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France, Germany and Italy call for end to Libya fighting

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France, Germany and Italy on Thursday called on forces in Libya to cease fighting and for outside parties to stop any interference in a...

Italy considering sale of two FREMM frigates to Egypt

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Italy is considering the sale of two FREMM frigates to Egypt, months after it was reported the two countries were close to signing a...

Production cuts coming for ATR

Franco-Italian turboprop maker ATR is the latest aircraft manufacturer to prepare for production cuts due to the coronavirus crisis, with its chief executive telling...

Released Italian aid worker safely home

Silvia Romano, an Italian aid worker kidnapped 18 months ago in East Africa, landed in Rome at the weekend a day after being freed. Gunmen...

Italy impounds migrant rescue ships

The Italian coastguard impounded two charity rescue boats at Palermo port citing “technical and operational” irregularities, which the owners denounc as an excuse to...

Italy orders coronavirus tests on boat migrants

Italy ordered migrants on a rescue ship off its coast quarantined on another vessel to test for the coronavirus instead of allowing disembarkation. The Alan...

Italy closes ports to migrant vessels

Italian ports cannot be considered safe because of the coronavirus epidemic and charity migrant boats will not be allow to dock government ruled. The decision...

Egypt, Italy in talks on possible FREMM buy

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The Egyptian Navy is said to be close to purchasing a pair of European Multi-Purpose Frigate (FREMM) warships from Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. On 4 February,...

Ocean Viking allowed to port in Italy

A charity ship carrying people rescued in the Mediterranean said it had permission to dock in Italy as European governments tried to agree where...

Embarrassing Italian foreign policy

Italy scrambled to salvage diplomatic credibility on Thursday after its bid to play a central role in resolving Libya’s long-running conflict derailed, revealing failures...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...