2006-04-11 07:35:00

Bernardo Provenzano, the undisputed chief of the Sicilian Mafia who had been on the run for more than four decades, was arrested while hiding in a farmhouse near Corleone in Sicily on Tuesday, officials said.

2006-03-29 00:10:00

Years ago, when the Mafia wanted to influence elections in Sicily, it did not think twice about setting off a bomb or leaving a headless goat on a doorstep as a not-so-subtle message about whom to vote for.

2005-10-21 13:47:27

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's new national anti-Mafia prosecutor caused a storm on Friday by saying Bernardo Provenzano, the top Mafia chief who has been a fugitive for four decades, had been protected by politicians and policemen.

2005-10-21 11:21:50

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's new national anti-Mafia prosecutor caused a storm on Friday by saying Bernardo Provenzano, the top Mafia chief who has been a fugitive for four decades, had been protected by politicians and policemen.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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