Italy’s Foreign Minister Terzi Resigns Over Marine Case
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Italy’s Foreign Minister Terzi Resigns Over Marine Case

Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi resigned Tuesday over the government’s decision to return two Italian marines to India to stand trial for killing two local fishermen in a case that has soured diplomatic ties between the countries. “I resign in disagreement with the decision to send our marines back to India,” Mr. Terzi told Parliament. “I … Continue reading

Italy, the Marines, and the dignity lost in India
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Italy, the Marines, and the dignity lost in India

(Il Sole 24 Ore – V.E.Parsi) “Dignity, once lost, is never regained,” an insightful John Malkovich observes in Gabriele Salvatores’ newest film, “Siberian Education.” It is distressing to think that it was not even necessary to disturb the great thinkers of the state from the 1600s or the concerned lamentations of Machiavelli on the sad … Continue reading

The Marines fly back to India, and business fly back to Italy…
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The Marines fly back to India, and business fly back to Italy…

What a surprise! Perhaps it’s just a coincidence that could witness the interests surrounding the the two Marines sent back to the Indian authorities. But, in the hours during which the Italian Government was negotiating with the Indian Government, all in a sudden the Indian Minister of Defense gave the green light to a deal with Finmeccanica. … Continue reading

Philly’s Mayor meets with the growing star of Italian politics, Mayor of Florence Matteo Renzi
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Philly’s Mayor meets with the growing star of Italian politics, Mayor of Florence Matteo Renzi

A week after making national headlines for being drowned out by shouting union protesters during his annual budget address, and only days after inspiring national commentary on his request for an investigation into Philadelphia Magazine’s controversial article entitled, “Being White in Philly,” Mayor Michael Nutter was on the banks of the Arno River in Florence, Italy, where he will … Continue reading

Italian Government: “The Marines will fly back to India”
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Italian Government: “The Marines will fly back to India”

The two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen while on anti-piracy duty will return to India on Friday, the Italian government said in a statement, reversing a previous decision not to send them back to face trial after a home visit. “The Italian government requested and received written assurances from the Indian authorities … Continue reading