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The Arma dei Carabinieri is the national gendarmerie of Italy, policing both the military and civilian populations. The Carabinieri is now a branch of the armed forces (alongside the Army, Navy and Air Force), thus ending their long standing role as the first corps of the Italian army. - Source: Wikipedia
An unemployed bricklayer shot two Italian policemen in a crowded square outside the premier's office Sunday just as the nation's new government was being sworn in, investigators said.
Italian police say they have arrested nine cardiologists accused of performing unauthorized experimental treatments on patients.
Italian police have recovered a statue head believed to be of the mother of Roman emperor Nero _ artwork that was stolen more than two decades ago from the ruins of Pompeii.
Austrian officials inspected supermarkets on Monday for Spanish vegetables suspected of contamination with a potentially fatal bacteria that has sickened hundreds of Europeans. In Germany, the death toll from the outbreak rose to 11.
Police on Tuesday confirmed a link between Italian and Greek anarchists, saying the Italian group that sent parcel bombs to three Rome embassies was responding to an appeal from a Greek counterpart to step up attacks.
A package bomb was found at the Greek Embassy in Rome on Monday, four days after similar mail bombs exploded at two other embassies and injured two people. The device was defused, and no one was injured.
Anti-mafia prosecutors claimed a major victory over the powerful and growing 'ndrangheta crime syndicate, infiltrating intimate weddings, baptisms and other gatherings to gather information that led to the arrests Friday of 305 people, including top bosses, and the seizure of more than $75 million worth of cash and property.