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2006-03-29 12:17:20

ROME (Reuters) - An Afghan Christian convert, who had faced the death penalty in his country for abandoning Islam, is now in Italy where he has been offered asylum, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Wednesday. "He is already in Italy," Berlusconi told a news conference in Rome.

2006-03-29 11:34:07

ROME (Reuters) - An Afghan Christian convert, who had faced the death penalty in his country for abandoning Islam, has arrived in Italy which has offered him asylum, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Wednesday. "He is already in Italy," Berlusconi told a news conference in Rome.

2006-03-29 07:12:50

By Paolo Biondi ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi admitted on Wednesday his assertion Chinese communists boiled babies might have been in poor taste, but denied Italy's relations with China had suffered because of his comments.

2006-03-28 08:16:07

By Crispian Balmer MILAN (Reuters) - Looking tired and worn, Emilio Fede scrunches up his eyes and complains that he has only had three days off work since August.

2006-03-28 06:45:00

China, which is marking 2006 as the Year of Italy, has denounced comments by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi that the Chinese under Mao Zedong boiled babies.

2006-03-27 08:20:00

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - A McDonald's franchise owner in Ohio and Ted Turner's daughter-in-law in Atlanta are competing for the same, rather unlikely, job. They are both running for parliament ... in Italy.

2006-03-23 18:50:58

By Laure Bretton and Darren Ennis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac walked out of a European Union summit on Thursday after a French business leader spoke in English, adding linguistic patriotism to a row over economic nationalism.

2006-03-23 17:28:20

By Laure Bretton and Darren Ennis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - French President Jacques Chirac added linguistic patriotism to economic nationalism on Thursday when he briefly walked out of a European Union summit after a French business leader spoke in English.

2006-03-23 16:47:07

By Phil Stewart ROME (Reuters) - A U.S. security alert advising Americans of possible pre-election violence in Italy set off a storm of controversy on Thursday, with the center-left opposition saying it created a climate of fear.

2006-03-23 14:53:04

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - Italian director Nanni Moretti brings Silvio Berlusconi to the big screen in "The Cayman," a bitter-sweet critique of the tycoon-turned-politician but also of those who demonise him.


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