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Italy calls for no repeat of ‘Iraq mistake’ in Libya

CERNOBBIO, Italy — Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini on Sunday urged the international community and the new Libyan authorities to avoid making the same “big mistake” as in Iraq. “If somebody used to work for the regime but has no blood on his hands, why destroy all the structure, all…

Italy calls for an end to NATO’s bombing campaign in Libya

ROME (AFP) – Italy called for a suspension of hostilities in Libya on Wednesday in the latest sign of dissent within NATO as the civilian death toll mounts and Moamer Kadhafi shows no signs of quitting power. “We have seen the effects of the crisis and therefore also of NATO…

New docs could mean end of line for Berlusconi

ROME (Reuters) – Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi faced more pressure to resign on Thursday after magistrates issued new documents with fresh details of erotic parties, some with under-age girls, and of his gifts to participants. The center-left opposition said the new documents made his position “untenable” and said he should…

EU fears for citizens in Libya

BRUSSELS — European governments faced mounting fears for their citizens in Libya on Monday as Tripoli warned of civil war, but cracks remained on how to deal with veteran leader Moamer Kadhafi. After a deadly crackdown on revolutionary protesters, events took an increasingly violent turn with Libyan state television headquarters…

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