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2006-03-31 08:57:18

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - Prosecutors hoping to put 22 CIA agents on trial in Italy for kidnapping a Muslim cleric there say they have gleaned new evidence from German phone records, a well-placed judicial source said.

2006-02-23 09:40:00

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Human rights activists urged the U.S. Congress to follow European Union lawmakers in launching a probe into the alleged cases of abduction of prisoners by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency in Europe.

2006-02-13 17:42:21

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2006-02-09 07:50:45

By Phil Stewart MILAN (Reuters) - Milan prosecutors expect to launch procedures within a month that could put 22 CIA agents accused of kidnapping a Muslim cleric in Milan on trial in absentia, a senior judicial source said.

2006-01-18 07:43:34

By Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The credibility of the European Union is at stake over accusations the CIA ran secret prisons in the bloc, a top European lawmaker said on Wednesday as the European Parliament formally launched a probe into the scandal.

2006-01-13 15:29:16

BURGDORF, Switzerland (Reuters) - A Swiss investigator said on Friday European governments had been complicit in illegal CIA activities in the "war on terror," after reports that the Americans ran secret prisons in Europe.

2006-01-12 12:14:40

By Darren Ennis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament launched an investigation on Thursday into allegations that the CIA used EU countries for the illegal transport and detention of prisoners.

2006-01-11 12:06:10

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland launched a probe on Wednesday into the leak of an Egyptian diplomatic fax intercepted by its secret service that appeared to lend credence to allegations the CIA had secret prisons in Eastern Europe.

2005-12-23 09:39:25

By Emilio Parodi MILAN (Reuters) - A Milan court has issued a European arrest warrant for 22 CIA agents suspected of kidnapping an Egyptian cleric from Italy's financial capital in 2003, Prosecutor Armando Spataro said on Friday. The case is one of several investigations into whether U.S.

2005-12-16 19:37:16

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland is investigating whether foreign intelligence services acted illegally after reports its airspace was used by the CIA to transport suspected Islamic radicals to prisons outside the United States, Swiss media reported on Friday.

Word of the Day
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.