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  1. News - World - ITALY

    Italian police say they have first video footage of mafia initiation rites

    Posted Nov 19th 2014, 11:03pm by AFP

    ... with under a fast-track trial procedure which would do away with preliminary hearings. Additional reporting by Associated Press ...

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    L'Aquila earthquake scientists cleared of manslaughter for failing to predict it

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 09:02pm by AFP

    ... Scientists around the world reacted with outrage, since there is no known way to reliably predict earthquakes. After a month-long appeal trial in the mountain town east of Rome, the verdict ...

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    Jose Mourinho unwitting player in Cesare Pagano’s mafia murder trial

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 09:00pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Mourinho unwitting player in mafia trial An Italian mafia gangster is basing his appeal against a conviction for murdering a fellow mobster on photographs that show his associate was with Portuguese football manager Jose Mourinho at the time. Cesare Pagano was convicted to life in prison for shooting dead Carmine Amoruso, 43, in 2006 in a bingo hall ...

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    Italy’s former prime minister Berlusconi back in court for bribery in new trial

    Posted Feb 11th 2014, 11:11am by Agence France-Presse in Naples

    ... political party in 2006 Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi faces his latest trial starting on Tuesday in Naples for allegedly bribing a senator to join his party’s ranks, even as he ... Italy of Values party, to join his People of Freedom party and help undermine the centre-left government in power at the time. A former Berlusconi aide, Valter Lavitola, is also on trial ...

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    Bias claims after judge in Amanda Knox trial talks to Italian media

    Posted Feb 03rd 2014, 09:38pm by AGENCIES

    ... have worked against him. "It's the defendant's right, but it certainly deprived the process of a voice," Nencini was quoted as saying. Knox did not appear at the trial ... town of Perugia. As the case has moved through the court system, prosecutors have offered differing explanations for the killing, asserting in the first trial that Kercher was killed when ...

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    Survivors of Costa Concordia shipwreck rally as trial begins

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 02:11am by AFP

    ... shipwreck staged a protest yesterday on the second anniversary of the tragedy outside the trial of the luxury liner's captain, saying more blame should be put on the ship's owner, Costa Crociere, Italian media reported. A few dozen protesters rallied in Grosseto in Tuscany, near the courtroom where Francesco Schettino is on trial for manslaughter and allegedly abandoning the ship ...

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    Moldovan dancer tells Italy shipwreck trial she was captain's lover

    Posted Oct 30th 2013, 12:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Grosseto, Italy Dancer tells court she was lover of captain charged with manslaughter Italian shipwreck trial turns salacious A Moldovan dancer who had been on the bridge of the Costa Concordia cruise ship when it crashed into a reef off Italy electrified the captain’s manslaughter trial on Tuesday by testifying reluctantly that the two were lovers. Domnica ...

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    Silvio Berlusconi faces trial for bribing ex-senator De Gregorio to switch sides

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 05:08am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Former prime minister accused of trying to get senator tied to Hong Kong case to join party Berlusconi facing trial for bribery An Italian judge yesterday ordered Silvio Berlusconi to stand trial for bribing a senator to join his party's ranks, in the latest legal setback for the former prime minister. Berlusconi was formally charged along ...

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    Italian court clears Silvio Berlusconi of underage-sex charge

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 01:11am by AFP

    ... a Forza Italia senator, said. Berlusconi is not in the clear from legal woes just yet as he is currently on trial for allegedly bribing a senator in 2006 to join his party and destabilise a centre-left government. In another case, prosecutors have requested that he face trial on suspicion of paying off a pimp to provide false testimony in an investigation on prostitutes who attended ...

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    Final voyage of the Costa Concordia: ship to be broken up and its parts recycled

    Posted Jul 28th 2014, 04:32am by AFP

    ... in a lifeboat while passengers threw themselves into the sea. Schettino is on trial for manslaughter, causing a shipwreck, and abandoning the vessel before all passengers had evacuated.   JOURNEY'S ... Crociere, the ship's owner, which on January 27 agrees to pay uninjured passengers at least €11,000 (HK$115,000) each in compensation. September 13: A pre-trial report says Costa may have ...




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