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Francesca Trianni

Italian PM Letta to meet president as political crisis mounts

Sep 26 2013

NEW YORK/ROME Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta returns from a visit to New York on Friday to face the threat of a government collapse following renewed threats from Silvio Berlusconi's center-right party to pull out of his fragile coalition.

Italian PM Letta to meet president as political crisis mounts

Sep 26 2013

NEW YORK/ROME Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta returns from a visit to New York on Friday to face the threat of a government collapse following renewed threats from Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right party to pull out of his fragile coalition.

Lively New York mayoral primary race goes down to the wire

Sep 10 2013

NEW YORK New York City voters wrestled with antiquated voting machines and emergency ballots on Tuesday in an election to choose candidates hoping to succeed three-term Mayor Michael Bloomberg in running the most populous city in the United States.

New Yorkers vote in lively mayoral primary race

Sep 10 2013

NEW YORK New Yorkers were voting on Tuesday for a candidate to succeed Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a primary election that began with complaints that bulky 1960s-era mechanical voting machines had broken down, forcing people to use emergency ballots.

Judge names research group chief to help reform New York police 'stop and frisk' policy

Sep 04 2013

NEW YORK A federal judge on Wednesday named the head of a nonprofit group to help the New York City Police Department reform its controversial "stop-question-and-frisk" policy, after ruling that aspects of the crime-fighting tactic were unconstitutional.

New York City Council approves curbs on police power

Aug 22 2013

NEW YORK The New York City Council defied Mayor Michael Bloomberg on the issue of police power on Thursday, overturning his veto on a measure to curb the stop-and-frisk policy that he argues is necessary to fight crime.

Elderly son of heiress Brooke Astor to plea for parole

Aug 19 2013

NEW YORK Brooke Astor's 89-year-old son, in prison for swindling his late philanthropist mother, is slated to appear before the New York State Parole Board this week to seek an early medical release, a Department of Corrections spokeswoman said on Monday.

Elderly son of heiress Brooke Astor to plea for parole

Aug 19 2013

NEW YORK Brooke Astor's 89-year-old son, in prison for swindling his late philanthropist mother, is slated to appear before the New York State Parole Board this week to seek an early medical release, a Department of Corrections spokeswoman said on Monday.

New York City mayor says fingerprints should be used to access public housing

Aug 16 2013

NEW YORK New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Friday that fingerprint technology should be used to admit residents to city-run housing projects as a way of increasing security.

Spitzer rival in NYC race taunts him over prostitution scandal

Aug 09 2013

NEW YORK Eliot Spitzer's rival in the Democratic race for New York City comptroller repeatedly raised the prostitution scandal that forced Spitzer to resign as New York's governor during Friday's televised debate, despite having vowed to avoid it.

World News

U.S. raises pressure on Maduro via sanctions, aid airlift

The United States ratcheted up pressure on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday by sanctioning some of his top security officials and the head of the state oil company, and unveiling plans to airlift over 200 tons of aid to the Colombian border.