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A veteran served in Italy with the anti-aircraft artillery battalion

The late Virgil Shikles was raised near Enon, Missouri, and enlisted in the US Army during World War II. He trained as a member of the radar team and served in Italy during the war. The late Virgil Shikles was… Continue Reading →

Air Italy Scales Back Intercontinental Network

Less than a year after Qatar Airways with its 49 per cent shareholder and with a daring plan had deployed a fleet of about 50 aircraft in 2022, Air Italy seems to be reducing its ambition to quickly build a… Continue Reading →

A survivor questioned in a plane crash in Italy

Seven people died in a plane crash on a glacier prized by off – piste skiers in the northwestern Alps of Italy while a casualty is being investigated. The accident, involving a helicopter and a small plane, took place on… Continue Reading →

Latest News: Italy sends plane to Bolivia to flee

Latest news on Italian fugitive activist Cesare Battisti, detained in Bolivia (all times): 11:20 A police colonel in Bolivia said that an Italian leftist activist convicted of murder in his home country nearly three decades ago had been handed over… Continue Reading →

Italy sends plane to Bolivia to seize fugitive Battisti

ROME – An Italian left-wing activist sentenced for murder in his home country nearly three decades ago was arrested in Bolivia, authorities said Sunday, thereby stalling one of the country's most in Italy to call a fugitive Justice. A few… Continue Reading →

Italy sends plane to communist militant Cesare Battisti, captured in Bolivia after decades of flight

ROME – Italy sent a plane to Bolivia on Sunday to find fugitive left-wing activist Cesare Battisti after his capture nearly three decades after being convicted of murder in his home country. This development paves the way for the decisive… Continue Reading →

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