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2006-08-09 11:58:05

ROME (Reuters) - A Rome court will decide on November 29 whether to try a U.S. soldier, almost certainly in absentia, for an Italian agent's death in Baghdad while he escorted a freed hostage to safety, a court source said on Wednesday.

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.

2006-07-05 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.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.