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G20, Coronavirus, eastern Mediterranean focus of Conte-Erdogan talks

Italy's G20 presidency priorities, global issues around the COVID-19 pandemic and tensions between Turkey and Greece over energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean were the focus of Italy's premier Giuseppe Conte's phone talks with Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Conte's office said on Friday in a statement.

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Outgoing envoy Eisenberg hails US-Italy unity

Outgoing United States ambassador to Italy Lewis Eisenberg on Friday lauded his country's historic bond with Italy, "especially in times of crisis" as well the "steady leadership" provided by president Sergio Mattarella.

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Govt 'closely following' case of Italian murdered in Spain

Foreign minister Luigi Di Maio and justice minister Alfonso Bonafede are urging Spain's authorities to ensure "a rapid conclusion" to the upcoming trial of two Russians accused of beating to death Italian tourist Niccolo Ciatti outside a disco in northeast Spain in 2017, Di Maio said on Friday.

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Yemen facing famine says WFP chief Beasley

Famine is looming in war-wracked Yemen, where 16 million people - over half the population - already don't know where their next meal is coming from, David Beasley, Rome-based UN World Food Programme chief, stated on Thursday.

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Italian woman to head Libya EUBAM mission

Italian national Natalina Cea will from 1 February lead the European Union's Border Assistance Mission (EUBAM) in Libya, the EU's top decision-making body said in a statement on Thursday.

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Bahrain, Eni team up on soil, water, waste recovery

Italian major Eni's environmental company Rewind and Bahrain's National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) have agreed to expand their cooperation to cover water, soil and landfill management and waste repurposing, Eni said in a statement on Thursday.

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World is watching Italy as govt plunged into crisis- Di Maio

Foreign minister Luigi Di Maio on Thursday warned "the world is watching" Italy after ex-premier Matteo Renzi pulled his Italia Viva party's ministers from the centre-left coalition government, triggering a political crisis amid a sharp Coronavirus surge and economic recession.

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Mediterranean's stability focus of Maio-Dendias talks

The Mediterranean region's stability and boosting flourishing economic relations between Italy and Greece were at the centre of talks in Rome on Wednesday between foreign minister Luigi Di Maio and his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

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UN refugee chief Grandi praises Portugal

Wrapping up his first visit to Portugal, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi lauded the country’s "exemplary" refugee policies, UNHCR said in a statement.

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New UN envoy to Libya 'urgent' - Italy

Naming a new UN envoy to Libya is crucial to its stabilisation and unification, as is respecting the permanent ceasefire inked in October and accelerating UN-mediated political dialogue, Italy's foreign minister Luigi Di Maio told deputy premier Ahmed Maitig.

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Italy, Libya 'mulling prisoner exchanges'

The "general principle" of swapping prisoners was on the agenda at during talks in Rome between Italy's interior minister Luciana Lamorgese and Libya's deputy premier Ahmed Maitig, he wrote on Facebook late Tuesday.

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WFP seeks $35m to avert famine in Madagascar

The UN World Food Programme on Tuesday appealed for 35 million dollars for Madagascar, where drought and a COVID-19 induced recession have doubled the number of hungry in recent months and malnutrition is escalating.

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Govt congratulates Martina on new job as FAO No. 2

Italy's regional affairs minister Vincenzo Amendola on Tuesday welcomed the appointment of former agriculture minister Maurizio Martina as the Rome-based United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation's second-in-command.

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