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By Phil Stewart ABOARD THE GARIBALDI (Reuters) - The first 800 troops of an Italian contingent in a major U.N.
By Phil Stewart ABOARD THE GARIBALDI (Reuters) - The first 800 troops of the Italian contingent for a major U.N.
ROME (Reuters) - Italy will send its first 800 to 1,000 troops to Lebanon on Tuesday to join a U.N. peacekeeping force there, a defense ministry source said on Saturday.
By Mark John BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union foreign ministers will hold emergency talks on Friday on troop contributions to a U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon amid growing pressure on their countries to raise their commitments.
By Mark John BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union states agreed on Wednesday they must provide a major contingent within a U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon but held back from firm troop pledges until their foreign ministers meet later this week.
CASTIGLIONE DELLA PESCAIA, Italy (Reuters) - Italy's Prime Minister Romano Prodi has told United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan that Italy is prepared to lead a U.N. force in southern Lebanon, Prodi said on Monday.
By Stephen Brown ROME (Reuters) - Italy is ready to lead a U.N. force in southern Lebanon if its European partners commit themselves to the operation, which the Italian opposition warned on Monday could prove to be a "kamikaze" mission.