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2006-07-28 09:59:06

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - It's a humbling experience for any spy chief: your top-secret telephone conversations are printed in newspapers and chatted about on TV.

2006-07-24 10:35:35

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - The CIA did ask Italy's spy agency to help it kidnap a terrorism suspect in Milan in 2003, but the Italians refused because it was illegal, a lawyer representing an Italian agency boss told Reuters on Monday.

2006-07-19 15:11:27

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - The head of Italy's military intelligence agency on Wednesday defended himself and colleagues being investigated for their possible role in the alleged CIA kidnapping of a terrorism suspect in Milan.

2006-07-15 07:30:53

By Emilio Parodi MILAN (Reuters) - The head of Italy's military intelligence agency was questioned by prosecutors for the first time on Saturday on suspicion of helping the CIA kidnap a terrorism suspect in Milan, judicial sources said.

2006-07-12 16:19:07

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - Ex-Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who lost power in April elections, attacked Italian magistrates on Wednesday for chasing after CIA agents and Italian spies over the alleged kidnap of a terrorism suspect.

2006-07-11 11:57:36

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - Italy's government said on Tuesday it did not believe its intelligence agency aided the alleged CIA abduction of a terrorism suspect in Milan -- but left open the possibility that rogue Italian agents may have been involved.

2006-07-07 09:36:03

By Emilio Parodi MILAN (Reuters) - Prosecutors questioned the jailed deputy director of Italy's military spy agency on Friday, two days after arresting him on suspicion of involvement in the alleged CIA kidnapping of a terrorism suspect in 2003.

2006-07-06 19:20:48

By Roberto Landucci ROME (Reuters) - Italy's former government probably knew about the alleged CIA abduction of a terrorism suspect in 2003, new Foreign Minister Massimo D'Alema said on Thursday, following the arrest of two Italian intelligence officials.

2006-07-06 05:11:20

By Mark Trevelyan, Security Correspondent BERLIN (Reuters) - For two years, European investigators probing alleged CIA abuses in the war on terrorism have been searching for a "smoking gun" and someone to put in the dock.

2006-07-05 09:47:14

By Phil Stewart and Massimiliano Di Giorgio ROME (Reuters) - Two Italian spy chiefs were arrested on Wednesday and a judge issued arrest warrants for four Americans over the alleged CIA kidnapping of a terrorism suspect in Milan in 2003, officials said.


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