Category: Italy

Italy referendum result casts doubt over EU future

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced he would resign on Monday after his attempt to change the constitution was overwhelmingly rejected in Sunday’s poll. His defeat, coupled with the plunge in the euro, prompted fears about the future of one of the eurozone’s biggest economies. “His defeat in the face of populist moves will spawn […]

Libya: UN imposed government welcomes U.S. air strikes

A UN government that was imposed on Libya has welcomed US air strikes on the country. The elected government faces sanctions, & the head of the Libyan army has been labeled a terrorist. The UN imposed government has little genuine support in Libya. The so called unity government now relies on the same forces who […]

Israeli sources claim Italian-British force ambushed in Libya

ISIS fighters smashed a force of Italian and British Special Ops troops on Wednesday, April 27 in the first battle of its kind in Libya, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report. This battle will result in the delay of the planned Western invasion of Libya, as the encounter proved that European forces are not ready […]

Vatican officially recognizes Palestine, while Israel fumes

The Vatican has become the latest country to recognize the state of Palestine, after a new treaty was finalized on Wednesday. Unsurprisingly Israel has hit out at the move, saying that it damages prospects for peace in the region. The treaty, which was agreed, though has yet to be formally signed states the Vatican has […]

Libya: 22 soldiers killed in failed attempt to seize oil terminal

Islamists have killed at least 22 soldiers in a surprise attack using speedboats during a failed offensive to seize some of Libya’s main oil terminals, officials said. The fighting in the oil-rich region came as pro-government forces lost ground to Islamist militias in the eastern city of Benghazi, where jihadis beheaded six people and killed […]

Five NATO members to supply Ukraine with arms

The US, France, Italy, Poland and Norway will supply the arms, he added. Ukraine is not a NATO member so it cannot receive arms from the alliance. But individual allies can choose to do so. The news comes as explosions in eastern Ukraine put a ceasefire between Kyiv and pro-Russian separatists in doubt. Explosions were […]

Italian PM: Breakdown of Libya is causing migration tragedies

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta has addressed the controversial issue of migration in the Mediterranean during a visit to Washington DC, and said that stabilising Libya is crucial to avoiding tragedies like the ones in Italy in recent weeks. Related video:

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