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Italy demands justice for slain student, Egypt rejects accusations

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ROME/CAIRO Italy demanded on Monday that Egypt catch and punish those responsible for the death of a student found tortured by a roadside in Cairo, and the Egyptian government dismissed suggestions its security services could have been involved.

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Dozens mourn slain Italian student at Cairo embassy 06 Feb 2016

CAIRO Dozens of people gathered at the Italian embassy in Cairo on Saturday to mourn the Italian student Giulio Regeni, whose body was found half naked at a roadside with what a senior Egyptian prosecutor has said were cigarette burns and other signs of torture.

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Italian student killed in Egypt criticised Cairo government in articles 05 Feb 2016

ROME An Italian student found dead by a roadside in Cairo with cigarette burns and other signs of torture on his body had written articles critical of the Egyptian government, according to the Italian newspaper that published them.

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Body of Italian student shows signs of torture - Egyptian officials 04 Feb 2016

CAIRO The body of an Italian student who went missing in Cairo was found half naked by the roadside with cigarette burns and other signs of torture, a senior Egyptian prosecutor said on Thursday.

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Milan prosecutors looking into Hitachi's Ansaldo STS deal - sources 04 Feb 2016

MILAN Milan prosecutors are looking into Hitachi's agreement to buy a 40 percent stake in Ansaldo STS from Italian defence group Finmeccanica at 9.5 euros per share, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

Italy to send 130 military personnel to Iraq to recover wounded 04 Feb 2016

ROME Italy will send a team specialised in treating war wounded to Iraq as it prepares to send troops to guard Mosul dam maintenance workers, Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti said on Thursday.

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Vodafone says recovery in Europe still on track 04 Feb 2016

LONDON Mobile phone company Vodafone delivered its sixth consecutive quarter of underlying revenue growth on Thursday, as Germany and Italy led an improvement in Europe, its biggest regional business.

Italian student missing in Egypt likely dead - Italian foreign ministry 03 Feb 2016

CAIRO An Italian student from Britain's Cambridge University who went missing last week in Cairo is likely dead, the Italian foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

Italian police seize olives 'brightened' with copper sulphate 03 Feb 2016

ROME Italian police have seized 85,000 tonnes of green olives treated with copper sulphate to brighten their colour, and thousands of tonnes of foreign olive oil being passed off as "Made in Italy".

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Ryanair says to cut Italian routes, jobs, blames government passenger tax 02 Feb 2016

ROME European budget airline Ryanair said on Tuesday it will cut routes and jobs in Italy later this year as a result of a 40 percent increase in passenger departure taxes.

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Russian firepower helps Syrian forces edge towards Turkey border

BEIRUT/ONCUPINAR, Turkey The Syrian army advanced towards the Turkish border on Monday in a major offensive backed by Russia and Iran that rebels say now threatens the future of their nearly five-year-old insurrection against President Bashar al-Assad. | Video