Tag Archives: Italy

Italian marines to be tried under Act that carries death penalty – The Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Centre has decided that the two Italian marines, accused of killing two Kerala fishermen in February 2012, will be tried under Article 3 of the SUA Act which attracts death penalty if convicted. The home ministry gave sanction to the National Investigating Agency (NIA) for the purpose, repudiating its own commitment to […]

Italy warns India of consequences if marines face death – GazzettaDelSud

Italy vowed ‘countermeasures’ Friday against India if reports were confirmed that the government there was considering the death penalty as a possible punishment for two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen. Only a day after official assurances to the contrary, Indian newspaper The Hindustan Times reported that India’s anti-terrorist National Investigation Agency (NIA) […]

Italian Navy gets $7.8 billion to acquire 10 new ships by Defence IQ Press

The Italian Navy has plans to build 10 new ships over the next decade with an investment of €5.8 billion ($7.8 billion) out of the national budget, Navy chief Adm. Giuseppe De Giorgi told Defense News in an interview. De Giorgi expects the funds will cover the acquisition of eight multipurpose ships, one amphibious ship […]

Italian Navy en route to Africa and the Middle East | DefenceWeb

A fleet of Italian Navy (Marina Militare) vessels led by the aircraft carrier Cavour today set off on an unusual trip around the Middle East and Africa that will combine crew training and diplomacy with a privately funded sales trip for Italian industry. The Cavour, loaded with sales teams from defence companies such as Finmeccanica, […]

Italian coast guards rescue 700 migrants as EU leaders promise action – CNN.com

Italian coast guards rescued nearly 700 people in five separate operations overnight around the island of Lampedusa, they said Friday. News of the rescue operations came as European Union leaders were meeting in Brussels, Belgium, for a summit at which the issue of migration was high on the agenda. The deaths of more than 300 […]

Revealed: Mafia’s prime role in human-trafficking misery – Europe – World – The Independent

The role of Italian mobsters in human trafficking – of the kind that saw more than 350 African migrants perish off the coast of Lampedusa in a single boat disaster earlier this month – has been laid bare by police. Members of Mafia organisations work with crime syndicates in Egypt to charge would-be illegal immigrants […]

Lampedusa migrant crisis: Sicily declares emergency – BBC News

The governor of Sicily has declared a state of emergency because of the large numbers of migrants it is having to deal with. The order will release funds for aid workers helping the now daily arrivals of hundreds of migrants from Africa and Syria. Italian officials say 370 migrants were rescued from three boats in […]